R 281850Z DEC 20
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/2021 ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE STAFF NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER SUMMIT//
POC/J.D. ASPIAZU/MGYSGT/SMMC/TEL: 703-614-8762/EMAIL: JORGE.D.ASPIAZU@USMC.MIL//
POC/A.P. EARLE/GYSGT/SMMC/TEL: 703-614-8762/EMAIL: ADA.EARLE@USMC.MIL//
POC/C.A. DELGADO/SSGT/SMMC/TEL: 703-614-4559/EMAIL: CATALINA.DELGADO@USMC.MIL//
POC/R.W. MELTESEN/SGTMAJ/SUMMIT LEAD/TEL: 808-257-5934/EMAIL: RYAN.MELTESEN@USMC.MIL//
POC/C.E. JONES/MGYSGT/SUMMIT DEPUTY/TEL: 504-697-7574/EMAIL: CHELSEA.JONES@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This calling message announces the convening of the Roles, Responsibilities and Development of the Staff Noncommissioned Officer (SNCO) Summit.
2. The summit will be sponsored by the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (SMMC) on 2-5 February 2021 at Marine Corps Base Quantico.
2.a. The summit leads are:
SgtMaj Ryan W. Meltesen 3d MARDIV
MGySgt Chelsea E. Jones (Deputy) 4th MLG
2.b. The following units/agencies are requested to attend as well to provide a brief on their programs and expertise:
1st MLG, CLR-17
MCB Camp Butler, IPAC
MCBH SNCO Academy
Lejeune Leadership Institute
EWS BSP, CDET
2.c. Invited distinguished guests include: Unit/Agency SNCO Academy, Advanced School
3. Background. The topic of the role, responsibilities and development of the SNCO is aligned to the Commandant's Planning Guidance (CPG) and supported by the Commandant of the Marine Corps as an area where he desires the senior enlisted leaders (SEL) of the Corps to provide guidance and recommendations.
4. Purpose. The purpose of the summit is to review and develop a deep understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and development of the staff noncommissioned officer (SNCO). Additionally, it is to determine how current Marine Corps training and education programs contribute, but may need to evolve in order to meet the requirements and reinforce the roles, responsibilities, and development. As stated in the Commanders Leadership Handbook, “Mentor leadership focuses on building people up and building leaders for the next generation”. As such, officers and SEL must have a plan for developing the SNCO, who in turn will develop the Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs). Leader multiplication will exponentially benefit the future of the Corps.
5. End State. To provide a comprehensive assessment on the current state of existing leadership development programs and priorities and review the efficiency and effectiveness of the capabilities of SNCOs.
6. In the event the summit is cancelled or postponed to a later date, guidance will be provided through separate correspondence. A detailed program that includes a virtual option and COVID mitigation procedures is being developed and will be promulgated separately, if that becomes necessary.
7. Tasks. The units listed below are responsible for nominating active duty Marines to be summit members or panelists (as applicable). In addition to summit members, we have invited Marines to be panel members. The goal of the panel is to give a voice to the junior SNCO’s experience in relation to development and empowerment. This will allow us to gain a current and live perspective on the successes and challenges facing junior SNCOs today. Summit members are requested to attend the summit from 2-5 February 2021 and panelists are requested to attend only on 3 February 2021. Names need to be submitted via email to SgtMaj Meltesen no later than 8 January 2021. The units listed are requested to provide the following:
7.a. I MEF. 7 Active Duty Marines:
7.a.(1). Summit members: 1-MGySgt and 1-SgtMaj
7.a.(2). Panelist: 1-60XX SSgt; 1-04XX GySgt, 1-03XX GySgt, 1-08XX SSgt, 1-06XX GySgt
7.b. II MEF. 7 Active Duty Marines:
7.b.(1). Summit Members: 1-MGySgt and 1-SgtMaj
7.b.(2). Panelist: 1-35XX GySgt, 1-01XX SSgt, 1-03XX SSgt, 1-02XX GySgt, 1-62XX SSgt
7.c. III MEF. 2 Active Duty Marines:
7.c.(1). Summit Members: 1-MGySgt, and 1-SgtMaj
7.d. EDCOM. 4 Active Duty Marines:
7.d.(1). Summit Members: 2-LtCol and 2 Col (Prior/Current Commander)
7.e. MARFORRES. 2 Active Reserve Marines:
7.e.(1). Summit Members: 1-MGySgt and 1-SgtMaj
8. Administration and Logistics. The summit will be conducted from 2-5 February 2021 at MCB Quantico, Marine Corps University, Lecture Hall within Warner Hall. Travel days for summit members are 1 February and 6 February 2021 for CONUS travelers, 31 January-1 February and 6-7 February 2021 for OCONUS travelers.
8.a. In addition to the summit members, panelist need to be present on 3 February 2021, travel days for panelists will be 2 and 4 February 2021 for CONUS travelers.
8.b. Uniform. For active duty personnel, the required uniform is Woodland MARPAT with sleeves down and business casual for civilian attendees. Additionally, masks are required.
8.c. Orders. Individual commands in USMC Billets will fund and issue orders for their attendees. All orders should be non-reporting. Government quarters and messing are not available. Rental vehicles may be authorized at parent command discretion. All rental vehicles will be funded by the parent command.
8.d. A detailed schedule and coordinating instructions will be provided to both summit and panel members upon submission by their units.
8.e. Announcements, schedules, and read-a-head material will be uploaded to the SMMC Summit SharePoint page. Access to the SharePoint page will be approved upon confirmation of attendees.
9. Released authorized by Major General Gregg P. Olson, Staff Director of the Marine Corps.//