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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Military standards established for air defense engagement and systems control and aircraft “heads up” displays are to be used. The unit location is determined by the center of mass of the symbol or a line aarmy an arrowhead from the center of the bottom of the frame to the location.
This doctrine applies to all Army and Marine Corps commanders and staffs.
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As an ary, we will build the symbol for a friendly nuclear, biological, or chemical NBC reconnaissance unit equipped with the FOX and M21 long-range sensor. For combined operations, applicable multinational procedures apply.
Choose the graphic modifier for the next capability, labeling field “A 2. Since the headquarters symbol already includes a staff, this staff may be extended or bent. Frames are geometric shapes used to display affiliation. Basic symbols other than the headquarters symbol for example, points may be placed on a staff which is extended or bent.
Normally, additional information needs to be included with the unit symbol and is placed in standardized unit labeling fields shown in Figure This example arm no more graphic modifiers. Choose the graphic modifier for any other capability, labeling field “A 3. Figure shows the abbreviations used when identifying units or marking boundaries.
Altitude portion of GPS. The symbols shown in this chapter are adequate for depicting enemy units. Appendix B includes examples of enemy units. Affiliation refers to whether the warfighting object being represented is a threat. A color atmy can be used if an icon is displayed within the area of the frame. If color is used in a symbol, it shall indicate affiliation. Unit size indicators, shown in Figurear,y placed at the top center of the symbol frame in field “B.
Appendix A includes additional examples of friendly units. If a staff is added to identify a headquarters, the base of the staff indicates the precise location of the headquarters. 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.
Fill refers to the area within the frame. The manual is a dictionary of operational terms and military graphics.
If the user, after searching doctrinal symbols and modifers, must create a new symbol, it must be explained in an accompanying legend. If necessary to fully distinguish the unit from another type of unit, include a text abbreviation, labeling field “A TEXT, ” inside the symbol frame.
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. White is used for these elements when they are displayed on a dark background.
FM , Operational Terms and Graphics, Chapter 4, Unit Symbols, (Continued)
This chapter includes a wide variety of unit symbols 101-5-11 well as modifiers for building new or unique symbols. The end of the staff indicates the precise location. I dentifies unit symbol as a headquarters or used to indicate location or to declutter. This manual does conform to the appropriate NATO requirements.
FM 101-5-1 Operational Terms and Graphics
Direction symbol is moving or will move. The unknown frame shape is normally used only for aircraft and ships. 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. Approved for public release; distribution unlimited.
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 armh new or unique units. Headquarters unit locations are at the bottom of the “headquarters staff,” displayed as field “S.
Indicates number of items present.
In 1101-5-1 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.
A symbol that denotes the size of a unit or installation see Figure A symbol is composed of three components: An example is the crossed rifles which represent an infantry unit. Users should avoid using any symbols, or combinations and modifications of symbols, that differ from those in this manual.
Send all comments and recommended 101-51- to:. Precise Locations To indicate locations more precisely, the following methods are employed. Choose the graphic modifier for the secondary function or capability, labeling field “A 1, ” possibly from the list of modifiers.
Generally, black is used for the frame, icon, and modifiers when symbols are displayed on a light background.