Course: DINFOS-JIPAC
 
Course Description

JIPAC will challenge students to expand their knowledge of issues and crisis management in global operations and enhance their strategic thinking and planning capabilities. This course reshapes how public affairs and communication strategy professionals think:  Students will move beyond a traditional view of tactics within operations to focus instead on research and analysis to inform a data-driven plan incorporating multiple layers of communication capabilities.  

Location: 6500 Mapes Rd., Ft. Meade, Md.

Prerequisites for Course DINFOS-JIPAC

Verifiable Prerequisites

Prerequisite Item Value(s) or Range Constraint

Course Security Clearance F - SECRET Required

Prerequisite Courses

The Student must satisfy any one of the following Prerequisite Course Solution Sets:

Students must have graduated from course:

DINFOS-PAQC PA QUALIFICATION COURSE).

Or       DINFOS-PAQC-ADL-R Phase: 2 (PA QUALIFICATION COURSE-ADL-R).

Text Prerequisites

Previous education/training requirements for all civilians and services: The candidate must be a graduate of one of the following DINFOS courses: DINFOS-PAQC; DINFOS-PAQC-ADL-NR/R. These course prerequisites are in addition to the service prerequisites listed below. If the prospective student does not meet the DINFOS course prerequisites, then the service must submit a waiver through the DINFOS Registrar's Office for approval by the DINFOS Commandant.

U.S. Army:

 

  • Officer:

O-3 through O-5

  • Enlisted:

E-7 and above - Must have completed required PME level.

  • Civilian:

GS-11 through GS-14 - Students must be in 1035, 0301 (strategic communication positions) and 1001 series with Deputy Senior Civilian Advisor/Career Program Manger approval and PAQC graduate.

U.S. Air Force:

 

  • Officer:

O- 3 through O-4

  • Enlisted:

E-6 through E-7 (AFSC3NXXX)

  • Civilian:

GS-12 through GS-13

U.S. Navy:

 

  • Officer:

O-3 through O-5

  • Enlisted:

E-7 through E-9

  • Civilian:

GS-11 through GS-15 - Students must be in the 1035 series and have a minimum of 5 years of public affairs experience.

U.S. Marine Corps:

 

  • Officer:

O-2 through O-4

  • Enlisted:

E-7 through E-9

  • Civilian:

GS-11 and above

U.S. Coast Guard:

 

  • Officer:

W-2 through O-5

  • Enlisted:

E-6 through E-7

  • Civilian:

Not eligible

 

International:

International students must have a solid understanding of English language usage, grammar and syntax. Students attending this course must have an English Comprehension Level (ECL) of 85, obtain a 2+/2+ on the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), and have basic keyboard skills. Students requesting enrollment must be O-4's or senior O-3's and graduates of the DINFOS PAQC, with a minimum of one-year experience as a Public Affairs Officer (PAO).

Interagency: Interagency students must be a U.S. Government employee working in the PA career filed (GS 1035).