Public Affairs Practitioner Survey Table 1 

This survey is a convenience sample filled out by 15 active duty military Public Affairs practitioners in an attempt to determine how they felt they are being perceived by military leaders.  The survey used the following criteria for determining responses.  1 = strongly agree, 2 = somewhat agree, 3 = slightly agree, 4 = Unsure, 5 = slightly disagree, 6 = somewhat disagree, 7 = strongly disagree. 

1) Public affairs practitioners are seen as a valuable tool by the leadership.                                 2.86 
2) Military leadership has a good grasp on the roles and responsibilities of public affairs office.    3.93  

3) The public affairs office is used as a proactive management tool.                                       3.80 

4) When planning for a large-scale military activity, public affairs is included in the planning process from the concept stage through implementation.                                         4.33 

5) Public affairs is given the same respect as a profession as other military career fields.                                                       4.86 

6) Public affairs practitioners are trained in their craft priot to the placement into the PA job?                                                         3.33 

7) Public affairs is often assigned as an additional duty.                                                        4.13 

8) Adequate training is available and accessible to public affairs practitioners.                          3.80 

9) Leadership makes proper use of the public affairs office.                                                      3.60 

10) Input from the public affairs office is taken seriously by military leaders.                       3.13

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