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It was SOP to require Postal to beg for the tools to work with which should have been provided automatically. Chapter 15 describes postal organization in greater detail. Casualty mail processing requires special attention.
Commanders and their staffs must plan for the logistical support given to competing demands and priorities during the execution phase of an operation to react to unanticipated but necessary postal operations support requirements. Planning of postal operations from lowest to highest levels is an essential consideration for any military operation.
Services platoons handle redirect of unit mail within their area of responsibility and limited soldier redirect services. The G1 develops and coordinates postal operations plans for all assigned and attached units within the division by performing the following critical tasks:.
DOD 4525.6-M MILITARY POST OFFICE OPERATING PROCEDURES CH7
The units and agencies in the following paragraphs have critical roles during the various stages of the deployment, sustainment, and redeployment process in establishing postal support for deployed forces.
After the mail arrives in the theater, further transportation becomes a lead corps responsibility. However, other commodities may have higher priority. Company headquarters must have assured, real-time communications by both voice and data with postal platoons, the PSB, and the personnel group. The standard of service for first class mail is 12 to 18 days from the point of origin to individual soldiers worldwide.
The following references address postal policy, procedures, and guidance throughout the postal operations system:.
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doe They must also be able to carry percent of the personnel, authorized organizational equipment, common table of allowances CTA equipment, and USPS equipment to provide support in forward areas. Personnel services battalions PSB regularly provide servicing postal units with updated data bases of units supported.
The Assistant Chief of Staff G1 has overall staff responsibility for all mail operations except official mail for the division and attached units. The postal services platoon s sends it through postal channels to the designated postal operations platoon s that processes casualty mail. Cod standard for a theater of operations is unrestricted mail service. The medical treatment facility MTF coordinates with the services postal platoon in its area to provide the MTF commander with necessary postal finance services to patients.
The battalion S1 develops and coordinates a postal operations plan for assigned and attached units within the battalion by performing the following critical tasks:. The Unified Commander is the coordination link between MPSA and the separate services and performs the following critical tasks:.
The corps G1 is responsible for performing the following critical tasks:. When the postal services unit knows the hospital, it labels the mail “patient” and forwards it to the hospital through the postal network. Host nation personnel can be military or civilian, and they can handle all mail classes except official registered classified mail. A postal operations platoon will locate near an MMT. Operations and services postal units should deploy from the sustaining base to support contingency force projection operations without Reserve Component mobilization.
The postal network makes special provisions for processing “any soldier” mail by assigning it a unique contingency APO number. Sign In Sign Out. This module must support unit relocation, unit reassignment from one command to anotherand individual reassignment from one unit to another. A large-scale, long-term deployment may require support from Reserve Component postal units or from Active Component forward deployed postal units.
Modern equipment used in civilian post offices must be provided to deploying military post offices and to the military postal school and units for training. The theater PERSCOM will ensure that there is an in-theater capability for postal operations platoons to hold, readdress, and redirect undelivered mail for all casualty categories. It helps eliminate long, unsafe lines and the need to maintain large stamp stockage, and it supports training in peace as in war.
Units can coordinate with the services postal platoon leader to provide limited mobile postal finance services to units or teams not located near the postal platoon. The personnel group commander coordinates mail transportation to the divisions and all nondivisional units in the area of operation.
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The USPS Transportation Handbook, addresses rules and regulations that apply to the transportation, transferring of accountability, security, and escort of the various classes and types of mail 4552.6-m the MPS. Unit mail clerks perform the following critical tasks:. This includes mail for individual soldiers who have changed units or locations as individuals and not with the unit.
During the height of activity, the Central Postal Directory for the European Theater of Operations during World War II employed as many as 4, personnel to locate and redirect mail to reassigned or wounded soldiers lost to the units to which they had been originally assigned.
I have directed your mails, which had previously been collected in Baltimore by Col. First class mail is all air-mailable matter that has the character of actual and personal correspondence.
MPSA is the single mail manager for military mail. This equipment includes modern lighting, tentage, material handling equipment, automation, and communication equipment.
Unit mail clerks assume a great deal of responsibility, and they are faced with daily ethical and legal decisions in their efforts to get soldiers their mail. The theater PERSCOM and the personnel groups provide personnel and unit assignment and location information in automated form to operations and services platoons. The integrated information system must support requirements to generate and maintain a theater mail routing scheme.
Figure depicts the functions and tasks of postal operations. Trained and equipped postal units can be operational within 48 hours after arrival in the theater of operations. Because of the bulk of packages, they would often be processed almost immediately after arrival at the postal company, often at the expense of bagged letter mail that arrived many days earlier.
The Federal Aviation Administration FAA often requires postal units to x-ray packages prior to loading retrograde mail onto commercial aircraft. The postal services platoons process and dispatch mail to unit mail clerks who deliver to addressees.