Military Mnemonics

Below is a selection of useful and plainly amusing military mnemonics:

  • F.B.I.D.nm Full / Brief / Individual / Delayed
  • R.S.V.P. Rhythm, Speed, Volume & Pitch
  • C.L.A.P. Clear, Loud, As an Order & and with Pauses
  • C.L.A.S.S.I.C. Covert Local Area Sensing System for Intruder Classification
  • T.O.B.I.A.S. Territorial Observation By Intruder Alarm System
  • G.R.I.T. Group, Range, Indication & Type of fire
  • F.I.P.A.C. Fighting In Pubs And Clubs
  • M.O.C.A.B. Military Operations in Clubs And Bars (US)
  • T.E.W.T. Training Exercise Without Troops
  • P.E.N.I.S. Practical Exercise Not Including Soldiers
  • D.O.G.S.H.I.T. Determination Of Gunner to Shoot Holes In Target
  • C.L.E.M. Confidence, Leadership, Enthusiasm & Manner (qualities of a good instructor)
  • C-KIWI Courage, Knowledge, Initiative, Willpower & Integrity (qualities of leadership)
  • M.O.N.G. Military Outlook Not Good
  • FISH & CHIPS Fighting In Someone’s House & Causing Havoc In Peoples Streets
  • MUPPET Most Useless Person Person Ever Trained
  • JALOOB Joint Agreement for the Limitation Of Outrageous Buzzwords
  • PACESSDO Protection, Ammunition, Casaulties, Equipment, Searchers, Sit-rep, Dig-in & Orders (Fieldcraft, Reorg Drills)
  • PASSWWORD Protection (rfn sentry 25m into dir of enemy threat), Ammunition stake (by 2ic), Searchers (all round clearance/ en dead), Shellscrapes, Weapons check (sec cdr/ 2ic), Wounded, Orders (for next move), Recovery (of gun/ fire-support group) & Direction (of next axis of advance)
  • PAWPERSO Protection, Ammunition, Weapons, Personal camouflage, Equipment, Radios, Specialist equipment & Orders
  • REEF Reaction to Effective Enemy Fire
  • G.S.M.E.S.C. Ground, Situatuion, Mission (x2), Execution, Service & Support, Command & Control

Do you know any others? If you do know any others then please pass them on so we can add them to the above list.


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