CNO - Chief of Naval Operations
CINC - Commander in Chief (an area commander)
CO - Commanding Officer
XO- Executive Officer
DIVO - Division Officer
DIVOFF - same as above
LCPO - Leading Chief Petty Officer
LPO - Leading Petty Officer
CMC - Command Master Chief (senior enlisted at the command)
COB - Chief of the Boat (senior enlisted - normally refers to subs)
MAA - Master-at-Arms (Security - as in Police)
DAPA - Drug and Alcohol Program Administrator
CCC - Command Career Counselor
ESO - Educational Services Officer
JAG - Judge Advocate General
Detailer - BUPERS staff who fill billets Navy-wide.
Ombudsman - Volunteers who act as "bridge;" between families and
the command. Can provide information and assistance to family members
(spouses, parents, children) to help navigate Navy life.
If your sailor is married, we recommend utilizing his/her spouse for
information via the Ombudsman. You are welcome to contact your sailor's
ombudsman - however please understand that these are spouses with families
as well - and keep this in mind when deciding if your issue could be
resolved in another fashion.
Carelines & Family Grams often are helpful for providing
information as well.
PAO - Public Affairs Officer - interfaces between a command
and the public.