Course Description

The Visual Information Management Course provides in-depth training in the duties required to manage visual information operations. Students apply doctrine and policy during seminars and practical exercises to the management of VI operations. Subjects covered are: overview of VI within the Department of Defense including policy, doctrine and ethics; VI production process and VI support for contingencies, joint operations, information operations, and combat camera operations.

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

Note: FY20 course schedules have been disrupted as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. We appreciate your patience during this time. Schedules will be adjusted once travel restrictions are removed, as directed by the DoD.


U.S. Army:

Officer - O-2 through O-4

Enlisted - E-6 through E-9 25Z

Civilian - GS-09 through G S-13 (10XX Series)

U.S. Air Force:

Officer - O-1 through O-4 35XX

Enlisted - E-6 through E-9 3N0XX

Civilian - GS-09 through GS-13 (10XX Series)

U.S. Marine Corps:

Officer - O-1 through O-5 4302 4503 4603

Enlisted - E-5 through E-9 43XX 45XX 46XX

Warrant Officer - W-1 through W-2 4302 45 03 4603

Civilian - GS-07 through GS-14

U.S. Coast Guard:

Officer - O-1 through O-4

Enlisted - E-5 through E-9 PA

Warrant Officer - W-2 through W-4

Civilian - GS-09 through G S-14


International students attending this course will be from the defense ministries of nations operating within the SATFA framework. Students must have an English Comprehension Level (ECL) of 75 and be in a VI/PA Communications career field.


Interagency students must be GS-09 to GS-14 civilians in one of the following career services: 1035, 1060, 1071, 1084.