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Key Officers of Foreign Service Posts
Guide for Business Representatives
June 1997


ACM Assistant Chief of Mission
ADM Administrative Section
ADV Adviser
AGR Agricultural Section (USDA/FAS)
AID Agency for International Development
ALT Alternate
AMB Ambassador
AMB SEC Ambassador's Secretary
APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Officer
APO Army Post Office
ARSO Assistant Regional Security Officer
ATO Agricultural Trade Office (USDA/FAS)
BCAO Branch Cultural Affairs Officer (USIS)
Bg Brigadier General
BIB Board for International Broadcasting
BO Branch Office (of Embassy)
BOB/EUR Board of Broadcasting, European Office
BPAO Branch Public Affairs Officer (USIS)
B.P. Boite Postale
BUD Budget
C Consulate
CA Consular Agency/Agent
CAO Cultural Affairs Officer (USIS)
Capt Captain (USN)
CDC Centers for Disease Control
Cdr Commander
CEO Cultural Exchange Officer (USIS)
CG Consul General, Consulate General
CG SEC Consul General's Secretary
CHG Charge d'Affaires
CINCAFSOUTH Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces Southern Europe
CINCEUR Commander-in-Chief U.S. European Command
CINCUSAFE Commander-in-Chief U.S. Air Forces Europe
CINCUSAREUR Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Army Europe
Col Colonel
CM Chief of Mission
COM Commercial Section (FCS)
CON Consul, Consular Section
COUNS Counselor
C.P. Caixa Postal
CUS Customs Service (Treasury)
DAC Development Assistance Committee
DCM Deputy Chief of Mission
DEA Drug Enforcement Agency
DEP Deputy
DEP DIR Deputy Director
DIR Director
DOE Department of Energy
DPAO Deputy Public Affairs Officer (USIS)
DPO Deputy Principal Officer
DSA Defense Supply Adviser
E Embassy
ECO Economic Section
ECO/COM Economic/Commercial Section
EDO Export Development Officer
ERDA Energy Research and Development Administration
EST Environment, Science, and Technology
EX-IM Export-Import
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FAA/CASLO Federal Aviation Administration Civil Aviation Security Liaison Officer
FAA/FSIDO Federal Aviation Administration/Flight Standards International District Office
FIN Financial Attache (Treasury)
FODAG Food and Agriculture Organizations
FPO Fleet Post Office
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
IAGS Inter-American Geodetic Survey
IBB International Broadcasting Bureau
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
IMO Information Management Officer
IO Information Officer (USIS)
IPO Information Program Officer
IRM Information Resources Management
IRS Internal Revenue Service
ISM Information Systems Manager
JUS/CIV Department of Justice, Civil Division
JUSMAG Joint US Military Advisory Group
LAB Labor Officer
LO Liaison Officer
Ltc Lieutenant Colonel
LEGATT Legal Attache
M Mission
Mg Major General
MAAG Military Assistance Advisory Group
MILGP Military Group
MSG Marine Security Guard
MSC Military Staff Committee
MIN Minister
MLO Military Liaison Office
MNL Minerals Officer
NARC Narcotics
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NAS Narcotics Affairs Section
NCIS Naval Criminal, U.S.
OAS Organization of American States
DAO Office of the Defense Attache
ODC Office of Defense Cooperation
OIC Officer in Charge
OMC Office of Military Cooperation
PAO Public Affairs Officer (USIS)
PC Peace Corps
PO Principal Officer
PO SEC Principal Officer's Secretary
POL Political Section
POL/LAB Political and Labor Section
POLAD Political Adviser
POL/ECO Political/Economic Section
Radm Rear Admiral
RCON Regional Consular Affairs Officer
REDSO Regional Economic Development Services Office
REF Refugee Coordinator
REP Representative
RES Resources
RHUDO Regional Housing and Urban Development Office
RMO Regional Medical Officer
ROCAP Regional Officer for Central American Programs
RPSO Regional Procurement and Support Office
RSO Regional Security Officer
SAO Security Assistance Office
SCI Scientific Attache
SCO Senior Commercial Office
SEC DEL Secretary of Delegation
SHAPE Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
SLG State and Local Government
SR Senior
STC Security Trade Control
UNEP United Nations Environment Program
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organizations
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization
USA United States Army
USAF United States Air Force
USDA/APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
USEU US Mission to the European Union
USGS US Geological Survey
USINT United States Interests Section
USIS United States Information Service
USLO United States Liaison Office
USMC United States Marine Corps
USMTM US Military Training Mission
USN United States Navy
USNATO US Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
USOAS US Mission to the Organization of American States
USOECD US Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
USTTA US Travel and TourismAgent
USUN US Mission to the United Nations
VC Vice Consul
VOA Voice of America

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