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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The center of mass of the symbol indicates the general vicinity of the center of mass of the unit. Approved for public release; distribution unlimited. Precise Locations To indicate locations more precisely, the following methods are employed. This manual does not include 1015-1 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.

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FM 101-5-1 Operational Terms and Graphics

The unknown frame shape is normally used only for aircraft and ships. Normally, additional information needs to be included with the unit symbol and is placed in standardized unit labeling fields shown in Figure The manual is a dictionary of operational terms and military graphics. The symbols shown in this chapter are adequate for depicting enemy units. White is used for these elements when they are displayed on a dark background.

Choose the graphic modifier for the next capability, labeling field “A 2.

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Sign In Sign Out. Height in feet of equipment or structure on the ground. If the user, after searching doctrinal symbols fj modifers, must create a new symbol, it must be explained in an accompanying legend.


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This doctrine applies to all Army and Marine Corps commanders and staffs. These symbols are for use on situation maps, overlays, and annotated aerial photographs.

When representing unorthodox units and equipment,select the most appropriate symbol contained herein. I dentifies unit symbol as a headquarters or used to indicate location or to declutter. The end of the staff indicates the 1101-5-1 location. Affiliation refers to whether the warfighting object being represented is a threat. If several headquarters are at one location, more than one headquarters symbol can be on a single staff. This chapter applies to both automated and hand-drawn graphic displays or overlays.

Headquarters unit locations fk at the bottom of the “headquarters staff,” displayed as field “S. If necessary to fully distinguish the unit from 101-51 type of unit, include a text abbreviation, labeling field “A TEXT, ” inside the symbol frame.

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Users should avoid using any symbols, or combinations and modifications of symbols, that differ from those in this manual. Choose the graphic modifier for the secondary function or capability, labeling field “A 1, ” possibly from the list of modifiers. 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, arjy engagement system directing.

The basic affiliation categories are friendly, unknown, neutral, and enemy. Enter Your Email Address.

If a staff is added to identify a headquarters, the base of the staff indicates the precise location of the headquarters. Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men. Appendix A includes additional examples of friendly units. Indicates number of items present. This chapter establishes a standard system for the development of ground unit symbols.


In this example, a gm abbreviation “RS” is added inside the symbol to show that this unit is specially equipped with the M21 sensor.

Automated systems allow users to select other colors and to portray their meaning on the automated overlay display. 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.

The end of the staff, or extension if usedindicates the exact location of the headquarters. Number or title of higher echelon command corps designated by Roman numerals.

Friendly delivery unit missile, satellite, aircraft, etc. Flight level for aircraft. An example is the crossed rifles which represent an infantry unit. A symbol that denotes the size of a unit or installation see Figure The basic frame shapes for units, installations, activities, and logistics sites are shown in Figure 101–51 symbols other than the headquarters symbol for example, points may be placed on a staff which is extended or bent.

Dupont27 July 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. Appendix B includes examples of enemy units. Military standards established for air defense engagement wrmy systems control and aircraft “heads up” displays are to be used.