This appendix identifies selected ADA unit symbols for use on military maps. Military symbols should contain sufficient information to clearly identify a unit, activity, or installation (FM 101-5-1). Military symbols usually consist of:
The basic symbol.
The unit size symbol.
The unit role indicator.
UNIT SIZE AND ROLE INDICATOR
Placing the appropriate size indicator directly above the basic symbol shows the size of units. The branch or functional symbols are placed inside the basic symbol to identify the role of the unit. Symbols may be combined with one another as appropriate to show the exact function. For example, the airborne symbol is used with the ADA symbol to denote airborne ADA. Figure B-1 shows the different unit size symbols for ADA units.
Symbols are used to indicate the type and location of a weapon or group of weapons. When a weapon symbol appears on a map or overlay, the base of the shaft indicates the location of the weapon (figure B-2).
EXAMPLES OF UNIT SIZE, ROLE, AND EQUIPMENT
Various types of ADA may be graphically represented in many ways. Figure B-3 shows just a few of these possible combinations.
Figure B-1. Unit size and role symbols.
Figure B-2. Procedure for indicating weapons on maps.