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2018 USMC SPACE OPERATIONS WORKING GROUP

Date Signed: 2/21/2018
MARADMINS Number: 116/18

R 212130Z FEB 18
MARADMIN 116/18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC PPO WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/2018 USMC SPACE OPERATIONS WORKING GROUP//
REF/A/DOC/DOD DIRECTIVE NUMBER 3100.16 W CH1 08 MAY 2017//
AMPN/REF A DOD MANAGEMENT OF SPACE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT//
POC1/E.M.TEICHERT/MAJOR/PPO PLI/-/TEL: (703)692-4321 DSN 222/EMAIL: ERIKA.TEICHERT@USMC.MIL//
POC2/A.L. CARCICH/MAJOR/PPO PLI/-/TEL: (703)692-4322 DSN 222/EMAIL: ANDREW.CARCICH@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  Purpose.  This message announces the HQMC hosted 2018 USMC Space Operations Working Group, scheduled 8-11 May 2018 in the National Capital Region.  The endstate of this working group is to ensure the Marine Corps is prepared to fight a war in and through a contested and degraded space environment.
2.  Background.  All Marines holding MOS 8866 and 0540 are explicitly invited to attend.  In addition, the working group is open to all interested and properly cleared Marines and civilian Marines.  Participants will be required to speak on behalf of their organization regarding service policy for operations in this domain.
3.  Execution.  The working group will consist of a series of leveling briefs and discussions of current and future tactics, techniques, and procedures.  Discussions will include interaction of the MEFs and MARFORs with the Joint Force, integration of space operations into operational maneuver, the employment of long range precision fires to operationalize Marine Corps operating concepts, and integration of space operations into MEF Information Group employment.  The deliverables from this working group are to determine a way ahead to identify gaps regarding space operations in Marine Corps support to regional OPLANs, to determine optimal structure requirements to support current and future operations, and to provide refined updates to the Marine Corps Order on Space Operations (revision in draft).  These deliverables will be briefed to Director, Strategy and Plans, on Day Three of the working group.
3.A.  Dates and Location:  The 2018 USMC Space Operations Working Group is scheduled 8-11 May 2018 in the National Capital Region.  Travel days are Monday, 7 May 2018, and either Friday, 11 May 2018 or Saturday, 12 May 2018, depending on working group schedule.
3.A.1.  Day One (8 May 2018, 0730-1630):  Opening Comments from Deputy Commandant, Plans, Policies and Operations; OPLAN and Force Management Briefs; TECOM Brief regarding future MOS initiatives.
3.A.2.  Day Two (9 May 2018, 0730-1700):  SPAWAR Brief; Special Technical Operations Discussion; Integrated Fires Discussion.
3.A.3.  Day Three (10 May 2018, 0730-1700):  In Progress Review for the Marine Corps Reliance on Space-Based Capabilities Study; Support to the MARFORs, MEFs, and MIGs; USMC Space Operations Structure Discussion; Deliverables Brief.
3.A.4.  Day Four (11 May 2018, 0730-1600):  Optional day.  From 0800-1200, the Marine Corps STO Chief will be hosting a working group to discuss STO support to the MARFORs, MEFs, and MIGs.  If not participating in that working group, there will be an optional tour from 0800-1500 at a local laboratory or other site yet to be determined.
3.B.  The working group is open to all interested Marines or civilian Marines on a seat-limited basis.  This event is not open to contractors.  Invitations are extended to any current or past 8866 or 0540 MOS billet holder.  Current NPS students in the Space Systems Operations curriculum are encouraged to attend depending on class schedules and funding availability.  Contact POC for seat availability.
3.C.  Attire is woodland MARPAT with sleeves up.  If participating in STO working group on Friday, attire is Service C. If participating in tour, attire is business casual.
4.  Administration and Logistics.
4.A.  Visit Requests.  Days 1 and 3 will be held at the SECRET level.  Days 2 and 4 will be held at the TOP SECRET SENSITIVE COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION (TS SCI) level.  Visit and clearance request information will be passed via SEPCOR.
4.B.  Funding:  All TAD (Meals and Incidentals, 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 2 April 2018 to POC1 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 2018 USMC Space Operations Working Group attendance is established by the individual traveler command.
5.  This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
6.  Release authorized by LtGen B. D. Beaudreault, Deputy Commandant, Plans, Policies and Operations, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps.//