Do not put the article in a bucket of water or a
confined space such as a desk drawer or file
If time allows, open windows in the immediate
area. This will help to clear the air of potentially
It is your job to explain to your personnel that if
they have any reason to be suspicious of a letter or
parcel, they must react immediately.
Make sure your personnel take NO chances or
worry about possible embarrassment if the article
turns out to be harmless.
You should immediately contact the appropriate
officials for assistance.
For handling and reporting articles reasonably
suspected of being dangerous to persons or suspected
as letter bombs, refer to the Department of Defense
Postal Manual, DOD 4525.6-M, Volume 2, chapter 3.
Q5. A bomb could be enclosed in what two basic types
Q6. For the handling and reporting of articles
suspected of containing bombs, you should refer
to what publication?
As the official mail manager, you are responsible
for the security and accountability of handling
registered mail. When registered mail transits through
your facility for further transfer (FFT) to the post
o f f i c e,
c o m p l e te
a c c o u n t a b i l i t y,
p r o p e r
d o c u m e n t a t i o n , a n d t h e u t m o s t s e c u r i t y a re
Official registered mail transmitted within U.S.
military postal channels outside CONUS is treated as
if it contained classified material.
You should ensure that the people who handle
registered mail keep the mail under constant
surveillance or lock it in a safe or vault until a receipt
has been obtained. Registered mail must be kept
separate from ordinary mail and given special
protection from accident or theft.
Mail center personnel handling registered mail
must account for each piece by preparing a Registered
Mail Balance and Inventory Sheet (DD Form 2261) at
the end of a shift or work day.
SECURITY OF CLASSIFIED
You may come in contact with classified material
in the performance of your duties. Normally, you will
not actually handle classified material except as
registered mail, but you will be expected to have some
knowledge of the categories of classified material and
the rules of security to perform your job properly. You
should be able to recognize classified material and
know what to do-or not to dowith it.
NAVY INFORMATION AND PERSONNEL
T h e c h a i n o f r e s p o n s i b i l i t y f o r t h e N a vy
Information and Personnel Security Program within
the Navy begins with the Secretary of the Navy
(SECNAV), who is responsible to the Secretary of
Defense (SECDEF) for establishing and maintaining
the program and complying with all the directives
regarding protection of classified information. The
basic directive is the D e p a r t m e n t o f t h e N a vy
Information and Personnel Security Program
Regulation, OPNAVINST 5510.1, which incorporates
requirements levied by executive orders, National
Security Council directives, and public laws. Other
directives, including United States Navy Regulations,
1990, and general orders, shape the security program
in the Navy.
S E C N A V h a s m a d e t h e C h i e f o f N a v al
O p e r a t i o n s ( C N O ) r e s p o n s i b l e f o r p o l i c i e s
regarding the security of classified information. The
C N O h a s d e s i g n a t e d t h e D i r e c t o r o f N a v al
Intelligence (OP-09N) as the official primarily
responsible for seeing that an effective program
exists that follows all the directives issued by higher
authority. COs are responsible to the Director of
Naval Intelligence for carrying out the Navy
Information and Personnel Security Program in their
commands. The security manager is designated by
the CO as the direct representative in all matters
affecting the security of classified information, and
i s c h a r g e d w i t h t h e r e s p o n s i b i l i t y f o r t h e
administration of the program. Finally, every
individual who has access to classified information
is responsible for protecting that information
according to the OPNAVINST 5510.1.
Q7. Policies relating to the security of Department of
t h e N a v y c l a s s i f i e d i n f o r m a t i o n i s t he
responsibility of what offlcial?