ABBREVIATION-A shortened form of a written word
or phrase used in place of the whole.
ABSENTEE-A person missing at a muster.
ACCESS-The ability and opportunity to obtain
knowledge or possession of classified information.
ACRONYM-A word formed from the initial letter or
letters of each of the successive parts or major parts
of a compound term.
ACTIVITY-An organizational unit designated to
perform a specific mission or function.
ADMIN OFFICE-As used in relation to optical
character recognition documents, any personnel,
administrative, or executive office that has
responsibility for preparing OCR input documents
and for maintaining personnel records.
BOARD OF INVESTIGATION-An investigatory
body of one or more persons. No power of
subpoena. General term for all such bodies below
court of inquiry.
BRIEFING-Conference or meeting held to give
instruction or provide details on a specific
CONUS-Continental United States.
CONVENING AUTHORITY (CA)-The command
legally empowered to organize courts-martial,
courts of inquiry, and boards of investigations.
CORRESPONDENCE-As used in the Navy, the term
that applies to all written material including
publications, letters, memorandums, and forms.
COURT OF INQUIRY-Three or more officers
convened by any person authorized to convene a
general court-martial to investigate something. Has
subpoena power. Designated witnesses may have
DEERS-Defense Eligibility Enrollment System.
DIRECTIVE-Military communication in which policy
is established or a specific action is ordered; plan
issued with a view to placing it in effect so directed,
or in the event that a stated contingency arises; any
communication that initiates or governs action,
conduct, or procedure. An instruction, notice, or
DIRECTIVE CONTROL POINT-The individual
within a command whose job it is to oversee all
aspects of the Directives Issuance System.
DISCHARGE-A complete severance from all military
service in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Naval Reserve.
DODPM- Department of Defense Pay Manual.
ENLTRANSMAN- Enlisted Transfer Manual.
FLEET RESERVE-A form of retirement by which a
naval member who has completed more than 20 but
less than 30 years of active duty is released from
active to an inactive status.
FRC-Federal record center.
GCM-As used in naval justice matters, general
JAGMAN- Manual of the Judge Advocate General.
JFTR- Joint Federal Travel Regulations,
LSMP-Logistics Support Mobilization Plan.
MAPMIS-Manpower and Personnel Management
MAPTIS-Manpower, Personnel, and Training
MCM- Manual for Courts-Martial, United States,
MILPERSMAN- Naval Military Personnel Manual.
NAAS-Navy Activity Accounting Subsystem.
NARA-National Archives and Records Administration.
NAVAL MESSAGE-A typed piece of naval
correspondence that is transmitted via
NAVPTO-Navy passenger transportation office.
NEC-Navy enlisted classification code.