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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC DCI IC4 WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/MAGTF COMMUNICATIONS PLANNERS COURSE (MCPC) 1-21//
REF/A/MSGID: NAVMC P1200.1E//
NARR/REF A IS NAVMC 1200.1E, THE MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES MANUAL//
POC/JASON L DANIEL/MGYSGT/UNIT: HQMC DC I IC4 ICO/TEL: 571-256-8845/ E-MAIL: JASON.L.DANIEL2@USMC.MIL
POC/CHARLIE BAHK/MAJ/UNIT: HQMC DC I IC4 ICO 06XX OCC FIELD MANAGER/TEL: 703-693-3545/ E-MAIL: CHARLIE.BAHK@USMC.MIL
POC/CLINTON WOODS/MAJ/UNIT: CTB OPERATIONS OFFICER/TEL: 760-830-1852/ E-MAIL: CLINTON.WOODS@USMC.MIL
POC/ENRIQUE LAGUNA/CWO4/UNIT: CTB ACADEMICS OFFICER/TEL: 760-830-1265/ E-MAIL: ENRIQUE.LAGUNA@USMC.MIL
POC/JASON SAMPSON/CAPT/UNIT: MCPC CHIEF INSTRUCTOR/TEL: 760-830-8901/ E-MAIL: JASON.SAMPSON@USMC.MIL
GENTEXT/REMARKS/THIS IS A HQMC DCI IC4, TRAINING COMMAND, AND MCCES COORDINATED MESSAGE.
1. Situation. Communication Training Battalion (CTB), Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School (MCCES) and Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) Information, Command, Control, Communication, and Computers (IC4) are soliciting student nominations for the spring 2021 blended-seminar Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Communications Planner’s Course (MCPC) 1-21. The seven-week non-resident phase will be hosted through MarineNet Moodle from 8 February 2021 to 28 March 2021. The seven-week resident phase will be held from 7 April 2021 to 20 May 2021 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) Twentynine Palms, CA, at MCCES CTB. The course will be instructed at classification levels up to SECRET NOFORN. MCPC is an advanced formal skills progression training course for Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 0602 Lieutenant Colonels, Majors, and Captains. Marine Officers with the Primary MOS (PMOS) of 0602 will be awarded the Necessary MOS (NMOS) skill designator 0603 Marine Air Ground Task Force Communications Planner upon successful course completion. While attending MCPC, students will develop the skills necessary to plan advanced MAGTF communications architectures across the range of military operations. MCPC focuses on three main lines of effort: bridging experience-gaps in MAGTF Command and Control (C2) and Naval Integration; introducing concepts of Joint and Coalition C2 integration; and approaches to C2 in the Future Operating Environment. The course will expose students to a wide variety of military and civilian adjunct professors spanning the Joint Operational Environment. They will also conduct a MAGTF planning series, case studies, and discussions in space, cyberspace, and electromagnetic spectrum operations.
2. The following student eligibility criteria applies to MCPC 1-21.
2.a. PMOS 0602 Lieutenant Colonels, Majors, Captains, and selected First Lieutenants, serving in the Fleet Marine Force or Supporting Establishments.
2.b. Security clearance / visit requests (OPNAV 5521/27). Attendees must have a secret security clearance and submit a visit request in Defense Information Security System (DISS) Web Application. The SMO Name on DISS will be MS3305STUD – MC Comm Elec Scol (Stud Pers). Include Visit Name (MCPC 1-21), dates of visit (7 April – 20 May 2021), level of clearance, full name, social security number, level of clearance / basis, , and purpose, POC: Captain Sampson, 760-830-8901, ATTN: Security Manager.
3. Mission. From 8 February 2021 to 20 May 2021, HQ Company, CTB, MCCES, conducts MCPC 1-21 to train and educate Officers in advanced concepts of planning and implementing C2 networks across all elements of the Joint-Force integrated MAGTF, in order to ensure MAGTF communicators are prepared to meet the challenges of the present and future operating environments.
4. Tasks. Parent commands will submit nominations no later than 26 January 2021 with the following information via encrypted email to all points of contact (POC) listed and SMB_IC4_06OCCFLD_TRG_REQ(AT)USMC.MIL:
4.a. Lname, Fname, Mi
4.e. Date of Birth
4.f. Unit MCC
4.g. Unit POC to generate funding approval (e-mail address)
4.h. Current Billet Assignment
4.i. Future Billet Assignment
4.j. Work Phone Number (DSN and commercial)
4.k. Email Address
4.l. Mode of Travel
4.m. Will Ground Transportation Be Required During the
Course? (Y or N)
4.n. GTCC Expiration Date
5. Coordinating Instructions
5.a. Commands with two or more nominees will designate a POC for coordination purposes. All requests should be forwarded from nominees’ commander via the appropriate chain of command.
5.b. The uniform for Marines will be the Woodland Marine Corps Combat Utility uniform or as prescribed by the Commanding Officer, CTB.
5.c. All MCPC student handouts will be electronic. Due to the classification of course materials, MCCES will issue students a government computer upon convening of the course.
5.d. MCCES reserves the right to cancel MCPC 1-21 if the course does not meet the course minimum of eight students by 26 January 2021 or unforeseen impacts to travel (e.g. Restriction of Movement(ROM), COVID -19 policies).
5.e. Students must complete Phase I (Annex A – Non-Resident) in order to be eligible for Phase II (Annexes B and C – Resident) attendance. Phase I non-completion will result in the student being formally dropped from the course. Students who complete Phase I, but due to extenuating circumstances can no longer attend their scheduled resident portion immediately, may be considered on a case by case basis for a waiver to attend the next MCPC resident iteration.
6. Administration and Logistics
6.a. The 06XX OccFld Manager is the POC for identifying all MCPC students.
6.b. Class Capacity. MCPC 1-21 class capacity (17 students) is identified in MCTIMS.
6.c. Funded Seat Allocations. Training and Education Command will provide funding via Worldwide Travel for travel, lodging, and per diem for active duty Marines. TECOM will not consider individual requests for rental cars from military members. Rental cars, if desired, must be funded by the student’s parent command. Reserve Component Marines should contact Marine Corps Forces Reserve formal schools at DSN (312) 647-7323 or commercial (504) 697-7323.
6.d. Billeting. Students are responsible for reserving their own billeting. Students must check with the MCAGCC Twentynine Palms Bachelor Officer’s Quarters (Roadrunner Inn) at comm (760)830-6642/1081 for the availability of government billeting prior to making any commercial lodging reservations. The MCAGCC Twentynine Palms Roadrunner will be booked in the lodging portion of the Defense Travel System (DTS). If government billeting is not available, students may obtain local lodging information from the MCAGCC Twentynine Palms Sleepy Tortoise Lodge at comm (760) 830-6583. Use of government messing is directed, if available.
6.e. Funding letter. Once a student is registered in the Marine Corps Information Training Management System (MCTIMS), the POC provided in 4.g. will be responsible to generate the funding letter from MCTIMS.
6.e.1. Go to https:(slash)(slash)mctims.usmc.mil/
6.e.2. Hover over MCTIMS (top left-hand corner) and select student registrar module.
6.e.3. In student registrar search insert course ID and click search (i.e. M09DRX1).
6.e.4. In the class list tab, find the correct class number (class 2021010).
6.e.5. Click down arrow and select view allocations.
6.e.6. Click class roster (bottom of the page).
6.e.7. Locate student name.
6.e.8. Check the funding status and ensure it states approved. If the column is blank or pending, contact POCs in para. 7.e.
6.e.9. Click the down arrow and select generate funding letter.
7. Command and Signal
7.a. The non-resident phase (phase I) of MCPC 1-21 convenes on 8 February 2021. Students must validate they have been enrolled in MarineNet Moodle prior to the start of the non-resident phase. The non-resident phase concludes on 28 March 2021.
7.b. The resident phase (phase II) of MCPC 1-21 convenes on 7 April 2021. Students are required to report NLT 2359, on 6 April 2021 at Headquarters, MCCES, building 1865 at Twentynine Palms, CA. The resident phase of MCPC 1-21 graduates 20 May 2021.
7.c. The POCs in para.7.e. will notify nominees selected to attend MCPC 1-21 NLT 10 days prior to the convening date of the non-resident phase of the course.
7.d. Upon positive confirmation of registration, the MCPC Chief Instructor will email each individual with further guidance and coordination instructions.
7.e. Personnel to be contacted for nominations and questions pertaining to the MCPC 1-21:
7.e.1. HQMC IC4, ICO 06XX OccFld Specialist, MGySgt Jason L Daniel
7.e.2. HQMC IC4, ICO 06XX Occ Field Manager, Maj Charlie Bahk
7.e.3. MCCES CTB Academics Officer, CWO4 Enrique Laguna
7.e.4. MCPC Chief Instructor, Capt Jason Sampson
8. This MARADMIN applies to the Marine Corps Total Force.
9. Release authorized by BGen L. M. Mahlock, Director, Information C4 Division, Deputy Commandant for Information.//