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The U.S. Military Training: Get Mad Skills For A Gig At Disney's ESPN
I've Got Skills - Episode 7 - DINFOS Instructor / ESPN Coordinating Producer source: GOARMY.COM
"Published on Apr 6, 2011
See what comparable skills are used in the Army career of Defense Information School (DINFOS) Instructor and the civilian career of Senior Coordinating Producer at ESPN. Check out the 10 part series at http://www.goarmy.com/home/skills.html"
The Defense Information School (DINFOS)
"The school trains more than 2,400 military, DoD civilian, international military, and interagency students a year across 32 basic, intermediate and advanced public affairs and visual information courses."
"The Defense Information School (DINFOS) is a United States Department of Defense school located at Fort George G. Meade, Md. The school trains more than 2,400 military, DoD civilian, international military, and interagency students a year across 32 basic, intermediate and advanced public affairs and visual information courses. Courses cover a variety of subject areas including public affairs, print journalism, photography, photojournalism, television and radio broadcasting, lithography, broadcast equipment maintenance, and various forms of multimedia. DINFOS maintains national accreditation through the Council on Occupational Education (COE). In addition, the American Council on Education (ACE) reviews DINFOS courses for college credit recommendations, assisting students with their civilian education goals and providing an external validation of the school’s rigorous training programs."
ESPN: Modern Yellow Journalism
"ESPN (originally an initialism for Entertainment and Sports Programming Networks) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite sports television channelowned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (which operates the network) and the Hearst Corporation (which owns a 20% minority share)."
SPY HIGH: Black Ops Jungle: The Academy of Military-Industrial-Complex Studies
By: CHRIS COLIN
"Dedicated to everything from architecture to sports medicine, “career academies” claim to offer high school kids focus, relevancy, and solid job prospects. Now add a new kind of program to the list: homeland security high. In late August, Maryland’s Joppatowne High School became the first school in the country dedicated to churning out would-be Jack Bauers. The 75 students in the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness magnet program will study cybersecurity and geospatial intelligence, respond to mock terror attacks, and receive limited security clearances at the nearby Army chemical warfare lab.
The new school is funded and guided by a slew of federal, state, and local agencies, not to mention several defense firms. Officials say it will teach kids to understand the “new reality,” though they hasten to add that the school isn’t focused just on terrorism. School administrators, channeling Cheneyesque secrecy, refused to be interviewed for this story. But it’s no secret that the program is seen as a model for the rest of the country, with the Pentagon and other agencies watching closely.
Students will choose one of three specialized tracks: information and communication technology, criminal justice and law enforcement, or “homeland security science.” David Volrath, executive director of secondary education for Harford County Public Schools, says the school also hopes to offer “Arabic or some other nontraditional, Third World-type language.”
The school’s main goal is to get its grads jobs in the booming $24-billion-a-year homeland security industry. It’s certainly in the right location: Northeast Maryland has become a mecca for the military-industrial complex. The Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground is the county’s biggest employer, and all manner of defense contractors have set up shop nearby, including weapons maker Northrop Grumman.
However, it’s not clear how many Joppatowne grads will be on track to join the upper echelons of the intelligence community and how many will wind up as airport screeners. “We do want to encourage higher education,” Volrath says. “We also want to be realistic. Some of these defense contractors will have huge security needs, and the jobs won’t require four years of college.”
Critics see the school as a troubling landmark: a public school, possibly the first of many, that is an active participant in the war on terror. Jonathan Zimmerman, director of New York University’s History of Education Program, says that if it offered students an “intellectually curious” curriculum, “I’d send my daughter there. But my fear is that they will instead teach a series of predigested truths about keeping our country safe.”
Volrath maintains that Joppatowne High will remain above the fray. “The school’s built around the marketplace that surrounds the defense industry,” he explains, “but the program’s not involved in war or peace. Still, there are some realities about good guys and bad guys that will surely be discussed.”"