This version of the form is not currently in use and is provided for reference only. Download this version of DA Form 285-W for the current year.
This is a military form that was released by the U.S. Department of the Army (DA) on July 1, 1994. The form, often mistakenly referred to as the DD Form 285-W, is a military form used by and within the U.S. Army. As of today, no separate instructions for the form are provided by the DA.
Q: What is DA Form 285-W?
A: DA Form 285-W is a form used for documenting the summary of a witness interview in an accident report.
Q: What is the purpose of DA Form 285-W?
A: The purpose of DA Form 285-W is to provide a concise summary of the information obtained during an interview with a witness to an accident.
Q: Who uses DA Form 285-W?
A: DA Form 285-W is used by military personnel and authorized civilian personnel to document witness interviews in accident reports.