R 081413Z NOV 19
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG TECOM QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/MARINE CORPS MARTIAL ARTS PROGRAM ADVISORY 1-20//
REF/A/MCO 1500.59A/23 SEP 2019//
NARR/REF A IS MARINE CORPS ORDER 1500.59A THE MARINE CORPS MARTIAL ARTS PROGRAM//POC/ADAM S. UNKLE/MAJ/UNIT: TECOM FORCE FITNESS DIVISION/EMAIL: ADAM.S.UNKLE@USMC.MIL//COMM: (703)-784-2231//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Situation. This MARADMIN provides clarification to the reference and to the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP).
2. Due to reference A's requirement that Martial Arts Instructor (MAI)/ Martial Arts Instructor Trainer (MAIT) must complete the initial certification course in its entirety in order to re-obtain MAI/MAIT certification and military occupational specialty, a grace period will be given in order to afford those individuals the opportunity to recertify.
2.A. All MAI/MAITs that have an expired certification may re-certify during this grace period without having to complete the initial certification course in its entirety.
2.B. This grace period is current until 30 September 2020.
3. All levels of MAIT can recertify any MAI.
3.A. MAITs can recertify other MAITs as long as the MAIT conducting the recertification is one degree higher than the Marine that is being recertified. All recertifications of this nature require written coordination/approval from the Martial Arts Center of Excellence (MACE).
3.B. Former MACE staff, with written approval of the Director of the MACE, may also recertify to any belt level.
3.C. Any 2nd degree MAIT or higher may conduct advancements with prior written approval from the Director of the MACE.
4. The requirements for conducting a MAI course can be found at https:(slash)(slash)www.fitness.marines.mil under the Martial Arts Instructor tab. These specified requirements must be submitted to the MACE for approval.
5. If you have questions about this MARADMIN please contact the Force Fitness Division at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force.
7. Release authorized by Major General William F. Mullen III, Commanding General, Training and Education Command.//