NCO Primary Leadership Subjects
Rule 9: Use One Page for Most Correspondence
Your writing should not exceed one page for most correspondence. Try to limit staff
papers to one or two pages. Longer papers will cause your readers to lose interest. If
you can't avoid writing a long paper, prepare a short cover document and add short
Army correspondence must meet specific format rules. This table identifies
Use the right
references for setting up formats.
If you want information on ...
Then refer to ...
headings, and other
FM 101-5, Staff
combat orders, plans,
estimates, annexes, staff
studies, and messages.
AR 25-50 and the
almost all rules.
codes, and acronyms.
Brevity Codes, and
Section II of this