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Is there a standardize font to use in Army Writing?

When writing a counseling statement, does it matter if the font is different in each section? If so, is there an AR or FM or something in writing that statement about the font on writing a counseling

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See AR 25-50 typically military font is Arial 12.  While having multiple fonts may look strange or potentially portray the counselor in a less than professional light having different fonts would not invalidate the counseling session.

EXTRACT AR 25-50

1–17. Type fonts and sizes

When creating official correspondence, use type fonts and sizes that make the correspondence easy to read and understand. The following guidelines will provide the best results:

a.  A font with a point size of 12 is recommended.

b.  Preferred type font is Arial.

c.  Unusual type styles, such as Script, will not be used in official correspondence

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  • blake preissig

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    i want to know a type a military font that is in microsoft word

    • Mark Gerecht

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      AR 25-50
      1–17. Type fonts and sizes
      When creating official correspondence, use type fonts and sizes that make the correspondence easy to read and
      understand.
      The following guidelines will provide the best results:
      a. A font with a point size of 12 is recommended.
      b. Preferred type font is Arial.
      c. Unusual type styles, such as Script, will not be used in official correspondence.

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  • Jeremy Stocker

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    1–20. Type fonts and sizes
    When creating official correspondence, use type fonts and sizes that make the correspondence easy to read and
    understand. The following guidelines will provide the best results:
    a. A font with a point size smaller than 12 or larger than 14 should be avoided. When possible, a 12-point size will
    be used.
    b. Preferred type fonts are Times Roman and Times New Roman.
    c. Unusual type styles, such as script, should not be used to create official correspondence. (AR 25-30 p. 4)

    • Mark Gerecht

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      Jeremy,
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      TOP

    • Leah J

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      Times New Roman is the old guidance and Arial is the newer (since 2013) preferred font. AR 25-30 doesn’t mention font….

      1–17. Type fonts and sizes
      When creating official correspondence, use type fonts and sizes that make the correspondence easy to read and
      understand. The following guidelines will provide the best results:
      a. A font with a point size of 12 is recommended.
      b. Preferred type font is Arial.
      c. Unusual type styles, such as Script, will not be used in official correspondence.

      • Antonio H.

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        AR 25-50, pg.3, 1-17

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