C O N F I D E N T I A L //N03141//
SUBJ: SYNOP WEA OB (U)
BBXX SHIP 01124 99251 70803 41998 03210 10245 20232 30132 40136 54000
(CLASSIFIED FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY)
Figure 1-14.Example of a free form message body.
includes examples of several types of references used in
messages. When two or more references are provided, a
narrative line, indicated by the identifier NARR/, must
be included. The narrative line explains the importance
of the references. The acronym NOTAL (not to or
needed by all) is used to indicate that some addressees
do not hold the referenced material. The acronym
PASEP (passed separately) is used to indicate that the
reference has been passed separately to some or all
addresses of the message.
POINT OF CONTACT.The set identifier
POC/ indicates the message or information point of
contact (POC) at the originating command. The rank
and name of the POC is followed by the command name
or code, and by the telephone number, all set off by
slants. This field is mandatory on all GENADMIN
TIONS.If receipt of the message is required in
writing or by message, special message
acknowledgement instructions may be entered
following the set identifier AKNLDG/.
REMARKS.Now look back at figure l-12.
Following the RMK/ set identifier is the actual text of
the message. Numbered paragraphs may be used, but
are not required.
Be sure to mark paragraphs of
classified messages with the appropriate classification
instructions must be included on every classified
message. This entry is not used on unclassified, EFTO,
or FOUO messages. Insert the date or event (which
must be less than 10 years from the origination date of
the message). Certain categories of information are
exempt from the 1 O-year rule and are indicated with the
codes X1 through X8.
While many forecast products transmitted via
AUTODIN follow the USMTF GENADMIN format,
certain coded products, such as synoptic ship surface
weather observations and ship upper-air observations
follow a free format.
Free Format Message Body
The free format message uses the same style header
and classification line, but the remaining message body
is much simpler (fig. 1-14). Notice that none of the
information included in the body is set off in slants.
Free form messages may also use a numbered
paragraph and lettered subparagraph convention if
necessary for clarity. When numbered paragraphs are
used in classified free-form messages, a classification
marking for each paragraph follows the paragraph
number, as shown previously in figure l-12.
A message originator and/or recipient may find it
necessary to transmit a message to an activity that has a
RTTUZYUW RULSWCA0032 0020059-UUUU-RHMCSUU
R 020059Z JAN 98 ZYB
FM NAVPACMETOCCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//N31//
TO NAVPACMETOC DET BARBERS PT HI//N01//
(Processing sequence number (PSN) of original message)
USS NIMITZ//010030Z JAN 98 (PLA and date/time group of original message)
Figure 1-15.Example of a message readdressal.