Enlisted personnel who chose a career in the arts and media will be the Army’s contact with the public, members of the Army bands and producers of the Army’s brochures and films. These Army careers can lead to newspaper, tv and entertainment jobs in the civilian sector.
Public Affairs Specialist A Public Affairs Specialist in the Army is in charge of preparing news releases, print and web articles and photographs, conduction interviews and conducts media training. A candidate must complete 9 weeks of basic training followed by 12 weeks of specialized training where they learn how to write news stores, operate a camera, and edit newspapers and photographs, News, feature and sports writing and research, Newspaper design and production, Interviewing techniques, Photojournalism, Public speaking
Media Relations and Media escort and interactions.
Visual Information Equipment Operator-Maintainer A Visual Information Equipment Operator-Maintainer in the Army maintains and operates television receivers/monitors and cameras, computer controlled video switchers and audio mixers/consoles, synchronous generators, distribution equipment, and amplifying equipment, motion/still photo imaging equipment, closed circuit systems, visual imagery satellite, microwave, RF transmission and cable distribution systems . A candidate must complete the 9 weeks of basic training followed by 26 weeks of specialized training.
Multimedia Illustrator A Multimedia Illustrator in the Army is responsible for the art work used in
training manuals, newspapers, reports, promotional materials, signs, charts, posters, television and motion picture productions. As an integral member of the Army’s multimedia team, the Multimedia Illustrator produces graphic artwork, drawings and other visual displays. A candidate must pass the 9 week basic training course followed by 13 weeks and 1 day of Advanced Individual Training where they learn Introduction to graphics, lettering, drawing and layout techniques, Illustration and television graphic techniques and Theory and use of color.
Public Affairs Broadcast Specialis A Public Affairs Broadcast Specialist in the Army works on creating, filming, reporting, hosting and editing news and entertainment radio and television programs. After the 9 weeks of basic training, the candidates must pass 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training where they study
Videography, video editingm Voice skills, Writing news, feature and sports copy for radio and television, Radio and television programming and production, Public speaking and
Army Bandsperson To be considered for a position in one of the Army bands, a candidate must first pass an audition. They need to be proficient in Tuba, Trombone, Euphonium, Bassoon, Electric Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Flute or Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, French Horn, Percussion, Cornet or Trumpet, Guitar or Keyboard. Afer the 9 week basic training course, the candidate must pass up to 23 weeks of Advanced Individual Training at the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia.
Civil Affairs Specialist A Civil Affairs Specialist in the Army is responsible for
researching, coordinating, and planning and production of civil affairs related documents. The candidate must complete the 9 weeks basic training and then 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training where they study Acquiring analytical skills, Conducting civil-military operations, Computing and advanced communication skills, Conducting an area assessment, Preparing maps and charts and Conducting a negotiation.