Terms of Use

Terms for User Content Submission to American Public University System. American Military University and American Public University are part of American Public University System (APUS).

By submitting content to AMU Edge or APU Edge (or any current or legacy APUS Blogs or Websites) for publishing consideration, you are automatically agreeing that you and your submitted content are subject to the APUS Privacy Policy, the APUS Terms of Use, and to the additional terms and conditions set forth in these terms for submission (collectively, the “Submission Terms”). Any and all submitted content shall be User Content under the APUS Terms of Use. By submitting User Content, you are acknowledging that you have read, understood, and agreed to all of the Submission Terms.


Among other applicable terms and conditions, the Submission Terms provide for the granting of certain license rights in any User Content that you submit. In particular, by submitting or transmitting User Content for (on or through) the Websites (including Blogs) or Services and subject to any other applicable policies, you grant APUS a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, assignable, sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, store, modify, display, distribute, prepare derivative works based on, and transmit such User Content in connection with the Services and APUS’s business, and you waive any and all moral rights and publicity rights in such User Content. You agree that this license includes the right for other users of the Websites or Services to access and use your User Content, subject to our terms and conditions regarding such use, and the right for APUS to allow its third-party business partners to use your User Content.

Qualification for Publishing

User Content submissions will be reviewed by the active APUS managing editor(s) and are subject to our review before being published. It is up to the sole discretion of APUS as to whether or not any submitted User Content will be published on our Blogsites or Websites. All of the guidelines below must be followed in order for the work to be considered for publishing. Each submission must contain a byline with the author’s name, a bio, and confirmation that the content is original and not copied from a third-party source.

If you are interested in contributing to AMU Edge or APU Edge, and you agree to the outlined items above, then please email online@apus.edu with a topic, a writing sample, and a short bio.

Terms and Conditions

You may post or submit comments to AMU Edge or APU Edge (Blogs). By participating in these Blogs, you consent to, and agree to abide by, these Terms and Conditions.

  • Comments or opinions expressed on the Blogs are those of their respective contributors only. The views expressed by outside contributors do not represent the views of AMU, APU, or APUS, its management or employees. APUS is not responsible and disclaims any and all liability for the content of comments written by outside contributors to the Blogs.
  • No one is to post any classified or sensitive information. All submitters should keep Operational Security (OPSEC) in mind when posting about units, organizations, and/or operations.
  • Comments posted on the Blogs should not defame, compromise the trade secrets or confidential information of, or violate the copyright or other intellectual property rights of, any third party. Comments posted on the Blogs or social media accounts should not be obscene, profane, indecent, abusive or threatening and should not violate any local, state, national or international law.
  • Any content you submit becomes the property of APUS, which may use, publish, copy, sublicense, adapt, edit, distribute, publicly perform, display and delete the content you submit as it chooses.
  • We sometimes link to outside websites that are related to the Blogs’ discussions and that we believe may be of interest to you. These links are not provided for the purposes of marketing or advertising, and we’re not responsible for the content or practices of other websites.
  • The Blogs’ moderators may include information about, and links to, other APUS content, and information that may be of interest to you and are related to the topic of the Blog.
  • We reserve the right to change Blog procedures and these Terms and Conditions at any time. If and when we do that, we will post such changes to this page.
  • APUS and its employees, agents, officers, and directors, are released from any and all liability and obligations whatsoever in connection with or arising from your use of the Blogs. If at any time you are unhappy with the Blogs or object to any material in the Blogs, your sole remedy is to stop using the Blogs.