DODI 5120.20

DODI 5120.20 - Department of Defense INSTRUCTION NUMBER...

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Department of Defense INSTRUCTION NUMBER 5120.20 October 18, 2010 ASD(PA) SUBJECT: American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) References: (a) DoD Directive 5120.20, “Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS),” December 17, 1991 (hereby cancelled) (b) DoD Directive 5122.05, “Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (ASD(PA)),” September 5, 2008 (c) DoD Directive 5105.74, “Defense Media Activity (DMA),” December 18, 2007 (d) DoD 5120.20-R, “Management and Operation of Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS),” November 9, 1998 (e) DoD Instruction 5040.02, “Visual Information (VI),” August 30, 2005 (f) DoD Instruction 4000.19, “Interservice and Intragovernmental Support,” August 9, 1995 1. PURPOSE . This Instruction reissues Reference (a) as a DoD Instruction (DoDI) in accordance with the authority in References (b) and (c) to establish policy, assign responsibilities, and prescribe procedures for AFRTS. 2. APPLICABILITY . This Instruction applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the “DoD Components”). 3. DEFINITIONS . See Glossary. 4. POLICY . It is DoD policy that: a. The Department of Defense shall maintain an internal information program to provide U.S. radio and television news, information, and entertainment programming to Military Service
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DoDI 5120.20, October 18, 2010 members, DoD civilian and contract employees, and their families overseas, on board U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships at sea, and other authorized users. b. The DoD internal information program shall: (1) Provide U.S. military commanders worldwide with a unique means to communicate internal information directly to DoD personnel and their family members overseas. (2) Provide overseas DoD personnel and their families the same type of information and entertainment programming as their fellow citizens in the United States, shall not be subject to censorship, and shall not attempt to propagandize or manipulate its intended audience, subject to the considerations in paragraph 3.b. of Enclosure 2. (3) Assist in maintaining and enhancing the morale, readiness, situational awareness, and well-being of DoD personnel and their family members overseas. Communicate messages and themes from senior DoD leaders (i.e., Secretary of Defense, Secretaries of the Military Departments, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Military Service Chiefs of Staff, Combatant Commanders), as well as other leaders in the chain of command, in order to support and improve quality of life and morale; promote situational awareness; provide timely and immediate force protection information; and sustain readiness. (4)
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