The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs provides this Internet web site as a public service. Information presented on this site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested. For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. This government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration guidelines. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
External Link Disclaimer
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Use of Measurement and Customization Technology
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Use of Third-party Websites and Applications
Third-party websites and applications that are not owned, operated, or controlled by The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs are integral to Internet-based operations across the The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. These capabilities include social networking services, wikis, photo and video-hosting services, data mashups, and so forth.
This is our Social Media User Agreement. It has been reviewed and approved for use for all official Department of Defense and Service social media sites. We encourage you to copy and paste this text and/or link to this user agreement page from your social media sites. The following User Agreement (“Agreement”) governs the use of official Department of Defense social media sites and pages to include social networking pages, web blogs and file sharing sites, along with all policies applicable to the .mil domain. Please read the rules contained in this Agreement carefully. You can access this Agreement any time. Your use of any aspect of the Web sites will constitute your agreement to comply with these rules. If you cannot agree with these rules, please do not use the Web sites. The Agreement may be modified from time to time; the date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page, so check back often. Continued access of the Web site by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Agreement. Your failure to follow these rules, whether listed below or in bulletins posted at various points in the Web site, may result in suspension or termination of your access to the Web site, without notice.
Your failure to follow these rules, whether listed below or in bulletins posted at various points in the website, may result in suspension or termination of your access to the website, without notice.
COMMENTS BY OTHERS ARE NOT ENDORSED
The Department of Defense does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with the comments, opinions, or statements posted on the website Any information or material placed online, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibility of those making the comments and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Defense, the United States Government or its third party service providers. By submitting a comment for posting, you agree that the Department of Defense, the United States Government and its third party service providers are not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to any information or materials posted by others, including defamatory, offensive or illicit material, even material that violates this Agreement.
EDITING AND DELETIONS
The Department of Defense reserves the right, but undertakes no duty, to review, edit, move or delete any material submitted as a comment to the information provided for display or placed on the social media sites in its sole discretion, without notice. Comments submitted to these sites will be reviewed and a representative sample may be posted on the site or inappropriate comments may be deleted at the sole discretion of the Department of Defense. We hope to receive submissions from all viewpoints, but we ask that all participants agree to the following Terms of Participation:
- To ensure constructive questions, please post only questions directly related and relevant to the Department of Defense.
- Refrain from posting questions that contain threats, obscenity, material that would violate the law if published here, abusive, defamatory or sexually explicit material.
- Submissions containing the following will be deleted:
- Contains obscene or threatening language or discrimination (hate speech) based on race, sex, gender, religion, national origin, age, or disability.
- Promotes services or products (not including non-commercial links that are relevant to the topic)
- Includes any personal or sensitive information (phone numbers, email or postal addresses)
- Operational Security (OPSEC). All personnel (including families and friends of service members) have a responsibility to ensure that no information that might put our military members in jeopardy or would be of use to our adversaries is posted to websites that are readily accessible to the public. Not surprisingly, that information includes, among other things, technical information, operation plans,troop movement schedules, current and future locations of military units and ships, descriptions of overseas bases, details of weapons system, or discussions of areas frequented by service members overseas. Other information that’s not as obvious but should also not be discussed in an open forum includes daily military activities and operations, equipment status, unit morale, and results of operations. Any of these topics, if released in an open medium, have the ability to provide our adversaries opportunities to harm our military members.