MOS 46R—Public Affairs Broadcast Specialist

Qualifications for initial award of MOS 46R, Public Affairs Broadcast Specialist:

PULHES: 211121
Physical Demands Rating: medium
Required ASVAB Score: GT: 107
Enlistment Bonus: None
Security Clearance: Secret
U.S. Citizenship: Required
AIT Length / Location: 15 weeks, 2 days at Ft Meade, Maryland
Other Requirements

Public Affairs Broadcast Specialist (MOS 46R) Description / Major Duties:

The public affairs broadcast specialist participates in or supervises the operation of radio or television broadcast section, team, detachment, American Forces Radio and Television Service Network affiliate or comparable broadcast activity. The public affairs broadcast specialist prepares products for release through radio, web-based media and television. Trained and equipped specifically to conduct broadcast operations in support of commanders and operations. The CMF is primarily non-accession in the Active Army and primarily initial accession in the Reserve Components (ARNG/USAR).

Duties for MOS 46R at each skill level are:

MOSC 46R1O. (Personnel Only). MOS used to identify Soldiers accessed into MOS 46R (Non-prior Service (NPS) and In-service (IS)) prior to obtaining grade SGT.

MOSC 46R2O. Researches, prepares and disseminates information through news releases, radio and television products. Perform as writer, reporter, editor, videographer, producer, program host in radio and television productions. Perform operator level maintenance on assigned equipment and PMCS on assigned vehicles and generators.

MOSC 46R3O. Perform duties shown in preceding level of skill. Provide technical guidance to subordinates and professional support to both subordinates and superiors in accomplishment of their duties. Supervises broadcast operations and prepares information products for release through radio, web-based media and television. Supervises television broadcast section or element. Prepares work schedules and assigns tasks based on requirements.

Other Requirements for Award of MOS 46R:

(1) Normal Color Vision

(2) MOS training is mandatory for Active Army (in-service-accession and non-prior-service accessions eligible for the SPC rank) and non-prior-service Reserve Component (ARNG/USAR) Soldiers.

(3) Active Army and non-prior service Reserve Component Soldiers must graduate from the Basic Public Affairs Specialist-Broadcaster Course at Ft George G. Meade, MD. Prior service Reserve Component Soldiers, who have not graduated from the Basic Public Affairs Specialist-Broadcaster Course, must complete the three-phase Broadcast Reclassification Course.

(3) Show proof by official transcript of having successfully completed at lease 2 years of high school English.

(4) Must possess a valid State motor vehicle operator license.

(5) No information in the Provost Marshall, intelligence, MPF or medical records that would prevent the granting of a security access under the provisions of AR 380-87.

(6) No derogatory or adverse information that would preclude the granting a SECRET security eligibility (provided within the SF Form 86).

(7) No records of conviction by a court-martial.

(8) Successful completion of basic computer or keyboarding course at high school, trade or technical school, college or university. Successful display of typing 20 words per minute (WPM) or a typing test administered with industry-standard computer software (e.g. Mavis Beacon) can be used in lieu of course completion.

(9) Active Army accessions into MOS 46R: (See note).
1. Active Army in-service Soldiers who are reclassifying into MOS 46Q must be a SPC(P) or SGT non-promotable. Soldiers must complete MOS 46Q training and PA BNCOC training.
2. Active Army non-prior-service accessions must have either a 2-year or 4-year degree and be eligible for PFC or SPC rank.
3. Active Army prior service accession candidates must be eligible for SPC rank.
4. Active Army waiver requests should be submitted to HRC, EPMD, CMF46 Branch Manager, contact (703) 325-2578.
5. Rank requirements for in-service accessions and education requirements for non-prior-service are applicable to the Active Army only.

(10) Reserve Component (ARNG/USAR) accessions into MOS 46R:
1. ARNG/USAR access non-prior service and prior service skill level-one Soldiers in the ranks between PVT through SPC.
2. ARNG/USAR applicants must be high school graduates, and otherwise meet the general minimum requirements for MOS 46Q. For applicants who hold a General Equivalency Diploma (GED), waiver requests should be submitted to the Director, U.S. Army Public Affairs Center.

(11) Have no speech impediments.
l. Submission of a voice audition from a script by the Defense Information School (DINFOS) is mandatory. An approved voice audition is a prerequisite to screen candidates with non-trainable voice deficiencies. Mandatory voice audition will be administered by U.S. Army Recruiting Command or military personnel officials and evaluated by DINFOS prior to enlistment or submission of reclassification request.
2. Point of contact is Commandant, Defense Information School, ATTN: BWAS, Building 6500, Ft George G. Meade, Maryland 20755-5720.

(12) All exceptions to policy for training or reclassification must be submitted to Director, U.S. Army Public Affairs Center, 8607 6th ACR Road, Ft George G. Meade, MD 20755-5650, for final approval.

Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 46R:

N / A

Article Last Modified: May 10, 2011

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