Here's Some Of The Military Lingo You'll Pick Up From Watching SEAL Team

What do "rucks," "WMD, "HVT," and other military terms mean?

If you've been watching the new CBS military drama, SEAL Teamwhich airs on Wednesdays at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access—then you know the group uses a wide variety of authentic military terminology.

In case you've been wondering about the meaning behind some of these abbreviations and terms, then this glossary is just the thing for you.

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DEVGRU – US Navy Special Forces (FKA SEAL Team Six) (dev-grew)

Rucks – Backpacks

JDAM – Joint Direct Attack Munition (jay-dam)

DOD – Dept. Of Defense (dee-oh-dee) ( SEAL Team uses "DOD" in the episode entitled "Collapse")

WMD – Weapon Of Mass Destruction (W-M-D)

HAHO – High Altitude High Opening (hay-hoe)

Strykers – Armored Vehicles

APC – Armored Personnel Carrier (A-P-C) ( SEAL Team uses "APC" in the episode entitled "Ghosts Of Christmas Future")

BSO – Basic Security Option (B-S-O)

EOD – Explosive Ordinance Disposal (E-O-D)

BUD/S – Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training (buds)

AAR – After Action Review (A-A-R)

HVT – High Value Target (H-V-T)

PNG – Persona Non Grata (P-N-G)



Pipehitter – Goes to extremes to get it done

MOPP – Mission Oriented Protective Posture; protective gear (mop)

NVD – Night Vision Device (N-V-D)

CA – Civil Affairs (C-A)

SAD – Special Activities Division (sad)

Peshmerga – Iraqi Kurdistan Military Forces (pesh-MER-gah)

TOC – Tactical Operations Center (tock)



Sitrep – Report on current military situation

Two I.C. – Second in command (2-I-C)

JSOC – Joint Special Operations Command (jay-sock)

TIC – Troops In Contact (i.e., firefight) (tick)

ROE – Rules Of Engagement (R-O-E)

ODA – Operational Detachment Alpha (O-D-A) ( SEAL Team uses "ODA" in the episode entitled "Boarding Party")

FSA – Free Syrian Army (F-S-A)

Oscar Mike (OM) – On Mission MRAZRs (em-razors)



S&T – Selection and Training

PT – Physical Training (P-T)

Op – Operation

CentCom – Central Command

NGO – Non-Governmental Organization (N-G-O)

VX – Nerve Gas (vee-x)

Mike – Minute ( SEAL Team uses "Mike" in the episode entitled "Boarding Party")​

O LINE – Offensive Line (oh-line)

What other terminology will we get familiar with over the course of SEAL Team?

Watch all-new episodes of SEAL Team on Wednesdays at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.