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FISCAL YEAR 18 FORCE FITNESS INSTRUCTOR AND FORCE FITNESS INSTRUCTOR TRAINER COURSE DATES

Date Signed: 10/23/2017
MARADMINS Number: 585/17

R 231225Z OCT 17
MARADMIN 585/17
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG MCCDC QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 18 FORCE FITNESS INSTRUCTOR AND FORCE FITNESS INSTRUCTOR TRAINER COURSE DATES//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC/YMD: 20160901//
NARR/REF A IS CMC WHITE LETTER 2-16 WITH CMC FORCE FITNESS INSTRUCTOR GUIDANCE TO ALL UNIT COMMANDERS.//
POC/REGARDING STUDENT REGISTRATION, QUOTAS, FUNDING AND TRAVEL IS MAJ PATRICK HECOX, MARINE CORPS FORCE FITNESS DIVISION OFFICE/TEL: 703-784-3087/EMAIL: PATRICK.HECOX@USMC.MIL.//
PRIMARY POC/REGARDING STUDENT READ AHEADS, COMMAND SCREENING CHECKLISTS, AND ANY INFORMATION PERTAINING TO STUDENT CHECK-IN IS GYSGT SARA PACHECO/FORCE FITNESS READINESS CENTER/TEL: 703-432-6470 EMAIL: SARA.PACHECO@USMC.MIL.//
ALTERNATE POC/GYSGT ROBERT JIMENEZ/FORCE FITNESS READINESS CENTER/TEL: 703-432-8202 EMAIL: ROBERT.JIMENEZ@USMC.MIL.//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  Reference (a) provides background information regarding the Commandant of the Marine Corps intent to improve readiness throughout the Marine Corps by instituting a holistic approach to physical fitness training.
2.  Utilizing the latest in scientifically-based techniques, modern technology, and the sports medicine field, the Marine Corps physical fitness program will first and foremost seek to establish a Corps-wide culture of total fitness.  The program strives to optimize our Marine's health and physical fitness through the implementation of force fitness instructor (FFI) programs throughout the operating forces down to the company and squadron/battalion level.  The FFI will serve as the commander's subject matter expert on physical fitness and advise the commander on the design and implementation of a physical fitness training program.
3.  In order to ensure the effectiveness of the FFI programs, force fitness instructor trainers (FFIT) supervise and manage resident FFI programs within their units.  FFITs possess resident knowledge to train additional FFIs.  The FFIT will ensure maximum effectiveness of the program and serve as fitness and nutrition primary liaisons for base services.
4.  For FFI and FFIT course registration instructions, allocations, course prerequisites, selection criteria, and reporting instructions see the physical fitness website listed in paragraph 11.
5.  Operating forces will have equal distribution to ground combat element, logistics combat element, and aviation combat element.  The course seat allocation, for the resident FFI course only, is as follows:
Marine Corps Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC)                 27
Marine Corps Forces Command (MARFORCOM)                 14
Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM)              6
Marine Corps Forces Reserve                              2
Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command           1
6.  MARFORPAC:  Five of the 27 MARFORPAC allocations are sub-allocated to Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC) and Training and Education Command (TECOM).  These five quotas are designated for MCCDC/TECOM Marines stationed west of the Mississippi River.  Nominations for MCCDC/TECOM Marines that are stationed west of the Mississippi River must be submitted to MARFORPAC G-3 training for processing.
7.  MARFORCOM:  Two of the 14 MARFORCOM allocations are sub-allocated to MCCDC/TECOM.  These two quotas are designated for MCCDC/TECOM Marines stationed east of the Mississippi River, excluding the National Capital Region (NCR).  Nominations for MCCDC/TECOM Marines that are stationed east of the Mississippi River, excluding the NCR, must be submitted to MARFORCOM G-3 training for processing.
8.  MCICOM:  Two of the six MCICOM allocations are sub-allocated to MCCDC/TECOM.  These two quotas are designated for MCCDC/TECOM Marines stationed in the NCR.  Nominations for MCCDC/TECOM Marines that are stationed in the NCR must be submitted to MCICOM G-3 training for processing.
9.  Fiscal Year 2018 FFI and FFIT course dates are listed below and updates can be found at the website listed in paragraph 11.  Classes 4-18, 5-18, 6-18, 7-18, and 8-18 will be conducted via a mobile training team (MTT).
9.A.  Course dates for FFI Courses:
Class  Report Date  Graduation Date
1-18    4 Jan      15 Feb 2018
2-18    1 Mar      11 Apr 2018
3-18   26 Apr       8 Jun 2018
4-18   26 Apr       8 Jun 2018 (MTT at School of Infantry East)
5-18   10 Jul      17 Aug 2018 (MTT location to be determined (TBD))
6-18   10 Jul      17 Aug 2018 (MTT location TBD)
7-18   10 Jul      17 Aug 2018 (MTT location TBD)
8-18   10 Jul      17 Aug 2018 (MTT location TBD)
9-18    5 Sep      17 Oct 2018
9.B.  Course dates for FFIT Courses:
Class  Report Date  Graduation Date
1-18    4 Jan      15 Feb 2018
2-18    1 Mar      11 Apr 2018
3-18   26 Apr       8 Jun 2018
4-18    5 Sep      17 Oct 2018
10.  Student read ahead material for the FFI Course will be sent out to all registered students in the Marine Corps Training Information Management System.  These particular readings are targeted around subjects that have proven to be challenging for previous students.  It is strongly recommended students familiarize themselves with this information prior to the course convening.  An inventory assessment will be administered on training day one.
11.  Additional information regarding travel and funding, updates to the course schedule, and FFI and FFIT Course command screening checklists and gear lists can be downloaded from the Marine Corps Physical Fitness webpage http:(slash)(slash)www.fitness.marines.mil.
12.  This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force.
13.  Release authorized by Lieutenant General Robert S. Walsh, Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command.//