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(D)
Dental Branch Officer (RAF)
D
Deserter (British Army Tattoo 19th Century)
D
Depth/draught
D
Director
D
Deputy
D & E Platoon
Defence and Employment Platoon
D Adm Planning
Director of Administrative Planning
D Adm Planning
Director of Administrative Planning
D Amenities
Director of Amenities
D Ammenities
Director of Amenities
D and E Platoon
Defence and Employment Platoon. Changed to ‘Defence Platoon’ circa 1968.
D Dock
Director of Docks
D Docks
Director of Docks
D Edn
Director of Education
D Fd Tp and Br Train AE
D Field Troop and Bridging Train, Australian Engineers (formerly D Fd Tp AE)
D Hgs
Director of Hirings
D Inf
Director of Infantry
D Lab
Director of Labour
D Mov
Director of Movements
D MP & DB
Director of Military Prisons and Detention Barracks
D MP & DB
Director of Military Prisons and Detention Barracks
D of I
Director of Intelligence
D of M
Director of Manning (Naval)
D of N
Director of Navigation (Naval)
D of Ops
Director of Operations
D of P
Director of Plans (Naval)
D of PW & I
Director of Prisoners of War and Internees
D of R & D
Director of Recruiting and Demobilization
D of S
Director of Supplies
D of S
Director of Supplies (First World War)
D of T
Director of Transport
D of TD
Director of Tactical Division (Naval)
D of W
Director of Works
D Org
Director of Organisations
D Psych
Director of Psychology
D Qtg
Director of Quartering
D Rly & Rd Tng
Director of Railway and Road Transportation
D Sal
Director of Salvage
D Sig C
Division Signal Company
D Sigs
Director of Signals
D St J
Dame of the Order of St John of Jerusalem
D Svy
Director of Survey
D Tn
Director of Transportation
D Train
Divisional Train
D.Lit
Doctor of Literature
D.Litt
Doctor of Letters
D/B
Dive Bombers
DA
Defence Act
DA
Diesel Alternator
DA
Director of Armament
DA
Divisional Artillery
DA
Direct Action
DA & QMG
Deputy Adjutant and Quartermaster General (First World War)
DAA
Defeat of Attacks on Australia
DAA & QMG
Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General (First World War)
DAAC
Director of Allied Air Cooperation
DAAG
Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (First World War)
DAC
Defend Australia Committee
DAC
Director of Army Catering
DAC
Divisional Ammunition Column (First World War)
DAC
Divisional Artillery Column (First World War)
DACG
Deputy Assistant Chaplain General
DACG
Deputy Assistant Commissary General
DACO
Divisional Ammunition Control Officer
DAD
Deputy Assistant Director
DAD Amenities
Deputy Assistant Director of Amenities
DAD Docks
Deputy Assistant Director of Docks
DAD Edn
Deputy Assistant Director of Education
DAD Hgs
Deputy Assistant Director of Hiring’s
DAD Lab
Deputy Assistant Director of Labour
DAD MP & DB
Deputy Assistant Director Military Prisons and Detention Barracks
DAD Psych
Deputy Assistant Director of Psychology
DAD Rd Tn
Deputy Assistant Director of Road Transportation
DAD Rly Tn
Deputy Assistant Director of Railway Transportation
DAD Roads
Deputy Assistant Director of Roads
DAD Sal
Deputy Assistant Director of Salvage
DAD Svy
Deputy Assistant Director of Survey
DAD Tn
Deputy Assistant Director of Transportation
DAD V & RS
Deputy Assistant Director of Veterinary and Remount Services
DADA
Deputy Assistant Director of Armament
DADAC
Deputy Assistant Director of Army Catering
DADAPS
Deputy Assistant Director of Army Postal Services
DADC
Deputy Assistant Director of Army Catering
DADDS
Deputy Assistant Director of Dental Services
DADEE
Deputy Assistant Director of Engineering Equipment
DADGMS
Deputy Assistant Director General of Medical Services
DADLS
Deputy Assistant Director of Legal Services
DADME
Deputy Assistant Director of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
DADMS
Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services (First World War)
DADMV
Deputy Assistant Director of Mechanical Vehicles
DADOR
Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Requirements
DADOS
Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Service
DADOS 1st Aust Div
Deputy Assistant Director Ordnance Services, 1st Australian Division [First World War AIF Ordnace Unit]
DADOS 2nd Aust Div
Deputy Assistant Director Ordnance Services, 2nd Australian Division [First World War AIF Ordnace Unit]
DADOS 3rd Aust Div
Deputy Assistant Director Ordnance Services, 3rd Australian Division [First World War AIF Ordnace Unit]
DADOS 4th Aust Div
Deputy Assistant Director Ordnance Services, 4th Australian Division [First World War AIF Ordnace Unit]
DADOS 5th Aust Div
Deputy Assistant Director Ordnance Services, 5th Australian Division [First World War AIF Ordnace Unit]
DADOS ANZAC Mtd Div)
Deputy Assistant Director Ordnance Services, ANZAC Mounted Division [First World War AIF Ordnace Unit]
DADOS Aust Mtd Div
Deputy Assistant Director Ordnance Services, Australian Mounted Division [First World War AIF Ordnace Unit]
DADPR
Deputy Assistant Director of Public Relations
DADPS
Deputy Assistant Director of Postal Services
DADPS Aust Corps
Deputy Assistant Director of Postal Services, Australian Corps [First World War AIF Postal Unit]
DADPSS
Deputy Assistant Director of Printing and Stationery Services
DADR
Deputy Assistant Director of Remounts
DADS
Deputy Assistant Director of Supplies
DADSC
Deputy Assistant Director of General Stores and Clothing
DADSRE
Deputy Assistant Director of Signal and Radar Equipment
DADST
Deputy Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport
DADT
Deputy Assistant Director of Transport
DADVS
Deputy Assistant Director of Veterinary Services (First World War)
DADVS 1st Aust Div
Deputy Assistant Director Veterinary Services, 1st Australian Division [First World War AIF Veterinary Unit]
DADVS 2nd Aust Div
Deputy Assistant Director Veterinary Services, 2nd Australian Division [First World War AIF Veterinary Unit]
DADVS 3rd Aust Div
Deputy Assistant Director Veterinary Services, 3rd Australian Division [First World War AIF Veterinary Unit]
DADVS 4th Aust Div
Deputy Assistant Director Veterinary Services, 4th Australian Division [First World War AIF Veterinary Unit]
DADVS 5th Aust Div
Deputy Assistant Director Veterinary Services, 5th Australian Division [First World War AIF Veterinary Unit]
DADVS B Aust Div Gp
Deputy Assistant Director Veterinary Services, B Australian Divisional Group [First World War AIF Veterinary Unit]
DADWT
Deputy Assistant Director of Water Transport
DAE
Director of Army Education
DAEENG
Director of Aircraft Equipment Engineering
DAF
Desert Air Force
DAFI
Director of Air Force Intelligence
DAFMED
Director of Air Force Medicine
DAFP
Director of Air Force Plans
DAG
Deputy Adjutant General (First World War)
DAG (PA)
Deputy Adjutant General (Personnel Administration)
DAG (PS)
Deputy Adjutant General (personnel Services)
DAH
Disordered action of the heart
DAHS
Directorate of Army Health Services
DAI
Death from Accidental Injuries
DAI
Director of Army Inspection (Vietnam War)
DAIM
Director of Army Information Management
DAIO
Divisional Artillery Intelligence Officer
DAIRENG
Director of Aircraft Engineering
DAMGO
Deputy Assistant Master General of the Ordnance
DAMR
Director of Aircraft Maintenance and Repair (Naval)
DAMS
Deputy Assistant Military Secretary
DAO
Defence Administrative Office
DAOD
Department of Air Organisational Directive
DAP
Department of Aircraft Production
DAPD
Department of Air Project Directive
DAPM
Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal
DAPS
Director of Army Postal Services
Dapsone
A drug used by Australians during part of the Vietnam involvement as a malaria suppressant
DAPSS
Director of Army Printing and Stationery Services
DAQMG
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General
DAR
Director of Army Records
DARSO
Division of Administrative Responsibility of the Services in Operation
DAS
Director of Armament Supplies (Naval)
DAS
Director of Army Signals
DASA
Director of Audit and Service Accounting
DASC
Direct Air Support Centre
DAWOT
Director of Air Warfare Organisation and Training (Naval)
DB
District Base
DBA
Director of Budget Authorisation and Ecpenditure
DBB
Director of Budges and Costing
DBD
Director of Boom Defences
DBDS
District Base Defence Scheme
DBE
Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire
DBR
Damaged Beyond Repair
DBST
Double British Summer Time
DC
Defence Committee
DC
Depth charge
DC of S
Deputy Chief of Staff (USA)
DCA
Divisional Catering Officer
DCA
Department of Civil Aviation
DCAC
Deputy Controller of Army Catering
DCAS
Deputy Chief of the Air Staff
DCB
District Contracts Board
DCG
Deputy Chaplain General
DCGS
Deputy Chief of the General Staff
DCI
Defence Counter proliferation Initiative
DCI
Defence Council Instruction (United Kingdom)
DCIGS
Deputy Chief of the Imperial General Staff
DCLI
The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
DCM
Distinguished Conduct Medal (Awarded to Warrant Officer's and below for acts of gallantry)
DCM
District courts martial
DCN
Deputy Chief of the Navy
DCN
Document Control Number
DCN
Defence Communications Network (United Kingdom)
DCNO
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (USA)
DCNP
Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel
DCNS
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff
DCO
Defence Community Organisation
DcofS
Deputy of Chief of Staff
DCOORD-A
Director of Coordination - Army
DCP
Defence Cooperation Program
DCP
Director of Civil Personnel
DCPO
Deputy Chief Provision Officer
DCRE
Deputy Commander, Royal Engineers
DCS
Deputy Chief of Staff
DCS
Director of Canteens Service
DCS
Divisional Collecting Station (First World War)
DCS
Dual Channel Sidescan
DCT
Director Control Tower (RAN)
DCVO
Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
DD
Deputy Director
DD
Destroyers (USA)
DD
Deep Draught
DD
Fleet Destroyer
DD Amenities
Deputy Director of Amenities
DD org
Deputy Director of Organisation
DD RAE
Deputy Director of Royal Australian Engineers
DD Sup
Deputy Director of Supply
DDAPS
Deputy Director of Army Postal Services
DDD
Deadline Delivery Date
DDDS
Deputy Director of Dental Services
DDES
Deputy Director of Engineer Stores
DDFW
Deputy Director of Fortifications and Works
DDG
Guided missile destroyer (RAN)
DDG
Destroyer with area surface to air missiles (SAM)
DDG
Guided Missile Destroyer
DDGMS
Deputy Director General of Medical Services
DDGMS
Deputy Director General of Medical Services
DDGPR
Deputy Director General of Public Relations
DDH
Destroyer with helicopters
DDHP
Department of Defence Post Hostilities Planning Committee
DDIO
Director Defence Intelligence Organisation
DDLS
Deputy Director of Legal Services
DDME
Deputy Director of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
DDMI
Deputy Director of Military Intelligence
DDMO
Deputy Director of Military Operations
DDMOI
Deputy Director of Military Operations and Intelligence
DDMS
Deputy Director of Medical Services (First World War)
DDMS 1st ANZAC Corps
Deputy Director of Medical Services, 1st ANZAC Corps [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
DDMS 2nd ANZAC Corps
Deputy Director of Medical Services, 2nd ANZAC Corps [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
DDMS AIF E
Deputy Director of Medical Services, Australian Imperial Force in Egypt [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
DDMS ANZAC Corps
Deputy Director of Medical Services, ANZAC Corps [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
DDMS Aust Corps
Deputy Director of Medical Services, Australian Corps [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
DDMS Des Mtd Corps
Deputy Director of Medical Services, Desert Mounted Corps (formerly DDMS, No 3 Section, Canal Defences, and then DDMS, Desert Column) [First World War British Medical Unit]
DDMS EEF Egypt
Director of Medical Services, Egyptian Expeditionary Force [First World War AIF Medical Unit]
DDMS IIIrd Corps
Deputy Director of Medical Services, IIIrd Corps [First World War British Medical Unit]
DDMS IXth Corps
Deputy Director of Medical Services, IXth Corps [First World War British Medical Unit]
DDMS VIIIth Corps
Deputy Director of Medical Services, VIIIth Corps [First World War British Medical Unit]
DDMS XXIst Corps
Deputy Director of Medical Services, XXIst Corps [First World War British Medical Unit]
DDMS XXth Corps
Deputy Director of Medical Services, XXth Corps (formerly Deputy Director of Medical Services, Eastern Force [First World War British Medical Unit]
DDMT
Deputy Director of Military Training
DDNR
Deputy Director Naval Reserves
DDOS
Deputy Director of Ordnance Service
DDOS
Deputy Director Operations and Surveys
DDR
Deputy Director of Remounts
DDR
Aircraft Direction Frigate
DDS
Director of Dental Services
DDSD
Deputy Director of Staff Duties
DDSP
Deputy Director Surveys and Plans
DDST
Deputy Director of Supply and Transport
DDT
Deputy Director of Transport
DDT
Dichloro-diphenyl-tricholroethane
DDVS
Deputy Director of Veterinary Services
DE
Escort Destroyer
DE
Escort Ship
DE (N)
Director of Engineering (Naval)
DE in C
Deputy Engineer in Chief
DEA
Data Exchange Agreements
DEC
Director of Establishments Control
Decd
Deceased
Deckhead
Top or ceiling of a compartment
Decn
Decontamination
DECON
Decontaminate
DEE
Director of Engineering Equipment
DEE SEC BCOD
Disposal Enemy Equipment
Def
Defence
Def
Defend
Defn
Definition
DEFO
Defence Officer
Defoliation
The use of herbicides to cause trees and plants to lose their leaves in order to improve observation
DEI
Dutch East Indies
DEL
Direct Employed Labour
DEL
Deliver
DEME
Directorate of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering  (Vietnam)
DEMS
Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships
DEN
Dental
Den Cps
Dental Corps
DENGP
Director of Engineering Plans
DENO
Dental Officer
Dent Corps
Dental Corps
Dent Unit
Dental Unit (Vietnam War)
DENTASST
Dental Assistant
DENTCAP
Dental Civic Action Program. See also MEDCAP
DENTHYG
Dental Hygienist
DENTMECH
Dental Machanic
Dep
Depot
DEP
Director of Equipment Policy
DEP
Director of Equipment Procedure
DEPA
Director of Equipment Policy and Administration
DEPAIR
Department of Air
DEPD
Dependent
DEPT
Department
DER
Director of Equipment Requirements
DERV
Diesel Engine Road Vehicle
DES
Director of Engineer Stores
Des Mtd Corps Op Unit
Desert Mounted Corps Operating Unit (First World War)
Des Mtd Corps Op Unit
Desert Mounted Corps Operating Unit [First World War British Medical Unit]
DesCol
Desert Column
DesCorps
Desert Mounted Corps (First World War)
DESD
District Engineer Stores Depot
DEST
Director of Establishments
DEST
Destination
Det
Detachment (Vietnam War)
Det
Detached
Det 1 Div Int Unit
Detachment of 1st Division Intelligence Unit
Dets
Details
Devon
The Devonshire Regiment
DEVT
Director of Education and Vocational Training
DF
Defensive Fire. Firing of rounds as a protective cover for infantry.
DF
Direction Finding
DFA
Drive Front Axle
DFAT
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
DFC
Distinguished Flying Cross
DFM
Distinguished Flying Medal
DFO
District Finance Officer
DFP
Director of Finance Pay
DFRB
Defence Force Retirement Benefits
DFS
Director of Flying Safety
DFSM
Defence Force Service Medal
DFT
Director of Flying Training
DFW
Director of Fortifications and Works
DG
Dragoon Guards
DG
Degaussing
DG
Diagnose
DGAMS
Director General of Army Medical Services (First World War)
DGAV
Director General of Armoured Vehicles
DGCA
Director General of Civil Aviation
DGCO-A
Director General Coordination and Organisation - Army
DGD
Director of Ground Defence
DGE
Director General of Equipment
DGENGP
Director General of Engineering Plans
DGFE
Director General Fighting Equipment
DGI
Defence of Global Interests
DGJOP
Director General Joint Operations and Plans
DGMS
Director General of Medical Services
Dgn
Dragoon
DGO
Director General of Organisation
DGO
Divisional Gas Officer
DGOP-A
Director General, Operations and Plans - Army
DGOR
Direcrot General, Operational Requirements
DGOR
Director General of Organisation
DGP
Director General of Personnel
DGPI
Director General of Public Information
DGPP
Director General, Plans and Policy
DGPR
Director General of Public Relations
DGPS
Director General, Personnel Services
DGR
Director of Graves Registration
DGR & E
Director Graves Registration and Enquiry
DGRD
Director General of Research Department
DGS
Director Gas Services
DGTn
Director General of Transportation Services
DGWIP
Director General of Weapons and Instruments Production
DGZ
Desired Ground Zero
DH
Deputy Hydrographer
DHB
Director Hydrgraphic Branch
DHO
Director Hydrographic Operations
DHO
Director Hydrographic Office
DHQ
Divisional Headquarters (First World War)
DHQ
Division Headquarters (USA)
DI
Daily inspection
DI
Drill Instructor
DI (G)
Defence Insturction (General)
DI (N)
Defence Insturction (Navy)
DIA
Division d'Infanterie Algerienne
DIC
Colonial Infantry Division (Division d'Infanterie Coloniale)
DIC
Defence Industrial Committee
DID
Detail Issue Depot
DIESO
Diesel Fuel
DIG
Delivery Indicator Group
DIGM
Deputy Inspector General of Munitions
DILIFOR
Dili Force (East Timor)
DIM
Division de marche Infanterie
DIMGU
Deputy Inspector, Machine Gun Unit
DIO
Defence Intelligence Organisation
DIOCC
District Intelligence & Operations Coordination Centre (VietnamWar)
DIR
Direct
Director
An apparatus to determine correct positioning of guns
Dis
Discharged (eg from Hospital, or Army)
DIS
Defence Intelligence Staff
DIS
Defence Information Services
DISCH
Discharge
DIST
District
DISTR
Distribute
Div
Division or Divisional. Includes units from most branches of the Army.
Div Art
Divisional Artillery
Div Int Svn
Divisional Intelligence South
Div Loc Bty
Divisional Locating Battery (Vietnam War)
Div Postal
Divisional Postal Unit (Vietnam War)
Div Pro Copy
Divisional Provost Company (Vietnam War)
Div Sal Coy
Divison Salvage Company
Div Sig
Divisional Signaller (A Signaller posted to a Regiment)
Div St Wksp
Division Supply & Tranpsort Workshop (Vietnam War)
Div Sup Col
Divisional Supply Company
Div Tps
Divisional Troops
Div Trn
Divisional Train (First World War)
DIWT
Director of Inland Water Transport Service
DJAG
Deputy Judge Advocate‑General
DJFHQ
Deployable Joint Force Headquarters (East Timor)
DJOPS
Director of Joint Operations
DJP
Director of Joint Plans
DJS
Director Joint Staff
DJSC
Director Joint Service Communications
Dk
Denmark
DL
Director of Labour
DLCO
Deck Landing Control Officer (batsman) (Second World War)
DLG
Guided Missile Frigate
DLI
The Durham Light Infantry
DLM
Depot Level Maintenance
DLO
Dead Letter Office
DLO
Director Light Railways
DLO
Divisional Legal Officer
DLS
Director of Legal Services
DLT
Deck landing training
DM
Nose and Throat Irritant Gas
DM
Director of Mechanization
DMAG
Defence Media Advisory Group
DMAINT
Director of Maintenance
DMANARCH
Draughtsman Architectural
DMANENG
Draughtsman Engineering
DMANSURV
Draughtsman Survey
DMC
Desert Mounted Corps
DMCC
Defence Movements Coordinating Committee
DMD
Director, Movements Division (Naval)
DME
Director of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
DME
Distance Measuring Equipment
DMEDP
Director of Medical Plans
DMEO
Deputy Marine Engineering Officer
DMGO
Deputy Master‑General of the Ordnance
DMI
Director of Military Intelligence
DML
Demolition
DMM
Division Morocaine de Montagne
DMO
Director of Military Operations
DMO & I
Director of Military Operations and Intelligence
DMO & P
Directorate of Military Operations and Plans (see also DOP - Directorate of Operations and Plans)
DMOI
Director of Military Operations and Intelligence
DMOP
Directorate of Military Operations and Plans (see also DOP - Directorate of Operations and Plans)
DMOVT
Directorate of Movements and Transport
DMP
Director of Maintenance Policy
DMPS
Defence Movements Planning Staff
DMQ
Director of Movements and Quartering
DMS
Deputy Military Secretary
DMS
Director of Medical Services (First World War)
DMS 2nd Army
Director of Medical Services, Second Army [First World War British Medical Unit]
DMS 4th Army
Director of Medical Services, Fourth Army [First World War British Medical Unit]
DMS 5th Army
Director of Medical Services, Fifth Army [First World War British Medical Unit]
DMS MEF
Director of Medical Services, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force [First World War British Medical Unit]
DMT
Director of Military Training
DMT
Driver Motor Transport (Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force - WAAAF)
DMTS
Director of Motor Transport Services (First World War)
DMTS
Director of Mechanical Transport Services, AIF [First World War AIF Supplies and Transport AASC Unit]
DMV
Director of Mechanical Vehicles
DMZ
Demilitarised Zone
DNA
Director of Naval Accounts
DNAD
Director of Naval Air Division
DNC
Director of Naval Communications
DNE
Director of Naval Equipment
DNG
Dutch New Guinea
DNI
Director of Naval Intelligence
DNIS
Directorate of Naval Intelligence and Security
DNL
Director of Naval Electrical Branch
DNMS
Director of Naval Medical Services
DNO
Director of Naval Operations
DNO
District Naval Officer
DNOP
Director Naval Officers Postings
DNRM
Director of Naval Reserves and Naval Reserves Mobilisation
DNS
Director of Nursing Services
DNSD
Director Navigation and Staff Duties
DNW
Director of Naval Works
Do
Ditto (same as entry above)
DO
Divisional Orders
DO
Duty Officer (USA)
DO
Demi Official
DOBOPS
Director of Borneo Operations (British appointment during Indonesian Confrontation, 1962-1966)
DOC
Died of other causes (First World War)
DOC
Defence Operations Centre
DOCU
Document
DOD
Department of Defence
DOD
Died of Disease (First World War)
DOD
Director of Operations Division (Naval)
DOI
Died of illness
DOL
Dollar
DOM
Director of Organisation and Methods
DOMF
Darwin Overland Maintenance Force
DON R
Despatch Rider (Second World War) – formerly simply abbreviated as DR. Don probably picked up from the phonetic alphabet common in military parlance. Don stands for ‘D’.
DOO
Director of Overseas Operations
DOP
Directorate of Operations and Plans (name change from Directorate of Military Operations and Plans circa 1973)
DOR
Director of Ordnance Requirements
DOR
Director of Operational Requirements
DOR
Division of Responsibility
DORCA
Directorate of Research and Civil Affairs
DORG
Direcrot of Organisation
DORO
Director of Operational Research Office
Dorset
The Dorsetshire Regiment
DOS
Director of Ordnance Service
DOT
Director of Operational Training
DOT
Department of Transport
DOTM
Director of Naval Ordnance, Torpedoes, and Mines
DOUBLET
Code name for operation from March to September 1943 culminating in fall of Salamaua
DOUW
Director of Ordnance and Underwater Weapons (Naval)
DOW
Died of wounds (First World War)
DP
Delivery Point - The place where RASC (Royal Army Service Corps) Transport hands over loads to first line transport of a unit
DP
Director of Postings
DP
Distribution Point
DPA
Director of Personnel Administration
DPA
Director of Personnel Airmen
DPC
Defence Production Committee
DPCO
Directorate Project Coordination Office
DPCU
Disruptive Pattern Camouflage Uniform
DPE
Depot Production Engineer
DPFS
Directorate of Personal and Family Services
DPM
Deputy Provost Marshal
DPO
Director of Personnel Officers
DPOB
Date and Place of Birth
DPR
Director of Public Relations
DPR
Director of Public Relations
DPRK
Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (North Korea)
DPS
Director of Personnel Services
DPS (A)
Director of Personnel Services (Conditions of Service/Financial Aspects)
DPS (B)
Director of Personnel Services (Ceremonial/Discipline)
DPSS
Director of Printing and Stationery Services
DPT
Department of Post and Telegraphs (Cambodian Government)
DPW and I
Directorate of Prisoners of War and Internees
DQ
Demonination of Quality
DQC
Director Quality Control
DQMG
Deputy Quartermaster General (First World War)
DQMG GHQ EEF
Deputy Quartermaster General, General Headquarters, Egyptian Expeditionary Force [First World War British Headquarters Unit]
DR
Despatch Rider
DR
Dead Reckoning
Dr
Driver
DRA
Director of Royal Artillery
DRA
Drive Rear Axle
DRAC
Delta Regional Assistance Command
DRAC
Director of Royal Armoured Corps
DRAE
Director of Royal Australian Engineers
DRC
Discharge and Reception Centre
DRC
Defence Research Centre
DRDPC
Defence Research and Development Policy Committee
DRES
Director of Reserves
DRG
Defence Research Group
DRI
Defend Regional Interests
DRLS
Despatch Rider Letter Service
DRO
Divisional Routine Orders
DRRF
Director of Naval Reserves and Senior Officer Reserve Fleet
DRS
Director of Repair and Service
DRS
Divisional Rest Station (First World War)
DRT
Director of Railway Traffic
DRV
Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North)
DS
Dressing Station
DS
Direct Support
DS
Directing Staff
DS of D
Deputy Superintendent of Design
DSA
District Senior Advisor (United States advisor to a District Chief, normally military)
DSB
Defence Signals Bureau (1947-1949)
DSB
Defence Signals Branch (1949-1964)
DSB
Double Sideband
DSC
Director of General Stores and Clothing
DSC
Distinguished Service Cross
DSC
Division Supply Company
DSCP
Division Supply Control Point (USA)
DSD
Defence Signals Division (1964-1978)
DSD
Defence Signals Directorate (1978-)
DSD
Director of Staff Duties
DSD
District Supply Depot
DSD
Director of Selection of Personnel (War Office)
DSD
Defence Support Program
DSD
Descent Point
DSEA
Davis Submarine Escape Apparatus (Second World War)
DSECADMIN
Director Secretary Administration
DSIO
Deputy Supervising Intelligence Officer
DSL
Defence Standards Laboratory
DSM
Distinguished Service Medal
DSN
Defence Stock Number
DSO
Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (To officers for gallantry in face of enemy)
DSRE
Director of Signal and Radar Equipment
DSS
Defence Signals Staff
DSSC
Defence Security Sub Committee
DSSR
Deep Sea Sound Range
DST
Director of Supplies and Transport
DSTATS
Direcrtor of Statistics
DSTO
Defence Sciece and Technology Organisation
DSU
Divisional Supply Unit (Peacekeeping)
DSU
District Support Unit (Australia Base Support)
DT
Director of Transport
DTA
Division Tactical Area. An Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) DTA comprised two or more provinces; the DTA commander was also the ARVN division commander, and the DTA was his permanent Tactical Area of Responsibility (TAOR). (Vietnam War)
DTA
Director of Treasury Accounting
DTC
Driver Training Course
DTELENG
Director of Telecommunication Engineering
DTELS
Director of Telecommunications
DTG
Date Time Group
Dtls
Details
DTMN
Draughtsman
DTMO
Divisional Trench Mortar Officer (First World War)
DTMO Lahore Div Arty
Divisional Trench Mortar Officer, Lahore Divisional Artillery [First World War AIF Artillery Unit]
DTS
Director of Technical Services
DTSN
Director Tactics Ship Command, Control and Navigation
DTSR
Director of Training and Staff Requirements Division (Naval)
DTT
Director of Technical Training
Duffel Bag
Ground based personnel sensing devices (Vietnam War)
DUKW
Detroit United Kaiser Works Amphibious load carrier. Named after US Army's serial numbers DUKW.
Dulag
Durchgangslager (German) - Prisoner of War transit camp
DUS
Depot Unit(s) of Supply
Duster
United States armoured track vehicle with twin 40mm cannon used for convoy & base protections
DUSTOFF
Term used to describe aero-medical evacuation helicopter and/or procedure. Initials stand for "Dedicated and Untiring Support to our Fighting Forces".
DV & RS
Director of Veterinary and Remount Services
DVDC
Director of Volunteer Defence Corps
Dvr
Driver
DVS
Director of Veterinary Services
DW
Dead Weight
DWAAF
Director of Women's Auxiliary Air Force
DWB
Director of Works and Buildings
DWEAPENG
Director of Weapons Engineering
DWR
The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
DWRAAC
Director of Women's Royal Australian Army Corps (WRAAC)
DWRAAF
Director of Women's Royal Australian Air Force (WRAAF)
DWRANS
Director Women's Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS)
DWT
Director of Water Transport
DZ
Dropping Zone