Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (or DOD Dictionary) sets forth
standard US military and associated terminology to encompass the joint activity
of the Armed Forces of the United States. These military and associated terms,
together with their definitions, constitute approved Department of Defense
(DOD) terminology for general use by all DOD components.
publication supplements standard English-language dictionaries and standardizes
military and associated terminology to improve communication and mutual
understanding within DOD, with other US Government departments and agencies,
and among the United States and its allies.
publication applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Services,
the Joint Staff, combatant commands, DOD agencies, and all other DOD
components. It is the primary terminology source when preparing correspondence,
to include policy, strategy, doctrine, and planning documents. Criteria for
inclusion of terminology in the DOD Dictionary is enumerated in Department of
Defense Instruction (DODI) 5025.12, Standardization of Military and Associated
Terminology, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction (CJCSI)
5705.01, Standardization of Military and Associated Terminology.
DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
as of October 16, 2016
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