The big goodbye?

Turns out I’ve been living outside of legality.

Pursuant to Army Regulation 530-1, revised on April 19th, 2007:

“All Department of the Army (DA) personnel (active component, reserve component to include U.S. Army Reserve, Army National Guard, and DA civilians), and DOD contractors will consult with their immediate supervisor and their OPSEC Officer for an OPSEC review prior to publishing or posting information in a public forum. This includes, but is not limited to letters, resumes, articles for publication, electronic mail (e-mail), Web site postings, web log (blog) postings, discussion in Internet information forums, discussion in Internet message boards or other forms of dissemination or documentation. Supervisors will advise personnel to ensure that sensitive and critical information is not to be disclosed. Each unit or organization’s OPSEC Officer will advise supervisors on means to prevent the disclosure of sensitive and critical information.”

So, until I get some answers from my S2, Talking Salmons will do so no more. Lord knows I don’t need a court martial to muck things up, just as life was looking a little better. If the compromise is the command gets to “proofread” my entries, then no thanks.


About salemonz

Born in San Diego, Calif. Raised as a Navy Brat, I jumped ship and crossed over to the Army. Served as an enlisted journalist for a bunch of years, then helped the DoD figure out what the hell to do with social media. After the Army, now I drift down the river of life, trying not to be a jerk.

4 responses to “The big goodbye?”

  1. flflythemig29 says :

    A lot of us are caught in this morass.

  2. Felyne says :


  3. HG says :

    “sensitive and critical information” we all know what that means.
    In case the S2 has a bad day he won’t even allow you to talk about the weather.
    I served with german special forces and I had to learn that our MilInt eyes the internet very carefully…

  4. BWJones says :

    This really is absurd. I appreciate OPSEC and all and understand that one signs away certain rights when enlisting, but gagging each and every soldier is simply unacceptable. It should be within a soldiers right to talk as long as OPSEC is not being compromised. It should be within a soldiers mandate to document what they are seeing, hearing and experiencing. In fact, writing and communicating should be encouraged by the Pentagon to ensure that their personnel are qualified to read, write and communicate as they progress and eventually leave service.

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