present this information as a single element of information.
(1) Information needed by a commander. A commander must have two
types of information available when analyzing a situation map: quantities
and measures of equipment and personnel assessments, and make-up of the
different task forces under his command. The Army uses the horizontal
bar chart as its standard for displaying quantities of measure because
bar charts provide a means of comparing critical maneuver indicators to
each other or to an established level or reference point. Bar charts
also provide flexibility to the display and different types and
combinations of information presented to the commander (figure 1-46).
Examples of bar charts
When using the standard operational symbol to show the composition of a
decision makers to make precise, informed decisions.
operational symbol does not show the type of units that make up the task
force and selected areas of interest (figure 1-47).
Even though a
commander has this information available through reports, charts, and