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Joint Strategic Communications Office

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


UPAR - Unit Public Affairs Representatives

The  Joint Strategic Communications 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 - fy19  (coming soon)

For more information on the UPAR Program contact:

LTC Chris Messina / Director, JSCO
615-313-0662  /  christopher.g.messina.mil@mail.mil

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