Roles in the Corps: Public Affairs Officer

Discussion of the role of Public Affairs Officer in the Marines as told by Captain Batson.

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Public Affairs Officers communicate the mission and interests of the Marine Corps all around the world. These officers answer questions and inform the media of Marine Corps stories and events. They fulfill requests for aircraft, military bands, color guards and speakers. In addition, they write articles, publish base newspapers and manage websites. This profession is relatively small in respect to other MOSs but has a significant supporting staff role among all levels of command. Here, Captain Batson describes her role as a Public Affairs Officer within the Marines.


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