number is very important because it provides the only
means of tracking/referencing the message after it is
transmitted. The message is designated as R (Routine)
precedence. The DTG provides you with the date (15),
time (2332Z), month (JUN), and the year (88) of the
message. The message DTG is assigned by the
communications center only after the message has been
properly drafted and released.
FROM: USS NIMITZ. ATRs are always from the
ship/unit submitting the report.
TO: NAVORDCEN MECHANICSBURG PA.
All ATRs are addressed for action to NOC.
INFO: CINCLANTFLT NORFOLK VA. The
number of commands addressed for information on an
ATR varies. This depends primarily upon the type of
transaction being reported.
In any case,
CINCLANTFLT is always an information addressee.
ATRs are either
unclassified or classified, depending upon the type of
transaction being reported and/or by the information
contained in paragraph 6 or 7 of the report. In this case,
the ATR is unclassified. The Standard Subject
Identification Code (SSIC) is the last element of the
classification line, and it is required on most naval
messages. The SSIC is derived from SECNAVINST
5210.11 (series). The SSIC consists of a six-character
code preceded and followed by two slant signs. It is
used as a message processing aid and by communication
centers for internal message distribution. For ATRs the
SSIC is always //N08010//.
SUBJ: (Subject) AMMO TRANS RPT
CINCLANTFLT 8010-4. This is the subject line of the
ATR AMMO (ammunition) TRANS (transmittal) RPT
(report) CINCLANTFLT 8010-4.
1. ITEMS TWO. Two indicates the total number
of items reported in paragraph 6.
2. SER EIGHT FOUR. The serial number of the
report is 84.
3. UIC 03368/0. The originators Unit
Identification Code. The check-sum-digit procedure
was used as previously discussed.
4. ACT CLASS DELTA. This is the ACT
(activity) CLASS (classification) line. For an
explanation of activity classification DELTA, refer to
the activity classifications listed in table 17-10.
5. Date 88166/9. The ATR was submitted on the
166th day of 1988 and the check-sum-digit is 9.
6. This paragraph reflects the NALCs for which
the transactions are being reported, the on-hand quantity
of items, quantity received, serviceable on-hand
quantity, unserviceable/suspended quantity on hand,
requisition document number, and narrative remarks.
Column A. This column shows the NALCs for
which the transaction is reported. The NALC is listed
directly beneath column A; subsequent NALCs are
located directly under the preceding NALC. NALCs
should be arranged in alphanumeric sequence.
Remember, the NALC is always a mandatory entry.
Column B. This column shows the on-hand
quantity of the item as of the last report. The last ATR
serial number submitted for a particular NALC can be
easily obtained by referring to the Ammunition Master
Stock Record Card (discussed later in this chapter).
After obtaining the last report for a particular NALC,
add the digits in column L (serviceable on-hand) and
column M (unserviceable/suspended on-hand) to obtain
the sum. This sum provides the total quantity on hand
and is entered in column B.
Column C. This column shows the quantity
received. When all the items under an NALC are
shipped from the same UIC, the total amount should be
entered in column C. When some of the items under the
NALC are received from more than one UIC, an entry
must be made in paragraph 7 to show the shipping
Column L. This column shows the new serviceable
The sum of columns B and C
provides you with the new serviceable on-hand quantity.
This column shows the
unserviceable/suspended quantity on hand. When this
quantity has not changed since the last report, no entry
is required. When items reported under the NALC have
become unserviceable or suspended since the last
report, an entry reflecting the new balance must be made
under column M. Remember, the quantity added to
column M must be deducted from column L.
Column N. This column shows the requisition
document number of the material shipped.
7. REMARKS: This paragraph contains the
name(s) of the activity(ies) that shipped the material.
When the material involved in the transaction requires
SLIT, the appropriate information is entered in this
paragraph. Remember that all numerical entries require