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14 FAH-4 H-260

DEFENSE COURIER DIVISION (DCD)

(CT:DPM-32;   05-22-2019)
(Office of Origin:  A/LM)

14 FAH-4 H-261  RECIPROCAL USE

(CT:DPM-23;   07-30-2015)

a. The Department and the Department of Defense have concluded an agreement for reciprocal, reimbursable courier support.  This means that the Department and posts with DCD accounts and access to a DCD station (DCDSTA) can dispatch and receive, through the DEFENSE COURIER DIVISION (DCD), classified pouches and nonpouched items.

b. For the purposes of DCD:

(1)  A pouch is a yellow DCD canvas bag or a tangerine Department canvas filled with smaller articles, sealed, and bearing a tag; and

(2)  A nonpouched item is an article not in a canvas bag, such as a fiberglass shipping container or a wooden crate.

c.  When DCD is used in place of the Department’s Diplomatic Courier Service to transport classified pouches, posts must still invoice the contents to ensure proper receipt of items at the destination.  See 14 FAH-4 H-242 for the invoicing requirement and 14 FAH-4 H-232 for invoicing instructions for the Integrated Logistical Management System Diplomatic Pouch and Mail (ILMS DPM) posts.

14 FAH-4 H-262  DCD ACCOUNT CODES

(CT:DPM-23;   07-30-2015)

a. DCD uses a two-line address to route and track items in the DCD system.  When the item is pouched, the pouch tag must be altered to conform to the requirements of the DCD system (see 14 FAH-4 H-264 for pouch tag instructions).  The “two-line,” as it is commonly referred to, takes the following format:

449321 BA88

HKD098 DCD BA011

DOS Sec of State

(1)  The first line of six numbers on the top line are the DCD account numbers, followed by a space and four alpha-numeric “DCD station delivery and routing suffix.”  If the last two digits are 00, it indicates that the account receives over-the-counter service at the DCDSTA;

(2)  The second line consists of a six-digit alpha-numeric Department of Defense Activity Address Code (DODAAC), followed by a space, the three-character aerial port code of the servicing DCD station, and another space.  The last five characters indicate the servicing station and three-digit Category of Account (COA) which, for State Department accounts, is “011”; and

(3)  If the alpha-numeric suffix in line 1 is “88,” that account is serviced by the State Department and a third line is required to show the specific geographic location (post) for the delivery.

b. See 14 FAH-4 Exhibit H-262 for a complete list of posts with DCD accounts.  So that all posts are kept current on DCD account codes, posts that are holders of these codes must notify the Department by telegram of any changes in the account number, new account, or canceled account.

14 FAH-4 H-263  “ATTENTION” LINE

(CT:DPM-23;   07-30-2015)

Unpouched items dispatched via DCD must have an “ATTENTION:” line below and to the left of the two-line address and indicate the officer or the agency to which the item is to be delivered.

NOTE:  Do not place this information on pouch tags.

14 FAH-4 H-264  POUCH TAG PREPARATION

(CT:DPM-23;   07-30-2015)

Posts preparing pouches for dispatch that will travel all or part of the way in the DCD system must meet both diplomatic and DCD requirements for tagging.  In many instances, this will require double or triple tagging.  Routing determines how many tags are required and in what order they must be attached to the pouch.

14 FAH-4 H-264.1  Post with DCD Account to Post with DCD Account

(CT:DPM-32;   05-22-2019)

a. If a post with a DCD account is dispatching to a post with a DCD account and the pouch will remain in the DCD system the entire journey, prepare only one pouch tag as listed below:

(1)  The seal of the United States and the words DIPLOMATIC POUCH must appear on the back of the tag;

(2)  The channel of dispatch letter code must be in bold lettering in the lower right corner on the front of the tag.  Only [C] pouches may be dispatched in the DEFENSE COURIER DIVISION;

(3)  The unique pouch number, assigned by the DCD station at which the item is entered on Form DCD-1, must be on the front of the tag;

(4)  The gross weight in pounds must appear under the unique pouch number;

(5)  Dispatch information must be in the upper left corner of the tag.  Only the two-line DCD address of the post or the Department may be used as dispatch post.  No employee or organization names may appear in the dispatch post information.  The general post information format is:

DCD Account Number‑DCD Route Number

DCD Post Title Abbreviation Post Location

(6)  Destination information must appear in the center of the tag.  Only the two-line DCD address of the post or the Department may be used as destination information.  The general destination format is:

DCD Account Number‑DCD Route Number

DCD Post Title Abbreviation Post Location

b. The caption, “VIA DEFENSE COURIER DIVISION” or “VIA DCD” must appear in the upper right corner of the article packaging, label, and tag (see 14 FAH-4 Exhibit 264).

14 FAH-4 H-264.2  Post without DCD Account to Post with DCD Account

(CT:DPM-32; 05-22-2019)

a. Any entry and shipment of pouch material through DCD to (or from) posts that do not have a DCD account must be coordinated with DCD in advance.  This is required to have DCD authorize the shipment, during which a temporary two-line address is provided for use during the shipment.

b. When the pouch is traveling in the DCD system for the latter part of its journey, posts without a DCD account dispatching to a post with a DCD account must prepare tags as below:

(1)  Prepare a DCD tag as above except that the dispatch post information is the DCD account code of the post where the pouch will enter the DCD system;

(2)  Staple a normal diplomatic pouch tag over the DCD tag;

(3)  The dispatch post on the diplomatic tag is the post at which the pouch will enter the DCD system; and

(4)  The post or courier who transfers the pouch to DCD will remove the top tag and prepare the Form DCD-1.

NOTE:  If a post with a DCD two-line address is dispatching to a post without a DCD account code and the pouch will begin its journey in the DCD system, pouch tags, dispatch post, and destination post information must be reversed.

14 FAH-4 H-264.3  Post without DCD Account to Post without DCD Account

(CT:DPM-32;   05-22-2019)

a. Any entry and shipment of pouch material through DCD to (or from) posts that do not have a DCD account must be coordinated with DCD in advance.  This is required to have DCD authorize the shipment, during which a temporary two-line address is provided for use during the shipment.

b. When the pouch will travel the middle portion of its journey in the DCD system, posts without a DCD account dispatching to a post without a DCD account must prepare three pouch tags as outlined below:

(1)  Prepare a normal diplomatic pouch tag from post of origin to post of destination;

(2)  Prepare a DCD tag as outlined in 14 FAH-4 H-264.1, except the dispatch post is the DCD address of the post where the pouch will enter the DCD system and the destination post is the DCD address of the post where the pouch exits the DCD system.  Staple it over the diplomatic tag;

(3)  Staple a regular diplomatic pouch tag over the DCD tag;

(4)  The post or courier who transfers the pouch to DCD will remove the top tag and prepare the Form DCD-1; and

(5)  The post or courier who receives the pouch from DCD will remove the DCD tag and sign the Form DCD-32.

14 FAH-4 H-265  AUTHORIZED MATERIAL

(CT:DPM-32;   05-22-2019)

a. Only classified [C] pouches are eligible for dispatch by DCD courier.

b. Posts with DCD account codes may dispatch unpouched items to another post or any other holder of a DCD account.  Only TOP SECRET items or material requiring courier escort may be dispatched.

c.  DCD personnel are identified by Form DCD-9 credentials and a unique badge.  See 14 FAH-4 Exhibit H-265 for an exemplar of the credential and badge.

14 FAH-4 H-266  THROUGH H-269 UNASSIGNED


14 FAH-4 Exhibit H-262  
DCD Account Codes for Department of State Category of Account 011

(CT:DPM-23;   07-30-2015)

Account Number

DODAAC

Name

Station

438046 RS31

HKR091 RMS RS 011

U.S. Consulate Frankfurt FSC

RS

413153 YO11

HKYG03 UAM YO 011

DOS, DTS Guam

YO

413154 YO11

HKYG04 OKO YO 32M

NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY (GUAM)

 

418160 YO05

HKYK04 OSN YO 011

AMERICAN EMBASSY SEOUL

KO

423185 MG42

HKW282 WRI MG 011

US Mission UN

MG

425128 MN62

HKM128 MHZ MN 011

AMERICAN EMBASSY - LONDON ANNEX

MN

429181 SG01

HKG113 NAP SG

U.S. CONSULATE NAPLES

SG

438024 RS60

HKR078 FRU RS 011

AMERICAN EMBASSY BISHKEK

RS

441562 LK30

HKK111 SKF LK 011

ACG Ciudad Juarez

KE

444348 SN00

HKS466 DC5 SN 011

ACG Tijuana

SN

449321 BA88

HKD098 DC6 BA 011

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

BA

449808 BA00

HKD195 DC6 BA 80E

SPC

BA

454227

HKYD28

USFJ Okinawa Bureau (OSC)

YO

815120 BA23

HKD355 DC6 BA 011

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

BA


14 FAH-4 Exhibit H-264  
DCD Marking on Articles, Labels, and Tags

(CT:DPM-23;   07-30-2015)

1. Marking an article:

Drawing depicting packaging DCS material

 

2. DCD Form 28, Address Label (Form DCD-28):

Form DCS-28 Address Label


 

3. DCD Form 29, Address Tag (Form DCD-29):

 

Form DCS-29 Address Tag

 


14 FAH-4 Exhibit H-265  
DCD Credentials

(CT:DPM-23;   07-30-2015)

DCD Credential Set

DCD Couriers are identified by Form 9 Credential Sets, consisting of:

DCD Form 9 (DCD Courier Identification Card) (Form DCD-9);

DCD Badge; and

Black leather wallet

Form DCS-9, Defense Courier Service IdentificationDCS Courier Badge

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