Abbreviations and definitions in Scn

Bea Kiddo

Crusader
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I shall start with LBV's abbreviations of orgs and post titles in Scientology and the Sea Org:

COB: Chairman of the Board RTC, the top guy of all of Scientology
RTC: Religious Technology Center, holder of the trademarks of Scientology, internal police organization and highest internal authority to keep the Church of Scientology working
ASI: Author Services, Inc. LRH’s literary agent for his fiction works including movies
CST: Church of Spiritual Technology, preservation of the tech in time capsules (A.K.A. Archives, LRH Library)
IASA: International Association of Scientologists Administration, the membership org
INCOMM: International Network for Computer Operated Management (something like that), computerization unit of the church
INCOMM LA: Los Angeles unit of the same.
AVC: Authorization, Verification and Correction. Authorizes management issues, publications, promotion, programs, ethics actions, etc.
CMOI: Commodores Messenger Organization International. Would be the observation and enforcement arm of WDC (Watchdog Committee) if anyone was on post.
WDC: Watchdog committee. Would be the committee in charge of expanding Scientology management and orgs if anyone was on post.
LRH PPRO: L. Ron Hubbard Personal Public Relations Office.
Snr C/S Int: Senior Case Supervisor International. Would be the senior technical terminal in the world if anyone was on post. Note: Inspector General for Tech exists on RTC org board who is the final authority on matters technical. Post is held from above by DM like virtually every other Inspector General post.
SMI: Scientology Missions International. In charge of mission expansion.
CC: Celebrity Center. For the rich, famous and well-donating.
ABLE: Association for Better Living and Education. The umbrella fundraising organization for the social betterment corporations (Criminon, Narconon, Applied Scholastics, The Way to Happiness Foundation)
Pubs: Publications organizations (Bridge Publications, New Era Publications and their subunits)
OSA: Office of Special Affairs. The legal and PR arm of the church (what a downplay!)
WISE: World Institute of Scientology Enterprises. Ethics arm to keep businesses from ripping off orgs.
Gold: Golden Era Productions. The central dissemination organization for Dianetics and Scientology.
CMO Gold: Commodores Messenger Organization for Golden Era Productions. Disbanded in 2006.
HU: Household unit. Takes care of LRH property. Such as his house on the Int Base.
RAV: L. Ron Hubbard Audiovisual unit. LRH’s personal AV unit.
ESI: International Executive Strata, would be in charge of the “functions” of each org if there was someone on post (see each separate “Executive International” for functions)
AVEI: Audio-Visual Executive International
BEI: Books Executive International
CIEI: Call-In Executive International. Call-in mainly refers to calling public in for events.
DSIEI: Division Six Internal Executive International. Activating Scientology public.
EEI: Establishment Executive International
FEI: Fields Executive International. Scientology activities to get people into missions and orgs.
GIEI: Gross Income Executive International. Make money.
MatEI: Materials Executive International.
MEI: Marketing Executive International
MftgEI: Manufacturing Executive International. (Not per LRH policy, DM’s own invention.)
QEI: Quality Executive International. In charge of quality of services rendered.
SEI: Services Executive International.
Dissem: Dissemination division. In case of Gold, really the manufacturing division.
CMU: Central Marketing Unit. A.K.A. PDO (Planetary Dissemination Organization)
R Comps: L. Ron Hubbard Book Compilations
Cine: Does films and videos, first tech films (done) and now registration (sales) films and event visuals (and lots of events stuff in general)
Audio: LRH lectures in all languages
RTC Rep: RTC representative. Makes sure DM’s orders get executed (as does the rest of management).
CCHR: Citizen Committee on Human Rights. Antipsych activities.
CATS: Citizens for Alternative Tax System. Abolish Income Tax.
YFHR: Youth for Human Rights. “See? We’re all for International Human Rights.”
FFR: Flag Flag Representative. In charge of Flag Representatives around the world.
Flag: 1. Another name for international management. 2. Flag Land Base, the home of the largest public service org in Tampa, Florida.
Flag Representatives: Another network for making sure management programs get done.
LRH Comm: L. Ron Hubbard Communicator. Another network for making sure management programs get done.
Finance: A network for making sure the money goes upwards until it disappears.
Snr HCO: Senior Hubbard Communications Office. Another network for making sure management programs get done.
CMO IXU: Commodore’s Messenger Organization International Extension Unit. CMO Unit for Flag management level. Also does Int Clearance Sec Checks.
ILO: International Management Liaison Office. Upper middle management. Coordinates and relays Int Management programs across the world (You would think unless you have been there…). A.K.A. FLO (Flag Liaison Office), FCB (Flag Command Bureaux).
I HELP: International Hubbard Ecclesiastical League of Pastors. In charge of Volunteer Minister programs and activities and field (outside the org) auditors.
FB: Flag Bureau. The central management execution bureau that executes (orders and tracks compliance to) management programs internationally, via continental units and directly in case of CC Int, Freewinds and Flag Service Org
FW: S.M.V. Freewinds, the ship sailing the Caribbean. Only place where OT VIII is delivered.
FSSO: Flag Ship Service Org. The org aboard the Freewinds. Note: FWSO on the chart should be FSSO.
FWSO: Freewinds Service Org. Services the FSSO.
FLB: Flag Land Base. The collective name for all Sea Org activities at Tampa, Florida.
FSO: Flag Service Org. The Mecca of Scientology without a black stone. Delivers OT levels and a number Flag-only services such as the Introspection Rundown. The largest and most on-source service org in Scientology.
FC: Flag Crew. Services the FSO.
Int: International
Cont: Continental
CLO: Continental Liaison Office. The continental coordination and relay office for management programs.
FOLO: Flag Operations Liaison Office. Continental junior organization to Flag Bureau.
AO: Advanced Organization. A public service organization that delivers OT levels.
SH: Saint Hill Organization. A public service organization that delivers the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course, the most extensive auditor training level in Scientology with some 350 taped LRH lectures on it.
Cl V Org: Class V Organization. The designation for the most usual type of Scientology public service org. Class V refers to the level of auditor training available. Ideal Orgs are Class V orgs as are the less ideal ones.
VMs: Volunteer ministers. Those people in yellow who would like to be thought of as the Red Cross.
FSMs: Field staff members. “Field” means the area around an organization or mission that it should control. In concept, the field of a given org reaches halfway to the next nearest org so as to cover the entire planet.
 

shader

Patron with Honors
Can someone do a list of staff and division acronyms and terms, for people reading the "My Story" section?

Stuff like CO, D/CO, I/C, Div 6, Qual, hatted etc
 

Wisened One

Crusader
Alphabetical Listing

A

ABLE: Association for Better Living and Education.
The umbrella fundraising organization for
the social betterment corporations
(Criminon, Narconon, Applied Scholastics,
The Way to Happiness Foundation)
AO: Advanced Organization.
A public service organization that delivers OT levels.
ASI: Author Services, Inc. LRH’s literary agent for his fiction
works including movies
Audio: LRH lectures in all languages
AVC: Authorization, Verification and Correction. Authorizes
management issues, publications, promotion, programs,
ethics actions, etc.
AVEI: Audio-Visual Executive International

B

BEI: Books Executive International

C

CC: Celebrity Center. For the rich, famous and well-donating.
CCHR: Citizen Committee on Human Rights. Antipsych activities.
CATS: Citizens for Alternative Tax System. Abolish Income Tax.
CIEI: Call-In Executive International. Call-in mainly refers to
calling public in for events.
Cine: Does films and videos, first tech films (done) and now registration
(sales) films and event visuals (and lots of events stuff in general)
Cl V Org: Class V Organization. The designation for the most usual type
of Scientology public service org. Class V refers to the level of
auditor training available. Ideal Orgs are Class V orgs as are
the less ideal ones.
CLO: Continental Liaison Office. The continental coordination and relay
office for management programs.
CMO Gold: Commodores Messenger Organization for Golden Era
Productions. Disbanded in 2006.
CMOI: Commodores Messenger Organization International.
CMO IXU: Commodore’s Messenger Organization International Extension
Unit. CMO Unit for Flag management level. Also does Int
Clearance Sec Checks. Would be the observation and
enforcement arm of WDC (Watchdog Committee) if anyone
was on post.
CMU: Central Marketing Unit. A.K.A. PDO
(Planetary Dissemination Organization)
COB: Chairman of the Board RTC, the top guy of all of Scientology
Cont: Continental
CST: Church of Spiritual Technology, preservation of the tech in time
capsules (A.K.A. Archives, LRH Library)

D

DM: David Miscaviage. The current head or leader of Scientology.
Div 6: Division 6. The Division of on Org that is in charge of explaining what Dianetics and Scientology is to 'New People'.
Dissem: Dissemination division. In case of Gold, really the manufacturing
division.
DSIEI: Division Six Internal Executive International. Activating Scientology public.

E
EEI: Establishment Executive International
ESI: International Executive Strata, would be in charge of the “functions”
of each org if there was someone on post (see each separate
“Executive International” for functions)

F

FB: Flag Bureau. The central management execution bureau that
executes (orders and tracks compliance to) management programs
internationally, via continental units and directly in case of CC Int,
Freewinds and Flag Service Org
FC: Flag Crew. Services the FSO.
FEI: Fields Executive International. Scientology activities to get people
into missions and orgs.
FFR: Flag Flag Representative. In charge of Flag Representatives
around the world.
Finance: A network for making sure the money goes upwards until
it disappears.
Flag: 1. Another name for international management.
2. Flag Land Base, the home of the largest public service org
in Tampa, Florida.
Flag Representatives: Another network for making sure management
programs get done.
FLB: Flag Land Base. The collective name for all Sea Org activities
at Tampa, Florida.
FOLO: Flag Operations Liaison Office. Continental junior organization
to Flag Bureau.
FSMs: Field staff members. “Field” means the area around an
organization or mission that it should control.In concept,
the field of a given org reaches halfway to the next nearest org
so as to cover the entire planet.
FSO: Flag Service Org. The Mecca of Scientology without a black stone.
Delivers OT levels and a number Flag-only services such as the
Introspection Rundown.
The largest and most on-source service org in Scientology.
FSSO: Flag Ship Service Org. The org aboard the Freewinds.
Note: FWSO on the chart should be FSSO.
FW: S.M.V. Freewinds, the ship sailing the Caribbean.
Currently, the only place where OT VIII is delivered.
FWSO: Freewinds Service Org. Services the FSSO.

G

GIEI: Gross Income Executive International. Make money.
Gold: Golden Era Productions. The central dissemination organization
for Dianetics and Scientology.

H

HU: Household unit. Takes care of LRH property.
Such as his house on the Int Base.

I

IASA: International Association of Scientologists Administration,
the membership org
I HELP: International Hubbard Ecclesiastical League of Pastors.
In charge of Volunteer Minister programs and activities
and field (outside the org) auditors.
ILO: International Management Liaison Office.
Upper middle management. Coordinates and relays Int Management
programs across the world (You would think unless you have been
there…). A.K.A. FLO (Flag Liaison Office), FCB (Flag Command
Bureaux).
INCOMM: International Network for Computer Operated Management
(something like that), computerization unit of the church
INCOMM LA: Los Angeles unit of the same.
INT: International


L

LRH Comm: L. Ron Hubbard Communicator.
Another network for making sure management programs
get done.
LRH PPRO: L. Ron Hubbard Personal Public Relations Office.


M
MatEI: Materials Executive International.
MEI: Marketing Executive International
MftgEI: Manufacturing Executive International.
(Not per LRH policy, DM’s own invention.)


O
OSA: Office of Special Affairs. The legal and PR arm of the church (what a downplay!)

P

Pubs: Publications organizations (Bridge Publications, New Era Publications and their subunits)


Q

QEI: Quality Executive International. In charge of quality of services rendered.


R
RAV: L. Ron Hubbard Audiovisual unit. LRH’s personal AV unit.
R Comps: L. Ron Hubbard Book Compilations
RTC: Religious Technology Center, holder of the trademarks of
Scientology,internal police organization and highest internal
authority to keep the Church of Scientology working
RTC Rep: Religious Technology Center Representative.
Makes sure DM’s orders get executed
(as does the rest of management).

S

SEI: Services Executive International.
SH: Saint Hill Organization. A public service organization
that delivers the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course,the most
extensive auditor training level in Scientology;
with some 350 taped LRH lectures on it.
SMI: Scientology Missions International. In charge of mission expansion.
Snr C/S Int: Senior Case Supervisor International.
Would be the senior technical terminal in the world if
anyone was on post.
Note: Inspector General for Tech exists on RTC org board
who is the final authority on matters technical.
Post is held from above by DM like virtually every other
Inspector General post.
Snr HCO: Senior Hubbard Communications Office.
Another network for making sure management programs
get done.

T

TR/TR's: Training Routine(s). A series of drills (or practices) on many Scientology courses
that enhance one's communication and confrontation skills.

V

VMs: Volunteer ministers. Those people in yellow who would like
to be thought of as the Red Cross.



W

WDC: Watchdog committee. Would be the committee in charge of
expanding Scientology management and orgs if anyone was on
post.
WISE: World Institute of Scientology Enterprises.
Ethics arm to keep businesses from ripping off Orgs.

Y

YFHR: Youth for Human Rights. “See? We’re all for International Human Rights.”
 
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