THIRTIETH EXECUTIVE FORCE PRESERVATION BOARD RESULTS

Date Signed: 5/14/2014
MARADMINS Active Number: 236/14

R 131714Z MAY 14
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 236/14
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/THIRTIETH EXECUTIVE FORCE PRESERVATION BOARD RESULTS//
REF/A/DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC/19MAR2012//
REF/B/MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC SD/221824Z JAN 14//
NARR/REF A IS CMC POLICY MEMO 1-12, MARINE CORPS EXECUTIVE FORCE PRESERVATION BOARD CHARTER.  REF B IS THE 30TH EXECUTIVE FORCE PRESERVATION BOARD ANNOUNCEMENT.//
POC/LTCOL ROBERT RUBIO/EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/COMM:(703)604-4362/DSN: 664-4362/ROBERT.RUBIO(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THE EXECUTIVE FORCE PRESERVATION BOARD (EFPB) ESTABLISHES SAFETY AND FORCE PRESERVATION POLICY AND GUIDANCE FOR THE MARINE CORPS.  PER THE REFERENCES, THE EFPB CONVENED ITS 30TH MEETING AT THE PENTAGON AND VIA SECURE VIDEO TELECONFERENCE ON 27 MARCH 2014.
2.  EFPB MEMBERS OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES IN ATTENDANCE WERE:
GEN PAXTON                  ACMC
LTGEN SCHMIDLE          DC AVN
SES MURRAY                   DC MRA
LTGEN GLUECK               DC CDI
SES WHITTEMORE          DC PR
LTGEN BAILEY                  DC PPO
COL MULLER                    SDMC
LTGEN ROBLING            COMMARFORPAC
LTGEN TRYON                 COMMARFORCOM
SES HABEL                        COMMARFORRES
MAJGEN CLARK             COMMARFORSOC
BGEN COFFMAN           COMMARFORSOUTH
SES CLIFTON                    COMMCICOM
COL COTE                         CG III MEF
LTGEN TOOLAN              CG I MEF
MAJGEN FOX                   CG II MEF
MAJGEN MURRAY           CG TECOM
MAJGEN BROADMEADOW      CG MARCORLOGCOM
CAPT MUEHLER            CHAPLAIN OF THE MARINE CORPS
RDML PECHA                 DIR HEALTH SERVICES
RDML NORTON             COMNAVSAFECEN
BGEN KELLEY                  COMMARCORSYSCOM
BGEN SANBORN           DIR MF DIV
COL WILLIAMS               DIR OFFICE OF MARINE CORPS COMMUNICATION
MR. SHELTON                IGMC
COL GOLDEN                  CG MCRC
COL GOMEZ                    DIR SAFETY DIV (SD)
SGTMAJ BARRETT          SMMC
DR. KOEHLMOOS           SA TO ACMC CHI
3.  THE EFPB AGENDA INCLUDED PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION ON THE FOLLOWING:
A.  ACMC OPENING REMARKS.
B.  MARINE CORPS SAFETY AWARDS AND BEST PRACTICES.
C.  CMC SD FORCE PRESERVATION AND SAFETY ASSESSMENT.
D.  MARINE INTERCEPT PROGRAM.
E.  LEARNING EIGHT DAY PROJECT.
F.  FY14 END STRENGTH DRAWDOWN UPDATE.
G.  NCO PANEL AND DISCUSSION ON THE REAWAKENING AND FORCE PRESERVATION COUNCIL PERCEPTIONS.
H.  INFO PAPERS WERE PROVIDED ON THE PMV-2 TRAINING SUCCESS, PMV-2 CONTRACTS SOLUTION, RISK MANAGEMENT INFORMATION, AND PROPOSED GENADMIN ON IMPROVING GROUND MISHAP INVESTIGATIONS AND PROCESSES.
4.  SUMMARY
A.  ACMC WELCOMED ALL ATTENDEES TO THE 30TH EFPB AND PROVIDED OPENING REMARKS.
B.  DIR, SD PROVIDED EFPB MEMBERS WITH INDIVIDUAL AND UNIT AWARDEES, TREND ANALYSIS REGARDING AVIATION, GROUND, AND OFF-DUTY MISHAPS, AND EIGHT DAY BRIEF ASSESSMENTS.
C.  MF, MRA PRESENTED A BRIEF ON THE MARINE INTERCEPT PROGRAM (MIP).  THE MIP SUPPORTS COMMANDERS BY ENSURING THOSE MARINES AND SAILORS IDENTIFIED WITH SUICIDAL IDEATION OR SUICIDE ATTEMPT, PER A SERIOUS INCIDENT REPORT (SIR)/PERSONNEL CASUALTY REPORT (PCR), RECEIVE FOLLOW-UP CONTACT AND NECESSARY SERVICE COORDINATION.  MAINTAINING CONTACT WITH AND COORDINATING CARE SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE SUICIDE IDEATION OR MADE A SUICIDE ATTEMPT HAS BEEN SHOWN TO PREVENT FUTURE SUICIDE IDEATION AND ATTEMPTS.  THE MIP IS AVAILABLE TO ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL AND MEMBERS OF THE RESERVE COMPONENT SERVING ON ACTIVE DUTY.  DETAILED MIP INFORMATION IS CONTAINED IN MARADMIN 074/14.
D.  THE 28TH EFPB TASKED MARFORCOM AND MARFORPAC TO PREPARE 8 DAY BRIEFS ON AT-RISK SERVICE MEMBERS AND PRESENT THEIR FINDINGS AT THE 30TH EFPB.  BOTH MARFORS DISCUSSED THEIR LESSONS LEARNED AND PROVIDED RECOMMENDATIONS SUCH AS IMPROVING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN COMMANDS OF TRANSFERRING SERVICE MEMBERS AND ENSURING COMMANDERS FULLY UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF ISSUES AND CONCERNS AFFECTING THEM.  DURING THE DISCUSSION, THE EFPB DIRECTED THAT, FOR ALL AT RISK SERVICE MEMBERS BEING TRANSFERRED, THE TRANSFERRING UNIT SHALL PROVIDE RELEVANT FPC INFORMATION TO THE GAINING COMMAND.
E.  MRA PRESENTED AN UPDATE BRIEF ON FY14 END-STRENGTH.  THE BRIEF DISCUSSED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN END STRENGTH AND RETENTION OPTIMIZATION GROUP, PROCESSES FOR COMMANDERS TO EITHER MAINTAIN OR SEPARATE MARINES, AND MRA FORCE SHAPING MEASURES.
F.  THREE MARINE SERGEANTS (SGT CRS STUDENTS) COMPRISED A PANEL THAT ADDRESSED A VARIETY OF FORCE PRESERVATION TOPICS AND ANSWERED QUESTIONS FROM EFPB MEMBERS.  TOPICS DISCUSSED INCLUDED THE "REAWAKENING," THE FORCE PRESERVATION COUNCIL ORDER, AND LEAVE/LIBERTY PLANS.  THE PANEL RECEIVED MULTIPLE ACCOLADES FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE EFPB.
5.  THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS ARE DIRECTED AND TO BE PRESENTED AT THE 31ST EFPB.  TASK TRACKING NUMBERS ARE INCLUDED IN PARENTHESES AFTER THE ASSIGNED COMMANDS.
A.  DIR SD
(1) (EFPB 30-01)- ENSURE DRAFT MCO 1500.60 (FORCE PRESERVATION COUNCIL ORDER) PROVIDES CLARITY CONCERNING POSITIVE HANDOFF BETWEEN COMMANDS OF AT-RISK MARINES.  IT IS THE TRANSFERRING COMMAND'S RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE THE SERVICE MEMBER'S RELEVANT FPC INFORMATION TO THE GAINING COMMAND.  FURTHER, COORDINATE WITH MRA IN DEVELOPING A RESOURCE TOOL THAT DOCUMENTS THE SUCCESS OF THE POSITIVE HANDOFF.  PROVIDE A BRIEF TO THE 31ST EFPB.
(2) (EFPB 30-02)- MODIFY EXISTING FPC COMPOSITION IN DRAFT MCO 1500.60 TO ENCOURAGE COMMANDERS TO INCLUDE MENTORS OF THE MARINE OR SAILOR DISCUSSED AT THE FPC.
B.  MRA
(1) EFPB 30-03)- PROVIDE UPDATE (MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS) ON THE MARINE INTERCEPT PROGRAM AT THE 31ST EFPB.
(2) EFPB (30-04)- ENGAGE THE DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR MILITARY COMMUNITY AND FAMILY POLICY TO REVISE CURRENT POLICY TO MAKE MILITARY FAMILY LIFE CONSULTANTS (MFLC) AVAILABLE TO MARINE CORPS UNITS FOR 365 DAYS, VICE THE CURRENT 180 DAYS.  UPDATE THE 31ST EFPB.
(3) EFPB (30-05)- REVIEW AND IDENTIFY BEST PRACTICES CONCERNING USE OF CURRENTLY AVAILABLE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DATA SYSTEMS IN FORWARDING INFORMATION OF AT-RISK SERVICE MEMBERS BETWEEN COMMANDS.  PROVIDE A DECISION BRIEF TO THE 31ST EFPB.
(4) EFPB (30-06)- WORK WITH CMC SD ON DEVELOPING A RESOURCE TOOL AS DESCRIBED IN EFPB TASK 30-01.
(5) EFPB (30-07)- PROVIDE AN UPDATE BRIEF AT THE 31ST EFPB ON THE END STRENGTH AND RETENTION OPTIMIZATION GROUP AND FORCE SHAPING MEASURES.
C.  ALL MARINE CORPS COMMANDS
(1) EFPB (30-06)- ENSURE ALL UNITS ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE MARINE INTERCEPT PROGRAM DISCUSSED IN MARADMIN 073/14.
(2) EFPB (30-07)- DISCUSS THE PURPOSE AND INTENT OF THE FPC WITHIN YOUR COMMAND IN ORDER TO DISPEL THE NEGATIVE PERCEPTIONS AND STIGMA OF THE FPC PROCESS.
6.  DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS, EFPB TASK 29-09 (STREAMLINING HQMC SURVEYS) AND DECISION BRIEF ON COMMANDER'S FORCE PRESERVATION AND SAFETY COURSE WILL BE DEFERRED TO THE 31ST EFPB.
7.  PUBLICATION OF THIS MESSAGE CONSTITUTES OFFICIAL TASKING.  ORGANIZATIONS IDENTIFIED IN PARAGRAPH 5 ABOVE WILL ASSIGN A POINT OF CONTACT FOR EACH TASK AND PROVIDE CONTACT INFORMATION TO SD WITHIN 14 DAYS OF RELEASE OF THIS MESSAGE.  TASKS WILL ALSO BE DIRECTED VIA MCATS.
8.  THE 31ST EFPB IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED DURING SEPTEMBER 2014 IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION.  PLAN OF ACTION AND MILESTONES, SUBJECT MATTER, AND LOGISTICAL SPECIFICS WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA SEPARATE CORRESPONDENCE.
9.  SEMPER FIDELIS, JOHN M. PAXTON JR., GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, ASSISTANT COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//