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Army Acronyms and Abbreviations - Acronym List



AAA - Army Auditing Agency

AAFES - Army and Air Force Exchange Service

ACSIM - Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management

AEC - Army Environmental Center

AMC - Army Materiel Command

AMEDD - Army Medical Department

AOC - Area of Concern

ARARs - Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Requirements

ASA(I,L&E) - Assistant Secretary of the Army, (Installations, Logistics and Environment)

Asst - Assistant

ATSDR - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry



BCA - Base Closure Account

BCP - BRAC Closure Plan

BCT - BRAC Cleanup Team

BEC - BRAC Environmental Coordinator

BES - Budget Estimate Submission

BG - general officer, O-7, brigadier general

BIA - Bureau of Indian Affairs

BLM - Bureau of Land Management

BRAC - Base Realignment and Closure

BRACO - Base Realignment and Closure Office

BRACON - Base Realignment and Closure Office, Navy

BROT - Base Reuse Oversight Team

BTC - Base Transition Coordinator

BTO - Base Transition Officer

BTT - BRAC Transfer Team


CA - Cooperative Agreement

CAC - construction all complete

CAMU - Corrective Action Measurement Unit

CECOM - U.S. Army Communications/Electronics Command

CERCLA - Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act

CERFA - Community Environmental Response Facilitation Act

CERL - US Army Construction Engineering Research

CMS - Corrective Measure Sites

CNR - Cultural/Natural Resources

CNO - Chief of Naval Operations

COB - close of business

COE - Corps of Engineers

COL - field-grade officer, O-6, colonel

CONUS - Continental United States (within the 48 contiguous states)

CPT - company-grade officer, O-3, captain

CTC - cost to complete (environmental site investigation, remedy, closeout)


DA - Department of the Army

DACSIM - Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management

DAIM-BO - DA Installation Management BRACO Office

DASA(IH) - Deputy Assistant Scretary of the Army (Installations and Housing)

DAS - Director, Army Staff

DCCR - Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions

DDESB - Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board

DENIX - Defense Environmental Network and Information Exchange

DERA - Defense Environmental Restoration Account

DLA - Defense Logistics Agency

DoD - Department of Defense

DOE - Department of Energy

DOEd - Department of Education

DOI - Department of Interior

DOJ - Department of Justice

DPG - Defense Planning Guidance

DRMO - Defense Reutilization and Marketing office

DSERTS - Defense Site Environmental Restoration Tracking System

DSMOA - Defense-State Memorandum of Agreement

DUSD(ES) - Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environmental Security)

DUSD (IA&I) - Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Industrial Affairs and Installations)



EA - Environmental Assessment

EBS - Environmental Baseline Survey

ECOP - Environmental Condition of Property

EDC - Economic Development Conveyance

EE/CA - engineering evaluation/cost assessment

EIS - Environmental Impact Statement

ELD - Environmental Legal Division

EPA - Environmental Protection Agency

EOD - Explosive Ordnance Disposal

ESCA - Environmental Service Cooperative Agreement

ESOH - Environmental Safety Occupational Health

ESS - Explosive Safety Submission



FEIS - Final Environmental Impact Statement

FFA - Federal Facilities Agreement

FMV - Fair Market Value

FNSI - Finding of No Significant Impact

FORSCOM - U.S. Army Forces Command

FOSET - Finding of Suitability for Early Transfer

FOSL - Finding of Suitability for Lease

FOST - Finding of Suitability for Transfer

Ft. - Fort

FTC - Fast-Track Cleanup

FUDS - Formerly Used Defense Site


GAO - Government Accounting Office

GFPR - Guaranteed Fix Price for Remediation

GOCO - Government Owned, Contractor Operated

GSA - General Services Administration



HQDA - Headquarters, Department of the Army

HSMS - Hazardous Substance Management System

HTRW - Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste



I&E - Installations and Environment

IAG - Interagency Agreement

IAW - in accordance with

IC - Institutional Control

IGCE - Independent Government Cost Estimate

IMA - Installation Management Agency

IPR - In-process Review

IRDMIS - Installation Restoration Data Management Information System

ITAM - Integrated Training Area Management

ITR - Independent Technical Review



J&A - justification and approval

JCS - Joint Chiefs of Staff


KO - Contracting Officer



LBP - Lead-based Paint

LIFC - Leased in Furtherance of Conveyance

LRA - Local Redevelopment Authority

LTC - field-grade officer, O-5, lieutenant colonel

LTM - Long-term Monitoring

LUC - Land Use Control

LUCAP - Land Use Control Assurance Plan


MACOM - major command (such as FORSCOM, AMC, or TRADOC)

MAJ - field-grade officer, O-4, major

MDW - Military District of Washington

MEDCOM - Medical Command

MG - general officer, O-8, major general

MILCON - Military Construction

MMRP - Military Munitions Response Program

MOA - Memorandum of Agreement

MOU - Memorandum of Understanding

MSA - Metropolitan Statistical Area

MSC - Major Subordinate Command (such as IOC, SBCCOM, or CECOM)

MTMC - Military Traffic Management Command



NAF - Non-Appropriated Fund

NCO - non-commissioned officer

NCP - National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan

NDGW - Non-Degradation of Ground Water

NEPA - National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 USC 4321, et seq., as amended

NFA - no further action

NGB - National Guard Bureau

NLT - not later than

NPL - National Priorities List

NPS - National Park Service

NPV - Net Present Value

NRC - Nuclear Regulatory Commission

NRDA - Natural Resources Damages Act



OB/OD - Open Burn Open Detonation

OCONUS - Outside Continental United States (to include Hawaii and Alaska)

OCSA - Office of the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army

ODEP - Office of the Director of Environmental Programs

OE - Ordnance Explosives

OEA - Office of Economic Adjustment

OGC - Office of the Army General Counsel

O&M - operations and maintenance

OMB - Office of Management and Budget

OSC - Operation Support Command (under AMC)

OSD - Office of the Secretary of Defense

OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OTJAG - Office of the Judge Advocate General

OU - operable unit



PBC - Public Benefit Conveyance

PBD 824 - Program Budget Directive

PBT - Public Benefit Transfer

PCB - polychlorinated biphenyl

PDO - Property Disposal Office

PM - Program Manager

POC - Point of Contact

POL - petroleum, oils, and lubricants

POM - Program Objective Memorandum



RAB - Restoration Advisory Board

RACR - Remedial Action Cost Engineering & Requirements

RCRA - Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

REC - Record of Environmental Consideration

REMIS - Real Estate Management Information system

REO - Regional Environmental Office

RI/FS - Remedial Investigation/Feasibility

ROD - Record of Decision

RPM - Remedial Project Manager

RRSE - Relative Risk Site Evaluation



SAAD - Sacramento Army Depot

SAALT - Ass't Secretary of the Army Acquisition Logistic Team

SERG - Site Environmental Regulatory Group

SGT - Sergeant (E-5)

SHPO - State Historic Preservation Officer

SMA - Sergeant Major of the Army (E-9)

SME - subject-matter expert

STP - sewage treatment plant

SVE - soil vapor extraction

SWMU - solid waste management unit


TAG - technical assistance grant

TDA - Table of Distribution and Allowances

TERC - Total Environmental Restoration Contract

TJAG - The Judge Advocate General

TRADOC - U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command



USACE - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

USACHPPM - U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine

USARC - U.S. Army Reserve Command

USATCES - U.S. Army Technical Center for Explosive Safety

USCG - U.S. Coast Guard

USFWS - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

USGS - U.S. Geological Survey

UST - underground storage tank

UXO - unexploded ordinance



VOC - volatile organic compound



WBS - work breakdown structures

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