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MSGID/GENADMIN/CG TECOM QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE MARINE CORPS TRAINING ENVIRONMENT WORKING GROUP 8-10 DECEMBER 2020//
POC/MR. TODD PERRY/GS-14/RANGE AND TRAINING AREA MANAGEMENT BRANCH/RANGE AND TRAINING PROGRAMS DIVISION (RTPD)/TRAINING AND EDUCATION COMMAND (TECOM)/EMAIL: TODD.PERRY@USMC.MIL/TEL: 703-432-2301//
POC/MR. CHRISTOPHER KUDUK/GS-13/SYNTHETIC TRAINING INTERGRATION AND MANAGEMENT BRANCH/RTPD/TECOM/EMAIL: CHRISTOPER.KUDUK@USMC.MIL/TEL: 703-432-2988//
POC/MR. JASON CLARK/GS13/RANGE AND TRAINING AREA MANAGEMENT BRANCH/RTPD/TECOM/EMAIL: JASON.CLARK@USMC.MIL/TEL: 703-784-0573//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Situation. This message announces the convening of the inaugural Marine Corps Training Environment Working Group (MCTE WG). MCTE is one of the five critical capability areas outlined within TECOMs 21st Century Learning plan to support the 2030 force design. The MCTE is a comprehensive solution that will provide the ability to plan, prepare, execute, and assess training using the latest technology and learning methodologies.
1.a. The MCTE envisioned is a holistic enterprise of Marine Air Ground Task Force training capabilities, including fully instrumented live-fire ranges and training areas (RTA), immersive/force-on-force (FOF) training environments, high fidelity simulators, and command and control system simulators. The MCTE will support individual and collective/unit training at home-station, formal schools, and service-level training events.
1.b. The MCTE WG is an O-6/GS-15 WG designed to integrate the efforts of the mission capable ranges and the Marine Corps synthetic training capabilities working groups within identified consolidated events and breakout sessions.
1.c. The MCTE WG serves in a service-level venue to execute specific components of the Commandants Planning Guidance (CPG) implementation plan and TECOM campaign plan.
1.d. The MCTE WG provides a medium for the integration of trainers within the Fleet Marine Forces (FMF), combat developers, resource/policy sponsors, information managers, operations officers, researchers, and functional experts.
1.e. In June 2020, in response to CPG task 3.1.10, TECOM developed and published the MCTE modernization plan, which is intended to synchronize and coordinate actions that chart a course for delivering a modern, integrated, world-class training environment and prepares the FMF for the current and future fight.
1.e.1. No later than (NLT) 30 June 2021 TECOM will publish “training range modernization plan”, as directed in CPG task 3.1.15. The plan envisions RTAs and associated special use airspace that incorporates improved instrumentation (feedback/scoring), after action review technologies, next generation target systems/threat representations, denied/degraded environments, expanded military operations in urban terrain capabilities, immersive/FOF training capabilities, range control systems, and range safety tools to effectively manage and de-conflict multiple simultaneous training events/exercises.
1.e.2. This assemblage of capabilities enhances a commanders overall ability to assess and train to meet mission objectives and to meet the demands of our 21st century operating concepts such as littoral operations in a contested environment and expeditionary advanced base operations.
2. Mission. From 8 – 10 December 2020, Commanding General (CG), TECOM convenes the MCTE WG in order to inform, and provide recommendations to, resourcing boards and decision makers, ensuring the MCTE has the ability to support marine corps standards-based training requirements and enables the operational readiness of FMF individuals/units.
3. Execution. (Concept of Operations)
3.a. The MCTE WG will be conducted virtually (detailed instructions and read aheads to be provided via sepcor NLT 1 December 2020). Each day the MCTE WG will be conducted from 1500 – 1800 eastern time.
3.a.1. On 8 December 2020 (day 1), at the plenary session of the MCTE WG, CG TECOM will provide opening remarks (1500-1530 eastern time), followed by operating concepts, training design and assessments, and MCTE overview briefs.
3.a.2. On 9 – 10 December 2020 (day 2 and 3), the MCTE WG sessions will provide Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) organizations, FMF installations, and other participants an overview of the current and future planned MCTE capabilities such as live, virtual, and constructive training environment, FOF training systems, simulators, service level training program, and other training resources. In addition, emphasize existing processes to allow for submission of requirements and seek any specific input from the FMF and other participants.
3.a.3. MCTE WG deliverables (follow-on products created as a result of MCTE WG discussions) will be submitted to RTPD/TECOM for consolidation and subsequent presentation to CG TECOM (within 30 days of MCTE WG adjournment). MCTE WG items may be presented to other HQMC conferences, boards, and/or operational advisory groups as directed by CG TECOM or as requested.
4. Administration and logistics.
4.a. Working group fee. None.
4.b. Joint personnel adjudication system requests. No visitor access requests are required; briefs and discussions will be held at the unclassified level.
4.c. Uniform. Uniform of the day or business casual as appropriate.
5. Coordinating instructions.
5.a. NLT 17 November 2020, request attendees forward name, rank, unit, billet, email, and phone number to the points of contact listed.
5.b. Amplifying instructions (to include the virtual collaboration information) and read aheads will be provided via sepcor NLT 1 December 2020.
6. Release authorized by Lieutenant General Lewis A. Craparotta, Commanding General, Training and Education Command.//