(5) Attack orders to commit a force in reserve without delay.
essential to sustain operations.
(7) Reports of widespread civil disturbances.
(8) Reports of warning of grave national disaster.
(9) Requests for or directions concerning distress assistance.
(11) Civil defense actions concerning the population and its survival.
(12) Messages pertaining to
c. The PRIORITY precedence is reserved for messages that require
for the conduct of operations in progress. The priority precedence is the
highest precedence normally assigned to administrative messages.
delivery objective for priority messages is 3 hours. Examples of priority
(1) Situation reports on front positions where an attack is impending
or where fire or air support will soon be placed.
(2) Orders to aircraft formations or units to coincide with ground or
(3) Messages concerning immediate movement of ground, naval, and air
d. The ROUTINE precedence is used for all messages which are not of
sufficient urgency to require a higher precedence. The delivery objective
for routine messages is 6 hours. Messages filed too late for delivery the
same day are delivered at the start of business the following day.
17. All messages are processed and acted on with the least possible delay.
Flash, immediate, and priority precedence messages are handcarried for
delivery to the communications center. Flash and immediate messages should
be limited to the minimum number of words possible, not to exceed 200 words.