Joint Contingency Public Affairs Course 2019 schedule and prerequisites

Course: DINFOS-JCPAC

Location: 6500 MAPES ROAD, FT MEADE, MD

 

Class Schedule FY: 2019

 

Class

Report Date

Start Date

End Date

Class Type

010

17 Mar 2019

18 Mar 2019

29 Mar 2019

Resident

020

07 Jul 2019

08 Jul 2019

19 Jul 2019

Resident

  

Course Description


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.

 

Prerequisites for Course DINFOS-JCPAC

 

Verifiable Prerequisites

There are no Prerequisites in the Verifiable Prerequisites section. See other sections.

 

Prerequisite Courses

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-PAOQC

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).

Text Prerequisites

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:

 

U.S. Army:

 

· Officer:

O-3 to O-5

· Enlisted:

E-6 and above (Must have completed required PME level)

· Civilians:

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:

 

· Officer:

O-2 to O-5

· Enlisted:

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.

· Civilian:

GS-11 to GS14

U.S. Navy:

 

· Officer:

O-1 to O-5 and must have a minimum of one-year public affairs experience.

· Enlisted:

E-5 through E-9 (MC rating)

· Civilians:

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:

 

· Officer:

O-1 to O-4

· Enlisted:

E-5 through E-9

· Civilians:

Not open to civilians

U.S. Coast Guard:

 

· Officer:

W-2 to O-5

· Enlisted:

E-7 through E-9

· Civilians:

GS-11 to GS-14

International:

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.

Interagency:

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.