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LIST OF ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

A

ACRONYM ­
AO Area of Operations
AOR Area of Responsibility
APL Assistant Patrol Leader
AW Automatic Weapons Man

B

ACRONYM ­
BLS Beach Landing Site

C

ACRONYM ­
Command and Control
CARVER Criticality, Accessibility, Recuperability, Vulnerability, Effect on Populace, and Recognizability
CAS Close Air Support
CASHWORTH Conserve energy, Always test holds, Stand upright on flexed joints, Hands kept low, handholds should be waist to shoulder high, Watch your feet, On three points of contact, Rhythmic movement, Think ahead, and Heels kept lower than toes and inboard.
COLD Keep clothing Clean, avoid Overheating, wear clothing loose and Layered, and keep clothing Dry.
COMSEC Communications Security
CSAR Combat Search and Rescue
CSST Combat Service Support Team
CT Counterterroism
CW Continuous Wave

D

ACRONYM ­
DA Direct Action
DF Direction Finding
DZ Drop Zone

E

ACRONYM ­
E&E Escape and Evasion
E&R Escape and Recovery
EEI Essential Elements if Information
ELINT Electronic Inteligence
EOD Explosive Ordance Disposal
EP Extraction Point
EPW Enemy Prisoners of War
EW Electronic Warfare

F

ACRONYM ­
FAC Forward Air Controller
FID Foreign Internal Defense
FOB Forward Operating Base
FRP Final Reference Point
FT Fire Team

G

ACRONYM ­
G or GN Grenadier
GPS Global Positioning System
GOTWA Going - Where are you going and what you are going to do
Other - Who you are taking with you
Time - Maximum amount of time you will be gone
What if - What the person in charge will do, if you don't come back
Actions - Actions to be taken by each element upon enemy contact

H

ACRONYM ­
HEDP High Explosive Dual Purpose
HF High Frequency
HM Hospital Coprsman

I

ACRONYM ­
IAD Immediate Action Drill
IR Infared
IRP Intial Rally Point

L

ACRONYM ­
LP Listening Post
LTD Laser Target Designator
LUP Lay-up Point
LZ Landing Zone

M

ACRONYM ­
MCT Mobile Communications Team
MEDEVAC Medical Evacuation
METT-TC Mission, Enemy, Terrain, Troops, Time Available and Civilian considerations

N

ACRONYM ­
NAVSOF Navy Special Operations Forces
NGFS Naval Gunfire Support
NSWG Naval Special Warfare Group

O

ACRONYM ­
OCOKA Observation and Fields of Fire, Cover and Concealment, Obstacles, Key Terrain, and Avenues of Approach
OP Observation Post
OPDEC Operational Deception
OPSEC Operational Secuirty
ORP Objective Rally Point
OTC Officer in Tactical Command
OTB Over the Beach

P

ACRONYM ­
PC Platoon Commander
PL Patrol Leader
PLO Patrol Leader's Order
POW Prisoner of War
PT Point Man

R

ACRONYM ­
R or RF Rifleman
ROE Rules of Engagement
RP Rally Point
RS Rear Security
RTO Radio Telephone Operator

S

ACRONYM ­
SBU Special Boat Unit
SDV Seal Delivery Vehicle
SEAL Sea Air Land
SLLS Stop, Look, Listen and Smell
SO Special Operations
SOC Special Operations Command
SOF Special Operations Forces
SOP Standing Operating Procedure
SPECOPS Special Operations
SR Special Reconnaissance
SURVIVAL Size up the situation, Undue hast makes waste, Remember where you are, Vanquish fear and panic, Improvise/Improve, Value living, Act like the natives, and Learn basic skills

T

ACRONYM ­
TA Target Analysis
TIP Target Information Package
TOT Time on Target
TTP Tactics, Techniques and Procedures
TU Task Unit

U

ACRONYM ­
UHF Ultra High Frequency
USSOCOM Unites States Special Operations Command
UW Unconventional Warfare

V

ACRONYM ­
VHF Very High Frequency

W

ACRONYM ­
WP White Phosphorous

X

ACRONYM ­
XRP Extraction Rally Point