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What ADP covers Operational Terms and Military Symbols?
ADP 1-02
Who is the prinicipal audience for ADP 1-02?
All members of the profession of arms
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.
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.
Military symbals fall intwo categories: framed and unframed.  What is the difference?
Framex mil symbols include unit, equpiment, installation and activity symbols. Unframed military symblols include control measure and tactical task mission symbols.
Who establishes Army policy for developing doctrinal terms?
US Army Traning and Doctine Command (TRADOC)
That common operational picture is desplayed 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
  • Boundaries
  • Control measures
  • Other elements that the commander deems necessary.
How are acronymbs usually formed?
Acronyums are usually formed from the initial letters of a name or parts of a series of words.
What is a single display of relevant information within a commander's area of interest tailored to the usuer's requiments and based on common data and information shared by more then one command?
A common operational picture.
What is communication in reference to operation terms and military symbols?
Communication is an exchange of meaning that only complete when the intended meaning is understood precisely by the intended audience.
Who can propose the creation, modification, or elimination of any doctrinal term?
Any soldier may contact a proponent for a given subject area.  The porponent will consider the soldier's proposal.
What is the purpose of acronyms and abbreviations in the profession of arms?
To allow the use of shorter versions of doctrinal and military rerms for ease of discussion in speaking and writing.
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