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05–10 FEBRUARY 2018 COMMUNICATION STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS (COMMSTRAT) OPERATIONAL ADVISORY GROUP (OAG) CALLING MESSAGE

Date Signed: 1/9/2018
MARADMINS Number: 019/18

R 092140Z JAN 18
MARADMIN 019/18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC OUSMCC WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/05–10 FEBRUARY 2018 COMMUNICATION STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS (COMMSTRAT) OPERATIONAL ADVISORY GROUP (OAG) CALLING MESSAGE//
REF/A/COMMAND ELEMENT ADVOCATE BOARD (CEAB) CHARTER/28 AUG 2014//
REF/B/COMMSTRAT OAG CHARTER/05 SEP 2017//
REF/C/MCO 5311.6 ADVOCATE AND PROPONENT ASSIGNMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES/2 DEC 2013//
NARR/REF A PROVIDES AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCT OF CEAB-SPONSORED OAG(S). REF B PROVIDES AUTHORITY FOR THE 45XX COMMSTRAT OCCFLD TO ESTABLISH AND HOST AN OAG. REF C IDENTIFIES ADVOCATE AND PROPONENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND GUIDANCE.//
POC/ANDRIOUS/AJ/MAJ/SECTION HEAD/FDR/OMCC/TEL: (703) 614-1494/EMAIL: ANTONY.ANDRIOUS@USMC.MIL//
POC/VOUGHT/JM/MSGT/CHIEF/FDR/OMCC/TEL: (703) 614-1494/EMAIL: JEREMY.VOUGHT@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  This calling message provides information for the COMMSTRAT OAG to be held 05 – 10 February 2018.  These dates include two travel days.
2.  The COMMSTRAT OAG will be hosted by the director, Office of United States Marine Corps Communication (OUSMCC) who serves as the proponent of the COMMSTRAT Occupational Field (OCCFLD).
3.  Purpose.  The inaugural COMMSTRAT OAG is the Deputy Commandant for combat development and integration-directed forum for interface, planning and decision between Headquarters Marine Corps, the operating forces and the supporting establishment concerning issues that affect the 45xx COMMSTRAT OCCFLD.  The OAG strives to increase COMMSTRAT capabilities, employability, development and readiness in support of the Marine Corps’ operational and institutional missions.  It provides a critical forum for the OCCFLD to provide input to the COMMSTRAT proponent and advocate based on their current operational perspectives.
4.  The COMMSTRAT OAG will take place at the MITRE facility in the Quantico Corporate Center located at 925 Corporate Drive, Stafford, VA 22554.
5.  To effectively support the ongoing COMMSTRAT modernization and development for future force 2025, the following commands are requested to send 45xx leadership resident within their commands.
5.A.  Deputy Commandant for Combat Development And Integration (4 PAX).
5.B.  Marine Forces Pacific (2 PAX).
5.C.  Marine Forces Command (2 PAX).
5.D.  Marine Forces Reserve/North (2 PAX).
5.E.  Marine Forces Central Command (1 PAX).
5.F.  I Marine Expeditionary Force (2 PAX).
5.G.  I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group (1 PAX).
5.H.  II Marine Expeditionary Force (2 PAX).
5.I.  II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group (1 PAX).
5.J.  III Marine Expeditionary Force (2 PAX).
5.K.  III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group (1 PAX).
5.L.  Marine Corps Installations Command (1 PAX).
5.M.  Marine Corps Installations West (3 PAX).
5.N.  Marine Corps Installations East (3 PAX).
5.O.  Marine Corps Installations Pacific (3 PAX).
5.P.  Marine Forces Special Operations Command (1 PAX).
5.Q.  Marine Forces Cyber (1 PAX).
5.R.  Marine Corps Recruiting Command (2 PAX).
5.S.  Marine Instructors and Detachment Leadership at the Defense Information School (3 PAX).
5.T.  Defense Media Activity Marines (1 PAX).
5.U.  Marine Air Ground Task Force Staff Training Program (1 PAX).
6.  Request AO-level representatives from the Deputy Commandant for Information (2 pax) and Marine Corps Information Operations Command (1 pax).  Requesting information environment leveling brief from MCIOC on Day 1.
7.  Command representatives are required to have the authority to speak on behalf of their respective commander on all areas of the 45xx OCCFLD, and if required, vote on the outcome as briefed to the OAG chair on Day 4.
8.  Working Groups (WG).  The COMMSTRAT OAG is comprised of the following working groups and tentative agenda items.
8.A.  Doctrine and policy WG will review the COMMSTRAT functional Concept and will discuss future policy necessary to develop and employ the OCCFLD properly within the force 2025 framework.  It will also begin development of the COMMSTRAT OCCFLD vision and strategy.
8.B.  Organization and personnel WG will address OCCFLD growth through redesignation, lateral move, and increased retention and will identify incentives, requirements, and parameters to inform the manpower and human resources development process.  With the 4531 MOS phase out in 2019, this WG will address and discuss avenues to execute the MOS conversion.
8.C.  Training, leadership and education WG will review the draft training and readiness manual and discuss necessary updates.  The WG will address training gaps within the modernizing OCCFLD and inform participants of ongoing efforts at the Joint Defense Information School (DINFOS) to facilitate the modernization along with an interim training plan development before the DINFOS modernized course begins.
8.D.  Materiel and facilities WG will identify materiel gaps across the operating forces and supporting establishment.  It will inform MOS gear-sets and identify combat development and integration and MARCORSYSCOM requirements and actions necessary for units to execute.
9.  Each command should be prepared to brief the OAG on their local modernization efforts outlined with MARADMIN 534/17.
10.  Request RSVP from representatives no later than 17 January 2018.
11.  Visit Access Request (VAR) is not required for the COMMSTRAT OAG.
12.  Uniform:  business casual for all participants.
13.  Travel days are 5 and 10 February 2018.  All travel expenses are a unit responsibility.  Lodging is available aboard MCB Quantico, VA, at Crossroads Inn phone:  (703) 630-4444; DSN:  800-965-9511.  As a courtesy, a block of rooms under code “COMMSTRAT OAG” is available at The Courtyard Marriott, located at the OAG site.
14.  The COMMSTRAT OAG (4 full days) agenda will be provided via SEPCOR and is intended to support and meet MROC and POM deadlines for 2018.
15.  Commands requesting additional participation should contact POCS for approval prior.
16.  Attendees and commands must comply with MCO 4600.40b concerning the government travel charge card program.  DTS will identify the 2018 max per diem rate for Stafford, VA.
17.  Transportation and parking.  Transportation is the responsibility of the attendee.  Parking is available at no cost at the OAG site.
18.  Cell phones and computers are authorized within the facility and WIFI will be available.
19.  Reporting costs.  As sponsor of the COMMSTRAT OAG, OMCC is required to collect and submit actual cost information.  Request organizations sending representatives to the COMMSTRAT OAG provide total liquidation costs for their respective attendees via email to m_hqmc_ousmcc_admin@usmc.mil no later than 28 February 2018.
20.  RSVP’s and questions related to the COMMSTRAT OAG should be sent to the OMCC FDR POCS listed above.  Coordinating instructions and finalized agenda will be provided to confirmed attendees no later than 25 January 2018.
21.  Release authorized by Brigadier General W. H. Seely III, director, Office of Marine Corps Communication.//