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SNOI
signal not of interest

SO
safety observer; special operations

SOA
separate operating agency; special operations aviation; speed of advance; status of action; sustained operations ashore

SOAF
status of action file

SOC
special operations command; special operations commander

SOCA
special operations communications assembly

SOCC
Sector Operations Control Center (NORAD)

SOCCE
special operations command and control element

SOCCENT
Special Operations Component, United States Central Command

SOCCT
special operations combat control team

SOCEUR
Special Operations Component, United States European Command

SOCEX
special operations capable exercise

SOCJFCOM
Special Operations Command, Joint Forces Command

SOCOORD
special operations coordination element

SOCP
special operations communication package

SOCPAC
Special Operations Component, United States Pacific Command

SOCRATES
Special Operations Command, Research, Analysis, and Threat Evaluation System

SOCSOUTH
Special Operations Component, United States Southern Command

SOD
special operations division; strategy and options decision (Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System)

SODARS
special operations debrief and retrieval system

SOE
special operations executive

SOF
special operations forces; supervisor of flying

SOFA
status-of-forces agreement

SOFAR
sound fixing and ranging

SOFLAM
special operations laser marker

SOFME
special operations forces medical element

SOFSA
special operations forces support activity

SOG
special operations group

SOI
signal of interest; signal operating instructions; space object identification

SOIC
senior officer of the Intelligence Community

SOLAS
safety of life at sea

SOLE
special operations liaison element

SOLIS
signals intelligence (SIGINT) On-line Information System

SOLL
special operations low-level

SOM
start of message; system operational manager

SOMA
status of mission agreement

SOMPF
special operations mission planning folder

SONMET
special operations naval mobile environment team

SOOP
Center for Operations, Plans, and Policy

SOP
standard operating procedure; standing operating procedure

SOPA
senior officer present afloat (USN)

SO-peculiar
special operations-peculiar

SOR
statement of requirement

SORTIEALOT
sortie allotment message

SORTS
Status of Resources and Training System

SOS
special operations squadron

SOSB
special operations support battalion

SOSC
special operations support command (theater army)

SOSCOM
special operations support command

SOSE
special operations staff element

SOSG
station operations support group

SOSR
suppress, obscure, secure, and reduce

SOTA
signals intelligence (SIGINT) operational tasking authority

SOTAC
special operations terminal attack controller

SOTSE
special operations theater support element

SOUTHAF
Southern Command Air Forces

SOUTHROC
Southern Region Operational Center (USSOUTHCOM)

SOW
special operations wing; standoff weapon; statement of work

SOWT
special operations weather team

SOWT/TE
special operations weather team/tactical element

SP
security police

SPA
special psychological operations (PSYOP) assessment; submarine patrol area

SPACEAF
Space Air Forces

SPACECON
control of space information

SPCC
ships parts control center (USN)

SPEAR
strike protection evaluation and antiair research

SPEC
specified

SPECAT
special category

SPECWAR
special warfare

SPI
special investigative (USAF)

SPINS
special instructions

SPINTCOMM
special intelligence communications handling system

SPIREP
specialist intelligence report; spot intelligence report

SPLX
simplex

SPM
single point mooring; single port manager

SPMAGTF
special purpose Marine air-ground task force

SPO
system program office

SPOC
search and rescue (SAR) points of contact; space command operations center; Space Operations Center (USSPACECOM)

SPOD
seaport of debarkation

SPOE
seaport of embarkation

SPOTREP
spot report

SPP
shared production program

SPR
software problem report

SPRINT
special psychiatric rapid intervention team

SPS
special psychological operations (PSYOP) study; standard positioning system

SPSC
system planning and system control

SPTCONF
support confirmation

SPTD CMD
supported command

SPTG CMD
supporting command

SPTREQ
support request

sqft
square feet

SR
special reconnaissance

SRA
specialized-repair activity

SRAM
short-range air-to-surface attack missile; system replacement and modernization

SRB
software release bulletin; system review board (JOPES)

SRBM
short-range ballistic missile

SRC
service reception center; Single Integrated Operational Plan (SIOP) response cell; standard requirements code; survival recovery center

SRCC
service reserve coordination center

SRF
secure Reserve force

SRG
short-range aircraft

SRI
surveillance, reconnaissance, and intelligence (Marine Corps)

SRIG
surveillance, reconnaissance, and intelligence group (USMC)

SROC
Senior Readiness Oversight Council; Southern Region Operational Center, United States Southern Command

SROE
standing rules of engagement

SRP
Sealift Readiness Program; sealift reserve program; seaward recovery point; Single Integrated Operational Plan (SIOP) reconnaissance plan

SRP/PDS
stabilization reference package/position determining system

SRR
search and rescue region

SRS
search and rescue sector

SRSG
special representative to the Secretary-General

SRT
scheduled return time; special reaction team; standard remote terminal; strategic relocatable target

SRTD
signals research and target development

S/RTF
search and recovery task force

SRU
search and rescue unit

SR-UAV
short-range unmanned aerial vehicle

SRWBR
short range wide band radio

S/S
steamship

SS
submarine

SSA
software support activity; special support activity (NSA); strapdown sensor assembly; supply support activity; supply support area

SSB
single side band; surveillance support branch

SSBN
fleet ballistic missile submarine

SSB-SC
single sideband-suppressed carrier

SSC
small scale contingency; surveillance support center

SSCO
shipper's service control office

SSCRA
Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act

SSE
satellite communications (SATCOM) systems expert; sensitive site exploitation

SSF
software support facility

SSI
standing signal instruction

SSM
surface-to-surface missile

SSMI
special sensor microwave imager

SSMS
single shelter message switch

SSN
attack submarine, nuclear; Social Security number; space surveillance network

SS (number)
sea state (number)

SSO
special security office(r); spot security office

SSP
signals intelligence (SIGINT) support plan

SSPO
strategic systems program office

SSS
Selective Service System; shelter subsystem

SSSC
surface, subsurface search surveillance coordination

SST
space support team; special support team (National Security Agency)

S/T
short ton

ST
short ton; small tug; special tactics; strike team

ST&E
security test and evaluation

STA
system tape A

STAB
space tactical awareness brief

STA clk
station clock

STAMMIS
standard Army multi-command management information system

STAMP
standard air munitions package (USAF)

STANAG
standardization agreement (NATO)

STANAVFORLANT
Standing Naval Forces, Atlantic (NATO)

STAR
scheduled theater airlift route; sensitive target approval and review; standard attribute reference; standard terminal arrival route; surface-to-air recovery; system threat assessment report

STARC
state area coordinators

START
Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

STARTEX
start of exercise

STB
super tropical bleach

STC
secondary traffic channel

STD
standard

STDM
synchronous time division multiplexer

STE
secure telephone equipment

STEL STU III
Stanford telecommunications (secure telephone)

STEP
software test and evaluation program; standard tactical entry point; standard tool for employment planning

STG
seasonal target graphic

STICS
scalable transportable intelligence communications system

STO
special technical operations

STOC
special technical operations coordinator

STOD
special technical operations division

STOL
short takeoff and landing

STOMPS
stand-alone tactical operational message processing system

STON
short ton

STOVL
short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft

STP
security technical procedure

STR
strength

STRAPP
standard tanks, racks and pylons packages (USAF)

STRATOPS
strategic operations division

STREAM
standard tensioned replenishment alongside method

STS
special tactics squadron

STT
small tactical terminal; special tactics team

STU
secure telephone unit

STU-III
secure telephone unit III

STW
strike warfare

STWC
strike warfare commander

STX
start of text

SU
search unit

SUBJ
subject
JP 1-02

sub-JIB
subordinate-joint information bureau

SUBOPAUTH
submarine operating authority

sub-PIC
subordinate-press information center

SUBROC
submarine rocket

SUC
surf current

SUIC
service unit identification code

SUMMITS
scenario unrestricted mobility model of intratheater simulation

SUPE
supervisory commands program

SURG
surgeon

SUROBS
surf observation

SURPIC
surface picture

SUW
surface warfare

SUWC
surface warfare commander

S/V
sailboat

SVC
Service

SVIP
secure voice improvement program

SVLTU
service line termination unit

SVR
surface vessel radar

SVS
secure voice system

Sw
switch

SWA
Southwest Asia

SWAT
special weapons and tactics

SWBD
switchboard

SWC
strike warfare commander; swell/wave current

SWI
special weather intelligence

SWO
staff weather officer

SWORD
submarine warfare operations research division

SWSOCC
Southwest Sector Operation Control Center North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)

SWXS
Space Weather Squadron

SYDP
six year defense plan

SYG
Secretary General (UN)

SYNC
synchronization

SYS
system
JP 1-02

SYSCON
systems control

SZ
surf zone
JP 1-02


 
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