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Publishing Resources

Publications 101

The Publications 101 course is an APD Publishing Division outreach effort. It provides an overview of the publishing process and key requirements for developing and staffing draft publications. For more information or to sign up for one of the sessions, please send an email to this mailbox. Please include your contact information in the email. If you are a PC/PCO and would like to schedule a group session for your team, please send an email to this mailbox. Include your name, role (PC or PCO), organization, location, and number of participants.

Publications 101 Course Schedule 2022

✦ 7 September 2022, 0900-1130
✦ 7 December 2022, 0900-1130

Meetings are held via Army Teams or teleconference dial-in, depending on accessibility. Meeting invite will give opportunity to choose dial-in or Teams. If you are a PC/PCO and your organization has a minimum of 15 individuals to attend the Publications 101 training, please email us. Include your name, role (PC or PCO), organization, location, and number of participants.

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
U.S. Government Publishing Office Style Manual.

APD Training and Publication Processing

Roll Out Plan Template
AR Template
DA Pamphlet Template
Army Policy Writing Brief
Army Directive Template
Army Directive Process
Army Publication Forms Guidance
Publications 101 Course Slides (CAC required for access)
APD's editorial checklist for processing administrative publications.
Staffing Table for Publications (CAC required for access)
PC/PCO/FMO Directory (CAC required for access)

Mailboxes for submission to APD:

- DA260 mailbox for Army administrative publications
- Principal Official Guidance (POG) & ALARACT mailbox
- Publications 101 mailbox

All Army Activities (ALARACT) Messages

✦ ALARACT Template (see AR 25-30 and DA Pam 25-40 for processing)
ALARACT mailbox


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 (Click 'Save As' and save it into your local drive)
DA Letterhead (Click 'Save As' and save it into your local drive)

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 Memos for Publishing Champion (PC)/Publications Control Officer (PCO) Appointments and Proponent Transfers

✦ PC appointment memorandum (See DA Pam 25-40)
✦ PCO appointment memorandum (See DA Pam 25-40)
Transfer of Proponency memorandum

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