NCO Primary Leadership Subjects
Tools of the Trade
To help you write, you should have references immediately at hand to answer
questions that may arise.
The following references provide reliable standards for consistency and validity of
form and format.
AR 25-50, Preparing and Managing Correspondence.
AR 310-25, Dictionary of United States Army Terms,
AR 310-50, Authorized Abbreviations and Brevity Codes,
DA Pam 1-10, Improve Your Writing.
DA Pam 310-1, Index of Administrative Publications.
DA Pam 310-2, Index of Blank Forms.
DA Pam 310-3, Index of Doctrinal, Training, and Organizational Publications.
DA Pam 310-4, Index of Technical Manuals, Technical Bulletins, and Supply
DA Pam 600-67, Effective Writing for Army Leaders.
TRADOC Reg 25-30, Preparation, Production, and Processing of Armywide
Doctrinal and Training Literature (ADTL)
Government Printing Office Style Manual.
Roget's Thesaurus of Words and Phrases.
Standard Dictionary (e.g., Merriam-Webster, Inc., Webster's New Collegiate
Dictionary; Houghton Mifflin Co., American Heritage College Dictionary).
English grammar textbook (e.g., Little, Brown and Company, The Little, Brown