Military Acronyms

1812W   War of 1812
AAA   Anti-Aircraft Artillery
AB   Air Base
Abn.   Airborne
AD   Active Duty or Armored Division
AFB   Air Force Base
Armd.   Armored
Arty.   Artillery
BB   Battleship (USN)
Bde.   Brigade
BG   Bombardment Group
Bn.   Battalion
Bty. / Btry.   Battery
Capt.   Captain
Cav.   Cavalry
Co. / CO   Commanding Officer
Col   Colonel
CONUS   Continental United States
Corp. / Cpl.   Corporal
CV   Carrier
DD   Destroyer (USN)
Det.   Detachment
DOS   Date of Separation
E   Enlisted
EAD   Entered Active Duty (date)
Ens   Ensign
F&IW   French and Indian War
FA   Field Artillery
FG   Fighter Group
G.I.   Government Issue
Gp.   Group
Inf.   Infantry
Maj   Major
MCAS   Marine Corps Air Station
MexW   Mexican War
MIA   Missing in Action
MOS   Military Occupational Specialty
MP   Military Police
NAS   Naval Air Station
NMCB   Naval Mobile Construction Battalion
O   Commissioned Officer
PCS   Permanent Change of Station
Pfc.   Private First Class
Plt.   Platoon
PO   Petty Officer
Pvt.   Private
PW / POW   Prisoner of War
QM   Quartermaster
Rcn.   Reconnaissance
RCT   Regimental Combat Team
Regt.   Regiment
Sgt.   Sergeant
Sig.   Signal
SN   Service Number
sol   Soldiers(s)
SSN   Social Security Number
Sq.   Squad or Squadron
TAD   Temporary Additional Duty
TAFMS   Total Active Federal Military Service (date)
TCG   Troop Carrier Group
TDY   Temporary Duty
USA   United States Army
USAAC   United States Army Air Corps
USAAF   United States Army Air Force
USAF   United States Air Force
USMC   United States Marine Corps
USN   United States Navy
W   Warrant Officer
WIA   Wounded in Action
WWI   World War I
WWII   World War II
Updated: 15 May 2020