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.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.