Glossary - M to Q


M – million (ex:  $70M = $70,000,000)
M, m – meter
M1114 – up-armored HMMWV
M1A1 – Abrahms tank (Army)
M240B – 7.62 Machine Gun Crew Served, Infantry
M240C – 7.62 machine gun on BFV or tank
M2A1 – Bradley Fighting Vehicle (Army)
M2A2 – Bradley Fighting Vehicle (Army)
M3A2 – Bradley Scout Vehicle
MA -  Mujahidin Army
MABOT – Mina Al Bakra Offshore Terminal, Iraq
MAD – mutual assured destruction
MAG – marine air group/ Mine Action Group 
MAGTF – Marine Air-Ground Task Force
MAJ – Major (US Army)
Maj – Major (USAF, USMC)
Maj Gen – Major General (USAF)
MAM – Military Aged Male
MANPADS – Man Portable Air Defense
MAR, Mar – March; Marine
MARCE – Marines Component Command Element
MARCENT –  U.S. Marines Central Command
MARFOR – Marine Forces
MAROPS – maritime operations
MAS – Muqtada al-Sadr
MASINT – Measurement and Signature Intelligence
MAT – Military Assistance Team (see MTT)
MAW – Marine Air Wing
MAY, May – May
MB – Tajik Ministry of Security 
MBT – Main Battle Tank
MCA – Military Civil Action 
MCE –  Mission Control Element
MCFI – Multi-Coalition Forces – Iraq
MCG – Mobile Command Group
MCLC – Military Coordination and Liaison Command 
MCO – Military Coordination Office 
MCS – Mobility/Countermobility/Survivability
MCU – major Crisis Unit
MD – military deception
MDCOA – most desired COA (see MLCOA)
MDMP – Military Decision Making Process
MDO – Military Deception Officer
MEB – Marine Expeditionary Brigade
MEDCAP – medical civil assistance program
MEDEVAC – Medical Evacuation 
MEEL - Mission essential equipment list
MEF - Marine Expeditionary Force
MEG – Marine expeditionary group
MEK – Mujahedeen E. Khaliq (Iranian Opposition Group)
MEPP – Middle East Peace Process 
MES – Mazar E Sharif
METT-TC – Mission, Enemy, Terrain and Weather, Troops and Support Available, Time Available, Civil Considerations.
MEU - Marine Expeditionary Unit
MFR – Memorandum for Record
MG – Major General (US Army)
MGen – Major General (USMC)
MHAT – Mental Health Assessment Team
MHC – Ministry of Housing and Construction 
MI – mile; miles; Military Intelligence
MIA – Missing In Action
MIF – maritime interception force
MIL- Group -  Military Group 
MILDEC - military deception
MILDEC – military deception
MIM – Ministry of Industry & Minerals
MIO – maritime interception operations
MIST – military information support team
MIT – mobile interrogation team
MiTT -  Military Training Team
MiTT - Military Training Team
MiTT – Military Transition Team (See MTT, MAT)
MLC – multi-national logistics center; maximum load capacity (for aircraft cargo)
MLCOA – most likely COA (see MDCOA)
MLRS – multiple launch rocket system
MLT – Military Liaison Team 
MM -  Muqtada Militia
MM – Muqtada Militia; millimeter
MMBJ – mobile multi-band jammer (Warlock)
MMG – Medium Machine Gun 
MNB – multi-national brigade
MNB-NW – Multi-National Brigade – North-West (formerly MNB-N, or MNB-North)
MNC-I or MNCI - Multi-National Corps - Iraq
MND – multi-national division (MSCs within Iraq with specific areas of responsibility)
MND-B – MND-Baghdad (US Army)
MND-CS – MND-Center-South (Coalition, POL)
MND-NC – MND-Center-North (US Army)
MND-NE – MND-North-East (Coalition, ROK)
MND-SE – MND-South-East (Coalition, GBR)
MNF – multi-national forces
MNF-I or MNFI - Multi-National Forces - Iraq
MNSTC-I – Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq
MOA  - Military operations area
MOA – Ministry of Agriculture 
MOC – Ministry Of Culture
MoD – Minister/Ministry of Defense
MOE – measures of effectiveness
MoE – Minister/Ministry of Education; Minister/Ministry of Electricity
MOFA – Ministry Of Foreign Affairs
MOG – Maximum (aircraft) on Ground
MoH – Minister/Ministry of Health
MOI -  Ministry of the Interior
MoI – Minister/Ministry of Interior
MoIS or MOIS – Ministry of Intelligence and Security (Iran)
MON, Mon – Monday
MOO – Ministry Of Oil
MOOTW – military operations other than war
MOPP – Mission Oriented Protective Posture
MORAD – Ministry of Reconstruction and Development 
MOS – Military Occupational Specialty (Army)
MOSD – Ministry of Security and Defense 
MOT – Military Observer Team/ Ministry of Trade/ Ministry of Transportation
MOUT – military operations in urban terrain
MOY – Ministry Of Youth
MP – military police; mounted patrol; Members of Parliament
MPCOA – Most Probable Course of Action 
MPDS – Multi Purpose Decontamination System 
MPSA – Mosul Public Safety Academy
MRF – Mobile Reaction Force
MRR – maintenance readiness report
MSB – Major Support Battalion
MSC – major subordinate command; Major Supporting Command
MSE – Mobile subscriber Equipment
MSL – Mean Sea Level
MSPF – Marine Special Purpose Force
MSR - main supply route (see ASR); mission success rate
MTF – more to follow
MTFA  - Maintenance test flight area
MTG - Meeting
MTI  - Mobile Target Interdiction 
MTN – mountain (ex: 2-10 MTN DIV)
MTOE – Modified Table of Organization and Equipment 
MTR – mortar
MTT – Military Transition Team (see MAT)
MTW – major theater war
MUC – Muslim Ulema Council
MUREP – munitions report
Mw or MW – megawatt
MWD – Military Working Dog
MWR – Morale, Welfare & Recreation
MWS – Missile Warning System 
MYA  - Muslim Youth Association 
N – North
NAC – National Administrative Council 
NAC – Neighborhood Advisory Council (see DAC)
NAG – Northern Arabian Gulf
NAI – named area of interest
NAIC – National Air Intelligence Center
NASD – National Association of Securities Dealers 
NATO – North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NAVCENT – U.S. Naval Central Command
NAVFOR – Naval Forces
NBC – Nuclear, Biological, & Chemical
NBD – Non Battle Death
NBI – Non Battle Injury
NCA – National Command Authority
NCIS – Navy Criminal Investigative Service
NCO – non-commissioned officer (see SNCO)
NE – Northeast
NEO – Non- Combatant Evacuation Operations 
NERU – National Emergency Response Unit
NETOPS – Network Operations
NEU – neutral (personnel)
NEW – Net Explosive Weight 
NFA – no-fire area
NFI – No Further Information
NFIA – no further information available
NFTR – Nothing Further to Report 
NFZ – no-fly zone
NGA – National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
NGO – non-governmental organization
NIA – New Iraqi Army
NICC – National Interdiction Command and Control
NID – New Iraqi Dinar
NIDE – No Injuries or Damage to Equipment 
NIE – national intelligence estimate
NIMA – National Imagery and Mapping Agency
NIPRNET – Non-Secure Internet Protocol Network
NKIA – national (Iraqi) killed in action
NLT – non-life threatening (injury); Not Later Than
NM – nautical mile
NMAA – National Mine Action Authority
NMC – Not Mission Capable 
NMR – News Media Representative
NNFZ – Northern no-fly zone
NOC – North(ern) Oil Company (Iraqi)
NOTAMS – Notices to airmen
NOV, Nov – November
NRC – Norwegian Refugee Council 
NRT – near real-time
NSDC – National Storage and Distribution Center
NSI – no serious injuries; non-serious injury
NSTR – nothing significant to report; no status to report; No Situation To Report
NSWTU – naval special warfare … unit
NTE – Not to Exceed
NTIM-I – NATO Training Implementation Mission - Iraq
NTR – nothing to report
NTV – non-tactical vehicle
NVG – night vision goggles
NWIA – national (Iraqi) wounded in action
NZL – New Zealand (country code)
O&I – Operations and Intelligence
O&M – operations and maintenance
o/a – on or about (approximately)
O/O or o/o – on oders
OBC – Operational Control Element 
OBE – Overcome By Events 
OCA – Original Classification Authority
OCHA – Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
OCPA – Office of Coalition Provisional Authority
OCT, Oct - October
ODA – (CJSOTF) operational detachment alpha
ODB – (CJSOTF) operational detachment bravo
ODCG-DO – Office of the Commanding General for Detention Operations
OFDA – Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance 
OHDACA – Overseas Humanitarian Disaster and Civic Aid
OHDACR – Overseas Humanitarian Disaster and Civic Relief
OIC – Organization of the Islamic Conference
OJT – On the Job Training
OKBK – Kuwait City International Airport
OMA - other military agencies
OMC-A – Office of Military Cooperation – Afghanistan 
OMC-I – Office of Military Cooperation – Iraq
OMC-K – Office of Military Cooperation – Kuwait 
OMC-P – Office of Military Cooperation – Pakistan 
OMN – Oman (country code) 
OMO – other military operations
OMS – Office of Martyr Sadr (Basrah)
OMT – operational management team
ONS - operational need statement
ONS – Operational Needs Statement
OP – observation post; operation
OPB – Operational Preparation of the Battlefield 
OPC – Oil Pipeline Company 
OPCC – Operations Planning Coordination Cell
OPCON – operational control 
OPG – Operational Planning Group
OPLAN – Operations Plan
OPORD – operations order
OPRES – operational reserve
OPS, Ops - operations
OPSEC – operational security
OPT – operations planning team
OPWG – Operational Protection Working Group
ORA – Other Related Agencies 
ORD – Ordnance 
ORSA – Operations Research/Systems Analysis
OSC – Office of Security Cooperation (now MNSTC-I)
OSD – Office of the Secretary of Defense
OSG – Operational Support Group 
OSINT – open source intelligence
OSWG – Operational Sustainment Working Group
OTV – outer tactical vest
P –  purpose
P3 – Police Partnership Program
P3P – Police Partnership Program- Provincial 
P3R – Police Partnership Program- Reconstruction 
PA - pay agent
PA – Public Affairs, Paying Agent
PACE – primary/alternate/contingency- /emergency (plan)
PAG – Public Affairs Guidance
PAH - Position area hazard
PAI – personnel asset inventory
PAK – Pakistan (country code)
PAO – public affairs office/Officer
PAT – Police Assistance Team/ Provincial Advisory Team 
PAX – Passengers
PBA – Post Blast Analysis
PBO – Property Book Officer
PC – Provincial Council
PCI – Pre-Combat Inspections 
PCMOC – Provincial Civil Military Affairs Center
PCO – Project and Contracting Office
PDD – (PSYOP) Product Development Detachment
PDF – Pozzuolo del Friuli (Italian bridage)
PDHA - post deployment health assessment
PDHA – post-deployment health assessment
PDS – public distribution system
PDSS – pre-deployment site survey
PER – personnel
PERS - personnel
PGM – precision guided missile; precision guided munitions
PHC – passive HUMINT collection/ Public Health Center
PID – positive identification; Plan Identification Number
PIED – Potential Improvised Explosive Device
PIN – Personal Identification Number
PINF – People In Need Foundation 
PIO – Public Information Officer
PIR – priority intelligence requirements
PIV – physical inventory inspection
PJCC – provincial joint command center; Primary Joint Coordination Center
PKK – Kurdistan’s Worker’s Party
PKZ – Pascha Khan Zadran 
PLANORD – planning order
PLT – platoon
PM – Prime Minister; Provost Marshall
PMC – Partially Mission Capable
PMCS – Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services
PME – Political/Military/Economic (MNF-I); professional military education; peacetime military engagements
PMO – Program Management Office; Provost Marshall’s Office
POB - Public Order Battalion (ISF, part of CIF; large-scale riot control force) (see SPR) 
POC – point of contact
POE – Point of Entry
POI -  Point of Impact
POI – program of instruction; point of impact
POInT – Power, Oil, Infrastructure Team 
POL/MIL/STRAT – Political/Military/Strategic
POLAD – political advisor
POO -  Point of Origin
POO – point of origin
POP – Proof of Principle (see PAT/PTT)
POTUS – President of the United States
PPO – Project Payment Officer
PPO – Project Purchasing Officer
PPP – Police Partnership Program 
PPT – pilot proficiency training; (Microsoft) PowerPoint
PRC – Populace and Resource Control 
PRT – Provincial Reconstruction Teams 
PSA – public service announcement
PSC – provincial security meeting
PSD – personal security detachment
PSE – Policy, Strategy, Engagement/ PSYOPS Support Element 
PSLT – provisional support liaison team
PSYOP – psychological operations (US Army)
PSYOPS – psychological operations (USAF, USMC, US Navy, Coalition Forces)
PTDO – Prepare to Deploy Order
PTDS – Persistent Threat Detection System
PTL – patrol
PTT - Police Training Team
PTT – Police Transition Team/ Push to Talk 
PUC – Person Under Control/ Person Under Custody 
PUK -  Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
PVO – private voluntary organization
PWC – name of contractor delivering rations to DFACs (full name is PWC Logistics)
PZ – Pickup Zone 
QAT – Qatar (country code)
QJBR – Qa’idat Al-Jihad Fi Bilad Al-Rafidayn, AMZ organization
QRF – quick reaction force


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