MARADMINS : 188/17
R 172048Z APR 17
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG MCCDC QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/MODIFICATIONS TO MCBUL 1500 ANNUAL TRAINING REQUIREMENTS//
REF/A/DOC/MCBUL 1500/SEP 2016//
REF/C/MCO/MCO 3302.1E/MAR 2009//
REF/D/MCO/MCO 3070.2A/JUL 2009//
REF/F/DOC/MCO P5354.1D/APR 2003//
REF/G/MCO/MCO 1752.5B/MAR 2013//
NARR/REF (A) IS THE MCBUL 1500 ANNUAL TRAINING AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS. REF (B) IS THE ANNUAL CYBER AWARENESS TRAINING UPDATES. REF (C) IS THE MARINE CORPS ANTI-TERRORISM (AT) PROGRAM. REF (D) IS THE MARINE CORPS OPERATIONAL SECURITY (OPSEC) PROGRAM. REF (E) IS THE MARADMIN ON ANNUAL OPSEC TRAINING. REF (F) IS THE MARINE CORPS EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANUAL. REF (G) IS THE SEXUAL
ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE PROGRAM (SAPR). REF (H) IS THE MARADMIN ON SAPR TRAINING. REF (I) IS THE RISK MANAGEMENT MCO. REF (J) IS THE SOCIAL MEDIA MISCONDUCT LEADER'S HANDBOOK AND DISCUSSION GUIDE.//
POC/L.M. PAPPA/GS14/TECOM (C466)/QUANTICO/TEL: 703-784-3035/EMAIL:LEON.PAPPA@USMC.MIL//
POC/E.N. DOYLE/GS-15/OPERATIONS/MCCDC/QUANTICO/TEL: 703-784-6730/EMAIL: ERIK.DOYLE@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. The Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) tasked Commanding General (CG), Marine Corps Combat Development Command(MCCDC) and CG, Training and Education Command (TECOM)to reduce annual training requirements and establish Leader-led discussions as the preferred training method for ref (a) requirements.
2. Effective 1 May 2017, Commanders will conduct annual training using discussions led by small unit leaders to the greatest extent possible.
3. Reduction in Annual Training. Since 2015, annual training requirements have been reduced by approximately 12.0 hours through a variety of means that included changing the Risk Management class and the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear training from annual to biennial requirements. Additionally, an estimated 7.0 hours were eliminated by consolidating stand-alone classes for Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Combat Operational Stress Control, Substance Abuse, Family Advocacy, and Suicide Prevention into the Unit Marine Awareness and Prevention Integrated Training (UMAPIT). Today’s transition to leader-led discussions will reduce training approximately 5.0 hours. We are able to make these reductions as it takes less time to refresh Marines on topics
that were covered in detail during entry level training.
4. Leader-Led Discussions. It is CMC’s intent that small unit leaders use discussions to meet specific annual training requirements vice computer-based training. Commanders will include leader-led discussion training in their command training guidance, training plans, and training records. The leader-led discussion approach optimizes the transfer of learning, provides the
opportunity for immediate feedback and remediation, and can occur at almost any time or place. Additionally, small unit leaders will gain experience and maturity as they lead training discussions. In order for the training to be effective, commanders have a responsibility to facilitate, supervise, and participate.
4.a. Leader-led discussions will be used to conduct the following topics (Calendar Year (CY) or Fiscal Year (FY)):
- Hazing (CY)
- Tobacco Cessation (CY)
- Unit Marine Awareness and Prevention Integrated Training (CY)
- Marine Corps Records Management (CY)
- Combating Trafficking in Persons (FY)
- Violence Prevention (CY)
- Social Media Conduct (FY)
4.b. Leader-led discussions will not to be used for the following topics:
- Annual Cyber Awareness/PII Training will be completed on MarineNet only per reference (b).
- Level I AT Awareness Training will be conducted as unit training by a certified Level II instructor or on MarineNet per reference (c).
- Marine Corps Operations Security (OPSEC) training will be conducted as unit training by the command/organizational OPSEC Coordinator or on MarineNet per references (d) and (e). - Marine Corps Equal Opportunity (EO)/Sexual Harassment training will be conducted as unit training by a trained EO Program Coordinator per reference (f).
- Sexual Assault Prevention and Response training will be conducted for all Marines by a unit Victim Advocate (UVA) or Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) per references (g) and (h).
- Risk Management training will be conducted as unit training by a trained Risk Management Instructor per reference (i).
5. Training Support Packages for Leader-led Discussions. CG TECOM has developed standardized training support packages (TSP) for leader-led discussions and will be accessible on a CAC-enabled TECOM website at: https:(slash)(slash)www.vcepub.tecom.usmc.mil(slash)sites (slash)directorates(slash)mtesd(slash)LeaderLedAnnualTraining. The web site also includes the twenty-four (24) Values Based Leadership (VBL) Training Toolkit discussion guides that can be used for specific leader-led discussions. The list below shows the seven (7) annual training subjects and corresponding Leader-led/VBL discussion guides (Read as two columns):
Subject Leader-Led TSP Material
(1) Hazing Prevention (1) Hazing Prevention
(2) Tobacco Cessation (2) Tobacco Cessation
(3) UMAPIT (Substance Abuse, (3) UMAPIT 2.0:
Family Advocacy, Suicide - Slides and Facilitators Guide
Prevention) - UMAPIT 2.0 also available
(4) MC Records Management (4) MC Records Management
(5) Violence Prevention (5) Violence Prevention
(6) Combating Trafficking in (6) Combating Trafficking in Persons
Persons (7) Social Media Conduct (Leaders
(7) Social Media Conduct Handbook and Discusison Guide)
5.a. UMAPIT addresses a multitude of topics related to behavioral health issues. Commanders can elect to conduct UMAPIT as unit training or leader-led discussions. According to the UMAPIT 2.0 Facilitator’s Guide, discussion leaders (facilitators) should be selected for their maturity, be an E-5 and above, possess excellent communication skills, and should (but not required) undergo training by a UMAPIT Master Trainer or Embedded Preventive Health Capability staff member. Operational Stress Control and Readiness (OSCAR) trainers and team members who meet the suggested requirements would serve as ideal facilitators.
5.b. By fourth quarter (4th Qtr.) FY17, the leader-led TSP’s will also be available in the Marine Corps Training Information Management System (MCTIMS). This action will be announced via SEPCOR and posted on the TECOM TSP website. The MCTIMS (Training Support) module will contain TSP’s and support unit training management actions.
6. Exceptions. Leader-led discussion training is not required for Marines serving with the Reserve Component and Marines assigned to Individual Augmentee, Joint, Interagency, or Independent Duty assignments/billets. For these assignments, Marines will complete annual training requirements via Marine Net. Requests for additional exceptions to annual training requirements can be waived by the first General Officer in the chain of command.
7. Way Ahead. During 3rd Qtr. FY17, CG TECOM will begin soliciting input from Marine Corps stakeholders and sponsors of annual training requirements to develop a new Marine Corps Order on annual training requirements. This order will replace the MCBUL 1500 construct.
7.a. Train-the-Trainer (T3). To support this effort, the Programs of Instruction at The Basic School (TBS) and Enlisted Professional Military Education (EPME) will be modified to include coursework on how to lead a small-group discussion and reinforce to our officers and SNCO’s their responsibility to teach/lead annual training to their respective units/organizations and know where to access TECOM TSP’s.
8. Questions regarding this MARADMIN can be addressed to the TECOM POC.
9. The Leader-Led annual training is effective 1 May 2017. Units will utilize leader-led discussion training to satisfy remaining FY17 annual training requirements, unless specific annual training was completed by unit training or on MarineNet prior to 1 May 2017.
10. Release authorized by Lieutenant General, Roberts S. Walsh, Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command.//