Acronyms and Abbreviations

Ranks

Officers (in descending order of rank)

  • Col – Colonol
  • LCol – Lieutenant Colonol
  • Maj – Major
  • Capt – Captain
  • Lt – Lieutenant
  • 2Lt – Second Lieutenant
  • OCdt – Officer Cadet

Non Commissioned Officers (in descending order of rank)

  • CWO – Chief Warrant Officer
  • MWO – Master Warrant Officer
  • WO – Warrant Officer (also Warning Order see below)
  • Sgt – Sergeant
  • MCpl – Master Corporal

Non Commissioned Members (in descending order of rank)

  • Cpl – Corporal
  • LCpl – Lance Corporal
  • Cdt – Cadet

Other Acronyms and Abbreviations

  • 2IC – Second In Command
  • AdminO – Administrative Officer
  • BandO – Band Officer
  • C5 – Field Training Uniform (See FTU below)
  • C2 – Routine Training Dress (see also H2 below)
  • C1 – Full Formal Dress (see also H1 below)
  • CAF – Canadian Armed Forces
  • CATO – Cadet Administrative and Training Orders
  • CD – Canadian Forces Decoration
  • CDS – Chief of Defence Staff
  • CFB – Canadian Forces Base
  • CFS – Canadian Forces Station
  • CI – Civilian Instructor
  • CIC – Cadet Instructor Cadre
  • CO – Commanding Officer
  • Coy – Company
  • CSG – Cadet Support Group
  • CSM – Company Sergeant Major
  • CSTC – Cadet Summer Training Camp
  • CV – Civilian Volunteer
  • DC or D/C – Deputy Commander
  • DHQ – Detailed Health Questionnaire
  • DCO – Deputy Commanding Officer
  • DM – Drum Major
  • D/O – Drop Off
  • DND – Department of National Defence
  • EC – Enabling Check
  • EO – Enabling Objective
  • Ex – Exercise
  • FTU – Field Training Uniform
  • FTX – Field Training Exercise
  • H2 – Highland Routine Training Dress (see also C2 above)
  • H1 – Highland Full Formal Dress (see also C1 above)
  • IAW – In Accordance With
  • IC – In Command (position)
  • IG – Intsructional Guide
  • LogO – Logistics Officer
  • MovO – Movement Order
  • NACSTC – National Army Cadet Summer Training Camp
  • NCM – Non-Commissioned Member
  • NCO – Non-Commissioned Officer
  • NLT – No Later Than
  • NSE – National Star of Excellence
  • OIC – Officer In Charge
  • OpO – Operations Order
  • PA – Public Affairs
  • PAO – Public Affairs Officer
  • PC – Performance Check
  • PD/P&D – Pipes and Drums (Band)
  • Pl – Platoon
  • PM – Pipe Major
  • PO – Performance Objective
  • P/U – Pick up
  • QRO/QR&O – Queen’s Regulations and Orders
  • QSP – Qualification Standard and Plan
  • RCACC/RCAC – Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corp / Royal Canadian Army Cadets
  • RCSU – Regional Cadet Support Unit (note we are supported by RCSU (NW))
  • RO – Reviewing Officer OR Routine Orders
  • RSM – Regimental Sergeant Major
  • SO – Standing Orders
  • SOP – Standard Operating Procedure
  • SupO – Supply Officer
  • Svc – Service
  • TP – Training Point
  • TPT – Transport
  • Trg – Training
  • TrO – Training Officer
  • UPar – Unit Public Affairs Representative
  • WO – Warning Order (also the rank of Warrant Officer (see above)
  • ZTO – Zone Training Officer