Main Acronyms


AASEM Assembly of Station by EVA Methods
ACCESS Assembly Concept for Construction of Erectable Space Structure
ACS Advanced Camera for Surveys
ACTS Advanced Communications Technology Satellite
AERCam Sprint Autonomous EVA Robotic Camera/Sprint
AFB Air Force Base
AIUS Agroresurs Avtomatizirovannaya Informatsionno-Upravlencheskaya Sistema Agroresurs (Automatic Information Direction System Agroresurs)
Almaz Codename for a Soviet military space station
ALSEP Apollo Lunar Scientific Experiment Package
AMN Akademiya Meditsinskikh Nau = Academy of Medical Sciences
AMOS Air Force Maui Optical System
AMS The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, also designated AMS-02, is a particle physics experiment module that is mounted on the International Space Station. It is designed to measure antimatter in cosmic rays and search for evidence of dark matter. This information is needed to understand the formation of the Universe.
AMU Astronaut Maneuvering Unit
AN Akademiya Nauk = Academy of Sciences (of the USSR)
AO Gazkom Aktsionernoye Obshchestvo Gazkom = Joint Stock Company Gazkom
APM Atmospheric Particle Monitor
ASA/T Advanced Suborbital Astronaut Trainee
ASCS Automatic Stabilization and Control System
ASI Agenzia Spaziale Italiana = Italian Space Agency
ASSR Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic
ASTP Apollo Soyuz Test Project
AT&T American Telephone & Telegraph Corporation
ATDA Augmented Target Docking Adapter
ATLAS Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science
ATM Apollo Telescope Mount
ATO Abort To Orbit
ATV Automated Transfer Vehicle
B.S. Bachelor of Science
B.S.E. Bachelor of Science in Engineering
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
BBXRT Broad Band X-Ray Telescope
CapCom Capsule Communicator, now: Spacecraft Communicator
CANEX Canadian experiments
CBOSS Cellular Biotechnology Operations Support System
CDR Commander
CEO Crew Earth Observations
CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research
CETA Crew Equipment Translation Aid Cart is one of the largest pieces of extravehicular activity (EVA) equipment built for the International Space Station (ISS). The CETAs are launched as integrated parts of the S1 and P1 Truss segments. Crewmembers can propel themselves and accompanying hardware manually along the Mobile Transporter (MT) rails. On orbit, the two CETA carts are located one on each side of the MT for usage flexibility. If required, a cart may be moved to the other side of the MT to complement the other cart. The CETA has attachment points for other EVA hardware such as the ORU Transfer Device (OTD), also known as the Space Crane; Articulating Portable Foot Restraint (APFR); EVA Tool Stowage Device (ETSD); and a host of other small crew and equipment restraining tools. During ISS assembly operations, crewmembers will also use CETA as a work platform to reach 90 percent of the worksites safely.
CFES Continuous Flow Electrophoresis System
CMG A control moment gyroscope (CMG) is an attitude control device generally used in spacecraft attitude control systems. A CMG consists of a spinning rotor and one or more motorized gimbals that tilt the rotor's angular momentum. As the rotor tilts, the changing angular momentum causes a gyroscopic torque that rotates the spacecraft. CMGs differ from reaction wheels. The ISS employs a total of four CMGs as primary actuating devices during normal flight mode operation. The objective of the CMG flight control system is to hold the space station at a fixed attitude relative to the surface of the Earth.
CMP Command Module Pilot
CNES Centre National de Etudes Spatiales = French Space Agency
COLA Collision Avoidance Maneuver
COSTAR Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement
CRISTA Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere
CRO Chemical Release Observation
CSA Canadian Space Agency
CSM Command & Service Module
DAFT The Dust and Aerosol Measurement Feasibility Test
DASA DaimlerChrysler Aersospace Corporation
DIU Data Interface Unit
DLR German Aerospace Center
DMP Docking Module Pilot
DoD Department of Defense
DOSAAF Dobrovolnoye Obshchestvo Sodeistviya Armii, Aviatsii i Flotu = Free Will Society for the Support of the Army, Aviation and Fleet
DSCS Defense Satellite Communications System
D.V.M. Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
DVO Dalnevostochny Voyenny Okrug = (Far East Military District)
DXS Diffuse X-Ray Spectrometer
EAC European Astronaut Center
EASE Experimental Assembly of Structures in Extravehicular Activity
EASEP Early Apollo Scientific Experiment Package
EDFT EVA Development Flight Tests
ELC An ExPRESS logistics carrier (ELC) is an unpressurized attached payload platform for the International Space Station (ISS) that provides mechanical mounting surfaces, electrical power, and command and data handling services for Orbital Replacement Units (ORUs) as well as science experiments on the ISS. (ExPRESS stands for Expedite the Processing of Experiments to the Space Station.)
EO Ekspeditsiya Osnovnaya (Main Expedition)
EOM Earth Observation Mission
EPAS Eksperimentalny Polyot Apollon-Soyuz = Experimental Flight Apollo-Soyuz
EPOS "Spiral" Eksperimentalny Pilotiruyamy Orbitalny Samolyot Spiral = Experimental Piloted Orbital Aircraft Spiral
FPP Floating Potential Probe
ERA Experimental deployable structure
ERA European Robotic Arm (ESA)
ERBS Earth Radiation Budget Satellite
ESA European Space Agency
ESPAD External Stowage Platform-2 (ESP-2) Attachment Device (ESPAD) is a two-part mechanism, with one part containing the active ESPAD claw, which provided a temporary structural connection for the ESP-2 when it was first installed. The other half is passive and remained connected to ESP-2.
ESLS Redundant Sequence Launch Sequencer
ESP External Stowage Platforms (ESPs) are key components of the International Space Station (ISS). Each platform is an external pallet that can hold spare parts, also known as Orbital Replacement Units (ORUs), for the space station.
ESTEC European Space Research and Technology Centre in Nordwijk (The Netherlands)
ESTR Engineering / Science Tape Recorder
EURECA European Retrievable Carrier
EuTEF European Technology Exposure Facility
EVA Extra Vehicular Activity
FE Flight engineer
FGB Functional Energy Block
FGS Fine Guidance Sensor
FOC Faint Object Camera
FOOT Foot/Ground Reaction Forces During Spaceflight experiment
FOS Faint Object Spectrograph
GATV Gemini Agena target vehicle
GDR German Democratic Republic
GHRS Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph
GKNII Gosudarstvenny Krasnoznamenny Nauchno Issledovatelsky Institut (State Red Banner Scientific Research Institute)
GKNPTs Gosudarstvenny Kosmichesky Nauchno-Proizvodstvenny Tsentr (State Cosmic Research and Production Centre)
GLOMR Global Low-Orbiting Message Relay
GLV Gemini launch vehicle
GMK Glavnaya Meditsinskaya Komissiya = Main Medical Commission
GMVK Gosudarstvennaya Mezhvedomstvennaya Komissiya = State Interdepartmental Commission
GNTs Gosudarstwenny Nauchny Tsentr = State Scientific Centre
GOGU Glavnaya Operativnaya Gruppa Upravleniya = Main Operative Control Group
GPC General Purpose Computer
GPS Global Positioning System
GRO Gamma Ray Observatory
HSP High Speed Photometer
HST Hubble Space Telescope
HST-SM Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission
HUT Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope
IBSS Infrared Background Signature Survey
ICBC IMAX Cargo Bay Camera
ICC The Integrated Cargo Carrier (ICC) is an unpressurized flat bed pallet and keel yoke assembly housed in the payload bay. Constructed of aluminum, it is eight feet long, 15 feet wide and 10 inches thick and has the capability to carry cargo on both faces of the pallet, both atop and below.
IES Institut Elektrosvarki = Institute of Electric Welding
IIET Institut Istorii Estestvoznaniya i Tekhniki = Institute of the History of Natural Sciences and Technology
IKI Institut Kosmicheskikh Issledovany (Space Research Institute)
IMAX IMAX (an abbreviation for Image Maximum) is a motion picture film format and a set of cinema projection standards. IMAX increases the resolution of the image by using a much larger film frame. To achieve this, 65 mm film stock passes horizontally through the camera, 15 perforations at a time resulting in a speed of 102.7 meters per minute. Traditional 65 mm cameras pass film vertically through the camera five perforations at a time resulting in a speed of 34 meters per minute. In comparison, 35 mm film runs vertically through the camera four perforations at a time, resulting in a speed of 27.4 meters per minute.
IMBP Institut Mediko-Biologicheskikh Problem = Institute of Medico-Biological Problems
IML International Microgravity Laboratory
IPS Intrument Pointing System
IRCFE Infrared Communications Flight Experiment
IRT Integrated Rendezvous Target
ISRO Indian Space Research Organisation
ISS International Space Station
ISS-CDR International Space Station Commander
ISSI In Space Soldering Investigation
ITS The Integrated Truss Structure (ITS) forms the backbone of the International Space Station, with mountings for unpressurized logistics carriers, radiators, solar arrays, and other equipment. All truss components were named after their planned end-positions: Z for zenith, S for starboard and P for port, with the number indicating the sequential position. The S0 truss might be considered a misnomer, as it is mounted centrally on the zenith position of Destiny and is neither starboard nor port side.
IUS/SIGINT U.S. Air Force Inertial Upper Stage
IVA Intra Vehicular Activity
IZMIRAN Institut Zemnovo Magnetizma, Ionosfery i rasprostraneniya Radiovoln Akademii Nauk (Institute for Earth Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Propagation of the Academy of Sciences)
JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
JEM Japanese Experiment Module
JEM EF Japanese Experiment Module - Exposed Facility
JEM ELM-ES Japanese Experiment Module - Experiment Logistics Module Exposed Section
JEM ELM PS Japanese Experiment Module Experiment Logistics Module Pressurized Section
JEM PM Japanese Experiment Module Pressurized Module
JEM RMS Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System
JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory
JSC Johnson Space Center
KB Salyut Konstruktorskoye Byuro Salyut = Design Bureau Salyut, Salyut = Salutation
KBOM Konstruktorskoye Byuro Obshchego Mashinostroyeniya = General Machine Building Design Bureau
KhAI Kharkovsky Aviatsionny Institut (Kharkov Aviation Institute)
KKSZh Kosmicheskaya Komissiya Soyuza Zhournalistov = Space Commission of the Journalist-Union (of the USSR
KRT Kosmichesky Radioteleskop = Space Radio Telescope
KSC Kennedy Space Center
KVVA Krasnoznamennaya Voyenno-Vozdushnaya Akademiya (Red Banner Air Force Academy)
LAGEOS Laser Geodynamic Satellite
LDEF Long Duration Exposure Facility
LF Logistics Flight
LGU Leningradsky Gosudarstvenny Universitet = Leningrad State University
LIAP Leningradsky Institut Aviatsionnovo Priborostroyeniya (Leningrad Institute for Aviation Instrument Building)
LII Lyetno-Isslyedovatyelskiy Institut = Flying Research Institute (of MAP)
LITE Lidar In-Space Technology Experiment
LM Lunar Module
LMC Lightweight Multi-Purpose Experiment Support Structure Carrier
LMI Leningradsky Mekhanichesky Institut = Leningrad Mechanical Institut
LMP Lunar Module Pilot
LRV Lunar Roving Vehicle
LS Laboratory Specialist
M.A.S. Master of Advanced Studies
M.B.A. Master of Business Administration degree
M.D. Doctorate of Medicine
M.S. Master of Science
MACE Middeck Active Control Experiment
MAI Moskovsky Aviatsionny Institut (Moscow Aviation Institute)
MAP Ministerstvo Aviatsionnoi Promuishlyennosti = Ministry of Aviation Industries
MBS The Mobile Base System (MBS) is a base platform for the robotic arm. The MBS is equipped with 4 Power Data Grapple Fixtures, one at each of its four top corners. Either of these can be used as a base for the two robots, Canadarm2 and Dextre, as well as any of the payloads that might be held by the robots.
MEEP MIR Environmental Effects Payload
MET Modular Equipment Transporter
MFMG Miscible Fluids in Microgravity
MFTI Moskovsky Fisiko-Tekhnichesky Institut (Moscow Physical-Technology Institute)
MGA Ministerstvo Grazhdanskoy Aviatsii = Ministry of Civilian Aviation
MGPU Moskovsky Gorodskoy Pedagogichesky Universitet (Moscow City Pedagogical University)
MGTU Moskovsky Gosudarstvenny Tekhnichesky Universitet (Moscow State Technological University)
MGU Moskovsky Gosudarstvenny Universitet = Moscow State University
MISSE Materials International Space Station
MIT Massuachusetts Institute of Technology
MKF Mnogozonalny Fotoapparat = Multi Channel Camera, Multi Spectral Camera
MKS Mezhdunarodnaya Kosmicheskaya Stantsiya = International Space Station
MLR Monodisperse Latex Reactor
MMU Manned Maneuvering Unit
MOL Manned Orbiting Laboratory
MPEC Multi-Purpose Release Canister
MPLM A Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) was a large pressurized container used on Space Shuttle missions to transfer cargo to and from the International Space Station (ISS). A MPLM was carried in the cargo bay of a Shuttle and initially berthed to the Unity module but later the Harmony module on the ISS. From there, supplies were offloaded, and finished experiments and waste were reloaded. The MPLM was then reberthed in the Shuttle for return to Earth. Three modules were built by the Italian Space Agency (ASI), Leonardo, Raffaello and Donatello.
MRM Rassvet (dawn), also known as the Mini-Research Module 1 (MRM-1) and formerly known as the Docking Cargo Module (DCM), is a component of the International Space Station (ISS). Rassvet has two docking units: one to attach to the nadir port of the Zarya module, and one to provide a docking port for a Soyuz or Progress spacecraft.
MSCA Mir Cooperative Solar Array
MSE Military Spaceflight Engineer
MSFC Manned Spaceflight Center
MSG Microgravity Science Glovebox
MSL Microgravity Science Lab
MVTU Moskovskoye Vyssheye Tekhnicheskoye Uchilishche (Moscow Higher Technological School)
MSP Mission Specialist
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASDA National Space Development Agency of Japan
NAVSPACECOM Naval Space Command
NICMOS Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer
NIIAP Nauchno Issledovatelsky Institut Avtomatiki i Priborostroyeniya = Scientific Research Institute of Automatics and Instrument Building
NORAD North American Aerospace Defense Command
NPO Nauchno Proizvodstvennoye Obedineniye (Scientific Production Association)
NPO Energiya Nauchno Proizvodstvennoye Obedineniye Energiya (Scientific Production Association Energiya, Energiya = Energy)
NPO Kriogenmash Nauchno Proizvodstvennoye Obedineniye Kriogenmash (Scientific Production Association Kriogenmash)
NPO Mash Nauchno Proizvodstvennoye Obedineniye Mashinostroyeniya (Scientific Production Association Mashinostroyeniya, Mashinostroyeniya = Machine Building)
NPO Molnya Nauchno Proizvodstvennoye Obedineniye Molniya (Scientific Production Association Molniya, Molniya = Flash)
NPO VISP Nauchno Proizvodstvennoye Obedineniye Vsyosoyuznogo Proyektno-Konstruktorskogo Institut Svarochnogo Proizvodstva = Scientific Production Association named All-Union-States Project and Design Institute for Welding Production
NPOE Nauchno Proizvodstvennoye Obedineniye Energiya = Scientific Production Association Energiya (since 1974 the designation of the former TsKBEM
NTA Nitrogen Tank Assembly
OAMS orbit attitude and maneuver system
OAST Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology
OAST-Flyer Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology-Flyer
OBSS The Orbiter Boom Sensor System (OBSS) was a 50-foot boom carried on board NASAs Space Shuttles. The boom was grappled by the Canadarm and served as an extension of the arm, doubling its length to a combined total of 100 feet (30 m). At the far end of the boom was an instrumentation package of cameras and lasers used to scan the leading edges of the wings, the nose cap, and the crew compartment after each lift-off and before each landing.
OKB Opytno-Konstruktorskoye Byuro (Special Design Bureau)
OKP Obshchekosmicheskaya Podgotovka = General Space Training
OKPKI Otraslevoy Kompleks Podgotovki Kosmonavtov-Ispytateley (Branch Complex of Test-Cosmonauts Prepearing)
ORFEUS Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometer
OSS Office of Space Science
OSTA Office of Space and Terrestical Applications
OSTS Office of Space Transportation Systems
OTD ORU Transfer Device
PAMS Passive Aerodynamically Stabilized Magnetically-Damped Satellite
PAO Priborno-agregatniy otsek = Instrument and aggregate module
PCG Protein Crystal Growth
PCU Power Control Unit
PDP Plasma Diagnostics Package
PDP Parashyutno-Desantnaya Podgotovka = Parachute Landing Training
Ph.D. Doctorate of Philosphy degree
PLA Peoples Liberation Army - the China military force
PLAAF Peoples Liberation Army Air Force
PLT Pilot
PMA Pressurized Mating Adapters: The International Space Station (ISS) uses three PMAs to interconnect spacecraft and modules with different docking mechanisms. The first two PMAs were launched with the Unity module in 1998 aboard STS-88. The third was launched in 2000 aboard STS-92. All the PMAs on the ISS are identical but used slightly differently, and all three perform the same basic function of connecting a common berthing mechanism (CBM) port of an ISS module to the Androgynous Peripheral Attach System (APAS) docking port of another module or visiting spacecraft. For this the PMAs carry a passive CBM port and a passive APAS port. They are pressurized and heated from the inside and through docking rings as well as external connections allow for power and data communications transfer.
PSP Payload Specialist
PVO Protivovozdushnaya Oborona = Anti Air Defense, Air Defense Force
RAN Rossiyskaya Akademiya Nauk = Russian Academy of Sciences
RCA Radio Corporation of America
REBA Rechargeable EVA Battery Assembly
REP Radar Evaluation Pod
RGNII Rossysky Gosudarstwenny Nauchno Issledovatelsky Institut (Russian State Scientific Research Institute)
RKKE Raketno-Kosmicheskaya Korporatsiya Energiya (Rocket and Spacecraft Corporation Energiya, Energiya = Energy)
RMS Remote Manipulator System
RSC Energiya Rocket and Spacecraft Corporation Energiya
RSU Remote Sensing Units
RTLS Return to Launch Site
RVSN Raketnye Voiska Strategicheskogo Naznacheniya = Rocket Troops for Strategic Purpose, Strategic Rocket Force
RWA Reaction Wheel Assembly
SADE Solar Array Drive Electronics
SAFER Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue. SAFER is a small, self-contained, propulsive backpack device that can provide free-flying mobility for a spacewalker in an emergency. It is designed for self-rescue use by a spacewalker in the event the Shuttle is unable or unavailable to retrieve a detached, drifting crew member. It is attached to the spacesuit's Portable Life Support System backpack and is designed for emergency use only. The propulsion is provided by 24 fixed-position thrusters that expel nitrogen gas and have a thrust of .8 lbs. and the three-pound supply of nitrogen can provide a ten-foot-per-second change in velocity.
SARJ The Solar Alpha Rotary Joints (SARJ) contain Drive Lock Assemblies which allow the outer segments of the ITS to rotate and track the Sun. Each SARJ is 10 feet in diameter, weighs approximately 2,500 pounds and can be rotated continuously using bearing assemblies and a servo control system.
SBS Satellite Business Systems
Sc.D. Doctorate of Science
SDI Strategic Defense Initiative
SEEDS Space Exposed Experiment Developed for Students
SEVA Standup-EVA
SFINCSS Simulation of Flight of International Crew on Space Station
SFSR Soviet Federated Socialist Republic
SH-DM SPACEHAB Double-Module
SH-LSM SPACEHAB Logistics Single Module
SLP Spacelab Pallet
SLS Spacelab Life Science
SMD Shuttle Mission Development Test
SMDP Service Module Debris Protection
SMM Solar Maximum Mission
SPARTAN Shuttle Pointed Autonomous Research Tool for Astronomy. SPARTAN was designed to carry a variety of experiments. SPARTAN was a rectangular structure, 126 by 42 by 48 in.; weight 2,223 lb. including 300 lb. of experiments. It was deployed and retrieved using the Canadian-built robot arm.
SPAS Space Pallet Satellite
SPD Spool Positioning Devices
SPK Ikar Sredstvo Peredvizheniya Kosmonavta Ikar = Cosmonaut Transportation Unit Ikar, Ikar = Ikarus
SRB Solid Rocket Booster
SRL Space Radar Laboratory
SRTM Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
SS Spaceplane Specialist
SSPTS Station-to-Shuttle Power Transfer System
SSR Solid State Recorder
SSR Soviet Socialist Republic
STIS Space Telescope Imaging Spectograph
STS Space Transportation System
STU Satellite Test Unit
SWIUS Southwest Ultraviolet Imaging System
TAL Transatlantic Landing
TANG National Guard of Texas
TBS Tokyo Broadcasting System
TDRS Tracking and Data Relay Satellite
TKS Transportny Korabl Snabzheniya (Transport-Supply Ship)
TsKBEM Tsentralnoye Konstruktorskoye Byuro Eksperimentalnogo Mashinostroyeniya (Central Design Bureau of Experimental Machine Building)
TsKBM Tsentralnoye Konstruktorskoye Byuro Mashinostroyeniya (Central Design Bureau of Machine Building)
TsKBMF Tsentralnoye Konstruktorskoye Byuro Mashinostroyeniya - Fili = Central Design Bureau of Machine Building - Fili Branch
TsPAT Tsentr Pokaza Aviatsionnoi Tekhniki = Show Centre of Aviation Technology
TsPK Tsentr Podgotovki Kosmonavtov (Cosmonaut Training Center)
TSS Tethered Satellite System
TsSKB Tsentralnoye Spetsializirovannoye Konstruktorskoye Byuro Foton = Central Special Design Bureau Foton, Foton = Photon
TsUP Tsentr Upravleniya Polyotam (Flight Control Center)
TsVNIAG Tsentralny Voyenny Nauchno Issledovatelsky Aviatsionny Gospital = Central Military Scientific Research Aviation Hospital
TTM Tip-Tilt Mirror Telescope
UARS Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite
UCLA University of California-Los Angeles
UF Utilization Flight
UIT Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope
ULF Utilization and Logistics Flight
URI Universalnui Rabotschi Instrument (Universal Working Tool)
USAF United States Air Force
USCG United States Coast Guard
USMC United States Marine Corps
USML United States Microgravity Laboratory
USMP U.S. Microgravity Payload
USN United States Navy
USNR United States Navy Reserve
USS United States Ship
UTC Coordinated Universal Time = GMT = Greenwich Mean Time
VAB Vehicle Assembly Building
VDU Vynosnaya Dvigatyelnaya Ustanovka = Outer Engine Unit
VfW Vereinigte Flugtechnische Werke
VIA Voyenno-Inzhenernaya Akademiya (Military Engineering Academy)
VIAVU Vyssheye Inzhenernoye Aviatsionnoye Voyennoye Uchilishche (Higher Military Aviation School for Engineers)
VKIU Vyssheye Komandno-Inzhenernoye Uchilishche (Higher Military School for Command-Engineers)
VKS Voyenno Kosmicheskiye Sily = Military Space Force
VMA Voyenno Morskaya Aviatsiya = Military Marine Aviation, Navy Air Force
VMF Voyenno Morskoy Flot = Military Marine Force, Navy   
VNTsKh Vsyosoyuznogo Nauchnogo Tsentr Khirurgi = All-Union-States Scientific Centre of Surgery
VTA Voyenno Transportnaya Aviatsiya = Military Transport Aviation, Air Transport Force
VVA Voyenno Vozdushnaya Akademiya = Air Force Academy
VVAUL Vyssheye Voyennoye Aviatsionnoye Uchilishche Lyochikov (Higher Military Aviation School for Pilots)
VVIA Voyenno Vozdushnaya Inzhenernaya Akademiya = Air Force Engineering Academy
VVS Voyenno Vozdushniye Sily (Military Air Force)
WFPC Wide Field Planetary Camera
WSF Wake Shield Facility
WUPPE Wisconsin Ultraviolet Photo-Polarimeter Experiment


Military Ranks

Brig.Gen. Brigadier General
Capt. Captain
Col. Colonel
Jr. Lt. Junior Lieutenant
Lt. Lieutenant
Lt. 1 Lieutenant 1. Class
Lt. Cdr. Lieutenant Commander
Lt. Col. Lieutenant Colonel
Maj. Major
Maj.Gen. Major General
Sgt. Sergeant
WO1 Warrant Officer First Class
CW2 Chief Warrant Officer Second Class
CW3 Chief Warrant Officer Third Class
CW4 Chief Warrant Officer Fourth Class


Russian Military Ranks

Brig.Gen. Brigadier General
Capt. Kapitan = Captain
Cdr. Kapitan vtorogo (2.) ranga = Commander
Col. Polkovnik = Colonel
Jr.Lt. Mladshi Leitenant = Junior Lieutenant
Jr.Lt. Starshi Leitenant = Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lt.1 Starshi Leitenant = First Lieutenant
Lt.2  Leitenant = Second Lieutenant
Lt.Cdr. Kapitan tretyego (3.) ranga = Lieutenant Commander
Lt.Col. Podpolkovnik = Lieutenant Colonel
Lt.Gen. General Leitenant = Lieutenant General
Maj. Maior = Major
Maj.Gen. General Maior = Major General
Sgt. Mladshi Serzhant = Sergeant
Sgt.1 (Starshina) = Sergeant First Class


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