DoDI 5400.13

Policy & Doctrine 15 min
Reference DoD Instruction 5400.13 Public Affairs (PA) Operations (15 October 2008).

This Instruction:

  • Reissues DoD Directive 5400.13 (Reference (a)) as a DoD Instruction in accordance with the guidance in DoD Instruction 5025.01 (Reference (b)) and the authority in DoD Directive 5122.5 (Reference (c)).
  • Establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for the conduct of PA as a primary DoD communications capability in accordance with Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum (Reference (d)).
  • Under the new title “Public Affairs (PA) Operations,” addresses PA roles and responsibilities across the Department of Defense, to include the Secretaries of the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commanders, and the Heads of the other DoD Components.

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