FY13 RESERVE DCO SPECIAL DUTY PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER (RESTRICTED LINE)
This note solicits applications for Reserve Direct Commission Officer (DCO), leading to a commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy Reserve, designator 1655 Special Duty (Public Affairs). Reserve enlisted personnel and civilians who meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited institution, preferably in the fields of communication, English, Journalism, broadcasting, public relations, rhetoric/speech, marketing, international studies or public administration. Applicants may not have passed their 42nd birthday at time of commissioning.
While the PAO Reserve DCO program is tailored towards enlisted media ratings, all enlisted ratings are eligible to apply. We select applicants (enlisted and civilian) whose superior performance indicates they are the best qualified.
There are two Professional Reviews (PR) during the fiscal year. We will nominate a total of FOURTEEN candidates to be commissioned in FY13; Seven at each professional review.
- The first Professional Review for FY13 will be 22 October 2012, with applications due to Navy Recruiting Command (COMNAVCRUITCOM) by 21 September 2012.
- The second Professional Review for FY 13 will be 15 April 2013, with applications due to COMNAVCRUITCOM by 15 March 2013.
The Chief of Information (CHINFO) will conduct an administrative professional review of all applications. CHINFO will then forward the recommended selections to NRC, who will notify applicants of their selection/non-selection via the applicant’s recruiter and/or Commanding Officer.
Selectees will attend/complete the two-week DCO Indoctrination Course at Newport, RI within one year of commissioning, and have the opportunity to attend the Defense Information School (DINFOS) Public Affairs Qualification Course (PAQC-ADL-NR) 6-month on-line course, with the follow-on 2-week resident course (PAQC-ADL-R) at Ft. Meade, MD.
Apply through your Navy Officer Recruiter or Command Career Counselor.
Point of Contact at NPC: Ms. Jo Ann Taylor (COMM) 901-874-4023, (DSN) 882-4023