Dos and Don’ts

Social Media Dos and Don’ts Essential Dos and Don’ts Do and Don’t Essentials: DO Live the U.S. Army values. Online misconduct is punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). ALARACT 122/2015, Professionalization of Online Conduct, reinforces AR 600-20 and defines cyber misconduct as “the use of electronic communication to inflict harm; examples include, […]

Online Identity Training

Social Media Training and Awareness Online Identity Training Online Identity Threats There are many tactics people may use to trick others into providing information or granting access to that information through social networking venues. Once information is posted to a social networking site, it is no longer private. The more information you post, the more […]

Senior Leaders

Social Media Leader’s Guide Senior Leaders Social Media and Soldiers Understand how soldiers should conduct themselves online and on social media. Remember: Training and Doctrine Command views social media sites positively, and respects your rights as Soldiers to use them to express yourself. That acknowledged, by the nature of your profession, you are always on […]

CG’s Guidance

Social Media Leader’s Guide CG’s Guidance Social media, when used effectively, presents unequaled opportunities to share our Army story in an authentic, transparent, and rapid manner — while building more substantive relationships with people you may not have reached through traditional communication channels. At the same time, the open, global nature of social media creates […]

Contigency Plan Template

Social Media Crisis Communication Contingency Plan Template Crisis management Using social media to communicate with stakeholders during a crisis has proven to be effective due to its speed, reach and direct access. In recent crises, social media has helped distribute command information to key audiences and media, while also providing a means for dialogue among […]

Maximize Social Media

Social Media Crisis Communication Maximize Social Media It is time to get a seat at the social media table. You may be comfortable with the use of social media in your private life or it may be altogether new to you. Either way, one thing is clear, social media is not going away. Our culture […]

OPSEC Snapshot

Social Media OPSEC OPSEC Snapshot Operations Security Operations Security is the process by which we protect unclassified information that can be used against us. Its purpose is to prevent potential adversaries from discovering critical DOD information. OPSEC protects U.S. operations – planned, in progress and completed. Success depends on secrecy and surprise, so the military […]

Spotting Fake News

Social Media OPSEC Spotting Fake News What is Fake News? Fake news is fabricated information, which mimics news media content in form, but not in organizational process or intent. It overlaps with other information disorders, such as misinformation (false or misleading information) and disinformation (false information that is purposely spread to deceive people). In order […]

Spotting Disinformation Actors

Social Media OPSEC Spotting Disinformation Actors The problem of disinformation There is no shortage of information, and accuracy can be hard to gauge. Misinformation is unintentionally inaccurate. Disinformation is intentionally inaccurate. Critical thinking skills are the best defense against mis/disinformation. It is important for Soldiers to be critical consumers of information, to not fall for […]

Safeguarding Information

Social Media OPSEC Safeguarding Information Safeguarding Information is Your Responsibility You are personally responsible for what you say and post on social networking services and any other medium. Consider how a post can be interpreted by the public. Be cautious about crossing the line between funny and distasteful. If you have doubts about whether you […]

Social Media Scams

Social Media Training and Awareness Social Media Scams Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) receives hundreds of reports a month from individuals who have fallen victim to a scam perpetrated by a person impersonating a U.S. Soldier online. Romance Scams Victims of these “romance scams” report they became involved in an online relationship with someone they […]

Unit Public Affairs Representative (UPAR)

Social Media Strategy Unit Public Affairs Representative (UPAR) Unit public affairs representatives (UPARs) are non-PA Soldiers identified to increase PA capability across a command. Commanders at the battalion level and below will appoint and resource UPARs to assist higher PA elements achieve the commander’s requirement to communicate. PAOs are responsible for cultivating, coordinating, and training […]