message are specific blocks of information known as
sets. Each set begins with the set identifier, followed by
a field marker (/). Double slants (//) are used as end-of-
set markers. Each set contains only certain information
as specified by NTP 3. Some sets are mandatory while
others are not. We will discuss the use of each MTF set
Nearly all messages are formatted by USMTF
procedures. The most common type of USMTF
message is a General Administrative message, which
follows a GENADMIN format. Other USMTF
message types include special purpose messages such
as CASREP (casualty reports), LOGREQ (logistic
requirements), and SORTS (maritime ship reports).
Other formatted messages are currently in use by Navy
and Marine Corps units, and do not follow the USMTF
guidelines, such as the remaining RAINFORM
formatted messages, and Movement Reports
transmitted by Navy units are discussed in NWP 1-03.1,
Operational Reports. Instructions for completing
USMTF formatted messages and free form messages
are outlined in the Telecommunications Users Manual,
USMTF messages, free form messages, and other
formatted messages all contain a message header and a
message body that contains the text or information.
Figure 1-12 is an example of an USMTF GENADMIN
AUTODIN message headers contain several
elements that must be included in each header, as well
as some elements that are only required on a case-by-
case basis. The specific format of a message
transmission heading and the routing indicator lines is
discussed in JANAP 128, Automatic Digital Network
(MOVREPS). The different types of reports routinely
(AUTODIN) Operating Instructions.
PTTCZYUW RULYNMU5678 2391235-CCCC-RULYSUU. Transmission ID
P 271020Z AUG 98
Precedence & DTG
FM NAVLANTMETOCCEN NORFOLK VA//N30//
TO USS SHIP//JJJ//
INFO CINCLANTFLT NORFOLK VA//N5//
BODY OF A
C O N F I D E N T I A L //N03145//
USMTF GENADMIN OPER/codename//
REF/B/GENADMIN/USS SHIP/270103Z AUG 98//
NARR/REF A PROVIDES PRODUCT DESCRIPTION AND Narrative
REF B REQUESTS PRODUCT BE PROVIDED.//
POC/rank and name/command/telephone number//
Point of contact
RMK/1.(U) METEOROLOGICAL SITUATION AT 271200Z: Remarks-the actual
STRONG HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER TRANSIT text of the message.
2. (C) 24HR FORECAST FOR PERIOD 271200Z TO 281200Z
ALONG TRACK FM 35 00N 075 00W TO 31 00N 070 00W .
A. SKY, WEATHER: CLEAR.
B. VSBY (NM): UNRSTD.
(and so forth. . . )
(CLASSIFIED FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY)
Figure 1-12.Example of a USMTF GENADMIN message.