Have you ever wondered how people in the armed forces officially communicate with each other? When in the typical workplace the de facto mode of official correspondence is in the form of e-mail and printed forms, in the army they use memorandums (memos). If you’re in training or part of the armed forces and need a template to prepare the necessary forms, or if you’re a researcher or someone who’s just curious, these army memorandum templates will show you how it’s really done in the field of operations.
You can download a Memorandum Template from this collection for free, but you will have to tailor them to fit your needs, if you need to use them for official purposes. Keep in mind these are samples from actual army memos in use in the past or even today, so take what you need but be careful how you use them.
The army is all about efficiency and efficacy, which is often why they tend to have their own specialized codes and systems for doing routine things. The army is an organization, and the lubricant for any organizational machinery is smooth communication, achieved by these memos, prepared for specific purposes that warrant a Formal Memorandum. Some examples we’ve found that may be useful to you:
In any of these cases, when a decision or directive blossoms into some new protocol, a Memorandum of understanding is what you will need to have signed between the two or more agreeing parties. This is a nonbinding agreement outlining the terms, rules, and responsibilities between the agreeing parties.
These are dated (i.e., old) official army memos offered as samples from departments of different armed forces around the world. How you use them is up to you as you can download any of them for free and use them as templates to base your own official Decision Memo, for example.
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