Glossary Of Terms

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So many acronyms and forces jargon, hope this helps those who get lost sometimes. Please feel free to add or adjust as required.

A

  • ANA – Afghan National Army
  • ANP – Afghan National Police
  • AOI – Area of Interest
  • AoR – Area of Responsibility
  • ASOR – Australian Strategic Operations Regiment

B

  • BR – Black Role

C

  • C2 – Command and Control
  • CC – Combat Clearance
  • CENTCOM – Central Command (NATO)
  • CJSOTF-A – Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Afghanistan
  • COMD – Command
  • COP – COMBAT OUTPOST

D

  • DOI – Date of Issue

E

F

  • FOB – Forward Operating Base
  • FSB – Forward Supply Base
  • FSP – Force Separation Point
  • FUP – Form Up Point

G

  • GIROA – Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
  • GR – Grid Reference/Green Role


H

  • HDOP – Helicopter Drop-Off Point
  • HOW – Helicopter Overwatch
  • HR – Hostage Rescue
  • HTS – High Threat Scenario
  • HTT – High Threat Target
  • HVT – High Value Target
  • HUMINT – Human Intelligence, aka people on the ground


I

  • IED – Improvised Explosive Device
  • INTSUM – Intelligence Summary

J

  • JTF-GTMO – think this is Joint Task Force – Guantanamo Bay (interrogation reports)

K

  • Kandak – Battalion
  • KSK – Kommando Spezialkräfte – German Special Forces

L

  • LRP – Long Range Patrol

M

  • MEAO – Middle East Area of Operations
  • MSR – Main Supply Route

N

  • NDS – National Directorate of Security – Afghan domestic intelligence

O

P

  • P-SBF – Precision Support-By-Fire
  • POI – Person(S) of Interest
  • PREP – Preparation Point

Q

R

  • ROE – Rules of Engagement
  • RTB – Return to Base

S

  • SBF – Support-By-Fire
  • S REL ASOR – Secret Releasable to ASOR
  • SIGINT – Signal Intelligence, phones other communication types
  • SOER – Special Operations Engineer Regiment
  • SOTF – Special Operations Task Force
  • SSE – Sensitive Site Exploitation

T

  • TOT – Time on Target

U

  • UAV – Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

V

  • VDOP – Vehicle Drop-Off Point
  • VI – Vehicle Interdiction

W

X

Y

Z

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