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If the soldier’s or civilian’s status is missing in action, killed in action, or unknown, the postal services platoon labels the mail “search” and sod it through postal channels to the designated theater operations platoon. Postal units process and prepare mail for delivery, 44525.6-m the transporters deliver. A postal operations platoon will locate near an MMT. Company headquarters must have assured, real-time communications by both voice and data with postal platoons, the PSB, and the personnel group.

I, Chapter 8; partDomestic Mail Manual, reference i ; and the individual country listings in the International Mail Manual, reference i. First class mail is all air-mailable matter that has the character of actual and personal correspondence.

Redirect services depend on the theater postal policy and the tactical situation. Postal operations management includes all actions required to dispatch mail for movement from its point of origin to its ultimate destination and provide associated services.

This applies to both inbound and outbound mail. The postal operations management network coordinates mail transportation requirements with transportation managers at each level of command.


Department of Defense Postal Manual

The personnel group commander coordinates mail transportation to the divisions and all nondivisional units in the area of operation. T here was no lack of planning on the part of the postal people but rather a lack of recognition of their basic needs and failure to adequately provide the necessary personnel, equipment, 4525.6- transportation.

During Christmas time, many soldiers would receive parcels at a quicker rate than letter mail.

Official mail is that addressed to military or other governmental organizations. Mail flow in theater is shown in Figure Suspicious mail may include conventional explosives or contraband. The theater postal operations platoon s assumes responsibility for receiving and processing mail from the MMT, coordinating mail movement to the corps postal operations platoons, and operating theater locator and redirect service to include processing casualty mail. Mail flows within the theater from the postal operations platoon s at the MMT to the postal services platoon s.

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 sender.

A postal operations platoon routes the mail to postal services platoons which separate it by unit.

Mail clerks coordinate collection of retrograde mail from unit soldiers and deliver it daily to the MDP at the same time as pick-up of unit mail. Postal service has played a vital role in morale support and national will efforts since the Civil War, and it is an important combat multiplier. Large volumes of soldier redirect mail are sent to the operations platoon for processing. The postal services platoons process and dispatch mail to unit mail clerks who deliver to addressees.


Official mail is delivered from the postal platoon to the addressee through official mail distribution channels which is a Signal Corps responsibility. These units decontaminate the mail, if possible, and return it to the postal network. Postal operations and services platoons require equipment necessary to operate continuous hour operations in an undeveloped theater without hardstand facilities as far forward as the brigade area. The Assistant Chief of Staff G1 has overall staff responsibility for all mail operations except official mail for the division and attached units.

Sign In Sign Out. 4525.6- frees the U. The little information gleaned from the Southern press indicating no great obstacles to your progress. Unit mail clerks perform the vod critical tasks:. The standard of service for first class mail is 12 to 18 days from the point of origin to individual soldiers worldwide.

Postal services platoons must have securable organic transportation to safeguard and transport undispatched mail and associated items such as stamps, money orders, accountable mail, and packages. The postal services platoon s sends it through postal channels to the designated postal operations platoon s that processes casualty mail.

Operations and services postal units should deploy from the sustaining base to support contingency force projection operations without Reserve Component mobilization. Trained and equipped xod units can be operational within 48 hours after arrival in the theater of operations.