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Date Signed: 4/13/2018
MARADMINS Number: 214/18

R 122300Z APR 18
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  The Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (SMMC) will host the 2018 Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Symposium (SMMCS-18) from 23 July to 27 July at the National Conference Center (NCC), Leesburg, VA.  Travel days are 22 July and 28 July 2018, as applicable, with a no-host ice breaker on the evening of 23 July 2018.
2.  The following Sergeants Major and their spouses are invited to attend.
  Principal                                     Billet
  SgtMaj Anthony A. Spadaro                     USPACOM
  SgtMaj Paul G. McKenna                        NORAD/NORTHCOM
  SgtMaj Bryan K. Zickefoose                    SOUTHCOM
  SgtMaj Vincent C. Santiago                    DSCA
  SgtMaj Aaron G. McDonald                      JTF NORTH
  SgtMaj Robert K. Williamson                   MARFORPAC
  SgtMaj Clifford W. Wiggins                    MARFORCOM
  SgtMaj Scott D. Grade                         MARFORRES
  SgtMaj Troy E. Black                          M&RA
  SgtMaj Thomas G. Eggerling                    MCCDC
  SgtMaj James K. Porterfield                   I MEF
  SgtMaj Richard D. Thresher                    II MEF
  SgtMaj Mario A. Marquez                       III MEF
  SgtMaj William T. Thurber                     MARCENT
  SgtMaj Michael P. Woods                       MARFOREUR/AFR
  SgtMaj Michael R. Saucedo                     MARFORK
  SgtMaj Eric D. Cook                           MARFORSOUTH
  SgtMaj Daniel L. Krause                       MARFORCYBER
  SgtMaj Terrence C. Whitcomb                   1ST MARDIV
  SgtMaj Alex M. Dobson                         2ND MARDIV
  SgtMaj Dennis M. Bradley                      3RD MARDIV
  SgtMaj Michael A. Miller                      4TH MARDIV
  SgtMaj Michael J. Pritchard                   1ST MAW
  SgtMaj Howard L. Kreamer                      2ND MAW
  SgtMaj Peter A. Siaw                          3RD MAW
  SgtMaj Thomas M. Burkhardt                    4TH MAW
  SgtMaj Lonnie N. Travis                       1ST MLG
  SgtMaj Steven L. Lunsford                     2ND MLG
  SgtMaj James N. Calbough                      3RD MLG
  SgtMaj Lanette N. Wright                      4TH MLG
  SgtMaj Vira Lanpolsaen                        MCRC
  SgtMaj Devon A. Lee                           MCRD/WRR
  SgtMaj Rafael Rodriguez                       MCRD/ERR
  SgtMaj William J. Grigsby                     TECOM
  SgtMaj David A. Wilson                        TCOM
  SgtMaj Douglas F. Cutsail III                 MCU/EDCOM
  SgtMaj Michael J. Hendges                     MAGTFTC/MCAGCC
  SgtMaj Douglas B. Schaefer                    MARSOC
  SgtMaj Michael J. Rowan                       MCLC
  SgtMaj Darby J. Noonan                        FHG
  SgtMaj Charles R. Williams                    MCICOM
  SgtMaj Vincent F. Young                       MCI-PAC
  SgtMaj Charles A. Metzger                     MCI-EAST
  SgtMaj Julio E. Meza                          MCI-WEST
  SgtMaj Gregory D. Harting                     MM
  SgtMaj Shawn M. Isaacson                      MF
  SgtMaj David T. Orsi                          RA
  SgtMaj Robert W. Pullen                       IGMC
  SgtMaj Robin C. Fortner                       MARCORSYSCOM
  SgtMaj Misitupa Tueichi                       5TH MEB
3.  The following Master Gunnery Sergeants and their spouses are invited to attend.
  Principal                                     Billet
  MGySgt Scott H. Stalker                       USCYBERCOM
  MGySgt Blaine Jones                           J3 CENTCOM
  MGySgt Terrance L. Meekins                    USSTRATCOM
  MGySgt Adrian D. Virges                       PP&O
  MGySgt John C. McGilvrey                      ASL
  MGySgt Lance C. Baughman                      I&L
  MGySgt Aaron L. Hoffman                       INTEL
  MGySgt Joseph A. Guilianelli                  JAD
  MGySgt Nicholas E. Oren                       C4
  MGySgt Michael E. Schellenbach                OUSMCC
  MGySgt Jose M. Giron                          MCWL
  MGySgt Rongalett D. Green                     WHMO
  MGySgt James I. Davies                        POSOD
  MGySgt Jose L. Lopez                          MR
4.  The following Command Master Chiefs and their spouses are invited to attend.
  Principal                                     Billet
  CMDCM Frank Dominguez                         MARFORPAC
  CMDCM Frank E. Johnson                        MARFORCOM
  CMDCM Ryan N. Strack                          MARFORRES
  CMDCM Michael J. Roberts                      I MEF
  CMDCM Russell W. Folley                       II MEF
  CMDCM Christopher W. Moore                    III MEF
5.  The SMMC office exercises overall staff cognizance for SMMCS-18, to include social event coordination, and is the information releasing authority for SMMCS-18.  The Director, Special Projects Directorate (SPD), provides direct support to the SMMC office and is responsible for logistical, administrative, and operations support center for SMMCS-18.  Points of contact (POC) for the SMMC office and SPD are contained in paragraph 15.
6.  Detailed programs are being developed and will be promulgated separately.
7.  Tasks
    a.  Invited SgtsMaj, MGySgts, and CMDCMs are required to submit a visitors request via the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) with the security management office code 540080084(semicolon) the POC for this request is Mr. Randy Kowski at randy.kowski(at)usmc.mil.  Secret clearance is required to attend classified briefs.
    b.  Administrative, logistics, and other information to facilitate online registration, lodging, transportation, and any special needs requests will be sent via email. 
8.  Orders.  Individual commands will issue orders for their attendees.  All orders should be non-reporting.  Government quarters and messing are not available.  Rental vehicle is not authorized.
9.  Locations.  SMMCS-18 will be held at the National Conference Center, 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg, VA.  More information about lodging and registration, including a one-stop registration website which reduces the time and effort necessary to register, will be provided through an administrative/logistics message via email.
10.  Transportation.  Government transportation will be provided for all official functions.  Recommend arrival at Washington-Dulles International Airport (closest to the symposium site), a shuttle will be provided from/to this airport at no cost.
11.  Financial.  A non-reimbursable fee will be collected from all attendees participating in the SMMCS-18.  This fee covers the costs associated with catered meals, refreshments and social events on the official schedule.  This cost is not reimbursable on travel claims and the cost of the meals is covered for attendees on travel orders through per diem.  The preferred method of payment is through the online registration process.  Alternate method of payment: mail fees to the address provided below or hand deliver to Pentagon Room 2C252A no later than 13 July 2018.  Checks payable to “Special Events Fund” should be mailed to: Special Projects Directorate, HQMC, P.O. Box 25272, Arlington, VA, 22202-9272.  Due to the requirement for SPD to pre-arrange catering, RSVP(apostrophe)ing for this event obligates the attendee to the amount due (no adjustments will be made after 13 July 2018).
12.  Uniforms.  The required uniforms and civilian clothing are Dress Blue/White “B” (ribbons, badges, and white gloves), business suit, business casual, and civilian casual.  The SMMC will host an Evening Parade on Friday, 27 July 2018.
13.  Weather.  The average temperatures for the Washington, D.C. area in August are 87 degrees (high) and 65 (low), with humidity around 70 percent.  The area averages approximately 3.9 inches of rain in August.
14.  SMMCS-18 Operations Center
    a.  The Operations Center will be set up to provide appropriate administrative and logistical support to all attendees.  Personnel and resources are assigned to the Operations Center according to known requirements based on the official agendas.
    b.  The Operations Center will be located in the National Conference Center and will be operational Sunday thru Friday from 0700-1830.
    c.  Projected capabilities are:
        (1) Limited unclassified phone.
        (2) Unclassified fax.
        (3) NIPRNET e-mail.
        (4) Limited color/black and white copying.
        (5) The Operations center will provide and maintain NIPRNET workstations for SMMCS-18 attendees.
        (6) Briefings support: the Operations Center will be prepared to support all known briefers(apostrophe) requirements.  The normal organic audio-visual and information technology capabilities are available, which includes screens, projectors, video players, and laptops capable of using CDs.  If any briefer requires additional support, please contact Mr. Randy Kowski.
    d.  Operations Center limitations.  The Operations Center will not have on-site capability for classified fax, SIPRNET email, and STU/STE phone.  The Operations Center is unable to provide any classified material support to include handling and storage.
15.  Points of contact
    a.  SMMC office.  Contact numbers: commercial (703) 614-8762, DSN 224-8762, fax commercial (703) 614-9359, DSN 224-9359.
    b.  SPD
        (1) Contact number: commercial (703) 614-1515, DSN 224-1515.
        (2) Principal Project Officer: Major Mark Toone, e-mail: mark.toone(at)usmc.mil.
        (3) Spouse Program Coordinator: Ms. Nancy Torres, email: nancy.c.torres(at)usmc.mil.
        (4) Operations Center: Mr. Randy Kowski, email: randy.kowski(at)usmc.mil
16.  Release authorized by Major General F. M. Padilla, Staff Director, Headquarters Marine Corps.//