The Public Affairs Qualification Course provides entry-level public affairs training for the Department of Defense, U.S. government agencies and selected foreign military communication professionals. Instruction focuses on the foundational elements of the communication planning process; principles and techniques associated with implementing effective communication strategies; and the process involved in integrating communication into military planning and operations.
Location: 6500 MAPES ROAD, FT MEADE, MD
Class Schedule FY20:
Class Schedule FY21:
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Marine Corps
Civilian prerequisites are based on their billet description and authorization from HQMC PA.
U.S. Coast Guard:
O-1 through O5 - Prerequisites are based on their billet description and authorization from Coast Guard 092.
E-5 through E-8 - Prerequisites are based on their billet description and authorization from Coast Guard 092.
Must be a U.S Government employee working in PA career field (GS-1035).
Students must have a solid understanding of the English language, usage, grammar and syntax. Students must score an 85 on the English Comprehension Level (ECL) test; have completed Specialized English Training (SET); obtain a score of 2+/2+ on the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and have basic keyboard skills.
Must be U.S. Government employee working in the public affairs (PA) career field (GS-1035).
PAQC Training Program of Instruction