Location: 6500 MAPES ROAD, FT MEADE, MD
Class Schedule FY: 2019
10 Oct 2018
11 Oct 2018
19 Dec 2018
08 Jan 2019
09 Jan 2019
15 Mar 2019
19 Mar 2019
20 Mar 2019
23 May 2019
09 Jul 2019
10 Jul 2019
12 Sep 2019
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.
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.
Prerequisites for Course DINFOS-PAQC
There are no Prerequisites in the Verifiable Prerequisites section. See other sections.
There are no Prerequisites in the Prerequisite Courses section. See other sections.
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.
· Enlisted Active:
E-7 through E-8 - Must have completed required PME level; validated by APAC; control branch 46.
· Enlisted NGB:
E-8 through E-9 - Non-control branch 46 filling valid CMF 46 position; endorsed by NGB, validated by APAC.
· Enlisted USAR:
E-8 through E-9 - Non-control branch 46 filling valid CMF 46 position; endorsed by USAR, validated by APAC.
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:
O-1 through O-5 - Officer must have 35X- Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC).
E-7 through E-9 - Enlisted must have 3N0XX AFSC, with Secretary of the Air Force/Public Affairs (SAF/PA) concurrence.
GS-7 and above -1001,1020, 1035, 1060, 1071 and 1084 series
O-1 through O-4
E-5 through E-9 - Enlisted must be a Mass Communication Specialist
GS-7 and above - Includes interns. All must be in a public affairs field (G S-1035, 1082, 1083, and 1087 or 0301 with CHINFO approval).
U.S. Marine Corps:
E-6 select and above - Must have Military Occupational Specialty 43XX, 45XX or 46XX.
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).