DoD Issuances Website

Writing DoD Issuances: Supporting Documents

Forms, Templates, & Resources

Action Memorandums


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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DD Forms

Forms Management

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General Guidance

DoD Issuances Defined Using the Issuance Templates MS Word Features
DoD Issuance Numbering System Writing Style Guide and Preferred Usage
DoD Manual for Written Material: Correspondence Management DoD Manual for Written Material: Examples and Reference Material
DoD Dictionary of Military Terms: JP 1-02 Common Mistakes
Special Considerations Checklist DoDI 5230.29, "Security and Policy Review of DoD Information for Public Release"
SecDef Message (Determining Releasability), "Information Security/Website Alert" Reference Guide to the Mark Center Conference Center
AO/Focal Point Checklist Refreshing Coordinations Flowchart
DD 818 Signature Tips  

Directives Reissuance Samples

The office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense requires that reissued directives include a summary of the changes made. The DoD directive action memo and processing procedures have been updated and a sample is available: Directives_Reissuance_Samples

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Standards (before 5/1/2015)



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Timeline Tools

WHS Form 2

(updated 3/29/2017)