FY14 OCS SPECIAL DUTY PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
This note solicits applications for Officer Candidate School (OCS), leading to a commission as an active duty Ensign, designator 1650 Special Duty (Public Affairs). We anticipate having at least TWO quotas for PAO OCS commissioning in FY14.
Active and reserve enlisted personnel and civilians who meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. While the PAO OCS program is tailored towards enlisted media ratings, all enlisted ratings are eligible to apply. We select applicants whose superior performance indicates they are the best qualified.
Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited college or university, preferably in the areas of communication, English, journalism, broadcasting, public relations, rhetoric/speech, marketing, international studies or public administration. Applicants must not have passed their 42nd birthday at time of commissioning. As potential spokespersons for the Navy, it is also worth stressing that applicants must meet the rigorous physical readiness demands expected at OCS.
The Chief of Information (CHINFO) will conduct an administrative review on 22 November 2013, with applications due to Commander, Navy Recruiting Command (COMNAVCRUITCOM)by 16 October 2013. CHINFO will then forward the recommended selection to COMNAVCRUITCOM, who will notify applicants of their selection/non-selection via the applicant's recruiter and/or Commanding Officer.
Selectees will enter a 13-week OCS class at Newport, RI scheduled to graduate during FY14. Upon successful course completion, officers will receive an active-duty commission and receive PCS orders to their first Public Affairs assignment via Defense Information School (DINFOS) to attend the Public Affairs Qualification Course (PAQC).
Apply through your Navy Officer Recruiter or Command Career Counselor.
CDR David Nunnally (Public Affairs Officer Community Manager) (COMM) 901-874-3098 (DSN) 882-3098
Ms. Jo Ann Taylor (CHINFO Liaison) (COMM) 901-874-4023 (DSN) 882-4023