U.S. Military Acronyms Quiz

Can you guess what these military acronyms stand for?
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Last updated: December 29, 2018
First submittedMarch 7, 2010
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Absent Without Leave
Prisoner of War
Missing in Action
Improvised Explosive Device
Commanding Officer
Meal Ready to Eat
Surface-to-Air Missile
Demilitarized Zone
Army Post Office
Kitchen Patrol
Landing Zone
Non-Commissioned Officer
Rocket-Propelled Grenade
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Private First Class
Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
Reserve Officers' Training Corp
Rules of Engagement
Physical Training
Department of Defense
Level 54
May 7, 2013
100% with 2:41 to go. Great quiz!
Level 17
May 7, 2013
Should be American Military Acronyms.. That said, 100% with 2:35 to go!
Level 75
Dec 23, 2015
There are other countries?
Level 79
Nov 24, 2018
See hellspawn's comment below.
Level 64
Apr 4, 2014
Was kind of expecting FUBAR and SNAFU...
Level 83
Oct 28, 2015
and the ID-10-t form
Level 49
Dec 17, 2014
Only 33% of people got ROTC... that's rather sad...
Level 83
Oct 28, 2015
Why? American military acronyms are not common knowledge all over the world. I don't know the percentage of non-Americans here, but I'd guess it's at least 10-20% of users?
Level 47
Mar 15, 2016
Non Americans are now 60% of users on this site apparently
Level 68
Jun 11, 2018
I didn't get ROTC, it was one of two I missed. I'm not American and I've never heard it before.
Level 65
Jun 23, 2015
SOP would be a good one to add.
Level 72
Mar 15, 2016
I'd like to add some suggestions too, quiz creator, if you ever wanted to expand this one or create a sequel/advanced version: TDY, CINC, XO, OCS, FOB, OPSEC, 2LT, NORAD, ASAP, BX, SEAL.
Level 78
Mar 15, 2016
I'm nonmilitary and I wouldn't get any of those. I only missed two on this one, but all I could think of for PT was potty training, reflecting on the fact that I have young grandchildren.
Level 59
Mar 19, 2019
XO - Commanding Officer OCS - Officer Candidate School 2LT - Second Lieutenant ASAP - ?As Soon As possible? PX - Post Exchange
Level 44
Mar 19, 2019
The advanced version would probably be all Navy acronyms - COMNAVRESFOR, CVN, PTG, CTI, DRB, etc
Level 44
Mar 16, 2016
I did better than I thought I would.
Level 57
Mar 16, 2016
14/20 and I'm not American. Serial podcast and Hollywood taught me well.
Level 37
Jun 13, 2016
Got everything except LZ and KP. Would have been more challenging if this were less US-centric.
Level 58
Apr 26, 2018
Take your military knowledge, and see if you can ace the 50 Most Powerful Military Nations Quiz
Level 81
Nov 24, 2018
Ruling class diglossia.
Level 38
Mar 10, 2019
Didn't accept "loading zone" for me; and typed "reserved" officers instead of 'reserve" officers. And my husband was in ROTC!
Level 39
Mar 19, 2019
Can't believe I put Non-Commission instead of Non-CommissionED
Level 19
May 11, 2019
make a canadian please one i know like three american ones
Level 34
Jun 12, 2020
These are not acronyms but initialisms