Acronyms and Abbreviations

ADAPT — Active Duty Assistance Program Team
ADSW — Active Duty for Special Work
AOC — Aviation Officer Candidate
APO — Army and Air Force Post Office
ASAP — As soon as possible
AT — Annual Training
AWOL — Absent without leave

BAH — Basic Allowance for Housing
BAS — Basic Allowance for Subsistence
BEQ — Bachelor Enlisted Quarters
BUMED — Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
BUPERS — Bureau of Naval Personnel

CACP — Casualty Assistance Calls Program
CACO — Casualty Assistance Calls Officer
CHINFO — Chief of Information
CIAC — Command Individual Augmentee Coordinator
CMDCM — Command Master Chief
CNAFR — Commander Naval Air Force Reserve
CNIC — Commander, Navy Installations Command
CNO — Chief of Naval Operations
CNP — Chief of Naval Personnel
CNR — Chief of Naval Reserve
CNRFC — Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command
CO — Commanding Officer
COB — Chief of the Boat
COLA — Cost of Living Allowance
COMRATS — Commuted Rations
CONUS — Continental United States
CPO — Chief Petty Officer

DEERS — Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System
DOD — Department of Defense
DoDDS — Department of Defense Dependents Schools
DoDEA — Department of Defense Education Activity

EAOS — End of Active Obligated Service
EFMP — Exceptional Family Member Program
ESGR — Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
ETA — Estimated time of arrival
ETD — Estimated time of departure

FPO — Fleet Post Office
FITREP — Fitness Report
FMF — Fleet Marine Force
FRO — Family Readiness Officer
FFSC — Fleet and Family Support Center
FTS — Full-Time Support

HQMC — Headquarters, Marine Corps

IDC — Independent Duty Corpsman
IDC — Information Dominance Corps
IDT — Inactive Duty Training
IDTT — Inactive Duty Training Travel
IRR — Individual Ready Reserve

JAG — Judge Advocate General (lawyer)
JCS — Joint Chiefs of Staff
JFSAP — Joint Family Support Assistance Program
JNROTC — Junior Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps

KVN — Key Volunteer Network

LDO — Limited Duty Officer

MCAS — Marine Corps Air Station
MCPON — Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
MEB — Marine Expeditionary Brigade
MEF — Marine Expeditionary Force
MEU — Marine Expeditionary Unit
MOS — Military Occupational Specialty
MWR — Morale, Welfare, and Recreation

NAS — Naval Air Station
NAVFAC — Naval Facility
NAVSTA — Naval Station
NCO — Noncommissioned Officer
NECC — Navy Expeditionary Combat Command
NEX — Navy Exchange
NFAAS — Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System
NLSO — Naval Legal Service Office
NMC — Naval Medical Command
NMCB — Naval Mobile Construction Battalion
NOSC — Navy Operational Support Center
NROTC — Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
NSF — Naval Support Facility

OCNR — Office of the Chief of the Navy Reserve
OCS — Officer Candidate School
OMBUDSMAN — Official liaison between a command and its families
OOD — Officer of the Deck
OSO — Operational Support Officer
OPNAV — Office of Chief of Naval Operations
OSD — Office of the Secretary of Defense
OCONUS — Outside Continental United States

PAO — Public Affairs Officer
PCO — Prospective Commanding Officer
PCS — Permanent Change of Station
POC — Point of Contact
POD — Plan of the Day
POE — Port of Embarkation
POW — Plan of the Week
PSD — Personnel Support Detachment
PXO — Prospective Executive Officer

RC — Reserve Component
RCC — Reserve Component Command

SADT — Special Active Duty for Training
SATO — Scheduled Airlines Ticket Office
SBP — Survivors Benefit Plan
SEA — Senior Enlisted Advisor
SEL — Senior Enlisted Leaders
SECDEF — Secretary of Defense
SECNAV — Secretary of the Navy
SGLI — Servicemen’s Group Life Insurance
SITREP — Situation Report
SMCR — Selected Marine Corps Reserve
SOPA — Senior Officer Present Afloat

TAD — Temporary Additional Duty
TAMP — Transition Assistance Management Program
TBD — To be determined
TLA — Temporary Lodging Allowance
TO — Transportation Office
TRICARE — Health Care Program for the Uniformed Services

UA — Unauthorized Absence
UCMJ — Uniformed Code of Military Justice

VA — Department of Veterans’ Affairs

WO — Warrant Officer

XO — Executive Officer