ST 6-50-60 Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for



ACP allied communication publication

ACK Acknowledgment

ADA air defense artillery

ADAM area denial artillery munitions

adapt adapter

admin/log administration and logistics (radio net)

AF adjust fire

AFCS automatic fire control system

AFSO aerial fire support observer

ALOG administration and logistics area

ALOC administration and logistics operations center

AMC at my command

ammo ammunition

amp amplifier

APICM antipersonnel improved conventional munitions

APU auxiliary power unit

ARV ammunition resupply vehicle

ASL authorized stockage list

ASP ammunition supply point

ATC ammunition team chief

ATHDB automatic transmission howitzer data base

ATHS airborne target hand-over system

ATP ammunition transfer point


BAO battalion ammunition officer

BAT be advised that (AFCS message)

BB basebleed

BC battery commander

BCS battery computer system

BCU battery computer unit

BIT built-in test

BITE built-in test equipment


bn battalion

BOC battery operations center

BSA brigade support area

BSOC battalion supply operations center

btry battery

BUCS backup computer system


C2 command and control

CATV carrier, ammunition, tracked vehicle: M992 (also called FAASV)

cbt combat

C-E communications-electronics

CEP circular error probable

CEWI combat electronics warfare and intelligence

cmd command (radio net)

CMF career management field

CNR combat net radio

COLT combat observation/lasing team

comm communications

COMSEC communications security

CONOPS continuous operations

CP command post

CPH Copperhead

CS chief of section

CSS combat service support

CVC combat vehicle crewman

C3 command, control, and communication


DAP distant aiming point

DBR data base recording

df deflection

DIVARTY division artillery

DMD digital message device

DPICM dual-purpose improved conventional munitions

DRU dynamic reference unit

DS direct support

DTG date-time group




ea each

EA emergency action

ECCM electronic counter-countermeasures

EOL end of the orienting line

EW electronic warfare


1SG first sergeant

FA field artillery

FAASV field artillery ammunition support vehicle:M992 (also called CATV)

FASCAM family of scatterable mines

FC fire control

FD fire direction (radio net)

FDC fire direction center

FDO fire direction officer

FFE fire for effect

FIST fire support team

FLOT forward line of own troops

FM frequency modulated or fire mission

FO forward observer

FPF final protective fire

FSCL fire support coordination line

FSCM fire support control measures

FSCOORD fire support coordinator

FSE fire support element

FSL field storage location

FSO fire support officer


gen generator

GS general support

GSG gunnery sergeant


HB high burst

HCBE hexachloroethane (smoke), base eject

HE high explosive

HEMTT heavy expanded-mobility tactical truck

HHB headquarters and headquarters battery

HIP howitzer improvement program

HMMWV high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle

HQ headquarters


IAW in accordance with

ICOM integrated communications security

IEW intelligence and electronic warfare

illum illuminating

IPB intelligence preparation of the battlefield


JMEMS joint munitions effectiveness manual


km kilometer

kn pt known point

kw kilowatt


LIC low-intensity conflict

LP listening post

LZ landing zone

LRU line replaceable unit


MAPS modular azimuth positioning system

MBL mean burst location

MCS microclimate conditioning system

MDS meteorological data system

met meteorology

METL mission essential task list

METT-T mission, enemy, terrain, troops, and time available

MFKT mobile field kitchen trailer

MHE material handling equipment

mHz megahertz

MLRS multiple launch rocket system

mm millimeter

MPI mean point of impact

MRE meals, ready to eat

MSE mobile subscriber equipment

MSR main supply route

MTLR moving-target-locating radar

MTOE modification tables of organization and equipment

MV muzzle velocity

MVV muzzle velocity variation


NASP nuclear ammunition supply point

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NBC nuclear, biological, chemical

NCOIC noncommissioned officer in charge

NCS net control station

NFA no-fire area

NLT not later than

NSN national stock number


O&I operations and intelligence

OIC officer in charge

OP observation post

OPCON operational control



pantel panoramic telescope

PA power amplifier

PADS position and azimuth determining system

PAL permissive action link

PCB printed circuit board

PDU power distribution unit

PE probable error

PLL prescribed load list

plt platoon

plt ldr platoon leader

plt sgt platoon sergeant

PMCS preventive maintenance checks and services

POC platoon operations center

POL petroleum, oils and lubricants

PTM plaintext message

pwr power


QE quadrant elevation


R3SP rearm, refuel, resupply, and survey control point

RAAMS remote antiarmor mine system

RAM reliability, survivability, and maintainability

RAP rocket-assisted projectile

RATELO radiotelephone operator

RF radio frequency

rpm revolutions per minute

RSO reconnaissance, selection, and occupation of position

RT receiver-transmitter


SADARM sense and destroy armor

SCP survey control point

SIMO simultaneous observation

SINCGARS single-channel ground and airborne radio system

SOI signal operation instructions

SOP standard operating procedure

SP self-propelled

SPCE survey planning and coordination element

svc service

SW special weapons

SWO special weapons officer


TA target acquisition

TACFIRE tactical fire direction system

TFK tactical field kitchen

tgt target

ti time

TM technical manual

TMDE test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment

TOC tactical operations center

TOE tables of organization and equipment

TOT time on target

TRADOC United States Army Training and Doctrine Command

TSOP tactical standing operating procedures

TTP tactics, techniques, and procedures


UAV unmanned aerial vehicle

UMCP unit maintenance collection point

UTE unable to execute (AFCS message)


veh vehicle

VFMED variable format message entry device

VHF very high frequency

VT variable time (fuze)


w with

WLR weapons-locating radar

WP white phosphorus


XO executive officer


ZUPT zero velocity update