Location: 6500 MAPES ROAD, FT MEADE, MD
Class Schedule FY: 2019
15 Oct 2018
16 Oct 2018
15 Nov 2018
10 Apr 2019
11 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
02 Jun 2019
03 Jun 2019
08 Jul 2019
The graduate is prepared to perform the duties of an editor/content manager of all communication products. The course covers the application of the latest techniques and theory from military and civilian experts in layout and design, journalism, imagery, graphics and Internet-based capabilities. It provides experienced military communicators with advanced instruction in determining and refining content, designing attractive and functional products, coaching writers and photographers, making ethical decisions, and staff management. Students receive comprehensive training in adapting techniques through publication redesigns and critiques. This course will culminate in an improvement presentation.
Students should have access to the product(s) or publications(s) they work on or contribute to regularly. Students should have access to the analytics or metrics for their unit's online platforms. If applicable, bring the editorial policy, and the most recent readership survey and results or have access to this material. Students should have a working knowledge of desktop publishing software. Individuals not meeting course prerequisites must obtain a written waiver, coordinated through their service training officers/managers/detailers, from the DINFOS commandant prior to enrollment. Quota managers requesting waivers must coordinate training seats after waivers are granted.
Prerequisites for Course DINFOS-CMC
Value(s) or Range
1035 - PUBLIC AFFAIRS
1082 - WRITING AND EDITING
Students Must Have Graduated from course:
DINFOS-BSP (BASIC STILL PHOTOGRAPHY).
Text Prerequisites for Course DINFOS-CMC
E-4 through E-6 MOS 46Q
GS-07 or above, GS-1035, 1082, 1087, 1001
E-4 or above; In the MC rating and nominated by MC Enlisted detailer.
Graduate of DINFOS-PAQC, DINFOS PAOQC or AFIS-PAOC or have completed 15 or more college journalism credits; nominated by PAO detailer.
GS-09 or above
Series 1035 or 1082;
graduate of: DINFOS-PAOQC, DINFOS PAQC AFIS-PAOC, DINFOS-BPAS-W, DINFOS BPASC, DINFOS-BPASC-ADL-NR/R, DINFOS-BMCSN-USN, or AFIS-BJC
or have completed 15 or more college journalism credits
1-year experience on a military news publication
nominated by CHINFO
U.S. Air Force:
E-4 through E-6; Students must possess a fully qualified 5-level journeyman AFSC 3NOX5.
Must be serving in one of the following series: 1001, 1020, 1035, 1060, 1071, 1084, or 1082.
U.S. Marine Corps:
E-3 and above with MOS 43XX (4531,4512,4541,4571) and 1-year experience at permanent duty station;
Graduate of DINFOS-VPD, DINFOSBMRC, DINFOS-IPASC, DINFOS-BPAS-W, DINFOS-BPASC, DINFOS-BPASC-ADL-NR/R, DINFOS-PAQC, DINFOS PAQC-ADL-NR/R, OR DINFOS-IPASC.
Requests for waivers must be routed through HQ Office of Marine Corps Communication (OMCC) to the DINFOS Commandant
U.S. Coast Guard:
E-4 and above; Graduate of DINFOSBPAS-W, DINFOS-DINFOS-BPASC, DINFOS-BPASC-ADL-NR/R; or AFIS-BJC; and 6 months field experience.
Students must score an 85 on the English Comprehension Level (ECL) test.
Due to the extensive amount of writing required for the course, international students must have a solid understanding of English language usage, grammar and syntax. Graduate of DINFOS-BPAS-W, DINFOS-BPASC, AFIS-BJC, DINFOS PAQC, DINFOS PAOQC, AFIS PAOC or have completed 15 or more college journalism credits or 1-year experience on a newspaper staff. These requirements cannot be waived.
GS-07 and above, series 1035 or 1082 in an editor position