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    Navy public affairs officer?

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    My husband is trying to get into OCS and wants to become a Navy Public Affairs Officer. Are any of you or your spouses familiar with what this entails? For example, we're curious to know what kind of sea-shore rotations PAOs have, deployments, duties, what kinds of duty stations need PAOs, etc. I would love to know anyone's experience with this rate!!!!! Please help.
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    Each command has one. It's a collateral duty as far as I know . So his rotation and deployments etc. would depend on his rate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jupiterinka View Post
    My husband is trying to get into OCS and wants to become a Navy Public Affairs Officer. Are any of you or your spouses familiar with what this entails? For example, we're curious to know what kind of sea-shore rotations PAOs have, deployments, duties, what kinds of duty stations need PAOs, etc. I would love to know anyone's experience with this rate!!!!! Please help.
    It's a newer job for Officers that is pretty cake. On smaller commands it is a collateral duty but for full time here is the link.

    http://www.navy.com/careers/officer/publicaffairs/
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    Quote Originally Posted by NC@SEA View Post
    It's a newer job for Officers that is pretty cake. On smaller commands it is a collateral duty but for full time here is the link.

    http://www.navy.com/careers/officer/publicaffairs/

    I guess it being a newer full time job is why I didn't know
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caimbrie View Post
    I guess it being a newer full time job is why I didn't know
    Our PAO is a collateral job. I think its for major shore installations and bigger deck type ships.
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    Thanks for the information! I'll check out the link. Dh is pretty excited about the possibility, so hopefully it will work out for him.
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    My husband is not an officer but he does work in the Public Affairs Office. The hours are tough (at least overseas); you may have to wait for a response from somebody with a 12 hour time zone difference. There are weeks where I see my husband for as many hours a week as he is at work for one day...(He has a 14 hour day, but i only see him 14 hours a week.)

    Lots of hard work...and lots of reheated dinners on your end! Good Luck

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