DODD 5110.04-M VOL 1 CE-01
MANUAL FOR WRITTEN MATERIAL: CORRESPONDENCE MANAGEMENT
|Publication Date:||8 October 2020|
This manual is composed of two volumes, each containing its own purpose. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5105.82, the July 11, 2014 Deputy Secretary of Defense (DepSecDef) Memorandum, the February 1, 2018 Secretary of Defense (SecDef) Memorandum, and the policy in DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5025.13:
• This manual provides guidance for managing:
o The correspondence of the SecDef, the DepSecDef, and the Executive Secretary of the DoD (ExecSec).
o The correspondence of the OSD and DoD Components that is directed to the SecDef, the DepSecDef, and the ExecSec.
• This volume:
o Assigns responsibilities and provides procedures for preparing and submitting correspondence to SecDef, DepSecDef, and ExecSec using appropriate formatting, grammar, and writing guidelines in accordance with DoDI 5025.13.
o Establishes the Director, Executive Services Directorate (ESD), under the authority, direction, and control of the Director, Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) as the lead agent for processing, controlling, disseminating, and archiving official classified and unclassified correspondence addressed to and sent by the SecDef, the DepSecDef, and the ExecSec.