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Acronyms & Definitions

I’m slowly adding all the acronyms to this page. If you find an acronym that you think should be here or you want further explanation of an acronym, please send me a message.

CFAO – Canadian Forces Administrative Orders (see also QR&O)

CFHA – Canadian Forces Housing Agency – Home Page

CFIRP – Canadian Forces Integrated Relocation Program

CFPSA – Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency – Home Page

COS Date – Change of Strength Date

DAG – Departure Assistance Group

DCBA – Directorate of Compensation Benefits Administration – Home Page

DF&E – Dependants, furniture and effects, see also D/HG&E

D/HG AND E or (D)HG&E – Dependants, household goods and effects, see also DF&E

DIN – Defence IntrAnet Computer network, like a really big, highly secure LAN

DIT – Destination Inspection Trip – taken in place of an HHT when domicile has already been secured at destination

DND – Department of National Defense – Home Page

DAOD – Defense Administrative Orders and Directives. These have replaced the CFAOs and QR&Os

ENG – English

FOL – First Official Language

FRE – French

HHT – House Hunting Trip – taken to secure domicile at destination

IAW – in accordance with

IO – internal order

IRP – Integrated Relocation Program – Home Page

MBR – member, that means the person employed in the military

MFRC – Military Family Resource Centre – the community centre for military families . About the MFRCs

MQ – see PMQ

NDHQ – National Defense Headquarters – Home Page

PLCC – Personal Liability and Clearance Certificate

PMQ – private married quarters, military housing, the neighbourhood where PMQ’s are located is also called a “Q-patch” These are now called RHUs

Q – see PMQ

QR&O – Queen’s Regulations and Orders (see also CFAO & DAOD) – yes, they mean Queen Elizabeth, Canada’s Head of State.

RHU – Residential Housing Unit – Housing owned and managed by the Canadian Forces Housing Agency (CFHA). These were formerly known as PMQ’s or Qs (in my opinion they’ll never manage to change the name from PMQ)

SEC CL – Security Clearance Level

SL – Second Language