R 011821Z AUG 19
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG TECOM QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FY20 FIRST SERGEANT AND MASTER SERGEANT REGIONAL SEMINAR DATES//
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. REF D IS THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS//
POC/LUTCH/STAFF SERGEANT/CEME MCU/LOC: (703)432-5293/EMAIL: KENNETH.LUTCH@USMC.MIL OR MCU_CEME@USMCU.EDU//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Situation. The First Sergeant and Master Sergeant Regional Seminars will be hosted by the regional Staff Noncommissioned Officer 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. SNCOAs will sponsor the First Sergeant and Master Sergeant Regional Seminars at the locations and dates indicated in paragraph 3.
Location Seminar Dates Nominees Due Allocations
MCB Quantico 7 Oct - 11 Oct 19 20 Sep 19 100
Camp Lejeune 2 Dec - 6 Dec 19 15 Nov 19 150
Camp Butler 20 Apr - 24 Apr 20 3 Apr 20 150
MCB Hawaii 11 May - 15 May 20 24 Apr 20 50
Camp Lejeune 15 Jun - 19 Jun 20 29 May 20 150
Camp Pendleton 14 Sep - 18 Sep 20 28 Aug 20 240
3.a. Seminar Registration
3.a.1. The Marine Corps Training Information Management System (MCTIMS) is not utilized for the registration of the First Sergeant and Master Sergeant Regional Seminar. The seminar does not meet the requirements established by Training and Education Command to be listed as a course within MCTIMS.
3.a.2. In accordance with reference (c), request command G-3 or S-3 representatives provide a list of nominees, by digitally signed and encrypted 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 respective 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 convening date.
4. Administration and Logistics
4.a. All quotas received by the SNCOA from major subordinate commands will be assigned on first-come, first-served basis. Upon receipt of Marines information, the respective SNCOA POC will confirm, via email, the attendees seat. 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, travel arrangements, and rental vehicles are the responsibility of the Marines parent command and will be in accordance with the most current Joint Travel Regulations (reference d).
4.c. Funded, non-reporting orders are the responsibility of the Marines 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. The uniform for the seminar is the Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform and appropriate seasonal service uniform. Additionally, appropriate 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. Sergeant Major Christopher L. Griffith, email@example.com, (703) 784-3138. Master Gunnery Sergeant Wade L. Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org, (703) 784-3246. Staff Sergeant Jordan A. Johnson, email@example.com, (703) 784-5793.
5.a.2. Camp Pendleton. Sergeant Major Jason E. Haney, firstname.lastname@example.org, (760) 725-4077. Master Gunnery Sergeant Eduardo Espinal, email@example.com, (760) 725-4590. Staff Sergeant Vivian L. Hayden, firstname.lastname@example.org, (760) 763-0217.
5.a.3. Camp Lejeune. SNCOA.LEJEUNE@usmc.mil, (910) 450-1942/1945.
5.a.4. Camp Butler. Master Gunnery Sergeant Jose C. Rios, email@example.com, DSN (315) 623-4970. Staff Sergeant George M. Crans, firstname.lastname@example.org, DSN (315) 623-4799.
5.a.5. MCB Hawaii. First Sergeant Leon S. Parker, email@example.com, (808) 257-2600. Gunnery Sergeant Stephen P. Patterson, firstname.lastname@example.org, (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 and regional SNCOA information can be obtained at the following website: https:(slash)(slash)usmcu.edu/ceme.
6. Released authorized by Major General William F. Mullen III, Commanding General, Training and Education Command.//