REQUEST FOR FEASIBILITY OF SUPPORT FOR THE ENHANCED MAGTF OPERATIONS ADVANCED WARFIGHTING EXPERIMENT (EMO AWE)

Date Signed: 4/24/2014
MARADMINS Active Number: 218/14

R 241739Z APR 14
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 218/14
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC CDI//
SUBJ/REQUEST FOR FEASIBILITY OF SUPPORT FOR THE ENHANCED MAGTF OPERATIONS ADVANCED WARFIGHTING EXPERIMENT (EMO AWE)//
REF/A/RIMPAC 2014 SENIOR LEADERSHIP SEMINAR, 21-22 JAN 2013, TOKYO JA//
REF/B/RIMPAC 2014 CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE, 6-7 FEB 2013, SAN DIEGO CA//
REF/C/RIMPAC 2014 SCENARIO DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE, 9-12 APR 2013, SAN DIEGO CA//
REF/D/MSG/COMTHIRDFLT/052205Z APR 13//
REF/E/MSG/COMTHIRDFLT/051959Z APR 13//
REF/F/MSG/CG MCWL/201337Z MAY 13//
REF/G/RIMPAC 2014 INITIAL PLANNING CONF 28-31 MAY 2013, SAN DIEGO CA//
REF/H/RIMPAC SITE SURVEY, 19-23 AUG 2013, HAWAII//
REF/I/MARFORPAC AMPHIB WORKING GROUP PLANNING, 26 AUG 2013, KANEHOE BAY HI//
REF/J/MSG/COMMARFORPAC/041754Z OCT 13//
REF/K/MSG/CG MCWL/092024Z OCT 13//
REF/L/MSG/CG I MEF/311643Z OCT 13//
REF/M/MSG/3RD MAR/020058Z NOV 13//
REF/N/DKMFIHEFL001/132029Z NOV 13//
REF/O/AWE MID PLANNING CONF 19-28 NOV 13 KANEHOE BAY HI//
REF/P/RIMPAC 2014 MID PLANNING CONFERENCE, 3-6 DEC 13 FORD ISLAND HI//
REF/Q/MSG/CG I MEF/090010Z JAN 14//
REF/R/AWE FINAL PLANNING CONFERRENCE 26-27 FEB 14 KANEOHOE BAY HI//
NARR/REFERENCE (REF) A WAS THE RIM OF THE PACIFIC 2014 (RIMPAC 2014) SENIOR LEADERSHIP SEMINAR HELD IN JANUARY 2013.  REF B WAS THE RIMPAC 2014 CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE (CONF) HELD IN FEBRUARY 2013. REF C WAS THE RIMPAC 2014 SCENARIO DEVELOPMENT CONF HELD IN APRIL 2013. REF D IS COMTHIRDFLT INITIATING DIRECTIVE FOR RIMPAC 2014 EXERCISE. REF E IS COMTHIRDFLT RIMPAC 2014 CALL FOR FLEET EXPERIMENTS. REF F IS CG MCWL POST INITIAL PLANNING CONF AND INITIAL SITE SURVEY REPORT FOR EMO AWE. REF G IS THE RIMPAC 2014 INITIAL PLANNING CONF HELD IN MAY 2013.  REF H WAS THE INITIAL SITE SURVEY OF AREAS IN HI. REF I WAS MEETING BTWN MARFORPAC, CP3, LAND FORCE REPS, PHIBRON REPS, AND MCWL TO DISCUSS AMPHIB OPS AND LAND OPERATIONS. REF J IS MARFORPAC EXERCISE RIMPAC 2014 INITIATING DIRECTIVE INCLUDING MCWL AWE AS AN EXERCISE OBJECTIVE AND TASKING III MEF TO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND EXECUTE THE AWE. REF K WAS MCWL FEASIBILITY OF SUPPORT MESSAGE FOR AWE TO MARFORPAC. REF L IS THE I MEF EXERCISE DIRECTIVE IN SUPPORT OF I MEF PARTICIPATION IN RIMPAC 2014 AND THE AWE. REF M IS 3RD MARINE REGIMENT RESPONSE TO REF K.  REF N IS AMPHIBIOUS SQUADRON 3 ASSIGNMENT OF AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS TO SUPPORT RIMPAC 2014. REF O WAS AWE MID PLANNING CONF CONDUCTED IN HI.  REF P WAS THE RIMPAC 14 MID PLANNING CONF CONDUCTED IN HI.  REF Q WAS CHANGE 1 TO THE I MEF EXERCISE DIRECTIVE REF L ASSIGNING THE SHOCK TRAUMA DET AND OTHER ELEMENTS TO SUPPORT RIMPAC 2014. REF R IS THE AWE FINAL PLANNING CONF CONDUCTED IN HI WHERE 3RD MARINES PROVIDED FINAL INPUT TO MANNING AND SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS.
POC/C.BERRY/LTCOL/MCWL QUANTICO//
TEL:  703-432-1036/DSN 378-1036/EMAIL:  CHARLES.T.BERRY(AT)USMC.MIL//
POC/M. LETHBRIDGE/CAPT/MCWL QUANTICO//
TEL:  703-432-0847/DSN 378-0847/EMAIL:  MICHAEL.LHBRIDGE(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THIS IS A COORDINATED PPO AND CD AND I (CDI) MESSAGE.  CDI REQUESTS FEASIBILITY OF SUPPORT FOR SOURCING OF PERSONNEL FOR KEY BILLETS IN SUPPORT OF THE FUTURES DIRECTORATE (FD)/MARINE CORPS WARFIGHTING LABORATORY (MCWL) ENHANCED MAGTF OPERATIONS ADVANCED WARFIGHTING EXPERIMENT (EMO AWE) BEING  INCLUDED AS PART OF EXERCISE RIMPAC 2014.
2. BACKGROUND.
2.A. DURING REFS A THROUGH R, FD/MCWL RECEIVED APPROVAL TO INCLUDE THE EMO AWE IN EXERCISE RIMPAC 2014 AND HAS COORDINATED REQUIRED EXPERIMENTATION EVENTS AND SUPPORT. EXPERIMENT SUCCESS DEPENDS HEAVILY ON ASSEMBLING THE CORRECT MIX OF PERSONNEL TO EXECUTE OPERATIONS. CRITICAL TO THAT IS BUILDING THE RIGHT TEAM OF SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS (GRADE, MOS, EXPERIENCE) TO OBSERVE, CONTROL, AND COLLECT DATA DURING THE AWE EVENTS. HOWEVER, FD/MCWL HAS IDENTIFIED A NUMBER OF KEY BILLETS THAT CANNOT BE FILLED BY FD/MCWL OR BY PARTICIPATING MARFORPAC UNITS IN HI. FD/MCWL HAS MADE INFORMAL COORDINATION TO DETERMINE IF THERE IS INTEREST IN PROVIDING PERSONNEL TO PARTICIPATE IN THE AWE. UNITS INDICATING INTEREST ARE IDENTIFIED IN PARAGRAPH 4.
2.B. FD/MCWL'S EMO AWE CULMINATES ELEVEN YEARS OF EXPERIMENTATION THAT ORIGINATED WITH DISTRIBUTED OPERATIONS IN 2003, ENHANCED COMPANY OPERATIONS IN 2007 AND EMO WHICH BEGAN IN 2011. THIS SERIES OF EXPERIMENTS HAS PROVIDED NUMEROUS WARFIGHTING ENHANCEMENTS TO THE OPERATING FORCES INCLUDING A DISTRIBUTED OPERATIONS EQUIPMENT SUITE FOR THE INFANTRY BATTALION, COMPANY-LEVEL INTELLIGENCE CELL STANDARDIZATION, COMPANY COMBAT OPERATIONS CENTER PROCEDURES AND ASSOCIATED CHANGES IN THE MARINE INFANTRY BATTALION TABLE OF ORGANIZATION, ENHANCED COMPANY FIRES PROCEDURES AND ASSOCIATED CHANGES IN THE MARINE ARTILLERY BATTALION TABLE OF ORGANIZATION, AND SEA BASED SUSTAINMENT INITIATIVES. THESE AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES, TACTICS, TECHNIQUES, AND PROCEDURES DEVELOPED DURING THE PREVIOUS ELEVEN YEARS OF EXPERIMENTATION WILL BE EMPLOYED DURING THE AWE.  OTHER TECHNOLOGIES AND TTPS ARE MAKING THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE IN A LIVE FORCE EVENT DURING THE AWE. ADDITIONALLY, DURING THE AWE, FD/MCWL WILL EXAMINE SOF INTEGRATION AT THE OPERATIONAL AND TACTICAL LEVELS.
3. EXECUTION
3.A. EXPERIMENT OBJECTIVES. THE EMO AWE EXPERIMENT OBJECTIVES ARE:
3.A.1. ASSESS A SEA BASED SPMAGTF'S ABILITY TO COMMAND AND CONTROL MULTIPLE COMPANY LANDING TEAMS (CLTS) DISPERSED ACROSS A MARITIME AREA OF OPERATIONS.
3.A.2. ASSESS LOGISTICS REQUIREMENTS FOR MULTIPLE DISTRIBUTED CLTS.
3.A.3. ASSESS A SPMAGTF'S ABILITY TO PROVIDE FIRE SUPPORT FOR DISTRIBUTED SEA BASED OPERATIONS AND SEA CONTROL, AS PART OF A NAVAL CAMPAIGN.
3.A.4. ASSESS THE IMPACT OF EXPERIMENTAL CAPABILITIES ON SPMAGTF/CLT OPERATIONS.
3.A.5. EXAMINE SPMAGTF AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCE INTEGRATION.
3.B. CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS. FD/MCWL WILL CONDUCT THE AWE DURING THE FORCE INTEGRATION (FIT) PHASE OF EXERCISE RIMPAC 2014, TENTATIVELY 3-16 JULY 2014. THE AWE WILL FEATURE THREE DISTRIBUTED, TASK ORGANIZED, COMPANY LANDING TEAMS (CLTS). TWO CLTS WILL BE DEPLOYED ON THE ISLAND OF OAHU AT THE KAHUKU TRAINING AREA AND MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA BELLOWS WITH C2 AND SUSTAINMENT REMAINING SEA BASED ABOARD US NAVY SHIPS. ONE CLT ON THE ISLAND OF KAUAI WILL OPERATE ABOARD THE PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY WITH C2 AND SUSTAINMENT REMAINING SEA BASED ABOARD US NAVY SHIPS. AUGMENTEES WILL BE NEEDED FROM 3 JUL 14 THROUGH 17 JUL 14.
4. COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS.
4.A. PERSONNEL. REQUEST FEASIBILITY OF SUPPORT FOR THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS ISO THE AWE:
4.A.1. BASED ON INFORMAL COORDINATION CONDUCTED BY FD/MCWL, HQMC PA, 2ND ANGLICO, VMX-22, AND MCIA TENTATIVELY STATED THE ABILILTY TO SUPPORT THE EMO AWE.  REQUEST COMMARFORCOM CONFIRM FEASIBILITY OF SUPPORT FOR THE FOLLOWING PERSONNEL TO SUPPORT THE EMO AWE FROM 3-17 JULY 2014 (BILLET/RANK/MOS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED):
4.A.1.A. HQMC PAO:
4.A.1.A.1. PUBLIC AFFAIRS CHF/SNCO/43XX
4.A.1.B. 2ND ANGLICO:
4.A.1.B.1. FIRES OBSERVER/CONTROLLER (O/C)/CAPT/0802/WPNS PLT EXPERIENCE
4.A.1.B.2. FLEX O/C/1STLT/0302/OPERATING FORCES EXP
4.A.1.C. VMX-22:
4.A.1.C.1. AIR C2 O/C/CAPT/ANY/AIR C2
4.A.1.C.2. MAGTF O/C/CAPT/ANY/AIR C2
4.A.1.C.3. MAGTF O/C/CAPT/ANY/AIR AND FIRES C2
4.A.1.D. MCIA:
4.A.1.D.1. FLEX O/C/1STLT/0302 PREFERRED/OPERATING FORCE EXPERIENCE
4.A.1.D.2. INTEL O/C/1STLT/02XX/OPERATING FORCE EXPERIENCE
4.A.2. NO SOURCING SOLUTIONS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED FOR 24 KEY BILLETS.
4.A.2.A. REQUEST MARFORPAC AND MARFORCOM PROVIDE FEASIBILITY OF SUPPORT FOR THE BELOW BILLETS FROM 3-17 JULY 2014 (BILLET/RANK/MOS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED):
4.A.2.A.1. ASST SCENARIO MGR/1STLT/GCE MOS/ANY GCE MOS PREF
4.A.2.A.2. ASST WATCH OFFICER/LCPL/0621/ANY RADIO OPERATOR
4.A.2.A.3. C2 O/C/CAPT/ANY MOS/COC, LFOC, FDC, OR FSCC EXP
4.A.2.A.4. FLEX O/C/1STLT/0302 PREFERRED/OPERATING FORCE EXPERIENCE
4.A.2.A.5. FLEX O/C/CAPT/0302/OPERATING FORCE EXPERIENCE
4.A.2.A.7. FLEX O/C/SSGT/0369/OPERATING FORCE EXPERIENCE
4.A.2.A.8. FLEX O/C/1STLT/0302 PREFERRED/OPERATING FORCE EXPERIENCE
4.A.2.A.9. FLEX O/C/CAPT/0302/OPERATING FORCE EXPERIENCE
4.A.2.A.10. HIMARS O/C/CAPT/0802/ANY HIMARS, STRIKELINK, OR FDO QUAL
4.A.2.A.11. INTEL O/C/1STLT/02XX/OPERATING FORCE EXPERIENCE
4.A.2.A.12. LEAD CLT O/C/CAPT/0302 OR 0802/ANY SENIOR CAPT REQD
4.A.2.A.13. MAGTF O/C FIRES/CAPT/0802 OR 0302/SURF FIRES EXPERIENCE
4.A.2.A.14. MANEUVER O/C/1STLT/0302 PREFERRED/OPERATING FORCE EXPERIENCE
4.A.2.A.15. OPFOR O/C/1STLT/GROUND COMBAT MOS/OPERATING FORCE EXPERIENCE
4.A.2.A.16. OPFOR O/C/1STLT/GROUND COMBAT MOS/OPERATING FORCE EXPERIENCE
4.A.2.A.17. OPS/PERSONNEL CHIEF/SNCO/ANY MOS/OPERATING FORCE EXPERIENCE
4.A.2.A.18. OPS/PERSONNEL CHIEF/SNCO/ANY MOS/OPERATING FORCE EXPERIENCE
4.A.2.A.19. ROLE PLAYER O/C/SNCO/GROUND COMBAT MOS/OPERATING FORCE EXPERIENCE
4.A.2.A.20. SCENARIO MGR/1STLT/GROUND COMBAT/OPERATING FORCE EXPERIENCE
4.A.2.A.21. WATCH OFFICER/1STLT/ANY MOS/OPERATING FORCE EXPERIENCE
4.A.2.A.22. WATCH OFFICER/SNCO/ANY MOS/OPERATING FORCE EXPERIENCE
4.A.2.A.23. WATCH OFFICER/SNCO/ANY MOS/OPERATING FORCE EXPERIENCE
4.A.2.B. REQUEST MARFORPAC AND MARFORCOM PROVIDE FEASIBILITY OF SUPPORT FOR THE BELOW BILLETS FROM 7-17 JULY 2014 (BILLET/RANK/MOS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED):
4.A.2.B.1. AIR MGR, COORD/CAPT/7502/COORD AIR OPS
4.A.2.B.2. C2 O/C/CAPT/ANY MOS/COC, LFOC, FDC, OR FSCC EXP
4.A.3. ONLY T/E PERSONAL EQUIPMENT IS REQUIRED.
4.B. FUNDING WILL BE PROVIDED BY FD/MCWL AND TRAVEL DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED UPON IDENTIFICATION OF INDIVIDUALS.
4.C. FD/MCWL WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL ADMIN INSTRUCTIONS AS REQUIRED BY SEPARATE CORRESPONDENCE.
5. UPON IDENTIFICATION OF SUPPORTING UNITS, FD/MCWL REQUESTS DIRLAUTH IN ORDER TO CONDUCT DETAILED PLANNING AND COORDINATION.
6. DC CDI REQUESTS COMMARFORCOM ICW COMMARFORPAC, HQMC PA, AND DIRINT PROVIDE FEASIBILITY OF SUPPORT TO DC, PPO (POC) AND FD/MCWL NLT 21 MAY 2014.//