SOCNAV Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Navy Associate Degree Program.
SPCMCA Special Court-Martial Convening
SPECIALTY MARK The insignia worn by
personnel to identify their rating.
SRA Shop-replaceable assemblies.
SRB Selective Reenlistment Bonus Program. The
SRB program is used to increase the number of
reenlistments in ratings and NEC codes having
SRIP Selected Reserve Incentive Program.
SSIC Standard subject identification code. The
SSIC is a four- or five-digit number that
represents a letters subject. This number helps
to file and retrieve correspondence, and
eventually dispose of it.
SSN Social security number.
STAR Selective Training and Reenlistment (STAR)
This program offers career
designation to first-term enlisted members who
enlist or reenlist and thereby become eligible for
certain career incentives such as a selective
reenlistment bonus and guaranteed assignment
to a Class A or C school.
STD Standard Transfer Directive.
STEREOTYPING- The forming of a standardized
oversimplified mental picture of members of a
STDM Standard Transfer Directive Module.
STRIKER IDENTIFICATION A term that
designates the rating in which a general
apprentice (E-1, E-2, or E-3) has significant
skills as a result of on-the-job experience or
formal classroom training. A rating abbreviation
is added to a members rate abbreviation to
indicate striker identification. For example, an
Airman (AN) who demonstrates significant skills
in the Aviation Electronics Technician (AT)
rating through on-the-job experience and
passing score on the AT3 advancement exam
could be designated with the new abbreviation
ATAN by NETPMSA.
SWAPS Refers to the exchanges of duty and
provided the individual agrees to bear all
SWAPS is discussed in
chapter 16 of the ENLTRANSMAN.
SYNOPSIS A statement giving a brief and general
review of a subject matter.
TA Tuition assistance.
TAC Transaction code. When referring to message
diaries, TACs are the alphabetical and/or
numerical way of identifying and controlling
TAD Temporary additional duty. TAD is a form of
temporary duty that applies only when
authorized in separate regulations by the Service
concerned. It involves one journey away from
the members PDS, in the performance of
prescribed duties at one or more places, and
directs return to the starting point upon
completion of such duties. Personnel on TAD
remain assigned to the PDS from which they
proceeded on TAD.
TAFMS Total active Federal military service.
TAMP Transitional Assistance
TAR Training and Administration of Reserve
TAS Total active service.
TC Transaction date. On a PCS transfer directive,
the TC is the date action was authorized
expressed in Julian date and year.
TDRL Temporary Disability Retired List.
TDY Temporary duty. TDY is duty atone or more
locations, other than the PDS, at which a
member performs TDY under orders which
provide for further assignment, or pending
further assignment, to a new PDS or for return
to the old PDS upon completion of the TDY.
It also includes that period spent at a location