FY14 RESERVE DCO SPECIAL DUTY PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER (RESTRICTED LINE)
This note solicited 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) scheduled during the fiscal year. Quota for FY14 is SEVEN.
- The first Professional Review for FY14 was held on 18 November 2013. All SEVEN quotas were selected for the year.
- The second Professional Review for FY 14 will not be held this year, as no more quotas for the FY are available.
The Chief of Information (CHINFO) conducted an administrative professional review of all applications. CHINFO forwarded the recommended selections to NRC, who notified the 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: LCDR Kurt Williams (Reserve OCM) (COMM) 901-874-3162 Ms. Jo Ann Taylor (CHINFO Liaison) (COMM) 901-874-4023, (DSN) 882-4023