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U.S. Military Abbreviations & Acronyms:  S

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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S
Secret
/s/
Signature
S-1
Personnel Staff Officer
S-2
Intelligence Staff Officer; Brigade, Battalion, and Armored Cavalry
S-3
Operations Staff Officer
SA
(1) Logistics Staff Officer; (2) Special Access; (3) Situational Awareness; (4) Signals Analysis; (5) Surface-to-Air; used to identify FSU Surface-to-Air Missiles, e.g., SA-7/GRAIL; (6) Situation Assessment; (7) Security Assistance; (8) Special Agent; (9) Stand Alone; (10) Secretary of the Army; (11) Systems Administrator; (12) Strategic Attack
SAA
(1) Special Area Assessments; (2) Strategic Air Army
SAAC
Strategic Analysis Applications Center
SAAM
Special Assignment Airlift Mission
SAASE
Standard Data Element-Based Automated Architecture Support
Environment
SACC
Supporting Arms Coordination Center
SACCS
Strategic Air Command Automated Command & Control System
SACS
(1) Secure Access Control System; (2) STU-III Access Control System
SAE
Service Acquisition Executive
SAB
Subject as Above
SAC
(1) Strategic Air Command; (2) Scientific Advisory Committee; (3) Senate Appropriations Committee
SACDIN
SAC Digital Network
SACEUR
Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (NATO)
SACLANT
Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic (NATO)
SACLANTREPEUR
SACLANT Representative in Europe
SACOM
Southern Area Command
SACOS
SAC Operational Staff
SACWARNS
(1) Strategic Air Command Indications and Warning; (2) SAC Warning System
SADARM
Sense and Destroy Armor
SADF
South African Defense Force
SADO
Senior Air Defense Officer
SADT
Structured Analysis Design Technique
SAEDA
Subversion and Espionage Directed Against the Army
SAF
(1) Soviet (FSU) Air Force; (2) Source Acquisitions File; (3) Secretary of the Air Force; (4) US Air Force Staff
SAFE
(1) Support for the Analysts’ File Environment; (2) Selected Area for Evasion
SAFF
Safing, Arming, Fuzing, and Firing
SAF/O/T
Security Assistance Force/Organization/Team
SAG
(1) Study Advisory Group; (2) Surface Action Group; (3) Strategic Advisory Group
SAGE
Semiautomatic Ground Environment (Radar)
SAI
Strategic Command Administrative Instruction
SAIB
Safe Area Intelligence Brief
SAID
Safe Area Intelligence Description
SAIS
Strategic Aerospace Intelligence System
SAL
(1) Strategic Arms Limitation; (2) Submarine Alerting and Locating
SALT
(1) Strategic Arms Limitation Talks; (2) Supporting Arms Liaison Team
SALUTE
Size, Activity, Location, Unit, Time, Equipment (spot report format)
SAM
(1) Surface-to-Air Missile; (2) Summary Assessment Matrix
SAMOB
Surface-to-Air Missile Order of Battle
SAMSO
Space And Missile System Organization
SAMT
State of the Art Medium Terminals
SAO
(1) Special Access/Activities Office; (2) Select Attack Option; (3) Special Access Only; (4) Security Assistance Organization; (5) Security Assistance Office
SAOB
FSU Air Order of Battle
SAOC
(1) Space Actions Officers Course; (2) Sector Air Operations Center
SAOCS
Submarine/Aircraft Optical Communications System
SAP
(1) Special Access Program; (2) System Acquisition Plan
SAPAS
Semiautomatic Population Analysis System
SAR
(1) Search and Rescue; (2) Synthetic Aperture Radar; (3) Special Access Required; (4) Sea-Air Rescue
SARC
Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center
SARDA
Secretary of the Army for Research, Development and Acquisition
SARP
Storage and Retrieval Processor
SARPF
Strategic Air Relocatable Processing Facility
SARSAT
Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking
SART
Strategic Aircraft Recovery Team
SARV
Strategic Aerospace Reconnaissance Vehicle
SAS
(1) Strategic Area Study; (2) Strategic Aerospace Summary; (3) Special Activities Squadron; (4) Support to Analyst Subsystem; (5) Survivable Adaptive Systems
SASC
Senate Armed Services Committee
SASM
Strategic Air-to-Surface Missile
SASS
(1) Small Aerostat Surveillance System; (2) Systems Acquisition Support Services
SAT
(1) Satellite; (2) Staff Augmentation Team; (3) Satisfactory
SATCOM
Satellite Communications
SATCOMA
Satellite Communications Agency (U.S. Army)
SATKA
Surveillance, Acquisition, Tracking, and Kill Assessment
SATRAN
(1) Satellite Reconnaissance Advanced Notice; (2) Satellite Transmission
SATS
Southwest Asia Telecommunications System
SATVUL
Satellite Vulnerability
SAVE
Situation Analysis and Vulnerability Estimate
SAVI
Systems Analysis of Vulnerability to Intrusion
SAWC
Special Air Warfare Center
SAWG
Simulation and Analysis Working Group
SAWIC
Strike and Amphibious Warfare Intelligence Center
SAWS
Submarine Analyst Work Station
SAWVS
Satellite Attack Warning and Verification System
SB
Sentinel Byte
S-BAND
2 to 4 GHz
SBB
Sustained Bare Base
SBI
(1) Special Background Investigation; (2) Space-Based Interceptor
SBIRS
Space-based Infrared Radar System
SBIS
Sustaining Base Information Services
SBKKV
Space-Based Kinetic Kill Vehicle
SBL
Space-Based Laser
SBM
Single-Point Mooring Buoy
SBR
(1) Special Boat Squadron; (2) Space-Based Radar
SBS
Site Backbone Segment
SBSS
Space-Based Surveillance System
SBU
(1) Special Boat Unit; (2) Sensitive but Unclassified
SBWASS
Space-Based Wide-Area Surveillance System
SC
(1) Science Committee (NATO); (2) Signal Corps; (3) Security Code; (4) Signal Company; (5) System Center; (6) Structural Category; (7) Screen Commander or Coordinator; (8) Air Force Communications-Computers Directorate; (9) Submarine Conversion
SCA
Service Cryptologic Agency
SCAD
Subsonic Cruise Armed Decoy
SCAMP
Sensor Control and Management Platoon
SCAMPI
SOF C3I Telecommunications System
SCARE
Standard Collection Asset Request Format
SCATANA
Security Control of Air Traffic and Air Navigation Aids
SCC
(1) Special Coordination Committee; (2) Standing Consultative
Commission
(SALT); (3) Surveillance Coordination Center; (4) System Control Center; (5) Space Control Center; (6) Service Component Commander
SC
CAT SOUTHCOM Crisis Action Team
SCC(I)
Special Coordination Committee (Intelligence)
SCCP
Single-Channel Command Post
SCCS-R
Single-Channel Collection System - Rear
SCCTV
Secure Closed-Circuit Television
SCDL
Surveillance and Control Data Link (JSTARS)
SCE
Service Cryptologic Element
SCF
Satellite Control Facility
SCF-UK
Save the Children Federation-UK
SCG
Special Consultative Group (NATO)
SCI
(1) Sensitive Compartmented Information or Information Programs; (2) Source Code Indicator
SCIBS
Sensitive Compartmented Information Billet System
SCIC
State Crime Information Center
SCIF
Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility
SCIM
Subject Codes for Intelligence Management
SCIMITAR
System for Countering Interdiction Missiles and Target Radars
SCINET
Sensitive Compartmented Information Network (DoDIIS)
SCIP
Special Communications Intelligence Package
SCIPMIS
Standard Civilian Personnel Management Information System
SCIPS
Sensitive Compartmented Information Processing System
SCIS
Survivable Communication Information System
SCISS
SOUTHCOM Intelligence Support System
SCI-VTC
Sensitive Compartmented Information-Video Teleconferencing
SC
J2 USSOUTHCOM J2
SCL
Standard Conventional Load
SCLNO
SOUTHCOM Liaison Officer
SCM
Security Countermeasures
SCN
Satellite Control Network
SCO
(1) Service Cryptologic Organizations; (2) Sub-Control Office
SCOLA
Satellite Communications for Learning
SCORE
Signal Communications by Orbiting Relay Equipment
SCOTT
Single-Channel Objective Tactical Terminal
SCP
Secure Conferencing Project
SCPC
Single Channel per Carrier
SCS
(1) Signal Collection System; (2) Satellite Control Squadron
SCSC
SOUTHCOM Support Center
SCSI
Small Computer Systems Interface
SCT
(1) Single-Channel Terminal; (2) Single-Channel Transponder
SCUBA
Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
SCUD
Nickname of a Missile System
SD
(1) Space Director; (2) Standard Displacement; (3) Senior Director; (4) Security Division; (5) Strategic Command
Directive
SDA
(1) Ships Destination Authority; (2) Strike Damage Assessment
S&DA
Strike and Damage Assessment
SDB
Space Data Base
SDC
(1) Strategic Dissemination Company; (2) Strategic Defense Command
SDD
Secure Data Device
SDF
Structured Data Fields
SDHS
Satellite Data Handling System
SDI
Strategic Defense Initiative
SDIE
Special Defense Intelligence Estimate
SDIN
(1) Secure Digital Information Network; (2) Special Defense Intelligence Notice
SDIO
Strategic Defense Initiative Organization
SDIS
Switched Digital Integrated Service
SDLC
Synchronous Data Link Control
SDM
Standoff Destructive Munition
SDMA
Spaced Division Multiple Access
SDMS
SINET Data Management System
SDNRIU
Secure Digital Network Radio Interface Unit
SDNS
Secure Data Network System
SDO
System Development Office
SDOB
Scaled Depth of Burst
SDR
(1) Source-Directed Requirements; (2) System Design Review
SDS
(1) Satellite Data System; (2) SIGINT Direct Support; (3) Satellite Dissemination System; (4) Secondary
Dissemination
System; (5) Strategic Defense System; (6) Switched Data Services; (7) Spatial Data Server; (8) Small
Digital
Switch
SDV
(1) Swimmer Delivery Vehicle; (2) SEAL Delivery Vehicle
SDVT
SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team
SDYS
Studies
SE
Southeastern
SEA
(1) Southeast Asia; (2) Senior Enlisted Advisor
SEABEE
Navy Construction Battalion Personnel
SEALANCE
Anti-Submarine Warfare Standoff Weapons (ASW/SOW)
SEAD
Suppression of Enemy Air Defense
SEADS
Southeast Air Defense Sector
SEAGA
Selective Employment Air Ground Alert Forces
SEAL
Sea/Air/Land
SEASTAG
SEATO Standardization Agreement
SEATO
Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
SEAWATCH
NOSIC On-Line Computer System
SEC
(1) Second; (2) Section; (3) Submarine Element Coordinator
SECAF
Secretary of the Air Force
SECARMY
Secretary of the Army
SECC
Survivable Enduring Command Center
SECCLEAR
Security Clearance (Management System)
SECDEF
Secretary of Defense
SECNAV
Secretary of the Navy
SECOM
Security Committee
SECS
Survivable and Enduring Communications System
SECSTATE
Secretary of State
SECTY
Security
SED
Simulated Electronic Deception
SEDSCAF
Standard ELINT Data System Codes and Formats
SEE
(1) System Engineering and Evaluation; (2) Softcopy Exploitation Environment
SEEI
Special Essential Elements of Information
SEEK
Soviet Emigre Exploitation Kit
SEI
Specific Emitter Identification
SEIP
Senior Enlisted Intelligence Program
SEIS
Survivable and Enduring Intelligence System
SELA
Latin American Economic System
SELORS
Ship Emitter Locating Reports
SELMON
Selective Monitoring
SEMA
Special Electronic Mission Aircraft
SEMEC
SOF Enhanced Moldable Explosive Change
SEN
(1) Small Extension Node; (2) Space Engagement Node
SEOS
SIGINT/Electronic Warfare Operating System
SEP
(1) Selective Employment Plan (NATO); (2) Separate
SEPA
FSU Extended Planning Annex
SEPS
NATO Selective Employment Plan
SERE
Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape
SERER
Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape, and Recovery
SERNO
Serial Number
SES
(1) Surface Effects Ship; (2) Systems Engineering Study; (3) Senior Executive Service; (4) Sensor Employment Squadron; (5) Softcopy Exploitation System; (6) Societe European Des
Satellites
SESOCC
Southeastern Sector Operations Control Center
SESS
Space Environment Sensor Suite
SET
Sensor Employment Teams
SETAF
Southern European Task Force
SEVOCCS
Secure Voice Command and Control System
SEVOX
Secure Voice
SEWC
Space and Electronic Warfare Commander
SEWCC
SIGINT/Electronic Warfare Coordination Center
SEWS
(1) Satellite Early Warning System; (2) SIGINT Electronic Warfare Subsystem
SF
(1) Special Forces; (2) Standard Form
SFA
Security Fault Analysis
SFAT
Strategic Forces Advisory Team
SFD
Saturated Flux Density
SFEM
Space Forces Engagement Model
SFG
Special Forces Group
SFG-A
Special Forces Group-A
SFG(A)
Special Forces Group (Airborne)
SFOA
Special Forces Operations Area
SFOB
(1) Special Forces Operating Base; (2) Soviet (FSU) Forces Order of Battle
SFOD
Special Forces Operational Detachment
SFODA
Special Forces Operational Detachments-A
SFOD-D
First Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta
SFOS
Special Forces Operating System
SFQC
Special Forces Qualification Course
SFR
Statement of Functional Requirement
SFRD
Safe Functional Requirements Document
SFT
Secure Fault Tolerant
SFTL
Strategic Future Targets List
SFUG
Security Features Users Guide
SGB
SOUTHCOM Ground Order of Battle
SGDPS
Second Generation Data Processing System
SGEMP
System Generated Electromagnetic Pulse
SGF
(1) Southern Group of Forces (Soviet Forces in Hungary); (2) Synthetic Aperture Radar Ground Facility
SGS
(1) Secretary to the General Staff; (2) Squadron Ground Station
SGT
(1) Satellite Ground Terminal; (2) Sergeant
SHA
Secure Hast Algorithm
SHAPE
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (NATO)
SHARES
Shared HF Resources
SHC
Supreme High Command
SHF
Super High Frequency
SHED
Special Handling and Evaluation Detachment
SHELREP
Shell Report
SHF
Super High Frequency
SHOP
Special Handling for Operations Purposes
SHORAD
Short-Range Air Defense
SI
(1) Special Intelligence; (2) Special Instructions
S&IA
Security and Investigative Activities
SIAB
Senior Imagery Advisory Board
SIAD
Strategic Imagery Analysis Detachment
SIAP
Strategic Intelligence Architecture Program
SIB
Special Intelligence Brief
SIC
(1) Subject Indicator Code (NATO message code); (2) System Integration Configuration
SICAM
SIGINT Control and Analysis Module
SICR
Specific Intelligence Collection Requirement
SID
(1) Secondary Imagery Dissemination; (2) Subscriber Identification
SID(S)
Selective Imagery Dissemination (System)
SIDA
Single Integrated Data Base
SIDAC
Single Integrated Damage Assessment Code
SIDPAC
Strategic Imagery Detachment Pacific
SIDS
Secondary Imagery Dissemination System
SIE
Space Intelligence Element
SIF
Special Interrogation Facility
SIFR
Special Intelligence Functional Requirement
Sig
Signal
SIGCEN
U.S. Army Signal Center
SIG-I
Senior Interagency Group for Intelligence
SIGINT
Signals Intelligence
SIGSEC
Signals Security
SIGSUM
SIGINT Summary
SII
Statement of Intelligence Interest
SIIR
Special Imagery Interpretation Report
SIL
Systems Integration Laboratory
SIM
(1) Sensor Interface Module; (2) Systems Integration Management
SIMIR
USSTRATCOM IDHS Monthly Integration Review
SIMM
Single Inline Memory Module
SIMNET
Single Channel Ground/Airborne Radio Sub-Systems
SIMO
SIM Office
SIMP
Space Intelligence Master Plan
SIMS
SOUTHCOM Intelligence Management System
SINCGARS
(1) Single Integrated Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Subsystems; (2) Single Channel Ground-to-Air Radio System
SINET
Strategic Intelligence Network
SINTER
SIGINT/IMINT Interaction
SIO
(1) Senior Intelligence Officer; (2) Space Intelligence Officer; (3) Ship’s Intelligence Officer
SIOP
Single Integrated Operational Plan
SIORI
Self-Initiated Operational Readiness Inspection
SIPE
Strategic Intelligence Processing Element
SIPRNET
Secret Internet Protocol Router Network
SIR
(1) Shuttle Imaging Radar; (2) Specific Information Requirements; (3) Spectrum Interferance Resolution
SIRADS
Shared Imagery Repository and Dissemination System
SIRCS
Shipborne Intermediate-Range Combat System
SIREP
Sensitive Information Report
SIRVES
SIGINT Requirements Validation and Evaluation Subcommittee (of SIGINT Committee)
SIS
(1) Significant Indications Summary; (2) Space Intelligence System; (3) Special Intelligence Support; (4) Selective Inquiry System; (5) Special Information System
SISOCS
Army Logistics/Maintenance Depot Data Network
SISR
SIGINT Security Regulation
SISS
(1) Survivable Intelligence Support to SlOP; (2) Subcommittee on Information Systems Security of the NSTISSC
SISUM
Sensitive Information Summary
SIT
Specialized Investigations Team
SITAS
Strategic Industrial Target Analysis Systems
SITDEV
Situation Development
SITMAP
Situation Map
SITREP
Situation Report
SITS
Secondary Imagery Transmission System
SITSUM
Situation Summary
SITTP
(US)STRATCOM Intelligence Tactics, Techniques, and
Procedures
for Strategic Operations
SIW
Strategic Intelligence Wing
SJA
Staff Judge Advocate
SJCS
Secretary, Joint Chiefs of Staff
SKCATL
South Korea Conventional Air Target List
SKE
Station-Keeping Equipment
SKYLINK
Communications System Provided by the Diplomatic
Telecommunications
System
SKYNET
United Kingdom Military Communications Satellite
SL
Sea Level
SLA
Special U.S. Liaison Advisor
SLAM
Standoff Land Attack Missile (Navy)
SLAR
Side-Looking Airborne Radar
SLAT
Surface-Launched Air-Targeted
SLBM
Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile
SLC
Space Launch Complex
SLCM
(1) Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile; (2) Sea-Launched Cruise Missile
SLDCOM
Satellite Launch Dispenser Communications
SLED
Safe Low-Energy Detonators
SLEP
Service Life Extension Program
SLF
Super Low Frequency
SLFCS
Survivable Low Frequency Communications System
SLGR
Small Lightweight Global Positioning System Receiver
SLIP
Serial Line Interface Protocol
SLMM
U.S. Submarine-Launched Mobile Mine
SLO
Space Liaison Officer
SLOC
Sea Lines of Communication
SLOC(S)
Sea Line(s) of Communication
SLR
Side-Looking Radar
SLS
Space Launch Squadrons
SLSSM
Submerged-Launched Surface-to-Surface Missile
SLV
Space Launch Vehicle
SM
(1) Memorandum by the Secretary, JCS; (2) Statute Mile; (3) Service Member; (4) Security Monitor; (5) Smart Modules
SMAA
Submarine Movement Advisory Authority
S/MANCO
Space/Missile Analyst NCO
SMANCO
Space/Missile Analyst NCO
SMART-T
Secure Mobile Antijam Reliable Tactical Terminal
SMCC
Survivable Mobile Command Center
SMDPS
Strategic Mission Data Preparation System
SME
Subject Matter Expert
SMEB
Significant Military Exercise Brief
S/MEO
Space/Missile Event Office
SMG
Standard Mail Guard
SMIOC
Senior Military Intelligence Officers’ Conference
SMLM
Soviet (FSU) Military Liaison Mission
SMM
(1) Spatial Model Matching; (2) Special Mission Mandatory Modification
SMO
(1) Support to Military Operations; (2) Senior METOC Officer; (3) Special Mission Optional Modification
SMOB
Strategic Missile Order of Battle
SMOTEC
Special Missions Operational Test and Evaluation Center
SMP
Soviet Military Power (the publication)
SMPAS
Space Mission Payload Assessment System
SMR
Sources, Methods, and Rationale
SMS
Stand-Alone Analysis Subsystems
SMTP
Single Mail Transfer Protocol
SMU
Secure Mobile Unit
SNA
(1) Soviet Naval Aviation; (2) System Network Architecture
SNAP
Soviet (FSU) Nuclear Artillery Projectile
SNCCDIPP
Selected Non-Communist Countries DIPP
SNDV
Strategic Nuclear Delivery Vehicles
S/NF
Secret/NOFORN
SNF
(1) Short-Range Nuclear Forces; (2) Secret NOFORN
SNI
Soviet (FSU) Naval Infantry
SNIE
Special National Intelligence Estimate
SNIP
Soviet (FSU) Naval Imagery Panel
SNM
Special Nuclear Materials
SNMS
Security and Network Management Segment
SNO
Special Naval Operations
SNR
Signal-to-Noise
SNS
Shared Network Server
SNUTR
SIGINT Numerical Tasking Register
SO
Special Operations
SO/LIC
Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict
SOA
(1) Special Operations Aviation; (2) Special Operations Area; (3) Speed of Advance
SOAB
(1) Special Operations Aviation Battalion; (2) Special Operations Aviation Brigade
SOAC
(1) Special Operations Aviation Command; (2) Special Operations Aviation Company; (3) Special Operations Acquisition
Center
SOAD
Special Operations Aviation Detachment
SOADS
Special Operations Automated Data System
SOAE
Deputy for Acquisition and Acquisition Executive
SOAG
Special Operations Aviation Group
SOAR
(1) Special Operations Aviation Regiment; (2) Special Operations Analytical Reports
SOARS
Satellite On-Board Attack Reporting System
SOB
Space Order of Battle
SOC
(1) Special Operations Command; (2) Special Operations Capable; (3) Sector Operations Center; (4) Special Operations Craft
SOCACOM
Special Operations Command-Atlantic Command
SOCC
(1) Sector Operational Control Center; (2) Special Operations
Control
Center
SOCCE
(1) Special Operations Command Communications Element; (2) Special Operations Command and Control Element
SOCCENT
(1) Special Operations Command Center; (2) Special Operations
Command
Component, CENTCOM
SOCCMO
Special Operations Command Collection Management Office
SOCCS
Special Operations Combat Control Squadron
SOCCT
Special Operations Combat Control Team
SOCDSS
Special Operations Command Deployable Support Set
SOCET
Special Operations Command Extraction Tool
SOCEUR
Special Operations Command, Europe
SOCJIC
United States Special Operations Command Joint Intelligence
Center
SOCKOR
Special Operations Command, Korea
SOC-K
Special Operations Command, Korea
SOCLANT
Special Operations Command, Atlantic
SOCLITE
Special Operations Command Laptop
SOCOM
Special Operations Command
SOCOORD
Special Operations Coordination Element
SOCOS
Special Operations Command Operating Staff
SOCPAC
Special Operations Command, Pacific
SOCRATES
Special Operations Command Research, Analysis, and Threat
Evaluation
System
SOCSIDS
Special Operations Command - Secondary Imagery
Dissemination
System
SOCSO
Special Operations Command, South
SOCSOUTH
Special Operations Command, South
SOD
Special Operations Detachment
SODARS
Special Operations Debriefing and Retrieval System
SOEAID
Special Operations Executive Aide
SOF
Special Operations Forces
SOF-IV
Special Operations Forces-Intelligence Vehicle
SOF
C4I Special Operations Forces Command, Control,
Communications,
Computers, and Intelligence
SOF-MOSS
SOF Modular Remote Sensing System
SOFA
Status of Forces Agreement
SOFATS
Special Operations Forces Aircrew Training System
SOFCOM
Special Operations Forces Command
SOF
EW Special Operations Forces Enhanced Weapons
SOFPAC
Special Operating Forces, Pacific
SOFI
Special Operations Forces Improvements
SOF
IRIS Special Operations Forces Imagery Receiver and Intelligence
System
SOFIST
Foreign Instrumentation Signals Requirement (a collection management software application)
SOFLAM
Special Operations Forces Laser Acquisition Marker
SOFPARS
Special Operations Forces Planning and Rehearsal System
SOF
PLD Special Operations Forces Protection Laser Defense
SOFPREP
Special Operations Forces Planning, Rehearsal and Execution
Preparation
SOF
PSA Special Operations Forces Power Supply Assembly
SOFSA
Special Operations Forces Support Activity
SOFTACS
Special Operations Forces Tactical Assured Connectivity System
SOG
Special Operations Group
SOH
SOF Offensive Handgun
SOHFRAD
Special Operations HF Radio
SOHI
Seminar on Human Intelligence
SOI
(1) Signal Operating Instructions; (2) Signal of Interest; (3) Space Object Identification
SOIC
(1) Space Operational Intelligence Center; (2) Senior Official of the Intelligence Community; (3) Special Operations Intelligence Center
SOICS
Special Operations Improved Cryptographic System
SOIF
Special Operational Intelligence Folders
SOIN
Special Operations Intelligence Notes
SOINT
Staff Officer Intelligence
SOIPS
Special Operations Imagery Production System
SOIS
Special Operations Intelligence System
SOISUM
Space Object Identification Summary
SOIT
Seminar on International Terrorism
SOIWSD
Special Operations Information Warfare Support Demonstration
SOJ
(1) Sea of Japan; (2) Stand-Off Jamming
SOJTF
Special Operations Joint Task Force
SOLANT
South Atlantic
SOLARS
SAC On-Line Analysis and Retrieval System
SOLE
Special Operations Liasion Element
SOLIS
SIGINT On-Line Intelligence (or Information) System
SOLL
Special Operations Low Level
SOLOG
Special Operations Logistics System
SOMA
Status of Mission Agreement
SOME
Satellite Orbit Mission Evaluation
SOMOB
Strategic Offensive Missile Order of Battle
SOMPF
Special Operations Mission Planning Folder
SOMS
Special Operations Media System
SON
Statement of Need
SONAR
Sound Navigation and Ranging
SONET
Synchronous Optical Network
SONI
Seminar on National Intelligence
SONMET
Special Operations Naval Mobile Environmental Teams
SOO
Space Operations Officer
SOP
(1) Standard Operating Procedure(s); (2) Senior Officer Present
SOPE
Special Operations Planning Exercise
SOPEO
Special Operations Program Executive Officer
SOPIF
Special Operations Photographic Interpretation Facility
SOPM
Special Operations Program Manager
SOPPC
Special Operations Photo Processing Cell
SOPPREP
Special Operation Forces Planning, Rehearsal, and
Execution
System
SOPS
(1) Space Operations Squadron; (2) Special Operations Power
Sources
SOR
(1) Specific Orders and Requests; (2) Statement of Requirements
SORD
System Operational Requirements Document
SORDAC
Special Operations Research, Development and Acquisition
Center
SORFMS
Special Operations Radio Frequency Management System
SORS
(1) Specific Order or Requests; (2) SIGINT Overhead Reconnaissance Subcommittee
SORTIEALOT
Sortie Allotment
SORTIC
Seminar on Reconnaissance and Technical Information Collection
SORTS
Status of Resources and Training System
SOS
(1) International Distress Signal (2) Squadron Officers’ School; (3) Special Operations Squadron
SOSC
Special Operations Support Command
SOSS
Satellite Ocean Surveillance System
SOSST
Special Operations Small Secure Transceiver
SOST
Special Operations Special Technology
SOSTI
Seminar on Scientific and Technical Intelligence
SOSOS
U.S. Sound Surveillance System
SOT-A
Special or Support Operations Team-Alpha
SOTA
SIGINT Operational Tasking Authority
SOTAS
Standoff Target Acquisition System
SOT-B
Special or Support Operations Team-Bravo
SOTF
(1) Special Operations Task Force; (2) Security Operations Training Facility
SOTSE
Special Operations Theater Support Element
SOTVS
Special Operations Tactical Video System
SOTW
Special Operations Training Wing
SOUTHAM
South America
SOUTHCOM
Southern Command
SOVPACFLT
Soviet Pacific Fleet
SOW
(1) Statement of Work; (2) Special Operations Wing
SOW/TE
Special Operations Weather/Technical Element
SOWG
Special Operations Working Group
SOWT
Special Operations Weather Team
SP
(1) Self-Propelled; (2) Shore Patrol; (3) Security Police
SPA
(1) Special PSYOP Analysis; (2) Special PSYOP Assessment
SPACDEFENSE
Space Defense and Operations/Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Missile
System
SPACC
Space Command Center
SPACEAF
Space Air Force (14 AF)
SPACECOM
Space Command (See AFSPACECOM and USSPACECOM)
SPACING
Space Processing and Collection Internals Group
SPAD
Special Advisor
SPADATS
Space Detection and Tracking System
SPADCCS
Space Defense Command and Control System
SPADOC
Space Defense Operations Center
SPADVOS
Spaceborne Direct View Optical Scanner
SPAF
Special Airfield File
SPAIS
South Pacific Air Intelligence System
SPAN
Security Policy Automation Network
SPATS
Strategic Posture and Aerospace Threat Summary
SPB
Special Projects Branch (NATO)
SPC
SIGINT Processing Center
SPCL
Special Purpose Communications Link
SPD
Strategic Posture Display
SPEAR
(1) Signal Processing, Evaluation, Alert and Reporting; (2) SOF Personal Equipment Advanced Requirements
SPEC
Counterterrorism Database
Spec
Nav Special Navy Program
SPECAT
Special Category (Pneumatic Tube Message Precedence)
SPECBOATRON
Special Boat Squadron
SPECBOATUNIT
Special Boat Unit
Spectre
AC-130 H/U Gunship
SPECWAR
Special Warfare
SPETSNAZ
Soviet (FSU) Special Purpose Forces
SPF
(1) Special Purpose Forces; (2) Single Point of Failure
SPG
(1) Self-Propelled Gun; (2) Softcopy Products Group
SPIES
Special Insertion and Extraction System
SPIN
Space Intelligence Notes
SPINS
Special Instructions
SPINTCOM
Special Intelligence Communications (Network)
SPIREP
Spot Intelligence Report
SPIRES
Special Intelligence Reports
SPIRIT
Special Purpose Integrated Remote Intelligence Terminal
SPK
Single Point Key(ing)
SPO
Special Project Officer
SPOC
Space Operations Center
SPOD
Sea Ports of Debarkation
SPOE
Sea Ports of Embarkation
SPOT
Satellite Pour l’Observation de la Terre (French)
SPOTREP
Spot Report
SPP
Shared Production Program
SPR
Strategic Petroleum Reserve
SPRAA
Strategic Plans and Research Analysis Agency
SPS
Scratch Pad Store
SPS
Special PSYOP Study
SPSS
Secured Packet Switched Service
SPT
Support
SPTCONF
Support Confirmation
SPTD
Supported
SPTG
Supporting
SPTREQ
Support Request
SQ
(1) Square; (2) Squadron
SQD
Squad
SQDN
Squadron
SQL
(1) Standard Query Language; (2) Structured Query Language
SQN
Squadron
SR
(1) Special Reconnaissance; (2) Short Range; (3) Southern Region; (4) Senior
SRBM
Short-Range Ballistic Missile
SRF
SIGINT Readiness Facility
SRHIT
Small Radar-Homing Intercept Technology (BMD Missile)
SRIG
Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Intelligence Group
SRIS
Surface Range Imaging System
SROC
Southern Region Operations Center
SRIG
Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Intelligence Group
SRJOIC
Southern Region Joint Operations Intelligence Center
SRAM
U.S. Short-Range Attack Missile
SRAMII
U.S. Short-Range Attack Missile (XAGM-131A; formerly AASM)
SRAM-T
Short Range Attack Missile - Tactical
SRB
Senior Review Board
SRBM
Short-Range Ballistic Missile
SRC
Strategic Reconnaissance Center
SRCU
SINCGARS Remote Control Unit
SRD
(1) System Requirements Document; (2) Special Research Detachment (U.S. Army)
SRF
(1) Strategic Rocket Forces (USSR); (2) Strategic Reserve Forces; (3) Secure Reserve Force (U.S.); (4) Selected Reserve Force; (5) SIGINT Readiness Facility; (6) SPIRIT Remote
Facility
(TROJAN)
SRFTL
Secure Reserve Force Target List
SRI
Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Intelligence
SRIG
Surveillance/Reconnaissance Intelligence Group
SRINF
Short-Range, Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces
SRJOIC
Southern Region Joint Operational Intelligence Center
SRMIS
Southern Region Maritime Intelligence Summary
SRO
Sensitive Reconnaissance Operations
SROE
Standing Rules of Engagement
SRP
(1) Sealift Readiness Program; (2) SIOP Reconnaissance Plan
SRR
(1) Survival, Recovery and Reconstitution; (2) Security Requirements Review
SRS
(1) Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron; (2) Software Requirements Specification
SRSG
Special Representative to the Secretary-General
SRT
(1) Strategic Relocatable Target; (2) Standard Remote Terminals
SRW
Strategic Reconnaissance Wing
SRWG
Standing Requirements Working Group
SS
Attack Submarine
SSA
(1) Security Supporting Assistance; (2) Diesel-Powered Auxiliary Submarine; (3) Special Support Activity; (4) SIGINT
Support
Activity; (5) Soviet (FSU) Strategic Aviation
SSAN
(1) Social Security Account Number; (2) Nuclear-Powered Auxiliary Submarine
SSB
(1) Ballistic Missile Submarine; (2) Standard Software Base; (3) Single Sideband
SSB
Ballistic Missile Submarine
SSBN
Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine
SSBSC
Single Sideband, Suppress Carrier
SSC
(1) Coastal Submarine; (2) Space Surveillance Center; (3) Surface Support Craft
SSCC
Special Security Communications Center
SSCI
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
SSD
Strategic Studies Detachment
SSE
Special Security Element
SSES
Ships Signal Exploitation Space
SSF
(1) Software Support Facility; (2) Special Service Force
SSG
(1) Cruise Missile Attack Submarine; (2) Special Security Group
SSGN
Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile Attack Submarine
SSI
(1) Specialty Skill Identifier; (2) Safety, Security and Intelligence
SSIXS
Submarine Satellite Information Exchange Subsystem
SSJ
Self-Screening Jamming
SSLP
Transport Submarine
SSLSM
Single-Source Logistics Support Manager
SSM
(1) Surface-to-Surface Missile; (2) Midget Submarine
SSM/I
Sensor System Microwave Imager
SSM/T
Sensor System Microwave/Temperature
SSMA
Spread Spectrum Multiple Access
SSME
Spread Spectrum Modulation Equipment
SSMO
SIGINT Support to Military Operations
SSMOB
Surface-to-Surface Missile Order of Battle
SSMP
Security System Management Plan
SSN
(1) Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine; (2) Social Security Number; (3) Space Surveillance Network
SSO
(1) Special Security Office; (2) Special Security Office(r)
SSO-INT
Senior Staff Officer-Intelligence (Canadian)
SSP
(1) SIGINT Support Plan; (2) Scheduled Strike Program (NATO); (3) Single-Shot Probability of Damage; (4) Single-Source Processor; (5) SIOP Support Program
SSP-S
Single Source Processor-SIGINT
SSQ
Auxiliary Submarine, Communications
SSQN
Nuclear-Powered Auxiliary Submarine, Communications
SSR
(1) Radar Picket Submarine; (2) Secondary Surveillance Radar; (3) Special Security SSRS Representative SIGINT Surveillance and Reporting System
SSS
(1) Staff Summary Sheet; (2) Systems Science and Software; (3) System Support Segment; (4) Special Support Section
SSSP
Single-Source SIGINT Processor
SST
(1) Training Submarine; (2) System Specific Threat; (3) Supersonic Transport; (4) Single Subscriber Terminal; (5) Safe Secure Transport; (6) Strategic Support Team; (7) Space Support Team
SSTO
Single-Stage-To-Orbit
SSTS
Space Surveillance and Tracking System
SSUS
Spin-Stabilized Upper Stage
ST
(1) SEAL Team; (2) Strategic Task; (3) Short Tons
S&T
Scientific and Technical
S&TI
Scientific and Technical Intelligence
ST&E
Security Test and Evaluation
STA
Surveillance and Target Acquisition
STACCS
Standard Theater Army Command and Control System
STAMIS
Standard Army Management Information System
STAMP
SOUTHCOM Topographic Augmentation Program
STAMPS
Stand-Alone Message Processing System
STANAG
Standardization Agreement (NATO)
STANAVFORLANT
Standing Naval Force, Atlantic (NATO)
STAN-EVAL
Standardization and Evaluation
STANS
(1) Soviet Tactical Nuclear Study; (2) Space Target Analysis and Networking System
STAP
Science and Technology Advisory Panel
STAR
(1) Surface-to-Air Recovery; (2) System Threat Assessment Report
STARC
State Area Command
STARS
Surveillance, Target Acquisition & Reporting System
STAR-T
SHF Tri-Band Advanced Range Extension Tactical Terminal
START
Strategic Arms Reduction Talks/Treaty
STARTEX
Start Date of an Exercise
STASS
Submarine-Towed Array Surveillance System
STATDM
Statistical Time Division Multiplex
Static
RI Static Infrared Workstation
STATS
Strategic Target Analysis and Tracking System
STATSIONAR
USSR/Russian COMSAT System
STC
(1) Sensitivity Time Control; (2) Short Time Constant (ECCM); (3) SHAPE Technical Center
STCFE
Science and Technology Center Far East
STD
(1) SIGINT Technical Data; (2) Standard
STEL
Stanford Telecommunications
STEP
Standardized Technical Entry Point
STEPS
Scientific and Technical ELINT Processing System
STEPS
II Scientific and Technical ELINT Processing System II
STG
Special Tactical Group
STEL
Secure Telephone
S&TI
Scientific and Technical Intelligence
STIC
(1) Scientific and Technical Intelligence Committee; (2) Scientific and Technical Intelligence Center
STICS
Scalable Transportable Intelligence Communications System
STIFF
Strategic Intelligence Forecast File
STIISP
Scientific and Technical Intelligence Information Services
Program
STINT
Science and Technology (S&T) Intelligence
STIR
Scientific and Technical Intelligence Register
STITEUR
Scientific and Technical Information Team, Europe
STK
(1) Satellite Took Kit; (2) Strike
STO
Science and Technology Objectives
STOL
Short Takeoff and Landing
STON
Short Ton
STOPS
Stand-Off Optical System
STOVL
Short Takeoff, Vertical Landing
STP
(1) Space Test Program; (2) Site Transition Plan
Str
Strength
STRAM
Static Random Access Memory
STRAT
Strategic
STRATCOM
Strategic Command
STRATJIC
USSTRATCOM Joint Intelligence Center
STRATLAT
Strategic Command Liaison Assistance Team
STRATMAS
Strategic Message Analysis Server
STRATPAT
Strategic Planning and Analysis Tool
STRED
Standard-Tactical Receive Equipment Display STRICOM Simulations, Training, and Instrumentation Command
STRIKFORSOUTH
Strike Force South
S-TRED
Standard Tactical Receive Equipment Display
STRUM
Standard Technical Reporting Using Modules
STS
(1) Special Training Standard; (2) Special Tactics Squadron; (3) Subcommittee on Telecommunications Security of the
NSTISSC
STT
(1) Small Tactical Terminal; (2) Special Tactics Teams; (3) Shore Targeting Terminal
STU
Secure Telephone Unit (STU II & III)
STU-III
Secure Telephone Unit III
STUR
Secure Telephone Unit/Remote
STVD
Southern Theater of Military Operations (FSU)
STW
Strike Warfare
STWC
Strike Warfare Commander
STX
Situational Training Exercise
SUAWACS
Soviet (FSU) AWACS
SUBACS
Submarine Advanced Combat System
SUBLANT
Submarine Forces, Atlantic
SUBOPAUTH
Submarine Operating Authority
SUBORD
Subordinate
SUBPAC
Submarine Forces, Pacific
SUCCESS
Secure UHF Computer Controlled Equipment Subsystems
SUG
SAFE Users Group
SUM
(1) Surface-to-Underwater Missile; (2) Structural Usage Monitor
SUMS
Structural Usage Monitor System
SUPCOM
Support Command
SUPINTREP
Supplementary Intelligence Report
SUPIR
(1) Supplemental Photographic Interpretation Report; (2) Supplemental Phase Interpretation Report
SUPNAVFOR
Supporting Naval Force
SUPPLOT
Supplemental Plot
SUPREMS
Supplemental Preliminary Mission Summary
SUPT
Superintendent
SURAN
Southeastern Universities
SURFSHIP
Surface Ship
SURFWARDEVGRU
Surface Warfare Development Group
SURTASS
Surveillance Towed Array Sonar System (U.S.)
SURV
Surveillance
SUSLAK
Special U.S. Liaison Activity Korea
SUSLO
Special U.S. Liaison Officer
SV
(1) Secure Voice; (2) Special View
SVC
Service
SVCN
Secure Voice Conferencing Network
SVD
Soviet Sniper Rifle
SVGA
Super Video Graphics Adapter
SVIP
Secure Voice Improvement Program
SVOD
Soviet Aircraft Navigation and Landing System
SVS
Secure Voice System
SVTC
Secure Voice Teleconferencing
SVTS
Secure Video Teleconferencing System
SW
(1) Short Wave; (2) Surface Warfare; (3) Software; (4) Strategic Wing
S&W
Surveillance and Warning
SWA
(1) Southwest Asia; (2) Southwest Africa; (3) Standoff
Weapons
Assembly; (4) Senior Warning Analyst; (5) Senior
Weather
Analyst; (6) Secure Work Area
SWADII
Southwest Asia Defense Information Infrastructure
SWAL
Shallow-Water Attack Craft, Light
SWAM
Shallow-Water Attack Craft, Medium
SWAT
SOCRATES WS/LAN Analysis Testbed
SWB
Southwest Border
SWC
(1) Special Warfare Center (U.S. Army); (2) Special Warfare Craft; (3) Strategic Warfare Center; (4) Strategic Warning Center; (5) Space Warfare Center
S&WC
Surveillance and Warning Center/Control
SWCL
Special Warfare Craft, Light
SWCM
Special Warfare Craft, Medium
SWCS
Special Warfare Center and School
SWE
Sweden
SWHQ
Static War Headquarters
SWI
Special Weather Intelligence
SWIR
Short Wave Infrared
SWIRTERCAT
SWIR Terrain Categorization
SWIS
Survivable Wartime Intelligence System
SWO
(1) Special Weapons Officer; (2) Staff Weather Officer; (3) Senior Watch Officer
SWORD
Submarine Warfare Operations Research Department
SWP
Standing Warning Program
SWPS
Space & Weapons Systems SIGINT Working Group
SWR
Southwest Region
SWRS
Slow-Walker Reporting System
SWSC
Space Warning Systems Center
SWTMO
SW Theater of Military Operations
SYBASE
A Collection Requirements Database
SYDET
Sympathetic Detonator
SYDP
Six-Year Defense Plan
SYG
Secretary General
SYNCOM
Synchronous Communications Satellite
SYRACUSE
Systeme de Radio Communication Utilisant un Satellite
SYRUP
System Resource Utilization Package
SYS
System(s)
SYSADM
System Administrator
SYSADMIN
Systems Administration Technical Assistant
SYSCON
Systems Control
SYSOPR
System Operator
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