Discussion in 'Nominations' started by lukeS, Mar 27, 2010.
What do each of these stand for and what is the difference between them?
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
Thanks a lot for the acronyms. I needed someone to do that.
If you ever need to find the meaning of an acronym:
It has all the possible things an acronym can stand for and you can search by category.
FYI - There is also an acronym list compiled by members on SAF: http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=11568
Separate names with a comma.