Department of Defense Instruction 5025.12 - establishes overarching policy for DOD usage of the DOD Dictionary.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction 5705.01 - establishes policy and procedures for implementing the DOD Terminology program which includes the DOD Dictionary and the Terminology Repository for DOD (OSD/JS) Issuances, also known as the Repository.
DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms - reflects general and universal terms in joint publication glossaries. Methods to change to the DOD Dictionary are listed in the instructions above. Those who develop policies, strategies, plans, rules, doctrine, and assessments etc. should first access this official resource to determine if terms exist prior to pre-coordination of terms and glossary refinement. Upon accessing the DOD Dictionary authors are advised to next access the Repository to view terms that exist throughout DOD in official senior leadership documents.To search or browse for DOD Dictionary terms or other glossary content, use the DOD Dictionary Search and DOD Dictionary Browse functions at the bottom of this webpage.
(U) Primary Database (Available to CAC users only through JEL+.)
(U/FOUO) Secondary Database (Available to CAC users only through JEL+.)
NATO Terminology Program
NATOTerm - contains non-classified military terminology, as well as non-military terminology relevant to NATO.
USG Terminology Guide
Interorganizational stakeholders are involved in an on-going effort to identify terms and definitions that impact multiple organizations. End state is a product for organizational planners, authors, subject matter expert developers, strategists, policy-makers, attorneys, and doctrinaires to use in the development of organizational products. Final results to be posted here with notification released on the JEL homepage.