The graduate will study and practice planning and execution of public affairs operations unique to a contingency environment, with an emphasis on operational planning and integration on a joint staff.
Location: 6500 MAPES ROAD, FT MEADE, MD
Class Schedule FY20:
Class Report Date Start Date End Date Class Type
010 5 Jan 2020 6 Jan 2020 17 Jan 2020 Resident
020 23 Feb 2020 24 Feb 2020 6 Mar 2020 Resident
030 5 Apr 2020 6 Apr 2020 17 Apr 2020 Resident
040 5 Jul 2020 6 Jul 2020 17 Jul 2020 Resident
050 2 Aug 2020 3 Aug 2020 14 Aug 2020 Resident
Class Schedule FY21:
Prerequisites for Course DINFOS-JCPAC
There are no Prerequisites in the Verifiable Prerequisites section. See other sections.
The Student must satisfy any one of the following Prerequisite Course Solution Sets:
Students must have graduated from course:
DINFOS-JSEPAC (JOINT SENIOR ENLISTED PUBLIC AFFAIRS COURSE).
Or DINFOS-IPASC (INTERMEDIATE PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST COURSE).
Or DINFOS-PAQC (PA QUALIFICATION COURSE).
Or DINFOS-JSPAC (JOINT SENIOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS COURSE).
Or DINFOS-PAQC-ADL-R Phase: 2 (PA QUALIFICATION COURSE-ADL-R).
Previous education/training requirements for all services: The candidate must be a graduate of one of the following courses: DINFOS-JSPAC, DINFOS-JSEPAC, DINFOS-IPASC, DINFOS-PAOQC, DINFOS-PAQC, or DINFOS PAQCADL-NR/R and within the following grade range by service:
O-3 to O-5
E-6 and above (Must have completed required PME level)
GS-11 to GS-14, 1035, 0301 (strategic communications positions) and 1001 series with Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) and APAC approval.
U.S. Air Force:
O-2 to O-5
E-5 through E-9, enlisted personnel that have not graduated from courses listed above must submit a waiver request and be a graduate of either DINFOS-BCC, DINFOS-BPAS-W, DINFOS-BPASC, DINFOS-BPASC-ADL-NR/R, or DINFOS-BSP.
GS-11 to GS14
O-1 to O-5 and must have a minimum of one-year public affairs experience.
E-5 through E-9 (MC rating)
GS-11 to GS-14 and must be in the 1035 series and have a minimum of three years public affairs experience.
U.S. Marine Corps:
O-1 to O-4
E-5 through E-9
Not open to civilians
U.S. Coast Guard:
W-2 to O-5
E-7 through E-9
GS-11 to GS-14
International students attending this course must have an English Comprehension Level (ECL) of 85, obtain a 2+/2+ on the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), and possess basic typing skills. Students requesting enrollment must be O-4's or senior O-3's and graduates of the DINFOS PAQC, DINFOS PAOQC or AFIS PAOC, with a minimum of one-year experience as a PAO. Students must have a solid understanding of English language usage, grammar and syntax.
Must be in a GS 1035 position at a grade of GS-11-15, with a minimum of five years’ experience as a public affairs officer.
JCPAC Training Program of Instruction