DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release;
*This publication supersedes FM 101-5-1, 21 October 1985.
Department of the Army
|Marine Corps Reference Publication
|U. S. Marine Corps|
Washington, DC, 30 September 1996
|Chapter 1||Operational Terms|
|Chapter 2||Operational Acronyms and Abbreviations|
|Chapter 3||Graphic Control Measures
|Chapter 4||Unit Symbols
|Chapter 5||Equipment Symbols
|Appendix A||Friendly Unit and Equipment Symbols
|Appendix B||Enemy Unit and Equipment Symbols|
|Appendix C||Military Decision-Making Process and Tactical
|Appendix D||Stability and Support Operations (SASO)
|Appendix E||Multiservice Tactical Brevity Codes|
This manual sets forth doctrine for the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps in the use of land-based warfighting symbology. The manual is a dictionary of operational terms and military graphics. It is designed for commanders and staffs from company through corps to communicate instructions to subordinate units.
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). Military standards established for air defense engagement and systems control and aircraft "heads up" displays are to be used. 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.
This doctrine applies to all Army and Marine Corps commanders and staffs. For overseas theaters, the procedures govern US unilateral operations only. For combined operations, applicable multinational procedures apply. This manual does conform to the appropriate NATO requirements.
Definitions and terms used in this manual agree with those expressed in Joint Publication (JP) 1-02, Army Regulation (AR) 310-25, and Fleet Marine Force Reference Publication (FMFRP) 0-14. This manual agrees with MILSTD 2525A, subject to its approval by all services. The provisions of this manual are the subject of international agreement(s):
The proponents of this manual are HQ TRADOC and Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC). HQ TRADOC and MCCDC will review and update this manual as necessary. Send all comments and recommended changes to:
US Army Combined Arms Center
Ft Leavenworth, KS 66027-6900
Doctrine Division (C42)
3300 Russell Rd
Quantico, VA 22134-5021
Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men.
|Updated by CPT Philip A. Dupont, 27 July 1997.|
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