AR 25-400-2 PDF

Find the most up-to-date version of AR at Engineering THE ARMY RECORDS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ARIMS). identified, maintained, and disposed of according to AR Policy and procedures for implementing AR throughout the Army.

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ARparagraph g states commanders of the Army component combatant commands will “integrate records management support into operational plans for the collection and transfer of records created by deployed units in contingency operations per AR Process and transmit the following records in accordance with the regulations that prescribe their creation.

CALL Handbook Commander’s Guide to Operational Records and Data Collection

The Army must be able to research the location and activities of units and Soldiers involved in combat or contingency operations. As stated in the main recordkeeping narrative, this may not always be practical or possible. Recordkeeping requirements during contingency operations are governed by the same laws and regulations as recordkeeping during peacetime or while in garrison. Deployed units will be provided copies of the Quick Reference guide outlining requirements for specific and minimum records creation, preservation, collection, and transfer.

Send the following records to: They supported and directed the effort through all staff elements and through the ranks, down to the unit level.

In that area of responsibility AORthe combatant commanders realized the importance of documenting 25-00-2. To ensure records from the AOR are collected and properly prepared for at to continental U. Mail classified records double wrapped by registered official mail.

From time to time organizations such as Center for Army Lessons Learned and military history detachments will visit deployed units to collect copies of records. This excerpt from DA Pam provides guidance and procedures for setting up a successful collection process for operational records. Without properly documenting contingency operations, the Army as an institution risks losing important portions of its 25-400–2 can lose the ability to formulate lessons learned; and, most importantly, can fail to protect the rights and interests of the individual Soldiers and civilians deployed.


Process and transmit personnel records in accordance with personnel prescribing directives. Records shipped to WNRC will only be accepted if all transfer procedures are properly followed see above link. Commanders of deployed units will designate a point of contact, a records coordinator RCfor the monthly collection and transfer of records created in their units in accordance with processes established by the commander directing the overall operation.

Visual information records still and motion will be sent to director, U.

This table 2-400-2 not list all files that units should maintain. Procedures and processes for collecting records during a contingency operation are the combatant commander’s responsibility and generally left to his direction. However, the nature of a contingency operation makes good recordkeeping even more critical. Destruction for any other reason is not authorized. Do not “over-classify” records. If this is not possible, a simple cover sheet can be used legibly handwritten or typed giving the unit’s full name and address, unit identification code, unit point of contact information, name of task force, name of operation, inclusive dates of the records, and a list of the records in the shipment.

Annex A contains a list of specific records to be created, maintained, and transferred.

Army records may be destroyed only if capture by a foreign power appears imminent. This area should be staffed and equipped to process both electronic and hardcopy records received from units down 25-40-2.

This guide applies to all records regardless of media, e. Any records that document operations of the unit will be preserved per this instruction and AR However for guidance purposes, the following procedures have been extracted from the successful collection processes used by U.


Collection Priorities Appendix A.

Army Publishing Directorate

This guide applies to all Army forces that are deployed or engaged in operational missions. ARparagraph f states commanders of Army components operating under a joint command will “ensure, through a designated contact, that records are created and xr throughout the Army component in accordance with the records procedures in paragraph f.

Missing records during Operation Desert Storm resulted in the Army spending millions of dollars for record reconstruction. The record copy will be handled in accordance with these instructions and AR The designated contact will establish the processes for the collection and transfer of unit records.

Electronic records received or transmitted will be provided in the format in which they were saved. Below is the entire quick reference guide that has been distributed and posted at various sites. Daily staff journal and tactical operations center log with coordinates of locations and events.

AR 25-400-2

Please contact conops conus. General Information Chapter 2. Sign In Sign Out. The information was used to substantiate claims for and to determine the cause of Gulf War Syndrome suffered by many deployed Soldiers. ARparagraph i states the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3, will “ensure that support is included in Army operational planning documents for the collection and transfer of records created by deployed units in contingency operations per AR