The Defense Information School (DINFOS) has a long-standing mission of producing outstanding Public Affairs and Visual Information personnel for the U.S. Department of Defense. We are a component of the Defense Media Activity.
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Welcome and congratulations on your selection to attend the Joint Senior Public Affairs Course (JSPAC)!

The course provides the capstone experience for senior public affairs leaders within the DOD and other U.S. government agencies, as well as foreign militaries. Students review operational challenges in today's complex security environments; they also explore and refine their role as senior communication counselors and strategic planners through panel and guided discussions with senior leader mentors and distinguished guest speakers. The class participates in staff rides, examines case studies, and develops operational strategies for group and individual exercises.

Pre-course Training: Prior to attending JSPAC, students are encouraged to complete the following two courses on line (approximately three hours per course) through FEMA's Emergency Management Institute:

Course Bio: Please email a short bio no more than 12 lines in length (discussing your most recent positions/accomplishments, first) NLT one week prior to course start to JSPAC faculty lead, Ms. Laura D. Johnston, at .

Travel: JSPAC is a demanding course. During 10 training days, students will participate in classes at the Defense Information School and in field trips to Washington, D.C. Instruction will conclude no earlier than 1600 on graduation day at the schoolhouse, so please do not make return travel arrangements prior to this time.

Uniforms/Business Attire: Please bring your Service Dress/Class A uniform or equivalent, which will be needed for our visit to Washington, D.C. We also ask that you bring one day’s business attireMen: Jacket/tie/dress trousers; Women: Dress slacks/skirt. The uniform of the day in the schoolhouse is the duty uniform.

Computers/Laptops: The schoolhouse will provide computers for your use while on campus, but you’re encouraged to bring a personal laptop, which will enable you to work on assignments from remote locations.

Billeting —You may be billeted on Fort Meade or off-post. If you billet off-post, the cost is borne by your unit of assignment. Please contact Ms. Nadine Stewart at Ft. Meade billeting, (410) 674-7700, ext. 7272, for a reservation or to help arrange off-post billeting. Several nice hotels are located within a short drive to Ft. Meade.

Again, welcome to JSPAC. We look forward to working with you during the course. Please don’t hesitate to contact Ms. Johnston at Office: (301) 677-2617/Cell: (443) 622-3942.

                                                 CHRISTOPHER A. ANDERSON, Maj, USAF
                                       Department Head, Public Affairs Leadership Department
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