Military Acronyms

Military Acronyms: Glossary of 110+ Commonly Used Military Acronyms

Military acronyms!!! An acronym is formed by combining some parts of some other terms. The U.S. military uses many acronyms and slang words. This page provides a useful list of common military acronyms with infographics.

Military Acronyms

Here is the list of the commonly used army and military acronyms with their meanings.

  • CASE – Computer-Aided Software Engineering
  • ACK – Acknowledge
  • DIST – Distance
  • AALC – Amphibious Assault Landing Craft
  • 3M – Maintenance And Material Management (MMM)
  • ADC – Air Data Computer
  • ADSU – Air Direction Sensing Unit
  • CCTT – Command And Control Team Trainer
  • ASD – Assistant Secretary Of Defense
  • CDD – Common Data Dictionary
  • A/A – Air-to-air
  • ASTM – American Society For Testing And Materials
  • AAA – Artifacts, Agents And Activities
  • AIF – Airborne Inhabited Fighter
  • BB – Battleship
  • A/C – Aircraft
  • CJCS – Chairman Of The Joint Chief Of Staff
  • A/S – Airspeed
  • CMS – Cockpit Management System
  • AAA – Anti-aircraft Artillery
  • BAT – Battery
  • AAAA – Army Aviation Association Of America
  • ACFT – Aircraft
  • AAW – Anti-air Warfare
  • ACO – Administrative Contracting Officer
  • AAWBOT – Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Basic Operator Trainer
  • ADS – Automated Data System
  • ABC – Analog Backup Computer
  • CCTDA – Cockpit Control Thrust Drive Actuator
  • ACCS – Advanced Communications Control System
  • ADA – Airborne Data Automation
  • ACLS – Auto Carrier Landing System
  • CMM – Capability Maturity Model
  • ACMS – Air Combat Maneuvering System
  • CLIN – Contract Line Item Number
  • ACMS – Air Combat Maneuvering Simulator
  • CMAN – Configuration Management
  • ACSUBS – Aircraft Subsystems
  • ADA – Air Defense Artillery
  • DNA – Defense Nuclear Agency
  • ADL – Authorized Data List
  • CITIS – Contractor Integrated Technical Information Service
  • AST – Aircraft System Trainer
  • ADPA – American Defense Preparedness Association
  • CLTE – Cost And Lead Time Estimate
  • ADPSO – Automatic Data Processing Security Officer
  • WTHR – Weather
  • DF – Direction Finder
  • ADS – Air Data System
  • EFIS – Electronic Flight Information System
  • ADU – Air Data Unit
  • WST – Weapon System Trainer
  • CDI – Cumulative Damage Indes
  • ADU – Audio Distribution Unit
  • STT – Schedule Training Time
  • AIMS – Altitude Identification And Measuring System
  • CNIU – Communication/navigation Interface Unit
  • AHD – Ahead
  • STVTS – Submarine Tactical Visual Training System
  • ASCII – American Standard Computer Information Interchange
  • FRS – Fleet Readiness Squadron
  • CMVWP – Commander Medium Attack Tactical Warfare Wing Pacific
  • ASDS – Airborne Serial Data System
  • ASSET – Asset Source For Software Engineering Technology
  • CMDS – Cockpit Management Display System
  • ASSY – Assembly
  • CNEWTP – Consolidated Electronic Warfare
  • ASTAB – Auto Status Board
  • PAT – Process Action Team
  • ASW – Anti-submarine Warfare
  • HVR – Hover
  • AZ – Azimuth
  • TCMDR – Troop Commander
  • B – Bottom
  • QUICKSTRIKE – Mine
  • BCM – Beyond Capability Of Maintenance
  • CMR – Configuration Management Review
  • DOD – Department Of Defense
  • BM – Ballistic Missile
  • MDTS – Mcdonnell Douglas Training Systems
  • CM – Configuration Management
  • CC – Configuration Control
  • SWS – Strategic Weapons System
  • CCA – Carrier Controlled Approach
  • DLSC – Defense Logistic Systems Center
  • CCSDSP – Closed Circuit Saturation Diving System
  • CCU – Computer Control Unit
  • CMRS – Calibration/measurement Requirements Summary
  • NVD – Night Vision Device
  • CIS – Case Integration Services
  • SWP – Space, Weight And Power
  • DNS – Doppler Navigation Sensor
  • CIU – Cockpit Interface Unit
  • ICAO – International Civil Aviation Organization
  • MDTS – Mcdonnell Douglas Training Systems
  • DISP – Display
  • PATT – Pattern
  • CLS – Contractor Logistics Support
  • PAX – Passengers
  • QUP – Quantity Per Unit Pack
  • CNI – Comm/nav/iff
  • EFR – Equipment Facility Requirements
  • STRT – Start
  • CKPT – Cockpit
  • STTWG – Submarine Training/trainer Working Group
  • DIVERTR – Diverter
  • CJCS SROE – Chairman Of The Joint Chief Of Staff Standing Rules Of Engagement
  • FRB – Failure Review Board
  • CMSS – Configuration Management Support System
  • CLIP – Configuration Logistic Information Program
  • FRD – Facilities Requirements Document
  • CLR – Clear
  • CMI – Computer Managed Instruction
  • HTCL – Remote Hover Trim Controller
  • DOC – Descend On Course
  • HUD – Head Up Display
  • CL – Center Line
  • DC – Damage Control
  • CL – Channel
  • CMPTSC – Conventional Marine Propulsion Training Steering Group

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D. F.
D. F.
1 month ago

you forgot sts (shoulder to shoulder)

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