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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 Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men. 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.

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. Indicates number of items present. Frame, fill, and icon showing basic function of units, installations, or equipment with modifers A1,A2, and A3. If color is used in a symbol, it shall indicate affiliation.

Approved for public release; distribution unlimited. This chapter includes a wide variety of unit symbols as well as modifiers for building new or unique symbols. An alphanumeric title that uniquely identifies a particular symbol; track number.

It is designed for commanders and staffs from company through corps to communicate instructions to subordinate units. The end of the staff indicates the precise location. This chapter establishes a standard system 1015-1 the development of ground unit symbols. The unknown frame shape is normally used only for aircraft and ships. The use of 1101-5-1 other colors must be explained in an accompanying legend.


Ary 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.

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. Friendly delivery unit missile, satellite, aircraft, etc. The provisions of this manual are the subject of international agreement s:.

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Enter Your Email Address. The center of mass of the symbol indicates the general vicinity of the center of mass armj the unit. Direction symbol is moving or will move. Appendix A includes additional examples of friendly units.

FM 101-5-1 Operational Terms and Graphics

The fields are defined in Figure Choose the graphic modifier for any other capability, labeling field “A 3. Sign In Sign Out. Size in square feet.

When representing unorthodox units and equipment,select the most appropriate symbol contained herein. This chapter applies to both automated and hand-drawn graphic displays or overlays. Basic symbols other than the headquarters symbol for example, points may be placed on a staff which is extended or bent.

Altitude portion of GPS. Precise Locations To indicate locations more precisely, the following methods are employed. Depth for submerged armg. 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. 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.


The basic affiliation categories are friendly, unknown, neutral, and enemy. The frame shape for suspected friendly, enemy, or neutral is used for ground units not positively identified.

Choose the graphic modifier for the secondary function or capability, labeling field armu 1, ” possibly afmy the list of modifiers. The manual is a dictionary of operational terms vm military graphics. This manual does conform to the appropriate NATO requirements. Affiliation refers to whether the warfighting object being represented is a threat. The icon is a “role indicator” that shows the warfighting function the unit performs either on the ground, in the air, or at sea.

Headquarters unit locations are at the bottom of the “headquarters staff,” displayed as field “S. Choose the graphic modifier for the next capability, labeling field “A 2. For overseas theaters, the procedures govern US unilateral operations only. Flight level for aircraft. If several headquarters are at one location, more than one headquarters symbol can be on a single staff.