MARADMINS : 293/18
R 251350Z MAY 18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG MCCDC QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/ESTABLISHMENT OF INTERIM SERVICE LEVEL UNDERWATER EGRESS TRAINING REQUIREMENTS//
REF/A/USCENTCOM MSG 142002Z MARCH 2016//
REF/B/MROC DECISION MEMORANDUM 42-2011 DTD AUGUST 2011//
REF/C/DC, CDI DOC DTD 2007//
REF/E/ASSAULT AMPHIBIAN SCHOOL ORDER P3000.11//
REF/F/ASSISTANT SECDEF MEMO DTD 1 APRIL 2008//
REF/G/U.S. NAVY DIVING MANUAL//
NARR/REFERENCE (REF) A IS THE U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND MESSAGE (MSG) ON VEHICLE EGRESS TRAINING REQUIREMENTS. REF B IS THE MARINE CORPS REQUIREMENTS OVERSIGHT COUNCIL DECISION MEMORANDUM ON URGENT UNIVERSAL NEEDS STATEMENT FOR MINE-RESISTANT AMBUSH PROTECTED (MRAP)/MRAP ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES ROLLOVER TRAINER. REF C IS DEPUTY COMMANDANT COMBAT DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION URGENT STATEMENT OF NEED FOR HIGH-MOBILITY MULTIPURPOSE WHEELED VEHICLE (HMMWV) EGRESS ASSISTANCE TRAINERS AND OTHER TACTICAL WHEELED VEHICLE EGRESS TRAINERS. REF D IS THE NAVAL AIR TRAINING AND OPERATING PROCEDURES STANDARDIZATION (NATOPS). REF E IS THE STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOP) FOR ASSAULT AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE (AAV) OPERATIONS. REF F IS THE UPDATE TO CLINICAL POLICY FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SMALLPOX VACCINATION PROGRAM. REF G IS THE UNITED STATES NAVY DIVING MANUAL. REF H IS THE MANUAL OF NAVAL PREVENTIVE MEDICINE. REF I IS THE WATER SURVIVAL TRAINING PROGRAM.//
POC/MR. VICTOR SZALANKIEWICZ/MTSB FET REQUIREMENTS SPONSOR LEAD/VICTOR.M.SZALANKIEWICZ@USMC.MIL/TEL: 703-432-2165//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. Based on the risks associated with a demanding operational tempo, the requirement for the service-level policy for Underwater Egress Training (UET) has become evident. Per refs A through C, this MARADMIN publishes interim UET guidance until formal policy can be developed.
2.A. UET presents significant risk to participants, so prior preparation by training units is required.
2.B. TECOM has updated the Range Facility Management Support System (RFMSS) to include all UET training prerequisites.
3. Action. The following are interim Marine Corps service-level UET requirements:
3.A. Personnel undergoing military occupational specialty (MOS) Training associated with rotary wing/tilt-rotor aircraft operations over water and/and AAV waterborne operations must complete UET training prior to receiving their MOS. Aircrew shall adhere to NATOPS UET requirements per ref D. AAV crewmen should adhere to SOP for AAV operations per ref E.
3.B. Other personnel may complete UET dependent on priority and availability of facility. Unit training priorities are the responsibility of the Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Commander.
3.C. Units required to conduct UET to qualify personnel prior To deployment shall schedule training events and meet training prerequisites, reporting, and unit support requirements identified below.
3.D. All units shall use RFMSS as the sole source for scheduling Training. Detailed UET RFMSS scheduling procedures and unit requirements are contained on each installation's RFMSS site. Units should contact the local training facility to review pre-training requirements outlined in RFMSS.
3.E. Per refs F through H, units are required to conduct appropriate medical screening for each trainee and provide the current medical screening form with medical personnel signatures to the trainers at the UET training facility prior to receiving training. Detailed instructions on the required medical forms are on the RFMSS site.
3.F. Units shall provide a corpsman during all phases of UET per ref I. Units shall designate a staff noncommissioned officer/officer to coordinate with on-site contractor training Staff and supervise unit personnel during all phases of UET.
3.G. Units shall report training completion via the Marine Corps training information management system.
4. Exceptions. In the event personnel are unable to complete UET prior to participating in rotary wing/tilt-rotor aircraft operations over water and/or AAV waterborne operations, commanders shall adhere to the guidance listed below. These exceptions shall not be used to circumvent interim UET service-level training requirements.
4.A. Personnel unable to complete UET prior to participating in rotary wing/tilt-rotor aircraft flight operations over water shall be briefed on the use of the supplemental emergency breathing device and procedures for underwater egress. Aircraft commanders are responsible for ensuring all untrained personnel are fully briefed prior to flight.
4.B. Personnel that are unable to complete UET prior to conducting AAV waterborne operations shall be briefed on the procedures for underwater egress. AAV commanders are responsible for ensuring all untrained personnel are fully briefed prior to splash.
5. Sustainment training interval. Currency for aircrew and AAV personnel is four years from date of training completion, as outlined in refs D and E. Other personnel who complete UET are also current for four years.
6. Site specific UET details will be coordinated by the local installations and their tenant MEF.
7. TECOM will host a UET operational planning team with Marine Corps Forces Command, MEF, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Army representatives to review UET requirements and develop service-level policy. The UET meeting will be held at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, the week of 11 June 2018. Details provided in separate correspondence.
8. Release authorized by Lieutenant General Robert S. Walsh, Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command.//