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2017 USMC SPACE CADRE WORKING GROUP

Date Signed: 4/12/2017
MARADMINS Number: 179/17

R 121920Z APR 17
MARADMIN 179/17
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC PPO PL WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/2017 USMC SPACE CADRE WORKING GROUP//
REF/A/DOC/DOD DIRECTIVE NUMBER 3100.16 26 JANUARY 2009//
AMPN/REF A DOD MANAGEMENT OF SPACE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT//
POC/E.M.TEICHERT/MAJOR/PPO PLI/-/TEL:(703)692-4321 DSN 222/
EMAIL:ERIKA.TEICHERT(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. This message announces the HQMC hosted 2017 USMC Space Cadre Working Group, scheduled 9-11 May 2017 at the Pentagon. All Marines holding MOS 8866 are explicitly invited to attend. The intent behind this working group is to conduct professional development, share best practices and lessons learned in integration of space operations within Marine Corps operations, and to formulate potential solutions for operating in a denied, degraded, and disrupted space operating environment.
2. Background. In order to sustain the knowledge base, the DOD implemented a space professional strategy, which includes education and professional development of service space professionals. IAW Ref A, the Marine Corps maintains a cadre of space professionals to support USMC equities for space-based capabilities. Annual professional development working groups are essential due to the rapidly changing technological landscape associated with space operations. At the conclusion of this working group, the USMC space cadre will be better prepared to serve the Marine Corps and the Joint force. Ultimately, the goal is to ensure the Marine Corps is prepared to fight a war in a contested space environment.
3. Execution. The working group will consist of a series of leveling briefs and discussions of current and future TTPs.
3.A. Dates and Location: The 2017 USMC Space Cadre is scheduled 9-11 May 2017 at the Pentagon. Room, clearance/visit requests, and parking instructions to be passed via separate correspondence. Travel days are Monday, 8 May 2017, and Friday, 12 May, 2017.
3.A.1. Day One (9 May 2017, 0800-1630): Opening Comments, Director, Strategy and Plans, and Branch Head, Information Operations and Space Integration Branch; Introductions; Current USMC Space Initiatives; Current Joint Space Initiatives; Integration of Space Operations into MAGTF Operations; Space Operating Concept Review; Implementation of Space-based Capabilities at the Tactical Edge.
3.A.2. Day Two (10 May 2017, 0800-1630): Tours of DC-area labs and facilities.
3.A.3. Day Three (11 May 2017, 0800-1630): Outbrief to Director, PL, and Branch Head, PLI; Closing Briefs and Comments.
3.B. Invitations are expressly extended to any current or past 8866 MOS billet holder. Additionally, any Marine holding the 0540 MOS is invited to attend. Current NPS students in the Space Systems Operations curriculum are encouraged to attend depending on class schedules and funding availability. Any other interested partiesshould contact the POC.
3.C. Attire is the Woodland MARPAT uniform.
4.Administration and Logistics.
4.A. Visit Requests. The working group will be held at the TOP SECRET SENSITIVE COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION (TS SCI) level. Visit request information will be passed via SEPCOR.
4.B. Funding: All TAD (M&IE, Lodging, Transportation) and travel costs must be approved and funded by the parent command/organization. There is no fee to attend. HQMC will not provide funding.
4.C. RSVP NLT 28 April 2017 to the MARADMIN POC via email.
4.D. Conference exception: This working group is designated a Title 10 function and is therefore conference exempted. It has been formally vetted and meets exemption 4B on page 12 of DOD Conference Guide v4 dtd 26 June 2016, as an internal agency business matter held on a military installation.
4.E. Mission Critical Travel: Although invitee attendance is highly encouraged, mission criticality for the 2017 USMC Space Cadre Working Group attendance is established by the individual traveler's command.
5. Release authorized by BGen Christopher J. Mahoney, Director, Strategy and Plans Division, Plans, Policies and Operations, Headquarters Marine Corps.//