Ranger Handbook Abbreviations and Acronyms

As we work through the Ranger Handbook it is important to keep track of the acronyms and abbreviations used throughout. Here is a handy reference if you lose track.

AO- Area of Operation

CASEVAC- Casualty Evacuation

CP- Command Post

FO- Forward Observer

FRAGO or FRAGORD- Fragmentary Orders

HQ- Headquarters

METT-TC- Mission, Enemy, Terrain/Weather, Troops available, Time available, Civil considerations

OPORD- Operations Order

PL- Platoon Leader

PSG- Platoon Sergeant

SITREP- Situation Report

SL- Squad Leader

TL- Team Leader

WSL-  Weapons Squad Leader

The Gruntpa

The Gruntpa

Bragghdad AO