The Mobile Training Team program expands the DINFOS mission to train and sustain professional military communicators around the globe.  As scheduling permits, we take our highly skilled instructors out of the classroom and make them available to the Department of Defense community and its partners wherever they are, no matter their mission or experience.  In the midst of the current pandemic, the MTT program has adapted to restrictions by offering virtual training via a variety of video conferencing platforms. 

DINFOS specifically established the MTT program to address public affairs and visual information (PA/VI) skill gaps in the Fleet and Field, and build partner capacity internationally with our partners and allies overseas.  Authority to conduct MTTs in these three lines of effort comes from the DINFOS Charter (DODI 5160.48), which addresses our responsibility to train the Fleet and Field as well as federal agencies and international students.

Today, the program maintains three lines of effort: 
- Specific, on-time training to directly meet a customer’s training objectives and bridge PA/VI skill gaps. Training topics include, but are not limited to, public affairs fundamentals and tactics, writing, videography, photography, graphics, social media, and broadcasting. 
- Deployable MTT courses, such as the Intermediate Public Affairs Specialist Course
- International training built from the school’s Public Affairs Communication Strategy Qualification Course and the Public Affairs Course for International Students

DINFOS instructors are tasked as-needed (and as available) to meet customer requests. Military units and government organizations may request mobile training teams from DINFOS to train, coach and advise members of their organizations in basic, intermediate and advanced public affairs and visual information skills. DINFOS strives to support all MTT requests; however, as instructor resources are pulled from our in-resident training, requesters should be flexible in requesting dates. Reserve and National Guard units are also welcome. MTTs can be scheduled for drill weekends and/or annual training events.  

Note: When travel is required for a requested MTT, the requesting unit(s) are responsible to fund the event. 
Since its onset, DINFOS mobile training teams have supported various operations, exercises and units around the globe. Combatant Commanders should request MTTs for foreign governments within their area of responsibility (AOR), by using their respective military Service Training Office, which then contacts the Security Assistance Officer (SAO) at the American Embassy within your AOR. The SAO coordinates all such training requests with the appropriate U.S. military Service counterpart, i.e., the Air Force Security Assistance Team (AFSAT), the Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSATFA) or the Security Assistance Training Field Activity (SATFA) for the Army. The only exceptions are Canada, Mexico and Russia, whose requests should be worked through their Embassy. 
Reimbursement costs will incur, and the entire coordination process must be started at least two months prior to the required start date. The procedure is as follows: 
1) Requesting organization(s) must officially request a DINFOS MTT by contacting the DINFOS MTT program coordinator via email at
2) Requesters should allow 10 working days for the MTT staff  to begin dialogue on the feasibility of support that will meet their concept/scope of requested support. 
For more information about the MTT program, reach out to Ms. Mel Weatherspoon the MTT program manager at or call 443-864-9216. 

In addition to the MTT program, DINFOS now offers an extensive knowledge base of trusted resources related to DoD PA/VI that is accessible, searchable and available 24/7. PAVILION, is a 24/7 eLearning learning and reference site for the fleet and field that further expands the DINFOS mission and covers a full range of subjects and tasks.