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CJDA
critical joint duty assignment

CJMAO
Central Joint Mortuary Affairs Office; Chief, joint mortuary affairs office

CJSOTF
combined joint special operations task force

CJTF
combined joint task force (NATO); commander, joint task force

C-JWICS
Containerized Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System

CKT
circuit

CLA
landing craft air cushion launch area

CLD
compact laser designator

CLEA
civilian law enforcement agency

C-level
category level

CLF
cantilever lifting frame; combat logistics force; commander, landing force

CLGP
cannon-launched guided projectile

CLIPS
communications link interface planning system

CLPSB
Combatant Commander Logistic Procurement Support Board

CLS
contracted logistic support

CLSS
combat logistic support squadron

CLT
combat lasing team

CLZ
craft landing zone; cushion landing zone

Cm
mean coverage factor

CM
Chairman's memorandum; collection manager; configuration management; consequence management; control modem; countermine

CMA
collection management authority

CMAA
Cooperative Military Airlift Agreement

CMAH
commander of a combatant command's Mobile Alternate Headquarters

CMC
Commandant of the Marine Corps

Cmc
midpoint compromise coverage factor

CMD
command; cruise missile defense

CMHT
consequence management home team

CMMA
collection management mission application

CMO
Central Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) Organization; chief medical officer; chief military observer; civil-military operations; collections management office(r); configuration management office

CMOC
Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center; civil-military operations center

CMOS
cargo movement operations system; complimentary metal-oxide semiconductor

CMP
communications message processor

CMPT
consequence management planning team

CMRT
consequence management response team

CMS
cockpit management system; command management system; community management staff; community security materiel system; contingency mutual support; crisis management system

CMTS
comments

CMTU
cartridge magnetic tape unit

CMX
crisis management exercise

CN
counternarcotic

CNA
computer network attack

CNAC
Customs National Aviation Center (USCS)

CNASP
chairman's net assessment for strategic planning

CNC
Counter-Narcotics Center (CIA); Crime and Narcotics Center

CNCE
communications nodal control element

CND
computer network defense; counternarcotics division

CNGB
Chief, National Guard Bureau

CNO
Chief of Naval Operations; computer network operations

CNOG
Chairman, Nuclear Operations Group

CNRF
Commander, Naval Reserve Forces

CNSG
Commander, Naval Security Group

CNTY
country

CNWDI
critical nuclear weapons design information

CO
commanding officer

COA
course of action

COAMPS
Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System

COB
collocated operating base

COBOL
common business-oriented language

COC
combat operations center

COCOM
combatant command (command authority)

COD
carrier onboard delivery; combat operations division

COE
Army Corps of Engineers; common operating environment; concept of employment

COF
conduct of fire

COFC
container on flatcar

COG
center of gravity

COGARD
Coast Guard

COIN
counterinsurgency

COLDS
cargo offload and discharge system

COLISEUM
community on-line intelligence system for end-users and managers

COLT
combat observation and lasing team

COM
chief of mission; collection operations management; commander

COMACC
Commander, Air Combat Command

COMAFFOR
Commander, Air Force forces

COMAFSOC
Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command

COMAJF
commander, allied joint force

COMALF
commander airlift forces

COMALOC
commercial air line of communications

COMARFOR
commander, Army forces

COMCAM
combat camera

COMCARGRU
commander, carrier group

COMCEN
communications center

COMCRUDESGRU
commander, cruiser destroyer group

COMDCAEUR
Commander, Defense Communications Agency Europe

COMDESRON
commander destroyer squadron

COMDT COGARD
Commandant, United States Coast Guard

COMDTINST
Commandant, United States Coast Guard Instruction

COMICEDEFOR
Commander United States Forces, Iceland

COMIDEASTFOR
Commander, Middle East Forces

COMINEWARCOM
Commander, Mine Warfare Command

COMINT
communications intelligence

COMJCSE
Commander, Joint Communications Support Element

COMJIC
Commander, Joint Intelligence Center

COMJSOTF
commander, joint special operations task force

COMLANDFOR
commander, land forces

COMLANTAREACOGARD
Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area

COMLOGGRU
combat logistics group

COMM
communications

COMMARFOR
commander, Marine Corps forces

COMMDZ
Commander, Maritime Defense Zone

COMMZ
communications zone

COMNAV
Committee for European Airspace Coordination Working Group on Communications and Navigation Aids

COMNAVAIRLANT
Commander, Naval Air Force, Atlantic

COMNAVAIRPAC
Commander, Naval Air Force, Pacific

COMNAVAIRSYSCOM
Commander, Naval Air Systems Command

COMNAVCOMTELCOM
Commander, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Command

COMNAVFOR
commander, Navy forces

COMNAVMETOCCOM
Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command

COMNAVSEASYSCOM
Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command

COMNAVSECGRP
Commander, United States Navy Security Group

COMNAVSURFLANT
Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic

COMNAVSURFPAC
Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific

COMNORAD
Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command

COMP
component

COMPACAREACOGARD
Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area

COMPASS
common operational modeling, planning, and simulation strategy; Computerized Movement Planning and Status System

COMPES
contingency operations mobility planning and execution system

COMPLAN
communications plan

COMPUSEC
computer security

COMSAT
communications satellite

COMSC
Commander, Military Sealift Command

COMSEC
communications security

COMSOC
Commander, Special Operations Command

COMSOCCENT
Commander, Special Operations Command, United States Central Command

COMSOCEUR
Commander, Special Operations Command, United States European Command

COMSOCPAC
Commander Special Operations Command, United States Pacific Command

COMSOCSOUTH
Commander Special Operations Command, United States Southern Command

COMSOF
commander, special operations forces

COMSTAT
communications status

COMSUBLANT
Commander Submarine Force, United States Atlantic Fleet

COMSUBPAC
Commander Submarine Force, United States Pacific Fleet

COMSUPNAVFOR
commander, supporting naval forces

COMTAC
tactical communications

COMUSAFE
Commander, United States Air Force in Europe

COMUSARCENT
Commander, United States Army Forces, Central Command

COMUSCENTAF
Commander, United States Air Force, Central Command

COMUSFORAZ
Commander United States Forces, Azores

COMUSJ
Commander, United States Forces Japan

COMUSK
Commander, United States Forces Korea

COMUSLANTFLT
Commander, US Atlantic Fleet

COMUSMARCENT
Commander, United States Marine Forces, Central Command

COMUSNAVCENT
Commander, United States Navy, Central Command

COMUSPACFLT
Commander, US Pacific Fleet

COMUSSOCJFCOM
Commander Special Operations Command, United States Joint Forces Command

CONCAP
construction capabilities contract (Navy); Construction Capabilities Contract Process; construction capabilities contract program

CONEX
container express

CONEXPLAN
contingency and exercise plan

CONOPS
concept of operations

CONPLAN
concept plan; operation plan in concept format

CONR
continental United States North American Aerospace Defense Command Region

CONTRAIL
condensation trail

CONUS
continental United States

CONUSA
Continental United States Army

COOP
continuity of operations

COP
common operational picture

COP-CSE
common operational picture-combat support enabled

COPE
custodian of postal effects

COPG
chairman, operations planners group

COPPERHEAD
name for cannon-launched guided projectile

COPS
communications operational planning system

CORE
contingency response program

COS
chief of staff; chief of station; critical occupational specialty

COSCOM
corps support command

COSMIC
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) security category

COSPAS
cosmicheskaya sistyema poiska avariynch sudov - space system for search of distressed vessels (Russian satellite system)

COSR
combat and operational stress reactions

COT
commanding officer of troops; crisis operations team

COTHEN
Customs Over-the Horizon Enforcement Network (USCS)

COTP
captain of the port

COTS
cargo offload and transfer system; commercial off-the-shelf

COU
cable orderwire unit

counter C3
counter command, control, and communications

COVCOM
covert communications

CP
check point; collection point; command post; contact point; control point; counterproliferation

CP&I
coastal patrol and interdiction

CPA
Chairman's program assessment; closest point of approach

CPD
combat plans division

CPE
customer premise equipment

CPFL
contingency planning facilities list

CPG
central processor group; Commander, Amphibious Group; Contingency Planning Guidance

CPI
crash position indicator

CPIC
coalition press information center

CPM
civilian personnel manual

CPO
chief petty officer; complete provisions only

CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Chairman's program recommendation

CPS
characters per second; collective protective shelter

CPU
central processing unit

CPX
command post exercise

CRA
command relationships agreement; coordinating review authority

CRAF
civil reserve air fleet

CRAM
control random access memory

CRB
configuration review board

CRC
circuit routing chart; control and reporting center,CONUS replacement center; COOP response cell; cyclic redundancy rate

CRD
capstone requirements document; chemical reconnaissance detachment; combatant commander's required date

CRE
control reporting element

CRF
channel reassignment function

CRI
collective routing indicator

CRIF
cargo routing information file

CRITIC
critical information; critical intelligence communication; critical message (intelligence)

CRITICOMM
critical intelligence communications system

CRM
collection requirements management; crew resource management

CRP
control and reporting post

CRRC
combat rubber raiding craft

CRS
Catholic Relief Services; Chairman's readiness system; coastal radio station; community relations service; container recovery system

CRSP
centralized receiving and shipping point

CRT
cathode ray tube

CRTS
casualty receiving and treatment ship

CR-UAV
close-range unmanned aerial vehicle

CRYPTO
cryptographic

CS
call sign; Chaplain Service (Air Force); circuit switch; civil support; coastal station; combat support; controlled space; creeping line single-unit; critical source

CSA
Chief of Staff, United States Army; combat support agency; container stuffing activity

CSAAS
combat support agency assessment system

CSADR
combat support agency director's report

CSAF
Chief of Staff, United States Air Force

CSAM
computer security for acquisition managers

CSAR
combat search and rescue

CSAR3
combat support agency responsiveness and readiness report

CSARTE
combat search and rescue task element

CSARTF
combat search and rescue task force

CSC
combat support center; combatant commander's strategic concept; community support center; convoy support center; creeping line single-unit coordinated; International Convention for Safe Containers

CSCC
coastal sea control commander

CSE
client server environment; combat support equipment

CSEL
circuit switch select line; combat survivor evader locator

CSEP
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-sponsored exercise program

CSG
Chairman's Staff Group; coordinating subgroup; cryptologic services group; Cryptologic Support Group (NSA)

CSGN
coordinating subgroup for narcotics

CSH
combat support hospital

CSI
critical safety item; critical sustainability item

CSIF
communications service industrial fund

CSIPG
circuit switch interface planning guide

CSL
combat stores list

CSNP
causeway section, nonpowered

CSNP(BE)
causeway section nonpowered (beach end)

CSNP(I)
causeway section, nonpowered (intermediate)

CSNP(SE)
causeway section, nonpowered (sea end)

CSO
communications support organization

CSOA
combined special operations area

CSOB
command systems operations branch

CSOD
command systems operation division

CSP
call service position; causeway section, powered; commence search point; contracting support plan; crisis staffing procedures (JCS); cryptologic support package

CSPAR
combatant commander's preparedness assessment report

CSR
central source registry; combatant commander's summary report; commander's summary report; controlled supply rate

CSRF
common source route file

CSS
central security service; combat service support; communications subsystem; coordinator surface search

CSSA
combat service support area

CSSC
coded switch set controller

CSSE
combat service support element (MAGTF)

CSST
combat service support team

CSSU
combat service support unit

CST
customer service team

CSW
compartment stowage worksheet

CT
communications terminal; control telemetry; counterterrorism; country team

CTA
common table of allowance

CTAPS
contingency Theater Air Control System automated planning system

CCTC
cargo transfer company (USA); counterterrorist center

CTF
combined task force

CTG
commander, task group

CTID
communications transmission identifier

CTM
core target material

CTOC
corps tactical operations center

CTRIF
Combating Terrorism Readiness Initiative Fund

CTS
Commodity Tracking System

CTSS
central targeting support staff

CU
cubic capacity; common unit

CUL
common-user logistics

CULT
common-user land transportation

CV
aircraft carrier; carrier; curriculum vitae

CVBG
carrier battle group

CVISC
combat visual information support center

CVR
cockpit voice recorder

CVS
commercial vendor services

CVSD
continuous variable slope delta

CVW
carrier air wing; cryptovariable weekly (GPS)

CVWC
carrier battle group air wing commander

CW
carrier wave; chemical warfare; continuous wave

CWC
Chemical Weapons Convention; composite warfare commander

CWDE
chemical warfare defense equipment

CWO
communications watch officer

CWP
causeway pier

CWPD
Conventional War Plans Division, Joint Staff (J-7)

CWR
calm water ramp

CWT
combat weather team; customer wait time

CY
calendar year

 
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