The Public Affairs Qualification Course ADL-NR 2019 schedule and prerequisites

Course: DINFOS-PAQC-ADL-NR

Location: 6500 MAPES ROAD, FT MEADE, MD

                       

Class Schedule FY: 2019

 

Class

Report Date

Start Date

End Date

Class Type

010

01 Oct 2018

01 Oct 2018

11 Apr 2019

Correspondence Course

020

14 Jan 2019

14 Jan 2019

17 Jul 2019

Correspondence Course

 

Course Description


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.

 

Special Information:

Students are required to complete the nonresident segment (PAQC-ADL-NR) before enrolling in the capstone resident segment (PAQC-ADL-R). Students must enroll in the PAQC-ADL-R within 2 years of completing the PAQC-ADL-NR phase.

 

Prerequisites for Course DINFOS-PAQC-ADL-NR

 

Verifiable Prerequisites

 

Prerequisite Item

Value(s) or Range

Constraint

Course Security Clearance

Y NONE

Required

 

Prerequisite Courses

There are no Prerequisites in the Prerequisite Courses section. See other sections.


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 0301 with 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).