U.S. Army Social Media



Social media is a part of our daily lives, and a powerful tool we use to share the Army’s story. It helps us to create meaningful connections with our audiences, which maintains their trust and confidence in America’s Army.

The Army acknowledges the importance of social media, and encourages our commands, Soldiers, Families, and Army Civilians to safely and accurately use social media to share their experiences and provide information.

Advances in technology and accessibility to connected mobile devices, combined with society’s acceptance of social media, have changed how information is delivered and how people, organizations, and government entities communicate.

Department of Defense Instruction (DODI) 8550.01, released Sept. 11, 2012, provides guidelines for military use of social media. The instruction acknowledges that Internet-based capabilities are integral to operations across the Department of Defense.

The All Army Activities message, published February 2017, also reemphasizes that Soldiers are held to the standards of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Army Values when using social media, even when off duty. Commenting, posting and linking to material that violates the UCMJ or basic rules of Soldier conduct are prohibited, along with talking negatively about supervisors or releasing sensitive information.

This website will acquaint you with your role in Army Social Media and provide you with policies, guidance and recommendations on how you can become a more effective communicator and representative of the U.S. Army – creating an environment where trusted information is disseminated to the Army Family and the public.

DigitalGov is the U.S. Army’s source for best practices in digital communication. It is a platform to help those in agencies working on providing digital services and information to the public. Expect posts on what the government is doing in digital, general digital news, trends and issues on implementing digital for the public.

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