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  • Military Dictionary - Letter Group S

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

      sabotage alert team
      safe anchorage
      safe area
      safe burst height
      safe current
      safe depth
      safe distance
      safe haven
      safe house
      safe separation distance
      safety and arming mechanism
      safety device
      safety distance
      safety fuze
      safety height
      safety lane
      safety level of supply
      safety line
      safety wire
      safety zone
      safing and arming mechanism
      salted weapon
      salvage group
      salvage operation
      sanction enforcement
      satellite and missile surveillance
      S-bend distortion
      scale (photographic)
      scaling law
      scan line
      scan period
      scan rate
      scan type
      scatterable mine
      scene of action commander
      scheduled arrival date
      scheduled fire
      scheduled maintenance
      scheduled service (air transport)
      scheduled speed
      scheduled targets
      scheduled target (nuclear)
      scheduled wave
      schedule of fire
      schedule of targets
      scheduling and movement
      scheduling and movement capability
      scheme of maneuver
      scientific and technical intelligence
      scientific intelligence
      screening group
      S-curve distortion
      sea-air-land team
      sea areas
      sea barge
      seaborne forces
      sea control operations
      sea echelon
      sea echelon area
      sea echelon plan
      sea frontier
      sealed cabin
      sealift enhancement features
      Sealift Readiness Program
      search and rescue
      search and rescue alert notice
      search and rescue mission coordinator
      search and rescue region
      search attack unit
      searched channel
      searching fire
      search jammer
      search mission
      search radius
      search sweeping
      sea state
      sea surveillance
      sea surveillance system
      seaward launch point
      seaward recovery point
      secondary censorship
      secondary imagery dissemination
      secondary imagery dissemination system
      secondary loads
      secondary port
      secondary road
      secondary wave breaker system
      second strike
      Secretary of a Military Department
      SECRET Internet Protocol Router Network
      sector of fire
      sector scan
      security alert team
      security assistance
      security assistance organization
      security certification
      security classification
      security clearance
      security cooperation
      security cooperation activity
      security countermeasures
      security intelligence
      security review
      selected area for evasion
      selected area for evasion area intelligence description
      Selected Reserve
      Selected Reserve strength
      selective identification feature
      selective jamming
      selective loading
      selective mobilization
      selective release process
      selective unloading
      self-destroying fuze
      self-protection depth
      self-sustaining containership
      semi-active homing guidance
      semi-controlled mosaic
      semi-permanent joint task force
      senior meteorological and oceanographic officer
      senior officer present afloat
      sensitive compartmented information
      sensitive compartmented information facility
      sensitive site exploitation
      separation zone
      sequence circuit
      sequenced ejection system
      serial assignment table
      seriously ill or injured
      seriously wounded
      service ammunition
      Service component command
      service environment
      Service force module
      service group
      service mine
      Service-organic transportation assets
      service squadron
      service test
      service troops
      Service-unique container
      severe damage
      shaded relief
      shallow fording
      shaped charge
      shared data environment
      shear link assembly
      sheet explosive
      shelf life
      shell (specify)
      shifting fire
      ship counter
      ship haven
      ship influence
      shipping configuration
      shipping control
      shipping designator
      shipping lane
      shipping time
      ship-to-shore movement
      shock front
      shore fire control party
      shoreline effect
      shore party
      shore-to-shore movement
      short-range air defense engagement zone
      short-range ballistic missile
      short-range transport aircraft
      short scope buoy
      short supply
      short takeoff and landing
      short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft
      short title
      short ton
      show of force
      shuttered fuze
      side-looking airborne radar
      side oblique air photograph
      side overlap
      SIGINT direct service
      SIGINT direct service activity
      SIGINT direct support
      SIGINT direct support unit
      SIGINT operational control
      SIGINT operational tasking
      SIGINT operational tasking authority
      SIGINT resources
      SIGINT support plans
      signal center
      signal letters
      signal operation instructions
      signal security
      signals intelligence
      signal-to-noise ratio
      signature equipment
      signed route
      significant wave height
      Silver Triangle
      simulative electromagnetic deception
      simultaneous engagement
      single-anchor leg mooring
      single department purchase
      single flow route
      single integrated theater logistic manager
      single manager
      single manager for transportation
      single port manager
      single-service manager
      single-spot ship
      situation map
      situation report
      situation template
      skim sweeping
      skin paint
      skin tracking
      slant range
      slated items
      slightly wounded
      small arms
      small arms ammunition
      small austere airfield
      small-lot storage
      small-scale map
      smoke screen
      snagline mine
      soft missile base
      soil shear strength
      solatium payments
      solenoid sweep
      sortie allotment message
      sortie number
      sortie plot
      sortie reference
      source registry
      space asset
      space assignment
      space available mail
      space capability
      space control
      space environment
      space-faring nation
      space force application
      space force enhancement
      space forces
      space power
      space sensor
      space superiority
      space support
      space support team
      space surveillance
      space systems
      space weather
      span of detonation (atomic demolition munition employment)
      special access program
      special activities
      special agent
      special air operation
      special ammunition supply point
      special assignment airlift requirements
      special boat squadron
      special boat team
      special cargo
      special-equipment vehicle
      special forces
      special forces group
      special forces operations base
      special hazard
      special information operations
      special interest target
      specialist intelligence report
      special mission unit
      special operations
      special operations combat control team
      special operations command
      special operations command and control element
      special operations forces
      special operations liaison element
      special operations mission planning folder
      special operations naval mobile environment team
      special operations-peculiar
      special operations terminal attack controller
      special operations weather team/tactical element
      special operations wing
      special (or project) equipment
      special purpose Marine air-ground task force
      special-purpose vehicle
      special reconnaissance
      special staff
      special tactics
      special tactics team
      special unloading berth
      special weapons
      specific intelligence collection requirement
      specific search
      specified combatant command
      specified command
      spectrozonal photography
      speed of advance
      speed of sound
      spin stabilization
      split cameras
      split pair
      split vertical photography
      spoiling attack
      spot elevation
      spot jamming
      spot net
      spot report
      spot size
      spotting line
      spray dome
      spreader bar
      spreading fire
      stability operations
      stabilized glide slope indicator
      stabilized patient
      stable base film
      stable patient
      staff estimates
      staff supervision
      staged crews
      staging area
      staging base
      standard advanced base units
      standard operating procedure
      standard parallel
      standard pattern
      standard positioning system
      standard route
      standard unit
      standard use Army aircraft flight route
      Standby Reserve
      stand fast
      standing joint force headquarters
      standing operating procedure
      standing order
      state and regional defense airlift
      stateless person
      state of readiness
      state of readiness--state 1--safe
      state of readiness--state 2--armed
      static air temperature
      static line (air transport)
      static line cable
      static marking
      station authentication
      station time
      status-of-forces agreement
      stay behind
      stay behind force
      stellar guidance
      stepped-up separation
      stereographic coverage
      stick (air transport)
      stick commander (air transport)
      stockage objective
      stock control
      stock coordination
      stock level
      Stock Number
      stockpile to target sequence
      stock record account
      storage life
      storage or stowage
      stowage diagram
      stowage factor
      stowage plan
      strategic advantage
      strategic airlift
      strategic air transport
      strategic air transport operations
      strategic air warfare
      strategic communication
      strategic concentration
      strategic concept
      strategic estimate
      strategic intelligence
      strategic level of war
      strategic map
      strategic material (critical)
      strategic mining
      strategic mission
      strategic mobility
      strategic plan
      strategic psychological activities
      strategic sealift
      strategic sealift forces
      strategic sealift shipping
      strategic transport aircraft
      strategic vulnerability
      strategic warning
      strategic warning lead time
      strategic warning post-decision time
      strategic warning pre-decision time
      strategy determination
      stretch out
      strike photography
      strip marker
      strip plot
      strong point
      structured message text
      subkiloton weapon
      submarine operating authority
      submarine operations area
      submarine patrol area
      subordinate command
      subordinate unified command
      subsidiary landing
      substitute transport-type vehicle
      subunified command
      subversion of Department of Defense personnel
      subversive activity
      subversive political action
      sun-synchronous orbit
      supervised route
      supplementary facilities
      supply by air
      supply chain
      supply chain management
      supply control
      supplying ship
      supply management
      supply point
      supply support activity
      supply transaction reporting
      support agency
      supported commander
      supporting aircraft
      supporting arms
      supporting arms coordination center
      supporting artillery
      supporting attack
      supporting commander
      supporting fire
      supporting forces
      supporting operations
      supporting plan
      support items
      support to counterinsurgency
      support to insurgency
      suppression mission
      suppression of enemy air defenses
      suppressive fire
      surface action group
      surface code
      surface combatant
      Surface Deployment and Distribution Command
      surface smuggling event
      surface-to-air guided missile
      surface-to-air missile envelope
      surface-to-air missile installation
      surface-to-air missile site
      surface-to-air weapon
      surface-to-surface guided missile
      surface warfare
      surface zero
      surf line
      surf zone
      surplus property
      surprise dosage attack
      surveillance approach
      survey control point
      survey information center
      survey, liaison, and reconnaissance party
      survey photography
      suspension equipment
      suspension strop
      sustained attrition minefield
      sustained rate of fire
      sustaining stocks
      sweep jamming
      swept path
      switch horn
      sympathetic detonation
      synchronized clock
      synchronous orbit
      synthetic exercise
      systems architecture
      systems design
      systems support contractors