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Abbreviations

Abbreviations
Some of the more frequently repeated phrases or abbreviations found in
Beret legends are as follows:
 
  Unit Abbreviations

A Army
 
ABN Airborne
 
ABNDIV Airborne Division
 
ABNBDE Airborne Brigade
 
ADA Air Defense Artillery
   
ARM Armor
  
ARMBN Armor Battalion
 
ARMD Armored
  
ARMDCAV Armored Cavalry
  
ARMDDIV Armored Division
  
AFLDSUP Army Field Support
 
ARC Army Reserve Command
  

AVN Aviation

  
AVNBDE Aviation Brigade
  
AVNREG Aviation Regiment
  
BCT Brigade Combat Team
 

BDE Brigade

 

BN Battalion

 
CA Civil Affairs
 
CABN Civil Affairs Battalion
 
CAV Cavalry
   
CAVBDE Cavalry Brigade
  
CAVDIV Cavalry Division
 
CHEBDE Chemical Brigade
  
 CHEBNChemical Battalion
  
CID Criminal Investigation Command 
  
 CMD Command
 
CORPS Corps 
  

DET Detachment

  
 DISCOM Division Support Command (DISCOM)
  
 DIV Division
  
 DIVARTY Division Artillery
 
ENG Engineer
 
ENGBDE Engineer Brigade
 
ENGBN Engineer Battalion
   
FA Field Artillery
  
FABDE Field Artillery Brigade 
 
FABN Field Artillery Battalion
  
FF Field Force  
  
FIN Finance
  
FSB Forward Support Battalion
 
GP Group
  

HHB Headquarters and Headquarters Battery

  

HHC Headquarters & Headquarters Company

  
INF Infantry
  
INFBDE Infantry Brigade
 
 INFDIV Infantry Division
 
LOG Logistical
 

LOGCMD Logistical Command 

 
LRSD Long Range Surveillance Detachment
   
MSB Main Support Battalion
  
MD Mountain Division
 
MED Medical
  
MEDBDE Medical Brigade
  
MEDBN Medical Battalion
  
MI Military Intelligence
 
MIBDE Military Intelligence Brigade
  

 MIBN Military Intelligence Battalion

  

MICMD Military Intelligence Command

  
MP Military Police
  
MPBDE Military Police Brigade
 
MPDET Military Police Detachment
  

NCO Noncommissioned Officer

 
NCOA Noncommissioned Officer Academy
  
NG National Guard
  
OPS Operations
  
PACCMD Pacific Command 
 
PERS Personnel
  

 PERSCOM Personnel Command (PERSCOM)

  

POC Psychological Operations Command

  
QM Quartermaster
  
RR Ranger Regiment
  
RCT Regimental Combat Team
 
REG Regiment
  

 SCH School

  

 SFC Special Forces Command 

  
 SFG Special Forces Group
   
SIG Signal
  
SIGBDE Signal Brigade
  
SIGBN Signal Battalion
 
SIGCMD Signal Command
  

SOC Special Operations Command

  

SOS Special Operations Support

  
 SOSCMD Special Operations Support Command
   
STB Special Troops Battalion 
  
SUPBDE Support Brigade
   
SUPCMD Support Command
  
TRABDE Training Brigade
  
TRADOC Training and Doctrine Command
 
TRN Transportation
  

TRANSCOM Transportation Command

  

TRNGP Transportation Group

  
 WAC Women's Army Corps
 
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