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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The basic frame shapes for units, installations, activities, and logistics sites are shown in Figure This manual does conform to the appropriate NATO requirements. Depth for submerged objects. This chapter applies to both automated and hand-drawn graphic displays or overlays. White is used for these elements when they are displayed on a dark background. 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.

In this example, the secondary function and first f, is reconnaissance. The unit location is determined by the center of mass of the symbol or a line without an arrowhead from the center of the bottom of the frame to the location.

This manual sets forth doctrine for the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps in the use of land-based warfighting symbology. Sign In Sign Out. Generally, black is armg for the frame, icon, and modifiers when symbols are displayed on a light background. Since the headquarters symbol already includes a staff, this staff may be extended or bent.


For combined operations, applicable multinational procedures apply.

Figure shows the fmm used when identifying units or marking boundaries. The frame shape for suspected friendly, enemy, or neutral is used for ground units not positively identified. If color is used in a symbol, it shall indicate affiliation. The end of the staff indicates the precise location. Flight level for aircraft. An alphanumeric title that uniquely identifies a particular symbol; track number.

Indicates number of items present.

Normally, additional information needs to be included with the unit symbol and is fj in standardized unit labeling fields shown in Figure Choose the graphic modifier for the secondary function or capability, labeling field “A 1, ” possibly from the list of modifiers. Size in square feet. Frame, fill, and icon showing basic function of units, installations, or equipment with modifers A1,A2, and A3. 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 use of any other colors must be explained in 101-5-11 accompanying legend. Military standards established for air defense engagement and systems control and aircraft “heads up” displays are to be used. A symbol that denotes the size of a unit or installation see Figure When representing unorthodox units and equipment,select the most appropriate symbol contained herein.

Cm Your Email Address. An example is the crossed rifles which represent an infantry unit. Choose the graphic modifier for the next capability, labeling field “A 2. Unit size indicators, shown in Figureare placed at the top center of the symbol frame in field “B.


Direction symbol is moving or will move.

FM 101-5-1 Operational Terms and Graphics

Appendix B includes examples of enemy units. Situation maps and overlays provide a rapid and 1015-1 understood means by which a commander or staff may express an operational plan, concept, or friendly or enemy situation.

Frames are geometric shapes used to display affiliation. This doctrine applies to all Army and Marine Corps commanders and staffs. Sign In Sign Out. This chapter includes a wide variety of unit symbols as well as modifiers for building new or unique symbols.

This manual does not armmy 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 center of mass of the symbol indicates the general vicinity of the center of mass of the unit. As an example, we will build the symbol for a friendly nuclear, biological, or chemical NBC reconnaissance unit equipped with the FOX and 1001-5-1 long-range sensor. The basic affiliation categories are friendly, unknown, neutral, and enemy.

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