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FY-18 COMMANDANTS INNOVATION CHALLENGES

Date Signed: 9/29/2017
MARADMINS Number: 542/17

R  291952Z SEP 17
MARADMIN 542/17
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC CDI//
SUBJ/FY-18 COMMANDANTS INNOVATION CHALLENGES//
POC/CAPT STEENBERGE, RYAN/MCRCO, TEL: 703-432-1028/EMAIL: RYAN.STEENBERGE@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  This message serves as an announcement for the FY-18 Commandant's Innovation Challenges.  The purpose of the challenges are to solicit innovative ideas from Marines, Sailors, and government civilians from across the Marine Corps.  Innovative thinking has long been a hallmark of the Marine Corps and today's environment requires greater innovation and creativity.  The most promising ideas from each challenge will be selected for action by the various elements of Headquarters Marine Corps and influence the future of the Marine Corps.  Challenge winners will have the opportunity to directly partner with Headquarters Marine Corps offices to further develop their ideas into reality.
2.  The Commandant's Innovation Challenges will be conducted quarterly throughout the FY.  The challenge topics and leads for this FY are:
2.a.  1st Qtr:  Topic – Urban Warfare, Lead – Marine Corps Rapid Capabilities Office
2.b.  2nd Qtr:  Topic – Conduct Information Warfare, Lead – Information Warfare Integration Division
2.c.  3rd Qtr:  Topic – Develop Situational Understanding, Lead – Intelligence Integration Division
2.d.  4th Qtr:  Topic – Protect the Force, Lead – Force Protection Integration Division
3.  The beginning of each challenge will be announced via MARADMIN and other platforms.  The challenges will have a minimum submission window of 28 days.  The challenge winner(s) and noteworthy submissions will be announced within 45 days of submission closure.  Each challenge will have specified submission requirements which will be outlined in their respective launch announcement.
4.  Incentives.  Warfighting innovation challenge winners will have a number of incentives to participate in the challenge.  Winners will be personally recognized by the Commandant of the Marine Corps and will directly participate in further development of their idea.  Challenge winners will also be recognized in official Marine Corps media channels and publications, such as marines.mil, Marine Corps Facebook page, etc.
5.  Funding.  Funding for participation in the Commandant's Innovation Challenges will be through DC CDI and MCWL/FD.
6.  Release authorized by Lieutenant General Robert S. Walsh, Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration.//

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 291952Z SEP 17
MARADMIN 542/17
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC CDI//
SUBJ/FY-18 COMMANDANTS INNOVATION CHALLENGES//
POC/CAPT STEENBERGE, RYAN/MCRCO, TEL: 703-432-1028/EMAIL: RYAN.STEENBERGE@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  This message serves as an announcement for the FY-18 Commandant's Innovation Challenges.  The purpose of the challenges are to solicit innovative ideas from Marines, Sailors, and government civilians from across the Marine Corps.  Innovative thinking has long been a hallmark of the Marine Corps and today's environment requires greater innovation and creativity.  The most promising ideas from each challenge will be selected for action by the various elements of Headquarters Marine Corps and influence the future of the Marine Corps.  Challenge winners will have the opportunity to directly partner with Headquarters Marine Corps offices to further develop their ideas into reality.
2.  The Commandant's Innovation Challenges will be conducted quarterly throughout the FY.  The challenge topics and leads for this FY are:
2.a.  1st Qtr:  Topic – Urban Warfare, Lead – Marine Corps Rapid Capabilities Office
2.b.  2nd Qtr:  Topic – Conduct Information Warfare, Lead – Information Warfare Integration Division
2.c.  3rd Qtr:  Topic – Develop Situational Understanding, Lead – Intelligence Integration Division
2.d.  4th Qtr:  Topic – Protect the Force, Lead – Force Protection Integration Division
3.  The beginning of each challenge will be announced via MARADMIN and other platforms.  The challenges will have a minimum submission window of 28 days.  The challenge winner(s) and noteworthy submissions will be announced within 45 days of submission closure.  Each challenge will have specified submission requirements which will be outlined in their respective launch announcement.
4.  Incentives.  Warfighting innovation challenge winners will have a number of incentives to participate in the challenge.  Winners will be personally recognized by the Commandant of the Marine Corps and will directly participate in further development of their idea.  Challenge winners will also be recognized in official Marine Corps media channels and publications, such as marines.mil, Marine Corps Facebook page, etc.
5.  Funding.  Funding for participation in the Commandant's Innovation Challenges will be through DC CDI and MCWL/FD.
6.  Release authorized by Lieutenant General Robert S. Walsh, Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration.//