This course provides basic public affairs knowledge and skills to military and civilian personnel from partner nations. Lectures, demonstrations, performance exercises, case studies, assigned readings, field trips and guest speakers enable students to acquire a foundation in the latest public affairs concepts, tools and strategies that are transferable to each nation's military public affairs efforts. Emphasis is placed on designing and teaching the curriculum in a culture-neutral manner. This course culminates with a capstone project. Students plan and develop a communication plan to address a current communication challenge faced by their command.
This course is for international students and civilian personnel selected by their governments to perform public affairs functions. Students will be from the defense ministries of nations operating within the Security Cooperation Education and Training Program framework and other international partners. The curriculum is broadly based on the existing PAQC training tasks but accommodates a less rigorous English comprehension level. Rather than emphasize a US-centric approach to military public affairs, this course compares and contrasts US, NATO and UN approaches, and emphasizes basic public affairs knowledge and skills that can be adapted to the requirements of the individual nations.
Location: 6500 Mapes Road, Ft. Meade, Md.
Note: FY21 course schedules have been disrupted as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. We appreciate your patience during this time.