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Welcome to the PEO Soldier social media guidance page and directory.
Social media is all about collaboration, and we want to hear from you. Check out our pages, ask questions, provide feedback and share your thoughts.
Think, Type, Post. Sgt. Laura Martin talks about how on-line behavior can affect our careers. For more information visit www.army.mil/socialmedia/soldiers.
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Social Media allows people to interact with others with similar interests or backgrounds at a faster more convenient setting, online, underscoring the need to understand potential risks associated. A person’s online activities may inadvertently expose excessive information about their identity, location, relationships, and affiliations, creating an increased risk of identity theft, stalking, or targeted violence. A safer social networking experience is available by accepting some basic assumptions and following a few recommendations.
For more information about computer security and other computer related scams, we encourage readers to visit the Army Criminal Investigation Command (Army CID) website.
Training Requirements: CAC Enabled
» OPSEC for EOP Operators
» DISA Social Networking Class
It is also highly encouraged that social media managers also complete OPSEC Level II certification. This training is coordinated through your G2/S2 shop or equivalent.
OPSEC Level II training: Per AR 530-1 (26 Sept. 14) 4-2 Training Programs (pgs. 13-14) para b. (2) OPSEC coordinators, Web masters, PAOs, FOIA, speech writers, FRSAs, or any other personnel who interact with the public on a regular basis will receive external official presence (EOP) training or attend a Level II OPSEC officers course.
ALARACT 289/2013, Army OPSEC Training for External Official Presence Operators states that all commanders will ensure that personnel who publish information on external online presences receive mandatory annual OPSEC training.
BEWARE OF ONLINE SCAMS!
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) receives hundreds of reports a month from individuals who have fallen victim to a scam perpetrated by a person impersonating a U.S. Soldier online.
Victims of these “romance scams” report they became involved in an online relationship with someone they believed to be a U.S. Soldier who then began asking for money for various false service-related needs. Victims of these scams can lose tens of thousands of dollars and face a slim likelihood of recovering any of it.
Find out how the Army is combating online scams.
There are times when the names and images of U.S. Army Reserve leadership have been used to fraudulently victimize or scam well-meaning people.
You will NEVER receive a personal friend request, or a request for money, from any of the U.S. Army Reserve leadership. If you are talking to someone claiming to be a current or past general officer or Command Sergeants Major from the U.S. Army Reserve leadership team on any social media platform, you are talking to an impostor.
Our social media team reports impostor accounts for removal, but we need your assistance.
Report fake accounts and scams to the social media platform you are using
If you are a U.S. Citizen you may report being a victim to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center.