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Mass Communication Specialist


Mass Communication Specialist

Mass Communication Specialist are public affairs and visual information experts. They present the U.S. Navy's story to audiences in the Navy and to the rest of the world through a variety of media.

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Latest Activity: Dec 29, 2017

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Discussion Forum

Question; Does anyone know when the next MC "A" school class starts"

Started by Dale Strong. Last reply by Dale Strong Nov 26, 2013. 3 Replies

Hello all. My son will PIR next Friday. Then on to Ft. Meade for MC A school and I'm just wondering if anyone can tell me when he will actually begin classes.Continue

Looking For Some Answers Please

Started by Josh grace. Last reply by Jeff Nov 15, 2013. 15 Replies

Hi Guys, So I'm not a Navy Dad but there is not that much out there about this rate and the exact qualifications. I am a 22 year old guy from Chicago thinking about joining as a MC. I recently talked…Continue

Mass Communication Rating Information

Started by E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin Jul 18, 2012. 0 Replies

 Mass Communication Rating Information Greetings from Millington! With the recent changes to the PTS program, I want to ensure that you understand the submission requirements and guidelines. PTS…Continue

Tags: MC ASVAB Requirements, MC A School, MC A School Location, MC Sea Duty, PTS Applications

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Comment by Dale Strong on November 26, 2013 at 1:53pm

Thanks David. Hope your son is enjoying his time at sea. I loved shipboard life when I was in.

Comment by David Kates on November 26, 2013 at 1:11pm

My Son graduated MC school in July and is stationed about the USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) a submarine tender. Cell phone service is really lousy in the area near DINFOS, but he should be able to email you soon.

Comment by Dale Strong on November 26, 2013 at 11:47am

I see that MCs might be stationed aboard aircraft carriers and larger amphibs. Do they ever get sea duty aboard smaller vessels?

Also, is there some way to obtain my son's mailing address at MC A school? His PIR was Friday and he flew to Baltimore Saturday evening.

At what point during A school are the students allowed cell phones?

Thanks in advance if you can answer any of my questions. Sure was great spending time with my son after the PIR.

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on May 30, 2013 at 2:58pm

what are you really interested in knowing- if about the rating (my daughter's chief sent this to me- he is writing the manual for MCs):

MC Scope of Rating
Mass Communications Specialists (MC) write Navy news releases and feature articles from personal interviews, examination of messages, and witnessing of events; take news and feature photographs and develop photo stories with associated Visual Information Record Identification Number (VIRINS), captions, and pertinent historical data; understand the Navy Public Affairs mission for the acquisition, processing, and marketing of all internal and external information products through web sites, news releases and internal information products; acquire, transmit, and print electronic imagery; operate high-speed copiers and digital duplicators; understand imagery and equipment lifecycle management and archival requirements; prepare and lay out Navy information products, including web sites, newspapers, and command information brochures using desktop publishing systems; provide still and video documentation of Navy and joint operational events; provide visual documentation of combat, combat-support operations, and related peacetime training activities; prepare material for broadcast use; serve on the staff of Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) detachments; operate and schedule command internal information and programming for Shipboard Information, Training, and Entertainment (SITE) systems; troubleshoot mechanical and digital reprographic and photographic equipment; perform color management; supervise shipboard and Sea Operations (SEAOP) detachments in support of the Navy Public Affairs mission; serve on combat camera deployable teams; research, develop, and write speeches using Navy talking points and messages; fulfill duties of senior enlisted advisor for public affairs on select Fleet, Numbered Fleet, Type Commander (TYCOM) staffs, aircraft carriers, and large-deck amphibious ships; implement public affairs guidance and messages from higher public affairs authority; and serve as independent duty Public Affairs Officers (PAO) at small commands.

Comment by Cobra Pilot on May 30, 2013 at 2:51pm

I am new to Navy Dads.  My son is in Boot Camp now with a PIR of 12 Jul.  He will be going to A school to be an MC.  Any advise or information would be great.  I'm an old retired Army officer. 

Comment by Jeff on April 1, 2013 at 9:38pm
By the shots my son is getting from the Eisenhower you are correct if I can figure out how to put them up here you'll see. Or you can go to a lot of he pictures and all the other MC's are there
Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on April 1, 2013 at 9:30pm

Jeff I see MC's as our window to the Navy's world... :)

Comment by Jeff on April 1, 2013 at 8:59pm
The job is great MC's tell the story of the Navy by writing stories, taking pictures, using graphic design. Or using their talents in Public Affairs. They work in a clean environment when not in the field and are treated great by their supervisors and peers.
Comment by Jeff on April 1, 2013 at 8:55pm
My son Andrew is an MC assigned to NPASE currently deployed on the Eisenhower. He loves his job and is doing great. I'm not new to this my older boy did 4 years in Navy as an Air Traffic Controller and he is currently An Air Traffic Controller for the FAA. MC rate seems to he a well like job and yes it is new and the Navy likes the rate as well as the sailors.
Comment by Janine9797 on January 26, 2013 at 9:23am

Kris was in Div 063.  I wonder if there are any in the 25 JAN PIR group.


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