Military Symbols

Phonetic Alphabet
Phonetic Alphabet

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U.S. Army Symbols & Insignia
Soldiers wear a wide assortment of insignia, ribbons, medals,badges, tabs and patches. To the uninitiated, the variety can be bewildering. Yet, each device represents a Soldier’s accomplishment—or that of his or her unit— and is a great source of pride and accomplishment. This page identifies these devices, as well as the flags, streamers, guidons, and three versions of the U.S. Army’s song, “The Army Goes Rolling Along.”

Crystal Lattice Structures (US Navy Site)
A concise index of common crystal lattice structures. A graphical representation as well as useful information about the lattices can be obtained by clicking on the desired structure.

Light Infantry Military Symbols
Military symbols used for Light Infantry units at the Battalion level and below. Symbols: Infantry Battalion, Infantry Company, Infantry Platoon, Infantry Squad, Battalion Headquarters, Communications Platoon, Scout Platoon, Mortar Platoon, Anti-Armor Platoon, Support Platoon, Medical Platoon.

NATO phonetic alphabet -
The NATO phonetic alphabet is a common name for the international radiotelephony spelling alphabet which assigns code words to the letters of the English alphabet so that critical combinations of letters (and numbers) can be pronounced and understood by those who transmit and receive voice messages by radio or telephone regardless of their native language, especially when the safety of navigation or persons is essential.
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HyperWar - Military Map Symbols
Squad, section, platoon, company, battalion, regiment, bridgade, division, etc.

Tactical Markings for French Units operating with NATO forces
NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, is known as OTAN in French. Each of the French Army Corps is made up of regiments with a range of specialisms. For example, the Armoured Corps contains Infantry, Artillery, and Engineer regiments as well Armoured, the Marines include Infantry, Armour, Artillery, Paratroops and Signals regiments. Together, the Airborne Regiments of each Corps also form the 11th Airborne Division.

U.S. Army Heraldry
From 1924 to 1962 the U.S Army Quartermaster Corps was responsible for the research, design and development of distinctive unit insignia, shoulder sleeve insignia (patches), flags, medals, seals, coats of arms and other heraldic items for the Army.

(PDF) Artillery Map Symbols - Fort Sill
A revision of military symbols and abbreviations was necessitated.


A potentially rapidly evolving glyph language derived from the original Bliss but not to be confused with it. will continue to strive to publish only officially approved symbols as determined by BCI. SuttonGlyphs was inspired by conference conferences during the summer of 2007 revealing a need for adaptations of visual language for today's warfighters.

(PDF) United Nations Military Symbols Handbook
Acronymns, grapics, use of color, symbols, basic rules.