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DINFOS operations, from instruction to administration and building management are led by a combination of military and civilian leaders in a joint environment. 


DINFOS PAVILION is an extensive knowledge base of trusted resources related to DoD PA/VI that is accessible, The site is searchable and available 24/7.

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The school's vision, values and objectives are a part of our overall mission as the premiere learning institution for communication across the Department of Defense.

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The Office of the Registrar provides administrative support and management of quotas, course scheduling, student records and documentation for DINFOS courses. 

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DINFOS consists of two training directorates, teaching students from across all Military branches, government agencies and more than 75 countries.

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DINFOS is the culmination of more than a century of public affairs and visual information training, from more than a dozen schools and learning sites across the nation.

The Defense Information School (DINFOS) is a component of the DoD’s Defense Media Activity, located at Fort George G. Meade, Md. The school trains US Military, DoD civilian, international military, and interagency students in a variety of subject areas including public affairs, print journalism, photography, video production, broadcast journalism, broadcast equipment maintenance, and various forms of graphic design and digital media.

DINFOS maintains national accreditation through the Council on Occupational Education (COE). In addition, the American Council on Education (ACE) reviews DINFOS courses for college credit recommendations, assisting students with their civilian education goals and providing an external validation of the school’s rigorous training programs.

For the last 55 years, DINFOS has trained communicators across the DOD to help their organizations achieve strategic and operational goals through applied public affairs strategies and visual information products.