DD Form 1503 "Message Correction Notice"

DD Form 1503 - also known as the "Message Correction Notice" - is a United States Military form issued by the Department of Defense.

The form - often incorrectly referred to as the DA form 1503 - was last revised on February 1, 1979. Download an up-to-date fillable PDF version of the DD 1503 below or request a copy through the chain of command.

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DATE
MESSAGE CORRECTION NOTICE
(JANAP 128)
TO
FROM
The attached message has been transmitted; however, your attention is invited to the discrepancies indicated below.
The attached message cannot be transmitted until the discrepancies noted below have been corrected.
(Unless self-explanatory, discrepances should be clarified in the "REMARKS" block.)
GENERAL
CARD AND MAGNETIC TAPE
1. Precedence omitted, incorrectly entered, or invalid.
23. Language and Media Format (LMF) invalid.
2. Classification indicated cannot be transmitted
24. Language and Media Format (LMF) unavailable at
By this station
To the addressee
The station
The addressee
3. Classification omitted or incorrectly entered.
25. Content Indicator Code (CIC) incorrect or invalid.
4. Addressee unidentifiable or invalid.
26. Originating Station Routing Indicator (OSRI)
incorrect.
5. Downgrading/declassification instructions omitted.
27. Station Serial Number (OSSN) duplicated.
28. Station Serial Number (OSSN) incorrectly prepared.
NARRATIVE (MANUAL AND OCR PROCESSING)
29. Julian date incorrect.
6. Unauthorized plain language address.
30. Time of File (TOF) incorrect.
31. Record count over.
7. Unauthorized or invalid characters in heading or
text.
32. Record count short.
8. Heading/text single spaced.
33. Start of routing signal incorrect.
9. Lower case letters.
34. End of routing signal omitted or incorrect.
10. More than 69 characters per line.
35. EOT record omitted.
11. Message incomplete.
36. EOT record does not match header information.
12. Corrections not initialed.
37. EOT record omits record count (MAG TAPE ONLY).
13. "MINIMIZE CONSIDERED" omitted.
38. Incorrect end of message function.
14. Releaser's signature omitted.
39. EOT signal missing or incorrect.
15. Page number block omitted or incorrectly entered.
40. Improper spacing (field location) in header format.
16. Date-time group block omitted or incorrectly entered.
41. Improper spacing (field location) in EOT format.
42. Cards bent or mutilated.
17. Information and/or exempt addressee omitted or
incorrectly entered.
43. Dropped punches.
44. Off-punched cards.
45. Invalid punches or codes.
NARRATIVE (OCR PROCESSING ONLY)
46. Invalid addressee routing indicator.
18. Unacceptable/intermixed typewriter font.
47. Magnetic tape unreadable (will not process).
19. Unauthorized corrections or "strikeovers" used.
20. Typed characters unclear or unreadable by OCR.
21. Margin incorrectly set for OCR use.
22. Form improperly aligned (skewed) in typewriter.
REMARKS
MESSAGE IDENTIFICATION (NARRATIVE)
MESSAGE (BATCH) IDENTIFICATION (CARD AND MAGNETIC TAPE)
OFFICE OF ORIGIN
ORIGINATING STATION ROUTING INDICATOR:
CONTENT INDICATOR CODE:
OFFICE SYMBOL
DATE-TIME GROUP
STATION SERIAL NUMBER:
DATE-TIME FILED:
DD FORM 1503, FEB 79
EDITION OF 1 NOV 64 IS OBSOLETE.
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DATE
MESSAGE CORRECTION NOTICE
(JANAP 128)
TO
FROM
The attached message has been transmitted; however, your attention is invited to the discrepancies indicated below.
The attached message cannot be transmitted until the discrepancies noted below have been corrected.
(Unless self-explanatory, discrepances should be clarified in the "REMARKS" block.)
GENERAL
CARD AND MAGNETIC TAPE
1. Precedence omitted, incorrectly entered, or invalid.
23. Language and Media Format (LMF) invalid.
2. Classification indicated cannot be transmitted
24. Language and Media Format (LMF) unavailable at
By this station
To the addressee
The station
The addressee
3. Classification omitted or incorrectly entered.
25. Content Indicator Code (CIC) incorrect or invalid.
4. Addressee unidentifiable or invalid.
26. Originating Station Routing Indicator (OSRI)
incorrect.
5. Downgrading/declassification instructions omitted.
27. Station Serial Number (OSSN) duplicated.
28. Station Serial Number (OSSN) incorrectly prepared.
NARRATIVE (MANUAL AND OCR PROCESSING)
29. Julian date incorrect.
6. Unauthorized plain language address.
30. Time of File (TOF) incorrect.
31. Record count over.
7. Unauthorized or invalid characters in heading or
text.
32. Record count short.
8. Heading/text single spaced.
33. Start of routing signal incorrect.
9. Lower case letters.
34. End of routing signal omitted or incorrect.
10. More than 69 characters per line.
35. EOT record omitted.
11. Message incomplete.
36. EOT record does not match header information.
12. Corrections not initialed.
37. EOT record omits record count (MAG TAPE ONLY).
13. "MINIMIZE CONSIDERED" omitted.
38. Incorrect end of message function.
14. Releaser's signature omitted.
39. EOT signal missing or incorrect.
15. Page number block omitted or incorrectly entered.
40. Improper spacing (field location) in header format.
16. Date-time group block omitted or incorrectly entered.
41. Improper spacing (field location) in EOT format.
42. Cards bent or mutilated.
17. Information and/or exempt addressee omitted or
incorrectly entered.
43. Dropped punches.
44. Off-punched cards.
45. Invalid punches or codes.
NARRATIVE (OCR PROCESSING ONLY)
46. Invalid addressee routing indicator.
18. Unacceptable/intermixed typewriter font.
47. Magnetic tape unreadable (will not process).
19. Unauthorized corrections or "strikeovers" used.
20. Typed characters unclear or unreadable by OCR.
21. Margin incorrectly set for OCR use.
22. Form improperly aligned (skewed) in typewriter.
REMARKS
MESSAGE IDENTIFICATION (NARRATIVE)
MESSAGE (BATCH) IDENTIFICATION (CARD AND MAGNETIC TAPE)
OFFICE OF ORIGIN
ORIGINATING STATION ROUTING INDICATOR:
CONTENT INDICATOR CODE:
OFFICE SYMBOL
DATE-TIME GROUP
STATION SERIAL NUMBER:
DATE-TIME FILED:
DD FORM 1503, FEB 79
EDITION OF 1 NOV 64 IS OBSOLETE.
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