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U.S. Military Abbreviations & Acronyms:  G

The military and government are famous for using - or overusing - abbreviations and acronyms for designating equipment, programs, and agencies. These eight pages are chock full of nearly every commonly used abbreviations and acronyms used by the U.S. military (at least up through around the year 2000).

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G
Gain
G1
Assistant Chief of Staff, G1 (Personnel)
G2
or G-2 (1) Assistant Chief of Staff, G2 (Intelligence); (2) Army or Ground Directorate of Intelligence; (3) General Corps Staff Intelligence Officer
G3
Assistant Chief of Staff, G3 (Operations and Plans)
G4
Assistant Chief of Staff, G4 (Logistics)
G5
Assistant Chief of Staff, G5 (Civil Affairs)
G6
Director(ate) of C4
G8
Director(ate) of Resource Management
GA
Ground Attack
GaAs
Gallium Arsenide
GACC
Ground Attack Coordination Center
GAD
Guards Artillery Division
GADT
Ground/Air Defense Threat
GAF
Ground Alert Facility (of PAC ABNCP)
GAFIA
German Armed Forces Intelligence Agency
GALE
Generic Area Limitation Environment
GALS
FSU Satellite (“Horizon”)
GAMO
Ground and Amphibious Military Operations
GAO
General Accounting Office
GAS
(1) Gray Area Systems; (2) Getaway Special
GAT
(1) Government Acceptance Test; (2) Guidance,
Apportionment,
and Targeting
GATT
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (UN)
GB
(1) Gigabyte; (2) Guardband
GBCS(-L
or -H) Ground-Based Common Sensor (-Light or -Heavy)
GBI
Ground-Based Interceptor
GBL
Ground-Based Laser
GBMD
Global Ballistic Missile Defense
GBR
Ground-Based Radar
GBS
Global Broadcast System
GBU
Guided Bomb Unit
GC
Gun Camera
GCA
Ground Controlled Approach
GCC
(1) Government Control Center; (2) Ground Component Commander; (3) Gulf Cooperation Council; (4) Global Control Center
GCCS
(1) Ground Command and Control System; (2) Global Command and Control System
GCDCAL
Great Circle Distance Calculator
GCE
Ground Combat Element
GCI
Ground-Controlled Intercept
GCN
Ground Communications Network
GCNTTY
Ground Communications Network Teletype
GCP
Ground-Controlled Processor
GCP-E
Ground-Controlled Processor-ELINT
GCS
(1) Graphics Compatibility System; (2) Ground Control Station; (3) Global Connectivity Services; (4) Global Communications
System
GCSS
Global Combat Support System
GDA
Gimbaled Dish Antenna
GDBI
Generic Data Base Interface
GDBMS
Generic Data Base Management Server
GDIC
General Defense Intelligence Community
GDIP
General Defense Intelligence Program
GDIPP
General Defense Intelligence Proposed Program
GDL
Gas Dynamic Laser
GDOP
Geometric Dilution of Precision
GDP
(1) General Defense Plan; (2) Gross Defense Product; (3) Ground Defense Position; (4) Gross Domestic Product
GDPS
Ground Data Processing System
GDRS
Ground Data Reduction System
GDS
(1) General Declassification Schedule; (2) FSU Guards; (3) Group Decision Support
GDSS
Global Decision Support System
GDT
Ground Data Terminal
Gen
General
GEM
Ground Effects Machine
GEN
(1) Generation; (2) General
GENIC
German National Intelligence Cell (NATO)
GENREP
General Reports
GENSER
General Service (Communications)
GEO
Geosynchronous Earth Orbit
GEODIS
Geographic Display
GEODSS
Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep-Space Surveillance System
GEOFILE
(1) Geographic Locations Code File System; (2) Geolocation File (JOPES)
GEOREF
Global Reference System, a worldwide position reference system that may be applied to any map or chart graduated in latitude and longitude regardless of projection.
GEOSAT
Geological Satellite
GEP
Ground Entry Point
GEPS
Generic Electronic Publishing System
GES
Ground Entry Station
GFAC
Ground Forward Air Controller
GFCP
Generic Front-End Communications Package
GFE
Government Furnished Equipment
GFTD
Global Force Trends Data Base
GFR
Gap Filler Radar
GGI&S
Global Geospatial and Information Services
GHz
Gigahertz
GIGSTER
NSA Video Teleconferencing System
GIIPS
Geographic Installation Intelligence Production Specifications
GIITS
General Intelligence Imagery Training System
GIN
Greenland-Iceland-Norway
GIPD
(1) General Intelligence Production Detachment; (2) General Intelligence Production Division
GIPMIS
General Intelligence Production Management Information
System
GIPS
Geographic Installation Intelligence Production Specifications
GIPSY
Graphics Information or Presentation System
GIS
Geographical Information System
GIST
Graphical Intelligence Support Terminal
GITAC
General Intelligence Training Advisory Committee
GITC
General Intelligence Training Center
GITS
General Intelligence Training System
GIUK
Greenland-Iceland-United Kingdom
GKNT
State Committee for Science and Technology (FSU)
GKS
Graphics Kernel System
GL
Grenade Launcher
GLCM
Ground-Launched Cruise Missile
GLLD
U.S. Ground Laser Locator Designator (for COPPERHEAD)
GLMX
Geological Multi-Source Exploitation (System)
GLOBIXS
Global Information Exchange System
GLOMR
Global Low-Orbiting Message Relay
GLONASS
Global Navigation Satellite System
GM
Guided Missile
GMD
Global Missile Defense
GMF
Ground Mobile Forces
GMFP
Global Military Force Policy
GMFSC
Ground Mobile Force Satellite Communications
GMI
(1) General Medical Intelligence; (2) General Military Intelligence
GMIPP
General Military Intelligence Production Plan
GMIT
Ground Military Intelligence Team (ROK)
GMRD
Guards Motorized Rifle Division (FSU)
GMS
(1) Ground Mobile System; (2) Geostationary Meteorological Satellite; (3) Ground Mission Supervisor
GMT
Greenwich Mean Time (Zulu)
GMTI
Ground Moving Target Indicator GNAS Gateway
Network
Access System
GNC
Global Navigation Chart
GND
Ground
GNP
Gross National Product
GNS
Global Network Segment
GNST
Glossary of Naval Ship Types
GO()
Government of (Name of Country)
G-O
Office of Law Enforcement and Defense Operations (USCG)
G-OINS
Intelligence Division (USCG/G-O)
G-OIS
Investigations and Security Division (USCG/G-O)
GOB
Ground Order of Battle
GOC
(1) General Officer Commanding (UK); (2) Government of Canada; (3) Global Operations Center
GOCO
Government Owned Contractor Operated
GOES
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites
GOLDS
General On-Line Display System
GOLDWING
Army HF Radio; HF communications system for meteorological and other operations
GOMS
Geostationary Operational Meteorological Satellite
GOP
Generated Option Plan
GOR
General Operational Requirement
GORB
General Officer Review Board
GOS
Grade of Service
GOSC
General Officer Steering Committee
GOSIA
Government Open System Interconnect Architecture
GOSIP
Government Open Systems Interconnected Profile
GOSPLAN
State Planning Committee (FSU)
GOSSNAB
State Committee for Material-Technical Supply (FSU)
GOTS
Government Off-the-Shelf
GP
(1) Group; (2) General Purpose
GPALS
Global Protection Against Limited Strikes
GPEE
General Purpose Encryption Equipment
GPF
(1) General Purpose Forces; (2) Ground Processing Facility
gph
Gallons Per Hour
GP
NAF General Purpose Numbered Air Force
GPNDS
Global Positioning & Nuclear Detection System
GPO
Government Printing Office
GPS
(1) Global Positioning System; (2) Grid Producing Source; (3) Geographical Positioning System; (4) Ground Processing
Stations
GPSCS
General Purpose Satellite Communications System
GR
(1) Graphical Reporting; (2) Gateway Router
GRAD
Graduate
GRANITE
SENTRY Proper Name of System
GRID
Brand of Portable PC
GRIPF
GUARDRAIL Integrated Processing Facility
GRD
Ground Resolved Distance
GREEN
FLAG ACC live-fly electronic combat exercise
GRG
Gridded Reference Graphic
GRO
Gamma Ray Observatory
GROFIS
Ground Forces Intelligence Study
GRP
Glass Reinforced Plastic
GRT
Gross Registered Tonnage
GRU
FSU General Staff Intelligence Organization
GS
(1) General Staff, (2) General Support; (3) Geological Survey; (4) General Schedule; (5) General Service; (6) Government Service (Federal Civil Service); (7) Ground Station; (8) Government Civilian
GSA
General Services Administration
GSD
(1) Ground Sample Distance; (2) Graphical Situation Display
GSE
Ground Support Equipment
GSF
(1) Ground Support Fighter (FSU); (2) Group of Soviet Forces; (3) Ground Station Facility
GSFC
Goddard Space Flight Center
GSFG
Group of Soviet Forces Germany
GSFM
Group of Soviet Forces Mongolia
GSICS
General Support Interim Contractor Support
GSM
(1) Ground Support Module (JSTARS); (2) Ground Station Module
GSOAF
GGI&S Special Operations Applications Facility
GSP
General Strike Plan
GSR
(1) General Support Reinforcing; (2) Ground Surveillance Radar
GSRS
U.S. General Support Rocket System
GSS
(1) Global Support System; (2) General System Specification
GST
(1) Ground Sensor Terminal; (2) Ground Station Terminal; (3) Ground Support Terminal
GSTS
Ground-Based Surveillance and Tracking System
GSTN
General Switched Telephone Network
GSU
Geographically Separated Unit
G/T
Ratio of Antenna Gain to Noise Temperature
GTA
Government Training Aid
GTAB
Global Transportation Analysis Bulletin
GTD
Guards Tank Division (FSU)
GTN
Global Transportation Network
GTS
Global Telecommunications Service
GTC
Gas Turbine Compressor
GTTC
Goodfellow Technical Training Center
GUI
Graphics User Interface
GW
(1) Guided Weapon; (2) Gateway; (3) Guerrilla Warfare
G/W
Gateway
GWC
Global Weather Control
GWEN
Ground Wave Emergency Network
GWIC
Great Wall Industries Corporation (China)
GWIP
Global Weather Intercept Program
GWP
General Work Plan
GW/R
Gateway/Router
GWS
Gaps, Weaknesses, and Shortfalls (also GW&S)
GYRO
Gyroscope or Gyroscopic
GZ
Ground Zero
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