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FY18 OCCFLD 0600 AND 2800 TRAINING SEATS

Cancelled

Date Signed: 10/25/2017
MARADMINS Number: 597/17

R 252104Z OCT 17
MARADMIN 597/17
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC C4//
SUBJ/FY18 OCCFLD 0600 AND 2800 TRAINING SEATS//
REF/A/DOC/MCO 1553.2C 08 SEP 2016//
REF/B/DOC/NAVMC 3500.56C/02 NOV 2016//
NARR/REF A IS MANAGEMENT OF MARINE CORPS FORMAL SCHOOLS AND TRAINING DETACHMENTS. REF B IS COMMUNICATIONS T AND R MANUAL//
POC/SISSON J.R./T/MAJ/CTB OPERATIONS OFFICER/DSN: 230-1852/COMM: (760) 830-1852/EMAIL: JOHN.R.SISSON@USMC.MIL//
POC/ROMERO/J/MGYSGT/CTB COMMUNICATIONS CHIEF/DSN: 230-1853/COMM: (760) 830-1853/EMAIL: CARL.BISSON@USMC.MIL//
POC/IVAND.J./MAJOL/MCCES OPSO/DSN: 230-6531/COMM: (760) 830-6531/EMAIL: DENNIS.IVAN@USMC.MIL//
POC/STOKES, P.L./CIV/MCCES DEPOPSO/DSN: 230-6367/COMM: (760) 830-6367/EMAIL: PAUL.L.STOKES@USMC.MIL//
POC/WARD, G.D./MGYSGT/MCCES OPS CHIEF/DSN: 230-61867/COMM: (760) 830-6186/EMAIL: ROBER.G.WARD2@USMC.MIL//
POC/CONTI, D.G./CAPT/TRNGCMD G3 COPS CE AO/DSN: 378-2216/COMM: (703) 432-2216/EMAIL: DANIEL.CONTI@USMC.MIL//
C4 POC/R.J. AGOSTO/CIV/HQMC C4 CSP/-/SECTEL: DSN 260.8846/EMAIL: RENE.AGOSTO AT USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  This is a CTB Ops, MCCES Ops, TRNGCMD G3, HQMC (C4) coordinated message.
2.  Purpose.  To announce the FY18 available Marine Corps skills and career progression training seats for the 06xx and 28xx OCCFLDS.  This message provides the course description, course dates prerequisites and reporting instructions.  Class schedules in the following paragraphs are resident in MCTIMS in the student registrar module.
3.  Senior communications officers and communication chiefs should stress to their Marines the importance of attending these courses to remain competitive for promotion and career retention.
4.  Historically, there are unused seats in each class.  Timely registration will prevent cancellation of classes and ensure that the operating forces, supporting establishment and individual Marine training requirements are met.  Participation in these skills progression and career level courses is critical to retaining funding for these curricula and affords opportunity to master 2000 level events as depicted in the communications Training and Readiness (T and R) Manual.  Per ref (a), the formal learning center must submit cancellation requests to the CG, Training Command NLT 15 days prior to the class report date if class registrations do not meet the course minimum size established in the approved course descriptive data (listed in paragraphs below).
5.  Registration.  All seats are funded by TECOM formal schools training branch for active duty Marines.  Availability is limited to the 0600 and 2800 OCCFLDS.  Government civilians may obtain command funded seats by contacting the C4 POC identified in this MARADMIN.  Unit communications/maintenance chiefs are requested to submit seat requests to the C4 POC via e-mail.  All 06xx seat requests cc:  jason.l.daniel2@usmc.mil, eric.c.jones1@usmc.mil and all 28xx seat requests cc:  timothy.w.lepsch@usmc.mil.  All e-mails must be encrypted using PKI authentication via the common access card.  E-mail containing PII must be marked "For Official Use Only.”  Request must include the following information:
CID:
CLASS NUMBER:
REPORT DATE:
EDIPI:
FULL NAME (LAST, FIRST, MI):
RANK:
MOS:
EAS:
MCC:
UNIT:
BILLET:
DOR:
MODE OF TRAVEL:
FUNDING REQUIRED:  YES or NO
POC TO RECEIVE FUNDING:  (E-MAIL ADDRESS)
SECURITY CLEARANCE/VISIT REQUESTS: SUBMITTED ON (DATE)
6.  OPNAV 5521/27 is required to be entered in the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) for all SNCOs attending training at MCCES 29 Palms.  The SMO in JPAS is MS3305STUD.  Include full name, SSN, level of clearance/basis, dates of visit, and purpose (course name), Attn:  security manager.  Justification:  JC4 course A09CGH1 requires a brief justification to attend the course.  Request deadline for Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force courses is 21 days prior to the report date, Army courses 45 days.
7.  All students are required to possess a government travel charge card.
8.  Allocations listed in this message are for active duty Marines only.  Marines within the Reserve Component should contact MARFORRES Formal Training Manager for seat availability at DSN 678-8414 or COMM (504) 678-8414.
9.  Communications courses (06xx) developed per formal learning center tasks in ref (b).
9.A.  MAGTF Communications Planner CID M09DRX1
9.A.1.  MAGTF Communications Planner course is an 81 training day advanced, formal skills progression training course and will be awarded the NMOS skill designator 0603 upon successful course completion.  While attending MAGTF planner’s course, students will learn the advanced skills required for the planning and systems employment for DOD information network operations (DODIN Ops) and Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO).  Students will also learn the application of DODIN Ops and DCO in support of Major Subordinate Command (MSC) and Major Subordinate Element (MSE) level Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) exercises and operations.  Once complete, students will become MAGTF communications planners.
9.A.2.  Prerequisites.  Majors (Maj), Captains (Capt), and Capt Selects (Sel) with MOS 0602 serving in the operating forces or supporting establishment and  Capt Limited Duty Officers holding MOS 0605 and Chief Warrant Officers 3 and 4 holding MOS 0630/0620/0640/0670.
9.A.3.  Funded allocations.  CG, TECOM will fund all to/from travel, lodging, and per diem costs for active duty component USMC students.  FY18 classes offered are listed below (read in 5 columns):
CLASS NR    RPT DATE    CONV DATE    GRAD DATE    SEAT ALLOCATION
2018010     1/7/2018    1/8/2018    4/6/2018      35
2018020     6/3/2018    6/5/2018    9/5/2018      35
9.B.  Transmission Chief Course (TCC) CID M09BNL1
9.B.1.  The Transmission Chief Course is a 54 training day course to qualify personnel to perform the duties of Transmission Chief, MOS 0629.  The Transmission Chief Course provides training to Marines holding or preparing for the 0629 PMOS.  Course graduates will be able to install, operate, maintain, and supervise advanced transmissions operations; develop site plans for Line of Site (LOS), troposcatter and satellite communications systems, coordinates the development of the Communications Electronic Operating Instruction (CEOI).  The Transmissions Chief is responsible for training, security measures, employment of transmission equipment, and system integration with networks for all elements of transmission, data communications, wireless architecture and cybersecurity.  Additionally, Transmissions Chiefs must be thoroughly familiar with frequency management, spectrum requirements, programming and planning tools, maintenance procedures, budgeting, and administration processes.  PMOS 0629 will be awarded upon successful course completion.
9.B.2.  Prerequisites:  GySgt, SSgt or SSgt (Sel) that possess MOS 062x.  Must have completed the Transmission System Supervisor Course.  Must be a US citizen, eligible for a Secret security clearance.  Active Duty must have 2 years active duty remaining upon completion of training.
9.B.3.  Funded allocations.  CG, TECOM will fund all to/from travel, lodging, and per diem costs for active duty component USMC students.  FY18 classes offered are listed below (read in 5 columns):
CLASS NR    RPT DATE    CONV DATE    GRAD DATE    SEAT ALLOCATION
2018010     11/6/2017   11/8/2017    3/7/2018     40
2018020     3/27/2018   3/29/2018    7/11/2018    40
2018030     7/30/2018   8/1/2018     11/15/2018   40
9.C.  Data Systems Chief Course (DSCC) CID M0923W1
9.C.1.  Data systems Chief Course is an 82 training day course
to qualify Marines to perform the duties as a Data Systems
Chief MOS 0679.  Data Systems Chiefs supports a myriad of technologies to include systems, virtualization, unified communications and application development to enable command and control.  The Data Systems Chief is responsible for training, domain infrastructure, active directory management, cloud services, disaster recovery, database management, scripting, hardware/software management, Storage Area Network (SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS), virtualization and messaging.  Additionally, Data Systems Chiefs must be thoroughly familiar with security, programming and planning tools, maintenance procedures, budgeting, and administration processes.  PMOS 0679 will be awarded upon successful course completion.
9.C.2.  Prerequisites.  Marine SSgt (Sel), SSgt, or GySgt with PMOS of 0612, 0651, 0671, be a U.S. citizen and eligible of possessing a secret clearance.  A SSgt select with PMOS of 0671 must have attended the Data Systems Supervisor Course.  Active duty Marines must have two years remaining upon course completion.
9.C.3.  Funded allocations.  CG, TECOM will fund all to/from travel, lodging, and per diem costs for active duty component USMC students.  FY18 classes offered are listed below (read in 5 columns):
CLASS NR   RPT DATE      CONV DATE     GRAD DATE     SEAT ALLOCATION
2018010    10/22/2017    10/23/2017    3/7/2018      24
2018020    3/11/2018     3/12/2018     7/11/2018     24
2018030    7/15/2018     7/16/2018     11/15/2018    24
9.D.  Network Chief Course (NCC) CID M0923X1
9.D.1.  Network Chief Course is an 82 training day course to qualify Marines to perform the duties as a Network Chief MOS 0639.  Network Chief Course consists of training in cable installation planning, operation, systems integration, security, and troubleshooting in order to maintain optimum secure data communication systems.  They plan and supervise the installation of cabling, configuration and maintenance of all data communication systems, network services, and security in both a garrison and deployment environment.  Network Chiefs plan and design local and wide area networks and link heterogeneous networks through the application of appropriate cyber and telecommunication hardware and software.  Marines attending the Network Chief Course will be instructed on the planning and implementation of the following topics; cable management, planning operations, internet protocol (IP) address engineering, interior and exterior routing protocols, local and wide area networks, network operating, network services, network security and firewalls.  Network Chiefs install, operate, maintain, and supervise Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN) to enable command and control.  The Network Chief is responsible for training, advanced routing/switching, locating and correcting faults, Quality of Service (QoS), implementation/management of the cable plan, long haul transport, Internet Protocol (IP) Management, encryption management, network monitoring, end to end systems integration and troubleshooting.  Additionally, Network Chiefs must be thoroughly familiar with security, programming and planning tools, maintenance procedures, budgeting, and administration processes.  PMOS 0639 will be awarded upon successful course completion.
9.D.2.  Prerequisites.  Marine SSgt (Sel), SSgt or GySgt's with PMOS of 0612, 0631, 0651, US citizen, possess an EL score of 105 or higher, eligible for a secret security clearance, must have normal color vision, must complete the Network Supervisor Course, and Marines must have 24 months obligated service remaining upon graduation from the MOS producing school.
9.D.3.  Funded allocations.  CG, TECOM will fund all to/from travel, lodging, and per diem costs for active duty component USMC students.  FY18 classes offered are listed below (read in 5 columns):
CLASS NR   RPT DATE       CONV DATE     GRAD DATE    SEAT ALLOCATION
2018010    10/22/2017     10/23/2017    3/7/2018     24
2018020    3/11/2018      3/12/2018      7/11/2018   24
2018030    7/15/2018      7/16/2018      11/15/2018  24
9.E.  Cybersecurity Managers CID M09D3H1
9.E.1.  Cyber Security Managers Course is a 17 training day course designed to introduce the distinct elements and aspects of Information Assurance (IA), Computer Network Defense (CND), and cybersecurity.  The instruction revolves around the establishment and management of a Marine Corps commands cybersecurity program to ensure the information and information systems are secure and provides information confidentiality, integrity, availability, non-repudiation, and authentication.  Practical experience is provided in identifying threats and vulnerabilities associated with sensitive information stored in information systems and providing safeguards against unauthorized access, modification, destruction, and denial of services.  Topics presented include:  current IA, CND, cybersecurity policies, policy development, roles and responsibilities, CND solutions and activities, security assessment methodologies, risk management program, risk assessment methodologies, contingency planning, security test and evaluation, assessment and authorization process, risk management framework process, CYBERCON procedures, IA vulnerability management, physical security, malicious code protection, sensitive data handling procedures, incident response and reporting procedures, connection approval processes, multiple platform level security, application level security, encryption requirements, system auditing, and development of a security training and awareness program.
9.E.2.  Prerequisites:  Sergeant (Sgt) through Master Gunnery Sergeant (MGySgt) and be officially appointed as an Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) or Cybersecurity Manager (CSM).  Officers and civilians officially appointed as an ISSM or CSM or whose primary or additional duties include Information Assurance (IA) may also attend.  All personnel must have a valid U.S. Secret security clearance to attend.
9.E.3.  Funded allocations.  CG, TECOM will fund all to/from travel, lodging, and per diem costs for active duty component USMC students.  FY17 classes offered are listed below (read in 5 columns):
CLASS NR    RPT DATE     CONV DATE     GRAD DATE    SEAT ALLOCATION
2018010     2/4/2018     2/6/2018      3/1/2018     15
2018020     7/29/2018    7/31/2018     8/22/2018    15
9.F.  Communications Chief Course (CCC) CID M09CHN1
9.F.1.  Communications chief course is a 46 training day course to qualify Marines to perform the duties of PMOS 0699.  The Communications Chief Course will provide the student an overall knowledge of the equipment capabilities and system integration for all elements of Transmissions, Networks, Data Systems, Cybersecurity, and Communications Security Management found within the Marine Corps.  The student will also be exposed to MAGTF and Joint Service structure, introduced to Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN) Operations, draft systems architecture and communications plans, and coordinate technical interface and restoration issues with higher, adjacent, and subordinate commands.  Upon completion of the prescribed course the student will be able to effectively plan, design, and manage all aspects of Marine Corps Communications.  PMOS 0699 will be awarded upon successful course completion to MSgt's.
9.F.2.  Prerequisites:  Master Sergeant (MSgt) or MSgt (Sel) possessing MOS of 0619, 0629, 0639, 0659 or 0679, U.S. citizen, have an EL score of 105 or higher and be eligible for a secret clearance.  Active duty Marines must have 2 years of active duty remaining upon completion of training.
9.F.3.  Funded allocations.  CG, TECOM will fund all to/from travel, lodging, and per diem costs for active duty component USMC students.  FY18 classes offered are listed below (read in 5 columns):
CLASS NR     RPT DATE    CONV DATE    GRAD DATE    SEAT ALLOCATION
2018010      1/7/2018    1/9/2018     3/15/2018    21
2018020      4/1/2018    4/3/2018     6/8/2018     21
2018030      7/9/2018    7/11/2018    9/14/2018    21
9.G.  Joint C4 Planners (JC4) CID A09CGH1
9.G.1.  In this course the student will plan and manage the integration and interconnection of diverse types of joint and allied automation and communications systems into interoperable local area and long haul information networks supporting tactical joint and combined operations.  Students learn techniques to determine the overall network architecture to support battlefield user requirements, exercise network control, and conduct recurring network analysis.  Emphasis is placed on the practical application of systems engineering principles to plan and manage communication/information networks using existing, and future military commercial off-the-shelf systems.
9.G.2.  Prerequisites.  Coordinate selection of students with CMC (CCT) DSN 223-3540.  Active or reserve component of all services with previous experience in signal duties.  Army officers, warrant officers and senior non-commissioned officers (SNCO) with MOS 31W must have completed their respective signal advanced course.  Marine Warrant Officers and SNCOS with an 06xx MOS that have completed their respective chief course are eligible to attend.  A justification to attend must be provided.  DOD civilians must have completed the army signal officer basic course or equivalent training.
9.G.3.  Funded allocations.  CG, TECOM will fund all to/from travel, lodging, and per diem costs for active duty component USMC students.  FY18 classes offered are listed below (read in 5 columns):
CLASS NR    RPT DATE        CONV DATE      GRAD DATE     SEAT ALLOCATION
001         10/17/2017      10/18/2017     11/15/2017    5
002         1/23/2018       1/24/2018      2/21/2018     5
003         4/15/2018       4/16/2018      5/11/2018     4
004         6/3/2018        6/4/2018       6/29/2018     5
005         7/29/2018       7/30/2018      8/24/2018     6
9.H.  Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) mission planning element communication tactical course CID A09DS21
9.H.1.  Course teaches protected Extremely High Frequency (EHF) satellite communications planning.  Course uses a detailed study of AEHF operational theory, with practical, hands-on application of technical planning principles.  Focus is on the AEHF satellite system, but includes planning for the compatible MILSTAR satellite constellation.  Course teaches low data rate, (LDR), medium data rate (MDR), and extended data rate (XDR) communications planning with T-MPSS software on the tactical mission planning element (MPE) platform.  Training is intended for noncommissioned officers, warrant officers, commissioned officers, or DOD civilians having AEHF/MILSTAR communications planning responsibilities.
9.H.2.  NCO or above currently assigned to or enroute to an S-6 or G-6 position requiring AEHF planning abilities to support SMART-T.
9.H.3.  Funded allocations.  CG, TECOM will fund all to/from travel, lodging, and per diem costs for active duty component USMC students.  FY18 classes offered are listed below (read in 5 columns):
CLASS NR     RPT DATE       CONV DATE      GRAD DATE     SEAT ALLOCATION
001          10/15/2017     10/16/2017     11/3/2016     2
002          12/3/2017      12/4/2017      12/22/2016    2
003          1/21/2018      1/22/2018      2/9/2018      1
004          3/4/2018       3/5/2018       3/23/2018     2
005          4/15/2018      4/16/2018      5/4/2018      1
006          5/6/2018       5/7/2018       5/25/2018     1
007          6/3/2018       6/4/2018       6/22/2018     2
9.I.  Electromagnetic Spectrum Manager (ESMC) CID F0224L1
9.I.1.  ESMC provides students with maximum exposure to the fundamentals of spectrum management planning, supportability, assignment, coordination, deconfliction and utilization of the electromagnetic spectrum with emphasis on operational spectrum planning and employment.  ESMC provides familiarization with international, national and DOD policy, guidance and procedures for the effective and efficient management of the electromagnetic spectrum.  The course teaches service specific and joint organizational structures, spectrum supportability, certification and host nation coordination/authorization requirements and processes and resolution of harmful Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and the Joint spectrum Interference Resolution (JSIR) program.  ESMC provides students with the fundamentals of communications-electronics spectrum engineering, radio theory and frequency and antenna propagation.  The course includes mathematical functions, modulation techniques, receiver sensitivity, transmission lines, antenna principles, bandwidth, High Frequency (HF), Very High Frequency (VHF) and Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) fundamentals and engineering.  The course covers microwave line-of-sight and troposcatter systems, Satellite Communications (SATCOM), intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems and platforms, electronic countermeasures and electronic attack, sensors, beacons, Navigational Aids (NAVAID) and radar.  ESMC also provides instruction in the management and use of the respective national spectrum management databases and communications and spectrum management automated tools to include spectrum XXI, system planning, engineering and evaluation device (SPEED), Afloat Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Program (AESOP) and the Joint Automated CEOI system (JACS).
9.I.2.  Prerequisites.  Sgt through MSgt, MOS 0629, 0699, 2651 or 5939, score of 105 or higher on aptitude area general test, score of 100 or higher on clerical, must be a U.S. citizen and possess a Secret security clearance.
9.I.3.  Funded allocations.  CG, TECOM will fund all to/from travel, lodging, and per diem costs for active duty component USMC students.  FY18 classes offered are listed below (read in 5 columns):
CLASS NR    RPT DATE     CONV DATE     GRAD DATE     SEAT ALLOCATION
2018001     1/3/2018     1/4/2018      3/28/2018     5
2017002     4/1/2018     4/2/2018      6/21/2018     5
2017003     6/26/2018    6/27/2018     9/18/2018     4
2017004     9/25/2018    9/26/2018     12/19/2018    4
10.  Ground electronics maintenance courses (28XX) developed per formal learning center tasks in Ref B.
10.A.  Tactical Remote Sensor System Maintenance CID M09DRP1
10.A.1.  Students receive instruction on the Tactical Remote Sensor System (TRSS) and all associated equipment.  Instruction includes equipment characteristics, installation, operational and performance testing, circuit operational analysis, and troubleshooting using Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE), and technical publications unique to the TRSS.
10.A.2.  Prerequisites.  Must possess an EL score of 115 or higher, complete the Basic Electronics Course, complete 1 year high school algebra, must be eligible for a secret security clearance, must have normal color vision and must be a U.S. citizen.
10.A.3.  Funded allocations.  CG, TECOM will fund all to/from travel, lodging, and per diem costs for active duty component USMC students.  FY18 classes offered are listed below (read in 5 columns):
CLASS NR     RPT DATE       CONV DATE     GRAD DATE    SEAT ALLOCATION
2018010      10/20/2017     10/23/2017    11/22/2017   5
2018020      2/19/2018      2/20/2018     3/21/2018    4
2018030      5/29/2018      5/30/2018     6/28/2018    3
2018040      9/18/2018      9/19/2018     10/19/2018   3
10.B.  Electronic Maintenance Sup Course (SNCO) CID M09DRN1
10.B.1.  This course provides instruction in communication-electronics capabilities of the Marine Corps and other services operating in the joint arena, structure of CMC, MCCDC and MCLB relative to procurement and program support, Marine Corps maintenance philosophy and management, general shop organization and operation, budget preparation and maintenance cost control, personnel management to include civil service and CETS, system siting, grounding and electromagnetic interference, technical control facilities and procedures, CMS policies and procedures, environmental responsibilities, pending and future communication-electronics programs and modern management and leadership concepts.
10.B.2.  Prerequisites.  MSgt or MSgt (Sel) in MOS 2862 or 2874.  PMOS 2891 will be awarded upon successful course completion.
10.B.3.  Funded allocations.  CG, TECOM will fund all to/from travel, lodging, and per diem costs for active duty component USMC students.  FY17 classes offered are listed below (read in 5 columns):
CLASS NR     RPT DATE     CONV DATE   GRAD DATE    SEAT ALLOCATION
2018010      5/29/2018    5/30/2018     6/12/2018      30
10.C.  Microminiature/Automated Test Equipment Repair Course CID M09E2D1
10.C.1.  The course provides instruction on the setup, operation, and maintenance of automated test equipment (ATE).  It provides instruction in faulty component isolation on circuit card assemblies, repair and replacement of damaged conformal coating, conductors, pins, cups, multi-lead and surface-mounted components.  Electrostatic discharge precautions are instructed and adhered to throughout the course.  The conduct of quality assurance testing for an effective repair, the identification and causes of defective solder connections, the removal and installation of various soldered components, including microelectronic integrated circuit devices on circuit card assemblies is also instructed.
10.C.2.  Prerequisites.  EL score of 110 or higher, must possess one of the following PMOS: 28XX, 59XX, 21XX.
10.C.3.  Funded allocations.  CG, TECOM will fund all to/from travel, lodging, and per diem costs for active duty component USMC students.  FY18 classes offered are listed below (read in 5 columns):
CLASS NR    RPT DATE     CONV DATE    GRAD DATE     SEAT ALLOCATION
2018010     10/6/2017    10/9/2017    1/10/2018     12
2018020     12/1/2018    12/4/2018    3/1/2018     7
2018030     1/12/2018    1/16/2018    3/29/2018     10
2018040     3/2/2018     3/5/2018     5/16/2018     7
2018050     3/30/2018    4/2/2018     6/14/2018     10
2018060     5/18/2018    5/21/2018    8/3/2018     6
2018070     6/14/2018    6/18/2018    8/28/2018     12
2018080     8/3/2018     8/6/2018     10/19/2018    6
2018090     9/4/2018     9/5/2018     11/21/2018    10
10.D.  Digital Wideband Technician Course CID A09DPG1
10.D.1.  This course provides the student with satellite communication essentials ranging from multiplexing to modulation.  Students will receive a background in satellite communications to include terminology, DSCS satellite systems, overall system signal flow, antenna tracking and control, radio fundamentals associated with satellite communications and modulation principles.  Baseband and multiplexing principles to include equipment programming, patching and configuration will follow.  The course will cover identifying and correcting configuration errors in components and identifying faulty components in satellite communications systems.
10.D.2.  Prerequisite.  U.S. Marine active duty and selected Marine Corps reserve component personnel with the following minimum qualifications:  Sgt to GySgt, U.S. citizen,  MOS 2831, an EL score of 115 or higher, minimum of 1 year of high school algebra, eligible for a Secret security clearance and must have normal color vision.
10.D.3.  Funded allocations.  CG, TECOM will fund all to/from travel, lodging, and per diem costs for active duty component USMC students.  FY17 classes offered are listed below (read in 5 columns):
CLASS NR    RPT DATE    CONV DATE    GRAD DATE    SEAT ALLOCATION
TBD
10.E.  Advanced Digital Switching Course CID F03CHH1
10.E.1.  This course provides the student with instruction in the fundamentals of the Digital Switching System (DSS), analog to digital or digital to analog conversion and transmission, and operation and maintenance of the DSS, management of the DSS through operational measurements and LOGUTIL reports.
10.E.2.  Prerequisite.  This course is intended for commands performing maintenance on government owned, fixed plant, central office telephone equipment.  Individual must possess the 28XX MOS or have digital switching equipment maintenance experience to qualify.
10.E.3.  Funded allocations.  CG, TECOM will fund all to/from travel, lodging, and per diem costs for active duty component USMC students.  FY17 classes offered are listed below (read in 5 columns):
CLASS NR    RPT DATE      CONV DATE    GRAD DATE     SEAT ALLOCATION
2018001     10/1/2017     10/2/2017    11/6/2017     1
2018002     11/6/2017     11/7/2017    12/13/2017    1
2018003     1/2/2018      1/3/2018     2/7/2018      1
2018004     2/8/2018      2/9/2018     3/16/2018     1
2018005     3/18/2018     3/19/2018    4/20/2018     1
2018006     5/28/2018     5/29/2018    7/2/2018      1
2018007     7/8/2018      7/9/2018     8/10/2018     1
11.  Reporting requirements.  All nominations will be submitted through MCTIMS.  Parent commands are responsible for providing TD FITREPS to their personnel, all students will receive an academic FD report beginning on the date of their arrival or convening date whichever is later, and closing on the graduation date.  All personnel will arrive with the required clearance for the course they are enrolled and sufficient time remaining under their current investigation to complete the course.  Any student arriving without the proper clearance or an expired clearance will not be enrolled.  All commands will ensure that students will arrive prior to the course convening date.  Course instruction will begin NLT 0730 on the convening date, travel to the school must be complete NLT 2359 the day prior to the report date of the course.
12.  Recommend that ALCON obtain a MCTIMS account to monitor registrations and any changes to the published schedule.  Access MCTIMS at the following internet address:  https:(slash slash)mctims.usmc.mil.  Class dates are subject to change in order to manage production.  Contact message POCs with questions.
13.  This message self-cancels on 1 October 2018.
14.  Release authorized by BGen D. A. Crall, Deputy Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer/Director, Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) Headquarters Marine Corps. (CIO)//