PA QUALIFICATION COURSE-ADL-R 2020 Schedule

Course: DINFOS-PAQC-ADL-R

Location: 6500 MAPES ROAD, FT MEADE, MD

Class Schedule FY20:

Class

Report Date

Start Date

End Date

Class Type

010

26-Jul-2020

27-Jul-2020

07-Aug-2020

Resident

020

20-Sept-2020 

21-Sept-2020

02-Oct-2020

Resident

 

Course Description

PAQC-ADL-R (Phase II) is designed to provide entry-level performance training for officers from all U.S. military services and U.S. government agency civilians selected for public affairs assignments at all levels of command to ensure those officers and civilians are capable of performing the basic duties of Department of Defense Public Affairs Officers. Course work includes: news writings, crisis communications, Defense PA Policies, environmental issues, media and community relations, Joint Information Bureau operations and news briefings.

Special Information:

Waivers of prerequisites must be obtained from the Commandant, DINFOS, in writing, prior to arrival. Students arriving without acceptable prerequisites are subject to disenrollment and return to parent unit. OLD COURSE NUMBER - 7G-F3-RC, AFIS-PAOC-RC, PAOQC-DL (PHASE 2)

Prerequisites for Course DINFOS-PAQC-ADL-R

Verifiable Prerequisites

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

Prerequisite Courses

Students Must Have Graduated from course:

Text Prerequisites

Requests for waiver of prerequisites must be routed through the appropriate career field manager to the DINFOS Commandant and must be approved prior to the student's acceptance into training.

U.S. Army:

 

  • Officer:

O-1 through O-4 - O-1 must have completed Officer Basic Course before submitting into ATRRS. Must meet height and weight standard IAW AR 600-9. Must pass Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) prior to graduation from the residence course.

  • Enlisted Active:

E- 7 through E-8 - Must have completed required PME level; validated by APAC; control branch 46. Must meet height and weight standard IAW AR 600-9. Must pass Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) prior to graduation from the residence course.

  • Enlisted NGB:

E-8 through E-9 - Non-control branch 46 filling valid CMF 46 position; endorsed by NGB, validated by APAC. Must meet height and weight standard IAW AR 600-9. Must pass Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) prior to graduation from the residence course.

  • Enlisted USAR:

E-8 through E-9 - Non -control branch 46 filling valid CMF 46 position; endorsed by USAR, validated by APAC. Must meet height and weight standard IAW AR 600-9. Must pass Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) prior to graduation from the residence course.

  • Civilian:

GS-7 and above - Civilian employees assigned to CP22 in the grade of GS-7 and above, APAC is approving authority for Army waivers.

U.S. Air Force:

 

  • Officer:

O-1 through O-5 - Officer must have 35X - Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC)

  • Enlisted:

E-7 through E-9 - Enlisted must have 3N0XX AFSC, with Secretary of the Air Force/Public Affairs (SAF/PA) concurrence.

  • Civilian:

GS-7 and above - 1001, 1020,1035, 1060, 1071and 1084 series

U.S. Navy:

 

  • Officer:

O-1 through O-4

  • Enlisted:

E-5 through E-9 - Enlisted must be a Mass Communication Specialist.

  • Civilian:

GS-7 and above - Includes interns. All must be in a public affairs field (G S-1035, 1082, 1083, and 1087 or 0301with CHINFO approval).

U.S. Marine Corps:

 

  • Officer:

O-1 through O-4

  • Enlisted:

E-6 select and above - Must have Military Occupational Specialty 43XX, 45XX or 46XX.

  • Civilian:

Civilian prerequisites are based on their billet description and authorization from HQMC PA.

U.S. Coast Guard:

 

  • Officer:

O1 - O5 - Prerequisites are based on their billet description and authorization from Coast Guard 092.

  • Enlisted:

E-5 through E-8 - Prerequisites are based on their billet description and authorization from Coast Guard 092.

  • Civilian:

Must be a U.S. Government employee working in PA career field (GS-1035).

International:

International students attending this course must serve in a public affairs position in the military, in the grade or civilian equivalent of O-1 to O-5, have an English Comprehension Level (ECL) of 85; obtain a 2+/2+ on the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI); possess basic typing skills; and have a solid understanding of English language usage, grammar and syntax. Requests for a waiver of prerequisites must be in writing routed through the Security Assistance Training Field Activity (SATFA) and approved by the DINFOS Commandant prior to acceptance into training.

Interagency:

Must be a U.S. Government employee working in the public affairs (PA) career field (GS-1035).