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AR 25-50 Preparing and Managing Correspondence

AR 25-50 Preparing and Managing Correspondence

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Army Regulation 25–50
Information Management
Preparing andManagingCorrespondence
HeadquartersDepartment of the ArmyWashington, DC3 June 2002
UNCLASSIFIED
 
SUMMARY of CHANGE 
 AR 25–50Preparing and Managing CorrespondenceSpecifically, this revision dated 3 June 2002-o Changes letterhead policy for preparing correspondence.o Removes the requirement for placement of a file number after the office symbolon correspondence (para 2-4a(1)).o This revision-o Supersedes AR 25-50, dated 21 November 1988.o Eliminates the use of the endorsement as an authorized form ofcorrespondence. The memorandum will be used in all instances where anendorsement was previously used.o Makes significant changes in the use of the memorandum and letter (paras 1-7aand b, 2-2, 3-2).o Modifies the addressing of mail and correspondence (paras 1-8, 1-9, 2-4a(4)).o Modifies the MEMORANDUM FOR line (para 2-4a(4)).o Modifies abbreviation practices (para 1-
1
6 and throughout).o Eliminates duplication of policy on letterhead stationery contained in AR 25-30, The Army Publishing and Printing Program, 21 June 1999.o Revises DA Form 1222 (Routing Slip).
 
HeadquartersDepartment of the ArmyWashington, DC3 June 2002
Information Management
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.
Summary.
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 e ctive Wr iting Program.
Applicability.
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 o 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.
Suggested Improvements.
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.
Distribution.
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.
Contents
(Listed by paragraph and page number)
Chapter 1Preparing Correspondence,
 page1Section I General, page1
Purpose •1–1,
 page1
References 1–2,
 page1
Explanation of abbreviations and terms •1–3,
 page1
Responsibilities 1–4,
 page1
Restrictions to this regulation •1–5,
 page1
Objectives 1–6,
 page1Section II General Correspondence Guidance, page1
Methods of communication 1–7,
 page1
Direct communications •1–8,
 page2
*This regulation supersedes Army Regulation 25–50, dated 5 March 2001.
AR 2550 3 June 2002i
UNCLASSIFIED

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