Combat Camera Leadership Course

Welcome! The Combat Camera Leadership Course (CCLC) provides professional development in the knowledge and skills needed to perform management duties with a combat camera organization. We are confident this instruction will provide a unique experience that is both professionally challenging and personally rewarding.

The Combat Camera Leadership Course provides in-depth training in the duties required to develop combat camera strategy in the deployed environment. Students apply pertinent doctrine and policy during seminars and practical exercises to the management of a COMCAM activity. The CCLC focuses on identifying the mission and functions of COMCAM, to include: COMCAM pre-deployment, developing operational support plans, imagery management plans, training and budget plans, and equipment/systems maintenance plans. It also includes in-depth theoretical and working knowledge of how COMCAM functions within the Department of Defense.

During 10 training days, you will participate in classroom discussion and also take field trips to the Defense Imagery Management Operations Center (DIMOC) and the 55th Signal Company (COMCAM). Students are asked to bring a copy of their unit Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), an After Action Report (AAR) from their most recent deployment or any type of field training exercise, and a copy of a sanitized situation report (SITREP) for classroom discussion.

Computers are provided for your use in the building, but you are encouraged to bring a personal laptop, which will enable you to work on assignments from remote locations. Students will observe DINFOS policy of wearing the Class B uniform on the last Friday of the month.

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. Mary Davis at Ft. Meade billeting, (410) 874-0853; mary.davis@ihg.com for a reservation or to help arrange off-post billeting. Several nice hotels are located within a short drive to Ft. Meade. The Bachelor Housing Office hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Any questions about registration or logistical requirements should go to the DINFOS Registrar at (301) 677-4691.