R 041550Z MAY 21
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC IC4//
SUBJ/MAGTF COMMUNICATIONS PLANNERS COURSE (MCPC) 2-21//
REF/A/MSGID: MCO P1200.1C//
AMPN/REF A IS NAVMC 1200.1E, THE MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES MANUAL//
POC/MICHAEL DAHLKE/MSGT/UNIT: HQMC IC4 ICO/TEL: 571-256-8878//
POC/CHARLIE BAHK/MAJ/UNIT: IC4 ICO 06XX OCC FIELD MANAGER/TEL: 703-693-3545//
POC/PAUL STOKES/CIV/UNIT: MCCES DEPUTY OPS OFFICER/TEL: 760-830-6367//
POC/JENNIE BERNIER/MAJ/UNIT: CTB OPERATIONS OFFICER/TEL: 760-830-4719//
POC/ENRIQUE LAGUNA/CWO4/UNIT: CTB ACADEMICS OFFICER/TEL: 760-830-7616//
POC/TOBY POPE/CAPT/UNIT: MCPC CHIEF INSTRUCTOR/TEL: 760-830-8602//
THIS IS A HQMC DCI IC4, TRAINING COMMAND, AND MCCES COORDINATED MESSAGE.//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/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 Fall 2021 blended-seminar Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Communications Planner’s Course (MCPC) 2-21. The seven-week non-resident phase will be hosted through MarineNet Moodle from 26 July 2021 to 12 September 2021. The seven-week resident phase will be held from 22 September 2021 to 3 November 2021 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) Twentynine Palms, CA, at MCCES CTB. The CTB will teach portions of this course at classification levels up to SECRET NOFORN. MCPC is a formal advanced 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 earn the Necessary MOS (NMOS) skill designator 0603 upon successful course completion. While attending MCPC, students will develop the skills necessary to plan advanced MAGTF communications architectures across the following: the range of military operations; multi-domain operations; and denied and degraded command and control, communications, and computers, environments (D2C4E). 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. Students will interact with a variety of military and civilian professors spanning the Joint Operational Environment and participate in a MAGTF planning series, case studies, and discussions on space, cyberspace, and electromagnetic spectrum operations.
2. The following student eligibility criteria apply to MCPC 2-21.
2.a. PMOS 0602 Lieutenant Colonels, Majors, Captains, and Capt-selected First Lieutenants, serving in the Fleet Marine Force or Supporting Establishments.
2.b. Security clearance/visit requests (OPNAV 5521/27). Students must possess a secret security clearance and submit a visit request in the Defense Information Security System (DISS). The SMO code is ID MS3305STUD. Include full name, social security number, level of clearance/basis, dates of visit (22 September – 3 November 2021), and purpose (MCPC 2-21), POC: Captain Pope, ATTN: Security Manager.
3. Mission. From 26 July to 3 November 2021, Company HQ, CTB, MCCES conducts MCPC 2-21 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 prepare MAGTF communicators to meet the challenges of the present and future operating environments.
4. Tasks. Parent commands will submit nominations no later than 9 July 2021, with the following information via encrypted email to all points of contact (POC) listed:
4.a. Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial
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 Required During the Course? (Y or N)
4.n. GTCC Expiration Date
4.o. Immediate Supervisor Rank/Name/Phone Number
5. Coordinating Instructions
5.a. Commands with two or more nominees will designate a POC for coordination purposes. The nominees' commanding officer must forward the request up the appropriate chain of command.
5.b. The uniform for Marines will be the Woodland Marine Corps Combat Utility uniform.
5.c. All MCPC student handouts will be electronic. The CTB will issue students a government computer for the classified portion of the program of instruction once the course convenes.
5.d. MCCES reserves the right to cancel MCPC 2-21 if the course does not meet the course minimum of eight students by 9 July 2021.
5.e. Students must complete Annex A (non-resident) to be eligible for Annexes B and C (resident) attendance. MCCES will drop students from this course if they do not complete Annex A. Students who complete Annex A, 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 2-21 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. MCCES 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. Reservations for billeting are the responsibility of each attendee. Attendees must check with the MCAGCC Twentynine Palms Bachelor Officer’s Quarters (Roadrunner Inn) at comm (760) 830-6642/1081 for government availability billeting before making any commercial lodging reservations. They will select the MCAGCC Twentynine Palms Roadrunner Inn for lodging in the Defense Travel System (DTS). Attendees may obtain local lodging information from the MCAGCC Twentynine Palms Sleepy Tortoise Lodge at (760) 830-6583 if government billeting is unavailable. Attendees will use government messing if available.
6.e. Funding letter. The POC provided in 4.g. will generate the funding letter once students register for this course in the Marine Corps Information Training Management System (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. Insert the course ID (M09DRX1) and click search in student registrar.
6.e.4. In the class list tab, find the correct class number (class 2021020).
6.e.5. Click the 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, ensure it states approved. If the column is blank or pending, contact IC4.
6.e.9. Click the down arrow and select generate funding letter.
6.f. Restriction of Movement (ROM). There is no CTB/MCCES forecasted ROM requirement for this course at this time.
7. Command and Signal
7.a. Annex A of MCPC 2-21 will convene on 26 July 2021. Students must validate their enrollment in MarineNet Moodle before the start of Annex A. This phase will conclude on 12 September 2021.
7.b. Annexes B and C of MCPC 2-21 will convene on 22 September 2021. Students must report NLT 2359, on 21 September 2021, at Headquarters, MCCES, building 1865 at Twentynine Palms, CA. The resident phase of MCPC 2-21 will graduate on 3 November 2021.
7.c. The POCs in para.7.e. will notify nominees selected to attend MCPC 2-21 NLT 10 days before the convening date of the non-resident phase of the course.
7.d. Upon positive confirmation of registration, each individual will receive an email from the MCPC Chief Instructor with further directions and guidance.
7.e. Nominees and their commands should direct any questions to the following individuals:
7.e.1. HQMC IC4 Occ Field Specialist, MGySgt Benjamin Sackey
7.e.1. HQMC IC4 Occ Field Specialist, MSgt Michael Dahlke
7.e.2. HQMC IC4 Occ Field Sponsor, Maj Charlie Bahk
7.e.3. MCCES CTB Academics Officer, CWO4 Enrique Laguna
7.e.4. MCPC Chief Instructor, Capt Toby Pope
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.//