APPENDIX K

GLOSSARY

 

A

 

ASD-HA

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

ASP

Ammunition Supply Point

B

 

BW

Biological Weapons

BWA

Biological Warfare Agent

Board

Presidential Special Oversight Board

C

 

CAM

Chemical Agent Monitor

CARC

Chemical agent resistant coating

CBDP

Chemical and Biological Defense Program, DoD

CBW

Chemical Biological Warfare

CCEP

Comprehensive Clinical Examination Program

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS

CHPPM

Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine , U.S. Army

CIA

Central Intelligence Agency

CS

A riot control agent; "tear gas"

CW

Chemical Weapons or Chemical Warfare

CWA

Chemical Warfare Agent(s)

D

 

DHHS

Department of Health and Human Services

DHSRP

Deployment Health Surveillance & Readiness Program

DIMHRS

Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System

DoD

Department of Defense

DU

Depleted Uranium

DVA

Department of Veterans Affairs

E

 

EHA

Environmental Hygiene Agency, U.S. Army (succeeded by CHPPM)

EOD

Explosive Ordnance Disposal

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

F

 

FACA

Federal Advisory Committee Act

FDA

Food and Drug Administration, DHHS

G

 

GAO

General Accounting Office

GWI

Gulf War Illnesses

H

 

HD

A blister CWA, Sulfur Mustard

HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HT

A blister CWA, HT Mustard

I

 

IAD

Investigations and Analysis Division, OSAGWI

ICD-9-CM

International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification

IOM

Institute of Medicine

IRFNA

Inhibited Red Fuming Nitric Acid

J

 

J-4

Logistics Directorate (includes Medical Readiness), The Joint Staff

JCS

Joint Chiefs of Staff

K

 
   

L

 

LLID

Lessons Learned Implementation Directorate, OSAGWI and OSAGWIMRMD

M

 

MSO

Military Service Organization

MTF

Medical Treatment Facility, DoD (All medical centers, hospitals, and clinics)

MVHCB

Military and Veterans Health Coordinating Board

N

 

NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NBC

Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical

NRC

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

NSC

National Security Council, Executive Office of the President

O

 

ODS

Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm

OSAGWI

Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses (succeeded by OSAGWIMRMD)

OSAGWIMRMD

Office of the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Gulf War Illnesses, Medical Readiness, and Military Deployments

OSD

Office of the Secretary of Defense

P

 

PAC

Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans´┐Ż Illnesses

PAO

Public Affairs OfficeI

PB

Pyridostigmine bromide

PFC

Private First Class

PGIIT

Persian Gulf Illnesses Investigations Team

PGVCB

Persian Gulf Veterans Coordinating Board

PIC

Personal Information Carrier

PRD-5

Presidential Review Directive 5. A National Obligation

Q

 
   

R

 

RFP

Request for Proposals

RC

Reserve Component

S

 

SCUD

A short- to medium-range ballistic missile

T

 
   

U

 

UIC

Unit Identification Code

UK

United Kingdom

UNSCOM

United Nations Special Commission

U.S. or US

United States or United States of American

USA

United States Army

USA

United States of America

USMC

United States Marine Corps

V

 

VA

Department of Veterans Affairs

VSO

Veterans Service Organization

W

 

WRAMC

Walter Reed Army Medical Center

X

 
   

Y

 
   

Z