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What is an SM in the United States Air Force?


SM is the abbreviation for the term "Service Member" in the United States Air Force and other branches of the military. While this acronym can be used in all areas of the Air Force, it is most commonly seen in medical records, finance records and some personnel records. SM means any service member, male or female, officer or enlisted. This acronym is most often used as short-hand when a service provider is recounting a conversation, details of a visit with an airman or officer, adding information to a military member's medical record, or writing a narrative of an issue or problem. When transcribed into a typed record or into a computer database, the acronym may either be left as-is, or spelled out.



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