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Unit Identification Code
The Unit Identification Code is six character alphanumeric code which uniquely identifies each United States Department of Defense entity. The first character is the Service Designator: ⁕A: US Department of Agriculture ⁕B: US Department of Labor ⁕C: US Department of Commerce ⁕D: US Department of Defense ⁕E: US Coast Guard ⁕F: US Air Force ⁕G: US Department of Transportation ⁕H: US Department of Health and Human Services and US Department of Education ⁕J: US Judicial Branch ⁕K: US Department of Interior ⁕L: US Legislative Branch ⁕M: US Marine Corps ⁕N: US Navy ⁕P: US Postal Service ⁕Q: US Department of Justice ⁕R: Independent US Federal agency ⁕S: US Department of State ⁕T: US Treasury Department ⁕U: US Department of Housing and Urban Development ⁕V: Other independent US Federal agency ⁕W: US Army ⁕X: US Executive Branch ⁕Y: State governments ⁕Z: International organizations and foreign governments The next three characters indicate the Parent Unit Designator. These vary from branch to branch and provide information about the type of unit. For example, in the US Army, TDA units for the Army National Guard or US Army Reserve begin with a 7 or 8.
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unit identification code
A six-character, alphanumeric code that uniquely identifies each Active, Reserve, and National Guard unit of the Armed Forces. Also called UIC.
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