Unit Public Affairs Program


As the 108th Training Command (IET) continues to grow, it will be difficult for the Public Affairs Staff to visit each brigade, battalion and company to cover news events. Public Affairs is the responsibility of commanders and Soldiers alike.

The PAO is kicking off the Unit Public Affairs Program (UPAR), which will allow any Soldier to be the additional eyes and ears for your unit and the PAO. By volunteering you will assume the duties of UPAR as an additional duty.             

Do you enjoy taking pictures? Do you enjoy writing? As a Unit Public Affairs Representative (UPAR) you will take pictures of newsworthy events and submit them along with stories to your Division Public Affairs Officer for review and possible submission in The Griffon, as well as your division web site.

A 2-day UPAR Training is now offered through ATTRS: Public Affairs-UPAR-CRS:USACAPOC(A)

Are You?

  • Familiar with your organization
  • Independent & dependable
  • Able to communicate well

    Are you able to?
  • Publicize unit participation in community projects or activities.
  • Serve as the public affairs point of contact for your unit.
  • Maintain contact with the 108th Training Command (IET) Public Affairs Office

Soldiers should contact their division Public Affairs Officer for additional info:

  • 95th Training Division (IET) Public Affairs Officer – Cpt. Adrienne Bryant
  • 98th Training Division (IET) Public Affairs Officer – Maj. Michelle Lunato  michelle[email protected]
  • 104th Training Division (IET) Public Affairs Officer – Maj. Ms. Kelly Countrymen (interim)  or contact SFC Lisa Litchfield at [email protected] 108th Training Command (IET) Public Affairs NCOIC, or Cpt. Lawrence K. Carmack at [email protected], 108th Training Command (IET) Public Affairs Officer or phone 704-227-2829 for more information.

Check out the 108th Training Command (IET) USAR website and become a fan of our Facebook page!

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The Griffon Spring 2018

Vol. 42.1 | Spring 2018

The Griffon
The Griffon is written and published quarterly in the interest of the 108th National Training Command.


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