The public affairs operations non-commissioned officer is the senior enlisted public affairs advisor for the commanding general and approximately 280 assigned soldiers and civilians. Develops press kits and preps the commander for potential interviews and press conferences.
Answers to media queries and collects information to answer them. Acts as intermediary between commanders and civilian media, escorting reporters in the field and arranges interviews with key leaders as well as other service members. Develops talking points with the public affairs officer based on current world and local events.
Manages social media and marketing program to tell the Army story. Coordinates travel, lodging and contacts for news features. Acts as a print and broadcast journalist and layout editor. Pitches and projects story ideas from subordinate units as well as making edits for security, accuracy, propriety and policies.
Deployed experience includes tours in Bosnia (2001), Iraq (2005), and Kuwait (2011/2012) and stateside missions while in reserve status.
Broadcast Journalist, 366th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Des Moines, IA (1998-2006)
Broadcast Journalist, 203rd Public Affairs Detachment, Des Moines, IA (2006)
Public Affairs NCO, 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Des Moines, IA (2006-2010)
Public Affairs Operations NCO, 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Seattle, WA (2010-2012)
Biographical summary of detailed military service record available upon request.