February 17th, 2013

Windmill # 5

"2IC" in Stargate fic


Another LJer just mentioned this comm, and now I can ask a question I've been wondering about for several years...

When reading Stargate fic, I've seen "2IC" as an abbreviation for "second-in-command". What I'm wondering, is that abbreviation actually spoken in the military? For example, when writing, we may use the abbreviation "Lt.", but a character would say "Lieutenant". So, would the character actually say "two-I-C", or would it be "second-in-command" in dialog?

Thank you.