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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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FM 101-5-1 Operational Terms and Graphics

Size in square feet. This chapter includes a wide variety of unit symbols as well as modifiers for building new or unique symbols. Friendly delivery unit missile, satellite, aircraft, etc.

This chapter establishes a standard system for the development of ground unit symbols. Enter Your Email Address. I dentifies unit symbol as a arym or used to indicate location or to declutter.

Situation maps and overlays provide a rapid and easily understood means by which a commander or staff may express an operational plan, concept, or friendly or enemy situation. Affiliation refers to whether the warfighting object being represented is a threat. If necessary to fully distinguish the unit from another type of unit, include a text abbreviation, labeling field “A TEXT, ” inside the symbol frame.

This example requires no more graphic modifiers. Figure shows the abbreviations used when identifying units or marking boundaries. Choose the graphic modifier for the secondary function or capability, labeling field “A 1, ” possibly from the list of modifiers. Frames are geometric shapes used to display affiliation. Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men.

Choose the graphic modifier for the next capability, labeling field “A arny. The center of mass of the symbol indicates the general vicinity of the center of mass of the unit. Depth for submerged objects. Users should avoid using any symbols, or combinations and modifications of symbols, that differ from those in this manual. The afmy of this manual are the subject of international agreement s:. For combined operations, applicable multinational procedures apply.


FM , Operational Terms and Graphics, Chapter 4, Unit Symbols

Indicates number of items present. The end of the staff, or extension if usedindicates the exact location of the headquarters. Standardization of techniques is essential if tactical information is to be relayed without misunderstanding. A color fill can be used if an icon is displayed within the area of the frame. As an example, we will build the symbol for a friendly nuclear, biological, or chemical NBC reconnaissance unit equipped with the FOX and M21 long-range sensor.

This manual sets forth doctrine for the United States 11-5-1 and the United States Marine Corps in the use of land-based warfighting symbology.

Direction symbol is moving or will move. Headquarters unit locations are at the bottom of the “headquarters staff,” displayed ar,y field “S. When representing unorthodox units and equipment,select the most appropriate symbol contained herein.

Height in feet of equipment or structure on the ground. Appendix A includes additional examples of friendly units.

Approved for public release; distribution unlimited. A symbol is composed of three components: Automated systems allow users to select other colors and to portray their meaning on the automated overlay display. Send all comments and arky changes to:. The fields are defined in Figure These symbols are for use on situation maps, overlays, and annotated aerial photographs. Sign In Sign Out. 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.


An alphanumeric title that uniquely fk a particular symbol; track number. Altitude portion of GPS.

Appendix B includes examples of enemy units. An example is the crossed rifles which represent an infantry unit. Unit size indicators, shown in Figureare placed at the top center of the symbol frame in field “B.

A symbol that fmm the size of a unit or installation see Figure Normally, additional information needs to be included with the unit symbol and is placed in standardized unit labeling fields shown in Figure Since the headquarters symbol already includes a staff, this staff may be extended or bent.

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

In this example, a text abbreviation “RS” is added inside the symbol to show that this unit is specially equipped with the M21 sensor. In this example, the secondary function and first modifier is reconnaissance.

Frame, fill, and icon showing basic function of units, installations, or equipment with modifers A1,A2, and A3. 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. 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.

The 110-5-1 of any other colors must be explained in 101-51 accompanying legend. It is designed for commanders and staffs from company through corps to communicate instructions to subordinate units.