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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-Novernber 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 air "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-14
Adjutant (U.S. Army)
S-3
Operations and training officer (U.S. Army)
S-4
Supply Officer (U.S. Army)
Sch
School
Sci
Science
Scry
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
Trng
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
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