If so, then the Navy and National Guard are looking for you. The success and failure of any organization is its ability to present itself in a positive light to the public, and the Navy and National Guard are no exception. Becoming a Public Affairs Officer allows you to put your interpersonal skills to work by maintaining the positive image of the U.S. Military. Public Affairs Officers are the windows to the world for the military.
What are the Responsibilities of a Public Affairs Officer?
The number one responsibility of a Public Affairs Officer is to effectively delivery information regarding the Navy and National Guard to the public. You will work closely with all aspects of the media including television, magazines, newspapers, and in press conferences, to ensure the timely and accurate delivery of any information relevant to the public.
As a Public Affairs Officer you will be responsible for writing and delivering press releases to multiple media channels, briefing Naval personnel before appearing before the media and the general public, schedule and conduct interviews and press conferences, as well as direct the layout and content for print media such as newspapers, magazines and Internet content.
What Training is Required?
Public Affairs Officers are Navy officers and as such, will attend a rigorous 12-week officer training program designed to prepare candidates for this position academically. The program also instills core military values as well as physical fitness. After officer’s training is complete you will have the opportunity to earn a degree in communications, all while earning a full time salary as a US Navy Officer. To find out more, click here.
What Happens After My Service with the Military Is Done?
The skills you will acquire as a Public Affairs Officer will serve you well into the future, long after you service with the military is complete. The skills you develop in the Navy or National Guard are of the utmost importance to private, public and government firms as well as colleges and universities worldwide. With the skills you earn in the military, you will be highly sought after for jobs within the media or public affairs sectors, where you r media exposure, management skills, and public relations experience will be put to good use. Click here to find out more.
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