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ADMINISTRATIVE GROUP

A1 Plans, projects, and policies.
A2 Executive action.
A3 Organization and management.
A4 Operations of vessels or aircraft.
A5 Exercises, practices, and competitions.
A6 Communications.
A7 Publicity and censorship.
A8 Intelligence.
A9 Reports and statistics.
A10 Publications.
A11 Researches and investigations.
A12 Historical matters.
A13 Inventions, patents, and beneficial suggestions.
A14 Foreign affairs, doctrines of state, foreign policies.
A15 Honors and ceremonies.
A16 War, preparation for; conduct of.
A17 Law and justice.
A18 Legislation and congressional action.
A19 Conferences, congresses, and conventions (other than political).
A20 Unclassifiable communications.
A21 Aviation.

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A1 PLANS, PROJECTS, POLICIES.
 
A1-1 Developments.
Plans (for plans, drawings, see L2 and S1).
Projects.
A1-2 Government policies.
A1-3 Building programs.
To specify a particular project, policy, etc., combine the above with appropriate name or subject title and file number.
A1-4 Public Works.

A2 EXECUTIVE ACTION.
 
(For correspondence in regard to, changes in, or the interpretation, issuance, promulgation, revision, or revocation of)
A2-1 Regulations, navy.
Articles for the government of the Navy (regulations).
Changes.
Rules of the road.
A2-2 Manuals and administrative pamphlets.
A2-3 Uniform regulations. Navy and Marine Corps.
A2-4 Naval militia regulations.
Naval reserve force regulations.
A2-5 Shore establishments and fleet regulations.
A2-6 Regulations, army.
Articles of war.
Changes in Army regulations.
Military post regulations.
Army police.
Army uniform.
Militia.
A2-7 Regulations other than army and navy.
Dock, harbor, police, quarantine, customs, etc.
A2-8 Presidential decrees.
Executive orders.
Proclamations.
A2-9 General orders.
Court-martial orders.
A2-10 Executive decrees other than presidential.
Executive orders.
Proclamations.
Ordinances and resolutions.
A2-11 Departmental orders.
Bureau orders. (See A3-2 "Management.")
Circular letters.
Departmental circulars.
Multiple letters.
A2-12 Instructions.
Secret.
Special.
A2-13 Rules and safety laws, aviation.
International rules and laws.
Safety precautions.

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A2 EXECUTIVE ACTION-Continued.
 
A2-14 Permits, licenses, and passes.
Licenses.
Permits for passage of civilians on naval vessels and aircraft. (See L20 for naval personnel, commissioned, enlisted and civil, and dependents and relatives thereof.)
Permits to take moving and still pictures.
Permits for passage of contractor's representatives on naval vessels and aircraft to witness trials and tests.
Permits for use of Government personnel for filming commercial motion pictures.
Permits to visit ships, shore stations, and private establishments doing Government work.
Property passes.
Visits to ships, shore stations, and private establishments.
Visits to executive departments and independent Government establishments.
A2-15 Decisions, opinions, criticisms, and precedents.
Interpretations of decisions, opinions, and precedents.
Requests for decisions.

To specify a particular regulation, order, instruction, rule, decision, opinion, etc., combine the above with appropriate name of subject title and file number. Circular letters and similar correspondence should be classified under the title most appropriately descriptive of the subject matter. The above classifications are furnished principally for correspondence relative to handling, issuing, etc., or circular letters, etc.

A3 ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT.
 
A3-1 Organization.
Amalgamation.
Authority and jurisdiction of any administrative unit.
Centralization.
Cognizance.
Cognizance of work.
Concentration.
Consolidation.
Definition of authority.
Delegation of authority.
Distribution of units.
Division of any administrative unit.
Extent of authority.
Organization of charts.
Peace basis.
Powers, duties, and function of any administrative unit.
Reorganization.
Responsibility for work.
Strength and distribution (organizations; for personnel, see P16-1).
Succession of authority.
War basis.
War footing.

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A3 ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT-Continued.
 
A3-2 Management.
Business methods and procedure.
Conferences, administrative.
Constitution and bylaws.
Coordination (organization and management).
Cooperation (organization and management).
District orders. (See A2-5 for navy yard regulations.)
Economy.
Interbureau orders.
Intrabureau orders.
Liaison (organization and management).
Navy yard orders.
Office memoranda.
Office methods.
Scientific management.
Shop management.
A3-3 Blanks and forms. (For honorable discharge blanks, see P19-1.)
A3-4 Status of public business in bureaus and offices, report of, etc.

A4 OPERATIONS OF VESSELS, AIRCRAFT, AND SHORE STATIONS.
 
A4-1 Status of vessels and aircraft.
Change in status of vessels and aircraft.
Commissioning and recommissioning.
Decommissioning.
Fitting out and fitting-out yards.
In commission.
In commission in ordinary.
In full commission.
In commission in reserve.
In reduced commission.
Loss of, official declaration of.
Out of commission.
Striking from Navy list.
A4-2 Status of shore stations.
Closing of shore stations.
Establishment of shore stations. (See A1 for proposed establishment.)
Opening of shore stations.
A4-3 Ship and aircraft movements.
Arrivals and departures.
Assignments, details, towing.
Clearance.
Cruises, cruising reports.
Diversion.
Employment of aircraft.
Employment of as (escort duty, detached service, Great Lakes patrol service, ice patrol service, immigration patrol service, etc.).
Entry.
Flights.
Home port.
Itineraries.
Movement orders.
Operation orders.

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A4 OPERATIONS OF VESSELS, ETC.-Continued.
 
A4-3 Ship and aircraft movements-Continued.
Passage.
Ports of call.
Schedules of employment.
Sealed orders.
Secret orders.
Shake-down cruises.
Tentative Sailings.
A4-4 Routine.
Guard, boats.
Guard, medical.
Guard, ships.
A4-5 Visits of ships or aircraft.
Visits of foreign vessels or aircraft to ports of other foreign countries.
Visits of foreign vessels or aircraft to United States ports.
Visits of United States vessels or aircraft to foreign ports.
Visits of United States vessels or aircraft to United States ports. (See A15-2.)

A5 EXERCISES, PRACTICES, AND COMPETITIONS.
 
A5-1 Gun exercises.
Aircraft practices.
Advanced practices.
Battle practices (antiaircraft).
Force, division, or section practices.
Gunnery instructions.
Long-range battle practice.
Night battle practices.
Short-range battle practices.
Short-range director practices.
Spotting practice (day or night), turret and broadside.
Spotting practices (antiaircraft).
A5-2 Torpedo exercises.
Battle torpedo practices.
Control.
Depth settings.
Elementary torpedo practices.
Exercise torpedoes.
Ready torpedoes.
Rehearsals.
A5-3 Mine exercises.
A5-4 Depth-charge exercises.
A5-5 Bomb exercises.
A5-6 Field and boats gun and small-arm exercises.
Boat gun practices.
Marksmanship.
Rifle matches.
Scores (small-arm practices).
Small-arm competitions.
Small-arms firing regulations.
Trophies, rifle.
A5-7 Engineering performances.
Accounts.
Allowances.

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A5 EXERCISES, PRACTICES, AND COMPETITIONS-Continued.
 
A5-7 Engineering performances-Continued.
Allowed speed.
Analyses of performance.
Availability cruises.
Break-downs.
Casualties.
Conditions.
Cruising radius (actual performance).
Economy.
Eligibility.
Endurance runs.
Engineering competitions.
Factors.
Fuel accounts.
Fuel consumption.
Fuel equivalents.
Full-power trials.
Horsepower, fuel consumption, and speed curves determined after commissioning. (For similar data taken on preliminary and final trials, see SS.)
Light spread
Merit.
Money prizes.
Navy "E."
Observers.
Performance curves.
Rules.
Score.
Smoke-prevention runs.
Standardization trials. (See S8 for "Acceptance trial.")
Steaming data.
Submerged runs.
Trophies.
Umpires.
A5-8 Battle efficiency competition.
A5-9 Drills.
Abandon ship.
Angle fire data.
Angle of fall, projectile.
Ballistic exercises and diagrams.
Battery.
Bayonet.
Boat.
Collision.
Competitive.
Curved fire speed data.
Exhibition.
Fire.
Fire and rescue.
Gas defense.
Guard mounting exercise.
Marches, practice.
Marjorie Sterrett battleship fund awards.
Moments of inertia, projectile.
Navy "E."
Prize money (gunnery).
Ranging data.

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A5 EXERCISES, PRACTICES, AND COMPETITIONS-Continued.
 
A5-9 Drills-Continued.
Regulations.
Reports on material and general remarks, gunnery exercises.
Tournaments, military.

The following, when occurring, will be classified with the type of practice under discussion.
 
Ammunition allowance (gunnery exercises).
Base course.
Casualties (gunnery exercises).
Classification of guns.
Fire distribution (gunnery exercises).
Gunnery preparedness inspections.
Hang fires (gunnery exercises).
Hits (gunnery exercises).
Limits of fire.
Observers and observations.
Observations, fall of shot.
Observations, rake.
Painting of shell for gunnery exercises.
Pattern, salvo (gunnery exercises).
Predicted scores.
Prizes (gunnery exercises).
Qualifications (gunnery exercises).
Rakes (gunnery exercises).
Range.
Range tables (gunnery exercises).
Range tug (gunnery exercises).
Rehearsals (gunnery exercises).
Repair party.
Roll and pitch (gunnery exercises).
Salvo signals (gunnery exercises).
Scores method of computing (gunnery exercises).
Sealed instructions (gunnery exercises).
Spotters (gunnery exercises).
Towing vessel (gunnery exercises).
Trophies (gunnery exercises).
A5-10 Bakery and cooking competition.
A5-11 Communication competition, radio, sound, and visual, prizes for proficiency in.
A5-12 Pigeon training, races, flights, etc.
A5-13 Visual signalling competition.
A5-14 Aircraft and balloon races.
Aircraft.
Balloon.
Trophies.
A5-15 Damage control practice.

A6 COMMUNICATIONS.
 
A6-1 Traffic (communications).
Alasiatic messages.
Alati messages.
Alnav messages.
Alnavsta messages.
Alpac messages.
Cable service.

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A6 COMMUNICATIONS--Continued.
 
A6-1 Traffic (communications)-Continued.
Cablegrams.
Day letters.
Dispatches (messages).
Field messages.
Land-wire traffic.
Land wire service and facilities. Complaints on land wire systems.
Night letters.
Night telegrams.
Radio traffic.
Radio traffic, routing of.
Radiograms.
Rates for radio service when sent by Government stations.
Tapping wires (listening in).
Telegrams.
Telegraph service.
Telegraph traffic (land wire).
Telephone directories.
Telephone messages.
Telephone service.
Telephone traffic (land wire).
Television (telephone).
Traffic time studies.
A6-2 Operations of radio.
Atmospheric disturbance (static, etc.).
Complaints as to delays, failures, etc., in handling.
Complaints as to handling of radio traffic.
Calibrations.
Discrepancies.
International radio accounts.
Listening in.
Radio broadcasting.
Radio circuits.
Radio-compass bearings.
Radio-compass operations.
Radio interference (wave lengths).
Radio operating signals.
Radiophone broadcasting.
Radio schedules.
Radio service, domestic and foreign.
Television (radio).
Tests of radio station (operating).
Time signals.
Time, transmission of (broadcasting).
Tracking and drilling.
Transmission power.
Transmitting intervals.
Violations of communication instructions.
Wave lengths, radio (traffic).
A6-3 Codes and signals.
Boat hails (signals).
Bugle calls.
Call letters.
Cipher codes.
Cipher letters.
Code lists (codes).
Codes, radio.

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A6 COMMUNICATIONS-Continued.
 
A6-3 Codes and signals-Continued.
Codes, secret.
Codes (signal).
Codes (telegraphic).
Cryptograms.
Commercial signaling code.
Flag signaling code.
International Signal Code.
Signal books.
Signaling.
Signaling, danger.
Signaling, distress.
Signaling, flag.
Signaling, fog.
Signaling, heliograph.
Signaling, night.
Signaling, pyrotechnic.
Signaling, rocket.
Signaling, semaphore.
Signaling, sound.
Signaling, tactical.
Signaling, visual.
Underwater sound signaling.
A6-4 Mail.
Air mail service.
Anonymous.
Cable addresses (other than individuals).
Cable addresses, registration of (other than individuals).
Change of address (other than individuals).
Christmas boxes and packages.
Communications from persons mentally deficient.
Communications too vague to be answered.
Courier service.
Crank letters.
Dead letters.
Destroyed.
Dispatch agencies.
Franking privilege.
Foreign.
Guard for.
Insured mail.
Irregularity in.
Lost.
Mail addresses (other than individuals).
Mailing lists.
Messenger service.
Misdirected.
Money orders.
Ocean mail service.
Parcel post.
Parcel-post zones.
Penalty envelopes.
Personal mail.
Private mail.
Postage, rates of.
Postage stamps.
Postal guide and supplements.

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A6 COMMUNICATIONS-Continued.
 
A6-4 Mail-Continued.
Postal laws and regulations.
Post routes.
Pouch service.
Registered mail.
Rural.
Service.
Secret writing.
Transportation of.
Translations.
Undelivered mail.
Violations of postal laws and regulations.
A6-5 Correspondence.
Certified copies.
Instructions regarding preparation and forwarding of.
Irregularities in.
Manner of handling.
Methods of.
Office channels.
Routing sheets.
Signing of mail and correspondence.
A6-6 Files and records.
Amendments and correction of.
Destruction of records.
Examination of records.
File and index systems.
Lost records.
Making copies of.
Preservation of.
Production in court.
Records (archives).
Storage and care of.
Use of.
Tracer system.
Useless records and papers, destruction and disposition of.
A6-7 Pigeon service.
Pigeons, pedigrees and statistics of. (For pigeon lofts see N28-7; for aircraft pigeons and equipment see F42-4.)
A6-8 Secret and confidential correspondence and files, instructions for handling, etc. (See A7-3 for confidential publication.)

A7 PUBLICITY AND CENSORSHIP.
 
A7-1 Publicity.
Announcements.
Bulletins and circulars.
Bureau supplies and accounts memoranda.
Circulars.
Commercial press (radio).
Freedom of speech and of the press.
Interviews.
Movements of vessels, daily bulletin of.
Navy radio press.
News letters, permission to publish.
Orders issued to officers, daily bulletin of.
Permission to publish.

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A7 PUBLICITY AND CENSORSHIP-Continued.
 
A7-1 Publicity-Continued.
Press clippings.
Press correspondents.
Press notices.
Press reports.
Propaganda.
Public opinion.
Public press.
A7-2 Censorship.
Articles for publication, scrutiny of.
Handling confidential and secret matters.
Leaks of confidential information.
A7-3 Confidential, secret, and registered publications.
Corrections.
Custody.
Handling.
Loss of.
Safeguarding.
A7-4 Motion pictures and films.
A7-5 Photographs.

A8 INTELLIGENCE.
 
A8-1 Intelligence systems.
Instructions to officers relative to intelligence reports.
A8-2 Information, collection of.
Information from abroad.
Information service.
Military information other than own.
A8-3 Information, dissemination of, general.
Dissemination of information to foreign governments.
A8-4 Secret Service.
Agents.
Volunteer informants.
A8-5 Espionage.
Activities of foreigners.
Alien enemies.
Spies.
Suspects.
Unfriendly persons.

A9 REPORTS AND STATISTICS.
 
A9-1 Annual reports.
A9-2 Semiannual reports.
A9-3 Quarterly reports.
A9-4 Monthly reports.
A9-5 Semimonthly reports.
A9-6 Weekly reports.
A9-7 Daily reports.
A9-8 Occasional reports.
A9-9 Reports of proceedings of boards, commissions. See A17 for reports of statutory boards.
Minority reports.
A9-10 Statistics.
Census.
Data.
Population.

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A9 REPORTS AND STATISTICS-Continued.
 
A9-11 Ship's data book.
A9-12 Lloyd's Register.
A9-13 American bureau shipping register.
A9-14 Public works data book.
A9-15 Jane's fighting ships.
A9-16 Technical data and notes.
The above subject titles and file numbers are inserted for use in "crossing" and for combining with pertinent titles, as required, for distinguishing and filing the various reports and correlative correspondence.

A10 PUBLICATIONS.
 
A10-1 Preparation.
Authors and authorship.
Copyrights, copyright royalties.
Corrections to cancellations and withdrawals.
Editing.
Engraving.
Illustrations (printing and binding).
Instructions governing the printing and binding of
Government publications.
Legend on publications.
Plates.
Printing and binding.
Proofs and proofreading.
Requisitions for printing and binding (authority).
Reviews and opinions.
A10-2 Magazines, periodicals, newspapers, etc., and subscriptions for.
A10-3 Requests for and exchanges.
Cancellations and withdrawals.
Distribution.
International exchange of publications.
A10-4 Directories.
City.
Port.
  (For Directory, Navy, see P16-6.)
A10-5 Almanacs (except nautical) and calendars.
A10-6 Ship and station papers (magazines).
The above subject title and file number is inserted for use in "crossing" and for combining with pertinent titles as required for distinguishing and filing the various publications and correlative correspondence.

A11 RESEARCHES AND INVESTIGATIONS.
 
A11 Scientific and similar expeditions, explorations, observations, researches, and investigations.
The above subject title and filing number is inserted for use in "crossing" and for combining with pertinent titles, as required, for distinguishing and filing the various researches, etc., and correlative correspondence. (For analysis, tests, and experiments, see L5-2.)

A12 HISTORICAL MATTERS.
 
A12-1 Chronicles.
Captured records.
Deck logs.
Engineering logs.

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A12-HISTORICAL MATTERS-Continued.
 
A12-1 Chronicles-Continued.
Engineers' bell book.
Logs.
Ships machinery history.
War diaries.
War histories.
War records.
A12-2 Mementos.
Brochures (souvenir pamphlets).
Disposition of relics.
Flags, historical.
Historical tablets. (For ships see S28-5.)
Loan of relics.
Paintings, historical.
Relics.
Ruins.
Trophies. For engineering performances and gunnery exercises trophies, see A5. For athletic trophies, see P10.
A12-3 State papers.
Constitution of the United States.
Declaration of Independence.
Magna charta.
A12-4 Official seals.
Coats of arms.
Emblems.
Combine with QW to provide for any particular war.

A13 INVENTIONS, PATENTS, AND BENEFICIAL SUGGESTIONS.
 
A13-1 Inventions and patents, general.
A13-2 Inventions and patents of Government personnel.
Applications for patents.
Assignment of patents.
Issue of patents.
License under patents.
Priority of consideration, requests for.
A13-3 Inventions and patents, other than Government personnel.
Applications for patents.
Assignment of patents.
Issue of patents.
License under patents.
Priority of consideration, request for.
A13-4 Infringements and interferences.
Claims.
Guarantees.
Misappropriation of ideas.
Suppression.
A13-5 Royalties.
A13-6 Trade-marks.
A13-7 Beneficial suggestions. (See L22-3 for money rewards for.)
New devices.
New ideas.

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A14 FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DOCTRINES OF STATE. FOREIGN POLICY.
 
A14-1 Commercial intercourse. (See also L14 and L23.)
Arming of merchant vessels.
Convoying of merchant or passenger vessels.
Discrimination, foreign, commercial.
Duties, etc. (See L14-2.)
Embargo, contraband of war, confiscations in connection with.
Navigation, closing of, opening of, for diplomatic reasons.
Ports, closed ports; open ports; blockaded ports.
Three-mile limit, commercial relations.
Twelve-mile limit.
A14-2 Property rights, international (not commerce).
Private property, protection of, in foreign countries.
Property rights involved in war; confiscations; enemy property; internment of property, ships, machinery, etc.
A14-3 Personal rights, international, noncombatants.
Citizens, protection of, in foreign countries.
Internment of persons.
Impressment.
Rights of asylum.
Safe conduct.
Treatment of women and children.
A14-4 Influence of nations, international relations.
Arbitration.
Foreign interference.
Intervention.
Mandates and manifests.
Mediation.
Monroe Doctrine.
Spheres of influence.
A14-5 Diplomatic intercourse, international, doctrines of state.
Causes of war; overt acts.
Controversies; disputes.
Demonstration of force.
Diplomatic relations, severance of; nonintercourse; resumption of.
Missions, diplomatic. (See Boards, Committees, Commissions, Missions, etc.)
Missions, fleet. (See Boards, etc.)
Negotiations.
Three-mile limit; other than commercial relations.
A14-6 Status of nations, with reference to war and peace.
Neutral nations; neutrality; proclamation of neutrality.
Passage of armed forces through foreign territory.
Peace, proclamation of; termination of war; actual date of termination of war or hostilities.
War, declaration of actual date of beginning of hostilities.
War, proclamation of.
A14-7 International agreements; awards; protocols.
Alliances; allies.
Amnesty; political relations.
Annexation of territory.

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A14 FOREIGN AFFAIRS, ETC.-Continued.
 
A14-7 International agreements; awards; protocols-Continued.
Armaments, limitations of; reductions of; scrapping of ships in connection with.
Armistice. (See A16).
Boundaries, international; cessions of territory.
Cessions, other than territory.
Concessions.
Indemnities, reparations.
League of rations.
Modus vivendi.
Treaties.

A15 HONORS AND CEREMONIES.
 
A15-1 Official courtesies.
Dipping of colors.
Display of flags and colors.
Dressing ship.
Escorts.
Etiquette (naval).
Guards of honor.
Honors.
Manning the rail.
Manning the yards.
Ruffles and flourishes.
Salutes and saluting stations.
Side boys.
Visits of ceremony.
A15-2 Ceremonies.
Addresses (speeches).
Anniversary commemorations not legal holidays.
Celebrations.
Coronations.
Demonstrations (ceremonies).
Detail of vessels for.
Encampments.
Inaugurations.
Memorial services.
Parades.
Public receptions.
Bequests for and details of aircraft, bands, personnel,
and vessels for celebrations and other functions.
Requests for speakers.
Reviews.
Unveilings.
A15-3 National airs.
The Star Spangled Banner.
For funerals of individuals, parades, and ceremonies in connection therewith, see P6-4.

A16 WAR, PREPARATION FOR; CONDUCT OF.
 
A15-1 National defense.
Allocations.
Military observations; in foreign countries; other. (See also A8-Int.)
Military strength of other powers.
Preparations for war; preparedness.
Protection of the seacoast.

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A16 WAR, PREPARATION FOB; CONDUCT OF-Continued.
 
A16-1 National defense-Continued.
Study of military and naval problems, other than military operations.
Universal training.
War slate. (See P16-9.)
A16-2 Belligerents; combatants; policies of, in conduct of war.
Arming of merchant vessels. (See A14-1.)
Civilized methods of warfare; approval or disapproval of various weapons; illegal warfare.
Hostages.
Prisoners of war; surrender of individuals and groups.
Reprisals.
Retaliation.
A16-3 Warfare operations; defensive; offensive; reports of; problems; war games.
Activities, military or naval; councils of war.
Aerial bombing operations, aerial gas warfare.
Aerial spraying or sprinkling of liquids.
Aerial warfare, methods.
Armistice (protocol of armistice).
Blockades; bombardments; sieges.
Chemical warfare. (See S77 for ship installations.)
Combined air operations.
Demobilization of ships; of aircraft.
Demobilization of troops.
Detached service, military operations.
Engagements; battles; combats; encounters; raids; guerilla warfare.
Expeditions; campaigns.
Invasion; landing of armed forces; capture; occupation; abandonment; evacuation; surrender of places, positions, ships, armies, etc.
Joint operations of combined forces.
Land antiaircraft, methods; land mining operations.
Land warfare, methods.
Mobilization of ships; aircraft; reinforcement.
Mobilization of troops; reinforcement.
Screening operations, indirect methods of attack; ambush; barrage; camouflage, decoys; smoke screens.
Sea warfare (surface); naval warfare, methods; Sea antiaircraft operations; antisubmarine operations.
Search operations; explorations; reconnaissance; scouting; search curves; search of vessels (boarding vessels.)
Service of information; skirmishing; aerial photography.
Strategy; tactics; data; strategical and tactical information; study of data (communications); formations; maneuvers; movements.
Submarine warfare, methods.
Tactical instructions.
Terminating military operations; flag of truce; truce; cessation of hostilities; suspension of hostilities.
Theater of war; enemy territory; defensive sea areas; places.

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A16 WAR, PREPARATION FOR; CONDUCT OF-Continued.
 
A16-3 Warfare operations-Continued.
War instructions.
All general instructions, discussions, and reports on fleet and unit problems; Army and Navy problems; war games; strategy and tactics, etc., should be placed under this heading.
A16-4 Lend-lease program.

A17 LAW; JUSTICE.
 
A17-1 Systems and sources of law.
Common law, constitutional law; international law; statutes. (For Statutes of United States, see A18; For treaties, see A14.)
A17-2 Legal codes; codifications.
Civil codes; penal codes; Revised Statutes; Statutes at Large.
Enforcement of laws.
Federal laws; State laws; laws of foreign countries; municipal laws, and ordinances.
Promulgation of laws.
A17-3 Special civil jurisdictions.
Admiralty and maritime law; prize courts; commercial law; consular courts.
A17-4 Judicial powers; functions; civil courts.
Appellate jurisdiction, civil; court officers; judiciary; court calendars; dockets; court calls; court decrees; court decisions; civil.
A17-5 Remedies; proceedings; relief; legal instruments.
Actions; annulments; appeals; caveat; habeas corpus proceedings; indictments; injunctions; judgments; jury; mandamus; penalties, civil laws; suits, law; litigation; wills and testaments. For processes, warrants, writs, etc., see specific subject.)
Bankruptcy proceedings.
A17-6 Agents, legal matters.
Administration of oaths, other than courts-martial; by naval personnel; by civil personnel; by others; notaries public.
Attorneys; attorneys at law.
Commissioner of deeds.
Disbarments; permits.
Power of attorney. (See also L13-1.)
Practice before departments; legal ethics.
A17-7 Delivery of men to civil authorities.
Arrests of Government personnel on Federal reservations by civil authorities.
Delivery of Government personnel to civil or other Federal authority.
Government personnel acquitted by civil authorities.
Government personnel convicted by civil authorities.
Government personnel released on bail by civil authorities.
Men convicted by civil authorities; released on bail; men acquitted by civil authorities.
Naval prisoners wanted as witnesses in civil courts.
Naval prisoners wanted as witnesses or parties in civil court.
Naval prisoners wanted by other military authorities.
Naval prisoners wanted for trial by civil courts.

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A17-8 Service of civil process on Navy personnel.
Subpoena, etc.
A17-9 Naval law; sources, written, unwritten.
Customs and usages. (See also A2, A12, A17-4, A18.)
Laws Relating to the Navy, annotated (Code).
Naval Digest.
Naval Courts and Boards.
A17-10 Military government; martial law.
Exceptional military courts; military commission; superior provost court; provost court.
  Authority to convene; precept for.
Record of proceedings; conduct of trial.
Martial law, exercise of, by Navy; jurisdiction.
Military government, exercise by Navy; jurisdiction.
Military law.
A17-11 Courts-martial; organization; legal constitution of.
Authority to convene. (See particular kind of court.)
Judge Advocate recorder.
  Qualifications; duties; legal ethics; closed court.
  Counsel for judge advocate.
  Clerical assistance; reporter (stenographer); interpreter.
    Expense to Government of; permission.
Members, qualifications of.
  Officers of United States Naval Reserve Force or Coast Guard, etc., as members.
  Challenge of members.
  Quorum, reduction of membership below; attendance below.
  Duties of members; oaths; limitation of functions before sworn; liability of. (See also A17-15.)
Place of meeting; court; place under jurisdiction of United States.
Precept; composition of the court. (See particular kind of court.)
President; senior member.
  Qualifications; duties; absence of.
Provost marshal; guard; orderly.
  Qualifications; duties.
A17-12 Courts-martial; jurisdiction; pleas to the Jurisdiction. (See also A17-11.)
Appellate jurisdiction, courts-martial cases.
Jurisdiction as to persons and time; statute of limitations. (See also Enlistment, P14-4, P19-1, and State of war, P13-1.)
Jurisdiction as to place offense committed; concurrent jurisdiction.
Jurisdiction of Army courts-martial to try persons in the Navy, and vice versa.
Jurisdiction over offenses; over murder.
A17-13 Procedure before trial; rights of accused.
Arrest; suspension; confinement before trial; privileges.
Charges and specifications, for trial in joinder.
  Original copy, disposition of.
  Copy for accused; receipt; admission of receipt in court.

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A17 LAW; JUSTICE-Continued.
 
A17-13 Procedure before trial; rights of accused-Continued.
Counsel for accused; qualifications; duties; legal ethics.
Nolle prosequi.
Report for trial.
A17-14 Trial-procedure. Rights of accused.
Argument; opening; closing.
Arraignment, for trial in joinder.
Pleas, rejection of. (See also A17-11, A17-12.)
  Plea in bar of trial, former jeopardy; pardon.
  Pleas to the general issue; not guilty, guilty, etc.
  Plea of insanity.
State of accused.
Time of trial; reports of delay.
A17-15 Evidence; witnesses; testimony.
Attendance of civilian witnesses; subpoena; warrant of attachment; expenses; fees.
Attendance of witnesses in naval or military service summons; expenses.
Competence of evidence.
  Hearsay; confessions; admissions; admissions of joint conspirators; dying declarations; resgestae; statements of injured persons.
  Writings; letters; telegrams; oaths; affidavits; depositions; former testimony.
  Oaths, administration by court-martial.
  Other rules; opinion evidence; expert testimony; real evidence; exhibits as evidence.
Competence of witnesses; testimony of accused; an accomplice; a member or judge advocate of the court; counsel; medical officers; civilian physician; a husband or wife; children; mentally deficient.
Examination of witnesses, privileges of; credibility of; impeachment of.
Oaths, administering by court-martial.
Proof; evidence.
  Nature of evidence; direct; circumstantial.
  Issues; burden of proof; degree of proof.
  Relevance; character evidence; in mitigation.
A17-16 Findings.
Method of arriving at; voting.
Recordation of.
A17-17 Sentence; courts-martial procedure. (For Schedule of punishments, see P13-9.)
Method of arriving at sentence; voting.
Previous convictions; introduction into record.
Recordation of sentence.
A17-18 Revision.
Constitution of the court.
Health of the accused; summary court-martial cases.
A17-19 Reviewing authority; convening authority; action on case.
Approval or disapproval of sentence, portion of sentence, findings; proceedings.
Clemency by reviewing authority. (See P13-10.)

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A17 LAW; JUSTICE-Continued.
 
A17-20 General court-martial, record of proceedings.
Authority to convene.
Precept; composition of the court; changes in membership. (For other subjects relating to general courts-martial, see A17-11 to 19.)
A17-21 Summary courts-martial, record of proceedings. (See also A17-11 to 19.)
Authority to convene.
Functions; jurisdiction; procedure.
Precept; composition of the court.
A17-22 Deck court, record of proceedings. (See also A17-11 to 19.)
Authority to convene.
Functions; jurisdiction; procedure.
Precept; composition of the court.
A17-23 Naval Academy courts-martial, record of proceedings. (See also A17-11 to 19.)
Authority to convene.
Functions; jurisdiction; procedure.
Precept; composition of the court.
A17-24 Court of inquiry, record of proceedings. (See also A17-11 to 19.)
Authority to convene.
Functions; jurisdiction; procedure.
Precept; composition of the court.
A17-25 Board of investigation, record of proceedings. (See also A17-11 to 19.)
Authority to convene.
Functions; powers; procedure.
Precept; composition of the board.
A17-26 Investigation by one officer, record of proceedings. (See also A17-11 to 19.)
Authority to convene.
Functions; powers; procedure.
Precept; qualifications of investigating officer.
A17-27 Board of inquest, record of proceedings. (See also A17- 11 to 19.)
Authority to convene.
Functions; powers; procedure.
Precept; composition of the board.
A17-28 Naval examining board; record of proceedings.
Authority to convene.
Composition of board.
Functions; powers; precept; procedure.
A17-29 Medical examining board; record of proceedings.
Authority to convene.
Composition of board.
Functions; powers; precept; procedure.
A17-30 Marine examining board; record of proceedings.
Authority to convene.
Composition of board.
Functions; powers; precept; procedure.
A17-31 Naval selection board; record of proceedings.
Authority to convene.
Composition of board.
Functions; powers; precept; procedure.

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A17 LAW; JUSTICE-Continued.
 
A17-32 Marine selection board; record of proceedings.
Authority to convene.
Composition of board.
Functions; powers; precept; procedure.
A17-33 Retiring board; record of proceedings.
Authority to convene.
Composition of board.
Functions; powers; precept; procedure.
A17-34 Naval clemency board.
Authority to convene.
Composition of board.
Functions; powers; precept; procedure.
A17-35 Marine retiring boards.
A17-36 Boards of inquiry.

A18 LEGISLATION AND CONGRESSIONAL ACTION.
 
A18-1 Bills (legislation).
Preparation of, hearings on; House bills; Senate bills.
A18-2 Acts and resolutions (legislation).
House resolutions.
Joint Senate and House resolutions.
Senate resolutions.
A18-3 Congressional investigations.
By House committee.
By Senate committee.
A18-4 Hearings.

A19 CONFERENCES, CONGRESSES, AND CONVENTIONS
 
(OTHER THAN POLITICAL OR ADMINISTRATIVE).

A20 UNCLASSIFIABLE COMMUNICATIONS.
 
Correspondence which is believed unclassifiable under the other standard titles will be handled temporarily under this title. A copy or brief of the correspondence in question will be forwarded to the department for decision as to the proper classification and for the creation of a suitable title in the next revision of the Filing Manual.

A21 AVIATION.
 
A21-1 Naval Air Service.
A21-2 Marine Corps Air Service.
A21-3 Army Air Service.
A21-4 Postal Air Service.
A21-5 Commercial Air Service.
This group is to be used for general correspondence on aviation. Correspondence on planes, airships, material, or personnel should be filed under proper material or personnel groups.

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