MAIL COVER The term mail cover is used when a
record is made of any data appearing on the
outside cover of any class of mail matter, or
found in the contents oe any class of mail.
MAILING ADDRESS The address at which a
member of the naval service can be reached at
any time by ordinary mail. The mailing address
of a member serving on extended active duty is
normally the address of the duty station to
which he or she is assigned.
MANMED Manual of the
MAPMIS Manpower and
and Personnel Training
MCA Manning control authority. Manning control
of two functionsmanning and
This control is exercised by the
MCA. BUPERS (PERS 453) is the MCA for
most CONUS activities. COMNAVRESFOR
(Code 02A) is MCA for most CONUS activities
that are primarily concerned with the training of
Naval Reservists. CINCPACFLT is MCA for
the Pacific Ocean area.
CINCLANTFLT is MCA for activities in the
Atlantic Ocean area.
MCPO Master chief petty officer.
MCPON Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy.
MECP Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program.
MECP gives active duty enlisted personnel,
the Training and
Administration of Reserve (TAR) Program, an
opportunity to complete the requirements for a
baccalaureate degree in nursing and earn a
commission as a Nurse Corps officer.
MEMBER A commissioned officer, commissioned
warrant officer, warrant officer, and enlisted
person, including a retired person, of the
Uniformed Services. As used in this definition
the words retired person includes members of the
Fleet Reserve and Fleet Marine Corps Reserve
who are in receipt of retainer pay.
MEPS Military Entrance Processing Station.
MGIB Montgomery G.I. Bill. The MGIB is an
educational assistance program available to
those individuals who (1) first entered on active
duty on or after 1 July 1985; (2) are entitled to
education benefits under the Vietnam Era GI
Bill, and who satisfy certain eligibility criteria; or
(3) enlist, reenlist, or extend an enlistment as a
drilling Reservist for service in the Selected
Reserve (SELRES) for a period of not less than
6 years on or after 1 July 1985. The SELRES
GI Bill replaces the educational benefits
program provided for in Title 10, United States
Code, Chapter 106.
MIA Missing in action.
MICROFICHE RECORD Your microfiche record,
is maintained in the Bureau of Naval Personnel
(BUPERS) (Pers 313), Washington, DC. It is a
small sheet of microfilm on which microcopies
of your service record pages are recorded.
MILPERSMAN Naval Military Personnel Manual.
MINIMASTER A personnel data base, maintained
at each field host processor (FHP), containing
an extract of headquarters (DFAS/BUPERS)
data elements and certain locally maintained
MINIMIZE Sometimes it is necessary to reduce the
volume of record and/or voice communications
ordinarily transmitted over U.S. military-owned
or leased telecommunications facilities. This
action, known as MINIMIZE, is designed to
clear communications networks of traffic, the
urgency of which does not require transmission
by electrical means during MINIMIZE. Only
traffic of any precedence that concerns
accomplishing a mission or safety of life is
considered essential and therefore requires
MMPA Master military pay account.
MODEM A modem is a device that converts data
to a form that can be transmitted from one
device to another. For example, when hooked
up to a computer, a modem can be used to
transmit data electrically to another computer