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Reference Information Paper 90

A Finding Aid to Records Relating to American Prisoners of War and Missing in Action from the Vietnam War Era, 1960-1994

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Appendix Q: Acronyms Used in this Publication

AARs After Action Reports
ARVN Army of Republic of Vietnam
BNR Body Not Recovered
CDEC Combined Document Exploitation Center
CDIC Combat Data Information Center
CI Civilian Internee
CINCPAC Commander In Chief of the Pacific Command
CIDG Civilian Irregular Defense Group
CMIC Combined Military Interrogation Center
CORDS Civilian Operations and Rural Development Support
DCSPER Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel
DPMO Department of Defense POW/MIA Office
EPW Camps Enemy Prisoner of War Camps
FPJMC Four Party Joint Military Commission
HES Hamlet Evaluation System
INTSUMs Intelligence Summaries
JCRC Joint Casualty Resolution Center
JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff
JPRC Joint Personnel Recovery Center
JTF-FA Joint Task Force - Full Accounting
KIA Killed in Action
LC Library of Congress
MAAG Military Assistance Advisory Group
MAC Military Airlift Command
MACV Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
MACV-SOG MACV Studies and Observations Group
MIA Missing in Action
MOPSUMs Monthly Operations Summaries
NARA National Archives and Records Administration
OPLANs Operational Plans
ORLLs Operations Reports/ Lessons Learned
POW Prisoner of War
PWCIIC POW/Civilian Internee Information Center
RVN Republic of Vietnam
RVNAF Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces
SEA Southeast Asia
SEER System for Evaluating the Effectiveness of RVNAF
SITREPs Situation Reports
TAFFS The Army Functional Filing System
USARV U.S. Army, Vietnam
VC Viet Cong
VC/NVN Viet Cong/North Vietnamese
WIA Wounded in Action

Note: Compiled by Charles E. Schamel. Published by the National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, 1996.

Web version prepared 1999. Additions and changes incorporated in the Web version are between brackets [] and in italics.

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