Point of View

The type of writing you are doing will determine the appropriate point of view for your work. See the guidelines below:

  • Generally, content for Military Community and Family Policy communications products should be in second person: You should contact the Family Advocacy Program if you have concerns regarding domestic abuse involving active-duty service members.
  • Write blogs using the first person point of view: I want to describe my life as a military spouse.
  • Use direct language. Avoid passive voice construction.
  • In limited circumstances, for certain guides, Military OneSource articles and educational, promotional or training materials, use of the first or second person may be appropriate depending on the product and the target audience. Be sure to address this with the project supervisor prior to beginning content development.