Privacy & Security

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Privacy Policy

This is an official U.S. Army website, and is provided as a public service by Army Public Affairs.

Information presented on Army.mil is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.

Privacy Act Statement - If you choose to provide us with personal information - like filling out a Contact Us form with e-mail and/or postal addresses - we only use that information to respond to your message or request. We will only share the information you give us with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. We never create individual profiles or give it to any private organizations. Army.mil never collects information for commercial marketing. While you must provide an e-mail address or postal address for a response other than those generated automatically in response to questions or comments that you may submit, we recommend that you NOT include any other personal information, especially Social Security numbers. The Social Security Administration offers additional guidance on sharing your Social Security number.

For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes only. This government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration guidelines.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act of 2008, and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

For more information about U.S. Army website management policy, visit the CIO/G-6 Policy Branch website.

Cookie Policy

When you visit a page on Army.mil, the internet browser on your computer may download a small file (commonly called a "cookie") so that our website can recognize your computer when you use Army.mil in the future. Army.mil uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store non-personally identifiable information. Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains. The U.S. Army does not use the information associated with cookies to track individual user activity on the Internet outside Army websites, nor does it share the data obtained through such technologies, without the user's explicit consent, with other departments or agencies. The Department of the Army does not keep a database of information obtained from the use of cookies.

Cookies are enabled by default to optimize website functionality and customize user experience, but users can choose not to accept the use of these cookies by changing the settings on their local computer's web browser. The USA.gov website provides general instructions on how to opt out of cookies and other commonly used web measurement and customization technologies. Opting out of cookies still permits users to access comparable information and services; however, it may take longer to navigate or interact with the website if a user is required to fill out certain information repeatedly.

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward them to us using our Contact Us page.