Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, 8 November 2010 (As Amended Through 15 March 2013)
1. “Scope – The Joint Publication 1-02, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms sets forth standard US military and associated terminology to encompass the joint activity of the Armed Forces of the United States. These military and associated terms, together with their definitions, constitute approved Department of Defense (DOD) terminology for general use by all DOD components.
2. Purpose = This publication supplements standard English-language dictionaries and standardizes military and associated terminology to improve communication and mutualunderstanding within DOD, with other federal agencies, and among the United States and its allies…”