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Author: Department of Defense & Peter T. Underwood USMC (Ret)
Publisher: SKYHORSE, Jun 2013
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 1-61608-337-9

The most complete reference guide to modern military tactical symbols available. 1,500 color illus; 8.5x11 inches, 400 pgs.

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The most complete reference guide to modern military tactical symbols available!

Being able to effectively communicate using maps, charts, and symbols is an integral part of any military operation. The system contained in the U.S. Department of Defense Handbook of Military Symbols (MIL-STD-2525C) is designed to eliminate conflicts within various symbol sets and to establish a core set of common symbology under one Department of Defense standard. This standardization is essential during joint service operations, and this edition has been edited by Colonel Peter T. Underwood, USMC (Ret.), to cover the topics and symbols most useful to military and civilian readers alike.

This handbook provides sets of C2 symbols, a coding scheme for symbol automation and information transfer, and technical details to support systems, which make it the best tool to learn the complete symbology of warfighting. It provides a thorough list of definitions and acronyms, along with tables and figures displaying thousands of symbol variants.

The Department of Defense oversees the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. It is headquartered at the Pentagon.

Colonel Peter T. Underwood, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), holds a BA from the Virginia Military Institute, an MA in history from Duke University, an MA in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College, and is also a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and the Armed Forces Staff College. His career has included multiple assignments in the Far East and Europe, and he is a veteran of Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Desert Fox, and Southern Watch. His staff assignments have been at the battalion, regimental, air group, division, component command, and unified command levels. He has also served as a history instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy and as Professor of Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College. He currently works as an independent consultant.

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