Broadcast Journalist

Adjutant General's Corps
MOS Details
Major Duties: 

Participates in or supervises the operation of radio or television broadcast section, team, detachment, or Armed Forces Radio and Television Service network affiliate or comparable broadcast activity.

Skill Level 1 Prepares scripts and news copy for AFRTS radio and television programs and participates as host, announcer, master of ceremonies, and actor in radio and television broadcasts.

Skill Level 2 Performs duties of and provides technical guidance to personnel in the preceding skill level.

Skill Level 3 Supervises the operation of radio or television broadcast section or element.

Skill Level 4 Supervises the operation of AFRTS affiliates or comparable broadcast activity, to include separate broadcast section, team or detachment.

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Qualifications and Prerequisites
ASVAB Minimum Score: 
110 total from WK+PC+AR
High school graduate or GED equivalent
Other Qualifications: 
  • Be able to type 20 WPM before enlisting in the Army.
  • Formal training (completion of MOS 46R course conducted under the auspices of Defense Information School, Ft George G. Meade, MD) mandatory. Formal training consists of two options:
    1. Basic Broadcaster (Course No. 570-46R10) (see DA Pam 351-4) is required for initial entry award of MOS 46R (Active and Reserve Component (RC) and other than initial entry Reserve Component soldiers desiring assignment to a Broadcast Public Affairs Detachment.
    2. RC Basic Broadcaster (Course No. 214 M13 (3 phases) (see DA Pam 351-20). Phase I - Resident - Introduction to Broadcasting (RC) at the Defense Information on School; Phase II - Correspondence - (15 sub courses) completed before attending Phase III; and Phase III - Electronic Journalism (Course resident No. 570-F3) at Defense Information School. Course is an alternative to option (5)(a) above for Reserve Component soldiers who hold a previous MOS, and desire award of MOS 46R with assignment to other than a Broadcast Public Affairs Detachment.
  • Not allowed to have any speech impediments.
  • Provide official transcript demonstrating successful completion of, at least, two years of high school English classes.
  • Must possess a valid vehicle operator license.
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