David Armstrong is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Marine Corps. He was an artillery and tank officer on active duty and the reserves and gives great insight into the reservist side of the Marine Corps.
We also get into the restructuring of the Marine Corps by the current commandant and what effects that decision could have across the fleet. Another really great show with an intelligent individual.
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152 - Walkie-talkie style tactical radio
7-Ton – Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (Dump truck-sized military vehicle for hauling troops, supplies, etc.)
ABC - ANGLICO Basic Course
ANGLICO – Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company
BLT – Battalion Landing Team
BRC - Basic Reconnaissance Course
CAR – Combat Action Ribbon
CLB – Combat Logistics Battalion
CO - Commanding Officer
COC – Command Operations Center
COP - Combat Outpost
Corpsman – Navy medic attached to Marines
EOD – Explosive Ordnance Disposal
FAC - Forward Air Controller
FCT – Firepower Control Team
FDC – Fire Direction Control
FET – Female Engagement Team.
FSCC – Fire Support Coordination Center. Where fire missions are deconflicted and approved prior to shooting.
GBU – Guided Bomb Unit
GLT – Georgian Liaison Team. Georgian military advisors in Afghanistan.
Hesco Barrier – Earthen filled barriers
HMMWV – High mobility multi-wheeled vehicle
IED – Improvised Explosive Device
JDAM – Joint Direct Attack Munition (GPS guided bomb)
JTAC – Joint Terminal Attack Controller
LGTR - LASER Guided Training Round
M-ATV – MRAP All-terrain vehicle
MARSOC - Marine Corps Special Operations Command
MART - Marines Awaiting Recon Training
MCMAP - Marine Corps Martial Arts Program
MCRD - Marine Corps Recruit Depot
MCIWS - Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival
MCT - Marine Combat Training
MEU – Marine Expeditionary Unit (Unit attached to ships for deployment)
MRAP – Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (armored vehicle)
MSOT - Marine Special Operations Team
MTU - Marksmanship Training Unit
OP – Observation Post. An area where forward observers spot enemy positions and conduct fire missions on targets
PB – Patrol Base
PGM – Precision Guided Munitions
PLDR – Portable Lightweight Designator Rangefinder
PosRep - Position Report
PSS-SOF – Precision Strike Suite Special Operations Forces. Targeting program.
RO – Radio Operator
ROMAD - Radio Operator, Mechanic, and Driver
SACC - Supporting Arms Coordination Center (FSCC on a ship)
SALT – Supporting Arms Liaison Team
SERE - Survive, Evade,...