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S&F
store-and-forward

S&M
scheduling and movement

S&T
scientific and technical

S&TI
scientific and technical intelligence

S-2
battalion or brigade intelligence staff officer (Army, Marine Corps battalion or regiment)

S-3
battalion or brigade operations staff officer (Army; Marine Corps battalion or regiment)

S-4
battalion or brigade logistics staff officer (Army; Marine Corps battalion or regiment)

SA
security assistance; selective availability (GPS); senior adviser; situational awareness; staging area; stand-alone switch

SAAF
small austere airfield

SAAFR
standard use Army aircraft flight route

SAAM
special assignment airlift mission

SAB
scientific advisory board (USAF)

SABER
situational awareness beacon with reply

SAC
special agent in charge; supporting arms coordinator

SACC
supporting arms coordination center

SACEUR
Supreme Allied Command, Europe

SACLANT
Supreme Allied Command, Atlantic

SACS
secure telephone unit (STU) access control system

SADC
sector air defense commander

SAF
Secretary of the Air Force

SAFE
secure analyst file environment; selected area for evasion

SAFE-CP
selected area for evasion-contact point

SAFWIN
secure Air Force weather information network

SAG
surface action group

SAI
sea-to-air interface; single agency item

SAID
selected area for evasion (SAFE) area intelligence description

SAL
small arms locker

SAL-GP
semiactive laser-guided projectile (USN)

SALM
single-anchor leg mooring

SALT
supporting arms liaison team

SALTS
streamlined automated logistics transfer system; streamlined automated logistics transmission system

SALUTE
size, activity, location, unit, time, and equipment

SAM
space available mail; special airlift mission; surface-to-air missile

SAMM
security assistance management manual

SAMS
School of Advanced Military Studies

SAO
security assistance office/officer; security assistance organization; selected attack option

SAOC
sector air operations center

SAP
special access program

SAPI
special access program for intelligence

SAPO
subarea petroleum office

SAR
satellite access request; search and rescue; special access requirement; synthetic aperture radar

SARC
surveillance and reconnaissance center

SARIR
search and rescue incident report

SARMC
search and rescue mission coordinator

SARMIS
search and rescue management information system

SARREQ
search and rescue request

SARSAT
search and rescue satellite-aided tracking

SARSIT
search and rescue situation summary report

SARTEL
search and rescue (SAR) telephone (private hotline)

SARTF
search and rescue task force

SAS
sealed authenticator system; special ammunition storage

SASP
special ammunition supply point

SASS
supporting arms special staff

SASSY
supported activities supply systems

SAT
satellite; security alert team

SATCOM
satellite communications

SAU
search attack unit

SAW
surface acoustic wave

SB
standby base

SBIRS
space-based infrared system

SBL
space-based laser

SBPO
Service blood program officer

SBR
special boat squadron

SBRPT
subordinate reporting organization

SBS
senior battle staff; support battle staff

SBSS
science-based stockpile stewardship

SBT
special boat team

SC
sea current; search and rescue (SAR) coordinator; station clock

SCAS
stability control augment system

SCATANA
security control of air traffic and navigation aids

SC ATLANTIC
Strategic Command, Atlantic (NATO)

SCATMINEWARN
scatterable minefield warning

SCC
security classification code; Space Control Center (USSPACECOM); Standards Coordinating Committee

SCDL
surveillance control data link

SCE
Service cryptologic element

SC EUROPE
Strategic Command, Europe (NATO)

SCF(UK)
Save the Children Fund (United Kingdom)

SCF(US)
Save the Children Federation (United States)

SCG
switching controller group

SCI
sensitive compartmented information

SCIF
sensitive compartmented information facility

SCL
standard conventional load

SCM
security countermeasure

SCMP
strategic command, control, and communications (C3) master plan

SCNE
self-contained navigation equipment

SCO
senior contracting official; state coordinating officer

SCOC
systems control and operations concept

SCONUM
ship control number

SCP
secure conferencing project; system change proposal

SCPT
strategic connectivity performance test

SCRB
software configuration review board

SCT
shipping control teams; single channel transponder

SCTIS
single channel transponder injection system

SCTS
single channel transponder system

SCT-UR
single channel transponder ultrahigh frequency (UHF) receiver

SCUD
surface-to-surface missile system

SDA
Seventh-Day Adventist (ADRA)

S-day
day the President authorizes selective reserve call-up

SDB
Satellite Communications Database

SDF
self defense force

SDIO
Strategic Defense Initiative Organization

SDLS
satellite data link standards

SDMX
space division matrix

SDN
system development notification

SDNRIU
secure digital net radio interface unit

SDP
strategic distribution platform

SDR
system design review

SDSG
space division switching group

SDSM
space division switching matrix

SDV
sea-air-land team (SEAL) delivery vehicle; submerged delivery vehicle

SEABEE
Navy construction engineer; sea barge

SEAD
suppression of enemy air defenses

SEAL
sea-air-land team

SEAVAN
military container moved via ocean

SEC
submarine element coordinator

SECAF
Secretary of the Air Force

SECARMY
Secretary of the Army

SecDef
Secretary of Defense

SECNAV
Secretary of the Navy

SECNAVINST
Secretary of the Navy instruction

SECOMP
secure en route communications package

SECORD
secure cord switchboard

SECRA
secondary radar data only

SECSTATE
Secretary of State

SECTRANS
Secretary of Transportation

SED
signals external data

SEDAS
spurious emission detection acquisition system

SEF
sealift enhancement feature

SEI
specific emitter identification

SEL REL
selective release

SELRES
Selected Reserve

SEMA
special electronic mission aircraft

SEMS
standard embarkation management system

SEO/SEP
special enforcement operation/special enforcement program

SEP
sealift enhancement program; signal entrance panel; spherical error probable

SERE
survival, evasion, resistance, escape

SERER
survival, evasion, resistance, escape, recovery

SETA
system engineering and technical assistance

SEW
shared early warning

S/EWCC
signals intelligence/electronic warfare coordination center

SEWS
satellite early warning system

SF
security forces; single frequency; special forces; Standard Form


SFAF
standard frequency action format

SFCP
shore fire control party

SFG
security forces group; special forces group

SFI
spectral composition

SFMS
special forces medical sergeant

SFOB
special forces operations base

SFOD-A/B/C
special forces operational detachment-A/B/C

SFOR
Stabilization Force

SFS
security forces squadron

SG
supergroup; Surgeon General

SGEMP
system-generated electromagnetic pulse

SGSA
squadron group systems advisor

SGSI
stabilized glide slope indicator

SHAPE
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers, Europe

SHD
special handling designator

SHF
super-high frequency

SHORAD
short-range air defense

SHORADEZ
short-range air defense engagement zone

SI
special intelligence

SIA
station of initial assignment

SIAGL
survey instrument azimuth gyroscope lightweight

SIC
subject identification code

SICR
specific intelligence collection requirement

SID
secondary imagery dissemination; standard instrument departure

SIDAC
single integrated damage analysis capability

SIDL
standard intelligence documents list

SIDS
secondary imagery dissemination system

SIF
selective identification feature

SIG
signal

SIGINT
signals intelligence

SIGSEC
signal security

SII
seriously ill or injured; statement of intelligence interest

SIM
system impact message

SIMLM
single integrated medical logistics management; single integrated medical logistics manager

SINCGARS
single-channel ground and airborne radio system

SINS
ship's inertial navigation system

SIO
senior intelligence officer; special information operations

SIOP
Single Integrated Operational Plan

SIOP-ESI
Single Integrated Operational Plan-Extremely Sensitive Information

SIPRNET
SECRET Internet Protocol Router Network

SIR
serious incident report; specific information requirement

SIRADS
stored imagery repository and dissemination system

SIRMO
senior information resources management official

SIS
special information systems

SIT
special interest target

SITLM
single integrated theater logistic manager

SITREP
situation report

SIV
special interest vessel

SJA
Staff Judge Advocate

SJS
Secretary, Joint Staff

SKE
station-keeping equipment

SL
sea level; switch locator

SLAM
stand-off land attack missile

SLAR
side looking airborne radar

SLBM
submarine-launched ballistic missile

SLC
satellite laser communications; single line concept

SLCM
sea-launched cruise missile

SLCP
ship lighterage control point; ship's loading characteristics pamphlet

SLD
system link designator

SLEP
service life extension program

SLGR
small, lightweight ground receiver (GPS)

SLIT
serial-lot item tracking

SLO
space liaison officer

SLOC
sea line of communications

SLP
seaward launch point

SLRP
survey, liaison, and reconnaissance party

SLWT
side loadable warping tug

SM
Secretary, Joint Staff, memorandum; Service manager; staff memorandum; system manager

SMART
special medical augmentation response team

SMC
midpoint compromise track spacing; search and rescue (SAR) mission coordinator; system master catalog

SMCA
single manager for conventional ammunition

SMCC
strategic mobile command center

SMCM
surface mine countermeasures

SMCOO
spectrum management concept of operations

SMCR
Selected Marine Corps Reserve

SMD
strategic missile defense

SMDC
Space & Missile Defense Command (Army)

SME
subject matter expert

SMEB
significant military exercise brief

SMEO
small end office

SMFT
semi-trailer mounted fabric tank

SMI
security management infrastructure

SMIO
search and rescue (SAR) mission information officer

SMO
senior meteorological and oceanographic officer; strategic mobility office(r); support to military operations

SMP
sub-motor pool

SMPT
School of Military Packaging Technology

SMRI
service message routing indicator

SMTP
simple message transfer protocol

SMU
special mission unit; supported activities supply system (SASSY) management unit

S/N
signal to noise

SNCO
staff noncommissioned officer

SNF
strategic nuclear forces

SNIE
special national intelligence estimates

SNLC
Senior North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Logisticians Conference

SNM
system notification message

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