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FISCAL YEAR 2019-2023 TRAINING INPUT PLAN REQUIREMENTS WORKING GROUP PRELIMINARY GUIDANCE

Date Signed: 10/24/2017
MARADMINS Number: 590/17

R 241447Z OCT 17
MARADMIN 590/17
MSGID/GENADMIN//CG MCCDC QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2019-2023 TRAINING INPUT PLAN REQUIREMENTS WORKING GROUP PRELIMINARY GUIDANCE//
REF/A/DOC/MCO 1553.1B/19910524//
REF/B/DOC/MCO 1553.2C/20160811//
REF/C/DOC/MCO 5311.1E/20151118//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 1553.1B THE MARINE CORPS TRAINING AND EDUCATION SYSTEM. REF B IS MCO 1553.2C MARINE CORPS FORMAL SCHOOL MANAGEMENT POLICY. REF C IS MCO 5311.1E TOTAL FORCE STRUCTURE PROCESS.//
POC/D.R. JEFFRIES/MAJ/UNIT: TECOM/TEL: (703)432-0071/TEL: DSN 378-0071//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  Commanding General (CG), Training and Education Command (TECOM) sponsors the annual Training Input Plan (TIP) Requirements Working Group (WG) and the TECOM Formal School Quota Requirements Management Branch (FSQRMB), Marine Air-Ground Task Force Training and Education Standards Division (MTESD) acts as the CG's agent to conduct the TIP requirements WG.  The Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 through FY 2023 TIP requirements WG will be conducted from Tuesday, 6 March 2018 through Thursday, 8 March 2018 aboard Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia.  This message provides preliminary WG guidance, as well as guidance for sponsor's submission of formal school training requirements in preparation for the TIP requirements WG.
2.  Background
2.a.  Per references (a) and (b), FSQRMB annually solicits formal school training quota requirements from formal school requirement sponsors (Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Marine Corps Recruiting Command, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Marine Corps Installations Command, Marine Corps Logistics Command, occupational field managers as defined in reference (c), and Marine Forces Commanders).  This information is compiled into the TIP, disseminated, and used as a planning tool for those activities required to plan, program, resource, and schedule training capacity to meet the Marine Corps formal school training requirements.  FSQRMB requests sponsors submit their training requirements approximately two months prior to the TIP Requirements WG.  The purpose of the pre-WG submission is to provide sufficient time for FSQRMB to conduct requirement validation analysis prior to the WG meeting and to use the WG meeting as the vehicle for finalizing requirements, rather than as the vehicle for gathering them.
2.b.  While the following list of formal school requirement sponsors is not all inclusive, it captures the major Marine Corps requirement sponsor organizations with requirements submitted for the FY 2018 through FY 2023 TIP (read in one column):
Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC)
    Security Forces (Interagency) (PSH)
    Headquarters Marine Corps Safety Division (SD)
Deputy Commandant (DC) for Aviation (DC AVN)
    Aviation Expeditionary Enablers Branch (APX)
    Aviation Logistics and Support Branch (ASL)
    Aviation Manpower and Support Branch (ASM)
Director of Intelligence
    Intelligence Manpower and Training Branch (IOP)
DC for Installations and Logistics (DC IL)
    Director, Contracts Division (LB)
    Logistics Policy and Capabilities Branch (LPC)
    Logistics Distribution Policy Branch (LPD)
    Engineer and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Advocacy Branch (LPE)
DC for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (DC MRA)
    Manpower Information Operations Branch (MIF)
    Manpower Management Officer Assignments (MMOA)
    Plans, Programs and Boards Section (MMOA-3)
    Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management Branch (MPE)
    Manpower Plans, Programs and Budget Branch (MPP)
DC for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Reserve Affairs
    Personnel Affairs Management (RAM)
    Reserve Affairs Policy (RAP)
DC for Plans, Policies and Operations (DC PP AND O)
    Marine Corps Information Operations Center (MCIOC)
    Information Operations and Space Integration Branch (PLI)
    Ground Combat Element Branch (POG)
    Special Operations Directorate Branch (PO-SOD)
    Law Enforcement, Investigations and Corrections Branch (PSL)
    Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield
    Explosive Defense Section (CBRNE)
DC for Programs and Resources (DC PR)
Director of Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4)
    Communications Information Systems (CRP)
Director of the Office of U.S. Marine Corps Communication (OUSMCC)
    Public Affairs Office (PA)
    Music Section (PAC-20)
    Combat Camera Division (COMCAMDIV)
Staff Judge Advocate of The Commandant
    Legal Administration Officer of the Marine Corps (LAO)
    Legal Services Chief of the Marine Corps (LSC)
    Judge Advocate Support Branch (JAS)
CG, Education Command (C40)
CG, Marine Air-Ground Task Force Training Center (MAGTFTC)
    Marine Corps Logistics Operations Group (MCLOG)
    Marine Corps Tactical Operations Group (MCTOG)
    Mountain Warfare Training Center (MWTC)
CG, Marine Forces Command (MARFORCOM)
    Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group (MCSCG)
CG, Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC)
CG, Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES)
CG, Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC)
CG, Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM)
CG, Marine Corps Logistics Command (MCLC)
CG, Marine Corp Recruiting Command (MCRC)
    Marine Corp Recruiting Command-Officer Programs (MCRCOFF)
CG, TECOM
    G-3 TECOM (C461)
    Range Training Area Management (C465)
    Visual Information Management (C468CCM)
    MTESD (C 466)
    Command and Control Training and Education Center of Excellence
    (C2TECOE)
CG, Training Command (TRNGCMD)
    Weapons Training Battalion (C476)
    Training Command G-3 Aviation Production Section (C47G3A)
    Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM)
2.c.  Based on historic training requirement submission trends, FSQRMB anticipates these sponsors will submit requirements for the FY 2019 through FY 2023 TIP.  Requirement sponsors who do not submit FY 2019 through FY 2023 requirements will not have their requirements published in the FY 2019 through FY 2023 TIP, resulting in FY 2019 course quotas not being allocated to their sponsor codes during the FY 2019 class schedule approval and posting process.
3.  Working group objectives
3.a.  To the greatest extent possible, finalize the FY 2019 formal training requirements by military occupational specialty (MOS) or individual course identifier (CID), sponsor, and student type.  Where finalization is not possible before WG adjournment, gather and validate FY 2019 formal course quota requirements.
3.b.  Confirm recognized sponsors formal training requirements by MOS, sponsor, and student type for FY 2019 through FY 2023.
3.c.  Provide face to face liaison and coordination amongst FSQRMB, requirement sponsors, operating forces, schoolhouses and other WG participants.
4.  Action.  In preparation for the TIP requirements WG, formal school requirement sponsors shall submit requirements per the following guidance.
4.a.  For all requirement sponsors, except active and reserve component entry level officer and enlisted, and enlisted lateral move requirement sponsors (MPP, MMOA, RAP, RAM), submit best estimate FY 2019 through FY 2023 requirements for courses with an active CID in Marine Corps Training Information Management System (MCTIMS) student registrar to FSQRMB no later than (NLT) 12 January 2018.
4.b.  For active and reserve component entry level officer and enlisted, and enlisted lateral move requirement sponsors (MPP, RAP, RAM), submit FY 2019 through FY 2023 training requirements for courses with active CIDs in MCTIMS student registrar to FSQRMB NLT 23 February 2018.
4.c.  Method for submitting FY 2019 through FY 2023 requirements.  Requirement sponsors shall submit their FY 2019 through FY 2023 requirements by entering and submitting them to FSQRMB in the sponsor TIP tool sub-module within MCTIMS student registrar.  Since this will be the first time that TIP requirements will be submitted using the sponsor TIP tool, FSQRMB will have a Microsoft Excel pre-TIP requirements template (FY 2019 through FY 2023 pre-TIP sponsor requirement submission form.xlsx) and Requirements Template instructions (FY 2019 through FY 2023 pre-TIP sponsor requirement submission form instructions.docx) available to distribute as a back-up alternative submission method should any difficulties arise with the sponsor TIP tool.
4.c.1.  Sponsor TIP tool.  The sponsor TIP tool sub-module will enable sponsors to load and submit requirement to FSQRMB for review and approval directly in student registrar.  It will also enable FSQRMB to analyze and accept requirements or return them to sponsors for re-work or additional justification within student registrar.  This will allow FSQRMB and sponsors to conduct all requirement communications within student registrar.  Thus, the sponsor TIP tool will eliminate the need to employ external templates and instructions, to manually transfer sponsor requirement data from templates to student registrar, or to communicate via external e-mail.  Currently, the sponsor TIP tool is in the final stages of development, and it is scheduled for government acceptance testing in October 2017 and deployment in MCTIMS student registrar during the first week of November 2017.  The sponsor TIP tool is intended to be the sole method for loading, submitting, and adjudicating requirements for the FY 2019 through FY 2023 TIP.  FSQRMB plans to make the sponsor TIP tool available to sponsors NLT 20 November 2017.  If needed, sponsors may contact FSQRMB at tecomtqmrequests@usmc.mil to request additional guidance on the use of the sponsor TIP tool.
4.c.2.  Back-up TIP requirements template.  Should any problems occur that would preclude effective employment of the sponsor TIP tool, FSQRMB will revert to the back-up submission method, and sponsors will make their requirement submissions using the pre-TIP requirements template (FY 2019 through FY 2023 pre-TIP sponsor requirement submission form.xlsx) and requirements template instructions (FY 2019 through FY 2023 pre-TIP sponsor requirement submission form instructions.docx).  If it becomes necessary to use the back-up submission method, FSQRMB will e-mail these documents to the contacts on file for the entities listed in paragraph 2.b as soon as the decision to employ the back-up is made.  All others can obtain a copy by e-mail request to tecomtqmrequest@usmc.mil or by downloading it directly from the FSQRMB public website and opening the FY 2019 through FY 2023 TIP requirements WG (6 - 8 March 2018) shared documents folder:  https:(slash)(slash)vcepub.tecom.usmc.mil/sites/directorates/mtesd/fs/default.aspx.  To access this SharePoint site you must use your common access card Department of Defense e-mail certificate.  Furthermore, sponsors may contact FSQRMB at tecomtqmrequests@usmc.mil to request additional guidance on the use of the pre-TIP requirements template or for advice or referral on requirement planning.  Submit the completed requirements submission form via e-mail to tecomtqmrequest@usmc.mil.
5.  Post-submission actions.  FSQRMB will review submitted requirements and compare them to MCTIMS student registrar FY 2015 through FY 2017 quota usage data, as well as corresponding data provided by the other services training management systems.  Based on review of ongoing performance, FSQRMB will communicate with sponsors of requirements that appear to understate or overstate appropriate and achievable input in order to refine the requirements prior to the FY 2019 through FY 2023 TIP requirements WG convene date.  As noted in paragraph 3.a., the objective is to confirm requirement validity to the greatest extent possible prior to the TIP requirements WG convening.  This will minimize the need to adjudicate requirement validity during the conduct of the WG and afterward.
6.  The WG agenda and billeting information will be published in the “FY 2019 through FY 2023 Training Input Plan Requirements Working Group Final Guidance" MARADMIN expected to be released in December 2017.
7.  This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force.
8.  Release authorized by Lieutenant General Robert S. Walsh, Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command.//