Glossary

Section I
Terms and Definitions

Active Army - Active Army refers specifically to the United States Army and consists of:
  • Officers and Enlisted Soldiers of the United States Army serving on active duty in the end strength of the Army.
  • Officers and enlisted members of the Army National Guard of the United States who serve on active duty (other than for training); These members serve on active duty under the auspices of either/or Titles 10 USC and are not accessed to the strength of the United States Army.
  • Officers and enlisted Soldiers of the Army National Guard of the United States pursuant to call by the President of the United States.
  • All persons appointed, enlisted, or inducted into the United States Army without a specified component.

Active Duty (AD) - Means full-time duty in the active military service of the United States. Such term includes full-time training duty, annual training duty, and attendance, while in the active military service, at a school designated as a service school by law or by the Secretary of the military department concerned. Such term does not include full-time National Guard duty (FTNGD).
  • The initial period of training required by 10 USC, 511 and 671 for enlisted members of the ARNGUS.
  • Training conducted outside the boundaries of the Continental United States while serving as a member of the Army National Guard of the United States.
  • Special tours of ADT or AGR authorized and conducted under the auspices of 10 USC, section 12. For example: A three year AGR tour at an active Army installation.
  • Special tours of ADT authorized and conducted under the auspices of Title 32 USC. For example: A three year AGR tour performed within a specific State.

Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) - active duty or fulltime National Guard duty performed by a member of a reserve component of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps, or full-time National Guard duty performed by a member of the National Guard, pursuant to an order to active duty or full-time National Guard duty for a period of 180 consecutive days or more for the purpose of organizing, administering, recruiting, instructing, or training the reserve components.

Additional MOS (AMOS) - Awarded MOS other than primary or secondary MOS.

Administrative separation - Discharge or release from expiration of enlistment or required period of service, or before, as prescribed by the Department of the Army or by law. Separation by sentence of a general or special court-martial is not considered administrative separation.

Army National Guard (ARNG) - That part of the organized militia of several States and Territories, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia active and inactive, that is:
  • A land force.
  • Trained, and has its officers appointed, under the sixteenth clause of section 8, article I, of the Constitution;
  • Organized, armed, and equipped wholly or partly at Federal expense, and
  • d. Federally recognized.

Army National Guard of the United States (ARNGUS) - A reserve component of the Army, all of whose members are members of the Army National Guard. The ARNGUS consists of:
  • Federally recognized units and organizations of the Army National Guard.
  • Members of the Army National Guard who are also Reserves of the Army.

Basic Enlisted Service Date (BESD) - Date that reflects total of all periods of enlisted service, active and inactive, as a member of Regular and Reserve Components of the United States. Service that is not creditable for the computation of base pay will not be counted. (Required for computation of enlisted service for promotion to grades SFC, MSG and SGM)

Career Management Field (CMF) - A manageable grouping of related MOSs that provides a visible and logical progression to SGM.

Character of Service for Administration Separation - A determination indicative of a Soldier's military behavior and performance of duty during a specific period of service.

Continuous Active Duty - Active Federal Service in any of the Armed Forces of the United States of more than 90 days without a break in service of more than 30 days.

Contractually Obligated Soldier - A Soldier who has completed their statutory service obligation and is serving on a contractual obligation or enlisted (appointed) under the circumstances in which a statutory obligation was not incurred.

Contractual Term of Service - The military service obligation incurred by completion of the oath of enlistment on an enlistment or reenlistment agreement. Contractual and statutory service may run concurrently. The Selected Reserve contractual term of service is that portion of a military service obligation that is to be served in a unit of the Selected Reserve. Example: the 3x5 enlistment option required that three years be served in a unit of the Selected Reserve and the remaining five years be served in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).

Conviction - When a judgment of guilty or accepted plea of nolo contendere is entered into adult criminal court records.

Defective Enlistment - Soldier was qualified for enlistment, reenlistment, or immediate reenlistment, but not for the specific option contracted. Defective enlistments include:
  • Minority (under age)
  • Erroneous enlistment, reenlistment, extension
  • Fraudulent entry
  • Unfulfilled enlistment - Soldier was qualified for enlistment and option, but the Army cannot fulfill. This includes failure to train the Soldier within the IADT period established in these criteria.

Delayed Entry Program (DEP) - A program where Soldiers may enlist and who are assigned to the Army Reserve Control Group (Delayed Entry) until they enlist in the Regular Army.

Defense Management Data Center (DMDC) - A centralized system established and managed by DoD to provide all branches of the Armed Services enlistment eligibility information for prior service personnel.

Direct Combat Probability Code (DCPC) Defense Management Data Center (DMDC) - A centralized system established and managed by DoD to provide all branches of the Armed Services enlistment eligibility information for prior service personnel. Direct Combat Probability Code (DCPC)
  • An ascending series of alphanumerical codes that indicate the relative risks of engaging in direct combat for military members serving in MTOE/TDA positions in the total Army. The code is based on MOS/SQI duties, mission of unit/activity, battlefield location, and doctrine. It does not consider risk of injury or death.
  • Female Soldiers will not be assigned to P-l positions identified on MTOE. Codes 0, W, and E on MTOE identify positions for males only.
  • Codes V, L, and A identify positions for females only, and codes K, P, and I are interchangeable positions.

Discharge - Complete severance from State ARNG however, discharge from the ARNG does not necessarily end status as a Reserve of the Army. When reference is made to other than ARNG, the term "discharge" term indicates complete severance from all military status.

Duty MOS (DMOS) - The MOS that identifies a duty position into which a Soldier has been assigned or attached. The MOS could be the same as PMOS, SMOS, AMOS, or career progression MOS (CPMOS). The MOS designator may contain up to nine alpha and numeric characters.

Education Related Terms:

    Currently In High School Junior (CIHSJR) - High school student who is currently enrolled in a traditional 12-year or grade-day program classroom of instruction and has completed the 10th grade.

    High School Senior (HSSR) - High school student who is currently enrolled in a traditional 12-year or grade-day program classroom of instruction and is expected to graduate within 365 days.

    High School Diploma Graduate (HSDG)
  • High school diploma or certified copy of the transcript issued to an individual who has attended and completed a 12-year or grade day program of classroom of instruction. The diploma must have been issued from an accredited secondary education institution where the individual completed the school requirements.
  • A secondary school diploma awarded based on attending and completing adult education or external diploma program, regardless of whether the diploma was issued by a secondary or post-secondary institution. Diploma must have been issued as a result of classroom attendance and not issued solely based on a test.
  • An individual who has attended an accredited post-secondary institution and has completed 12 semester hours or 22 quarter hours of college level credit or 675 clock hours from a post-secondary vocational-technical (VOTEC) institution.

  • Alternate High School Credential Holder (AHSCH)
  • State or locally issued secondary diploma issued solely based on such equivalency testing. A General Equivalency Diploma (GED) issued under these conditions is not considered a high school diploma.
  • Certificate awarded for attending a non-correspondence vocational, technical, or proprietary school for at least six months. An applicant in this category must have completed at least 11 years of a traditional grade day course of instruction.
  • Secondary diploma or certificate issued upon completion of correspondence school work, regardless of whether the diploma was issued by correspondence, State, secondary, or post-secondary educational institution.
  • General Equivalency Diploma (GED) issued from an ARNG Youth Challenge Program. Applicants must have graduated from the Youth Challenge Program and successfully passed the GED requirements.
  • Secondary school diploma or certificate typically awarded by a parent or guardian certifying that an individual has completed their secondary education at home.

Enlistee - An individual who voluntarily enrolls as a member of an Armed Forces or a Reserve component of an Armed Force for a period of enlistment by taking the Oath of Enlistment and signing the applicable portions of the DD Form 4-Series.

Enlistment - The voluntary enrollment in an Armed Force or a Reserve component of an Armed Force as contracted with induction. In the ARNG, an original or first voluntary term of military service in the ARNGUS consummated by subscription to the oath of enlistment (DD Form 4 series). Where eligible per applicable laws and regulations, persons authorized an enlistment are personnel with or without prior service or in any of the other U.S. Armed Forces except the Air National Guard (ANG).

Entry Level Status - The first 179 days of continuous active military service. For members of the Reserve Components, entry level status begins upon enlistment, and terminates:
  • 180 days after the start of training (for Soldiers ordered to IADT in one continuous cycle).
  • 90 days after the start of Phase II (for Soldiers ordered to IADT for the split or alternate training option).

Erroneous Enlistment or Extension - An enlistment that would not have happened if all relevant facts had been known or if applicable regulations had been followed. It cannot be the result of fraud (See Fraudulent Entry).

eTracker - A web-based product designed for the creation and tracking of military personnel cases that are submitted from the 54 State Military Personnel Offices to the National Guard Bureau. It electronically streamlines a historically manual process of analysis, approval, and archiving.

Expiration Term of Service (ETS) - The scheduled date an individual's term of contractual military service will end.

Extension - The continuation of active ARNG service with the ARNG of the same State, territory, commonwealth, or district, accomplished by administration of and subscription to the oath of enlistment. Extension of enlistment is executed using DA Form 4836 (Oath of Extension of Enlistment or Reenlistment).

Fraudulent Entry - An applicant knowingly conceals facts that would have caused ineligibility for enlistment or reenlistment.

Glossary Non-prior Service (GNPS) - Persons who were previously separated from any US Armed Force, to include a reserve components, are classified as GNPS if they have served on active duty for less than 180 days and have not previously been awarded an MOS. Applicants who are MOS qualified regardless of time on active duty are considered prior service.

Immediate Reenlistment - The second or subsequent voluntary enrollment in the Armed Forces within 24 hours of separation. Immediate reenlistment is executed using the DD Form 4-series (Oath of Enlistment/Reenlistment).

Improper Recruiting Practice - One or more intentional acts, omissions or negligence in the performance of duty by an ARNG recruiting representative that:
  • Violates law, regulation, directive, or policy.
  • Occurs during the processing of a prospect or applicant for enlistment.
  • Results in the enlistment or attempted enlistment of a person who does not meet established prerequisites for either initial enlistment or specific option/military occupational specialty for which enlisted.

Inactive Army National Guard (ING) - A continuing military status for those qualified officers, warrant officers, and enlisted persons prevented temporarily from participating in National Guard training. ING personnel continue in the Ready Reserve and are subject to order to active duty in time of war or national emergency as members of the Army National Guard of the United States. (See NGR 614-1)

Inactive Duty Training (IDT) - Authorized training performed by an ARNG Soldier other than AT, FITD, ADOS, FTNGD, IADT (IET), ADT, AGR, TTAD, EAD, and AD. The term includes the following whether performed with or without pay.
  • Regularly scheduled unit-training assemblies.
  • Additional training assemblies.
  • Multiple unit training assemblies.
  • Attendance at Army Reserve schools.
  • Equivalent training, and any special additional duties authorized by an authority designated by the Secretary of the Army and performed by ARNG personnel in connection with the prescribed activities of the unit or organization.

Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) - Soldiers who are assigned to the following Army Reserve - Ready Reserve Control Groups: (AT), (Reinf), (OADO), (DEP), (Dual Component), and (ROTC).

Initial Entry Training (IET) - A term used to identify mandatory training each Soldier of the U.S. Army must complete upon initial entry into the service. IET is required by law for deployability on land outside the continental limits of the United States per 10 USC 671. The purpose of IET is to qualify a Soldier (officer) in a military specialty or branch. The term encompasses the completion of basic training and specialty or branch qualification while serving on active duty or active duty for training. For ARNGUS and Army Reserve Soldiers, it includes the completion of initial active duty for training (IADT), the basic officer leadership course (BOLC), and the warrant officer basic course (WOBC).

Interstate Transfer Program - ARNG policy and procedures for transferring ARNGUS Soldiers from one state to another without separation.

Juvenile Offender - A person initially adjudged guilty of an offense by a domestic court of the United States or its territorial possessions, or by a foreign court. It does not matter whether a sentence has been imposed or suspended, or there are any subsequent proceedings in the case. The law of the jurisdiction of the court will determine whether a given proceeding constitutes an adjudication of guilt. Adjudication as a juvenile offender also includes a juvenile delinquent, wayward minor and youthful offender.

Membership - Membership in the ARNGUS is acquired by the concurrent voluntary enlistment, reenlistment, and extension as a Reserve of the Army in the same grade.

Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) - A United States Armed Forces installation for administering physical and mental examinations of applicants to include completing administrative processing enlistment into the Armed Forces.

Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) - A three character identifier used to identify a grouping of duty positions possessing such close occupational or functional relationship that an optimal degree of interchangeability among persons so classified exists at any given level of skill.

Military Occupational Specialty Code (MOSC) - The nine-character code used in automated management systems and reports to identify MOS, skill level, special qualification, additional skill, and language identification. MOSC is used in authorization documents and as a guide for training, evaluation, and promotion.

Military Service Obligation (MSO)
  • A person who becomes a member of an armed force will serve in the Armed Forces of the United States for a total of six years if the obligation was incurred prior to 1 June 1984 (10 USC, section 651 if the obligation was incurred on or after 1 June 1984 (Public Law 98-94), unless sooner discharged because of personal hardship, or involuntarily, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense. Any part of such service not served on active duty or active duty for training shall be performed in a Reserve Component.
  • Each person covered in paragraph above who is not a Reserve, and who is qualified, will upon release from active duty, be transferred to a Reserve Component of the Armed Force to complete the term of service required.

Military Status - Status as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces (includes all Reserve components).

Nolle Prosequi - Commonly called “nolle pros.” A formal entry on the record, by the prosecutor, that they will not prosecute the case any further. A nolle pros may be considered equivalent to dropping charges if the applicant has not had to meet any requirements by a governmental agency or court, there was no pretrial diversion and the prosecutor does not contemplate any further proceedings on the case and the case has not been handled through a pretrial deferment program.

Non-prior Service (NPS) - Classification of an applicant who:
  • Has never been a member of the Armed Forces.
  • Had an enlistment voided.
  • Attended a Service academy but had no follow-on active service.
  • Was discharged from the DEP with no follow-on active service.

One Station Unit Training (OSUT) - Initial entry training in which elements of BCT and AIT are provided in the same unit, under one cadre throughout the total period of training. In OSUT, elements of BCT and AIT either are integrated-provided simultaneously, or are nonintegrated-provided in distinct BCT/AIT phases.

Original Enlistment - The first voluntary period of service as an enlisted member of the ARNGUS. The entry of a prior service 'enlistee' into the ARNGUS for the first time is considered an original enlistment.

Other Adverse Disposition (Adult or Juvenile) - Any finding, decision, sentence judgment, or disposition other than unconditionally dropped, dismissed, acquitted, or convicted. Participation in a pretrial diversion or intervention program as defined below is an OAD and shall be processed in the same manner as an OAD. Cases tried in juvenile court will always be treated as OAD. An example of an OAD are applicants with law violation(s) that occurred while attending school and were given the option to be suspended, expelled, or removed from the school district in exchange for not being criminally prosecuted.

Pretrial Intervention or Deferment - Every state has a program by which offenses are diverted out of the regular criminal process of a probationary period. While the programs vary from state to state, they all require the defendant to meet some requirement. When a condition is met (e.g., reporting or non-reporting probation, diversion, Juvenile Alternative Services Program, restitution, community service, etc.) or after successful completion of which the charge is disposed of in a manner which does not result in a final adjudication of guilt. (Most often, the defendant is required to plead guilty to get accepted into the various programs.) Charges disposed of in this manner shall be processed as OAD.

Primary MOS (PMOS) - Awarded MOS that is MOS important to the Army in terms of training, experience, demonstrated qualifications, and Army needs. It is usually the MOS in which the Soldier is MOS proficient or on which the Army has invested training resources.

Prior Enlistment or Period of Service - Service in any component of an Armed Forces that ends with the issuance of a discharge certificate or certificate of service.

Prior Service (PS) - For enlistment purposes, an applicant who has been awarded an MOS or who has served more than 179 days of active duty as a member of the armed forces.

Promotion Authority - A Commander with the authority to promote enlisted members in accordance with NGR 600-200.

Ready Reserve - Selected Reserve and. Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) liable for active duty as prescribed by law. Members of the ARNGUS, (including the ING) remain members of the Ready Reserve throughout their period of service as provided by AR 135-91.

Recruit Quota System (REQUEST) - A real-time automatic data processing system whereby matching potential enlistee's qualifications to Army MOS requirements. It also provides quotas and training reservations for enlistees.

Recruiting Official - Includes recruiter, guidance counselor, career counselor, reenlistment NCO, strength maintenance NCO, retention NCO, and any other personnel that process individuals for enlistment, reenlistment, immediate reenlistment, or extension in any component of the U. S. Armed Forces.

Reduction Authority - A Commander with the authority to reduce enlisted members in accordance with AR 600-8-19.

Reenlistment - The reentry of an individual who:
  • Has had a break in ARNGUS service.
  • Has been discharged from one State to join the ARNGUS of another State (regardless of break in service).
  • Is joining the ARNGUS from the ANG.
  • Is executing other than the original enlistment in the National Guard.

Reenlistment Eligibility (RE) Code - A unique service code assigned to service members at the time of separation/discharge. This code indicates the applicants' enlistment eligibility at the time of application into the U.S. Armed Forces. These codes may also be referred to as "Reentry Codes."

Regular Army (RA) - A permanent major component of the U.S. Army. The term is used to distinguish the RA from the other major components of the U. S. Army.

Release from Active Duty - Termination of active duty status and transfer or reversion to a Reserve component not on active duty, including transfer to the IRR.

Reserve Components (RC) - Refers to the Army National Guard of the United States, Army Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air National Guard of the United States, Air Force Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve. The term "force" is sometimes substituted for the term "component."

Reserve of the Army - A member of the ARNGUS or the Army Reserve.

Secondary MOS (SMOS) - A MOS in a specialty different from the PMOS and does not progress to the PMOS (SFC and below). It is second in importance to the Army when evaluated in training, experience, demonstrated qualifications, and the Army's needs.

Selected Reserve - The Selected Reserve is defined as follows:
  • Part of the Ready Reserve of each Reserve Component consisting of units and individuals that participate in paid training periods and serve on paid active duty for training.
  • ARNGUS and Army Reserve Selected Reserve units and individuals that comprise of all ARNGUS Units, TPUs, IMAs, and full-time AD support personnel.
  • Members assigned to Army Reserve TPUs or Army Reserve - Control Group (IMA).

Separation - An inclusive term used in personnel actions to describe:
  • Release from active duty.
  • Discharge.
  • Retirement.
  • Dropped from the rolls.
  • release from military control of personnel without a military status.
  • Release from unit status and transfer to the IRR.

Separation Authority - An officer authorized by regulation to take final action on specified separations.

Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) ARNGUS - A voluntary officer training program that allows members to simultaneously serve in Advanced (MS Ill and MS IV) ROTC and in ARNGUS units as officer trainees. (See NGR 600-100).

Skill Level - A type and degree of skill representing the level of qualification within the total MOS. Under the Enlisted Personnel Management System (EPMS), it reflects the level of skill typically required for successful performance at the pay grades with which the skill level is associated. The lowest skill level used with any MOS to designate NPS and PS who are undergoing training for award of initial Army MOS.

Soldier - A member of the U. S. Army. This includes all personnel enlisted in any component of the Army, in active Federal service, or active duty for training, unless otherwise indicated or obviously inappropriate.

Sole (Single) Parent - Applicants (with dependents) who are:
  • Unmarried, divorced, or legally separated.
  • Widowers/widows.
  • Deserted by their spouse (for a period established by state law).
  • Married to a spouse who is incarcerated.

Sole Surviving Son or Daughter - Only remaining son or daughter in a family where the father, or one or more sons or daughters, as a result of serving the U.S. Army Forces and who:
  • Was killed in action or died in the line-of-duty
  • From wounds, accident, or disease or
  • Is in a captured or missing in action status or
  • Is permanently 100 percent disabled as determined by the VA or one of the military services.

Split Training option (STO) - An enlistment option for those who cannot complete BCT and AIT in one continuous cycle because of school or seasonal employment.

State or States - Refers to the 50 States, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Territories of Guam and the Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia, which are authorized a National Guard.

Statutory Obligation - A legal military service obligation of eight years as established by Public Law 98-94 on or after 1 June 1984.

The Adjutant General (TAG) - The Adjutant General of all States/Commonwealths, Puerto Rico, The U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and the Commanding General of the District of Columbia.

Troop Program Unit (TPU) - A TOE or TDA unit of the Army Reserve organization

Unfulfilled Enlistment - Soldier was qualified for enlistment and option, but the Army cannot fulfill. This includes failure to train the Soldier within the IADT period established in these criteria.

United States Army Reserve (Army Reserve or USAR) - A Federal force consisting of individual reinforcements and combat, combat support, combat service support, and training type units organized and maintained to provide military training in peacetime. Included is a reservoir of trained units and individual reservists to be ordered to active duty in: the event of national emergency.

U.S. Army Human Resources Command (HRC) (formerly PERSCOM) - A field operating agency of the Chief, Army Reserve (CAR) which manages the professional career development of individual Army Reserve Soldiers to provide trained Soldiers for mobilization. This agency commands the Individual Ready, Standby, and Retired Reserve and administers the Army Reserve AGR and IMA programs.

Section II
Abbreviations

AC
Active Component

ACE
Accredited Institutions of Post-secondary Education

ACP
Accelerated Citizenship Program

ACASP
Army Civilian Acquired Skills Program

AD
Active duty

ADOS
Active Duty for Operational Support

ADT
Active Duty for Training

AFCT
Armed Forces Classification Test

AFP
Active First Program

AFQT
Armed Forces Qualification Test

AGR
Active Guard Reserve

AHSCH
Alternate High School Credential Holder

AIT
Advanced Individual Training

ALCPT
American Language Comprehensive Placement Test

AMOS
Additional Military Occupational Specialty

ANG
Air National Guard

APFT
Army Physical Fitness Test

AR
Army Regulation

ARISS
Army Recruiting Information Support System

ARNG
Army National Guard

ARNGUS
Army National Guard of the US

ASI
Additional Skill Identifier

ASVAB
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

AT
Annual Training

ATRRS
Army Training Requirements and Resources System

AUVS
Automated Unit Vacancy System

BAQ
Basic Allowance for Quarters

BESD
Basic Enlisted Service Date

BAS
Basic Allowance for Subsistence

BASD
Basic Active Service Date

BOLC
Basic Officer Leadership Course

BCT
Basic Combat Training

BLC
Basic Leader Course

CASP
Civilian Acquired Skills Program

CHEA
Council for Higher Education Accreditation

CIHSJR
Currently in High School Junior

CMF
Career Management Field

CNGB
Chief, National Guard Bureau

COPA
Commission on Post-secondary Accreditation

CORPA
Commission on Recognition of Post-Secondary
Accreditation Education Council

CPMOS
Career Progression MOS

DA
Department of the Army

DARNG
Director, Army National Guard

DAT
Drug and Alcohol Test

DCPC
Direct Combat Probability Code

DCSPER
Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel

DEP
Delayed Entry Program

DMDC
Defense Manpower Data Center

DMOS
Duty Military Occupational Specialty

DODDepartment of Defense

ECLT
English Comprehension Level Test

ENTNAC
Entrance National Agency Check

EPMS
Enlisted PersonnelManagement System

ETS
Expiration Term of Service

FAZR
Force Structure, Address, and Zip Code Realignment

FTNGD
Full-Time National Guard Duty

FY
Fiscal Year

GC
Guidance Counselor

GCRC
Guidance Counselor Resource Center

GED
General Education Diploma

GEDH
General Equivalency Diploma Holder

GNPS
Glossary Non-Prior Service

GT
General Technical Aptitude Area

HQ
Headquarters

HQDA
Headquarters, Department of the Army

HRC
U.S. Army Human Resources Command

HSDG
High school Diploma Graduate

HSSR
High School Senior

IADT
Initial Active Duty Training

IAW
In Accordance With

IDT
Inactive Duty Training

IET
Initial Entry Training
IMA
Individual Mobilization Augmentee

ING
Inactive National GuardiPERMS
Interactive Personnel Electronic Records Management System

IRR
Individual Ready Reserve

JPAS
Joint Personnel Adjudication System

LDPA
Local Data Personnel Army

LDAC
Leader Development and Assessment Course

MEPS
Military Entrance Processing Station

MET
Military Entrance Test

MILPO
Military Personnel Office

MIRS
Military Entrance Processing Command Integrated Resource System

MOS
Military Occupational Specialty

MSO
Military Service Obligation

MOSC
MilitaryOccupational Specialty Code

MTOE
Modification Table of Organization and Equipment

MTF
Military Treatment Facility

NACES
National Association for Credential Evaluation Service

NACLC
National Agency Check with Local Agency and Credit Check

NCA
North Central Association

NCO
Noncommissioned Officer

NCOIC
Noncommissioned Officer In Charge

NEA
New England Association

NGB
National Guard Bureau

NHSG
Non-High School Graduate

NPS
Non-Prior Service

NWA
Northwest Association

OAD
Other Adverse Disposition

OCS
Officer Candidate School

ODCSPER
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel

OPI
Oral Proficiency Interview

OSUT
One Station Unit Training

PEW
Post EnlistmentWaivers

PMOS
Primary Military Occupational Specialty

PMS
Professor of Military Science

PS
Prior Service

PRA
Permanent Resident Alien

RA
Regular Army

RC
Reserve Component

RCCC
Reserve Component Career Counselors

RE
Reenlistment Eligibility

REDD
Recruiter Eligibility Data Display

REFRAD
Release From Active Duty

REQUEST
Recruit Quota Enlistment System

ROB
Recruiting Operation Branch

ROC
REQUEST Operations Center

ROTC
Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

RSP
Recruit Sustainment Program

SA
Secretary of the Army

SASVAB
Student Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

SLRP
Student Loan Repayment Program

SMP
Simultaneous Membership Program

SPD
Separation Program Designator

SQI
Special Qualifications Identifier

SRIP
Selected Reserve Incentive Program

STO
Split Training Option

TAG
The Adjutant General

TDA
Table of Distribution and Allowances

TPU
Troop Program Unit

TSC
Test Score Category

USAR
United States Army Reserve

USAREC
U.S. Army Recruiting Command

USC
United States Code

USCG
U.S. Coast Guard

USCIS
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

USMA
U.S. Military Academy

USMAPS
U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School

USMEPCOM
U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command

USN
U.S. Navy

VA
Veterans Administration

WOBC
Warrant Officer Basic Course

WOCS
Warrant Officer Candidate School

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