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U.S. Department of State
Spring/Summer 1995: Key Officers of Foreign Service Posts
Office of Information Services

[SECTION 5 OF 9]






                     ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS

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
CPO         Communications Program Officer
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 
FIC/JSC     Finance Committee and Joint Support Committee
FIN         Financial Attache (Treasury)
FODAG       Food and Agriculture Organizations
FPO         Fleet Post Office
IAEA        International Atomic Energy Agency
IAGS        Inter-American Geodetic Survey
ICAO        International Civil Aviation Organization
IMO         Information Management Officer
IO          Information Officer (USIS)
IPO         Information Program Officer
IRM         International 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
LEGAT       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
ODA         Office of the Defense Attache
ODC         Office of Defense Cooperation
OIC         Officer in Charge
OMC         Office of Military Cooperation
PAO         Public Affairs Officer (USIS)
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
ROCAP       Regional Officer for Central American Programs
RPSO        Regional Procurement and Support Office
RSO         Regional Security Officer
SAO         Security Assistance Office
SCI         Scientific Attache
SEC DEL     Secretary of Delgation
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 Tourism Agent
USUN        US Mission to the United Nations
VC          Vice Consul
VOA         Voice of America




                               GEOGRAPHICAL INDEX

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (E)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (E)
Abuja, Nigeria (BO)
Accra, Ghana (E)
Adana, Turkey (C)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (E)
Algiers, Algeria (E)
Almaty,  Kazakhstan (E)
Amman, Jordan (E)
Amsterdam, Netherlands (CG)
Ankara, Turkey (E)
Antananarivo, Madagascar (E)
Apia, Western Samoa (E)
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (E)
Asmara, Eritrea (E)
Asuncion, Paraguay (E)
Athens, Greece (E)
Auckland, New Zealand (CG)
Baghdad, Iraq (E)
Baku, Azerbaijan (E)
Bamako, Mali (E)
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (E)
Bangkok, Thailand (E)
Bangui, Central African Rep. (E)
Banjul, The Gambia (E)
Barcelona, Spain (CG)
Barranquilla, Colombia (C)
Beijing, China (E)
Beirut, Lebanon (E)
Belfast, Northern Ireland,U.K. (CG) 
Belgrade, Serbia-Montenegro (E)
Belize City, Belize (E)
Berlin, Fed. Rep. of Germany (BO) 
Bern, Switzerland (E)
Bilbao, Spain (C)
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (E)
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau (E)
Bogota, Colombia (E)
Bombay, India (CG)
Bonn, Fed. Rep. of Germany (E) 
Bordeaux, France (CG)
Brasilia, Brazil (E)
Bratislava, Slovak Republic (E) 
Brazzaville, Congo (E)
Bridgetown, Barbados (E)
Brisbane, Australia (C)
Brussels, Belgium (E) (USEU) (USNATO) 
Bucharest, Romania (E)
Budapest, Hungary (E)
Buenos Aires, Argentina (E)
Bujumbura, Burundi (E)
Cairo, Egypt (E)
Calcutta, India (CG)
Calgary, Canada (CG)
Canberra, Australia (E)
Cape Town, South Africa (CG)
Caracas, Venezuela (E)
Casablanca, Morocco (CG)
Cebu, Philippines (C)
Chengdu, China (CG)
Chiang Mai, Thailand (CG)
Chisinau, Moldova (E)
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (CG) 
Cluj-Napoca, Romania (BO)
Colombo, Sri Lanka (E)
Conakry, Guinea (E)
Copenhagen, Denmark (E)
Cotonou, Benin (E)
Curacao, Netherlands Antilles (CG) 
Dakar, Senegal (E)
Damascus, Syria (E)
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (E)
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (CG)
Dhaka, Bangladesh (E)
Djibouti, Djibouti (E)
Doha, Qatar (E)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CG) 
Dublin, Ireland (E)
Durban, South Africa (CG)
Dushanbe, Tajikistan (E)
Dusseldorf, Fed. Rep. of Germany (CG) 
Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K. (CG) Florence, Italy (CG)
Frankfurt Am Main, Fed. Rep of Germany (CG) 
Freetown, Sierra Leone (E)
Fukuoka, Japan (C)
Gaborone, Botswana (E)
Geneva, Switzerland (U.S. Mission to European Office of the UN and Other 
International Organizations)
Georgetown, Guyana (E)
Guadalajara, Mexico (CG)
Guangzhou, China (CG)
Guatemala City, Guatemala (E) 
Guayaquil, Ecuador (CG)
The Hague, Netherlands (E)
Halifax, Canada (CG)
Hamburg, Fed. Rep. of Germany (CG) 
Hamilton, Bermuda (CG)
Hanoi, Vietnam (USLO)
Harare, Zimbabwe (E)
Havana, Cuba (USINT)
Helsinki, Finland (E)
Hermosillo, Mexico (C)
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (CG)
Islamabad, Pakistan (E)
Istanbul, Turkey (CG)
Jakarta, Indonesia (E)
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (CG)
Jerusalem, Jerusalem (CG) 
Johannesburg, South Africa (CG) 
Kampala, Uganda (E)
Karachi, Pakistan (CG)
Kathmandu, Nepal (E)
Khartoum, Sudan (E)
Kiev, Ukraine (E)
Kigali, Rwanda (E)
Kingston, Jamaica (E)
Kinshasa, Zaire (E)
Kolonia, Micronesia (E)
Koror, Palau  (E)
Krakow, Poland (CG)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (E)
Kuwait, Kuwait (E)
La Paz, Bolivia (E)
Lagos, Nigeria (E)
Lahore, Pakistan (CG)
Leipzig, Fed. Rep. of Germany (CG) 
Libreville, Gabon (E)
Lilongwe, Malawi (E)
Lima, Peru (E)
Lisbon, Portugal (E)
Ljubljana, Slovenia (E)
Lome, Togo (E)
London, England, U.K. (E)
Luanda, Angola (E)
Lusaka, Zambia (E)
Luxembourg, Luxembourg (E)
Madras, India (CG)
Madrid, Spain (E)
Majuro, Marshall Islands (E)
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (E)
Managua, Nicaragua (E)
Manama, Bahrain (E)
Manila, Philippines (E)
Maputo, Mozambique (E)
Marseille, France (CG)
Maseru, Lesotho (E)
Matamoros, Mexico (C)
Mbabane, Swaziland (E)
Medan, Indonesia (CG)
Melbourne, Australia (CG)
Merida, Mexico (C)
Mexico City, D.F., Mexico (E)
Milan, Italy (CG)
Minsk, Belarus (E)
Monrovia, Liberia (E)
Monterrey, Mexico (CG)
Montevideo, Uruguay (E)
Montreal, Canada (CG) (ICAO)
Moscow, Russia  (E)
Munich, Fed. Rep. of Germany (CG) 
Muscat, Oman (E)
Nagoya, Japan (C)
Naha, Japan (CG)
Nairobi, Kenya (E) (UNEP)
Naples, Italy (CG)
Nassau, The Bahamas (E)
N'Djamena, Chad (E)
New Delhi, India (E)
New York, N.Y. (USUN)
Niamey, Niger (E)
Nicosia, Cyprus (E)
Nouakchott, Mauritania (E)
Nuevo Laredo, Mexico (C)
Osaka-Kobe, Japan (CG)
Oslo, Norway (E)
Ottawa, Canada (E)
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (E)
Panama City, Panama (E)
Paramaribo, Suriname (E)
Paris, France (E) (USOECD) (UNESCO) 
Perth, Australia (CG)
Peshawar, Pakistan (C)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia (E)
Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal (C) 
Port-au-Prince, Haiti (E)
Port Louis, Mauritius (E)
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (E) 
Porto Alegre, Brazil (C) 
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (E) 
Poznan, Poland (CG)
Prague, Czech Republic (E)
Praia, Cape Verde (E)
Pretoria, South Africa (E)
Pusan, Korea (C)
Quebec, Canada (CG)
Quito, Ecuador (E)
Rabat, Morocco (E)
Rangoon, Burma (E)
Recife, Brazil (C)
Reykjavik, Iceland (E)
Riga, Latvia (E)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (CG)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (E)
Rome, Italy (E) (FODAG)
St. George's, Grenada (E)
St. Petersburg, Russia  (CG)
San Jose, Costa Rica (E)
San Salvador, El Salvador (E)
Sanaa, Rep. of Yemen (E)
Santiago, Chile (E)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (E) 
Sao Paulo, Brazil (CG)
Sapporo, Japan (CG)
Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina (E) 
Seoul, Korea (E)
Shanghai, China (CG)
Shenyang, China (CG)
Singapore, Singapore (E)
Skopje, Macedonia (USLO)
Sofia, Bulgaria (E)
Stockholm, Sweden (E)
Strasbourg, France (CG)
Stuttgart, Fed. Rep. of Germany (CG)
Surabaya, Indonesia (CG)
Suva, Fiji (E)
Sydney, Australia (CG)
Tallinn, Estonia (E)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (E)
Tbilisi, Georgia (E)
Tegucigalpa, Honduras (E)
Tel Aviv, Israel (E)
Thessaloniki, Greece (CG)
Tijuana, Mexico (CG)
Tirana, Albania (E)
Tokyo, Japan (E)
Toronto, Canada (CG)
Tunis, Tunisia (E)
Udorn, Thailand (C)
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (E)
Valletta, Malta (E)
Vancouver, Canada (CG)
Vatican City, The Holy See (E) 
Victoria, Seychelles (E)
Vienna, Austria (E) (UNVIE)
Vientiane, Laos (E)
Vilnius, Lithuania (E)
Vladivostok, Russia (CG)
Warsaw, Poland (E)
Washington, D.C. (USOAS)
Wellington, New Zealand (E)
Windhoek, Namibia (E)
Yaounde, Cameroon (E)
Yekaterinburg, Russia (CG)
Yerevan, Armenia (E)
Zagreb, Croatia (E)
Zurich, Switzerland (CG)


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