Distribution Statement Footer

How to create a perfect distribution statement footer for your paper:

1. What distribution statement is it?

: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
: Distribution authorized to U.S. Government agencies only; (fill in reason); (date of determination). Other requests for this document shall be referred to (insert controlling government office).
: Distribution authorized to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors; (fill in reason); (date of determination). Other requests for this document shall be referred to (insert controlling government office).
: Distribution authorized to the Department of Defense and U.S. DoD contractors only; (fill in reason); (date of determination). Other requests shall be referred to (insert controlling DoD office).
: Distribution authorized to DoD Components only; (fill in reason); (date of determination). Other requests shall be referred to (insert controlling DoD office).
: Further dissemination only as directed by (insert controlling DoD office), (date of determination), or higher DoD authority.

2. Is your paper ITAR restricted? (mandatory for critical technology, direct military support, and export controlled)



3. What are your reasons for choosing your distribution statement in Question #1? (The letters in parentheses are the reasons applicable to your distribution statement!)














4. What is your controlling office address?

5. What is your date of determination?



5. Cut and paste your completed footer below into the first page of your document!