Most Executive Protection Specialist / Bodyguards in the field know these abbreviations. Why shorten these items? Because the average citizen doesn’t know these and they can serve as “code” to help keep the principal safe. It is also preferable to be brief and concise over a radio or cell phone. Many of these acronyms are military in nature but can be used by non-military personnel as well.
Newcomers, take some time to look over this list and study it–to be taken seriously, you want to not only “walk the walk” but learn to “talk the talk.”
AIC- Agent in Charge
AO- Area of Operation
AOP- Attack on Principal
ARSO- Assistant Regional Security Officer
BG- Bad Guy
BG*- Body Guard
CAT- Counter Assualt Team
CCW- Concealed Carry Weapon
C&E- Cover & Evacuate
CI- Counter Intelligence
CID- US Army Criminal Investigation Command
CMT- Crisis Management Team
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