Bgo/malo/alo

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  1. lukeS

    lukeS Member

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    What do each of these stand for and what is the difference between them?
     
  2. falconchic88

    falconchic88 Member

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    BGO=Blue and Gold Officer--Navy-USNA
    MALO= Military Academy Liason Officer (I think)--Army-USMA
    ALO=Air Force Liason Officer--Air Force-USAFA

    All are the "local" liason during your journey of applying to a service academy. They are a valuable link between you and the Academy and the admissions process.
     
  3. lukeS

    lukeS Member

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    Thank you.
     
  4. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Actually the ALO is: Admission Liaison Officer.

    I know...semantics...idea is exactly the same! BUT...we also work ROTC and they didn't like the fact that most folks thought it meant Academy Liaison Officer.

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  5. Dadandgrad

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    MALO is the correct term for a USMA rep. You might also hear the term "Field Force Representative." A MALO is a person who is still connected to the military and is earning service credit. A civilian (like myself) who is doing the same work as a volunteer is a Field Force Rep. I usually use the term MALO as it's more recognizable to the audience I'm speaking to.
     
  6. tothetop14

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    Acronyms

    I found this a few days ago on the Community Information section of the main home page, it was submitted by a forum participant:

    ALO – Air Force Admissions Liaison Officer
    AROTC – Army Reserve Officer Training Corps
    AFROTC – Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
    BCT – USAFA Basic Cadet Training
    Beast – Beast Barracks or USMA’s Cadet Basic Training
    BGO – Blue Gold Officer
    Cadet -
    I-Day – USNA Induction Day
    Kings Point - United States Merchant Marine Academy
    LOA – letter of Assurance
    MOC – member of Congress
    Midshipman – A student training to be a commissioned officer at either the USNA, USMMA, or in NROTC
    MSSQ - Mission Support Squadron
    NAPS – Naval Academy Preparatory School
    NASS – Naval Academy Summer Seminar
    NROTC – Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps
    NROTC (MO) - Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (Marine Option)
    nULL – Freshman in the VWIL program at Mary Baldwin College
    OCC – USMC Officers Candidates Course
    OCS – Officers Candidates School
    PLC – USMC Platoon Leaders Course
    Plebe – a freshman student at either USMA or USNA
    PME - Professional Military Education
    “Prep School” – USAFA Preparatory School
    R-Day – USMA Reception Day.
    RAT – A Freshman at VMI
    Ratline – Freshman induction at VMI
    Rat mass – The entire freshman class at VMI
    ROTC – Reserve Officer Training Corps
    SA – Service Academy
    SLS - Summer Leaders Seminar (West Point)
    SMC – Senior Military College
    TBS – USMC “The Basic School”
    USA – United States Army
    USAF – United States Air Force
    USAFA – United States Air Force Academy
    USAFASS - United States Air Force Academy Summer Seminar
    USCG – United States Coast Guard
    USCGA – United States Coast Guard Academy
    USMA – United States Military Academy
    USMAPS – United States Military Academy Preparatory School
    USMC – United States Marine Corps
    USMMA – United States Merchant Marine Academy
    USN – United States Army
    USNA – United States Naval Academy
    VMI – Virginia Military institute
    VWIL – Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin College
    WSO - Weapon System Officer

    I also found an online acronym generator that was fun. It turned "New Appointees nervous about starting on July 1 into: NANASJ1 Ha! Ha!:biggrin:

    http://www.all-acronyms.com/special/acronym_generator
     
  7. lukeS

    lukeS Member

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    Thanks a lot for the acronyms. I needed someone to do that.
     
  8. 2012Cadet

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    If you ever need to find the meaning of an acronym:

    http://www.acronymfinder.com/

    It has all the possible things an acronym can stand for and you can search by category.
     
  9. WAMom68

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