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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC PPO PS
SUBJ/INTERIM INSTALLATION ACCESS CONTROL POLICY AND GUIDELINES FOR INTERNATIONAL MILITARY STUDENTS (IMS) AND FOREIGN NATIONALS VISITING OR ASSIGNED TO MARINE CORPS INSTALLATIONS/SITES IN THE UNITED STATES//
REF/A/DoD Manual 1000.13, Volume 1/January 23, 2014//
REF/B/DoD Manual 5200.08 Volume 3/January 2, 2019//
NARR/REF A IS THE DOD MANUAL DOD IDENTIFICATION (ID) CARDS: ID CARD LIFE-CYCLE THAT IMPLEMENTS POLICY, ASSIGNS RESPONSIBILITIES AND PROVIDES PROCEDURES FOR DOD ID CARDS. REF B IS THE DOD MANUAL PHYSICAL SECURITY PROGRAM: ACCESS TO DOD INSTALLATIONS. POC/TONY PIERCE/CIV/PPO-PS/TEL:703-695-7202/ EMAIL:CHARLES.A.PIERCE1 @USMC.MIL//
POC/MICHAEL TOOPS/SSGT/PPO-PS/TEL:703-692-4272/ EMAIL:MICHAEL.TOOPS @USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS. 1. SITUATION. Following the December 6, 2019 Pensacola incident, the Deputy Secretary of Defense (DepSecDef) directed the Military Departments to limit international military students (IMS) to those Department of Defense (DoD) facilities for which IMS require access. In accordance with reference (a), and other policies established by the DoD, Foreign Nationals, including IMS, are to be issued appropriate DoD identification (ID) cards. Foreign nationals meeting Common Access Card (CAC) eligibility requirements will be issued a CAC with a blue stripe. Foreign nationals possessing CACs (blue stripe) are limited to accessing only the installation/site to which they are assigned or otherwise have an official duty. Foreign military dependents will be issued a Uniformed Services ID (USID), DD Form 1173. Foreign military dependents possessing a DD Form 1173 are limited to accessing only the installation/site to which their sponsor is assigned. Reference (b) defines the CAC as simultaneously establishing identity, fitness, and purpose for installation access. Going forward, in use for physical access, CACs held by U.S. military and DoD civilian personnel and direct support U.S. contractor personnel (green stripe) will continue to establish identity, fitness, and purpose per reference (b). CACs with the blue stripe establish identity and fitness only, and persons in possession of blue stripe CACs must establish purpose by means of appropriate documentation, such as official orders or other such official documentation in order to gain physical access to Marine Corps installations. The USID Card, DD Form 1173, issued to accompanying dependents of foreign military, establish identity only. Foreign national’s dependents possessing the USID card, DD Form 1173, card must establish purpose by other means, such as their sponsor’s official documentation with authorized dependent information for physical access authorization. Guidance contained in this MARADMIN will change how CACs with the blue stripe are processed by the Physical Access Control System (PACS) at Marine Corps installation/site entry control points; the Marine Corps PACS is the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS). Currently, a role-based rule grants foreign nationals access to all Marine Corps installations (implicit access) throughout the United States based solely on their CAC and DD Form 1173. Effective February 25, 2020, the Defense Manpower Data Center will make programming changes to DBIDS. This change will remove implicit access to all United States installations and will require foreign national CAC and DD Form 1173 ID cardholders to be granted access to each individual base/installation to which they are authorized access based on their orders or otherwise have official duty (explicit access).
2. MISSION. No later than February 25, 2020, the Marine Corps will explicitly register foreign nationals, to include IMS, Foreign Liaison Officers (FLOs), Personnel Exchange Program (PEP) personnel,and their dependents, to their assigned duty station and facilitate the process for gaining access to additional Marine Corps installations in the United States, as required.
3. EXECUTION. The Marine Corps will minimize disruptions to our foreign national partners while implementing the revised DoD installation access control policy to closely monitor the movement of IMS and foreign nationals accessing DoD installations in the United States.
A. Foreign nationals holding CACs with blue stripe shall be limited to accessing only the installation or facilities to which the foreign national is assigned or otherwise has an official duty.
B. All foreign nationals possessing a DoD ID card must be processed through the visitor control process (VCP) at the visitor center control (VCC) for their first visit to the installation or upon issuance of a new CAC or USID card. Once they successfully establish their purpose by completing the VCP they will be enrolled in the installation/site PACS for subsequent base entry.
C. At all times, installation/site entry control point personnel shall scan foreign national CACs and USID cards when personnel attempt to enter the installation/site, even during periods when other CACs may be visually verified due to throughput, traffic, or other circumstances.
D. In the event that the installation/site PACS is inoperable, or an installation/site is not equipped with a PACS, foreign nationals possessing CACs and/or USIDs must always have in their possession their U.S. Government issued Invitational Travel Order, certification, other official orders, or other such documentation (e.g., similar to being able to provide vehicle registration and insurance documentation upon request) that establishes their purpose for accessing the intended installation/site.
E. In order to minimize the impact to operations:
(1) Responsible Marine Corps commands hosting foreign nationals in the United States will, no later than February 25, 2020, develop a roster of foreign nationals assigned to Marine Corps commands, schools, and training courses in the United States, and provide it through IMSO or designated contact officer’s commander, to their servicing Provost Marshal’s Office (PMO)/Marine Corps Police Department (MCPD).
The roster will identify:
(a) The foreign national’s name
(b) Assigned command
(c) Start/end dates
(d) The foreign national’s DoD ID number
(e) Dependents’ names (if above 18 years old - as applicable)
(f) Dependents’ DoD ID number
(g) Marine Corps organizational point of contact name, phone number and DoD ID Number
(2) Upon receipt of these rosters, the PMO or MCPD VCC/access control personnel, will explicitly grant access for IMS personnel and their dependents (persons above the age of 18) to their assigned duty station (VCC personnel should refer to page 72 of the DBIDS User Manual for this process). The PMO/MCPD VCC personnel will notify the host command of any CACs or ID cards that are not enrolled. This may require the foreign national and/or their dependents, to conduct an in-person DBIDS enrollment at the VCC.
(3) Foreign nationals requiring access for official business to more than one Marine Corps or DoD installation/site must have a signed letter, or other official documentation, issued by the appropriate IMSO, designated contact officer, or commander identifying the purpose for access to the other installation(s).
(4) Unofficial/leisure travel for IMS, FLOs and all Foreign National dependents to other Marine Corps installations must be approved in writing by the responsible IMSO or commander. The IMS, FLO and/or their Foreign National dependents must have the signed letter in their possession and request access at the VCC.
(5) Per the applicable international agreement, FLOs and PEPs may be granted explicit access to all USMC installations, which allowsthem to travel with their host units in the performance of their duties, as determined by the responsible contact officer or commander. FLOs and PEPs visiting installations that they are not assigned to, will be required to report to the installation VCC with a signed letter, or other official documentation, issued by the designated contact officer or host commander identifying their purpose for access.
(6) All foreign nationals on official business will carry their International Travel Orders (ITOs), VISAs, applicable international agreement, or other official documentation, on their person at all times while on the installation, and will present them to installation/site security forces when requested, for determining thepurpose for access. PEPs and FLOs on official business will carry their certification, issued pursuant to the applicable international agreement.
(7) All foreign nationals and their authorized dependents traveling to other Marine Corps or DoD installations which they are not assigned to, are encouraged to pre-register with the intended installation for the planned visit.
(8) The commander of each installation is the approval authority for all access requests for that installation. Commanders are encouraged to establish regional processes to facilitate access to other DoD installations.
4. Administration and Logistics.
A Responsible Marine Corps commands hosting foreign nationals in the United States that are tenant organizations aboard joint bases or other Service installations/sites will comply with the orders, regulations, and policies of the host installation commander.
B. Foreign nationals are not allowed Trusted Traveler permissions. Foreign nationals may not escort or sponsor other persons aboard Marine Corps installations.
C. Contents of this MARADMIN will be incorporated into the Marine Corps Access Control policy.
D. Contents of this MARADMIN may not be waived.
5. Command and Signal.
A. Command. This MARADMIN applies to the Total Force.
B. Signal. This MARADMIN is effective immediately.
6. Release authorized by SES Randy R. Smith, Assistant Deputy Commandant, Plans, Policies and Operations. (Security)//