The Broadcast Operations and Maintenance Department (BOMD) provides training in two disciplines of study: Broadcast Maintenance, and Broadcast Operations.
The BOMD uses The DINFOS Broadcast Writing Style Guide to highlight several key broadcast writing principles. The DINFOS guide is based on a number of broadcast texts, most notably Merv Block's "Writing Broadcast News--Shorter, Sharper, Stronger." To provide comments on the style guide, contact the Broadcast Operations and Maintenance Department Academic Director by email or by phone at 1-301-677-3188. Former students seeking assistance from BOMD instructors can contact the Academic Director by email or by phone at 1-301-677-3188, DSN 622-3188.
The BOMD offers the following courses. Click on the course link for the Training Program of Instruction (TPI), including the course description, duration, and functional areas.
Broadcast Communication Specialist (BCS) - The Voice Analysis (VA) is required for Marines and Airmen prior to attending BCS. The VA helps ensure prospective students can be trained as broadcast announcers in the limited time available during DINFOS training. All Marine Corps and Air Force broadcast candidates - active duty, National Guard or reserve - must pass a Voice Analysis before they can be enrolled in the Broadcast Communication Specialist (BCS) course. Since the Voice Analysis is an official academic prerequisite and cannot be self-administered, recruiters, PA specialists, or retraining NCOs must contact the Broadcast Operations and Maintenance Department Academic Director by email or by phone at 1-301-677-3188, DSN 622-3188, for the DINFOS Voice Analysis script.
The following training videos cover the basics of the electronic journalism craft (requires Windows Media Player).