The Acronym List

Capt MJ

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TAD Temporary Assigned Duty

TDY Temporary Duty

TEMDU Temporary Duty

There are different usages, varying by service.
 

Capt MJ

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Good morning, TN! In the Navy, at least, there is a critical difference between TAD and TEMDU. TEMDU allows the receiving command to both conduct Article 13 proceedings, award punishment and to administratively separate a military member. I learned this the hard way when I was a Naval Station XO. USS SEABAT would get underway on deployment, sending broken or soon-to-separate or bad actors ordered to the NAVSTA. If they sent them with simple TAD orders, my hands were tied. Made for some terse messaging to and from the ship. I never knew the difference until then.
 

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Good morning, TN! In the Navy, at least, there is a critical difference between TAD and TEMDU. TEMDU allows the receiving command to both conduct Article 13 proceedings, award punishment and to administratively separate a military member. I learned this the hard way when I was a Naval Station XO. USS SEABAT would get underway on deployment, sending broken or soon-to-separate or bad actors ordered to the NAVSTA. If they sent them with simple TAD orders, my hands were tied. Made for some terse messaging to and from the ship. I never knew the difference until then.
Thank you for ensuring we have both listed; that is a major difference. TAD was already on the acronym list, so I added TEMDU. Please let me know there are any discrepancies.

-TN
 

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As far as I know, ANG stands for Air National Guard, not "Army National Guard". Just plain "National Guard" refers to the Army
 

Capt MJ

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I have seen ANG and ARNG when there is a need to be very soecifyc.
 

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ARNG has been added and ANG changed to Air National Guard. Thank you for the suggestion.
 

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NARP

Non
Athletic
Regular
Person

This is someone at USNA who is not on a varsity or intramural team, but works out and stays in shape on their own.
Hopefully with the "stays in shape" part, anyway.
 

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Auto Dog - soft serve ice cream machine "dog"
BCD - Big Chicken Dinner aka Bad Conduct Discharge
BCGs - birth control glasses, standard issue Navy glasses that repel women
Beer Day - 45th consecutive day at sea, rewarded with 2 beers
Benny Suggs - Beneficial Suggestion Program, fleet version of "suggestion box"
Bingo - minimum divert fuel level
CAG - Air Wing Commander - O6
CAVU - ceiling and visibility unrestricted
CIWS - close in weapons system "R2D2"
EMCON - Emissions Control, all radio/navaid/radar equipment turned off
FOD - foreign object damage, or an object that could cause damage
FUSMTF - F$%#@ you, strong message to follow
HACQ - "Hack", house arrest confined to quarters
Hinge - new O-4, after hinge installed in back of head to allow for lobotomy and nonstop nodding in approval of CO
IMC - "Goo", Instrument meteorological conditions
JOPA - junior officer protection association
LSO - landing signals officer
OBE - overcome by events (moot)
RAB - recommendation of the admissions board (USNA), points added to/subtracted from WPM
ROAD - retired on active duty, short timer who has dropped his pack
Thud - nickname for someone who is ROAD and who has dropped his pack
SWO - blackshoe, or just "shoe"
SNA - student naval aviator
SNFO - student naval flight officer
TU - "broken"
UNREP/VERTREP - underway replenishment, vertical (helo) replenishment
WPM - whole person multiple, USNA version of WCS
WUBA - acronym forbidden by USNA Dant many years ago, never to be spoken again
 

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I attended AIT with several Navy Corpsmen, I recall the time beer flew out of my nose as they told me definition for WUBA. Thanks for the memory!
 

Capt MJ

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Good list.
JORP: Junior Officer Rest Period (nap)
SORP: Senior Officer Rest Period (nap)
LLD: Little Lie Down, Royal Navy SORP/JORP
Bug juice: powdered fruit flavored beverage


WUBA, ugh, nasty remnant of years gone by.
 

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Which AIT? Were they students or staff?
Medical Equipment Repairman (Biomed Tech), AIT was at USAMEOS at Fitzsimons Army Med Ctr in Denver (Aurora). Sadly the postage stamp size post was BRAC'd. For Army, we could select the MOS as training of choice upon enlistment. Navy had being a corpsman as a pre-req. They were fellow students. All the staff were Army or civilian. Feels like a lifetime ago.
 

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Lots of HMs wanted to do med repair back in my early days. It’s a great NEC.
 

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SIE - Self Initiated Elimination
 
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