The JIPAC course provides the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a public affairs practitioner at the operational level. Particular emphasis is on PA professionals who will be performing duties as part of a deployed Joint Task Force. The scope of this training includes classroom discussion, guest speakers, and field trips.
Location: 6500 MAPES ROAD, FT MEADE, MD
Class Schedule FY20:
Class Schedule FY21:
Prerequisites for Course DINFOS-JIPAC
Prerequisite Item Value(s) or Range Constraint
Course Security Clearance F - SECRET Required
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).
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.
O-3 through O-5
E-7 and above - Must have completed required PME level.
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:
O- 3 through O-4
E-6 through E-7 (AFSC3NXXX)
GS-12 through GS-13
E-7 through E-9
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:
O-2 through O-4
GS-11 and above
U.S. Coast Guard:
W-2 through O-5
E-6 through E-7
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).
JIPAC Training Program of Instruction