Public Affairs

The Joint Public Affairs Office provides an important link between the Tennessee Military Department and our surrounding community. The JPAO produces print, web, and video content that keeps us connected to our fellow Tennessee residents.


UPAR - Unit Public Affairs Representatives

The Joint Public Affairs Office has an energetic and vibrant public affairs branch, but only has enough Soldiers and officers to assign trained public affairs personnel to Joint Force Headquarters. So what’s a major command and it's subordinate units to do?

Assign a UPAR (Unit Public Affairs Representatives), that’s what.

An Introduction to the UPAR Program

UPAR Handbook - fy16

For more information on the UPAR Program contact:

​CW4 Nick Atwood / Deputy Director, JPAO
​615-313-0835  /  nicholas.j.atwood2.mil@mail.mil

MSgt Robin Brown / Public Affairs NCO
615-313-0838  /  robin.e.brown46.mil@mail.mil


JPAO Work Order

The JPAO Work Order must be approved by the Director, Deputy Director, AO or Unit Commander. Approval authority must appear on the CC line. Forward this completed Work Order to tnpao@live.com.