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ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FY19 FIRST SERGEANT AND MASTER SERGEANT REGIONAL SEMINAR DATES

Date Signed: 9/10/2018
MARADMINS Number: 495/18

R 071915Z SEP 18
MARADMIN 495/18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG MCCDC QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FY19 FIRST SERGEANT AND MASTER SERGEANT REGIONAL SEMINAR DATES//
REF/A/MCO P1553.4B//
REF/B/MARADMIN 391/07//
REF/C/MCBUL 5200//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 1553.4B, PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION. REF B IS MARADMIN 391/07, CHANGES TO ENLISTED PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS. REF C IS THE MARINE CORPS DIGITAL SIGNATURE AND ENCRYPTION POLICY.//
POC/LUTCH/STAFF SERGEANT/CEME MCU/LOC: (703)432-5293/EMAIL: KENNETH.LUTCH@USMC.MIL AND MCU_CEME@USMCU.EDU//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  Situation.  First Sergeant and Master Sergeant Regional Seminars will be hosted by the regional Staff Noncommissioned Officers Academies (SNCOA) located at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico, VA, Camp Lejeune, NC, Camp Pendleton, CA, MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, HI, and MCB Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan.  Attendees will gain a unique perspective on current issues through interaction with key personnel as well as their peers.  Seminars will include briefs on the following areas:  operations, personnel, leadership, training, joint operations, regional trends, and ongoing initiatives within our Corps.
2.  Mission.  SNCOA will sponsor the First Sergeant and Master Sergeant Regional Seminars at the location and dates indicated in paragraph 3.
3.  Execution.
Location          Seminar Dates         Nominees Due    Allocations
MCB Quantico      1 Oct - 5 Oct 18      17 Sep 18       100
Camp Lejeune      18 Mar - 22 Mar 19    4 Mar 19        140
Camp Butler       18 Mar - 22 Mar 19    4 Mar 19        150
MCB Hawaii        8 Jul - 12 Jul 19     24 Jun 19       45
Camp Lejeune      22 Jul - 26 Jul 19    8 Jul 19        140
Camp Pendleton    23 Sep - 27 Sep 19    9 Sep 19        240
3.A.  In accordance with reference (c), request command G-3 or S-3 representatives provide a list of nominees, by digitally signed email, to include full name, grade, last five of Electronic Data Interchange Personnel Identifier, military occupational specialty, phone number, email address, and complete unit address to the respective SNCOA point of contact (POC) listed in paragraph 5, no later than 14 days prior to the convening date of the attendees seminar date.
3.B.  Attendees must be First Sergeants or Master Sergeants or selectees (Active or Reserve) who have not previously attended.
3.C.  All attendees will report to the designated seminar no later than 0730 on the respective seminar convene date.
4.  Administration and Logistics.
4.A.  All quotas received by the SNCOA from major subordinate commands will be assigned on first-come, first serve basis.  Upon receipt of Marines information, the respective SNCOA POC will confirm, via email, the attendees seats.  SNCOA will not normally exceed the total number of allocated seats established or accept additional nominees after the 14-day nomination due date outlined in paragraph 3.
4.B.  Lodging and travel arrangements are the responsibility of the Marine's parent command and will be in accordance with the most current Joint Travel Regulation Publication.
4.C.  Funded, non-reporting orders are the responsibility of the Marine's parent command.  Indicate on orders that government quarters and messing are not available.
4.D.  A conference fee is required to be paid by seminar attendees.  This fee is nonrefundable and is not reimbursable through Defense Travel System.  Separate correspondence will be disseminated by the host SNCOA to all registered attendees prior to the commencement of the seminar regarding conference fees.
4.E.  Uniform Requirements:  The uniform for the seminar is the Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform and appropiate seasonal service uniform.  Additionally, appropiate civilian attire, i.e., coat and tie (males) and dress or suit (females) is required for the professional dinner.  The host academy may disseminate additional uniform requirements prior to the commencement of the respective seminars.
5.  Command and Signal.
5.A.  POCs for the regional SNCOAs are as follows:
5.A.1.  MCB Quantico.  Master Gunnery Sergeant Wade L. Clark, wade.l.clark@usmc.mil, (703) 784-3246.  Staff Sergeant Jordan A. Johnson, jordan.a.johnson@usmc.mil, (703) 784-5793.
5.A.2.  Camp Pendleton.  Master Gunnery Sergeant Eduardo Espinal, eduardo.espinal@usmc.mil, (760) 725-4590.  Staff Sergeant Vivian L. Hayden, vivian.hayden@usmc.mil, (760) 763-0217.
5.A.3.  Camp Lejeune.  Master Gunnery Sergeant Jared A. Bean, jared.a.bean@usmc.mil, (910) 450-1945.  Staff Sergeant Eliny M. Ramey-Rodriguez, eliny.rodiguez@usmc.mil, (910) 450-1942.
5.A.4.  MCB Butler.  Master Gunnery Sergeant Jose C. Rios, jose.c.rios@usmc.mil, DSN (315) 623-4970. Sergeant Jordan T. Hiltner, jordan.hiltner@usmc.mil, DSN (315) 623-4799.
5.A.5.  MCB Hawaii.  First Sergeant Leon S. Parker, leon.parker@usmc.mil, (808) 257-2600.  Gunnery Sergeant Stephen P. Patterson, stephen.patterson@usmc.mil, (808) 257-2560.
5.B.  Request individual commands forward G-3 or S-3 POC information to the SNCOA POC as soon as identified.  Specific seminar andregional SNCOA information can be obtained at the following website:  https:(slant)(slant)vcepub.tecom.usmc.mil/sites/edcom/epme/default.aspx.
6.  Released authorized by Lieutenant General D. H. Berger, Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command.//