Military Acronyms

Every once in a while when I see a list of acronyms I can’t help but scan it to see if I know them all. Do YOU? (Just so that you know: I didn’t know them ALL)

I have compiled a list of popular acronyms below.  For a very detailed list check out Military Acronyms Glossary.

AB Air Base
ACOR Alternative Contracting Officer Representative
ACS American Community Survey
ADP Automated Data Processing
ADS Automated Disbursing System
ADSN Accounting and Disbursing Station Number
AEA Actual Expense Allowance
AEA Actual Expense Authorization
AFB Air Force Base
AFTD Authorized Federal Travel Directory
AIS Automated Information System
AMC Air Mobility Command
AMEX American Express
ANG Air National Guard
AO Authorizing Official
APC Agency Program Coordinator
ARNG Army National Guard
ATM Automated Teller Machine
BAH Basic Allowance for Housing
BAQ Basic Allowance for Quarters
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics
BOA Bank of America
BOQ Bachelor Office’s Quarters
BQ Bachelor Quarters
BRAC Base Realignment and Closure
BX Base Exchange
CA Certification Authority
CAC Common Access Card
CAPI Cryptographic Application Programming Interface
CBA Centrally Billed Account
CBCA Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
CBT Computer Based Training
CCG Conuty Cost Group
CCP Contract City Pair
CCV Charge Card Vendor
CDC Central Data Center
CDRL Contract Data Requirement List
CDS Centralized Disbursing System
CDW Collision Damage Waiver
CEFT Corporate Electronic Funds Transfer
CES Consumer Expenditure Survey
CGI Common Gateway Interface
CIR Change Implementation Request
CMDS Computer Misuse Detection System
CN Common Name
CO Certifying Officer  
COI Critical Operational Issues  
COL Certifying Officer Legislation  
COLA Cost of Living Allowance  
Comp Gen Comptroller General of the United States  
CONOPS Concepts of Operations  
CONUS Continental United States  
CONUS COLA Continental United States Cost of Living Allowance  
COR Contracting Officer Representative  
COTS Commercial Off the Shelf  
CP Change Proposal  
CPI Consumer Price Index  
CR Change Request  
CRAF Civil Reserve Air Fleet  
CRL Certificate Revocation List  
CRS Computerized Reservation System  
CTD Civilian Travel Determination  
CTO Commercial Travel Office  
CTW Constructed Travel Worksheet (formerly Constructive)  
CUI Common User Interface  
DAC Discretionary Access Control  
DADS Defense Accounting and Disbursing System  
DBMS Data Base Management System  
DBMS Defense Business Management System  
DCO Defense Connect Online  
DDC Defense Distribution Center  
DEBX Defense Electronic Business Exchange  
DEERS Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System  
DFAS Defense Finance and Accounting Service  
DGC Data General Corporation  
DHS Department of Homeland Security  
DII Defense Information Infrastructure  
DISA Defense Information Systems Agency  
DITSCAP DoD IT Security Certification and Accreditation Process  
DLA Dislocation Allowance  
DMDC Defense Manpower Data Center  
DMM Defense Travel Administration Manual  
DN Distinguished Name  
DO Disbursing Officer  
DoD Department of Defense  
DoDD Department of Defense Directive  
DoDFMR Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation  
DOHA Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals  
DR Discrepancy Report  
DS Directory Server  
DSC Defense Supply Center  
DSN Defense Switched Network  
DSSR Department of State Standardized Regulations  
DTA Defense Travel Administrator  
DTA MT DTA Maintenance Tool  
DTC Defense Travel Center  
DTIB Defense Travel Improvement Board  
DTMO Defense Travel Management Office  
DTOD Defense Table of Official Distances  
DTR Defense Transportation Regulation  
DTR Defense Travel Region  
DTR 6 Defense Travel Region 6  
DTS Defense Travel System  
DTSC Defense Travel Steering Committee  
DTST Defense Travel System-Tailored (sites without CTO and/or financial connectivity)  
DWAS Defense Working Capital Fund Accounting System  
EAS Electronic Access System  
ECPN Electronic Commerce Processing Node  
EDI Electronic Data Interchange  
EDI-PI Electronic Data Interchange – Personal Identifier  
EFT Electronic Funds Transfer  
EWTS Enterprise Web Training System  
FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation  
FAS Field Advisory Service  
FASTDATA Fund Administration and Standardized Document Automation  
FDDI Fiber Distributed Data Interface  
FDTA Finance Defense Travel Administrator  
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency  
FICA Federal Insurance Contribution Act  
FIPS Federal Information Processing Standard  
FITW Federal Income Tax Withholding  
FMR Financial Management Regulation  
FMRs Fair Market Rents  
FOIA Freedom of Information Act  
FOP Form of Payment  
FPLP Federal Premiere Lodging Program  
FSA Family Separation Allowance  
FSO Financial Services Officer  
FTP File Transfer Protocol  
FTR Federal Travel Regulation  
GA Group Authorization  
GAFS General Accounting Financial Systems  
GAO Government Accountability Office  
GARS Government Administrative Rate Supplement  
GATES Global Air Transportation Execution System  
GBL Government Bill of Lading  
GC General Counsel  
GDS Global Distribution System  
GEX Global Exchange  
GMR Government Meal Rate  
GPS Global Positioning System  
GSA General Services Administration  
GTA Government Transportation Account  
GTCC Government Travel Charge Card  
GTN Global Transportation Network  
GTR Government Transportation Request  
GUI Graphical User Interface  
HAP Homeowners Assistance Program  
HHG Household Goods  
HTML Hypertext Markup Language  
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol  
HTTPD Hypertext Transfer Protocol Daemon  
HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development  
I&A Identification and Authentication  
IA Information Assurance  
IAP International Airport  
IAVA Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert  
IAW In Accordance With  
IBA Individually Billed Account  
IBOP International Balance of Payments  
IBT Internet-Based Training  
IBT/CBT Internet-Based Training and Computer-Based Training  
ICW In Conjunction With  
ID Identification  
IDL International Date Line  
IDT Inactive Duty Training  
IE Incidental Expenses  
ILT Instruction Led Training  
IMA Individual Mobilization Augmentee  
IOC Initial Operational Capability  
IP Internet Protocol  
IPT Integrated Process Team  
IRR Individual Ready Reserve  
ITA Invitational Travel Authorization  
JAG Judge Advocate General  
JD Joint Determination  
JFTR Joint Federal Travel Regulations  
JITC Joint Interoperability Test Command  
JON Job Order Number  
JTR Joint Travel Regulations  
KO Contracting Officer  
LAN Local Area Network  
LDTA Lead Defense Travel Administrator  
LES Leave and Earnings Statement  
LICWO Leisure in Conjunction with Official Travel  
LIN Line Item Numbers  
LOA Line of Accounting  
LPS Living Pattern Survey  
LPV Live Process Verification  
LQA Living Quarters Allowance  
LRA Local Registration Authority  
LSP Lodging Success Program  
LUT Limited User Test  
LV Local Voucher  
M&IE Meals and Incidental Expenses  
MACOM Major Command (Army)  
MAJCOM Major Command (Air Force)  
MALT Monetary Allowance in Lieu of Transportation  
MAP Military Advisory Pannel  
MASNs Multiple Accountable Station Numbers  
MBA Military Bus Agreement  
MCO Marine Corps Order  
MCO Miscellaneous Charge Order  
MEPS Military Entrace Processing Station  
MHA Military Housing Area  
MHO Military Housing Offices  
MIS Management Information System  
MOR Method of Reimbursement  
MPP Military Personnel Policy  
NCO Non Commissioned Officer  
NDEA Non DTS Entry Agent  
NGMS Northrop Grumman Mission Systems  
NIPRNET Non-secure Internet Protocol Routing Network  
NSA National Security Agency  
OCONUS Outside Continental United States  
ODTA Organizational Defense Travel Administrator  
OHA Overseas Housing Allowance  
OMB Office of Management and Budget  
OPM Office of Personnel Management  
OSD Office of the Secretary of Defense  
OT Operational Test  
OTP One Time Password  
OUSD (C) Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)  
OUSD (P&R) Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness)  
Overseas COLA Overseas Cost of Living Allowance  
P&R Personnel and Readiness  
PAL Privatization of Army Lodging  
PCS Permanent Change of Station  
PD Per Diem Determination  
PDQ Pre-travel Data Query  
PDS Permanent Duty Station  
PDT Permanent Duty Travel  
PDTATAC Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee  
PI Pricing Instructions  
PIN Personnel ID Number  
PKI Public Key Infrastructure  
PLOT Personal Leave with Official Travel  
PMO-DTS Program Management Office-Defense Travel System  
PMR Proportional Meal Rate  
PNR Passenger Name Record  
PPM Personally Procured Move  
PoC Point of Contact  
POC Privately Owned Conveyance  
POD Port of Debarkation  
POE Port of Embarkation  
POS/ACK Positive Acknowledgement  
POV Privately Owned Vehicle  
PPR Post Payment Review  
PSA Personnel Support Activity  
PSC Personnel Service Center  
PSRO Passenger Standing Route Order  
PX Post Exchange (Army)  
QAE Quality Assurance Evaluator  
QRMC Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation  
RA Registration Authority  
RAM Random Access Memory  
RDC Regional Data Center  
RDT&E Research, Development, Test and Evaluation  
RFP Request for Proposal  
RITA Relocation Income Tax Allowance  
RO Routing Official  
ROA Read Only Access  
ROTC Reserve Officer Training Corps  
RPC Retail PMCE Schedule  
RRT Ready Reserve Travel  
S/A Service/Agency  
SA System Administrator  
SABRS Standard Accounting, Budget and Reporting System (USMC)  
SCR System Change Request  
SCT Special Circumstance Travel  
SDDC Surface Deployment and Distribution Command  
SECDEF Secretary of Defense  
SFIS Standard Financial Information Structure  
SI Spendable Income  
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol  
SOMARDS Standard Operations and Maintenance (Army R&D System)  
SPP Scheduled Partial Payment  
SPR System Problem Report  
SRD-1 STANFINS Redesign (disbursing system)  
SSL Secure Sockets Layer  
SSN Social Security Number  
STANFINS Standard Finance Systems (Army)  
STARS Standard Accounting and Reporting System (Navy)  
T2HD Tier 2 Help Desk  
T3HD Tier 3 Help Desk  
TA Travel Authorization  
TAC Travel Assistance Center  
TANUM Travel Authorization Number  
TAOCO Training for Accountable Officials and Certifying Officers  
TAW Tickets are Waiting  
TCP/IP Transport Control Protocol/Internet Protocol  
TCSEC Trusted Computer System Evaluation Criteria  
TDY Temporary Duty  
TLA Temporary Lodging Allowance  
TLE Temporary Lodging Expense  
TMO Traffic Management Office  
TMS Travel Management System  
TMSC Travel Management Service Contractor  
TO Transportation Officer  
TQSE Temporary Quarters Subsistence Expense  
TR Trip Request  
TRAX Travel Explorer  
TSA Transportation Security Administration  
TTRA Travel and Transportation Reform Act  
TTT Train-the-Trainer  
TV Travel Voucher  
U.S.C United States Code  
UI User Interface  
UIN Unique Identification Number  
URL Uniform Resource Locator  
USA United States Army  
USAF United States Air Force  
USAFR United States Air Force Reserve  
USAR United States Army Reserve  
USD Under Secretary of Defense  
USMC United States Marine Corps  
USN United States Navy  
USNR United States Navy Reserve  
VAN Valuated Add Network  
VHA Variable Housing Allowance  
VPN Virtual Private Network  
WAAS Washington Area Allotment System  
WAN Wide Area Network  
WBT Web Based Training  
WTA Withholding Tax Allowance  
WWW World Wide Web  
XML Extensible Markup Language  
YOS Years of Service  

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