DA Form 12, Request for Establishment of a Publications Account is a form used to request an account to receive military publications and for making changes to this account. An Army Publications Account is granted to Army organizations and is necessary for requesting publications and blank forms through the Army ordering system.
The latest version of the form - sometimes incorrectly referred to as the DD Form 12 - was released by the Department of the Army (DA) in March 2015 with all previous editions being obsolete. An up-to-date DA Form 12 fillable version is available for digital filing and download below or can be found through the Army Publishing Directorate website.
The account number is assigned to the organization identified in the form. Usually, only Army Medical Department activities, ARNG State Adjutants General and Army Service School are authorized to receive blank forms from the publications point of contact. However, isolated organizations or those with a need for an unusually large number of forms might also be authorized for an account if approved by the authenticating officials.