Statement of Problem



000Public affairs officers and specialists perform their PAO mission based on their understanding of DOD and service-unique regulations and directives in conjunction with their commander's guidance. The problem is when commanders do not understand or value PA and its role in overall mission accomplishment. In some commands, there may be internal resistance that precludes PAO involvement in all aspects of planning and decision making. This CAPSTONE project will determine the correlation between a commander's value of PA and PA's integration into unit operations.