ESTABLISHMENT OF A FORCE FITNESS DIVISION IN TRAINING AND EDUCATION COMMAND
Date Signed: 3/24/2017
MARADMINS Number: 147/17
241305Z MAR 17
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG MCCDC QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/ESTABLISHMENT OF A FORCE FITNESS DIVISION IN TRAINING AND EDUCATION COMMAND//
REF/A/MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC/19 JAN 2016//
REF/B/DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC/1 SEP 16//
REF/C/DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC/7 FEB 17//
NARR/REF A IS FRAGO 01/2016 ADVANCE TO CONTACT. REF B IS CMC WHITE LETTER MARINE CORPS PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAM. REF C IS CMC MESSAGE TO THE FORCE 2017: SEIZE THE INITITIATIVE//
POC/MICHAEL WATKINS/COL/UNIT: TECOM FORCE FITNESS DIVISION/ EMAIL: MICHAEL.E.WATKINS(AT)USMC.MIL//COMM: 703-784-3701//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Situation. This MARADMIN announces the establishment of a Force Fitness Division (FFD) in Training and Education Command (TECOM).
2. Mission. The mission of the FFD is to be the service-level division for development and implementation of policy, standards, guidance, and reporting of all matters related to general physical fitness, occupational fitness, performance nutrition, body composition, martial arts, water survival, and sports medicine/injury prevention based on requirements and direction from higher headquarters. The FFD is also responsible for executing and supporting research and assessment in these areas. The FFD exercises its functions through broad coordination and collaboration with commands and agencies internal and external to the Marine Corps involved in similar responsibilities. This includes, but is not limited to, Semper Fit, Health Services, the Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, other Services and various boards, bureaus, cells and working groups. The FFD functions as a separate colonel-led directorate within TECOM.
3. Establishment of the FFD supports Commandant of the Marine Corps vision to enhance the readiness of Marines, as published in the references. More information on the Marine Corps Physical Fitness Program can be found at https:(SLASH)(SLASH)www.fitness.marines.mil. For any questions or ideas on how to improve fitness in the Marine Corps, please contact tecom.forcefitness(at)usmc.mil.
4. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force.
5. Release authorized by Lieutenant General Robert S. Walsh, Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command.//