Numbers and Dates

See the guidelines below for proper use of numbers and dates in content for Military Community and Family Policy:

  • In running text, spell out whole numbers below 10; use numerals for 10 and above. Spell out numbers when they are the first word in a sentence.
  • Don’t begin a sentence with a numeral.
  • Always use numerals for ages and for percentages, except when they are the first word in a sentence.
  • Use the percentage sign ─ % ─ when pairing with a numeral.
  • Use Arabic numerals with the exception of the sequence of wars, people or animals, which take Roman numerals (World War II, Queen Elizabeth 1).
  • When labeling figures, tables, slides, modules, chapters, etc., use numerals: Slide 3 instead of Slide Three.
  • Dates should take the following order: month, day, year: Sept. 7, 2020.