Course Description:

CGPAC-CG incorporates the instructional elements of communication theory, external affairs, policy, tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP), and the practical application of TTP. The course provides students with a basic overview of communication theory as it relates to mass communication and external affairs; policies established that provide guidance on conducting external affairs; TTP that actuates external affairs activities; and practical exercises that establish a working knowledge of said TTP. The course provides students with the tools to conduct external affairs at the unit level and operate within a joint information center (JIC) if necessary.

Location: 6500 MAPES ROAD, FT MEADE, MD

Text Prerequisites:

This course is open to pre-designated government personnel only. Coast Guard and DoD active duty, reserve or auxiliary personnel.

Coast Guard:



  • E4 or above

  • Acting as a collateral duty public affairs officer




  • GS-11 and above

  • Must be serving in an operational, collateral duty, public affairs officer position

(1035 series)




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