Such an excellent example of really poor foresight:
CINC. A geographical commander-in-chief, about whom we’ll gossip lots more in Chapter 8. SecDef Donald Rumsfeld abolished the use of the word “CINC,” arguing that there’s only one commander-in-chief, the President. “CINC” was the word before Rumsfeld, it will be the word after he goes, and don’t look, but lots of people still use it today. SecDefs are transitory; the building rules. So we will use CINC here.
I believe CJCS and CDRUSSOCOM, CDRUSPACOM, et al. would beg to differ.
- Jeff Cateau and Michael Levin, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Pentagon (Indianapolis: Pearson Education, 2003), p. 11.