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.
  • Depending on the product and the target audience, first or third person may be appropriate in limited circumstances, for certain guides, Military OneSource articles and educational, promotional, or training materials. Be sure to address this with the project supervisor prior to beginning content development.