Operational Terms and Military Symbols

  1. What ADP/ADRP covers Operational Terms and Military Symbols?
    ADP/ADRP 1-02.
  2. Who is the principal audience for ADP 1-02, Operational Terms and Military Symbols?
    All members of the profession of arms.
  3. What is the purpose of a common set of doctrinal terms and military symbols?
    Terms and symbols can communicate a great deal of information with a simple word, phrase, or image and eliminate the need for a lengthy explanation of a complex idea.
  4. What are the three areas of focus of the professional language of land warfare?
    • Principle of Simplicity. 
    • Importance of clear communication. 
    • Importance of teaching the language.
  5. Military symbols fall into two categories: framed and unframed. What is the difference?
    • Framed military symbols include unit, equipment, installation, and activity symbols. 
    • Unframed military symbols include control measure and tactical task mission symbols.
  6. Who establishes Army policy for developing doctrinal terms?
    United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)
  7. That common operational picture is displayed on a map or another geographical form representing the area of operations and which has been overlaid with military symbols. What does it include?
    • Friendly and enemy units or ships. 
    • Boundaries. 
    • Control measures. 
    • Other elements that the commander deems necessary.
  8. How are acronyms usually formed?
    Acronyms are usually formed from the initial letters of a name or parts of a series of words.
  9. What is a single display of relevant information within a commander’s area of interest tailored to the user’s requirements and based on common data and information shared by more than one command?
    A common operational picture.
  10. What is communication in reference to Operational Terms and Military Symbols?
    Communication is an exchange of meaning that is only complete when the intended meaning is understood precisely by the intended audience.
  11. Who can propose the creation, modification, or elimination of any doctrinal term?
    Any Soldier may contact a proponent for a given subject area. The proponent will consider the Soldier’s proposal.
  12. What is the purpose of acronyms and abbreviations is the profession of arms?
    To allow the use of shorter versions of doctrinal and military terms for ease of discussion in speaking and writing.
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Operational Terms and Military Symbols
ADP/ADRP 1-02: Operational Terms and Military Symbols