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Coast Guard Public Affairs Professional Development


The following links are provided to reinforce the professional capacities of Coast Guard external affairs officers and public affairs specialists.  This guidance is also provided to help units and operational commanders understand their role when interacting with external audiences.



Coast Guard External Affairs Manual, COMDTINST M5700.13

External Affairs Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures, CGTTP 1-04.1

Public Affairs Detachment Standard Operating Procedures

Reserve Public Affairs Concept of Operations

Emergency Support Function 15

Communicators Guide

Joint Information Center Model

Navy Public Affairs Manual

Marine Corps Public Affairs Manual

Air Force Public Affairs Manual


Professional Reading

Understanding the Roles of the Commander, Public Affairs Officer, and the Media

Army Public Affairs Specialist / Chief Public Affairs NCO

Navy Public Affairs Guide

Navy Basic Journalism Course

Navy Advanced Journalism Course

Navy Photography (Basic)

Alteration of Official DoD Imagery

Defense Information School Tutorials for Public Affairs Officers

Defense Information School Tutorials for Public Affairs Specialists


Competency Performance Qualification Standards

Public Affairs Officer Competency Process Guide

Public Affairs Detachment Supervisor

Public Affairs Watchstander



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Last Modified 1/12/2016