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  • Military Dictionary - Letter Group M

    All official U.S. DoD military terms, and their definitions, beginning with the letter M.

      mach number
      magnetic bearing
      magnetic circuit
      magnetic compass
      magnetic declination
      magnetic equator
      magnetic mine
      magnetic minehunting
      magnetic north
      magnetic tape
      magnetic variation
      mail embargo
      main airfield
      main armament
      main attack
      main attack
      main battle area
      main convoy
      main deck
      main detonating line
      main line of resistance
      main operating base
      main operations base
      main supply route
      maintenance area
      maintenance engineering
      maintenance (materiel)
      maintenance status
      major combat element
      major disaster
      major fleet
      major force
      major nuclear power
      major operation
      major weapon system
      make safe
      management and control system (mobility)
      maneuverable reentry vehicle
      manipulative electromagnetic deception
      man portable
      manpower management
      manpower management survey
      manpower requirements
      manpower resources
      man space
      man transportable
      map chart
      map convergence
      map exercise
      map index
      mapping camera
      map reference
      map reference code
      map series
      map sheet
      marginal data
      marginal information
      marginal weather
      Marine air command and control system
      Marine air-ground task force
      Marine base
      Marine division and wing team
      marine environment
      Marine expeditionary brigade
      Marine expeditionary force
      Marine expeditionary force (forward)
      Marine expeditionary unit
      Marine expeditionary unit (special operations capable)
      Marine Logistics Command
      Maritime Administration Ready Reserve Force
      maritime control area
      maritime defense sector
      maritime domain
      maritime domain awareness
      maritime forces
      maritime interception operations
      maritime power projection
      maritime pre-positioning force operation
      maritime pre-positioning ships
      maritime search and rescue region
      maritime special purpose force
      maritime superiority
      maritime supremacy
      marker ship
      marking error
      marking fire
      marking panel
      married failure
      marshalling area
      mass casualty
      massed fire
      master air attack plan
      master film
      master plot
      materials handling
      materials handling equipment
      materiel cognizance
      materiel control
      materiel inventory objective
      materiel management
      materiel pipeline
      materiel planning
      materiel readiness
      materiel release confirmation
      materiel release order
      materiel requirements
      maximum effective range
      maximum elevation figure
      maximum enlisted amount
      maximum landing weight
      maximum operating depth
      maximum ordinate
      maximum permissible concentration
      maximum permissible dose
      maximum range
      maximum sustained speed
      maximum take-off weight
      M-day force materiel requirement
      mean lethal dose
      mean line of advance
      mean point of burst
      mean point of impact
      mean sea level
      means of transport
      measured mile
      measurement and signature intelligence
      Measurement and Signature Intelligence Requirements System
      measurement ton
      measure of effectiveness
      measure of performance
      mechanical sweep
      median incapacitating dose
      media pool
      medical evacuees
      medical intelligence
      medical officer
      medical regulating
      medical surveillance
      medical treatment facility
      medium-angle loft bombing
      medium artillery
      medium-lot storage
      medium-range ballistic missile
      medium-range bomber aircraft
      medium-range transport aircraft
      medium-scale map
      meeting engagement
      megaton weapon
      merchant convoy
      merchant intelligence
      merchant ship
      merchant ship casualty report
      merchant ship communications system
      merchant ship control zone
      merchant ship reporting and control message system
      mercomms system
      message center
      message (telecommunications)
      meteorological and oceanographic
      Meteorological and Oceanographic Forecast Center
      meteorological data
      midcourse guidance
      midcourse phase
      militarily significant fallout
      Military Affiliate Radio System
      military assistance advisory group
      Military Assistance Articles and Services List
      military assistance for civil disturbances
      Military Assistance Program
      MilitaryAssistance Program training
      military assistance to civil authorities
      military capability
      military characteristics
      military civic action
      military construction
      military container moved via ocean
      military convoy
      military currency
      military damage assessment
      military deception
      Military Department
      military designed vehicle
      military education
      military engagement
      military geographic documentation
      military geographic information
      military geography
      military government
      military government ordinance
      military governor
      military grid
      military grid reference system
      military independent
      military intelligence
      Military Intelligence Board
      Military Intelligence Integrated Data System/Integrated Database
      military intervention
      military journalist
      military land transportation resources
      military load classification
      military necessity
      military nuclear power
      military occupation
      military options
      military ordinary mail
      military payment certificate
      military performance specification container
      military post office
      military postal clerk
      Military Postal Service
      Military Postal Service Agency
      military posture
      military requirement
      military resources
      Military Sealift Command
      Military Sealift Command-controlled ships
      Military Sealift Command force
      Military Service
      military source operations
      military standard requisitioning and issue procedure
      military standard transportation and movement procedures
      military support to civil authorities
      military support to civilian law enforcement agencies
      military symbol
      military technician
      military traffic
      military training
      military van (container)
      MILSPEC container
      MILVAN chassis
      mineable waters
      mine clearance
      mine countermeasures
      mined area
      mine defense
      mine disposal
      minefield breaching
      minefield density
      minefield lane
      minefield marking
      minefield record
      minefield report
      mine row
      mine spotting
      mine strip
      mine warfare
      mine warfare chart
      mine warfare forces (naval)
      mine warfare group
      mine weapons
      minimum aircraft operating surface
      minimum attack altitude
      minimum crossing altitude
      minimum essential equipment
      minimum force
      minimum nuclear safe distance
      minimum nuclear warning time
      minimum obstruction clearance altitude
      minimum operating strip
      minimum range
      minimum reception altitude
      minimum residual radioactivity weapon
      minimum-risk route
      minimum safe altitude
      minor control
      minor installation
      minor port
      missed approach
      missile assembly-checkout facility
      missile control system
      missile destruct
      missile destruct system
      missile guidance system
      missile release line
      missing in action
      mission cycle
      mission-essential materiel
      mission needs statement
      mission-oriented items
      mission-oriented protective posture
      mission-oriented protective posture gear
      mission review report (photographic interpretation)
      mission specific data sets
      mission type order
      mixed bag
      mixed minefield
      mobile defense
      mobile inshore undersea warfare unit
      mobile mine
      mobile security force
      mobile support group (naval)
      mobile training team
      Mobility Air Forces
      mobility analysis
      mobility corridor
      mobility echelon
      mobility system support resources
      mobilization base
      mobilization exercise
      mobilization reserves
      mobilization site
      mobilization staff officer
      mobilization station
      mode (identification, friend or foe)
      mode of transport
      Modernized Integrated Database
      modified combined obstacle overlay
      monitoring service
      moored mine
      mopping up
      mortuary affairs
      most capable Service or agency
      motorized unit
      mounting area
      movement control
      movement control center
      movement control post
      movement control team
      movement credit
      movement directive
      movement group
      movement order
      movement phase
      movement plan
      movement report control center
      movement report system
      movement requirement
      movement restriction
      movement schedule
      movement table
      movement to contact
      moving havens
      moving map display
      moving mine
      moving submarine haven
      moving surface ship haven
      moving target indicator
      multinational doctrine
      multinational exercise
      multinational force
      multinational force commander
      multinational integrated logistic support
      multinational integrated logistic support unit
      multinational logistics
      multinational logistic support arrangement
      multinational operations
      multinational staff
      multinational warfare
      multiple drill
      multiple inactive duty training periods
      multiple reentry vehicle
      multiple unit training assemblies
      multiple warning phenomenology
      multi-point refueling system
      multi-Service publication
      multi-spectral imagery
      multi-spot ship
      munitions effectiveness assessment
      mutual support
      muzzle brake
      muzzle compensator
      muzzle velocity