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Subscribe Now! Sign In Sign Out. Home:: Military:: Library:: Policy:: Army:: Field Manuals:: SITREP FM Operational Terms and Graphics. FM /MCRP A. Operational Terms and Graphics. 30 September Headquarters, Department of the Army. U.S. Marine Corps. Upon US Army and Marine Corps approval, MILSTD A, Common Warfighting Symbology, will contain more approved ground unit symbols. Appendix A.

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This doctrine applies to all Army and Marine Corps commanders and staffs. A symbol placed over the size indicator to denote a task force or company team see Figure Frames are geometric shapes used to display affiliation. White is used for these elements when they are displayed on a dark background. This manual sets forth doctrine for the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps in the use of land-based warfighting symbology.

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FM 101-5-1 Operational Terms and Graphics

The use of any other colors must be explained in an accompanying legend. Indicates number of items present. The combination of unit and weapon symbols with objectives, boundaries, routes of march, and other control measures creates an indispensable tool for quickly and accurately portraying battle activity.

The symbols shown in this chapter are adequate for depicting enemy units. Frame, fill, and icon showing basic function of units, installations, or equipment with modifers A1,A2, and A3.

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Basic symbols other than the headquarters symbol for example, points may be placed on a staff which is extended or bent. Send all comments and recommended changes to:. As an example, we will build the symbol for a friendly nuclear, ffm, or chemical NBC reconnaissance unit equipped with the FOX and M21 long-range sensor. Headquarters unit locations are at the bottom of the “headquarters staff,” displayed as field “S.


FM , Operational Terms and Graphics, Chapter 4, Unit Symbols, (Continued)

Choose the graphic modifier for any other capability, labeling field “A 3. Automated systems allow users to select other colors and to portray their meaning on the automated overlay display. Friendly delivery unit missile, satellite, aircraft, etc. Sign In Sign Out. Choose the graphic modifier for the next capability, labeling field “A 2.

Normally, additional information needs to be included with the unit symbol and is placed in standardized unit labeling fields shown in Figure Size in square feet. If a group of units or installations other than a headquarters is at one location, the grouping of symbols may be enclosed with a bracket and the exact location indicated with a staff.

Military standards established for air defense engagement and systems control and aircraft “heads up” displays are to be used. If color is used in a symbol, it shall indicate affiliation.

Choose the graphic modifier for the secondary function or capability, labeling field “A 1, ” possibly from the list of modifiers. Altitude portion of GPS. The unknown frame shape is normally used only for aircraft and ships. This chapter includes a wide variety of unit symbols as well as modifiers for building new or unique symbols.

It is designed for commanders and staffs from company through corps to communicate instructions to subordinate units. Enter Your Email Address.

For overseas theaters, the procedures govern US unilateral operations only. A color fill can be used if an icon is displayed within the area of the frame. Height in feet of equipment or structure on the ground. When information is transferred from an engagement domain system to force domain command and control system, it will be automatically or manually converted to the force domain symbols in this publication. This manual describes symbols for use in the force domain maneuver command and control but does not supersede the military standards which describe symbols for use in the engagement domain “radar” tracking, evaluation, engagement, or engagement system directing.


If several headquarters are at one location, more than one headquarters symbol can be on a single staff. Users should avoid using any symbols, or combinations and modifications of symbols, that differ from those in this manual.

This manual does not include an example of every type of unit; however, users can see from those presented the pattern of construction in order to make symbols for new or unique units. First choose the frame friendly and graphic for the basic function or branch of the unit, labeling field “A,” In this example, the basic function is NBC.

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The icon is a “role indicator” that shows the ramy function the unit performs either on the ground, in the air, or at sea.

This chapter establishes a standard system for the development of ground unit symbols.

A symbol that denotes the 101–1 of a unit or installation see Figure This manual does conform to the appropriate NATO requirements. This chapter applies to both automated and hand-drawn graphic displays or overlays. Unit size indicators, shown 101-55-1 Figureare placed at the top center of the symbol frame in field “B. Figure shows the abbreviations used when identifying units or marking boundaries.

Fill refers to the area within the frame. If the user, after searching doctrinal symbols and modifers, must create a new symbol, it must be explained in an accompanying legend. A symbol is composed of three components: