U.S. Air Force Airman Marc Wilson has graduated from the Broadcast Communication Specialist course at the Defense Information School on Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
The Broadcast Communication Specialist course is a 77-day course that trains students to perform skills in all aspects of broadcast journalism, to include video documentation.
Wilson is the son of Eric and Kimberly Kelly of Westerville, Ohio, and Chad and Jill Wilson of Clarksville. He is a 2015 graduate of Oakstone Academy High School, Westerville.
In the basic writing and announcing skills segment, students learn to write and announce broadcast news stories and radio spot announcements. Specifics include learning broadcast writing style and practicing broadcast voice delivery skills for both radio and video productions.
In the radio skills segment, apprentice communicators learn to produce and deliver various radio products, including live DJ shows, news stories, live newscasts, and spot production.
The video skills segment exposes BCS students to basic video shooting and editing, lighting skills, captioning, and studio operations, as well as more complex tasks such as spot, feature story, and documentary production. The entry-level students complete their training with service specific public affairs training that includes tasks ranging from preparing and releasing information to interacting with media to understanding how to set up a unit web site.
The Defense Information School’s primary purpose is to train members of all branches of the United States military in the fields of broadcasting, journalism, public affairs, and visual information. There are 32 different courses taught at DINFOS, and the courses can last from five to 124 days.