The precedence (4) indicates the urgency of the message. The writer
assigns the appropriate precedence to the message. The message precedence
is entered twice.
The info precedence must be equal to or less than the
action precedence. If no info addressee is present, the info block will be
left blank. The code designators for precedence are:
The security classification code (5) is entered in the CLASS block.
The code entry is repeated four times. For example, if the classification
of a message is confidential, the entry is CCCC. Additionally, the security
classification or the abbreviation UNCLAS is entered on the first line of
the internal instructions.
The security classification, when used, has a
space between each letter.
Valid codes and first line entries are as
First Line Entry
The SPECAT, LMF, and CIC blocks are used only when required by a
specific message. The ORIG/MSG INDENT block (6) must be used. It contains
a unique sequence of characters (up to 12) to provide positive
identification of the originator and the message.
The BOOK block (7)
indicates whether the addressee listing is to be printed on every message.
If the complete listing is to be included, the block is left blank.
other option requires "yes" to be entered in the block.
10. The message handling instructions (8) contain specific operating
signals and address designators. These items convey handling instructions
11. The body of the message (9) includes address information, internal
instructions, and the message text. Addressees are indicated by their plain
language address (PLA) designator (PLAD).
The prosigns FROM and TO are
preprinted on the messageform.
When other prosigns such as INFO, XMT, or
ACCT are used, they are entered on the messageform.