HQMC SEMPER FIT (MFS) ANNOUNCES PATRON NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Date Signed: 4/30/2014
MARADMINS Active Number: 226/14

R 301802Z APR 14
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 226/14
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MF(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/HQMC SEMPER FIT (MFS) ANNOUNCES PATRON NEEDS ASSESSMENT//
POC/THERESA SHIELDS/CIV/UNIT:MFS/-/TEL:703-784-3881//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/
1.  MARINE CORPS LEADERSHIP IS INTERESTED IN ASSESSING THE NEEDS AND INTERESTS OF MARINES, THEIR FAMILIES, RETIREES, AND GOVERNMENT CIVILIANS IN REGARD TO THEIR FITNESS, SPORTS AND RECREATION PURSUITS.  SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL RESILIENCE ARE ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS TO MAINTAINING A TOTALLY FIT MARINE.
2.  INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THIS ASSESSMENT WILL IDENTIFY LEISURE NEEDS AND INTERESTS OF MARINES, THEIR FAMILIES, RETIREES, AND GOVERNMENT CIVILANS TO PROVIDE THE FRAMEWORK FOR DIRECTING FUTURE RESOURCES IN SPORTS, FITNESS, AND RECREATION PROGRAMS.
3.  ALTHOUGH PARTICIPATION IS VOLUNTARY, ALL MARINES, FAMILY MEMBERS, RETIREES, AND GOVERNMENT CILVIANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMPLETE THIS SURVEY.  COMMANDERS AND SENIOR LEADERS SHOULD ENSURE THAT ALL MARINES ARE NOTIFIED OF THE SURVEY. A RANDOM SAMPLING OF MARINES WILL RECEIVE EMAIL INVITATIONS AND REMINDERS, TO ENSURE MAXIMUM PARTICIPATION. FAMILY MEMBERS, RETIREES, AND GOVERNMENT CIVILIANS WILL BE REACHED THROUGH VARIOUS EMAIL NETWORKS AND TRADITIONAL MARKETING STATEGIES. THIS ASSESSMENT WILL BE COMPLETED THROUGH AN ON-LINE SURVEY.
4.  MAXIMUM PARTICIPATION IS REQUESTED TO ENSURE FUTURE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES ACCURATELY REPRESENT THE NEEDS OF MARINES, THEIR FAMILIES, RETIREES, AND GOVERNMENT CIVLIANS. DATA WILL NOT IDENTIFY ANY SURVEY PARTICIPANT BY NAME OR ORGANIZATION. DATA WILL BE ANALYZED MARINE CORPS-WIDE AND AT THE INSTALLATION LEVEL BASED UPON PAY GRADE, MARITAL STATUS AND OTHER CATEGORIES. ASSESSMENT RESULTS WILL BE BRIEFED TO MARINE CORPS LEADERSHIP.
5.  THE PATRON NEEDS ASSESSMENT CAN BE ACCESSED DIRECTLY AT HTTPS:(SLASH)(SLASH)WWW.SURVEYMONKEY.COM/S/SEMPERFITANDRECREATION FROM 1 MAY THROUGH 1 JUNE 2014.
6.  ALL QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS ASSESSMENT MAY BE DIRECTED TO POC THERESA SHIELDS, AT 703-784-3881 OR VIA EMAIL: SHIELDST(AT)USMC-MCCS.ORG.
7.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY BGEN R. A .C. SANBORN, DIRECTOR, MARINE AND FAMILY PROGRAMS DIVISION.//