Servicemembers With Unique Jobs Sought for Documentary
By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2005 Do you or someone you know have an intriguing job that many people would never guess exists in the military? If so, this may be your golden opportunity to shine in a made-for-TV documentary to be shot this summer.
DoD's Joint Advertising, Market Research and Studies Office is on the lookout for servicemembers with unique jobs to be featured in a documentary that highlights the vast array of experiences and training the military offers.
Servicemembers willing to donate their time and stories have until Jan. 15 to nominate themselves or someone they know for the project through an online questionnaire.
Candidates will be selected in late January, and editing and production will take place this summer.
In addition to highlighting jobs that the public may not necessarily associate with the military, the documentary will also illustrate how servicemembers found their way to that unique job.
The audience will include parents, educators and other adults who help young people make decisions about their careers and futures.
Air Force Maj. Rene Stockwell, chief of DoD Joint Advertising, Market Research and Studies, said the goal of the documentary is to highlight the diverse opportunities the military offers to its members -- particularly those beyond the well-known jobs held by fighter pilots, paratroopers and computer experts.
"The military offers 4,100 different jobs, and this documentary will cover just a tiny fraction of them," she said. "But we hope it will help whet people's appetite so they will want to learn more about the military."