Date Signed: 6/2/2020 | MARADMINS Number: 326/20
MARADMINS : 326/20

R 021354Z JUN 20
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  The Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (SMMC) will host the 2020 Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Symposium (SMMCS-20) from 4 August to 7 August 2020 at The Clubs at Quantico; Quantico, VA. Travel days are 3 August and 8 August 2020 for CONUS travelers, 2-3 August and 8-9 August 2020 for OCONUS travelers, with a no-host ice breaker on the evening of 3 August 2020.
2.  The following Sergeants Major and their Spouses are invited to attend.
    Principal                              Billet
    SgtMaj Paul G. McKenna                 NORAD/USNORTHCOM
    SgtMaj Richard D. Thresher             USAFRICOM
    SgtMaj Bryan K. Zickefoose             USSOUTHCOM
    SgtMaj Vincent C. Santiago             DSCA
    SgtMaj Howard L. Kreamer               MARFORPAC
    SgtMaj Clifford W. Wiggins             MARFORCOM
    SgtMaj Scott D. Grade                  MARFORRES
    SgtMaj Robert K. Williamson            M&RA
    SgtMaj Thomas G. Eggerling             MCCDC/CD&I
    SgtMaj Peter A. Siaw                   TECOM (INBOUND)
    SgtMaj James K. Porterfield            I MEF
    SgtMaj Lonnie N. Travis                II MEF
    SgtMaj Michael P. Woods                III MEF
    SgtMaj Steven L. Lunsford              MARCENT
    SgtMaj Aaron G. McDonald               MARFOREUR/AFR
    SgtMaj Michael R. Saucedo              MARFORK
    SgtMaj Edwin A. Mota                   MARFORSOUTH
    SgtMaj Jay D. Williamson               MARFORCYBER
    SgtMaj Terrence C. Whitcomb            1ST MARDIV
    SgtMaj Daniel L. Krause                2D MARDIV
    SgtMaj Eric D. Cook                    3D MARDIV
    SgtMaj Arthur M. Arebalo, Jr.          4TH MARDIV
    SgtMaj Stephen A. Griffin              1ST MAW
    SgtMaj Jacob M. Reiff                  2D MAW
    SgtMaj David A. Wilson                 3D MAW 
    SgtMaj Thomas M. Burkhardt             4TH MAW
    SgtMaj Stennett W. Rey II              1ST MLG
    SgtMaj Jason K. Jones                  2D MLG
    SgtMaj Rodger D. Newcomb               3D MLG
    SgtMaj Carlos A. Ruiz                  4TH MLG
    SgtMaj Christopher D. Thomas           4TH MLG (INBOUND)
    SgtMaj Cortez L. Brown                 MCRC
    SgtMaj Abel T. Leal                    MCRD/WRR
    SgtMaj William C. Carter               MCRD/ERR
    SgtMaj Anthony J. Easton               TRNGCMD
    SgtMaj Michael W. Hensley              MCU/EDCOM
    SgtMaj Stephen Muller                  MAGTFTC/MCAGCC
    SgtMaj Jason R. Gillespie              MAGTFTC/MCAGCC (INBOUND)
    SgtMaj Rafael Rodriguez                MARSOC
    SgtMaj Michael J. Rowan                MCLC
    SgtMaj Michael S. Payne                FHG
    SgtMaj Charles R. Williams             MCICOM
    SgtMaj Joy M. Kitashima                MCI-PAC
    SgtMaj Charles A. Metzger              MCI-EAST
    SgtMaj Robert M. Tellez                MCI-EAST (INBOUND)
    SgtMaj Matthew R. Hackett              MCI-WEST
    SgtMaj Michael J. Pritchard            MM DIVISION
    SgtMaj Shawn M. Isaacson               MP DIVISION
    SgtMaj David T. Orsi                   RA DIVISION
    SgtMaj Lance E. Harrell                IGMC
    SgtMaj Robin C. Fortner                MARCORSYSCOM
    SgtMaj Michael W. Cato                 MARCORSYSCOM (INBOUND)
    SgtMaj Misitupa Tueichi                5TH MEB
3.  The following Master Gunnery Sergeants and their Spouses are invited to attend.
    Principal                              Billet
    MGySgt Scott H. Stalker                USCYBERCOM
    MGySgt Terrance L. Meekins             USSTRATCOM
    MGySgt Andy B. Anderson                PP&O
    MGySgt Brian K. Smith                  ASL
    MGySgt Lance C. Baughman               I&L
    MGySgt Gerald J. Foulis                DCI
    MGySgt Scott A. Daubert                IMD
    MGySgt Maxwell J. Williams             JAD
    MGySgt Dale A. Durand                  C4
    MGySgt Matthew L. Sewell               OUSMCC
    MGySgt Jose M. Giron                   MCWL
    MGySgt John A. Alen                    WHMO
    MGySgt Anthony J. Guisao               POSOD
    MGySgt Jose L. Lopez                   MR
4.  The following Command Master Chiefs and their Spouses are invited to attend.
    Principal                              Billet
    CMDCM Frank Dominguez                  MARFORPAC
    CMDCM Jeffrey A. Covington             MARFORCOM
    CMDCM Carrie L. Weser                  MARFORRES
    CMDCM Toby A. Ruiz                     I MEF
    CMDCM Jody G. Fletcher                 II MEF
    CMDCM Christopher W. Moore             III MEF
5.  The following Force Level Sergeants Major, selectees and their spouses are invited to attend the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Force Level Summit from 2-3 August 2020.  Travel days are 1 August for CONUS travelers, 31 July- 1 August for OCONUS travelers.  Force Level Sergeants Major, selectees and their spouses will remain for the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Symposium events until 7 August and begin travel on 8 August for CONUS travelers and on 8-9 August 2020 for OCONUS travelers.
    Principal                              Billet
    SgtMaj Howard L. Kreamer               MARFORPAC
    SgtMaj Clifford W. Wiggins             MARFORCOM
    SgtMaj Scott D. Grade                  MARFORRES
    SgtMaj Carlos A. Ruiz                  MARFORRES (INBOUND)
    SgtMaj Robert K. Williamson            M&RA
    SgtMaj Peter A. Siaw                   TECOM (INBOUND)
    SgtMaj James K. Porterfield            I MEF
    SgtMaj Lonnie N. Travis                II MEF
    SgtMaj Michael P. Woods                III MEF
    SgtMaj Steven L. Lunsford              MARCENT
6.  The SMMC office exercises overall staff cognizance for SMMCS-20 and is the information releasing authority for SMMCS-20.  The Director, Special Projects Directorate (SPD), provides direct support to the SMMC office and is responsible for logistical, administrative, and the operations support center for SMMCS-20.  Points of contact (POC) for the SMMC office are in paragraph 14.a. and SPD are contained in paragraph 14.b.
7.  In the event the SMMCS-20 is cancelled or postponed to a later date, guidance will be provided through separate correspondence.
8.  Detailed programs for both principals and spouses are being developed and will be promulgated separately.
9.  Tasks. 
9.a. Invited SgtsMaj, MGySgts, and CMDCMs that cannot attend the Symposium/Summit are required to provide justification to SMMC via email.
9.b. Invited SgtsMaj, MGySgts, and CMDCMs are required to submit a visitors request via the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) with the security management office code MS51223; the POC for this request is Mr. Dean M. Edwards edwards@mcia.osis.gov; (703) 784-6242.  Top Secret clearance is required to attend classified briefs.
10.  Administration and Logistics.
10.a.  SMMCS-20 will be held at The Clubs at Quantico in Quantico, Virginia.  More information about administration, logistics and registration, including a one-stop registration website which reduces the time and effort necessary to register, will be provided through an administrative/logistics message via email.
10.b.  Orders.  Individual commands in USMC billets will fund and issue orders for their attendees.  Travel orders for principals assigned to non-USMC commands, please contact Mr. Randy Kowski at randy.kowski@usmc.mil 703-693-2821 to coordinate Line of Accounting, or for funding issues.  All orders should be non-reporting.  Government quarters and messing are not available.  Rental vehicle is authorized.
10.c.  Transportation.  Government transportation will be provided for all official functions.
10.d.  Financial.  A non-reimbursable fee will be collected from all attendees participating in the SMMCS-20.  This fee covers the costs associated with catered meals, refreshments and social events on the official schedule.  This cost is not reimbursable on travel claims and the cost of the meals is covered for attendees on travel orders through per diem.  The preferred method of payment is through the online registration process.  Alternate method of payment:  mail fees to the address provided below or hand deliver to Pentagon Room 2C252A no later than 17 July 2020.  Checks payable to “Special Events Fund” should be mailed to: Special Projects Directorate, HQMC, P.O. Box 25272, Arlington, VA, 22202-9272.  Due to the requirement for SPD to pre-arrange catering, RSVP’ing for this event obligates the attendee to the amount due (no adjustments will be made after 17 July 2020).
11.  Uniforms.  For principals, the required uniforms and civilian clothing are green MARPAT, Dress Blue “B” with white trousers (Full Dress Whites for Navy personnel), Business Attire that includes Business Suit, and Business Casual.  For civilians/spouses, the required attire is Business Attire (Business Suit, Skirt Suit or Dress) and Business Casual (Slacks or Skirt, Button Up Shirt or Blouse).  It is also recommended wearing layers and pack a shawl or sweater, as briefing room temperatures tend to vary and wearing nice, comfortable shoes.
12.  Weather.  The average temperatures for the Washington, D.C. area in August is 85 degrees (high) and 66 (low), with humidity around 67 percent.  The average rainfall in August is 3.4 inches.
13.  SMMCS-20 Operations Center
13.a.  The Operations Center will be set up to provide appropriate administrative and logistical support to all attendees.  Personnel and resources are assigned to the Operations Center according to known requirements based on the official agendas.
13.b.  The Operations Center will be located in the Clubs at Quantico.
13.c.  Projected capabilities are:
13.c.(1) Limited unclassified phone.
13.c.(2) Unclassified fax.
13.c.(3) NIPRNET e-mail.
13.c.(4) Limited color/black and white copying.
13.c.(5) The Operations center will provide and maintain NIPRNET workstations for SMMCS-20 attendees.
13.c.(6) Briefings support: the Operations Center will be prepared to support all known briefers’ requirements.  The normal organic audio-visual and information technology capabilities are available, which includes screens, projectors, video players, and laptops capable of using CDs.  If any briefer requires additional support, please contact Mr. Randy Kowski.
13.d.  Operations Center limitations.  The Operations Center will have on-site capability for classified fax, SIPRNET email, and STU/STE phone.  The Operations Center will to provide any classified material support to include handling and storage.
14.  Points of contact.
14.a.  SMMC office.  Contact numbers:  commercial (703) 614-8762, DSN 224-8762; fax commercial (703) 614-9359, DSN 224-9359.
14.b. SPD.
14.b.(1) Contact number: commercial (703) 614-1515, DSN 224-1515.
14.b.(2) Principal Project Officer:  Mr. Richard Joplin, e-mail:  richard.joplin@usmc.mil, government cellphone:  (571) 289-8115
14.b.(3) Principal Project Officer for Spouse Program: Ms. Sarah R. Stoll, e-mail:  sarah.stoll@usmc.mil; government cell phone: 571-289-9296
14.b.(4) Operations Center: Mr. Randy Kowski, email:  randy.kowski@usmc.mil, government cellphone:  (703) 571-4408
15.  Released authorized by Lieutenant General John J. Broadmeadow, Director, Marine Corps Staff.//