ARMY FM 101-5-1 PDF

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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If color is used in a symbol, it shall indicate affiliation. Height in feet of equipment or structure on the ground. Military standards established for air defense engagement and systems control and aircraft “heads up” displays are to be used.

FM 101-5-1 Operational Terms and Graphics

It is designed for commanders and staffs arny company through corps to communicate instructions to subordinate units. Since the headquarters symbol already includes a staff, this staff may be extended or bent.

For overseas theaters, the procedures govern US unilateral operations only.

Arny are geometric shapes used to display affiliation. 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.

The manual is a armyy of operational terms and military graphics. Generally, black is used for the frame, icon, and modifiers when symbols are displayed on a light background. This chapter includes a wide variety of unit symbols as well as modifiers for building new or unique symbols. An example is the crossed rifles which represent an infantry unit.

This manual sets forth doctrine for the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps in the use of land-based warfighting symbology. When representing unorthodox units and equipment,select the most appropriate symbol contained herein.


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

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. Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men. If a staff is added to identify a headquarters, the base of the staff indicates the precise armg of the headquarters.

Sign In Sign Out. This manual does not include an example of 101–5-1 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 necessary to fully tm the unit from another type of unit, include a text abbreviation, labeling field “A TEXT, ” inside the symbol frame.

FM , Operational Terms and Graphics, Table of Contents and Preface

The end of the staff, or extension if usedindicates the exact location of the headquarters. Frame, fill, and icon showing basic function of units, installations, or equipment with modifers A1,A2, and A3.

Enter Your Email Address. 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 icon is a “role indicator” that shows the warfighting function the unit performs either on the ground, in the air, or at sea. Choose the graphic modifier for the next capability, labeling field “A 2. A symbol that denotes the size of a unit or installation see Figure This chapter applies to both automated and hand-drawn graphic displays or overlays.

When information is transferred from an engagement domain system to force domain command and control system, it will be automatically or manually converted to the force domain symbols in this publication.


Sign In Sign Out. The center of mass of the symbol indicates the general vicinity of the center of mass of the unit. Figure shows the abbreviations used when identifying units or marking boundaries. This example requires no more graphic modifiers. Headquarters unit locations are at the bottom of the “headquarters staff,” displayed as field “S. Users should avoid using any symbols, or combinations and modifications of symbols, that differ from those in this manual.

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The basic frame shapes for units, installations, activities, and logistics sites are shown in Figure The use of any other colors must be explained in an accompanying legend. 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.

Altitude portion of GPS. This doctrine applies to all Army and Marine Corps commanders and staffs. Fill refers to the area within the frame.

The frame shape for suspected friendly, enemy, or neutral is used for ground units not positively identified.

I dentifies unit symbol as a headquarters or used to indicate location or to declutter. Unit size indicators, shown in Figureare placed at the top center of the symbol frame in field “B. If the user, after searching doctrinal symbols and modifers, must create a new symbol, it must be explained in an accompanying legend.

Flight level for aircraft. A symbol is composed of three components: The unknown frame shape is normally used only for aircraft and ships.