Department of the Army Regulation 25-52

Information Management: Records Management

Authorized Abbreviations, Brevity Codes, and Acronyms

21 February 2014

Effective date: 21 March 2014


PIN: 081988000

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History. This publication is an administrative revision. The portions affected by this administrative revision are listed in the summary of change.

Summary. This regulation prescribes policy and assigns responsibility for developing, approving, and using abbreviations, brevity codes, and acronyms in Army written communications. In order to provide the widest possible access, this regulation also establishes a requirement that it be maintained on, or through a link from, an Army approved Internet/World Wide Web site. This regulation also prescribes policies for the uniform application and use of authorized abbreviations, brevity codes, and acronyms in Army written communications (publications, records, correspondence, messages, plans, orders, and reports).

Applicability. This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard of the United States (ARNGUS)/Army National Guard (ARNG), and the United States Army Reserve unless otherwise stated. During full mobilization, requirements of this regulation are exempt.

Proponent and exception authority. The proponent of this regulation is the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 . The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief with the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army internal control process. This regulation contains management control provisions in accordance with AR 11-2 , but it does not identify key management controls that must be evaluated.

Supplementation. Supplementation of this regulation is prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 (DAPE-ZXI-RM), 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 the Director, Records Management and Declassification Agency, (AHRC-PDD-RP), Casey Building, 7701 Telegraph Road, Room 102, Alexandria, VA 22315-3860.

Distribution. This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels, A, B, C, D, and E for the Active Army, the Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.

This regulation supersedes AR 25-52, dated 4 January 2005.

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