FY2013 COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP SYMPOSIUM POST SYMPOSIUM MESSAGE

Date Signed: 11/26/2012
MARADMINS Active Number: 668/12

R 261533Z NOV 12
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 668/12
MSGID/GENADMIN CMC WASHINGTON DC CDI//
SUBJ/FY2013 COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP SYMPOSIUM POST SYMPOSIUM MESSAGE//
REF/A/MCO 3574.2K/01AUG2007//
REF/B/MCRP 3-01A RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP/MARCH 2001//
REF/C/MCRP 3-01B PISTOL MARKSMANSHIP/NOVEMBER 2003//
REF/D/COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP SYMPOSIUM CHARTER/MARCH 2011//
REF/E/RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS (ROP) FISCAL YEAR 2013 (FY13) COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP SYMPOSIUM//
NARR/REF A IS THE MARINE CORPS ORDER FOR MARINE CORPS COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAMS. REF B IS THE MARINE CORPS REFERENCE PUB FOR RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP.  REF C IS THE MARINE CORPS REFERENCE PUB FOR PISTOL MARKSMANSHIP.  REF D IS THE COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP SYMPOSIUM CHARTER WHICH CAN BE VIEWED AT HTTP:SLASHSLASHWWW.TECOM.USMC.MIL/WTBN/ MAINPAGEBASE/DEFAULT.ASP.  REF E IS THE RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE FY13 COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP SYMPOSIUM AND CONTAINS DETAILS OF VOTING, RECOMMENDATIONS, AND DECISIONS BROUGHT FORWARD TO THE ADVOCATE WHICH CAN BE VIEWED AT HTTP:SLASHSLASHWWW.TECOM.USMC.MIL/WTBN/MAINPAGEBASE/DEFAULT.ASP//
POC/ WEAPONS TRAINING BATTALION (WTBN) QUANTICO, MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SECTION (MPMS)/C. M. HOBSON/MAJ/TEL:  703-784-5061/V. S. POPE/ CWO5/TEL: 703-784-5520//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  WTBN QUANTICO, HOSTED THE FY 2013 COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP SYMPOSIUM FROM 15 TO 19 OCTOBER 2012.  THE COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP SYMPOSIUM WAS CONDUCTED TO PROVIDE A FORUM WHERE AUTHORIZED DECISION MAKERS, REPRESENTING THE ENTIRE SPECTRUM OF COMMANDS WITHIN THE CORPS, MET TO IDENTIFY AND DISCUSS ISSUES, AND PROVIDED RECOMMENDED SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP.  THIS SYMPOSIUM PROVIDED A SINGLE POINT TO CONSOLIDATE COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP ISSUES AND IS CONTINUING TO PROVIDE SENIOR LEADERSHIP A TRUE PICTURE OF OUR CURRENT STATE OF MARKSMANSHIP.
2.  FOR FY13 THE FOLLOWING WORKING GROUPS (WG) CONVENED: WG1 WEAPONS (ENDURING), WG2 FACILITIES (ENDURING), WG3 COMBAT RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP, WG4 COMBAT PISTOL MARKSMANSHIP, WG5 COMPETITION IN ARMS PROGRAM, AND WG6 SIMULATIONS AND DISTANCE LEARNING.
3.  THE EXECUTIVE STEERING COMMITTEE (ESC) BROUGHT FORWARD THE FOLLOWING ITEMS THAT WERE APPROVED BY THE ADVOCATE, DC, CD AND I:
3.A.  DC, CD AND I ESTABLISH, VIA THIS MESSAGE, THE POLICY FOR USE OF 5.56MM MAGAZINES IS RESTRICTED TO THE PURCHASE AND USE OF [ONLY] MARCORSYSCOM TESTED AND APPROVED 5.56MM MAGAZINES WITH NSN: 1005015617200 (TAN FOLLOWER), 1005009215004 (GREEN FOLLOWER), 1005000562237 (BLACK FOLLOWER).
3.B.  EXPLORE SEQUENCING OF CURRENT MARINE CORPS COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAMS (MCCMP) SKILL SETS TO MAXIMIZE TRAINING TIME AND EFFORT.
3.C.  TEST THE USE OF THE MPMS-1 TARGET IN RIFLE TABLES 1 - 4.
3.D.  DC, CD AND I DIRECT MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING UNITS TO PROVIDE WTBN THROUGHPUT DATA PROVIDING NUMBER OF ANNUAL QUALIFICATION SHOOTERS BY RANK, UNUSED QUOTAS, AND THEIR ABILITY TO INCREASE THROUGHPUT FOR ANNUAL QUALIFICATION.
3.E.  ENHANCE MOVING TARGET ENGAGEMENT TRAINING BY:
3.E.1.  TECOM DEVELOPS NEW T AND R EVENT(S), TO ADDRESS MORE REALISTIC MOVING TARGET ENGAGEMENT TECHNIQUES.  RECOMMEND PROPOSED ADDITIONAL TRAINING BE CONDUCTED AS A 2000 LEVEL MOJT EVENT.
3.E.2.  WTBN INCORPORATES WITHIN THE MCCMP ADDITIONAL TRAINING FOR MOVING TARGET ENGAGEMENT SKILLS TO A ONE BODY WIDTH LEAD. 
3.F.  TECOM REVISES MCTIMS DATA TO INCLUDE FIELDS FOR TABLES 3A-3D AND 4A-4D AND RECORD THE DATE EACH IS COMPLETED.  INCLUDE A SPACE TO RECORD 'M' TO INDICATE IF THE TRAINING WAS MODIFIED (NOT ACCOMPLISHED TO STANDARD).  WITHIN MCTIMS, RECORD JUSTIFICATIONS FOR MODIFICATIONS TO THE TABLES (IE: LACK OF ADEQUATE/AVAILABLE FACILITIES).
3.G.  DC, CD AND I APPROVES FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF CPP UTILIZING THE MPMS-1 TARGET PHASED OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS.
3.H.  TECOM CONVENES AN IPT TO IDENTIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ISMT.
3.I.  TECOM ELIMINATES OUTDATED MARKSMANSHIP DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMS AND TOOLS, AND DEVELOP A DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM SPECIFICALLY FOR COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP COACH AND COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP TRAINER.
4.  ACTION ITEMS: 
4.A.  DC, CD AND I HAS TAKEN DIRECT ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
4.A.1  ITEM 3A:  THE MAGAZINE POLICY FOR THE MARINE CORPS IS ESTABLISHED VIA THIS MESSAGE, AND ONLY THOSE RIFLE MAGAZINES LISTED IN PARAGRAPH 3A AND IN THE ANNUAL EQUIPMENT MESSAGE (PUBLISHED SEPARATELY) ARE AUTHORIZED FOR USE.
4.A.2.  ITEM 3D:  DC, CD AND I IS DIRECTING, VIA THIS MESSAGE, THAT ALL MARINE CORPS RANGES PROVIDE THEIR THROUGHPUT DATA FOR ART DETAILS AS INDICATED IN PARAGRAPH 3D TO WTBN, QUANTICO NO LATER THAN 30 DAYS FROM THE RELEASE OF THIS MESSAGE FOR FY12 DATA AND WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE END OF EACH QUARTER FOR FY13 DATA.  CONTACT THE POC FOR FORMAT AND DETAILS.
4.A.3.  ITEM 3G:  DC, CD AND I HAS APPROVED THE COMBAT PISTOL PROGRAM AND THE MPMS-1 TARGET FOR FULL IMPLEMENTATION.  WTBN QUANTICO WILL DEVELOP THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN TO BE COMPLETED MARINE CORPS WIDE BY THE END OF FY14.
4B.  TECOM IS TO TAKE ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
4.B.1.  ITEM 3.E.1:  CG, TECOM WILL DEVELOP OF T AND R EVENT(S) SPECIFIC TO ENGAGING MOVING TARGET THREATS.
4.B.2.  ITEM 3.F: CG, TECOM WILL UPDATE OF MARKSMANSHIP RELATED DATA IN MCTIMS AND MCTFS.
4.B.3.  ITEM 3.H: CG, TECOM WILL CONVENE AN IPT TO DEVELOP A REQUIREMENTS DOCUMENT THAT WILL BE USED TO DRIVE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ISMT-E SYSTEMS.
4.B.4.  ITEM 3.I: CG, TECOM WILL TAKE THE APPROPRIATE STEPS TO REMOVE THE OUTDATED DISTANCE LEARNING MATERIAL RELATED TO MARINE CORPS COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP AND ASSIST WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM.
4.C.  CO, WTBN, QUANTICO (MPMS) WILL TAKE DIRECT ACTION, AND WHERE NECESSARY AND APPROPRIATE, MPMS WILL MAKE LIAISON WITH OTHER COMMANDS TO ACCOMPLISH THEIR MISSION ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
4.C.1.  ITEM 3B:  CO, WTBN, QUANTICO WILL EXPLORE THE ISSUE OF RE-SEQUENCING THE MARKSMANSHIP SKILL SETS TO DETERMINE IF A MORE COMMON SENSE AND COMBAT CORRELATED SEQUENCE OF EVENTS IS EXECUTABLE.
4.C.2.  ITEM 3.C: CO, WTBN, QUANTICO WILL DEVELOP AND EXECUTE A TEST AND EVALUATION PLAN TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF THE USE OF THE MPMS-1 TARGET IN ALL THE TABLES OF COMBAT RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP.
4.C.3.  ITEM 3.E.2: CO, WTBN, QUANTICO WILL TAKE ALL APPROPRIATE ACTION TO UPDATE THE PUBLICATIONS, DATA BOOKS, AND OTHER MARKSMANSHIP LESSON MATERIALS TO REFLECT THE ONE BODY WIDTH LEAD.
4.C.4.  ITEM 3.F: CO, WTBN, QUANTICO WILL ASSIST TECOM IN THE REVISION OF THE DATA ENTRIES RELATED TO THE MCCMP AS THE SME IN THIS AREA.
4.C.5.  ITEM 3.G: CO, WTBN, QUANTICO WILL DEVELOP THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN AND ENSURE THE COMBAT PISTOL PROGRAM IS EFFECTIVELY TRAINED AND IMPLEMENTED NLT THE END OF FY14.  THIS WILL INCLUDE THE EXECUTION OF TRAIN THE TRAINER (T3) AND THE AVAILABILITY OF THE MPMS-1 TARGET.
5.  SYMPOSIUM WAY AHEAD.  THE COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP SYMPOSIUM MET ITS INTENT TO GAIN A CLEAR PICTURE OF THE CURRENT STATE OF MARKSMANSHIP IN THE MARINE CORPS AND THE STEPS WHICH NEED TO BE TAKEN IN ORDER TO IMPROVE AN ALREADY ROBUST PROGRAM.  NEXT ITERATION TO BE HELD IN OCTOBER 2013 FOR FY14.  WTBN, QUANTICO WILL DRAFT A CALL OUT MESSAGE FOR TOPICS FOR THE FY14 COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP SYMPOSIUM IN JUNE 2013 IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN RELEVANT DISCUSSION.
6.  CONTACT THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR TO OBTAIN COPIES OF THE REFERENCES IF UNABLE TO VIEW ON THE WTBN QUANTICO WEBSITE LISTED ABOVE.
7.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY LIEUTENANT GENERAL RICHARD P. MILLS, DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR COMBAT DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION.//