similar aids in expediting internal routing may
be used in addition to the organization
For correct mailing addresses, consult, as
applicable, either the current issue of the
Standard Navy Distribution List, Part 1,
which contains the official list of fleet and
addresses, or the current issue of the Catalog
of Naval Shore Activities, Part 2, Standard
Navy Distribution List. As the title suggests,
Part 2 contains the official list of shore
The inner envelope or container must
show the address of the receiving activity.
An outer envelope or container must show
the complete and correct address and the
return address of the sender. However, the
address may be omitted from the outer
enclosure for shipment in full truckload or
Care must be taken to make sure that
classified material intended only for the
United States elements of international staffs
or other organizations is addressed specifically
to those elements.
Classified material is stowed only at
suitable facilities are
available. The Security Manual details the
requirements for storing material at each level
Do not store valuables such as money,
jewelry, or precious metals in the same
containers as classified material.
increase the risk of a container being illegally
opened or stolen.
For emergency purposes, the identity of
persons having access to the container and a
symbol indicating the relative priority of
destruction are posted on the container. In no
case, however, should the level of classified
material inside the container be shown.
DESTRUCTION OF CLASSIFIED
Classified material must be destroyed by
burning, melting, shredding, or other forms of
mutilation that prevent reconstruction of the
RECORDS OF DESTRUCTION
Top Secret and Secret material destruction
must be recorded. Use Classified Material
Destruction, OPNAV Form 5511/12, or any
other type of record, as long as it includes
space for complete identification of the
material, number of copies destroyed, and date
Top Secret and Secret material requires
two officials to witness the destruction and
the destruction report. Officials
responsible for destruction must have a
clearance equal to or greater than the material
being destroyed. The record of destruction is
kept on file for 2 years.
When Top Secret and Secret material is
placed in a burn bag for central destruction,
the witnessing official(s) should sign the
destruction record when the material is
actually placed in the bag. Burn bags are
afforded the same protection as the highest
level of material they contain and must be
handled by appropriately cleared personnel.
Whether intentional or not, and whether
material is compromised or not, the fact that
a procedure was not followed or was
performed incorrectly and could have caused
damage places the person responsible in line
for disciplinary action.
classified material is a daily priority.