Who can write for Army AL&T?
Anyone in the Army Acquisition Workforce and its stakeholders can write for Army AL&T. We work with writers from all skill levels, including no skill. Our editors are that good.
FILES TO UPLOAD
- Articles must have an OPSEC review and a functional lead approval.
- With rare exceptions, Army AL&T does not publish articles that are scheduled to be published, or have already been published in other publications or blogs before we go to press.
- Articles can be short, 500-800 words, or longer, up to 1,600 words.
- Format per writers guidelines and submit in Word (.docx) form with a title that keys to the article name, for example, COL Smith Logistics Commentary.
Photos, graphics and figures
- Each should be a separate, high-resolution image file in .jpg, .img, .png or .tiff format, minimum 2400 pixels wide—most often a file size of 3-4 MB or larger.
- Captions: Paste captions in the form provided on the submissions page. Alternately, submit captions in a separate Word document with the same title as the article. For example, COL Smith Logistics Commentary — Captions.
- Caption details: Include the who, what, where and when details, and the photographer’s or artist’s name and organization: (Photo/Illustration by Name, Organization).
- Graphics, figures and illustrations: Submit in PowerPoint format (.ppt or .pptx), pdfs or as image files (.jpg, .png or .tiff), or Photoshop or Illustrator.
- Advertisements: Must fit in the Army AL&T template and should consist of minimal text and a “call to action,” such as a phone number or website that the reader can use for more information.
On the Move
- For news related to promotions, retirements or important changes of command, fill out the On the Move form and submit. NOTE: With exceptions (e.g., awards), all On The Move submissions should be relevant news items regarding officers at the 0-5 level who are program, project or product managers, or relevant news items regarding officers 0-6 and above and enlisted Soldiers E-8 and above.
Faces of the Force / Spotlight on Success
- To showcase the professionalism and accomplishments of the workforce as well as the range of career opportunities in Army acquisition, fill out the nomination form and submit. NOTE: Nominees must be current on all DAWIA certifications and requirements or within the allotted grace period.
We welcome your stories, ideas, opinions and art (photos, graphics, etc.). We will do our best to provide a timely response to your submissions.
ARMY AL&T MAGAZINE
Army AL&T Magazine
Army AL&T magazine is USAASC’s quarterly professional journal, comprising in-depth, analytically focused articles. The magazine’s mission is to instruct members of the Army AL&T community relative to AL&T processes, procedures, techniques and management philosophy and to disseminate other information pertinent to the professional development of workforce members and others engaged in AL&T activities. The magazine is available in both hard copy and on the USAASC website. The editorial calendar shows the themes and deadlines of the current and future issues.
Explore programs, practices and resources for the acquisition workforce, such as IDEAL, LEAD, PPTE, post-BTB guidance. Examine how we are recruiting new talent–highlight new practices like roadshows at the college level and pilot “civilian ROTC” programs from OSD. What are some workforce best-practices from the PEOs? What recruiting and retainment strategies can we learn from our partners in industry? What kind of mentorship opportunities exist for the workforce and how can they apply?
How is the Army leading the way with sustainable technologies like alternate fuels, self-sustaining kit for Soldiers, sustainable waste management, material replacement (i.e., graphene), recyclable batteries, and IT solutions like the Synthetic Training Environment as a resources-saving tool? Explore stories about green, leading-edge tech from the Army and its applications. Are there PEOs partnering with DARPA or NASA? What kind of green medical technology is the Army developing? How is climate change impacting our acquisition strategy, planning and infrastructure, and how are we becoming more climate resilient?
Highlight agile development and Soldier-centered design throughout the Army, not just in software. How do we use incremental testing and fielding to get the best products to Soldiers, fast? How are we adding to or adopting industry best practices?
Explore the applications of robotic and unmanned vehicles. Examine the application of AI during research and development, in the field and in the contracting process. What ethical or moral dilemmas must be considered when using AI? How can you prevent an AI from being biased? What kind of challenges must be accounted for before AI can be used in the field? Discuss the UCA/Urgent need acquisition pathway. How is software acquisition and digital transformation modernizing the Army?