Fayetteville native serves the U.S. Navy at DoD’s premier communication institution


FORT MEADE, Maryland — Seaman Recruit Paul Cosby, a native of Fayetteville, Georgia, is serving at Defense Information School (DINFOS), the premier communication learning institution, vital to the success of public affairs professionals across the Department of Defense, the United States government, and international partners.

Cosby attended Fayette County High School and graduated in 2009. Today, Cosby uses skills and values similar to those learned in Fayetteville.

“Being an electrician in Fayetteville prepared me for long work days and attention to detail,” said Cosby.

These lessons continue to help Cosby while serving in the military.

For the last 55 years, DINFOS has trained communicators across the Department of Defense to help their organizations achieve strategic and operational goals through applied public affairs strategies and visual information products. Courses offered by DINFOS include Digital Multimedia, Joint Contingency Public Affairs, Broadcast Journalism, Graphic Design and more.

Serving in the Navy means Cosby is part of a team that is taking on new importance in America’s focus on rebuilding military readiness, strengthening alliances and reforming business practices in support of the National Defense Strategy.

“The Navy contributes to national security by keeping our borders safe and protecting against cyber-attacks,” said Cosby.

With more than 90 percent of all trade traveling by sea, and 95 percent of the world’s international phone and internet traffic carried through fiber optic cables lying on the ocean floor, Navy officials continue to emphasize that the prosperity and security of the United States is directly linked to a strong and ready Navy.

Cosby and the sailors they serve with have many opportunities to achieve accomplishments during their military service.

“I’m proud to be here at DINFOS learning to become a mass communication specialist,” said Cosby.

As Cosby and other sailors continue to train and perform the missions they are tasked with, they take pride in serving their country in the United States Navy.

“It’s a privilege to be part of something much larger than myself with centuries of tradition,” added Cosby. — By Alvin Plexico, Navy Office of Community Outreach.