DA Form 1594 Instructions
Instructions for DA Form 1594 are not distributed with the form. See Army Regulation 220-15 (Journals and Journal Files) released in December 1983 for additional information and related guidelines. The manual contains all policies, responsibilities, and procedures prescribed for preparing and maintaining journals and journal files.
Filing instructions for the DA 1594 Form are as follows:
- Fill in the top lines of the form. Indicate the number of the page, enter the name and location of the organization the journal is made for. State the period covered. The logs usually cover a 24-hour period, but that specific time period is not mandatory.
- Each entry should have a number, the time of the event and its specific details. Specify the actions taken in response to each and every event. All journal entries should be brief, clear and informative.
- Enter the final number of pages in the completed journal on the very top of the form.
- The complete log must be certified by the officer or official on duty. The appropriate boxes are at the bottom of the page. Additional copies of the form can be used as continuation sheets if a page lacks the needed space for the information.
All logs should be safely stored for future reference.