a. The purpose statement. Open with a short, clear purpose sentence. The purpose statement is not the same as the bottom line. It only tells the reader what to expect when reading the paper. A purpose statement does not tell the reader the conclusion(s) the writer draws. b. Thesis. The bottom line or thesis statement tells your…

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Information and discussion papers are used to present information in general or information specifically for a discussion. An information paper is a one-page discussion of facts, plus opinions, suggestions, arguments, or matters needing resolution.

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Here is a free Effective Army Writing Class from our partner site pptclasses.com, download a copy and modify it for your own use. [slideonline id=10220] /topsarge CSM Dan Elder, USA, Retired @dandotelder

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Directly responsible for brining the company in compliance with all OSHA, HAZMAT and safety regulations His safety enforcement resulted in accident free training Practiced conservation of supplies and funds which resulted in commendable supply inspections Voluntarily conducted observations to assist fellow AIT instructors to achieve Senior Instructor status Constantly maintained his training aids to standard…

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The rater lists up to three (at least two) different future duty positions in which the rated NCO could best serve the Army at the current or next higher grade. Therefore, do not recommend a SSG serve as a 1SG or a SGT serve in a position normally identified for junior personnel. Also, a SSG who receives a marginal…

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Specific bullet examples are mandatory for excellence or needs improvement ratings. Comments must be entered in “bullet” narrative format adhering to: o short, concise, to the point o ideal bullet is one line, but no more than two o no more than one bullet to a line o must double-space between bullets o best bullets start…

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The Soldier Record Brief (SRB) is a multi-Component report that will be available to users as part of IPPS-A’s first release. The SRB offers HR Professionals, Leaders, and Soldiers centralized access to personnel information online and provides a snapshot of a Soldier’s military career information. The SRB will standardize and eventually replace the Enlisted and…

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If a sentence contains a series of related ideas or laundry-list items, put them in a bullet format. To make a bullet format, follow these steps: Step Action Bullets 1 Break the sentence into a lead-in statement and list ideas under it. Use this technique only for a long series. Don’t use it for a series…

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Communication: The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, or writing. Barriers to Communication •  Physical Barriers •  Cultural Barriers •  Language Differences •  Format Errors •  Grammar and Spelling Mistakes Military Writing “Effective Army writing transmits a clear message in a single, rapid reading, and is generally free of errors in…

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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. It…

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