MOS 46Q and MOS 46R were combined and are now MOS 46S, Public Affairs Mass Communications Specialist
Public Affairs NCO
Assuming the role of a Public Affairs NCO necessitates the diligent execution of several crucial tasks. These include conducting thorough research, meticulously preparing, and effectively disseminating news releases, articles, web-based material, and captivating photographs that revolve around the activities and personnel of the Army. Furthermore, it involves gathering pertinent information for military news programs and publications, both within the assigned unit and throughout the entire Army. Additionally, the responsibility extends to developing innovative ideas for news articles, coordinating and conducting interviews, procuring data for utilization in commercial media, composing news releases, feature articles, and thought-provoking editorials. Furthermore, conducting comprehensive media training and serving as an escort or liaison to the civilian media sector are integral aspects of this role.
Public Affairs Broadcast Sergeant
Operating as a Public Affairs Broadcast Sergeant within one of the esteemed Mobile Public Affairs Detachments in the Army, the focal point revolves around the production and submission of broadcast content. This includes the creation of The Field Report and other command information videos that are assigned to the skilled broadcast team. Furthermore, providing media awareness training to Army units stationed across the installation and ensuring the safe escorting of external news media representatives are key responsibilities. Additionally, overseeing the maintenance and care of valuable organic tactical equipment, digital video broadcast equipment, and computer systems, which collectively exceed a value of $50,000, adds to the vital duties performed.
Functioning as a Broadcast NCO for the esteemed American Forces Network Vicenza, the primary responsibility entails meticulous planning and production of radio, television, and web-based content. This content caters to an audience exceeding 10,000 military personnel and DoD civilians in Italy, as well as an extensive viewership of 350,000 individuals across Europe. Furthermore, ensuring the smooth operation of the tracking system, which monitors a remarkable inventory of broadcast equipment valued at over $5,000,000, is a crucial aspect. Additionally, providing technical and tactical expertise to the Station Manager and Operations Manager pertaining to broadcast production and protocol is an essential duty.