ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEWLY PUBLISHED MCO 3502.10 COUNTER-IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE TRAINING AND EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date Signed: 1/17/2019
MARADMINS Number: 033/19
R 162036Z JAN 19
SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEWLY PUBLISHED MCO 3502.10 COUNTER-IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE TRAINING AND EDUCATION PROGRAM//
REF/B/DC CDI MSG/191218ZSEP17//
REF/C/CG TECOM G-357 MSG/231357ZOCT18//
NARR/REF A IS THE MARINE CORPS POLICY ON ORGANIZING, TRAINING, AND EQUIPPING FOR OPERATIONS IN AN IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE (IED) ENVIRONMENT. REF B IS DC CDI MESSAGE ON OBJECTIVES AND TASKS TO EXECUTE USMC COUNTER IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE (C-IED) INSTITUTIONALIZATION STRATEGY. REF C IS TECOM G-357 CALLING MESSAGE FOR STUDENTS TO ATTEND THE C-IED BASIC LEADER (CBL) PILOT COURSE FROM 8 TO 25 JANUARY 2019.//
POC/DAVID GUSTAFSON/LTCOL/TECOM G-357 CAPABILITIES AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT BRANCH HEAD/TEL: (703) 432-1126/ EMAIL: DAVID.GUSTAFSON@USMC.MIL//
POC/PAT BECKETT/CIV/TECOM G-357 COUNTER-IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE SECTION HEAD/TEL: (703) 784-0045/ EMAIL: PATRICK.BECKETT@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Background. This MARADMIN announces the publishing of Marine Corps Order (MCO) 3502.10, C-IED Training and Education Program. This Marine Corps Order is the result of an 18-month collective effort between the operating forces (OPFOR) and the supporting establishment (SE) to professionalize training and education in this functional area. Extensive staffing was conducted throughout the development of this MCO to ensure OPFOR and SE equities were adequately addressed. The purpose of this MARADMIN is to inform the total force of this new MCO, and to highlight some areas of importance. MCO 3502.10 is available in the Marine Corps Publications Electronic Library (MCPEL) at: https:(slash)(slash)www.marines.mil/news/publications/MCPEL/electronic-library-display/article/1714284/MCO-350210.
2. MCO 3502.10 establishes Marine Corps policy, procedures, and evaluation requirements for C-IED training and education in order to enable commanders to effectively plan and conduct operations in environments with an IED threat. The following paragraphs highlight key elements of this MCO that are intended to support the institutionalization of C-IED training and readiness.
3. Minimum Service Requirement. This MCO identifies that the C-IED skills included in the battle skills test program are the minimum individual C-IED training requirements for the Marine Corps Total Force.
4. This MCO provides unit commanders with the capability to sustain C-IED skills in unit training by establishing a C-IED training cadre sufficient to allow the unit to accomplish its mission essential tasks in environments with an IED threat. The following personnel comprise the C-IED training cadre:
4.a. C-IED basic leader (CBL): a noncommissioned officer or above who completed the Marine Corps Engineer School (MCES) provided CBL Program of Instruction (POI). The CBL possesses the knowledge and skills to sustain individual C-IED skills learned from the Service-provided defeat the device training program and assist commanders with incorporating C-IED scenarios into training events, enabling unit and collective C-IED training.
4.b. Counter Radio-Controlled IED Electronic Warfare Officer (CREWO): a staff noncommissioned officer or above who completed the MCES provided CREWO POI or other training course that meets the training and readiness events detailed in enclosure (2) of MCO 3502.10. The CREWO possesses the knowledge and skills to manage their units crew program and is responsible for advising commanders, maintaining system readiness, training marines, and ensuring effective employment of crew systems.
4.c. Network Engagement Trainer: a sergeant or above who completed the Network Engagement (NE) train the trainer course provided by Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group (MCTOG). The NE Trainer possesses the knowledge and skills to successfully train other members of their unit to incorporate NE principles into unit staff processes. The NE Trainer augments the unit operations staff in integrating NE activities into planning, operations, and assessment.
5. To assist commanders in establishing and sustaining the C-IED training cadres, Training and Education Command (TECOM) has established service-provided formal POIs. TECOM training support centers will provide information to units and assist with enrollment in these courses. The following courses are provided in order to train unit C-IED training cadres:
5.a. MCES will provide a CBL pilot course in January 2019 as identified in reference (c). CREWO training is provided by MCES as C-IED training course 6. These courses will transition to formal POIs during fiscal year 2020 and beyond. Information and materials for these courses will be available in Marine Corps Training Information Management system (MCTIMS) once established as POIs. No waiver requests are required until fiscal year 2020.
5.b. The NE train the trainer course is an established POI provided by MCTOG. A description of this course and course dates can be found on the predeployment training plan toolkit webpage: https:(slash)(slash)vce.tecom.usmc.mil/genstaff/g3/ptp/default.aspx. Course information and materials are available in MCTIMS.
6. Release authorized by Major General William F. Mullen, III, Commanding General, Training and Education Command.//