Sunday, May 16, 2010

U.S. Army Offers Blogging for Soldiers to Tell Their Own Stories

I’ve just read the transcript of a Department of Defense Bloggers Roundtable in which Lieutenant General Benjamin Freakley, Commander of the U.S. Army Accessions Command, talks about social media as an outreach recruiting mechanism.

I’m very impressed by the army’s efforts, especially the blog that is available for any soldier to write about his or her own story. (The Twitter feed is )

The army is allowing soldiers to tell both the good and the bad, which enables someone considering joining the army to have more realistic expectations than might be learned from an army recruiter.

Watch the brief video above of General Freakley explaining this blogging site – and then check out the stories themselves at

Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of the novel MRS. LIEUTENANT and the co-author of the Jewish holiday book SEASONS FOR CELEBRATION. Her newest project is' company does power marketing that combines traditional marketing principles and Internet marketing strategies to put power in your hands.

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