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Friday, May 20, 2011

Frequently Used Acronyms

Hopefully I can keep an updated list every time I use an acronym for those people not familiar with Army acronyms or maybe famliar with Army acronyms but not linguist ones.

If you have questions, please feel free to visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.


AR - Army Regulation

CLPM - Command Language Program Manager - a CLPM is your unit's designee to help Soldiers become linguists or maintain their linguist status (such as scheduling DLPTs, language refreshers, etc)

DA - Department of the Army (you might see this acronym every day or before a form, such as a DA form 330 which is your scorecard for the DLPT

DLAB - Defense Language Aptitude Battery - a test to supposedly measure your ability to become a linguist in the Department of Defense

DOD - Department of Defense

DLPT - Defense Language Proficiency Test - this test measures your ability to read/listen in a foreign language.

FLPB (formerly FLPP) - Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus - The extra money, ranging from $200 to $1000 a month you receive for speaking a foreign language at the level of 2/2 or above

MILPER - Military Personnel - These MILPER messages are released by Department of the Army (DA) on a regular basis to supplement Army Regulations (AR).

MOS - Military Occupational Specialty - your "job" in the Army

SSBI - Single Scope Background Investigation - This is the investigation used to determine your eligibility to hold a security clearance

TS/SCI - Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmentalized Information - The highest security clearance you can hold in the DOD

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