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U
Unclassified
U
Uganda clasp to Australian Service Medal (ASM)
U
Unit
U/LBDR
Unpaid Lance Bombardier
u/s
Unserviceable
UAE
Unit Aircraft Establishment
UAM
Underwater to Air Missile
UAS
Unusual Aerial Sighting (from UFO - Unidentified Flying Object)
UC
Underwater Control
UC
Under Construction
UC-123
Fairchild Provider aircraft (Twin engine cargo)
UDF
Ultra High Frequency Direction Finding
UDT
Underwater Demolition Teams
UDTS
Underwater Demolition Troops (USA)
UE
Unit Equipment
UEO
Unit Emplaning Officer
UFN
Until Further Notice
UFO
Unidentified Flying Object (superseded by UAS - Unusual Aerial Sighting)
UFTRO
Unfit for the rating of
UK
United Kingdom Of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
UKINDEL
United Kingdom/Indian Element
UKSLS
United Kingdom Service Liaison Staff
UL
Unattached list
ULO
Unit Landing Officer
UMNO
United Malay Nationalist Organisation
UN
United Nations
UNAMET
United Nations Assistance Mission East Timor
UNAMIC
United Nations Advance Mission in Cambodia (Peacekeeping)
UNAVEM
United Nations Angolan Verification Mission (Peacekeeping)
UNBRO
United Nations Border Relief Operation (Peacekeeping)
UNCI
United Nations Committee for Indonesia (Peacekeeping)
UNCIO
United National Council of Industrial Organisations
UNCIVPOL
United Nations Civilian Police (Peacekeeping)
UNCLOD
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
UNCOK
United Nations Commission on Korea
UNCURK
United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea
UNDOF
United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (Peacekeeping)
UNDP
United Nations Development Program
UNEF
United Nations Emergency Force (Peacekeeping)
UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
UNFICYP
United Nations Force in Cyprus (Peacekeeping)
UNFS
United Nations Field Service (United Nations permanent support staff)
UNGCI
Unite Nations Guard Contingent in Iraq (Peacekeeping)
UNGOMAP
United Nations Good Office Mission – Afghanistan and Pakistan (Peacekeeping)
UNHCR
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (Peacekeeping)
UNIFIL
United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (Peacekeeping)
UNIFIL
United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (Peacekeeping)
UNIFIL
United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (Peacekeeping)
UNIIMOG
United Nations Iran Iraq Military Observers Group
UNIKOM
United Nations Iraq/Kuwait Observer Mission (Peacekeeping)
UNIO
United Nations Information Organisation
UNIPOM
United Nations India-Pakistan Observations Mission (Peacekeeping)
Unit
The unit is the individual component of the larger organisation that a person served with
UNITAF
Unified Task Force (Peacekeeping)
UNMCTT
United Nations Mine Clearance Training Team (Peacekeeping)
UNMO
United Nations military observer (Peacekeeping)
UNMOGIP
United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (Peacekeeping)
UNNY
United Nations New York (Headquarters)
UNO
United Nations Organisation
UNOGIL
United Nations Observation Group in Lebanon (Peacekeeping)
UNOSOM
United Nations Operation in Somalia (Peacekeeping)
UNPA
United Nations Protected Area (Peacekeeping)
UNPROFOR
United Nations Protection Force (Peacekeeping)
UNREP
Underway replenishment at sea
UNRRA
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
UNSCOB
United Nations Special Committee on the Balkans (Peacekeeping)
UNSCOM
United Nations Special Commission (Peacekeeping)
UNSCR
United Nations Security Council Resolution
UNSF
United Nations Security Force (West New Guinea, Peacekeeping)
UNTAC
United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (Peacekeeping)
UNTAET
United Nations Transition Assistance East Timor
UNTAG
United Nations Transition Assistance Group (Peacekeeping)
UNTEA
United Nations Temporary Executive Authority (Peacekeeping)
UNTSO
United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation (Peacekeeping)
UNUC
United Nations Operation in the Congo (Peacekeeping)
UNYOM
United Nations Yemen Observation Mission (Peacekeeping)
UPO
Unit Personnel Office (USA)
UPU
Universal Postal Union (United Nations Organisation - UNO)
URDEF
Urgent Defect
URG
Underway replenishment group(s)
URTI
Upper respiratory tract infection (First World War)
US
United States (of America)
US of S
Under Secretary of State
USA
United States of America
USAAC
United States Army Air Corps
USAAF
United States Army Air Force
USACSR
United States Air Corps Specialist Reserve
USAF
United States Air Force
USAF
United States Army Forces
USAFBI
United States Army Forces in the British Isles
USAFE
United States Army Forces in Europe
USAFFE
United States Army Forces in the Far East
USAFIA
United States Army Forces in Australia
USAFISPA
United States Army Forces in the South Pacific Area
USAID
United States Agency for International Development. USAID was the agency responsible for national level development assistance. Such assistance included road, industrial, harbour, and general economic development.
USAIRR
United States Army Investigative Records Repository
USAIRR
United States Army Investigative Records Repository
USARV
United States Army Vietnam
USASOS
United States Army Services of Supply
USAT
United States Army Transport
USCG
United States Coast Guard
USF
United States Forces
USFBIS
United States Foreign Broadcast Information Service
USFIA
United States Forces in Australia
USGW
Underwater to surface guided weapon(s)
USI
United Service Institution
USMA
United States Military Academy
USMACV
United States Military Assistance Command Vietnam
USMC
United States Marine Corps
USN
United States Navy
USNA
United States Naval Academy
USNFEAAM
United States Fleets in the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean
USNR
United States Naval Reserve
USNS
United States Naval Ship
USS
United States Ship/Steamer/Submarine
USSAF
United States Strategic Air Force
USSR
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
USSTAF
United States Second Tactical Air Force
USW
Under Secretary of War (USA)
UTC
Unit Training Center (USA)
UTR
University of Technology Regiment, Sydney
UUGW
Underwater to underwater guided weapon(s)
UW
Underwater weapons
UXB
Unexploded bomb

This Glossary is intended as a research tool that makes the Memorial’s records more accessible. As such, it contains terms that have been encountered in the Memorial’s collection of primary records as well as in secondary sources.  Users should note, therefore, that some of the terms may not reflect accepted usage; some may even appear to be incorrect.