ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FY2014 FIRST SERGEANT MASTER SERGEANT REGIONAL SEMINAR DATES

Date Signed: 9/23/2013
MARADMINS Active Number: 491/13

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UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 491/13
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG EDCOM PRES MCU QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FY2014 FIRST SERGEANT MASTER SERGEANT REGIONAL SEMINAR DATES//
REF/A/MCO 1553.4B//
REF/B/MARADMIN 391/07//
REF/C/MCBUL 5200//
REF/D/ALMAR 035/07//
NARR/REF (A) IS MCO 1553.4B, PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION. REF (B) IS MARADMIN 391/07, CHANGES TO ENLISTED PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION (EPME) REQUIREMENTS.  REF (C) IS MARINE CORPS DIGITAL SIGNATURE AND ENCRYPTION POLICY.  REF (D) DESIGNATES WEAR OF THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM.//
POC/GOLDSTEIN/MAJOR/EPME, MCU/LOC: QUANTICO/TEL:(703)432-5294/EMAIL: SETH.GOLDSTEIN(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  SITUATION.  FIRST SERGEANT/MASTER SERGEANT REGIONAL SEMINARS WILL BE HOSTED BY THE REGIONAL STAFF NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER (SNCO) ACADEMIES LOCATED AT MCB QUANTICO, VIRGINIA; CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA; CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA; MCB KANEOHE BAY, HAWAII; AND MCB CAMP BUTLER, OKINAWA, JAPAN.  THE SUBJECT SEMINARS ARE THE TOP LEVEL COURSES IN THE ENLISTED PME SYSTEM FOR SENIOR SNCOS THAT PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW OF USMC CURRENT TRENDS AND DIRECTIONS.   ATTENDEES GAIN A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON CURRENT ISSUES THROUGH INTERACTION WITH KEY PERSONNEL, AS WELL AS THEIR PEERS.   SEMINARS WILL INCLUDE BRIEFS ON THE FOLLOWING AREAS: OPERATIONS, PERSONNEL, LEADERSHIP, TRAINING, JOINT OPERATIONS, REGIONAL TRENDS, AND ONGOING INITIATIVES WITHIN OUR CORPS.
2.  MISSION.  SNCO ACADEMIES WILL SPONSOR THE FIRST SERGEANT/MASTER SERGEANT REGIONAL SEMINARS AT THE LOCATION AND DATES INDICATED IN PARAGRAPH 3.A.
3.  EXECUTION
3.A.  REGIONAL SEMINARS, RESPECTIVE COURSE DATES AND ALLOCATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
LOCATION                      COURSE DATES    ALLOCATIONS
MCB  QUANTICO               21-25 OCT 13        100
CAMP LEJEUNE                 3-6 MAR 14           175
MCB  QUANTICO              10-14 MAR              100
MCB  BUTLER, OKINAWA   31 MAR-4 APR 14     150
CAMP PENDLETON           16-20 JUN 14          250
MCB  HAWAII                   23-27 JUN 14          45
CAMP LEJEUNE                18-21 AUG 14         175
3.B.  IN ACCORDANCE WITH REFERENCE (C), REQUEST COMMAND G-3/S-3 REPRESENTATIVES PROVIDE A LIST OF NOMINEES, BY DIGITALLY SIGNED EMAIL, TO INCLUDE FULL NAME, GRADE, LAST FOUR OF THE SSN, MOS, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS AND COMPLETE UNIT ADDRESS TO THE RESPECTIVE SNCO ACADEMY POC LISTED IN PARAGRAPH 5, BY NO LATER THAN 14 DAYS PRIOR TO THE CONVENING DATE OF THE ATTENDEES COURSE DATE.
3.C.  ATTENDEES MUST BE FIRST SERGEANTS/MASTER SERGEANTS OR SELECTEES (ACTIVE OR RESERVE) WHO HAVE NOT PREVIOUSLY ATTENDED, MUST HAVE ONE YEAR OF ACTIVE DUTY REMAINING ON CURRENT ENLISTMENT UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, OR HAVE STATED INTENTIONS TO EXTEND/RE-ENLIST.
3.D.  ALL ATTENDEES WILL REPORT TO THE DESIGNATED COURSE IN THE APPROPRIATE MCCUU OUTLINED IN REFERENCE (D) BY NO LATER THAN 0730 ON THE RESPECTIVE COURSE CONVENE DATE.
4.  ADMIN AND LOGISTICS
4.A.  ALL QUOTAS RECEIVED BY THE SNCO ACADEMIES FROM THE MSC'S WILL BE ASSIGNED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS.  UPON RECEIPT OF THE MARINES' INFORMATION, THE RESPECTIVE SNCOA POC WILL CONFIRM VIA EMAIL THE ATTENDEES' SEATS.  SNCO ACADEMIES WILL NOT NORMALLY EXCEED THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ALLOCATED SEATS ESTABLISHED IN PARAGRAPH 3.A., OR ACCEPT ADDITIONAL NOMINEES AFTER THE 14-DAY NOMINATION REQUIREMENT OUTLINED IN PARAGRAPH 3.B.
4.B.  ALL ATTENDEES REQUIRING LODGING ARE RECOMMENDED TO LODGE AT LOCAL OR BASE LODGING ESTABLISHMENTS, WHICHEVER IS THE MOST CONVENIENT TO THE SEMINAR LOCATION.
4.C.  SNCO ACADEMIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS OR INVITED GUESTS TRAVEL COST.
4.D.  FUNDING IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENT COMMAND. INDICATE ON ORDERS:  NON-REPORTING ORDERS, GOVERNMENT QUARTERS AND MESSING ARE NOT AVAILABLE.
4.E.  THE PROGRAM OF INSTRUCTION REQUIRES STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN A LUNCHEON OR PROFESSIONAL DINNER.  COSTS FOR THESE EVENTS ARE INCURRED BY COURSE ATTENDEES AND THERE IS A NONREFUNDABLE FEE NOT TO EXCEED 30 DOLLARS.
4.F.  UNIFORM REQUIREMENT:  REFER TO REFERENCE (D) OR THE LOCAL REGULATIONS FOR THE APPROPRIATE MCCUU.  ADDITIONALLY, APPROPRIATE CIVILIAN ATTIRE, COAT AND TIE (MALES) OR DRESS OR SUIT (FEMALES), IS REQUIRED FOR THE PROFESSIONAL DINNER.
5.  COMMAND AND SIGNAL.  POC FOR THE REGIONAL SNCO ACADEMIES ARE AS FOLLOWS.
5.A.  MCB QUANTICO
(1) MGYSGT R. BRILL, ROBERT.C.BRILL(AT)USMC.MIL, 703-784-3246
(2) GYSGT A. CLEMENT, ANTHONY.CLEMENT(AT)USMC.MIL, 703-784-5793
5.B.  CAMP PENDLETON
(1) GYSGT J. MORALESSALGADO, JOSE.MORALESSALGADO(AT)USMC.MIL, 760-763-0219
(2) CPL S. ACEVES, STEVEN.ACEVES1(AT)USMC.MIL, 760-763-0217
5.C.  CAMP LEJEUNE
(1) SSGT D. STRASSER, DEREK.STRASSER(AT)USMC.MIL, 910-450-1942
(2) LCPL P. LESLIE, PRINCESTON.LESLIE(AT)USMC.MIL, 910-450-0126
5.D.  MCB CAMP BUTLER, OKINAWA.  MGYSGT P. WARD SR., PATRICK.R.WARD(AT)USMC.MIL, (DSN) 315-623-4970.
5.E.  MCB HAWAII
(1) 1STSGT J. DENIZ, JESUS.DENIZ(AT)USMC.MIL, 808-257-2600
(2) SGT R. RICALDE, REUEL.RICALDE(AT)USMC.MIL, 808-257-2560
5.F.  REQUEST INDIVIDUAL COMMANDS FORWARD G-3/S-3 POC INFORMATION TO THE SNCOA POC AS SOON AS IDENTIFIED.  SPECIFIC COURSE AND REGIONAL SNCO ACADEMY INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE: WWW.MCU.USMC.MIL.
6. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY BGEN T. D. WEIDLEY; PRESIDENT, MARINE CORPS UNIVERSITY.//