Correct APA Format


How do I adequatley reference an Air Force Instruction both on a reference page and in the text?


As of right now this is my reference

United States Department of the Air Force. (2012, August). Suicide prevention program (AFI   90-505). Retrieved from


and this is my citation within the text.

(AFI 90-905, 2012).

asked Jun 17 '13 at 04:10 Bethany Casper New member

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Your reference citation follows the APA format -- although your document date is incomplete. According to the copy of the document I retreived, the date should be (2012, August 10).


United States Department of the Air Force. (2012, August 10). Suicide prevention program (AFI   90-505). Retrieved from


With respect to your text citation, I'll quote Cornell University's guidance concerning the APA style. "The names of groups that serve as authors (corporate authors) are usually written out each time they appear in a text reference. When appropriate, the names of some corporate authors are spelled out in the first reference and abbreviated in all subsequent citations. The general rule for abbreviating in this manner is to supply enough information in the text citation for a reader to locate its source in the Reference List without difficulty."


So (U.S. Department of the Air Force, AFI 90-905, 2012). You should also include the specific page reference if applicable.

link comment answered Jun 17 '13 at 05:23 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

Article critique on "Great leaders Don’t Need Experience" written by Gautama Mukunda,
Published in (October 2012 edition) Harvard Business Review.
It’s a Great honor to me to discuss this article as part of my curriculum, “Great leaders don’t
Need experience”. Article by Gautama Mukunda, he is a former professor at Harvard Business
School. According to his own experience, he came up with certain ideas and examples in this article to justify his Statement. This article makes a clear account about Experience its importance VS desire without Experience. Here the author stated the statement by evaluating Great leaders in the United States of America. According to him, he categorized two kinds of leaders in our society, Filtered and Unfiltered. In this article he quoted. Strong desire is fine enough to get Success in every body’s life, without considering their experience. The author is strongly believed,   if the individuals had a great desire without experience, they will get success in their life.
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link comment answered Dec 01 '15 at 21:38 aditya boyinapalli New member

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