KP talk

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  1. lilcola99

    lilcola99 Member

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    Is there some sort of KP dictionary:eek:...I get lost in the abbrieviations of things. I remember someone posted something like a list of terms but I can not locate it. It will help in the translation of posts and when I talk to my son because he rambled off some of them during the 5 min sunday phone call...I would like to learn the language:redface:
     
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    ATR??

    the ATR is the person who assigned my son his ship recently. What do the letters mean? I don't see them on any list. Thanks!
     
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    deepdraft1 Master, Ocean Steam or Motor Vessels, unlimited

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    Academy Training Representative
     
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    Ah yes, KP-speak. What a learning curve that was! Add to that dealing with Navy terms like ladder-well and zero deck. Hard for this Army family to adapt to. Here are a few I remember driving me nuts:

    RTOA - Regimental Training Officer's Assistant (the one in charge of plebes - you'll hear about this one a lot!)
    CTO - Company Training Officer
    CTOPO - Add PO to anything and it is that officer's petty officer. So, the CTO is probably a first class. The PO is either 2nd or 3rd class.
    RC - regimental commander

    DD's first phone calls, and conversations during Parents' Weekend, were completely confusing as we adjusted to all of the new acronyms!
     
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    KPMUM2012,
    Your list and mention of hearing those abbreviations during Acceptance Weekend made me laugh. First, they are the most important ones, and the ones you will hear over and over- mostly not with terms of endearment.

    Parents Weekend, it was like this stranger who spoke a different language had taken over our son’s body. We didn’t want to keep asking: huh?, what? every time he opened his mouth so we pretended we knew what he was talking about. For months, when he called home, I had no idea who these people were- if they were people and not things or places.

    One of the funniest things was watching the girlfriend- who is no longer- that weekend. I’m not sure if she wanted to laugh or cry but clearly this was not the same cool BF she said goodbye to in early July. It took a few months for her to realize that the change was permanent and then she was bye-bye, too.:eek:
     
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    That is great!! I can't believe that there is a glossary!! I had read somewhere of DS saying "...after his tattoo" - :eek:???? Now I know!:yllol: I'm laughing!
     

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