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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Precise Locations To indicate locations more precisely, the following methods are employed. Normally, additional information needs to be included with the unit symbol and is placed in standardized unit labeling fields shown in Figure Flight level for aircraft.

A color fill can be used if an icon is displayed within the area of the frame. Appendix B includes examples of enemy units.

A symbol is composed of three components: These symbols are for use on situation maps, overlays, and annotated aerial photographs. Affiliation refers to whether the warfighting object being represented is a threat. This example requires no more graphic modifiers.

FM 101-5-1 Operational Terms and Graphics

The end of the staff indicates the precise location. Sign In Sign Out. Armt representing unorthodox units and equipment,select the most appropriate symbol contained herein. The symbols shown in this chapter are adequate for depicting enemy units. The end of the staff, or extension if used vm, indicates the exact location of the headquarters.


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.

Generally, black is used for the frame, icon, and modifiers when symbols are displayed on a light background. 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.

If several headquarters are at one location, more than one headquarters symbol can be on a single staff. Choose the graphic modifier for the secondary function or capability, labeling field “A 1, ” possibly from the list of modifiers. Choose the graphic modifier for the next capability, labeling field “A 2. Send all comments and recommended changes to:. This chapter establishes a standard system for the development of ground unit symbols.

Unit size indicators, shown in Figureare placed at the top center of the symbol frame in field “B.

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

Indicates number of items present. Dupont27 July Since the headquarters symbol already includes a staff, this staff may be extended or bent.

Depth for submerged objects. As an example, we will build the symbol for a friendly nuclear, biological, or chemical NBC reconnaissance unit equipped with the FOX and M21 aarmy sensor.

Enter Your Email Address. Military standards established for air defense engagement and systems control and aircraft “heads up” displays are to be used.


110-5-1 In this example, the secondary function and first modifier is reconnaissance. Situation maps and overlays provide a rapid and easily understood means by which a commander or staff may express an operational plan, concept, or friendly or enemy situation. Present and Proposed Locations Basic unit and installation symbols are drawn with either solid or broken lines.

Friendly delivery unit missile, satellite, aircraft, etc. Direction symbol is moving or will move.

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A symbol placed over the size indicator to denote a task force or company team see Figure The unit location 1001-5-1 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.

Admy example is the crossed rifles which represent an infantry unit. White is used for these elements when they are displayed on a dark background. Basic symbols other than the headquarters symbol for example, points may be placed on a staff which is extended or bent. If color is used in a symbol, it shall indicate affiliation.