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FM 3-25.26: Map Reading and Land Navigation

The purpose of field manual 3-25.26 is to provide a standardized source document for Armywide reference on map reading and land navigation. This manual applies to every soldier in the Army regardless of service branch, MOS, or rank. This manual also contains both doctrine and training guidance on these subjects. Part One addresses map reading and Part Two, land navigation. The appendixes include a list of exportable training materials, a matrix of land navigation tasks, an introduction to orienteering, and a discussion of several devices that can assist the soldier in land navigation.


  • 2006-08-30: Change No. 1
  • 2005-01-18:
  • 2001-07-20: This publication [pdf] supersedes FM 21-26, 7 May 1993.