DOD 4525.6-M PDF

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When a soldier or civilian is a patient and the hospital is unknown, the postal services platoon labels the mail “hospital search” and returns it through postal channels to the designated postal operations platoon for redirect service. Postal units process and prepare mail for delivery, and the transporters deliver. For example, the brigade MDP may be at the postal services platoon, if the brigade is located nearby. It establishes and maintains the theater mail routing scheme, establishes or designates a casualty mail and theater directory postal unit, and directs subordinate postal operations platoons.

All operations and services platoons provide redirect services. If decontamination is not possible, they destroy the mail under appropriate postal supervision. 45225.6-m can coordinate with doc services postal platoon leader to provide limited mobile postal finance services to units or teams not located near the postal platoon.

It helps eliminate long, unsafe lines and the need to maintain large stamp stockage, and it supports training in peace as in war. During Christmas time, many soldiers would receive parcels at a quicker rate than letter mail. Suspicious mail may include conventional explosives or contraband. A postal operations platoon will locate near an MMT.


Large volumes of soldier redirect mail are sent to the operations platoon for processing. Organic transportation 452.6-m within postal units used to move personnel and equipment will not support mail movement.


The CINC may lift restrictions and permit parcels as the theater matures, more postal personnel become available, and the theater ground transportation and airlift are able to handle the estimated increase in volume created when restrictions are lifted. Unit mail clerks do not require an F5 additional skill identifier, but they are required to carry a mail handler’s card and should be a 71L.

Official mail is delivered from the postal platoon to the addressee through official mail distribution channels which is a Signal Corps responsibility. The mission of postal operations is to operate a network to process mail and provide postal services within a theater of operations.

Postal unit commanders must evaluate the threat environment and establish the postal unit’s standard operating procedure for dealing with possible explosive devices found in parcels. Services platoons handle redirect of unit mail within their area of responsibility and limited did redirect services. Postal units are not equipped with transportation to deliver mail at any level within the theater. Within the division, the G1 coordinates with the division transportation officer DTO for transportation from the postal platoon to units.

Commanders may need to provide detailed requests through the chain of 44525.6-m to the USPS to ensure receipt of all necessary equipment and dos. Postal services platoons provide finance services within brigade support areas and to soldiers and civilians in corps and echelons above corps EAC areas.

Department of Defense Postal Manual

Unit mail clerks receive and sort the mail and provide it to addressees. There are two forms of redirect services: Redirect services depend on the theater postal policy and the tactical situation. Postal services platoons require daily communication concerning task organization changes, mail delivery point location changes, mail routing scheme changes, casualty mail redirect, postal 455.6-m update, and USPS postal bulletins.


This unit holds the mail until it can confirm through the theater PERSCOM that the casualty area commander has notified the next of kin, then returns it to the xod.

In spite of this, the Postal Service was The personnel group commander must coordinate mail transportation requirements with the corps transportation officer. The integrated information system must support requirements to generate and maintain a theater mail routing scheme.

The postal network provides official and personal mail redirect service starting at the 4525.6-j mail clerk level. A designated operations platoon s provides theater-level redirect services. In determining requirements, the vod personnel group commander must consider infrastructure in 4525.-m area of operations, deployment timing, force composition, and expected deployment duration. This is essential to prevent premature casualty information disclosure and mail return before the casualty area commander notifies the next of kin.

These units decontaminate the mail, if possible, and return it to the postal network. This process should be a daily routine requirement within normal material movement channels in the logistics system.

It ends with a unit mail clerk delivering the mail to addressees.

Department of Defense Postal Manual

The postal services platoons process and dispatch mail to unit mail clerks who deliver to addressees. Postal agreement between the USPS and the DoD includes the agreement that USPS will provide new and serviceable equipment and supplies necessary for the operation of and use in military post offices. Mail flow in theater is shown in Figure