ENLISTED PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT OF FISCAL YEAR 2014 RESERVE COMPONENT SNCO ACADEMY COURSES

Date Signed: 1/31/2014
MARADMINS Active Number: 051/14

R 310215Z JAN 14
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MARADMIN 051/14
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG EDCOM PRES MCU QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/ENLISTED PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT OF FISCAL YEAR 2014 RESERVE COMPONENT SNCO ACADEMY COURSES//
POC/DAVIS, A.T./CIV/FORMAL TRAINING PROGRAM MANAGER/-/TEL: COMM (504) 697-7316/DSN 647/EMAIL: ANTHONY.T.DAVIS(AT)USMC.MIL//
POC/SIEBER, C. B./MSGT/FORMAL SCHOOLS CHIEF/-/TEL: COMM (504) 697-7372/DSN 647/EMAIL: CHARLES.B.SIEBER(AT)USMC.MIL//
REF/A/ALMAR 339/96//
REF/B/DOC/CMC MCU/MCO P1510.94/W CH 1/11 MAR 93//
REF/C/MEMO/DC MRA/5420/RAP-24/11 MAR 10//
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REF/E/DOC/CMC MI/MCO P1070.12K/14 JUL 00//
REF/F/MSG/COMMARFORRES G3/132157ZNOV09//
REF/G/MSG/COMMARFORRES G3/251427ZJAN10//
NARR/REF A IS THE ENLISTED PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION (EPME) REQUIREMENTS FOR SERGEANTS THROUGH GUNNERY SERGEANTS.  REF B IS THE STANDING OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR RESIDENT ENLISTED PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION.  REF C IS A MEMORANDUM CONCERNING PME WHILE MOBILIZED.  REF D IS THE JOINT FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS.  REF E IS THE INDIVIDUAL RECORDS ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL (IRAM).  REF F IS THE MARFORRES SCHOOL TOURS POLICY.  REF G IS CHANGE 1 TO REF F.//
GENTEXT/RMKS/1.  THIS ANNOUNCES THE FY14 COURSE DATES AND CONDUCT OF RESIDENT EPME FOR THE RESERVE SERGEANTS, CAREER, AND ADVANCED COURSES.  PER REF A, STUDENTS WILL REPORT TO THE DIRECTOR, STAFF NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER ACADEMY, MCB QUANTICO, VA, FOR DUTY UNDER INSTRUCTION FOR A PERIOD OF TWO WEEKS.
2.  COURSE DATES.  THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE APPLIES FOR FY 2014:
COURSE                           REPORT      CONVENE     GRADUATION
RESERVE SERGEANTS COURSE R1-14   14 JUN 14   15 JUN 14   28 JUN 14
RESERVE CAREER COURSE R1-14      14 JUN 14   15 JUN 14   28 JUN 14
RESERVE ADVANCED COURSE R1-14    14 JUN 14   15 JUN 14   28 JUN 14
RESERVE SERGEANTS COURSE R2-14   05 JUL 14   06 JUL 14   19 JUL 14
RESERVE CAREER COURSE R2-14      05 JUL 14   06 JUL 14   19 JUL 14
RESERVE SERGEANTS COURSE R3-14   26 JUL 14   27 JUL 14   09 AUG 14
RESERVE ADVANCED COURSE R2-14    26 JUL 14   27 JUL 14   09 AUG 14
3.  SEAT ALLOCATIONS.  MARINE FORCES RESERVE AND MAJOR SUBORDINATE COMMANDS (MSC) QUOTA ALLOCATIONS FOR EACH COURSE FOLLOWS:
3.A.  MARINE FORCES RESERVE (MARFORRES)
        (1) SGTS COURSE (5/5/5)
        (2) CAREER COURSE (5/5)
        (3) ADVANCED COURSE (3/3)
3.B.  FORCE HEADQUARTERS GROUP (FHG)-LEVEL UNITS (INCLUDES IRR AND IMA)
        (1) SGTS COURSE (9/9/9)
        (2) CAREER COURSE (15/15)
        (3) ADVANCED COURSE (7/6)
3.C.  4TH MARINE DIVISION (DIV)
        (1) SGTS COURSE (50/50/50)
        (2) CAREER COURSE (45/45)
        (3) ADVANCED COURSE (26/26)
3.D.  4TH MARINE LOGISTICS GROUP (MLG)
        (1) SGTS COURSE (18/18/18)
        (2) CAREER COURSE (18/18)
        (3) ADVANCED COURSE (13/13)
3.E.  4TH MARINE AIRCRAFT WING (MAW)
        (1) SGTS COURSE (18/18/18)
        (2) CAREER COURSE (17/17)
        (3) ADVANCED COURSE (16/17)
3.F.  IN REFERENCE TO THE ABOVE ALLOCATIONS, MARFORRES WILL REDISTRIBUTE ALLOCATIONS AS NEEDED.  WHEN A MSC HAS NOT FILLED THEIR ALLOCATION WITHIN 30 DAYS OF COURSE REPORT DATE, UNASSIGNED QUOTAS WILL BE REDISTRIBUTED TO ENSURE MAXIMUM PARTICIPATION.
4.  COURSE PREREQUISITES.  PER REF B, THE FOLLOWING COURSE PREREQUISITES APPLY:
4.A.  ALL NOMINEES (REGARDLESS OF COURSE ATTENDING) MUST BE IN A FULL DUTY STATUS, MEET PREREQUISITES IAW NAVMC 11580 (COMMAND SCREENING CHECKLIST), AND POSSESS ALL REQUIRED UNIFORMS.
4.B.  ADVANCED COURSE.  ALL GYSGT AND GYSGT SELECTS ARE ELIGIBLE AND MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE MARINENET ADVANCED COURSE EPME 7000AA.
4.C.  CAREER COURSE.  ALL SSGT AND SSGT SELECTS ARE ELIGIBLE; HOWEVER, NOMINEES CANNOT HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR GYSGT AND MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE MARINE CORPS INSTITUTE CAREER DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM 8100.
4.D.  SERGEANTS COURSE.  ALL SERGEANTS ARE ELIGIBLE AND MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE MARINENET SERGEANTS COURSE EPME 5000AA.
5.  NOMINEE SCREENING.  UNIT COMMANDERS/INSPECTOR-INSTRUCTORS MUST ENSURE USE OF NAVMC 11580 AS THE SOLE SOURCE COMMAND SCREENING CHECKLIST.  STRICT ADHERENCE TO COURSE PREREQUISITES IS MANDATORY.
5.A.  MEDICAL CERTIFICATION OF ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN A PROGRESSIVE PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM MUST BE SIGNED BY AN INDEPENDENT DUTY CORPSMAN, OR ACCREDITED PHYSICAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDER (APHCP) WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THE COURSE REPORT DATE.  MEDICAL CERTIFICATION CANNOT BE DELEGATED TO A CORPSMAN (MOS 8404).
5.B.  UNIT COMMANDERS/INSPECTOR-INSTRUCTORS MUST REVIEW ALL PACKAGES AND SIGN THE COMMAND SCREENING CHECKLIST WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THE COURSE REPORT DATE.  CHECKLISTS SIGNED BY INDIVIDUALS OTHER THAN THE UNIT COMMANDER/INSPECTOR-INSTRUCTOR WILL BE REJECTED AND RESULT IN THE MARINE'S RETURN HOME.  UNIT COMMANDERS/INSPECTOR-INSTRUCTORS WHO FAIL TO PROPERLY COMPLETE THE COMMAND SCREENING CHECKLIST AND SEND UNQUALIFIED MARINES WILL BE NOTIFIED IN A LETTER OF NONCOMPLIANCE VIA THE CHAIN OF COMMAND.
6.  ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES.  UNITS WILL SUBMIT A COPY OF COMPLETED NAVMC 11580 BY FAX OR SCAN/EMAIL VIA MSC CHAIN OF COMMAND TO APPROPRIATE MSC G-3 NLT 45 DAYS PRIOR TO THE CLASS REPORT DATE.  EACH MSC G-3 WILL REVIEW EACH NAVMC 11580 TO VERIFY PREREQUISITES THEN REGISTER NOMINEES IN MARINE CORPS TRAINING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (MCTIMS) NLT 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE CLASS REPORT DATE.  INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS OR SUBMISSIONS AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL BE RETURNED WITHOUT ACTION.
7.  EXCLUSIONS.  THOSE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ATTEND ANY RESERVE PME COURSE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE ARE FOLLOWS:
7.A.  ACTIVE COMPONENT/ACTIVE RESERVE MARINES.
7.B.  RESERVE COMPONENT MARINES ON PARTIAL MOBILIZATION ORDERS. PER REF C, MOBILIZED MARINES ARE AUTHORIZED TO ATTEND PME SCHOOLS THAT ARE UP TO 15 DAYS IN DURATION WHILE MOBILIZED.
8.  TRAVEL.  PER REF D, PAR. U3100, A MARINE SHOULD TRAVEL AS DIRECTLY AS POSSIBLE FROM PERSONAL MAILING ADDRESS (PMA)/PLACE FROM WHICH ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY (PLEAD) TO TAD SITE TO AVOID UNNECESSARY TRAVEL EXPENSE.
8.A.  IF PMA/PLEAD IS NOT WITHIN LOCAL COMMUTING RADIUS OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S RESERVE TRAINING CENTER (RTC), POV TRAVEL TO RTC TO PICK UP ORDERS AND REPORTING DOCUMENTS ON START DATE MAY NOT BE REIMBURSABLE (SEE PAR 9.F).  ONLY EXCEPTION IS IF MOST COST-EFFECTIVE DEPARTURE AIRPORT IS WITHIN VICINITY OF RTC.
8.B.  POV TRAVEL IS AUTHORIZED IF PMA/PLEAD IS LESS THAN A 400-MILE ONE-WAY DRIVE TO MCB QUANTICO, VA, IAW DEFENSE TABLE OF OFFICIAL DISTANCES (DTOD) AND DEEMED ADVANTAGEOUS TO GOVERNMENT; HOWEVER, IN-AND-AROUND MILEAGE WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED.
8.C.  ALL MARINES ARRIVING BY COMMERCIAL AIR MUST FLY INTO WASHINGTON REAGAN/NATIONAL AIRPORT (DCA) IN WASHINGTON, D.C.  UNITS WILL ENSURE ALL FLIGHTS ARE SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE BETWEEN 0900-1600 EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST) ON REPORT DATE.
8.D.  RENTAL CARS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
8.E.  BUS TRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED FROM THE AIRPORT TO MCB QUANTICO.
8.F.  ONCE MARINES ARRIVE IN WASHINGTON, D.C., THEY WILL BE MET BY A MARINE LIAISON AT THE UNITED SERVICES ORGANIZATION (USO) LOCATED ON THE SECOND DECK OF TERMINAL A.  FOR MARINES WHO ARRIVE AT TERMINALS OTHER THAN TERMINAL A, AN AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE IS AVAILABLE TO TERMINAL A.  MARINES WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE LUGGAGE AND GEAR CURBSIDE AT TERMINAL A FOR FURTHER TRANSPORTATION.
8.G.  EARLY ARRIVALS PRIOR TO REPORT DATE ARE NOT PERMITTED UNLESS SPECIFICALLY COORDINATED WITH MARFORRES G-3.  ALL UNAUTHORIZED EARLY ARRIVALS WILL BE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN LODGING AT THE MARINE'S EXPENSE.  ALL PERSONAL AND LODGING EXPENSES INCURRED DURING THIS UNAUTHORIZED PERIOD WILL BE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL MARINE AND WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED.
8.H.  ALL DEPARTURES MUST BE SCHEDULED AFTER 1400 EST ON GRADUATION DAY.
9.  ORDERS AND FUNDING.  PME REMAINS A PRIORITY AND THE RESPONSIBILITY OF COMMARFORRESS G-3.  ALTHOUGH NOT DIRECTED AND AT THE DISCRETION OF LOCAL COMMANDERS, ANNUAL TRAINING (AT) ORDERS CAN BE USED TO FUND RESERVE EPME.
9.A.  MARINES SERVING ON ACTIVE DUTY OPERATIONAL SUPPORT (ADOS) ORDERS WILL BE UNIT FUNDED.  TO AVOID USE OF UNIT FUNDING, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT MARINES ON ADOS ORDERS HAVE THEIR SHORT TOUR TERMINATED AND UTILIZE PREVIOUSLY IDENTIFIED FUNDING SOURCES.  ADOS CAN RESUME UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE.
9.B.  PER DIEM.  GOVERNMENT QUARTERS WILL BE PROVIDED AT NO COST. GOVERNMENT MESSING WILL BE AVAILABLE AT GOVERNMENT MEAL RATE OF ELEVEN DOLLARS AND SEVENTY CENTS PER DAY AT MCB QUANTICO.  UNITS MUST SUBMIT ADVANCE PER DIEM REQUEST BEFORE MARINES ARRIVE AT THE COURSE.
9.C.  MARINE RESERVE ORDER WRITING SYSTEM (MROWS).  ORDERS BEING ROUTED TO MARFORRES G-3 MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE FUND APPROVERS NLT 14 BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE COURSE REPORT DATE.  USE OF APPLICABLE MSC SIC/ACTIVITY CODE IS MANDATORY FOR ORDERS APPROVAL.
9.C.1.  TEMPLATES.  THE FOLLOWING TEMPLATES HAVE BEEN CREATED IN MROWS AND REFLECT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MSG:
9.C.1.A.  RESERVE SERGEANTS COURSE R1-14, TEMPLATE NUMBER 84470
9.C.1.B.  RESERVE SERGEANTS COURSE R2-14, TEMPLATE NUMBER 84475
9.C.1.C.  RESERVE SERGEANTS COURSE R3-14, TEMPLATE NUMBER 84476
9.C.1.D.  RESERVE CAREER COURSE R1-14, TEMPLATE NUMBER 84477
9.C.1.E.  RESERVE CAREER COURSE R2-14, TEMPLATE NUMBER 84478
9.C.1.F.  RESERVE ADVANCED COURSE R1-14, TEMPLATE NUMBER 84479
9.C.1.G.  RESERVE ADVANCED COURSE R2-14, TEMPLATE NUMBER 84480
9.C.2.  INSTRUCTIONS ON USING TEMPLATES CAN BE FOUND ON MROWS HOMEPAGE HTTPS:(FORWARSLASH)(FORWARDSLASH)MROWS.MOL.USMC.MIL/MROWS/BROADCAST.DO.
9.C.3.  THOSE MARINES TRAVELING FROM HAWAII OR ALASKA ARE AUTHORIZED TWO DAYS TRAVEL WHEN WARRANTED.
9.C.4.  SMCR STUDENTS MUST USE FUNDING SOURCE PID K.
9.C.5.  IMA STUDENTS MUST USE FUNDING SOURCE PID R.
9.C.6.  IRR STUDENTS MUST USE FUNDING SOURCE PID S.
9.C.7.  TO AID IN COORDINATING AIRPORT TERMINAL PICKUP ON COURSE REPORT DATE, UNITS MUST ENSURE THAT ORDERS CONTAIN THE TRAVEL PORT RESERVATION CODE NUMBER PROVIDED BY RAVENEL TRAVEL.
9.C.8.  MODIFICATIONS TO TEMPLATES ARE ONLY AUTHORIZED FOR MODE OF TRAVEL (I.E. POV VICE COMMERCIAL AIR), COMPONENT FUNDING SOURCE, AND GOVERNMENT CHARGE CARD HOLDER, IF APPLICABLE.  NO OTHER MODIFICATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED WITHOUT APPROVAL OF MARFORRES G-3.  OTHER MODIFICATIONS WILL RESULT IN DISAPPROVAL OF FUNDING.
9.D.  IN PROGRESS PAYMENT.  ENSURE AN IN PROGRESS PAYMENT (IPP) DIARY ENTRY TTC 800 000 COMPL ACDTRUA TO TYPE FLAG IS RUN ON THE FIFTH DAY OF ACTIVE DUTY AND A FINAL PAYMENT UPON COMPLETION OF ACTIVE DUTY PERIOD.
9.E.  IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT MARINES RESIDING OUTSIDE LOCAL COMMUTING RADIUS OF RTC BE ISSUED ORDERS/REPORTING DOCUMENTS DURING DRILL PERIOD PRECEDING COURSE START DATE.  IF UNIT IS UNABLE TO DO SO, ORIGINAL ORDERS SHOULD BE MAILED TO MARINE'S PMA/PLEAD NLT SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. PER REF E, PAR. 2007 AND TABLE 2-1, AS AN ALTERNATIVE, UNITS MAY MAIL ALL REQUIRED REPORTING DOCUMENTS TO DIRECTOR, STAFF NCO ACADEMY, NLT SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE.  SEE PAR 12 FOR ADDRESS.
10.  REPORTING PROCEDURES.  STUDENTS WILL REPORT IN THE SERVICE "A" UNIFORM WITH THEIR ORIGINAL SERVICE RECORD BOOK, COPY OF CURRENT PHA WITH ALL ALLERGIES AND OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS NOTED AND SIGNED BY A MEDICAL OFFICER, A SIGNED NAVMC 11580, AND ORIGINAL ORDERS WITH FOUR COPIES.
10.A.  STUDENTS MUST ALSO HAVE A COPY OF THE APPROPRIATE DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM CERTIFICATE OR PRINTOUT OF MARINE CORPS TOTAL FORCE SYSTEM (MCTFS) EDUCATION RECORD THAT SHOWS COMPLETION OF APPROPRIATE DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM.
10.B.  MARINES AUTHORIZED TRAVEL BY POV WILL REPORT TO BLDG 3077, MCB QUANTICO, NLT 1700 EST ON THE COURSE REPORT DATE.
10.C.  MARINES UNABLE TO REPORT ABOARD MCB QUANTICO NLT 1700 EST DUE TO WEATHER OR OTHER EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES MUST CONTACT ACADEMY ADMIN OFFICE AT (703) 784-2928/5793 NLT 1500 EST FOR INSTRUCTIONS.
11.  STUDENT INFORMATION. STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REVIEW THE SNCOA WEBSITE AT:
WWW.MCU.USMC.MIL FOR COURSE OVERVIEW, GENERAL INFORMATION, COMMAND SCREENING CHECKLIST, AND MINIMUM UNIFORM AND GEAR REQUIREMENTS.  UNIFORM OF THE DAY IS THE SERVICE CHARLIE UNIFORM.
12.  COMMAND AND SIGNAL
12.A.  MARFORRES POINTS OF CONTACT
12.A.1.  MARFORRES G-3: MYSGT SIEBER JR., CHARLES B. (504) 697-7372
12.A.2.  4TH MARINE DIV G-3: GYSGT WALLACE, JOHN A. (504) 697-7331
12.A.3.  4TH MLG G-3: SSGT BOLMON, TREY L. (504) 697-7581
12.A.4.  4TH MAW G-3: SSGT MOREAU, ROBERT A. (504) 697-7506
12.A.5.  FHG G-3: SSGT MORGAN, JONATHAN C. (504) 697-7584
12.B.  MAILING ADDRESS FOR DOCUMENTS:
DIRECTOR, STAFF NCO ACADEMY
3077 BROADWAY STREET
QUANTICO, VA 22134
(ATTN: S-1)
12.C.  ALL OTHER INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION REMAIN AS PUBLISHED IN REFERENCES F AND G.
13.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY BGEN T. D. WEIDLEY, COMMANDING GENERAL EDUCATION COMMAND; PRESIDENT, MARINE CORPS UNIVERSITY.//