DA Form 285-W, Technical Report of U.S. Army Ground Accident Summary of Witness Interview is a form used for recording interviews with witness of accidents that happen on U.S. Army grounds. This form should be submitted along with all Class A and Class B accident reports.
The Department of the Army (DA) released the latest version of the form - sometimes confused with the DD Form 285, Appointment of Military Postal Clerk, Unit Mail Clerk or Mail Orderly - in February 2009. An up-to-date DA Form 285-W fillable version is available for download below or can be found on the Army Publishing Directorate (APD) website.
The DA 285-W must be used when interviewing all personnel involved or injured as the result of the accident. Any individual found to have a causal or contributing role in the accident must also be interviewed, if available. The investigator will emphasize to the witness that the sole purpose of the investigation is accident prevention.