EXPORTABLE TRAINING MATERIAL
This appendix provides information on the exportable training material available for unit training in basic land navigation skills. These materials are available from the Army Research Institute, Fort Benning Field Unit, Fort Benning, Georgia 3l905.
E-1. PLANNING TO NAVIGATE
This training material describes the planning process in detail. Planning may be the most important aspect of land navigation. Planning to navigate includes background information for map interpretation, a practical example in planning to navigate, and a description of how to train these skills.
E-2. HOW TO TRAIN BASIC LAND NAVIGATION SKILLS
This training material offers guidance for unit training in basic land navigation skills. It includes training modules for distance and location skills. Each module is self-contained, so training can be given in each skill separately from other skills.
E-3. DISMOUNTED LAND NAVIGATION TECHNIQUE
This training material describes the process of navigating with an emphasis on movement skills and the techniques and strategies that should be used while navigating. Critical training covers how to put skills together for movement and how to decide which technique to use in a certain situation.
E-4. MAP INTERPRETATION TERRAIN ASSOCIATION COURSE
The MITAC program is designed to teach terrain association through a “building block” approach starting with simple elements first, then adding more complex information as the soldier progresses from one level to another. The MITAC consists of three systematic courses of instruction: basic, intermediate, and advanced.
E-5. ROUTE PLANNING GUIDE
The route planning guide provides the small-unit leader with a comprehensive reference document, which he can use in learning to plan dismounted administrative or tactical moves. It offers him a planning procedure that he can use in the field without any notes to plan successful moves over unfamiliar terrain.
E-6. LAND NAVIGATION SUSTAINMENT PROGRAM
The land navigation sustainment program is designed to develop trainers that are capable of providing soldiers with the confidence and skills necessary to accomplish all assigned land navigation tasks and therefore to develop soldiers capable of accomplishing these tasks.
Land Navigation Training Software
- Chapter 1: TRAINING STRATEGY
- Chapter 2: MAPS
- Chapter 3: MARGINAL INFORMATION AND SYMBOLS
- Chapter 4: GRIDS
- Chapter 5: SCALE AND DISTANCE
- Chapter 6: DIRECTION
- Chapter 7: OVERLAYS
- Chapter 8: AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS
- Chapter 9: NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT AND METHODS
- Chapter 10: ELEVATION AND RELIEF
- Chapter 11: TERRAIN ASSOCIATION
- Chapter 12: MOUNTED LAND NAVIGATION
- Chapter 13: NAVIGATION IN DIFFERENT TYPES OF TERRAIN
- Chapter 14: UNIT SUSTAINMENT
- Appendix A: FIELD SKETCHING
- Appendix B: MAP FOLDING TECHNIQUES
- Appendix C: UNITS OF MEASURE AND CONVERSION FACTORS
- Appendix D: JOINT OPERATIONS GRAPHICS
- Appendix E: EXPORTABLE TRAINING MATERIAL
- Appendix F: ORIENTEERING
- Appendix G: M2 COMPASS
- Appendix H: ADDITIONAL AIDS
- Appendix I: FOREIGN MAPS
- Appendix J: GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM
- Appendix K: PRECISION LIGHTWEIGHT GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM RECEIVER
- Map Reading and Land Navigation GLOSSARY
- Map Reading and Land Navigation REFERENCES