About Us – FAQ

PAO Mission

The Mission of the State of Hawaii, Department of Defense (HIDOD) Public Affairs Office (PAO) is to assess the Public Affairs (PA) situation, advise The Adjutant General (TAG) and leadership on PA issues, assist them to make the best possible decisions and translate those decisions into an effective and executional PA strategy.

PAO Priorities

1. Provide Public Affairs support to the TAG and HIDOD Divisions

2. Inform the public and the media with accurate, timely information

3. Utilize and deploy all platforms of communication effectively

4. Prepare to assist HI-EMA and the HING with crisis communications during DOMOPs