Location: 6500 MAPES ROAD, FT MEADE, MD
Class Schedule FY20:
The Public Affairs Qualification Course provides entry-level public affairs training for the Department of Defense, U.S. government agencies and selected foreign military communication professionals. Instruction focuses on the foundational elements of the communication planning process; principles and techniques associated with implementing effective communication strategies; and the process involved in integrating communication into military planning and operations.
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Marine Corps
Civilian prerequisites are based on their billet description and authorization from HQMC PA.
U.S. Coast Guard:
O-1 through O5 - Prerequisites are based on their billet description and authorization from Coast Guard 092.
E-5 through E-8 - Prerequisites are based on their billet description and authorization from Coast Guard 092.
Must be a U.S Government employee working in PA career field (GS-1035).
Students must have a solid understanding of the English language, usage, grammar and syntax. Students must score an 85 on the English Comprehension Level (ECL) test; have completed Specialized English Training (SET); obtain a score of 2+/2+ on the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and have basic keyboard skills.
Must be U.S. Government employee working in the public affairs (PA) career field (GS-1035).