Military Acronyms

Let's face it, the Military loves their acronyms. It doesn't matter if you're a new recruit, seasoned operator or the spouse of a soldier, you're going to eventually come up against a term you haven't encountered before. Don't sweat it, we've got you covered with our Military Acronym Finder. If you've got some time to kill, browse through the acronym's letter by letter. If you just need to find a definition for an acronym real quick, use the handy search box. If we missed an Acronym in our database, send it to us!

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Popular Military Acronyms

AcronymDefinition
ASVABThe Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple choice test, administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command, used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States armed forces.
MILSPECmilitary specification
OCSOfficer Candidate School
ACUArmy Combat Uniform
AITAdvanced Individual Training
BDUBattle Dress Uniform
BCTBasic Combat Training
MOLLE or M.O.L.L.E.MOdular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment
DODDepartment of Defense
DEFCONdefense readiness condition
MIAmissing in action
POWprisoner of war
SPAWARThe Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), based in San Diego, is an echelon II organization within the United States Navy and Navy's technical authority and acquisition command for C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance), business information technology and space systems.
DFGLDFGL Distinct Faith Group Leader


Featured Military Acronyms

AcronymDefinition
target bearing(DOD) 1. true--The true compass bearing of a target from a firing ship.
COMINTcommunications intelligence
CFRCode of Federal Regulations
SVLTUservice line termination unit
GMFground mobile force
NSCIDNational Security Council intelligence directive
track correlation(DOD) Correlating track information for identification purposes using all available data.
flight profile(DOD) Trajectory, or its graphic representation, followed by its altitude, speed, distance flown, and maneuver.
mortuary affairs(DOD) Covers the search for, recovery, identification, preparation, and disposition of remains of persons for whom the Services are responsible by status and Executive Order. See also joint mortuary affairs office.
terminal guidance(DOD) 1. The guidance applied to a guided missile between midcourse guidance and arrival in the vicinity of the target.