HeadquartersDepartment of the ArmyWashington, DC3 June 2002
Preparing and Managing Correspondence*Army Regulation 25–50
Effective 15 June 2002
H i s t o r y .
T h i s p r i n t i n g p u b l i s h e s arev i s i on of t his p ub l i catio n. Becau se th e
pub licat ion h as been ex tensi ve ly revised,
t h e c h a n g e d p o r t i o n s h a v e n o t b e e nhighlighted.
This regulation on the prepa-ration and management of Army corre-spondence has been revised. This revisionestablishes three forms of correspondenceauthorized for use within the Army: a let-ter, a memorandum, and a message, insu pport o f the Arm y Ef f e ctive Wr iting
This regulation applies toall Army personnel, including personnelof the Army National Guard of the UnitedStates and the U.S. Army Reserve, whomanage, prepare, and distribute Army cor-respondence. During full mobilization, re-quirements of this regulation, except thoseimposed by Public Law, are exempt.
Proponent and exception authority.
The proponent of this regulation is theDeputy Chief of Staff for Personnel. Theproponent has the authority to approve ex-ceptions to this regulation that are consis-tent with controlling law and regulation.The proponent may delegate this approvalauthority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency in the gradeof colonel or the civilian equivalent.
Army management control process.
This regulation does not contain manage-ment control provisions.
Supp lem e ntatio n.
S uppleme nt ati on of
this regulation and establishment of com-mand or local forms are prohibited with-out prior approval from the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (DAPE–ZA), 300A r m y P e n t a g o n , W a s h i n g t o n , D C20310–0300.
Users areinvited to submit comments and suggestedimprovements on DA Form 2028 (Recom-m e n d e d C h a n g e s t o P u b l i c a t i o n s a n dBlank Forms) directly to U.S. Army Re-co rd s Man a gemen t an d Decl a ssif i catio n
A g e n c y , A T T N : R e c o r d s M a n a g e m e n tD i v i s i o n ( T A P C – P D D – R P ) , 6 0 0 0 6 t hStreet, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060–5603.
This publication is availa-ble in electronic media only and is in-tended for command levels A, B, C, D,and E for Active Army, Army NationalG u a r d o f t h e U . S . , a n d U . S . A r m yReserve.
(Listed by paragraph and page number)
Chapter 1Preparing Correspondence,
page1Section I General, page1
Explanation of abbreviations and terms •1–3,
Restrictions to this regulation •1–5,
page1Section II General Correspondence Guidance, page1
Methods of communication •1–7,
Direct communications •1–8,
*This regulation supersedes Army Regulation 25–50, dated 5 March 2001.
AR 25–50 • 3 June 2002i