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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FM 101-5-1 Operational Terms and Graphics

Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men. Indicates number of items present. A color fill can be used if an icon is displayed within the area of the frame.

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 unknown frame shape is normally used only for aircraft and ships. The basic frame shapes for units, installations, activities, and logistics sites are shown in Figure Dupont27 July The use of any other colors must be explained in an accompanying legend.

Appendix A includes additional examples of friendly units. Automated systems allow users to select other colors and to portray their meaning on the automated overlay display. A symbol that denotes the size of a unit or installation see Figure 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.

Flight level for aircraft. The basic affiliation categories are friendly, unknown, neutral, and enemy. In this example, the secondary function and first modifier is reconnaissance.


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

Appendix B 1015-1 examples of enemy units. The icon is a “role indicator” that shows the warfighting function the unit performs either on the ground, in the air, or at sea. 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.

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. When information is transferred from an engagement domain system to force domain command and control system, it will ary automatically or manually converted to the force domain symbols in this publication. Normally, additional information needs to be included with the unit symbol and is placed in standardized unit labeling fields 101–51 in Figure This chapter includes a wide variety of unit symbols as well as 101–5-1 for building new or unique mf.

An example is the crossed rifles which represent an infantry unit. Precise Locations To indicate locations more precisely, the following methods are employed. Enter Your Email Address. Generally, black is used for the frame, icon, and modifiers when symbols are displayed on a light background. The end of the staff indicates the precise location. This example requires no more graphic modifiers.

It is designed for commanders and staffs from company through corps to communicate instructions to subordinate units. This manual sets forth doctrine for the United States Army and agmy United States Marine Corps in the use of land-based warfighting symbology. Height in feet of equipment or structure on the ground.

This manual does conform to the appropriate NATO requirements.

Affiliation refers to whether the warfighting object being represented is a threat. Choose the graphic modifier for the next capability, labeling field “A 2.


Sign In Sign Out. Headquarters unit locations are at the bottom of the “headquarters staff,” displayed as field “S.

These symbols are for use on situation maps, overlays, and annotated aerial photographs. This chapter establishes a standard system for the development of ground unit symbols.

Basic symbols other than the headquarters symbol for example, points may be placed on a staff which is extended or bent. Figure shows the abbreviations used when identifying units or marking boundaries. The fields are defined in Figure The arm shown in this chapter are adequate for depicting enemy units. Friendly delivery unit missile, satellite, aircraft, etc.

This doctrine applies to all Army and Marine Corps commanders and staffs. 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.

Altitude portion of GPS. 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 end of the staff, or extension if usedindicates the exact location of the headquarters. This chapter applies to both automated and hand-drawn graphic displays or overlays.

The center of mass of the symbol indicates the general vicinity of the center of mass of the unit. 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. When representing unorthodox units and equipment,select the most appropriate symbol contained herein.