Line This person
will perform these actions
Complete five copies of Section I, DA Form 2173. Send
7 calendar days after
the original and four copies to the member's unit
incident or initial
Request DA Form 2173 from MTF, if not previously
14 calendar days
received. Complete section II, DA Form 2173, attach
support documents, and send original and three copies
to the officer having special court-martial authority for
units in area in which the incident occurred.
21 calendar days
(1) If approved, annotate form as follows (preceded by
official designation of headquarters and date, and
followed by signature and signature block):
(a) For disease or injury (when special court-
martial authority is final approving authority). "Reviewed
send original to OMPF7 and one copy each to persons
listed in lines 2 and 4. 3,8
(b) For disease or injury (when special court-
martial authority is not final approving authority).
"Reviewed for completeness, In Line of Duty," followed
by appropriate command line. Send original and two
copies to the final approving authority.
(c) For deaths: "Reviewed for completeness.
No determination made," followed by appropriate
command line. Send original and two copies to the final
(2) If disapproved, direct a formal investigation.
28 calendar days
(1) If approved, anotate as in line 3 (1)(a) or (c)
(a) For disease or injury. Retain one copy, send
original to OMPF and one copy to member's unit
(b) For deaths. Retain one copy and send
original and one copy through casualty reporting
channels to HQDA(DAAG-PES) Alexandria VA 22331.
(2) If disapproved, return to the special court-martial
authority and direct a formal investigation.
Table 3-1. Processing an informal investigation (continued).