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Admin – Administration
AdminO – Administration Officer
Adj – Adjutant – a cadet parade position not a rank
AC – Air cadet
AKA – Also Know As
AAC – Advanced Aviation Course
AATC-AM – Advanced Aviation Technology Course – Aircraft Maintenance
AATC-AO – Advanced Aviation Technology Course – Airport Operations
ARMIC – Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course

BAC – Basic Aviation Course
BATAC – Basic Aviation Technology & Aerospace Course
BDCC – Basic Drill and Ceremonial Course
BFSC – Basic Fitness & Sports Course
BSC – Basic Survival Course

Capt – Captain
CO – Commanding Officer
Cpl – Corporal
CI – Civilian Instructor
CV – Civilian Volunteer
CHAP – Cadet Harassment and Abuse Prevention program ( no longer used, replaced by PSRY)
CMDR – Commander
CATO – Cadet Administrative and Training Orders
Cdt – Cadet

DND – Department of National Defense
Dress – the clothing type worn by cadets – such as full, civilian, summer, ceremonial and combat. Full dress is the complete uniform.
DCO – Deputy Commanding Officer
DCIC – Drill And Ceremonial Instructor Course

ETA – Estimated time of arrival
EO: – Enabling Objective

FCpl – Flight Corporal
FSgt – Flight Sergeant
Flt – Flight (refers to the groups on parade – Hornet, Chinook, Lancaster, Spitfire, Arrow and Mosquito)
Flt Comd – Flight Commander – Cadet parade position (Not associated with individual rank)
Flt Sgt – Flight Sergeant – Parade Position, the second in command of a flight
FTX – Field Training Exercise, also referred to as survival exercise
FHQ – Field Headquarters (used on FTXs Only)
FSIC – Fitness and Sports Instructor

GMT – Greenwich Mean Time – the Greenwich meridian is the accepted time reference.
GPS – Glider Pilot Scholarship
GT – General Training

HQ – Headquarters
Hrs – hours, used to talk in 24hr time – as in 1400hrs or 2pm

2IC – second in command
IMP – Individual Meal Packet – full meal in a bag, main portion is a boil-in-the bag entree.
IAW – In Accordance With
IACE – International Air Cadet Exchange



LT – Lieutenant
2LT – Second Lieutenant
LHQ – Local headquarters – or local cadet offices
LAC – Leading Air Cadet

MRO – Monthly Routine Orders
MRE – Meal Ready to Eat(civilian equivalent to IMP)
MAJ – Major
MB-BMC – Military Band – Basic Musician Course
MB-IMC – Military Band – Intermediate Musician Course
MB- AMC – Military Band – Advanced Musician Course

NLT – No later than
NCM – Non-Commisioned Member – cadets ie: Sgt, Flt Sgt, WO1, WO2
NCO – Non-Commissioned Officer – cadets ie: WO2; WO1
NW – Northwest Region

OCdt – Officer Cadet – lowest ranking officer
OIC – Officer in Charge – refers to officer responsible for an event
OPI – Officer of Primary Interest (this is the Officer that will take ultimate responsibility)
OT – Oshkosh Trip (no longer offered)

Pra – Prairie Region (no longer used, replaced with NW)
PMV – Personal Motor Vehicle
PO: – Performance Objective
PO: EO: – Performance Objective / Enabling Objective
PSRY – Positive Social Relations for Youth (replaced the CHAP program)
PPS – Power Pilot Scholarship
PB-BMC – Pipe Band – Basic Musician Course
PB-IMC – Pipe Band – Intermediate Musician Course
PB-AMC – Pipe Band – Advanced Musician Course


RO – Reviewing Officer
RSO – Range Safety Officer
RCAirC – Royal Canadian Air Cadets
RCACS – Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron

Sgt – Sergeant
Sqn Comd – Squadron Commander, also referred to as parade commander and filled by the WO1
Sqn Dep Comd – Squadron Deputy Commander – the cadet in the squadron assigned to the second highest parade position
SupO – Supply Officer
SWO – Squadron Warrant Officer – a parade position not a rank
StdsO – Standards Officer
SIC – Survival Instructor Course

TrgO – Training Officer

UCCMA – Unit Cadet Conflict Management Advisor ( formerly UHRA)
UHRA – Unit Human Rights Advisor (no longer used, replaced with UHRA)


WO1 – Warrant Officer First Class
WO2 – Warrant Officer Second Class
WRT – With Regards To



Zulu Time – another name for Greenwich Mean Time – GMT