396 abbreviations
AbbreviationMeaning
BOHICABend Over Here It Comes Again
BOLBupers Online
BUBuilder
BUMEDBureau of Medicine and Surgery
BUPERSBureau of Naval Personnel
BZBravo Zulu (meaning Well Done)
CAConstruction Apprentice
CAHeavy Cruiser (outdated)
CAGGuided Missile Heavy Cruiser (outdated) or Commander Air Group
CAPTCaptain
CDBCareer Development Boards
CDOCommand Duty Officer
CDRCommander
CEConstruction Electrician's Mate
CECCivil Engineer Corps
CECCooperative Engagement Capability
CENTCOMU.S. Central Command
CFCharlie Foxtrot Polite form of "Cluster Fuck"
CGGuided Missile Cruiser
CGNGuided Missile Cruiser, Nuclear Powered.
CHENGChief Engineer.
CMConstruction Mechanic
CMCCommand Master Chief
CMDCMCommand Master Chief
CMDCSCommand Senior Chief
CMS-IDCareer Management System-Interactive Detailing
CNConstructionman
CNETCommand Naval Education and Training
CNOChief of Naval Operations
COCommanding Officer[NB 1]
COBChief Of the Boat (traditionally found only on submarines). Can also be used for "close of business."
CODCarrier Onboard Delivery
COMDESGRUCOMmander, DEStroyer GRoUp
COMEXCommence Exercise
COMLANTFLTCOMmander, u.s. atLANTic FLeeT (see CINCLANTFLT)
COMMOCOMMunications Officer
COMNAVAIRFORCOMmander, NAVal AIR FORces
COMNAVAIRLANTCOMmander, NAVal AIR forces, atLANTic
COMNAVAIRPACCOMmander, NAVal AIR forces, PACific
COMNAVSEASYSCOMCOMmander, NAVal SEA SYStems COMmand
COMNAVSECGRUCOMmander, NAVal SECurity GRoUp
COMPACFLTCOMmander, PACific FLeeT (formerly CINCPACFLT)
COMPTUEXCOMPosite Training Unit EXercise
COMSECCOMmunications SECurity
COMSUBFORCOMmander, SUBmarine FORce
COMSUBLANTCOMmander, SUBmarine force AtLANTtic
CPOChief Petty Officer
CPOMChief Petty Officer's Mess
CRConstruction Recruit
CRGCoastal Riverine Group