R 091919Z FEB 21
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC I//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2022 NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CRYPTOLOGIC INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS//
POC/D.A. CROSS/MSGT/2600 OCCUPATIONAL FIELD SPECIALIST/IIS/TEL: DSN 224-3981/TEL: COM (703) 614-3981/EMAIL: DARRY.CROSS@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This message solicits nominations for National Security Agency (NSA) Cryptologic Internship Programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. Nominations are due to POC no later than 5 March 2021. Paragraph 9 details procedures for submission.
2. The NSA Cryptologic Internship Programs bring national-level Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) expertise to the Fleet Marine Forces by providing in-depth training to active-duty Occupational Field 2600 enlisted Marines via an intensive three-year internship within the NSA enterprise. These programs are designed to give participants in-depth knowledge and skills in cryptologic analysis, intelligence production disciplines, and national/tactical SIGINT operations. Marines who participate will increase their knowledge in multiple SIGINT disciplines, enhance their understanding of how SIGINT supports the intelligence community, and gain essential Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) skills and experience not normally gained in other career developmental training venues.
3. The following cryptologic programs are available: (read: Program/Qualifying MOS/Intended ranks/Program purpose).
A. Middle Enlisted Cryptologic Career Advancement Program (MECCAP)/2621/Sgt-SSgt/designed to provide cryptologic specialists with individually tailored training based on the respective service needs and individual backgrounds.
B. Military Cryptologic Signals Analysis Program (MCSAP)/2621/Cpl-Sgt/designed to develop advanced cryptologic signals analysts.
C. Military Intern SIGINT Analyst Program (MINSAP)/2631/Cpl-Sgt/designed to develop highly skilled SIGINT analysts.
D. Military Operational Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) Signals Analyst Program (MOSAP)/2631/Cpl-Sgt/designed to develop highly skilled operational ELINT analysts.
E. Military Language Analyst Program (MLAP)/2641/Cpl-Sgt/designed to develop advanced cryptologic language analysts. Marines applying for the MLAP program must have a minimum DLPT score of L2+/R2+ in their assigned 27XX language.
4. Program selectees will report to Headquarters Company, MCSB (MCC: J39), Fort George G. Meade, MD, for duty during the fourth Qtr FY-20 with one exception: the selectee for MOSAP will report to Company A, MCSB (MCC: JB9), Buckley AFB, Aurora, CO during fourth Qtr FY-20.
5. Marines selected for any of the above programs will incur an obligation of six years (three years in the internship and a three year follow-on assignment). The six-year service obligation is designed to allow at least one follow-on tour to the Fleet Marine Forces upon completion of the internship. Nominees will be required to provide a page 11 entry to the selection panel stating acknowledgement of the appropriate obligated service requirement, should they be selected. Selectees must incur the obligated service prior to detachment from their current command.
6. Applicants must have at least two years on station by 1 July 2021. Applicants may not have less than four years of service or more than 14 years of service as of 1 July 2021.
7. Marines selected will have the opportunity to attend formal schools and perform internships at organizations within the NSA Enterprise. Upon graduation, Marines are considered subject matter experts in their respective cryptologic skill program. The Military Language Analyst Program is designed to enhance crypto-linguistic skills through advanced formal training and operational assignments.
8. Applications must include the following:
A. Name, Rank, DOD ID, MOS(s)
B. Date of birth
C. Armed Forces Active Duty Base Date
D. Time in Grade
E. PFT and CFT results and dates taken
F. Command e-mail address
G. Program(s) applying for (in priority order)
H. Educational background:
A. Nonresident - include name of course/year completed
B. Resident – include name of course/year completed
A. General military training - include name of
B. Cryptologic training - same info as above
A. High school - include: school name, place, GPA
B. Undergraduate classes or degree - include:
institution attended/course name/course
id/grade/credits earned/degree earned
C. Graduate classes or degree (same info as above)
I. DLPT score and date taken (if applicable)
J. Cryptologic duties: chronologically listed - including two to three lines describing primary cryptologic duties - unclassified information only.
K. Favorable material: include personal awards and up to 3 letters of recommendation
L. Page 11 entries with obligated service requirement statement
9. Nomination packages must be generated in letter format with O-5 level command endorsement. Nomination packages may be submitted electronically (preferred) or by hard copy. Electronic packages must be submitted by the unit’s final endorsing authority as an ADOBE Acrobat (.pdf) file to the HQMC/IIS POC (email@example.com). Hard copy packages must be submitted to HQMC Intelligence Division. Packages must be received no later than 5 March 2021.
Mailing address as follows:
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
INTELLIGENCE DIVISION (RM1A262B)
3000 MARINE CORPS PENTAGON
(ATTN: MSGT CROSS)
WASHINGTON, DC 20350-3000
10. A sample nomination package is located at the following link: https:(slash)(slash)inteldocs.intelink.gov/folders/list/967f2dce-dc6f-406b-b0f4-20e305fa4986/
11. All applicants must notify the 2600 Enlisted Assignments Monitor (MSgt Nicholas Watson) and the 2600 Occupational Field Specialist (MSgt Darry Cross) prior to submitting their nomination packages to this headquarters.
12. Upon receipt of a nomination package, an e-mail will be sent to the originating command by HQMC/IEC acknowledging receipt and providing status of the nomination package.
13. Commands requesting an extension to the application deadline due to operational commitments must do so prior to 5 March 2021.
14. Program selectees will be notified via MARADMIN.
15. Release authorized by Brigadier General M. G. Carter, Director of Intelligence, U.S. Marine Corps.//