National Guard changes social media guidelines

Wednesday - 8/25/2010, 9:40am EDT

Jack Harrison, Director of the National Guard Bureau of Public Affairs and Strategic Communications

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The National Guard has social media guidelines and these are a bit different. Instead of restricting use and asking users to not identify their National Guard status, the Guard is actually encouraging members to engage in unofficial Internet posts - responsibly, of course. And while users should be clear that they're not speaking on behalf of the Guard, they are encouraged to identify themselves as Guard members. Jack Harrison is the Director, National Guard Bureau Public Affairs and Strategic Communications. His division wrote the guidelines. This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily DoD Report. For more defense news, click here.