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DINFOS is a United States Department of Defense School located at Fort George G. Meade, Md. Members from all branches of the U.S. military, DOD civilians and international military personnel attend the school for training in public affairs, print journalism, photojournalism, photography, television and radio broadcasting, lithography, equipment maintenance and various forms of multimedia.

Our Mission and Values



Our Mission


DINFOS's mission is simple: to train and sustain professional communicators for the Department of Defense and its partners.

Our Vision

DINFOS is the premier learning institution vital to organizational communication success across the Department of Defense, the United States Government and the international community.

Our Values
Integrity, Excellence and Commitment.

  • Integrity is a character trait. It requires that we do and say nothing that deceives others. It is the willingness to do what is right even when no one is looking. It is the “moral compass”—the inner voice; the voice of self-control; the basis for the trust that is essential in today’s military.
  • Excellence directs us to develop a sustained passion for the continuous improvement and innovation that will propel DINFOS into a long-term, upward vector of accomplishment and performance.
  • Commitment tells us that professional duties take precedence over personal desires. DINFOS values the commitment of each team member to go a little further, endure a little longer, and look a little closer to see how he or she can add to the effort.

Our Strategic Goals

  1. Deliver total professional development support to organizational communicators throughout their careers.
  2. Sustain DINFOS as an accredited Department of Defense Public Affairs/Visual Information training center and a highly sought-after assignment for faculty and staff.
  3. Improve the DINFOS infrastructure to support the training mission.