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Figure 5-1. Installations Required to Report Storage Space Management on DD Form 805.
Extracted from AR 740-1, Table 6-1 (Continued).
COMPUTING STORAGE SPACE
All entries on the DD Form 805 pertaining to storage space are made in thousands of square feet, or cubic
feet rounded out to the nearest thousand. All entries requiring an expression of areas in GSF are computed by
using inside measurements between exterior walls without deductions for fire walls or other structural losses. Use
the overall measurements for open storage areas with no deduction for railroad tracks and permanent roads
within the area. In the case of unimproved open areas, only the space actually occupied by stored material is
All entries on the DD Form 805 requiring an expression of areas in cubic space capacity are computed by
multiplying the square feet by the unobstructed stacking height permitted by safety restrictions.
PREPARATION OF DD FORM 805
Only one DD Form 805 is prepared per installation. When an installation has an annex or subinstallation
(geographically separated), a separate DD Form 805 is filled out at the same frequency as the parent installation.
Subinstallations submit reports only if the 50,000 GSF criterion is met. If a report is required, the parent
installation is identified in the Remarks block. Data pertaining to the subinstallation are not included in the report
submitted by the parent installation.