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Reference List: Common Military Reference List Examples

Army regulations

U.S. Department of the Army. (2007). The Army Family Advocacy Program: Army regulation 608-18. Retrieved from

Directives and instructions

Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L). (2003, May 12). The defense acquisition system (DOD Directive 5000.1). Washington, DC: Author.

Executive orders

Exec. Order No. 13655, 3 C.F.R. 80451 (2013) Reprinted (codified in U.S.C.)

Federal regulations

Renewable Energy Production Incentives, 10 C.F.R. § 451 (2006).

Field manuals

Headquarters, Department of the Army. (1994). Sniper training (FM 23-10). Retrieved from

Military manuals and regulations

National Institute of Mental Health. (1990). Clinical training in serious mental illness (DHHS Publication No. ADM 90-1679). Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.

See p. 205 of the APA manual for information on citing a report from the U.S. Government Printing Office.

Office memoranda

Takia, T. (2013). Adoption of the national information exchange model within the Department of Defense [Memorandum]. Retrieved from

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