instructions for preparing the three types of SIRs are included at the end of this lesson.
PART A - SERIOUS INCIDENT REPORT
a. There are three categories of serious incidents reported by the Joint Message form. Each of
these and their notification requirements is described below.
(1) Category 1. These are serious incidents which, in the opinion of the commander, are of
immediate concern to the Department of the Army (DA). Incidents in this category include:
o Terrorist attacks.
o On and off-post riots.
Notification of a Category 1 incident involves an immediate telephone call to the Army Operations
Center (AOC) at 851-1800. Give a brief accounting of the event and a follow-up electronic message
within 12 hours to HQDA (DAMO-ODL).
(2) Category 2. An incident in this category is of serious concern to DA and requires timely
notice. It is slightly less serious than Category 1. Incidents in Category 2 include;
o Major fires where people have been killed or injured.
o Sales or trafficking of narcotic sales greater than 0.
o Trainee maltreatment.
Notify HQDA of a Category 2 serious incident by electronic message (SIR) within 24 hours of the
incident. A telephone call is not necessary.
(3) Category 3. These incidents are a concern to the DA and are not as time-sensitive as
Categories 1 and 2. Category 3 serious incidents include:
o Major fires without loss of life.
o Theft greater than 0 but less than ,000.