Zom ZomsThis is a new listing of military abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms compiled by staff associated with the U.S. Naval Institute. Most of the abbreviations are in current use. The listing is divided into six sections: "Military Abbreviations" (which takes up more than three-quarters of the book), "Aircraft Designations," "Aviation Unit Designations," "Military Ranks," "Missile and Rocket Designations," and "Ship Designations." This organization helps those associated with one service to more easily identify terms used by other services. Chapters concerned with designations include brief explanations for letter designation schemes, most often associated with weapons. Tables are included that outline the designation systems. The stated purpose of the dictionary is to assist U.S. military officers to better communicate and coordinate military activities with other branches of the armed services This selective dictionary of abbreviations complements a more comprehensive work, "Dictionary of Military, Defense Contractor and Troop Slang Acronyms" (ABC-Clio, 1990), by Philip C. Gutzman. Gutzman contains 32,000 entries; this new dictionary, an estimated 6,000. Gutzman is intended for military contractors, the new dictionary for military officers. The Naval Institute Press promises updated editions of the dictionary, an important consideration for libraries that do not have ready access to government publications that include these terms.
This important reference clearly defines the myriad of initials and acronyms used by the various branches of the armed forces.
BooknewsDefines the myriad initialisms and acronyms used by the various branches of the US armed forces, and, in addition, lists designations for military aircraft, aviation units, missiles and rockets, and ships and small craft. Only abbreviations currently in use or still found in contemporary military documents are presented. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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