396 abbreviations
AbbreviationMeaning
STSonar Technician
STREAMStandard Tension REplenishment Alongside Method
SUBRONSUBmarine squadRON
SUBSAFESUBmarine SAFEty program
SUPPOSUPPly Officer
SWCC (swick)Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen, the Special Operations Forces who operate and maintain an inventory of boats used to support special operations missions, particularly those of the U.S. Navy SEALs.
SWOSurface Warfare Officer
TADTemporary Additional Duty
TADCENTraining and Distribution Center
TAOTactical Action Officer (Fights the ship under the supervision of the Captain)
TETask Element
TFTask Force
TFOAThings Falling Off Aircraft
TGTask Group
TMTorpedoman's Mate
TOPGUNUnited States Navy Fighter Weapons School
TUTask Unit
UAUnauthorized absence, equivalent to Army absent without leave
UAUrinalysis
UASUnmanned Aerial System
UCMJUniform Code of Military Justice
UDTUnderwater Demolition Team
UNODIRUNless Otherwise DIRected
UNREPUnderway replenishment
UNSATUnsatisfactory
URLUnrestricted line officer
USMCUnited States Marine Corps, organized under the United States Department of the Navy)
USNAUnited States Naval Academy (Annapolis)
UWTUnderwater telephone
VAQFixed Wing Electronic-Attack Squadron
VAWFixed Wing Airborne Early Warning Squadron
VCNOVice Chief of Naval Operations
VERTREPVertical replenishment
VFFixed Wing Fighter (no longer used)
VFAFixed Wing Strike Fighter Squadron
VPFixed Wing Patrol Squadron
VRCFleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC-30 Providers)
VTUVolunteer Training Unit
WCSWorkcenter Supervisor
WOWarrant Officer
WSOWeapon Systems Operator/Naval Flight Officer
WTDWatertight Door
WTFWhiskey Tango Foxtrot, usually an interrogative phrase, but may also be used in a declarative manner
WTHWater Tight Hatch
XOExecutive officer
YNYeoman