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Glossary

ACofS

Assistant Chief of Staff

Adj

Adjutant

Admin

Administration, administrative, administrator

Adv

Adviser

AID

United States Agency for International Development

Amb

Ambulance

AMSC

Army Medical Specialist Corps

ANC

Army Nurse Corps

AR

Army regulation

ARVN

Army Republic of Vietnam

ASWBPL

Armed Services Whole Blood Processing Laboratory

ATTLEBORO

Operation resulting in a battle that took place in September-November 1966 northwest of Saigon. Over 22,000 American and South Vietnamese troops defeated the Viet Cong 9th Division, reinforced by a North Vietnamese regiment, and drove them back to the Cambodian border

Average strength

Arithmetic mean (average) of daily morning report strengths, used in medical statistical reports for computing admission rates, mortality rates, and noneffective rates

CBI

China-Burma-India theater (World War II)

CG

Commanding general

CINCPAC

Commander in Chief, Pacific

CINCUSARPAC

Commander in Chief, U.S. Army, Pacific

Civ

Civilian

Comdr

Commander

Comm

Communications

COMUSMACV

Commander, United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

Con

Consul, consulate

CONEX

Container express

CONUS

Continental United States

COSTAR

Combat service to the Army study

CRO

Carded for record only. Pertaining to medical cases not treated on an "excused from duty" status, but of sufficient seriousness or of sufficient potential medical or administrative interest that individual medical records are required to be prepared in the same manner as for "excused from duty" cases

CTZ

Corps tactical zone

CWCP

Civilian War Casualty Program

DBC

Deputy brigade commander

DC

Dental Corps

DCG

Deputy commanding general

DCS

Deputy Chief of Staff

DDS

Diaminodiphenylsulfone

Den

Dental

DENTCAP

Dental Dental Civic Action Program (dental counterpart to MEDCAP)

DEROS

Date eligible for return from overseas

DSA

Defense Supply Agency

Dust-off

Army medical evacuation helicopter units not organic to divisions

ExecO

Executive officer

FASCOM

A field army support command

FEJMRO

Far East Medical Regulating Office

FEST

Field Epidemiologic Survey Team

FUO

Fever of undetermined origin

FWMAF

Free World Military Assistance Forces

G-1

Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel

G-4

Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics

IBM

International Business Machines

IHS

Idiopathic Hemorrhagic Syndrome

Intel

Intelligence

ISG

Immune serum globulin

KIA

Killed in action

LST

Landing ship, tank

MAAGV

United States Military Assistance Advisory Group, Vietnam

MAST

Military Assistance to Safety in Traffic

MBPA

Military Blood Program Agency

MC

Medical Corps

MEDCAP

Medical Civic Action Program

Med Mat

Medical materiel

Mgt

Management

Mil Med

Military medicine

MILPHAP

Military Provincial Health Assistance Program

Mob

Mobile

Mos

Military occupational specialty

MPR

Military pay record

Mpr Con

Manpower control

MRO

Medical regulating office(r)

MSC

Medical Service Corps

MUST

Medical unit, self-contained, transportable

NAMRU

Naval Medical Research Unit

NCR

National Cash Register

Opns

Operations

P&A

Personnel and administration

PACOM

Pacific Command

Pers

Personnel

PF

Popular Force

PHAP

Provincial Health Assistance Program

PIO

Public information office(r)

Pol

Policies

POW

Prisoner of war

Prev Med

Preventive medicine

Prof Svc

Professional service

PSC

Personnel service company

Reg

Regulating, regulator

RF

Regional Forces

ROAD

Reorganization Objective Army Divisions

R&R

Rest and recuperation

RVN

The Republic of Vietnam

RVNAF

Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces

S-1

Adjutant (U.S. Army)

S-3

Operations and training officer (U.S. Army)

S-4

Supply Officer (U.S. Army)

Sch

School

Sci

Science

Scty

Security

SEATO

Southeast Asia Treaty Organization

Sec

Section

Stat

Statistics

SWPA

Southwest Pacific theater (World War II)

TAADS

The Army Authorization Document System

TASTA

The administrative support theater Army

TCP

Tropical Canine Pancytopenia

Tng

Training

TOE

Table of organization and equipment

USAMEDCOMV

United States Army Medical Command, Vietnam (Provisional)

USAMMA

United States Army Medical Materiel Agency

USAMRDC

United States Army Medical Research and Development Command

USARPAC

United States Army, Pacific

USARV

United States Army, Vietnam

USARYIS

United States Army, Ryukyu Islands

USASCV

United States Army Support Command, Vietnam

USASGV

United States Army Support Group, Vietnam

USDA

United States Department of Agriculture

USMACV

United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

USOM

United States Operations Mission

USPHS

United States Public Health Service

Vet

Veterinary, veterinarian

VETCAP

Veterinary Civic Action Program (veterinary part of MEDCAP)

WIA

Wounded in action

WRAIR

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research