Operations security (OPSEC), personal security (PERSEC), scams, & social media guidelines for military families

Information that you need to know and practice

Army Operations Security (OPSEC)
This is the official Army OPSEC page designed to educate Soldiers, civilians and others on Army OPSEC.

Cyber crime alert notices and prevention flyers (Computer Crime Investigative Unit of the U.S.Army Criminal Investigative Command)

Naval Operations Security

Social media scams

Social networking safety tips (Computer Crime Investigative Unit of the U.S.Army Criminal Investigative Command)
Social networking sites allow people to interact with others and find people with similar interests or backgrounds. Social networking sites enjoy worldwide popularity, underscoring the need to understand potential risks associated with the use of these sites. A person’s online activities may inadvertently expose excessive information about their identity, location, relationships, and affiliations, creating an increased risk of identity theft, stalking, or targeted violence. A safer social networking experience is available by accepting some basic assumptions and following a few recommendations. 

Social media misuse punishable under Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)
Soldiers who use social media must abide by the terms outlined in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Soldiers should be aware that they are subject to the UCMJ at all times, and that ill-advised postings that violate the code can result in legal action.

The U.S. Army on Social Media
This site is designed to serve as a consolidated registry and resource for all information regarding official Army presences on public social media sites. All sites located on this page have been reviewed and approved by the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs and are subject to all Army policies and guidelines.

The United States Army Social Media Handbook
This document provides extensive social media guidance. It contains information for Army leaders, guidance for Army families, operations security tips, branding information, checklists, regulations and frequently asked questions. The 2016 Social Media Handbook is your one-stop-shop for Army social media information.

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