SAMPLE FORMAT FOR A PUBLIC
Public affairs plans vary among different commands and may differ according
to their purposes. The paragraph headings, content and sequence can be changed,
some paragraphs can be omitted or included in annexes or additional paragraphs can
be added. The plans may be issued in a number of ways, such as instructions, SOPs,
notices, memorandums and annexes to operation orders.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY PUBLIC AFFAIRS PLAN FOR
THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF WORLD WAR II
Reference: (a) DoD World War II Commemoration Plan
1. Purpose. To establish command and public affairs responsibilities and
guidance in support of the Navys presence and participation at national and regional
ceromonies, events and observances in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of
World War II, 1991-1995. All events will be accomplished in accordance with
2. Scope. This plan provides suggested information and event management
programs for both internal and external publics and involves media relations,
community relaitions and internal relations. The plan outlines the general
responsibilities of participating commands, lists recommended possible initiatives,
highlights the DoD and Navy-Marine Corps approved activities (see Annex A) and
provides for an after-action report.
Background. At a time when defense expenditures are decreasing and the
public perception of the threat to our nation is lessening, maintaining a positive Navy
profile is crucial. The Department of the Navy has a unique opportunity in
commemorating the various events associated with this anniversary to reinforce to
the American public and supportive groups the need for a strong and flexible Navy.
It is an opportunity to explain the Navys historic, current and future missions and
its dependable support of this countrys national policies, vital to our nations role
as a world power and a maritime nation dependent on free sea lanes.