LEADERS GUIDE FOR MANAGING MARINES IN DISTRESS

Date Signed: 12/9/2005
MARADMINS Active Number: 582/05


R 091759Z DEC 05
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)
TO AL MARADMIN(UC)
UNCLASSIFIED//
MARADMIN 582/05
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MR//
SUBJ/LEADERS GUIDE FOR MANAGING MARINES IN DISTRESS//
POC/AARON WERBEL/LCDR/MRS-4/-/TEL:(703)432-9435//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THE LEADERS GUIDE PROVIDES AN EXCITING NEW
WEB-BASED TOOL FOR LEADERS OF MARINES, FROM FIRE TEAM LEADER TO
COMMANDER, TO MAXIMIZE PERSONAL AND UNIT READINESS WHEN A MARINE IS
CONFRONTED WITH A POTENTIALLY DISTRESSING SITUATION. THE LEADERS
GUIDE FOR MANAGING MARINES IN DISTRESS WEBSITE IS A ONE-STOP
RESOURCE FOR 39 DIFFERENT PROBLEMS THAT LEAD TO DISTRESS AND REDUCE
READINESS. IT IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.USMC-MCCS.ORG/LEADERSGUIDE AND
MAY BE ACCESSED DIRECTLY FROM THE U.S. MARINE CORPS HOME PAGE,
WWW.USMC.MIL, IN THE RIGHT HAND COLUMN UNDER HELPFULL INFO.
2. PROBLEMS THAT MARINES FACE, WHETHER DEPLOYMENT RELATED,
FINANCIAL OR PERSONAL CAN OCCUPY A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF A LEADERS
TIME AND CAN HAVE DETRIMENTAL CONSEQUENCES FOR BOTH THE MARINE AND
THE UNIT IF THE ISSUE IS NOT QUICKLY ADDRESSED AND HANDLED
EFFECTIVELY. EVEN THE MOST MOTIVATED WELL-TRAINED MARINES FIND
THEMSELVES IN DIFFICULT SITUATIONS. THESE MARINES LOOK TO THEIR
SQUAD LEADERS, PLATOON LEADERS AND COMMANDERS FOR GUIDANCE. THE
LEADERS GUIDE PROVIDES THE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES LEADERS NEED
TO HELP THEIR MARINES OVERCOME PROBLEMS THAT DISRUPT READINESS.
3. THE LEADERS GUIDE FOR MANAGING MARINES IN DISTRESS IS A DYNAMIC
WEBSITE TOOL THAT WILL BE EXPANDED AND UPDATED REGULARLY. LEADERS
OF MARINES AT ALL LEVELS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK AND
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENTS AND ADDITIONS THROUGH THE CONTACT
FORM AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE.
4. ADDITIONAL TOOLS THAT WILL BE FORTHCOMING INCLUDE A CD-ROM
VERSION OF THE WEBSITE THAT CAN BE COPIED AND PRELOADED ONTO
COMPUTERS PROACTIVELY AS NEEDED FOR CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH ACCESS TO
THE WEB-BASED VERSION MAY BE LIMITED. IT WILL CONTAIN ALL OF THE
INFORMATION OF THE WEB VERSION WITHOUT EXTERNAL LINKS. A HARD-COPY
POCKET GUIDE DESIGNED TO COMPLEMENT THE WEB VERSION OF THE LEADERS
GUIDE IS ALSO IN PRODUCTION. IT COVERS THE WAVE TOP INFORMATION
NECESSARY FOR AN IMMEDIATE, IN THE FIELD RESPONSE TO A MARINE IN AN
URGENT DISTRESSING SITUATION. AN INITIAL SUPPLY OF POCKET GUIDES
WILL BE PROVIDED AND ADDITIONAL COPIES CAN BE ORDERED DIRECTLY AS
NEEDED.
5. EACH OF YOU WHO LEAD EVEN ONE MARINE HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO
ASSIST AND GUIDE THOSE IN DISTRESSING CIRCUMSTANCES. OUR MARINES
AND THEIR READINESS DEPEND ON IT.//