Examples: Capt. (Dr.) Joe Johns of the Portsmouth
Naval Hospital conducted . . . Cmdr. Edna Knox, Navy
Nurse Corps, told medical authorities . . . Maj. (Dr.) Larry
Riley, a veterinarian, stressed the importance . . . Navy
Chaplain (Cmdr.) John Frisby will preside over ... (Note:
A chaplains rank is enclosed in parentheses. In the
previous example, subsequent references would be
Lawyers are not identified by profession in the
military service per se. However, in all possible cases,
they should be referred to in relation to their role in the
story. Consider the following example:
Example: Coast Guard Lt. Henry Smith, the
defense attorney (trial lawyer, staff judge advocate,
etc.), a member of the Maryland Bar Association, moved
for a dismissal of the charges.
In many cases, news stories require the use of a
persons service in addition to name and rank,
particularly in joint maneuvers. When this occurs, place
the service identifier before the rank and name as in the
Examples: Navy Capt. Rob Rogers; Coast Guard
Lt. Jim King; Air Force Maj. Richard Johnson. (The
U. S. before Amy, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or
Marine Corps is optional unless tied in with foreign
Women, military as well as civilian, should receive
the same treatment as men in all areas of news coverage.
Never use sexist references, demeaning stereotypes and
condescending phrases in reference to women. The
same standards for men and women should be used in
deciding whether to include specific mention of
personal appearance, physical description or marital and
As in the following examples, aircraft, ships and
other military equipment should be identified by
popular name and model designation.
Examples: The Air Force Lockheed C-141
16), Lady Lex, was opened as a floating museum. ...
There is only one way to refer to confessions of
While general usage and correct titles of some of the
faiths are listed below, many are not. When in doubt,
consult your chaplains office. Members of
communions of the National Council of the Churches of
Christ in the United States of America (official title,
which may be shortened to National Council of
Churches) are as follows:
African Methodist Episcopal Church
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
American Baptist Convention
American Lutheran Church
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of
Armenian Church of America
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Christian Church of North America, General
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Friends United Meeting (Five Years Meeting)
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South
Hungarian Reformed Church in America
National Baptist Convention of America
National Baptist Convention U.S.A. Inc.
Orthodox Church in America
Polish National Catholic Church of America
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.
Progressive National Baptist Convention Inc.
Protestant Episcopal Church
Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America
Southern Baptist Convention
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A.
United Church of Christ
Lutheran Church in America
United Methodist Church
United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
Other communions include the following:
Churches of Christ
Church of Christ, Scientist
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Starlifter flew. ... Each soldier carried an M-79 grenade
launcher. ... The aircraft carrier USS Lexington (AVT
faith, their members and officials the correct way.