2-October-14

History


History

of the

First Regiment of Infantry, Tennessee Volunteers

Sons of Veterans Reserve


Commander’s summary. Remarks should summarize significant developments, events, activities, readiness, and trends in the command during the previous year.
Preface or foreword, if used.
Table of contents. Shows major headings, sub-headings, and page numbers. An index is required for Annual Command Histories.
List of tables and a list of illustrations follow the table of contents if more than five of either is included.
Chapters. Roman numerals are used to number chapters, which cover functional areas. Typical chapter titles
include the following:
Mission and Organization.
Plans.
Force Structure.
Intelligence.
Current Operations.
Financial Management and Fiscal Controls. Analysis should include the effects of funding upon readiness, realistic training, safety, and so forth, if appropriate.
Resource Management.
Information Management.
Personnel Management and Strength. Include organization’s opening and closing strengths by officer, warrant
officer, and enlisted personnel in terms of authorized, assigned, and deployable strengths.
Training and Exercises. Include examples of training shortcomings as well as achievements, major exercises,
results or ARTEPS.
Logistics. Cover chronic shortages of supply items, unsatisfactory maintenance experience with certain items of
equipment, maintenance backlogs, and effects on readiness.
Base and Host Nation Support.
Force Modernization.
Welfare, Recreation, and Morale. Include significant on- and off-post activities, such as community action
programs, Unit Days, adventure training, and news items in local newspapers.
Documentation. Reference footnotes or endnotes are required in Annual Command Histories. Include:
organizational charts
rosters of commanders
key personnel (with dates of assignment to the command)
The inclusion of other important documents is encouraged, but not required. Do not include routine documents or complete oral history transcripts.
Glossary. A list of words and acronyms and their explanations will be placed at the back of the annual history.
Appendix


B–4. Format
a. Cover. Annual histories will include covers heavier than standard bond paper and be bound along the left margin
or otherwise fastened to allow the pages to be turned easily. The title, name of the reporting organization, and period
covered will be included on the cover.
b. Title page. The title page is the first page following the cover and will include, in addition to the information
cited above, the assigned requirements control symbol and the author’s name and title.
c. Commander’s summary. Annual histories will include a commander’s summary following the title page. These
remarks should summarize significant developments, events, activities, readiness, and trends in the command during
the previous year. The preface or foreword, if used, follows the commander’s summary.
d. Table of contents. A table of contents is required for all annual histories and follows the preface or foreword. It
shows major headings, sub-headings, and page numbers. An index is required for Annual Command Histories. A list of
tables and a list of illustrations follow the table of contents if more than five of either is included.
e. Chapters. Roman numerals are used to number chapters, which cover functional areas. Typical chapter titles
include the following:
(1) Mission and Organization.
(2) Plans.
(3) Force Structure.
(4) Intelligence.
(5) Current Operations.
(6) Financial Management and Fiscal Controls. Analysis should include the effects of funding upon readiness,
realistic training, safety, and so forth, if appropriate.
(7) Resource Management.
(8) Information Management.
(9) Personnel Management and Strength. Include organization’s opening and closing strengths by officer, warrant
officer, and enlisted personnel in terms of authorized, assigned, and deployable strengths.
(10) Training and Exercises. Include examples of training shortcomings as well as achievements, major exercises,
results or ARTEPS.
(11) Logistics. Cover chronic shortages of supply items, unsatisfactory maintenance experience with certain items of
equipment, maintenance backlogs, and effects on readiness.
(12) Base and Host Nation Support.
(13) Force Modernization.
(14) Welfare, Recreation, and Morale. Include significant on- and off-post activities, such as community action
programs, Unit Days, adventure training, and news items in local newspapers.
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f. Documentation. Reference footnotes or endnotes are required in Annual Command Histories. Include organizational
charts and rosters of commanders and key personnel (with dates of assignment to the command) in all annual
histories. The inclusion of other important documents is encouraged, but not required. Do not include routine
documents or complete oral history transcripts.
g. Glossary. A list of words and acronyms and their explanations will be placed at the back of the annual history.
Appendix