ACA Assignment control authority.
selects, details, and orders particular individuals
to fill billets according to the manning levels and
priorities designated by the manning control
authority (MCA). BUPERS (PERS 40) is the
assignment control authority for designated
strikers and all petty officers. Naval Reserve
Personnel Center (NAVRESPERSCEN) (Code
30) is the assignment control authority for all
enlisted TAR personnel. Commanding Officer,
(EPMAC) is the assignment control authority
for SN, FN, and AN personnel.
ACC Accounting category code.
ACE American Council on Education.
ACN Activity control number.
Used in the
handling of classified correspondence such as
ACQUIRED DEPENDENT A military members
dependent acquired through marriage, adoption,
or other action during the course of a members
current tour of assigned duty. The term does
not include persons dependent on the member
or children born of a marriage that existed
before the beginning of a current overseas tour.
ACT, RES, or RET As relating to the issuance of
identification (ID) cards, these acronyms stand
for active duty (ACT), Reserve (RES), or
ACTING When the commanding officer is absent,
the executive officer may be Acting as
For example, in
correspondence, when a letter is written from
the commanding officer to an organization and
the person Acting signs it, the Acting word
will be indicated below the signature line.
ACTIVE DUTY Full-time duty in the active service
of a uniformed service, including full-time
annual training duty, and
attendance while in the active service at a school
designated as a service school by law of the
Secretary concerned, such as the Secretary of
ACTIVE DUTY FOR TRAINING (ADT) Full-time
training duty in the active military service for
the express purpose of training members of the
Ready Reserve to acquire or maintain required
military skills. It includes initial basic training,
advanced individual training, annual training
duty, and full-time attendance at Service schools
so designated by law or the Secretary of the
Service concerned, such as the Secretary of the
ACTIVE SERVICE Active service means service on
ADDU Additional duty.
ADP Automatic data processing.
ADSD Active duty service date.
ADSW/OYR Active duty for special work/one year
ADVANCE LEAVE Advance leave is leave granted
before its actual accrual to the members leave
account. It is based on a reasonable expectation
that leave will be earned by the member during
the remaining period of obligated service of
ADVANCEMENT IN RATE OR REDUCTION IN
RATE Promotion to a higher paygrade or
demotion to a lower paygrade.
ADVANCE PAY Advance pay is intended to enable
a member to have sufficient money to execute a
move without visiting disbursing officers en
route or submitting claims at the members new
duty station until the member has settled in the
new residence and reported for duty.