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C
centigrade; clock; coverage factor; creeping line pattern

C&A
certification and accreditation

C&E
communications and electronics

C&LAT
cargo and loading analysis table

C-130
Hercules

C-141
Starlifter

C-17
Globemaster III

C2
command and control

C-21
Learjet

C-27
Spartan

C2-attack
an offensive form of command and control warfare

C2E
command and control element

C2IP
Command and Control Initiatives Program

C2IPS
Command and Control Information Processing System

C2P
command and control protection

C2-protect
a defensive form of command and control warfare

C2S
command and control support

C2W
command and control warfare

C-2X
coalition Intelligence Directorate counterintelligence and humanintelligence staff element

C3
command, control, and communications

C3AG
Command, Control, and Communications Advisory Group

C3CM
command, control, and communications countermeasures

C3I
command, control, communications, and intelligence

C3IC
coalition coordination, communications, and integration center

C3SMP
Command, Control, and Communications Systems Master Plan

C4
command, control, communications, and computers

C4CM
command, control, communications, and computer countermeasures

C4I
command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence

C4IFTW
command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence for the Warrior

C4ISR
command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance

C4S
command, control, communications, and computer systems

C4 systems
command, control, communications, and computer systems

C-5
Galaxy

CA
civil administration; civil affairs; combat assessment

C/A
course acquisition

CAA
civil air augmentation; Command Arrangement Agreements

CAB
combat aviation brigade

CAC
common access card; current actions center

CACOM
Civil Affairs command

CACTIS
community automated intelligence system

CAD
cartridge actuated device; collective address designator

CADRS
concern and deficiency reporting system

CADS
containerized ammunition distribution system

CAF
Canadian Air Force; Combat Air Forces; commander, airborne/air assault force

CAFMS
computer-assisted force management system

CAG
civil affairs group; collective address group

CAIMS
conventional ammunition integrated management system

CAINS
carrier aircraft inertial navigation system

CAL
caliber

CALCM
conventional air-launched cruise missile

CALMS
computer-aided load manifesting system

CAM
chemical agent monitor; crisis action module

CAMPS
consolidated air mobility planning system

CAMT
countering air and missile threats

CANA
convalescent antidote for nerve agent

CANR
Canadian NORAD region

CANUS
Canada-United States

CAO
chief administrative officer; civil affairs operations; counterair operation

CAOC
combat air operations center; combined air operations center

CAO SOP
standing operating procedures for coordination of atomic operations

CAP
Civil Air Patrol; civil augmentation program; combat air patrol; configuration and alarm panel; Consolidated Appeals Process (UN); crisis action planning

CAR
Chief of the Army Reserve

CARDA
continental United States airborne reconnaissance for damage assessment; continental United States area reconnaissance for damage assessment

CARE
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CAREUSA)

CARIBROC
Caribbean Regional Operations Center

CARP
computed air release point; contingency alternate route plan

CARS
combat arms regimental system

CARVER
criticality, accessibility, recuperability, vulnerability, effect, and recognizability

CAS
casualty; civil aviation security; close air support

CASEVAC
casualty evacuation

CASP
computer-aided search planning

CASPER
contact area summary position report

CASREP
casualty report

CASREQ
close air support request

CAT
category; crisis action team

CATCC
carrier air traffic control center

CATF
commander, amphibious task force

CAU
crypto ancillary unit; cryptographic auxiliary unit

CAVU
ceiling and visibility unlimited

CAW
carrier air wing

CAW/ESS
crisis action weather and environmental support system

CAX
computer-assisted exercise

C-B
chemical-biological

CB
chemical-biological; construction battalion (SEABEES)

CBBLS
hundreds of barrels

CBD
chemical, biological defense

CBFS
cesium beam frequency standard

CBIRF
chemical-biological incident response force

CBLTU
common battery line terminal unit

CBMR
capabilities-based munitions requirements

CBMU
construction battalion maintenance unit

CBPO
Consolidated Base Personnel Office

CBPS
chemical biological protective shelter

CBR
chemical, biological, and radiological

CBRN
Caribbean Basin Radar Network; chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear

CBRNE
chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high yield explosives

CBRT
chemical-biological response team

CBS
common battery signaling

CBT
combating terrorism; common battery terminal

CBTZ
combat zone

CBU
cluster bomb unit; conference bridge unit; construction battalion unit

CBW
chemical and biological warfare

C/C
cabin cruiser; cast off and clear

CC
command center; component command (NATO)

CC&D
camouflage, concealment, and deception

CCA
carrier-controlled approach; central contracting authority; circuit card assembly; container control activity; contamination control area; contingency capabilities assessment; contract construction agent (DOD)

CCAP
combatant command AFRTS planner

CCAS
contingency contract administration services

CCAS-C
contingency contract administration services commander

CCB
Community Counterterrorism Board; Configuration Control Board

CCC
coalition coordination cell; Combined Command Center (USSPACECOM); crisis coordination center; critical control circuit; cross-cultural communications course

CCE
container control element; continuing criminal enterprise

CCEB
Combined Communications-Electronics Board

CCF
collection coordination facility

CCG
crisis coordination group

CCGD
commander, Coast Guard district

CCIB
command center integration branch

CCIP
continuously computed impact point

CCIR
commander's critical information requirement; International Radio Consultative Committee

CCIS
common channel interswitch signaling

CCITT
International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee

CCIU
CEF control interface unit

CCJTF
commander, combined joint task force

CCL
communications/computer link

CCLI
computer control list item

CCO
central control officer; combat cargo officer

CCP
casualty collection point; consolidated cryptologic program; consolidation and containerization point

CCPDS
command center processing and display system

CCRD
combatant commander's required delivery date

CCS
central control ship; container control site

C-CS
communication and computer systems

CCSA
containership cargo stowage adapter

CCSD
command communications service designator; control communications service designator

CCT
collaborative contingency targeting; combat control team

CCTI
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff commended training issue

CCTV
closed circuit television

CCW
1980 United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons; continuous carrier wave

CD
channel designator; counterdrug

C-day
unnamed day on which a deployment operation begins

CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDE
collateral damage estimation

CDF
combined distribution frame

C di
conditioned diphase

CDI
cargo disposition instructions; conditioned diphase

CDIP
combined defense improvement project

CDIPO
counterdrug intelligence preparation for operations

CDLMS
common data link management system

CDM
cable driver modem

CDMGB
cable driver modem group buffer

CDN
compressed dial number

CDO
command duty officer

CDOC
counterdrug operations center

CDOPS
counterdrug operations

CDP
landing craft air cushion departure point

CDR
combatant commander; commander; continuous data recording

CDRCFCOM
Commander, Combined Forces Command

CDRESC
commander, electronic security command

CDREUDAC
Commander, European Command Defense Analysis Center (ELINT) or European Data Analysis Center

CDRFORSCOM
Commander, Forces Command

CDRG
catastrophic disaster response group (FEMA)

CDRJSOTF
commander, joint special operations task force

CDRL
contract data requirements list

CDRMTMC
Commander, Military Traffic Management Command

CD-ROM
compact disc read-only memory

CDRUNC
Commander, United Nations Command

CDRUSAINSCOM
Commander, United States Army Intelligence and Security Command

CDRUSCENTCOM
Commander, United States Central Command

CDRUSELEMNORAD
Commander, United States Element, North American Aerospace Defense Command

CDRUSEUCOM
Commander, United States European Command

CDRUSJFCOM
Commander, United States Joint Forces Command

CDRUSNAVEUR
Commander, United States Naval Forces, Europe

CDRUSPACOM
Commander, United States Pacific Command

CDRUSSOCOM
Commander, United States Special Operations Command

CDRUSSOUTHCOM
Commander, United States Southern Command

CDRUSSTRATCOM
Commander, United States Strategic Command

CDRUSTRANSCOM
Commander, United States Transportation Command

CDS
Chief of Defence Staff (Canada); container delivery system

CDSO
counterdrug support office

CDSSC
continuity of operations plan designated successor service chief

CDU
counterdrug update

C-E
communications-electronics

CE
casuality estimation; civil engineering; command element (MAGTF); communications-electronics; counterespionage

CEB
combat engineer battalion

CEC
civil engineering corps

CECOM
communications-electronics command

CEDI
commercial electronic data interface

CEDREP
communications-electronics deployment report

CEE
captured enemy equipment

CEF
civil engineering file; common equipment facility

CEG
common equipment group

CEI
critical employment indicator

CEM
combined effects munition

CEMC
communications-electronics management center

CENTRIXS
Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System

CEOI
communications-electronics operating instructions

CEP
cable entrance panel; circular error probable

CEPOD
communications-electronics post-deployment report

CERF
Central Emergency Revolving Fund (UN)

CERT
computer emergency response team

CERTSUB
certain submarine

CES
coast earth station

CESE
civil engineering support equipment; communications equipment support element

CESG
communications equipment support group

CESO
civil engineer support office

CESP
civil engineering support plan

CESPG
civil engineering support plan group; civil engineering support planning generator

CF
causeway ferry; drift error confidence factor

CFA
Committee on Food Aid Policies and Programmes (UN)

CFACC
combined force air component commander

CFC
Combined Forces Command, Korea

CFL
Contingency Planning Facilities List; coordinated fire line

CFM
cubic feet per minute

CFR
Code of Federal Regulations

CFS
CI force protection source

CFSO
counterintelligence force protection source operations

CFST
coalition forces support team

CG
Chairman's guidance; Coast Guard; commanding general; Comptroller General

CGAS
Coast Guard Air Station

CGAUX
Coast Guard Auxiliary

CGC
Coast Guard Cutter

CGCAP
Coast Guard capabilities plan

CGFMFLANT
Commanding General, Fleet Marine Forces, Atlantic

CGFMFPAC
Commanding General, Fleet Marine Forces, Pacific

CGFMFPAC
Commanding General, Fleet Marine Forces, Pacific

CGIS
US Coast Guard Investigative Service

CGLSMP
Coast Guard logistic support and mobilization plan

CGS
common ground station; continental United States ground station

CGUSAREUR
Commanding General, United States Army, Europe

CH
channel; contingency hospital

CH-53
Sea Stallion

CHAMPUS
Civilian Health and Medical Program for the Uniformed Services

CHB
cargo handling battalion

CHCSS
Chief, Central Security Service

CHE
cargo-handing equipment; container-handling equipment

CHET
customs high endurance tracker

CHOP
change of operational control

CHPPM
US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine

CHRIS
chemical hazard response information system

CHSTR
characteristics of transportation resources

CHSTREP
characteristics of transportation resources report

CI
civilian internee; counterintelligence

CIA
Central Intelligence Agency

CIAP
Central Intelligence Agency program; central intelligence architecture plan; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance, reconnaissance (C4ISR) integrated architecture program; command intelligence architecture plan; command intelligence architecture program

CIAS
counterintelligence analysis section

CIAT
counterintelligence analytic team

CIB
combined information bureau; controlled image base

CIC
combat information center; combat intelligence center (Marine Corps); combined intelligence center; communications interface controller; content indicator code; counterintelligence center

CID
combat identification; combat intelligence division; criminal investigation division

CIDB
common intelligence database

CIDC
Criminal Investigation Division Command

CIEG/CIEL
common information exchange glossary and language

CIF
Combatant Commander's Initiative Fund

CIFA
Counterintelligence Field Activity

CIG
communications interface group

CIHO
counterintelligence/human intelligence officer

CIIR
counterintelligence information report

CIL
critical item list

CILO
counterintelligence liaison officer

CIMIC
civil-military coorperation

CIN
cargo increment number

CIO
chief information officer

CIOTA
counterintelligence operational tasking authority

CIP
communications interface processor

CIPSU
communications interface processor pseudo line

CIR
continuing intelligence requirement

CIRM
International Radio-Medical Center

CIRV
common interswitch rekeying variable

CIRVIS
communications instructions for reporting vital intelligence sightings

CIS
common item support; Commonwealth of Independent States; communications interface shelter

CISO
counterintelligence staff officer; counterintelligence support officer

CIV
civilian

CIWG
communications interoperability working group

CJ-4
combined-joint logistics officer

CJATF
commander, joint amphibious task force

CJB
Congressional Justification Book

CJCS
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

CJCSAN
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Alerting Network

CJCSI
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff instruction

CJCSM
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff manual

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