JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. –
The 2012 Presidential election cycle is well underway. All military members should review and become familiar with the rules on permissible political activities contained in DoD Directive 1344.10, Political Activities by Members of The Armed Forces on Active Duty, and the Jan. 28, 2008 SECDEF message, DoD Public Affairs Policy Guidance Concerning Political Campaigns and Elections. These rules are intended to strike the proper balance between a government employee's involvement in the political process while avoiding the appearance of an improper official DoD endorsement of a particular political party, candidate, cause or issue.
If you have any questions with regard to permissible political activities, please contact 628 ABW/JA at DSN: 673-5502, Commercial: 843-963-5502.
For more information, go to
· Guidance on Political Activities
· DoD Directive 1344.10
· DoD Public Affairs Policy Guidance Concerning Political Campaigns and Elections