Research findings from three part-contractual research effort regarding issues in military strategy are presented and integrated. Key findings from the three tasks--(1) compilation of automated symbol catalog; (2) user survey of needs for symbolized information; (3) discriminability technique for choosing among conflicting symbol alternatives--are described and incorporated into a plan for standardizing tactical symbols. The integration of these findings offers a succinct and useful summary of current progress toward the development of a standard set of tactical symbols, and a proposal for the investigation of problems in developing ADP compatible (communication) symbology. A plan and discussion are offered to direct efforts to develop a standard symbol set ( or sets) to meet modern battlefield needs. Key words include: Symbols, Military symbology, Graphic portrayal, Information requirements, Tactical information.