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 end of the staff, or extension if usedindicates the exact location of the headquarters. Size in square feet. This chapter establishes a standard system for the development of ground unit symbols.
The fields are defined in Figure 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. Normally, additional information needs to be included with the unit symbol and is placed in standardized unit labeling fields shown in Figure This manual describes symbols for use in the force armmy maneuver command and control but 101-5–1 not supersede the military standards which describe symbols for use in the engagement domain “radar” tracking, evaluation, engagement, or engagement system directing.
Basic symbols other than the headquarters symbol for example, points may be placed on a staff which is extended or bent.
FM 101-5-1 Operational Terms and Graphics
For combined operations, applicable multinational procedures apply. Dupont27 July This example requires no more graphic modifiers. 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.
Figure shows the abbreviations used when identifying units or marking boundaries. An example is the crossed rifles which represent tm infantry arny. In this example, the secondary function and first modifier is reconnaissance. Flight level for aircraft. The icon is a “role indicator” that shows the warfighting function the unit performs either on the ground, armu the air, or at sea.
The basic frame shapes for units, installations, activities, and logistics sites are shown in Figure The end of the staff indicates the precise location.
An alphanumeric title that uniquely identifies a particular symbol; track 101–1. The frame shape for suspected friendly, enemy, or neutral is used for ground units not positively identified. 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. Sign In Sign Out. When representing unorthodox units and equipment,select the most appropriate symbol contained herein.
Fill refers to the area within the frame. Frames are geometric shapes used to display affiliation. Enter Your Email Address.
A symbol that denotes the size of a unit or installation see Figure If color is used in a symbol, it shall indicate affiliation. Send all comments and recommended changes to:. Precise Locations To indicate locations more precisely, the following methods are employed. Unless this publication states otherwise, ar,y nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men. Automated systems allow 101-55-1 to select other colors and to portray their meaning on the automated overlay display.
Frame, fill, and icon showing basic function of units, installations, or equipment with modifers A1,A2, and A3.
A color fill can be used if an icon is displayed within the area of the frame. Friendly delivery unit missile, satellite, aircraft, etc.
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Present and Proposed Locations Basic unit and installation symbols are drawn with either solid or broken lines. Military standards established for air defense engagement and systems control and aircraft “heads up” displays are to be used.
Number or title of higher echelon command corps designated by Roman numerals. This chapter includes a wide variety of unit symbols as well as modifiers for building new or unique symbols. Depth for submerged objects.
Since the headquarters symbol already includes a staff, this staff may be extended or bent. This doctrine applies to all Army and Marine Corps commanders and staffs. The basic affiliation categories are friendly, unknown, neutral, and enemy.
Users should avoid using any symbols, or combinations and modifications of symbols, that differ from those in this manual.
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Enter Your Email Address. Appendix B includes examples of enemy units. 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 several headquarters are at one location, more than one headquarters symbol can be on a single staff. Headquarters unit locations are at the bottom of the “headquarters staff,” displayed as field “S. Affiliation refers to whether the warfighting object being represented is a threat. Choose the graphic modifier for the secondary function or capability, labeling field “A 1, ” possibly from the list of modifiers.
These symbols are for use on situation maps, overlays, and annotated aerial photographs. 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. Height in feet of equipment or structure on the ground.