Military Acronyms

Want to know what that figure acronym means? Here you go:

  • 1er RCP – French: 1er Régiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes – 1st Parachute Chasseur Regiment
  • ACU – Army Combat Uniform
  • BDU – Battle Dress Uniform
  • CCT – Combat Control Team
  • CIA – Central Intelligence Agency
  • CIRG – Critical Incident Response Group
  • CRW – Counter Revolutionary Warfare
  • DevGru – United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG) or DEVGRU
  • EOD – Explosive Ordinance Disposal
  • EODMU-11 – Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven
  • ERT – Emergency Response Team
  • FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FCS – Future Combat Systems
  • FSIN – Федеральная служба исполнения наказаний, ФСИН России Federalnaya Sluzhba Ispolneniya Nakazaniy – Federal Penitentiary Service
  • GIGN – Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (National Gendarmerie Intervention Group)
  • HAHO – High Altitude High Opening
  • HALO – High Altitude Low Opening
  • HRT – Hostage Rescue Team
  • ISAF – International Security Assistance Force
  • JTAC – Joint Terminal Attack Controller
  • MARSOC – Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command
  • MCUU – Marine Combat Utility Uniform
  • MEB – Marine Expeditionary Brigade
  • MEF – Marine Expeditionary Force
  • MEU – Marine Expeditionary Unit
  • MFF – Military Freefall
  • MOPP – Mission Oriented Protective Posture
  • MSOB – Marine Special Operations Battalion
  • NBC – Nuclear, Biological, Chemical
  • NSW – Naval Special Warfare
  • NSWDG – Naval Special Warfare Development Group
  • ODA – Operational Detachment-Alpha
  • OSN Saturn – ОСН Сатурн УФСИН России по г. Москве; Otdel Spetsialnogo Naznacheniya Saturn
  • PCU – Protective Combat Uniform
  • PMC – Private Military Company
  • SAD – Special Activities Division
  • SAS – Special Air Service
  • SASR – Special Air Service Regiment
  • SDU – Special Duties Unit
  • SEAL – Sea, Air and Land Team
  • SFG – Special Force Group
  • SFO – Specialist Firearms Officer
  • SFOD-D – Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta
  • SDVT – SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team
  • SOAR – Special Operations Aviation Regiment
  • SOG – Special Operations Group
  • SPETSNAZ – Voyska spetsialnogo naznacheniya (Войска специального назначения) – meaning “special purpose”
  • SWAT – Special Weapons And Tactics
  • SWORDS – Special Weapons Observation Reconnaissance Detection System
  • TACP – Tactical Air Control Party
  • UDT – Underwater Demolition Team
  • USAF – US Air Force
  • USMC – US Marine Corps
  • USSOCOM – United States Special Operations Command
  • VBSS – Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure