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

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: […]

Effective Military Communication (Slideshow)

Communication: The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, or writing. Barriers to Communication •  Physical Barriers •  Cultural Barriers •  Language Differences •  Format Errors •  Grammar and Spelling Mistakes Military Writing “Effective Army writing transmits a clear message in a single, rapid reading, and is generally free of errors in […]

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At various times soldiers will have to communicate their intention through writing. Putting our thoughts on paper is important, but just as important is to ensure that what we have written clearly communicates our intentions. Our understanding of “how to” organize our thoughts into coherent sentences and paragraphs can help ensure that we communicate clearly. The […]


Extracted from TSP 158-F-0010, Write in the Army Style) The Army is effective only if information and directions are clearly communicated. In carrying out your military duties, you will write various types of correspondence. This student guide will help you become an effective Army writer. Writing Guide #1: Army Writing Style Writing Guide #2: Steps in the […]