Glossary - R to T


R&D – Research and Development
R&S – reconnaissance & surveillance
RAID - Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment
RAM-T – Risk Assessment Managment Team
RAOC – Regional Air Operations Center
RATs – Second Responder RATs Assess Structural Damage. 
RBECS – Revised Battlefield Electronic CEOI System
RBIED – Rocket Borne Improvised Explosive Devices
RC -  Remote Control
RC – recruiting center (i.e., IAF RC)
RCC – Revolutionary Command Council (part of Saddam’s Ba’ath Party)
RCC- Rescue coordination center
RCERT – Regional Computer Emergency Response Team
RCIED – remote-controlled IED
RCLO – Regime Crimes Liaison Office
RCMC – regional COMSEC monitoring center
RCO – requirements coordination office
RDAT – regional development assistance team
RDD – Required Delivery Date 
RDIED – Radio Detonated IED 
REC – Radio Electronic combat
RECCE – Reconnaissance 
REGT - Regiment
REL - release
RF – radio frequency
RFA – restricted-fire area
RFF – request for forces
RFI – request for information; Rapid Fielding Initiative (Army)
RFO – Request For Outage
RFP – Request For Proposal 
RFS – Request For Support; Request For Service
RI – Relevant Information
RIB – Rigid Inflatable Boat 
RIC – Regional Iraqi Control
RIP – relief-in-place
RJCC – regional joint command center
RKT – rocket
RLV – reusable launch vehicle
RMST – Religious Ministry Support Team
RND - round
RO – response option
ROC – Regional Operations Center/ Rehearsal of Contingency 
ROD – Remain Overday 
ROE – rules of engagement
ROHA – Reporting Officer Historical Assessment 
ROK – Republic of Korea
ROMO – Range of Military Operations
RON – Remain Overnight 
ROZ- Restricted operating zone
RPC – Radwaniyah Palace Complex, Baghdad, Iraq 
RPD – Riverine Patrol Directorate (formerly IRPS) 
RPG - rocket-propelled grenade
RPK - … (Russian machine gun)
RPTR – repeater
RQ – remotely piloted vehicles
RROC – Regional Reconstruction Operations Center 
RRP – Radio Relay Point
RSO – regional security officer
RSO&I – reception, staging, onward movement & integration
RSM – Retarded Shit Monkey
RTB – Return to Base 
RTD – returned to duty
RTE – route (road)
RTF – Returned To Facility
RTMT – Relational Theater Mission Timeline
RTOC – Rear Tactical Operations Center
RTQ – response to query
RUS – Russia (country code)
RW – rotary wing
RWI – Rural Water Initiative 
RWY- Runaway
S – South
S&J – Security and Justice 
S/O Team – Sniper Observation Team
S/T – Shore Tons- found on j4 slide reportings flights S/T =2000 lbs.
S5 – Civil Military Operations Officer
SA – situational awareness, Subject Awareness; Small Arms; Systems Administrator
SAAF – Sustainer Army Airfield 
SAAFR – Standard use of Army aircraft flight route
SAC – Security Action Committee (MNF-I)
SACO – Staff Action Control Office
SAF -  Small Arms Fire
SAF – small arms fire
SAFEHOUSE – Safe House (SF term), same as a team house 
SAFIRE – surface-to-air fire
SAIRI – Supreme Assembly for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq.  
SAM – surface-to-air missile
SANG – Saudi Arabia National Guard 
SAO – Sanctuary Areas Of Operations 
SAPI – small arms protective inserts (for OTV)
SAR – Sunni Arab Rejectionist; Satellite Access Request
SAR – U-2 Synthetic Aperture Radar
SAREQ – Search and rescue request
SASO – stability and support operations
SAT, Sat – Saturday
SAU – Saudi Arabia (country code)
SAW – Squad Automatic Weapon
SB – Seabees
SB7L-360 – Seeker reconnaissance aircraft (IAF)
SBCT – Stryker Brigade Combat Team
SBE – Stay Behind Equipment
SBIED – Suicide Borne IED
SBMR-I – Senior British Military Representative – Iraq
SCA – South Central Asia 
SCI – Sensitive compartmented Information
SCIRI – Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq 
SCJS – Special Combined Joint Staff; Secretary of the Combined Joint Staff
SCWG – STRATCOM Working Group
SDM -  Saddamists (formerly FRE)
SDN – Sudan (country code)
SDT – Surveillance Detection Team 
SDVTU – SEAL Delivery Task Unit 
SE – Southeast
SEAD – Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses
SEAL – Sea Air Land 
SECFOR – security forces
SED – Simulative Electronic Deception
SEP, Sep – September; Signals Intelligence End Products
SEPCOR – Separate Correspondence
SERE – Survival, Evasion , Resistance, Escape
SET – State Embedded Team
SFAUC – Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat 
SFLE – Special Forces Liaison Elements 
SH – supply helicopter; support helicopter
SHA – Safe House Area 
SHORAD – short-range air defense
SI – serious injury; special interest
SIB -  Strategic Infrastructure Battalion
SIB – Security Infrastructure Battalion
SIGACT - significant activity; Significant Actions
SIGINT – Signal Intelligence
SIGINT – signals intelligence
SINCGARS – Single Channel Ground Air Radio System
SIPRNET – Secure Internet Protocol Router Network
SIR – serious incident report
SIR – Service Interruption Request; Service Interruption Report; Serious Incident Report
SIRT – Serious Incident Response Team
SITREP – situation report
SITSUM – situation summary
SJA – staff judge advocate
SLO – state liaison officer
SM – Service Member
SMA – Subject Matter Awareness
SMDC – Space and Missile Defense Command
SME – Subject Matter Expert
SMT – Special Mission Team 
SMUD – Small Arms UXO Destruction
SNCO – senior non-commissioned officer (see NCO)
SNFZ – Southern no-fly zone
SNR – senior national representative
SOC – Strategic Operations Center (MNF-I, formerly the ITOC); South(ern) Oil Company (Iraq); Strategic Operations Center (Iraq); Special Operations Command (i.e. AFSOC)
SOCCE – Special Operations Command and Control Element
SOCCENT – Special Operations Command, Central
SOCOM – Special Operations Command
SOCOORD – Special Operations Coordinator
SOE – Secondary Order of Effects 
SOF – special operations forces
SOFA – status of forces agreement
SOG – Sergeant Of The Guard
SOI – Special Operating Instruction; Signal Operating Instruction
SOLIC – Special Operations Low Intensity Conflict 
SOM – Somalia (country code)
SOMS-B – special operations media - broadcast
SOP – standard operating/operation procedure
SOR – Statements of Requirements 
SOSO – stability operations and support operations
SOT – Sector Observation Team
SOT-A – Support Operations Team A 
SOW - statement of work
SP – security forces (USAF), Starting Point 
SPA – Strategy, Plans, & Assessment (MNF-I)
SPEA – Special Electronic Attack
SPEAR – SOF Equipment Advanced Requirements (Ballistic Inserts)
SPEC – special
SPF – Special Police Forces (ISF, 10K-man surge force)
SPIDER – Tail Airborne System Active Radar Device / Mobile Missile Launching Vehicle System 
SPINS – special instructions
SPOD – Sea Port of Debarkation
SPOE – Sea Port of Embarkation
SPR – Special Police Regiment (ISF, part of CIF; counter- insurgency force) ((see POB) 
SPT – Support
SPTT – Special Police Transition Team 
SPVD – subsistence prime vendor distribution
SQDN – Squadron
SR – Special reconnaissance 
SRAAM – short-range air-to-air missile
SRB – Strategic Review Board 
SRBM – short-range ballistic missile
SROE – Standing Rules Of Engagement 
SRSG – U.N. Secretary General for Iraq
SSE – Sensitive Site Exploitation 
SSF – specialized special forces
SST – scout sniper teams
ST – special text
STAT – statistics 
STEP – Strategic Tactical Entry Points
STILO – Scientific and Technical Intelligence Liaison Officer
STRAT – strategic
STRATCOM – (MNF-I) Strategic Communications (also STRATCOMMS)
Stryker – Army’s new medium-weight armored vehicle (average weight of 38K pounds
STU – Special Tactics Unit/ Secured telephone Unit 
SUM – summary
SUN, Sun – Sunday
SURG – surgeon
SVBIED -  Suicide Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (driver present)
SVBIED -  Suicide Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (driver present)
SVBIED – suicide vehicle born IED
SVCP – snap vehicle check point
SW – Southwest
SWAT – special weapons and tactics police team
SWEAT-MFSG – Sewage, Water, Electricity, Academics, Trash- Medical, Fuel, Security, Governance 
SWT – Scout weapons team (OH-58)
SYC – Seychelles (country code) 
SYR – Syria  (country code)
SYSCON – System Control
T&FF -  Terrorists and Foreign Fighters (formerly SRE)
TA – target audience
TAA – target audience assessment; tactical assembly area; Target Audience Analysis
TAC – Tactical
TACNET – Tactical Network
TACON – tactical control
TACON – Tactical Control
TAC-P – tactical air control – party
TACWAN – Tactical Wide Area Network
TAD – Target Acquisition Detachment
TAH - Target area hazard
TAI – targeted area of interest
TAL – Transitional Administrative Law (Iraq)
TB – Taliban 
TBD – to be determined
TBM – theater ballistic missile
TBP – To Be Published
TCA – Traditional Commander Activity 
TCAE – Tactical Control Analytic Element 
TCCC – Theater Command and Control Communications Center
TCD – Chad (country code) 
TCF – Tactical Combat Force
TCN – third-country national; troop contributing nation
TCO – Telephone Control Officer
TCP -  Tactical Check Point
TCP – traffic control point; Tactical Control Point
TCT – time critical target
TD – target designation
TEL – transporter erector launcher
TEOC – Tele-Engineering Operations Center 
TF - task force
TF RIE – Task Force- Restore Iraqi Electricity 
TF RIO – Task Force – Restore Iraqi Oil 
TFF - Terrorist and foreign fighters
TF-HOA – Task Force Horn of Africa
TGT – target
TH Geresk – Team House Geresk(same as a safe house) 
THF – Temporary Holding Facility
THF – Temporary Holding Facility 
THOPS – Tactical HUMINT Operations Section
THREATCON – threat condition
THT – Tactical HUMINT Team
THU, Thu - Thursday
TIAS – target identification and acquisition system
TIC – troops in contact
TIC/TIM – Toxic Industrial Chemicals/ Materials 
TICPDE – Toxic Industrial Chemical Protection and Detection Equipment 
TIP – Target Intelligence Package 
TIR – Tactical Interrogation Report 
TISA – Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan 
TJK – Tajikistan (country code) 
TKM – Turkmenistan (country code)
TLA - Transitional Legislative Assembly
TLAM – Tomahawk Land Attack Missile
TLP – Troop Leading Procedures 
TM - Team
TMD – theater missile defense
TMFDB – Tactical Mine Field Data Base
TMR - transportation movement request
TNA -  Transitional National Assembly
TNA – Transitional National Assembly
TNOSC – Theater Network Operations and Security Center
TNTN – Transnational Terrorist Network
TOA – transfer of authority; time of arrival
TOC – Tactical Operations Center; Technical Operations Center
TOR – Terms OF Reference/ Time of Receipt 
TOS - transfer of sovereignty
TOT – time over target; Time On Target
TPB – Tactical PSYOP Battalion
TPC – Tactical PSYOP Company
TPD – Tactical PSYOP Detachment
TPDD – Tactical PSYOP Development Detachment
TPE – Theater Provided Equipment
TPFDD – Time Phased Force & Deployment Data
TPFDL – Time Phased Force Deployment List 
TPT – tactical PSYOP team
TRA – Training Readiness Assessment
Trains – Combat Service Support 
TRIC – Transition and Reintegration Implementation Committee
TRNC – Tuwaitha Nuclear Research Center
TRP - Troop
TSC – Theater Support Command
TSE – Team Support Element
TSM – Target Synchronization Matrix
TSP – Time Sensitive Planning 
TSS – Target Selection Standards
TST – time-sensitive targeting
TT – Transition Team
TTP – tactics, techniques, and procedures
TUA – Tactical Update Assessment
TUE, Tue – Tuesday
TUR – Turkey (country code) 
TURD – Tactical Update requiring Dissemination 
TVA – threat vulnerability assessments; target Value Analysis
Tvl – travel
TWY - Taxiway


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