Thomas (Tom) Collins
Hi, Elisa. I am a colonel in the US Army and I have been doing public affairs for about 15 years now. I can assure you that the Department of the Army is always looking for high-quality public affairs people. Networking is key. The various commands throughout the Army have public affairs staffs and there are plenty of job opportunities, but with so many people applying, word of mouth usually wins the day. Thus, I would encourage you to try to get to know Army and DOD public affairs officers and civilians who could possibly steer you to job openings. If you are located in the Washington, DC area, there are numerous opportunities to do this, especailly during conferences that occur around the year.
Col. Tom Collins
US Army Forces Command, Atlanta, GA