The Army Writing Style

The Goal of the army writing style is to Transmit a clear message in a single rapid reading that is generally free of errors in grammar, mechanics, and usage. Here at ArmyWritingStyle.com we work to provide you the greatest FREE resources to help you in your Army writing endeavors, such as Army Evaluations (OERs and […]


Individual Development Plans for Soldiers

Organizations must create a culture that encourages, supports, and invests in the short- and long-term development of their employees. Professional development should be an ongoing process to ensure Soldiers are staying current—if not one step ahead—in their fields and mission-critical competencies. Planning for continuous development must be anchored to the organization’s mission, goals, objectives, and […]


Soldiers provide each other with a writing surface during the U.S. Army Alaska Small Arms Competition on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska

The Army Writing Standard

Following the components of the Army writing style will lead you to write to Army standard. The Army standard is stated as “transmits a clear message in a single rapid reading and is generally free of errors in grammar, mechanics, and usage.” A general summary of the Army writing style is below: Put the recommendation, […]


TIPS FOR USING Electronic Evaluation System (EES)

All NCOERs with a through date of 1 JAN 2016, will be completed within the EES (https://evaluations.hrc.army.mil/). It is STRONGLY recommended that you utilize the PDF-F version of the applicable evaluation forms (DA FORM 2166-9-1 for SGT; DA FORM 2166-9-2 for SSG-1SG/MSG; DA FORM 67-10-1 for O1-O3 and W1-CW2) for drafting an evaluation.  This allows […]


Outstanding Leaders keep Journals

“Journaling on real paper with a real pen seems like a throwback to a different era. Until you try it. For leaders, finding that calm place where you purposely take the time to reflect is a powerful antidote to the rush-rush-rush of the rest of the day.” — Joel Barker, Futurist, film maker, and author […]


Common Errors: Spelling

Common ErrorsIn everyday practice, most writers make a limited number of errors in the basics, but repeat those errors often. Below is a list of frequently occurring errors and corrections with techniques to prevent them. Studies show that people tend to continually misspell a relatively small number of words— between 25 and 50—in their day-to-day […]


Common Errors: Subject-Verb Agreement

Common Errors In everyday practice, most writers make a limited number of errors in the basics, but repeat those errors often. Below is a list of frequently occurring errors and corrections with techniques to prevent them. Claire Cook, in Line by Line: How to Improve Your Own Writing, states: Errors in agreement, a singular subject […]


Common Errors: Sentence Fragments

Common Errors In everyday practice, most writers make a limited number of errors in the basics, but repeat those errors often. Below is a list of frequently occurring errors and corrections with techniques to prevent them. Conventional sentences have a subject and predicate, and any departure should be clearly intentional. Skillful writers use fragments effectively […]