Comment Policy

We welcome your comments at DCoE.

The purpose of the commenting feature within DCoE is to facilitate an ongoing dialogue about topics concerning the Military Health System. We retain the discretion to determine which comments violate our comment policy. We also reserve the right to remove violations. We expect all contributors to be respectful.

For the benefit of robust discussion, we ask that comments remain "on-topic." A comment will be posted only if it relates to the topic discussed within the item it is submitted in response to.

Please observe the following rules or your comment will not be posted:

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Members of the media are asked to send questions to the appropriate office of public affairs through their normal channels and to refrain from submitting questions here as comments. Reporter questions will not be posted.

The views expressed on the site by non-federal commentators do not necessarily reflect the official views of the DCoE, the Department of Defense, or the federal government.

We recognize that the Web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage resources, moderating and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as early as possible; in most cases, this means the next business day.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personally identifiable information, such as name, Social Security number, phone numbers, addresses, or e-mail addresses in the body of your comment. If you do voluntarily include personally identifiable information in your comment, such as your name, that comment may be edited for content or it may not be posted to DCoE. If your comment is posted, your name will not be redacted or removed. In no circumstances will comments be posted that contain Social Security numbers, addresses, e-mail address or phone numbers. You have the option of posting comments anonymously.

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The comments sections on DCoE are places for discussion. They are not a substitute channel for DCoE services or general questions.

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.

This page was last updated on: August 18, 2015.