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  • Army Public Affairs Specialist taking pictures at sunset

    Public Affairs Specialist (46Q)

    The Army public affairs specialist participates in and assists with the supervision and administration of Army public affairs programs primarily through news releases, newspaper articles, Web-based material and photographs for use in military and civilian news media.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions:None
  • Public Affairs Broadcast Specialist Sergeant King

    Public Affairs Broadcast Specialist (46R)

    Army public affairs broadcast specialists are involved in creating, filming, reporting, hosting and editing news and entertainment radio and television programs. They are primarily responsible for participating in and supervising the operation of audio or video news for Army units or Armed Forces Radio Television Service.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions:None
  • A public affairs officer conducts an interview in the field

    Public Affairs Officer (46A)

    The Army Public Affairs Officer’s (PAO) primary responsibilities are to assess the public affairs situation, advise senior leaders on public affairs issues, and assist them in making well-informed decisions, and translate the decisions into effective public affairs operations. PAOs plan and execute communication strategies to achieve desired objectives, and evaluate the effectiveness of the programs. The PAO analyzes the situation, anticipates issues, assesses implications, and develops comprehensive operations to meet the news and information needs of internal and external audiences. The PAO also facilitates media relations with domestic and international news media. The PAO supervises photojournalists and broadcasters who create information for print, broadcast and digital media.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions:None