R 221320Z JUN 20
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2021 (FY21) MANPOWER MANAGEMENT ENLISTED ASSIGNMENTS (MMEA) 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). REF C IS MCO 1300.8, MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY//
POC/K. D. TUCKER-DAVIS/CAPT/MMEA/-/TEL: (703) 784-9956, EMAIL: KYLE.TUCKER-DAVIS@USMC.MIL//
POC/A. A. CRUZ/MGYSGT/MMEA-1/-/TEL: (703) 432-9125, EMAIL: ARBENZ.CRUZ@USMC.MIL//
POC/D. P. COHEN/GYSGT/MMEA-1/-/TEL: (703) 432-9019, EMAIL: DEREK.COHEN@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Situation. Given COVID-19 and existing travel restrictions, MMEA Branch will conduct a virtual roadshow from July 2020 through August 2020. The plan listed below is subject to change given updated guidance or travel restrictions.
2. Mission. MMEA will engage major installations to conduct retention actions, assignments, and information operations to retain and assign the most highly qualified Marines while updating commands on Manpower Management policy and issues.
3.a. Intent. HQMC recognizes the importance of face-to-face contact during key retention and assignment actions. However, COVID-19 travel restrictions limit the ability of HQMC personnel to conduct the traditional annual travel to major installations. This year, MMEA will leverage existing technology to conduct a virtual roadshow, where Marines will have the opportunity to conduct a video teleconference with their Primary Military Occupational Specialty (PMOS) Monitor. Marines must prepare by viewing HQMC recorded briefs, and commands must allow Marines to participate. Interview times will be assigned and disseminated by the MSC career planner through unit leadership.
3.b. Concept of operations. Three Phases. Phase I: MMEA will release videos covering key material. Paragraph 3.f. outlines videos. Phase II: MMEA leadership will conduct in-calls with FMF leadership at major installations as supportable. Either the Director, Manpower Management, or the Deputy Commandant, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, is expected to accompany the MMEA leadership for the physical in-calls. Paragraphs 3.c. and 3.d. outline planned physical and virtual leadership engagements. Phase III: MMEA will conduct both physical and virtual interviews to mirror those conducted during a traditional Roadshow.
3.b.1. Virtual Roadshow Interviews. HQMC's intent is that virtual interviews are conducted from a workstations at each unit, thereby limiting travel to a large venue. Each unit will be allocated interview times via the MSC Career Planner, during which MMEA staff will be available for interviews, reenlistments, and discussions on future assignments. The primary software will be MarineNet Adobe Connect. Similar to the physical roadshow, HQMC will execute “on-the-spot” retention and assignment actions IAW the FY21 Retention Guidelines during the virtual roadshow.
3.c. Location and dates of MMEA physical leadership visits (read in two columns):
MCB Camp Lejeune 14-15 Jul 2020
MCAS New River 14-15 Jul 2020
MCAS Cherry Point 14-15 Jul 2020
MCRD Parris Island 16 Jul 2020
MCAS Beaufort 16 Jul 2020
Norfolk, VA 17 Jul 2020
MCB Camp Pendleton 11-12 Aug 2020
MCRD San Diego 13 Aug 2020
MCAS Miramar 13 Aug 2020
MCB Okinawa 17 Aug 2020
MCB/MCAS Hawaii 20 Aug 2020
3.d. Dates of MMEA leadership virtual engagements with FMF leadership (read in two columns):
MCAGCC Twentynine Palms 6 Aug 2020
MCAS Yuma 7 Aug 2020
3.e. Dates of MMEA roadshow engagements (read in two columns):
MCB Camp Lejeune 21-24 Jul 2020
MCAS New River 21-22 Jul 2020
MCAS Cherry Point 23-24 Jul 2020
MCAS Beaufort 28-29 Jul 2020
MCRD Parris Island 28 Jul 2020
MCB Quantico (in-person) 4 Aug 2020
NCR (in-person) 5 Aug 2020
Norfolk, VA (in-person) 6 Aug 2020
MCAGCC Twenty-Nine Palms 13-14 Aug 2020
MCAS Yuma 13-14 Aug 2020
MCRD San Diego 17 Aug 2020
MCAS Miramar 17-18 Aug 2020
MCB Camp Pendleton 17-21 Aug 2020
MCB Okinawa 24-26 Aug 2020
MCAS Iwakuni 27 Aug 2020
MCB/MCAS Hawaii 31 Aug – 1 Sep 2020
3.f. The following briefs will be filmed and published. Marines and leaders are expected to view briefs prior to MMEA leadership visits or conducting an interview.
3.f.1. First Term Alignment Plan (FTAP) Brief
3.f.1.a. Target audience: FY21 First Term Marines
3.f.2. Special Duty Assignments (SDA) Briefs
3.f.2.a. Target audience: FY21 and FY22 First Term Marines
3.f.3. Career Counselor Brief
3.f.3.a. Target audience: Sergeants and above
3.f.4. Senior Leader Manpower Brief.
3.f.4.a. Target audience: Regiment-Group, and Battalion-Squadron Commanders/Sergeants Major, Senior Staff Non-Commissioned Officers
3.f.5. Enlisted Manpower Brief
3.f.5.a. XOs, Company Grade Officers, SNCOs
3.g. MMEA Virtual Roadshow Coordinating Instructions:
3.g.1. IAW schedule in paragraph 3.e, Marines will have the opportunity to conduct a virtual interview with their PMOS Monitor. Installations/units will establish locations where Marines can use an established video link to conduct an interview during coordinated times.
3.g.2. On-the-spot retention actions IAW the FY21 Retention Guidelines will be conducted by HQMC during the virtual Roadshow.
4. Administration and Logistics
4.a. Administration. NLT 1 July 2020, HQMC will schedule engagements with Commanding Generals.
4.b.1. Computer assets to support virtual engagements. Units are expected to provide connected, web camera and microphone enabled devices to support virtual interviews. Units should also plan for a redundant phone capability in the event of network issues. Software details will be published via separate correspondence.
4.b.2. NLT 1 July 2020, installations must confirm feasibility ofsupport with HQMC.
5. Release authorized by MajGen David A. Ottignon, Director, Manpower Management Division.//