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History: This printing publishes a revision of this publication. Because the publication has been extensively revised, the changed portions have not been highlighted.
Summary: This regulation on the preparation and management of Army correspondence has been revised. This revision establishes three forms of correspondence authorized for use within the Army: a letter, a memorandum, and a message, in support of the Army Effective Writing Program.
Applicability: This regulation applies to all Army personnel, including personnel of the Army National Guard of the United States and the U.S. Army Reserve, who manage, prepare, and distribute Army correspondence. During full mobilization, requirements of this regulation, except those imposed by Public Law, are exempt.
Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent of this regulation is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulation. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent.
Army Management Control Process: This regulation does not contain management control provisions.
Supplementation: Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command or local forms are prohibited without prior approval from the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (DAPE-ZA), 300 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0300.
Suggested Improvements: Users are invited to submit comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency, ATTN: Records Management Division (TAPC-PDD-RP), 6000 6th Street, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5603.
Distribution: This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels A, B, C, D, and E for Active Army, Army National Guard of the U.S., and U.S. Army Reserve.