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U.S. Military Abbreviations & Acronyms:  J

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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J3
Director(ate) of Operations
J4
Logistics Directorate
J5
Director(ate) of Plans, Policy, and Programs
J6
(1) Director(ate) of Command, Control, Communications; (2) Director(ate) of Command, Control, Communications, and
Computer
Systems
J7
Joint Operational Plans Staff
J8
Director(ate) of Resource Management
JA
Judge Advocate (General)
JAADS
Joint Allied Air Defense System
JAAT
Joint Air Attack Team
JAC
Joint Analysis Center
JACC/CP
Joint Airborne Communications Center/Command Post
JAD
Joint Assessment Data
JAEIC
Joint Atomic Energy Intelligence Committee
JAG
Judge Advocate General
JAI
Joint Administrative Instruction
JAIEG
Joint Atomic Information Exchange Group
JAIS
Japan Air Intelligence System
JAIS-PAC
Joint Area Information system-USPACOM
JAMIP
Joint Analytic Model Improvement Program
JAN
Joint Army-Navy
JANAF
Joint Army, Navy, Air Force Publication
JANAP
Joint Army/Navy Publication
JAO
Joint Area of Operations
JAOC
Joint Air Operations Center
JAOP
Joint Air Operations Plan
JAPC
Joint Attrition and Penetration Committee
JAR
JIC Analysis Report
JARCC
Joint Air Reconnaissance Control Center
JARIC
(1) Joint Aerial Reconnaissance Intelligence Center; (2) Joint Air Reconnaissance Interpretation Center (UK)
JAROC
(B) Joint Allied Refugee Operations Center (Berlin)
JARP
Joint Aerospace Reserve Program
JASDF
Japanese Air Self-Defense Forces
JASORS
Joint Advanced Special Operations Radio System
JASPO
Joint Airborne SIGINT Program Office
JASS
Joint Airborne SIGINT System
JAST
Joint Advanced Strike Technology Program
JATCCCS
Joint Advanced Tactical C3 System
JAWS
(1) Joint Analytical Workstation; (2) Joint Advanced Weapons System; (3) JDISS-Army Workstation
JBS
(1) Joint Base Station; (2) Joint Broadcast Service
J2C
CIA Liaison
JC2WC
Joint C2 Warfare Center
JCAT
(1) Joint Crisis Action Team; (2) Joint Crisis Analysis Tool
JCC
Joint Coordination Center
JCCC
Joint Communications Control Center
JCCOC
Joint Communications & Control Operational Concept
JCCWC
Joint Command and Control Warfare Center
JCET
Joint/Combined Exercises for Training
JCEOI
Joint CEOI
JCF
Joint Communications Facility
JCISB
Joint Counterintelligence Support Branch
JCISOC
Joint CI Staff Officer’s Course
JCMB
Joint Collection Managers Board
JCMC
(1) Joint Crisis Management Capability; (2) Joint Crisis Management Center
JCMEC
Joint Captured Materiel Exploitation Center
JCMO
Joint Collection Management Office
JCMOTF
Joint Civil Military Operations Task Force
JCMPO
Joint Cruise Missile Project Office
JCMST
Joint Collection Management Support Tool (renamed JCMT)
JCMT
Joint Collection Management Tool
JCNJSIC
Center Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Base (CMAFB) Node
JCNICC
Joint Counternarcotics Intelligence Coordination Center
JCP
Joint Congressional Committee on Printing
JCPES
Joint Chiefs Planning and Execution System
JCPX
Joint Command Post Exercise
JCRC
Joint Casualty Resolution Center
JCS
Joint Chiefs of Staff
JCSAN
JCS Alert Network
JCSAR
Joint Combat Search and Rescue
JCSE
(1) Joint Communications Support Element; (2) Joint Contingency Support Element
JCSM
Joint Chiefs of Staff Memorandum
JCSS
(1) Japan Combat Support System; (2) Joint Communications Support Squadron
JCTG-ME
Joint Technical Coordinating Group for Munitions Effectiveness
J2D
DIA Liaison
JDA
(1) Joint Deployment Agency; (2) Japan Defense Agency; (3) Joint Duty Assignment
JDAC
Joint District Area Command
JDAL
Joint Duty Assignment List
JDAM
Joint Direct Attack Munition
JDC
Joint Debriefing Center
J-DEC
JICPAC-Detachment Japan
JDEC
Joint Document Exploitation Center
JDF
Joint Development Facility
JDGW
Joint Digital Geopositioning Workstation
JDIA
Joint Digital Intelligence Assessment
JDIPC
Joint Deployable Imagery Production Center
JDISS
(1) Joint Deployable Intelligence Support System; (2) Joint Defense Intelligence Support Services
JDISS-C
Joint Deployable Intelligence Support System-CENTCOM
JDISS-E
JDISS-EUCOM
JDISS-S
Joint Deployable Intelligence Support System-SOCOM or
SOCRATES
JDIVS
Joint Deployable Intelligence Video/Data System
JDMAG
Joint Deployable Maintenance Analysis Group
JDS
Joint Deployment System
JDSS
Joint Decision Support System
JDSIR
Joint Deployment System Incident Reporting System
JDSSC
Joint Data System Support Center
JEAP
(1) Joint Electronic Analysis Program; (2) Joint Electronic Analysis Position
JEC
Joint Economic Committee
JECC(G)
Joint Exercise Control Center (Group)
JECG
Joint Exercise Control Group
JECM
Joint Electronic Countermeasures
JEEP
Joint Emergency Evacuation Plan
JEIO
Joint Engineering and Interoperability Organization
JEFPROS
JAC EUCOM Force Protection Summary
JEIR
JAC EUCOM Intelligence Review
JEL
Joint Electronic Library
JEM
Joint Exercise Manual
JES
JDISS Embedded Support
JESS
Joint Exercise Support System
JET
JWICS Earth Terminal
JETDS
Joint Electronics Designation System
JEWC
Joint Electronic Warfare Center
JFACC
Joint Force Air Component Commander
JFC
(1) Joint Fusion Center; (2) Joint Force Commander
JFFC
Joint Force Fires Coordinator
JFFSC
Joint Force Fire Support Coordinator
JFI
Joint Force Integrator
JFIC
Joint Force Interdiction Coordinator
JFITL
Joint Force Integrator Task List
JFK
CTRMA John F. Kennedy Center for Military Assistance
JFLCC
Joint Force Land Component Commander
JLOTS
Joint Logistics Over the Shore
JFM
Joint Force Memorandum
JFMCC
Joint Force Maritime Component Commander
JFMO
Joint Frequency Management Office
JFSOCC
Joint Force Special Operations Component Commander
JGITSS
Joint General Intelligence Training System Subarchitecture
JGSDF
Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces
JIATF
Joint InterAgency Task Force
JIATF-E
Joint InterAgency Task Force - East
JIATF-W
Joint InterAgency Task Force - West
JIB
Joint Intelligence Bureau (Commonwealth Countries)
JIC
(1) Joint Intelligence Center; (2) Joint Interrogation Center; (3) Joint Intelligence Cell
JIC-E
Joint Intelligence Center-Europe
JIC-SOUTH
Joint Intelligence Center-U.S. SOUTHCOM
JIC-2000
Designation of JICSOUTH upon movement to CONUS
JICEUR
Joint Intelligence Center Europe
JICPAC
Joint Intelligence Center Pacific
JICREP
Joint Intelligence Center Report
JICTRANS
Joint Intelligence Center for Transportation
JIEO
Joint Interoperability Engineering Organization (DISA)
JIEP
Joint Intelligence Estimate for Planning
JIF
Joint Interrogation Facility
JIFF
Joint Interdiction of Follow-on Forces
JIIKS
Joint Imagery Interpretation Key Structure
JIIM
Joint Intelligence Information Management
JILE
Joint Intelligence Liaison Element
JIM
JESS Intelligence Model
JINTACCS
Joint Interoperability of Tactical Command and Control Systems
JINTC
Joint Intelligence Task Force
JIO
Joint Intelligence Organization
JIOC
Joint Intelligence Operations Center
JIPC
Joint Imagery Production Center
JIPTL
Joint Integrated Prioritized Target List
JISA
Joint Intelligence Support Architecture
JISAD
JTF Intelligence Support Architecture Document
JISC
(1) Joint Intelligence Support Center; (2) Joint Intelligence Support Concept
JISE
Joint Intelligence Support Element
JISI
Joint Intelligence System Integration
JISS
Japan Intelligence Support System
JITAP
Joint Intelligence Training Activity Pacific
JITC
Joint Interoperability Test Center (DISA)
JITF
Joint Integration Testing Facility
JIVA
Joint Intelligence Virtual Architecture
JLA
Joint Logistics Assessment
JLARG
Joint Logistics Assessment Review Group
JL-COE
Joint Logistics Center of Excellence
JLD
Joint Liaison Detachment
JLE
Jammer Locator Electronics
JLMIS
Joint Logistics Management Information System
JLOTS
Joint Logistics Over the Shore
JLPPG
Joint Logistics and Personnel Policy and Guidance
JLRC
Joint Logistics Readiness Center
J4/LRC
Joint Logistics Readiness Center
JLREID
Joint Long-Range Estimating Intelligence Document (JSPS)
JLRSA
Joint Long-Range Strategic Appraisal
JLSP
Joint Logistics Steering Panel
JM
Joint Mission
JMA
(1) Joint Mobilization Augmentation; (2) Joint Mission Analysis
JMAT
Joint Mobility Assistance Team
JMC
Joint Movement Center
JMCC
(1) Joint MC&G Coordination Center; (2) Joint Mobile Command Center
JMCIS
Joint Maritime Command Information System
JMEM
Joint Munitions Effectiveness Manual
JMENS
Joint Mission Element Needs Statement
JMETL
(1) Joint Mission Essential Target List; (2) Joint Mission Essential Task List
JMI
JTIDS Modular AOC Integration System
JMIC
Joint Military Intelligence College
JMICS
JWICS Mobile Integrated Communications System
JMIE
Joint Maritime Information Element
JMIE/JEM
JMIE Support System and Modernization
JMINI
Joint UHF MILSATCOM Network Integrated
JMIP
Joint Military Intelligence Program
JMISE
Joint Military Intelligence Support Element
JMITC
Joint Military Intelligence Training Center
JMNS
Joint Mission Needs Statement
JMO
Joint Management Office
JMOCC
Joint Mobile Operations Command Center
JMP
(1) Joint Manpower Program; (2) Joint Mobilization Program
JMPAB
Joint Material Priorities Allocation Board
JMPP
Joint Munitions Production Panel
JMRR
Joint Military Readiness Review
JMSDF
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
JMSIP
Joint Modeling and Simulation Integration Program
JMSNS
Justification for Major System New Start
JMST
Joint Management Support Tool
JMTB
Joint Military Transportation Board
JMTG
(1) Joint Military Terminology Group; (2) Joint Master Training Guide
JMTK
Joint Mapping Tool Kit
JNACC
Joint Nuclear Accident Coordinating Center
JNAF
Yugoslavia National Air Force
JNC
Jet Navigation Chart
JNC-A
Jet Navigation Chart-Air
JNIDS
(1) Joint National Intelligence Dissemination System; (2) Joint National Intelligence Development Staff
JNPE
Joint Nuclear Planning Element
JOA
Joint Operations Area
JOC
Joint Operations Center
JOC/INT
Joint Operations Center/Intelligence Team
JOG
Joint Operations Graphic
JOG-A
Joint Operations Graphic-Air
JOG-C
Joint Operations Graphic-Combined
JOG-G
Joint Operations Graphic-Ground
JOG-R
Joint Operations Graphic-Radar
JOIC
Joint Operational Intelligence Center/Cell
JOIN
Joint Operations Intelligence Network
JOINT
REDTRAIN Joint Readiness Training
Joint
STARS Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System
JOP
Joint Operating Procedure
JOPES
Joint Operations Planning and Execution System
JOPS
Joint Operational Planning System
JOS
Joint Operational Stocks
JOSE
Joint Operations Support Element
JOTS
Joint Operational Tactical System
JP
(1) Jet Petroleum; (2) Joint Publication
JPAM
Joint Program Assessment Memorandum
JPAT
Joint Planning and Assistance Team
JPD
Joint Planning Document
JPEA
Joint Planning and Exercise Activity
JPEC
Joint Planning and Execution Community
JPL
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
JPM
Joint Program Manager
JPMIE
Joint Program for Military Intelligence Education
JPMO
Joint Program Management Office
JPN
JSIC Peterson Node
JPO
Joint Project Office
JPOTF
Joint Psychological Operations Task Force
JPOTG
Joint Psychological Operations Task Group
JPPR
Joint Planning and Program Review
JPRS
Joint Publications Research Service
JPSD
Joint Precision Strike Demonstration
JPSS
Joint Planning Staff for Space
JPSIO
Joint Precision Strike Integration Office
JRA
Joint Rear Area
JRB
Joint Reconnaissance Board
JRC
(1) Joint Reconnaissance Center; (2) Joint Recovery Center
JRCB
Joint Reconnaissance Coordination Board
JRCC
Joint Rescue Coordination Center
JRCP
Joint Readiness Command Program
JRDC
Joint Regional Defense Command
JRDOD
Joint Research and Development Objectives Document
JRFL
Joint Restricted Frequency List
JRIP
Joint Reserve Intelligence Program
JRMB
Joint Requirements and Management Board
JRO
Joint Reconnaissance Office
JROC
Joint Requirements Oversight Council
JROC-B
Joint Refugee Center, Berlin
JRS
Joint Reporting System/Structure
JRSC
Jam-Resistant Secure Communications
JRTC
(1) Joint Readiness Training Center; (2) Joint Regional Training Center
JRTC-IS
JRTC Instrumentation System
JRX
Joint Readiness Exercise
JRX
MILES JRX Milestone System
JS
Joint Staff
J/S
Ratio of received power level of a jamming signal and a desired signal
JSAJAC
Security Activity
JSAC
Joint State Area Command
JSAM
Joint Security Assistance Memorandum
JSAMSA
Joint Security Assistance Memorandum Supporting Analysis
JSB
Joint Synthetic Battlespace
JSC
(1) Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center; (2) Joint Spectrum Center
JSCP
Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan
JSCS
Joint Strategic Connectivity Staff
JSDF
Japanese Self-Defense Forces
JSEAD
(1) Joint Surveillance Enemy Air Defense; (2) Joint Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses
JSFC
Joint Space Fundamentals Course
JSIC
Joint SPACECOM Intelligence Center
JSIMS
Joint Simulation System
JSIOC
Joint Space Intelligence Operations Course
JSIOPC
Joint Space Intelligence Operations Policy Course
JSIP
Joint Services Imagery Processor
JSIPS
Joint Service Imagery Processing System
JSIPS-N
Joint Service Imagery Processing System-Navy
JSMB
Joint Space Management Board
JSO
(1) Joint Staff Office; (2) Joint Support Office
JSOA
(1) Joint Special Operations Agency; (2) Joint Special Operations Area
JSOACC
Joint Special Operations Air Component Commander
JSOC
(1) Joint Special Operations Center; (2) Joint Strategic
Operations
Center; (3) Joint Special Operations Command
JSODC
Joint Special Operations Deception Course
JSOFI
Joint Special Operations Forces Institute
JSOIC
Joint Special Operations Intelligence Course
JSOIT
Joint Special Operations Intelligence Training
JSOIO
Joint Special Operations Intelligence Orientation
JSOP
Joint Strategic Objectives Plan
JSOPW
Joint Special Operations Planning Workshop
JSOR
Joint Service Operational Requirement
JSOSOC
Joint Special Operations Staff Officer Course
JSOTF
Joint Special Operations Task Force
JSOTFSO
Joint Special Operations Task Force South
JSOTP
Joint Special Operations Training Project
JSOW
Joint Standoff Weapon
JSPD
Joint Strategic Planning Document
JSPDSA
Joint Strategic Planning Document Supporting Analysis
JSPO
Joint System Program Office
JSPS
Joint Strategic Planning System
JSR
(1) Joint Strategy Review; (2) Joint Special Reports
JSRC
Joint Search and Rescue Center
JSS
(1) Joint Surveillance System; (2) JMIE Support System
JSST
(1) Joint Space Support Team; (2) Joint Special Support Team
JSTARS
Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System
JSTPS
Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff
JSWG
(1) J-TENS Special Working Group; (2) Joint Service Working Group
JT
Joint
JTA
(1) Joint Task Analysis; (2) Joint Table of Allowances
JTAGS
Joint Tactical Ground Station
JTAO
Joint Tactical Air Operations
JTARS
Joint Tactical Aerial Reconnaissance System
JTASC
Joint Training, Analysis and Simulation Center
JTB
(1) Joint Transportation Board; (2) Joint Targets Board
JTC
(1) Joint Target Committee; (2) Joint Technology Center; (3) JFACC Target Cell
JTC3A
Joint Tactical Command, Control, and Communications Agency
JTCAE
Joint Tactical Control and Analysis Element
JTCB
Joint Targets Coordination Board
JTCG
Joint Technical Coordinating Group
JTCG(ME)
Joint Technical Coordinating Group (For Munitions
Effectiveness)
JTC/SIL
Joint Technology Center/ Systems Integration Laboratory
JTD
Joint Table of Distribution (Manning Authorization for a Joint
Organization)
JTDA
Joint Table of Distribution and Allowances
JTEB
Joint Test and Evaluation Board
J-TENS
Joint Tactical Exploitation of National Systems
JTENS
Joint-Service Tactical Exploitation of National Systems
JTF
(1) Joint Tactical Fusion; (2) Joint Task Force
JTF-6
Joint Task Force-6
JTF-B
USSOUTHCOM JTF in Honduras
JTFCEM
Joint Task Force Contingency Engineer Manager
JTF-FA
Joint Task Force-Full Accounting
JTF-LOCE
Joint Tactical Fusion-Limited Operational Capability Europe
JTF-PM
Joint Task Force-Panama
JTFPO
Joint Tactical Fusion Program Office
JTF-PP
Joint Task Force PROVIDE PROMISE
JTF-SWA
Joint Task Force-South West Asia
JTFHQ
Joint Task Force Headquarters
JTFP
Joint Tactical Fusion Program
JTFPMO
Joint Tactical Fusion Program Management Office
JTFSO
Joint Task Force South
JTG
Joint Task Group
JTIC
Joint Transportation Intelligence Center
JTID
Joint Digital Team Information Device
JTIDS
Joint Tactical Information Distribution System
JTL
Joint Target List
JTMD
(1) Joint Theater Missile Defense; (2) Joint Table of Mobilization and Distribution
JTN
Joint Targeting Network
JTOSS
Joint Task-Organized Software Subsystem
JTP
Joint Training Plan
JTR
Joint Travel Regulation
JTRU
Joint Transportation Reserve Unit
JTSC
Joint Technology Steering Committee
JTSG
Joint Targets Steering Group
JTT
Joint Tactics Terminal
JTTP
Joint Tactics, Techniques and Procedures
JTWS
Joint Threat Warning System
JTX
Joint Training Exercise
JUAVTC
Joint UAV Training Center
JUDI
Joint Universal Data Interpreter
JULL
Joint Universal Lessons Learned
JULLS
Joint Universal Lessons Learned System
JUMPS
Joint Uniform Military Pay System
JUSMAG
Joint United States Military Advisory Group
JUWC
Joint Unconventional Warfare Command
JUWTF
Joint Unconventional Warfare Task Force
JVIDS
Joint Visual Integrated Display System
JWAC
Joint Warfare Analysis Center
JWARS
Joint Warfare Simulation
JWBCA
Joint Whole Blood Control Agency
JWC
(1) Joint Warfare Center; (2) Joint Working Group
JWCA
Joint Warfighting Capability Assessment
JWFC
Joint Warfighting Center
JWG
Joint Working Group
JWICS
(1) Joint Warning Indications Communications System; (2) Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System
JWID
Joint Worldwide Interoperability Demonstration
J2X
JTF J2 Support Element
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