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FY20 MANPOWER MANAGEMENT ENLISTED ASSIGNMENTS COMMAND VISIT SCHEDULE

Date Signed: 6/5/2019
MARADMINS Number: 328/19

R 051836Z JUN 19
MARADMIN 328/19
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FY20 MANPOWER MANAGEMENT ENLISTED ASSIGNMENTS COMMAND VISIT SCHEDULE//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/CMC MMEA/YMD: 20100908//
REF/B/MSGID: MSG/CMC MM/310835ZDEC13//
REF/C/MSGID: DOC/CMC MPO/YMD:  20140918//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 1040.31, ENLISTED RETENTION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT. REF B IS MARADMIN 701/13, MANPOWER MANAGEMENT DIVISION (MM) IMPLEMENTATION OF DEFENSE CONNECT ONLINE (DCO) FOR REMOTE PMOS MONITOR AND CAREER COUNSELORS INTERFACE. REF C IS MCO 1300.8, MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY//
POC/A. A. CRUZ/MGYSGT/MMEA-1/-/TEL: (703) 432-9125 EMAIL: ARBENZ.CRUZ@USMC.MIL//
POC/D. M. DOOLEY/GYSGT/MMEA-1/-/TEL: (703) 432-9019 EMAIL: DAVID.M.DOOLEY@USMC.MIL//
POC/D. P. COHEN/GYSGT/MMEA-1/-/TEL: (703) 432-9153 EMAIL: DEREK.COHEN@USMC.MIL//
POC/N. D. KNOLL/SSGT/MMEA-1/-/TEL: (703) 784-9334 EMAIL: NICHOLAS.KNOLL@USMC.MIL//
POC/M. J. SIMPSON/MAJ/MMEA-2/-/TEL: (703) 784-9251 EMAIL: MICHAEL.SIMPSON@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  Situation.  The annual Manpower Management Enlisted Assignments (MMEA) Branch visit to the Marine Corps major installations will be conducted from July 2019 through August 2019.
2.  Mission.  MMEA will visit designated locations to conduct manpower briefs and interviews in order to update individual Marines and their leadership on manpower management issues, policy changes, Special Duty Assignments (SDA), and assist Marines in making well-informed career decisions.
3.  Execution
3.a.  Intent.  Provide commands and individual Marines with information pertaining to enlisted assignments, distribution, and retention.
3.b.  Concept of operations.  MMEA leadership, Primary Military Occupational Specialty (PMOS) Monitors, and SDA monitors will travel to Marine Corps bases and installations on the East Coast, National Capital Region, West Coast, and Overseas in order to facilitate interaction between MMEA, unit leaders, and individual Marines.  MMEA will provide briefs to commands, educate commanders and their senior enlisted leaders on the latest enlisted assignment policies, procedures, retention guidelines, and SDA.  Marines will have an opportunity to discuss future assignments with their PMOS Monitor.
3.c.  Coordinating Instructions
3.c.1.  Location and dates of MMEA Command Visits
(read in two columns):
        Location:                                        Date(s):
        Norfolk, VA                                      Jul 17
        MCRD Parris Island, MCAS Beaufort                Jul 22-23
        MCB Camp Lejuene, MCAS Cherry Point, New River   Jul 25-30
        MCB Quantico, Tenant Commands                    Aug 6
        Pentagon, Henderson Hall, 8th and I              Aug 8
        MCB Okinawa                                      Aug 13-16
        MCAS Iwakuni                                     Aug 16
        MCB/MCAS Hawaii                                  Aug 19-20
        MCAGCC Twenty-Nine Palms, MCAS Yuma              Aug 22-23
        MCRD San Diego                                   Aug 26
        MCB Camp Pendleton, MCAS Miramar                 Aug 27-29

3.d.  Command Visit Briefs:
3.d.1.  Commanders Enlisted Manpower Overview Brief.
3.d.1.a.  Target audience:  regiment-group, and battalion-squadron commanders/sergeants major, staff noncommissioned officers
3.d.1.b.  Brief timeframe:  60 min
3.d.1.c.  Subject:  Retention and Manpower Management Programs/Policies/Issues
3.d.2.  First Term Alignment Plan (FTAP) Brief
3.d.2.a.  Target audience:  FY20 first term Marines
3.d.2.b.  Brief timeframe:  45 min
3.d.2.c.  Subject:  Current Retention Opportunities
3.d.3.  Special Duty Assignment Brief
3.d.3.a.  Target audience: Marines interested in assignment to FY21 SDA classes and Marines assigned to FY20 SDA classes.
3.d.3.b.  Brief timeframe:  90 minutes
3.d.3.c. Subject:  Special Duty Assignment process and benefits
3.d.4.  Career Counselor Brief
3.d.4.a.  Target audience:  Sergeants and above
3.d.4.b.  Brief timeframe:  90 min
3.d.4.c.  Subject:  Promotions and career advancement
3.e.  MMEA Interviews:
3.e.1.  26 enlisted PMOS and SDA Monitors are available for personal interviews.  The focus for interviews is FY20 FTAP Marines and Marines interested in volunteering for SDA.  One-on-one discussions between Monitors and Marines ensure clear communication regarding the needs of the Marine Corps while addressing the desires of the individual Marine.  Enlisted Monitors that are not present are available for interviews via Defense Collaboration Services (DCS) conference calls.
3.e.2.  Marines must attend their respective manpower briefs in order to set the conditions for successful interviews.
3.e.3.  Qualified FTAP Tier 1 and 2 Marines will be given on-the-spot reenlistments on a case-by-case basis.
3.e.4.  Marines desiring an interview with their PMOS Monitor or an SDA Monitor should contact the site coordinator.
3.f.  Enlisted Retention (MMEA-1).  Retaining the highest quality Marines is a function of command leadership.  Face-to-face interaction with local commanders and senior enlisted leaders will enable the effective and efficient processing of local retention decisions.  MMEA-1 will assist local unit career planners with the administration of submitted retention requests.
3.g.  Enlisted Career Counselor Interviews (MMRP-50).  Marines desiring career counseling must print and bring a current copy of their Master Brief Sheet (MBS) in order to receive the best counseling possible.
4.  Administration and Logistics
4.a.  Administration.  Commands listed in paragraph 3.c. should review the dates, assign a site coordinator, and advise HQMC/MMEA of scheduling conflicts.  MMEA will coordinate site visits via base or station career planners at locations where the full MMEA Command Visit Team will attend.
4.b.  Logistics
4.b.1.  Facilities.  The base or station site coordinator/career planner must ensure proper facilities are reserved for all in-calls, briefs, interviews, and counseling sessions.  All locations supporting the interview and counselings must have available switches to support a minimum of 40 active Marine Corps Enterprise Network-NIPR (MCEN-N) laptops, which have been tested prior to the arrival of the MMEA command visit team.  The site coordinator will also ensure that audio-visual support, projection capability, and computer (internet) access are available for all briefs, interviews, and counseling sessions.  The site coordinator must provide a minimum of three MCEN-N laptops to facilitate DCS conference calls with MMEA PMOS Monitors not in attendance.
4.b.2.  The MMEA Command Visit team will require one quality networked printer and one DSN-capable phone.
4.b.3.  Request Marine Corps Base Japan G-6 provide a minimum of 8 cellular phones during the WESTPAC (Okinawa/Iwakuni-Japan) command visit.
5.  Command and Signal
5.a.  Maximum participation and support from all levels of command is essential.  Detailed roadshow support instructions will be delineated via a letter of instruction for each geographic area.
5.b.  Base or station career planners are requested to provide Installation G-6 Point of Contact (POC) network port numbers to MMIB-1 NLT 30 days prior to arrival in order to facilitate IT support.
5.c.  Installation G-6s are requested to provide a team of three to five 0671 data system Marines to support command visit set-up.
5.d.  POC for C4 specific issues is Cpl Lawson, Brandon B. (703) 784-9331/Email: brandon.lawson@usmc.mil.
6.  Release authorized by MajGen Craig C. Crenshaw, Director, Manpower Management Division.//