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This is a brief manual intended primarily to instruct junior engineering personnel working on civil works for the Corps of Engineers in the proper procedures for preparing reports. Some of the contents were papers delivered at a conference on the use of English in Corps of Engineers reports.

The manual is complicated by the Corps of Engineer’s roles as a military organization and as an organization managing civil public works projects and public facilities and by the special problem of having to answer inquiries of members of Congress.

Shortly before this guide was issued, the Engineer School had issued a guide on writing military technical reports:

Guide to the Preparation of Military Reports of a Technical Nature, 1954.