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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32 CFR Appendix A to Part 518, References

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. Destruction or loss of Army records is a violation of federal law and must not occur. They supported and directed the effort through all staff elements and through the ranks, down to the unit level.

Collection Priorities Appendix A. The Army must be able to research the xr and activities of units and Soldiers involved in combat or contingency operations. Units should also preserve files not listed in this table that document unit activities.

Commanders of 25–400-2 units will designate a point of contact, a records coordinator RC sr, for the monthly collection and transfer of records created in their units in accordance with processes established by the commander directing the overall operation.

Inpatient, fetal monitoring strips, and extended ambulatory records for fixed medical facilities. Visual information records still and motion will be sent to director, U. Annex A contains a list of specific records to be created, maintained, and transferred.

Send 25-400-2 following records to: The guide provides instructions for the creation and preservation of records in units and parts of units deployed for combat, emergency, and special operations both singly and as part of a task force.


Any records that document operations of the unit will be preserved per this instruction and AR Mail classified records double wrapped by registered 25-040-2 mail. Without properly documenting contingency operations, the Army as an institution risks losing important portions of its history; 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.

The information was used to substantiate claims for and to determine the cause of Gulf War Syndrome suffered by many deployed Soldiers.

32 CFR Appendix A to Part , References | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute

Below is the entire quick reference guide that has been distributed and posted at various sites. 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 This area should be staffed and equipped to process both electronic and hardcopy records received from units down range.

Army records may be destroyed only if capture by a foreign power appears imminent. Electronic records received or transmitted will be provided in the format in which they were saved. Process and transmit personnel records in accordance with personnel prescribing directives. The record copy will be handled in accordance with these instructions and AR Do not give these organizations the record copy of information to be preserved.

Deployed units will be provided copies of the Quick Reference guide outlining requirements for specific and minimum records creation, ra, collection, and transfer. 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 Classified records may be attached to an e-mail and sent classified e-mail.


AR 25-400-2

Commanders of units down to separate company level that are 25-4000-2 in contingency operations aar manage and supervise operational recordkeeping systems in their commands. Recordkeeping requirements during contingency operations are governed by the same laws and regulations as recordkeeping during peacetime or while in garrison. To ensure records from the AOR are collected and properly prepared for transfer to continental U.

This table does not list all files that units should maintain. However for guidance purposes, the following procedures have been extracted from the sr collection ad used by U. Command reports, special reports, maps and overlays, and incident reports. The records specified in this guide provide important rights and interest information for Soldiers and veterans. However, the nature of a contingency operation makes good recordkeeping even more critical.

Other unclassified records may be attached to an e-mail and sent to the same address. The Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 USC, Chapter 35, establishes the legal basis for minimizing the cost of creation, collection, maintenance, use, dissemination, and disposition of information. Records Management and Declassification Agency: As stated in the main recordkeeping narrative, this may not always be practical or possible.