program, medical benefits mirror the benefits
offered via the basic CHAMPUS program. The
CHCBP is not part of the CHAMPUS program;
however, it functions under most of the rules
and procedures of CHAMPUS.
CHNAVPERS Chief of Naval Personnel, which is
located in Washington, DC, and occasionally
used synonymously with BUPERS.
CHP Central host processor.
CIC Combat information center.
CIM Communications Improvement Memorandum.
CIM is an official document used to inform
message drafters, releasers, or processors of
drafting and/or procedural errors. Generated as
intended to improve
CINCLANTFLT Commander in Chief, United
States Atlantic Fleet.
CINCPACFLT Commander in Chief, United States
CIRCUITOUS TRAVEL Travel by a route other
than the one that would normally be prescribed
by a transportation officer between the places
CLASS E MESSAGE A class E message is a
personal message that can be sent; for example,
from you to your parents using the Navys
CNET Chief of Naval Education and Training.
CNO Chief of Naval Operations.
CO Commanding officer.
COLA Cost of living allowance. The overseas cost-
of-living allowance is prescribed to maintain the
purchasing power of basic military compensation
in an overseas area.
COMIDEASTFOR Commander, Middle East
COMMAND SPONSORED DEPENDENT
Dependent(s) residing with the member at a
o u t s i d e C O N U S , w h e r e t he
accompanied-by-dependents tour is authorized
and the member is authorized to serve that tour.
However, certain conditions must be met. Refer
to Appendix A of the Joint Federal Travel
COMMON CARRIER A firm
commercial transportation as a public service
under rates prescribed by lawful authority.
Common carriers include railroad, bus, airplane,
RATSSEPSEPARATE RATIONS, OR LEAVE
RATIONS The monetary allowance given in
lieu of subsistence to entitled personnel on leave
or otherwise authorized to mess separately.
COMNAVRESFOR Commander, Naval Reserve
COMSEC Communications Security.
COMPASS Computer Assisted Assignment System.
Propositioning Ships Squadron.
COMPTOUR Completion of tour.
COMSTANAVFORLANT Commander, Standing
Naval Forces Atlantic.
CONCURRENT CHANGE IN RATING Conversion
from one rating to another rating concurrent
with advancement in rate.
Yeoman Second Class (YN2) to Legalman First
CONFINEMENT As used in this training manual,
this means the physical restraint imposed by oral
or written orders of competent authority or as
adjudged by sentence of court-martial, which
deprives the member of freedom for the period