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Public Affairs Officer

Career Description

Public support of the Air Force and its objectives helps fortify our operations on every level—from recruitment to budgets to veteran benefits. Yet with so much of our information classified for the safety and success of our missions, it can be a challenge for the public to understand our goals. Public Affairs Officers use their diplomatic expertise to educate the public while safeguarding the details of our endeavors from foreign threats. This requires developing a strong working relationship with media representatives across all channels, as well as serving as liaison with civilian organizations and other groups. Public Affairs Officers also develop plans and operational procedures for communication about aircraft and missile accidents, natural disasters, environmental incidents and other newsworthy events concerning Air Force activities.

Career Tasks

  • Prepare information for news releases and other media channels
  • Develop a strong working relationship with media representatives
  • Review materials for security and integration with Air Force objectives

Relevant Interests & Skills

You might like this position if you have interests in these areas:

  • Logistics and Transportation
  • Business, Operations and Administration

Becoming an Officer

To become an Officer in the Air Force, you'll enter a rigorous nine-week Officer Training School that will challenge you physically and mentally while preparing you to be a leader.