APD - Army Publishing Directorate
Publishing Guidelines

The Army Publishing Directorate (APD) uses the following references and style manuals. Please refer to these resources when preparing documents for publication:

AR 25-30 - Army Publishing Program
DA Pam 25-40 - Army Publishing Program Procedures
Government Printing Office Style Manual - 2016 Edition
♦ Chicago Manual of Style - 16th Edition

APD Training and Publication Processing

ALARACT Message Process

♦ ALARACT Policy and procedure (see AR 25-30, para 2-3b, and DA Pam 25-40, paras 7-14 and 7-15)
ALARACT template

Electronic Letterhead and Memorandum
Stationary Templates

The Secretary of the Army has endorsed the use of Department of the Army computer generated letterhead stationery. This change in policy is reflected in the new release of the revised AR 25-30. The electronic letterhead template is being made available for use with Microsoft Word and can be modified for your specific installation and address.

Please click the following links for your information:
DA Memo Pad
Letterhead Template
DA Letterhead

If you need further assistance on how to use the templates, please contact us via email at: Electronic Letterhead. In subject line of the email, enter the words, "Electronic Letterhead."

Please refer to AR 25-30, AR 25-50, and DA Pam 25-40 for further guidance.

Sample Memorandums

♦ Publishing Champion Appointment Memorandum (See DA Pam 25-40, figure 1-1)
♦ Publications Control Officer Appointment Memorandum (See DA Pam 25-40, figure 1-2)
Transfer of Proponency Memorandum

Status of FY17 Priority Publishing Plan
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