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MSGID/GENADMIN/CG TECOM QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/FY22 GROUND COMBAT ELEMENT COMMANDERS COURSE//
REF/A/MSGID/CMC WASHINGTON DC//301845ZJUL21//
REF/B/MSGID/ CMC WASHINGTON DC/301840ZJUL21//
POC/MCTOG/MARK NOSTRO/LTCOL/OPSO MCTOG/TEL: (760) 830-3623/EMAIL: MARK.NOSTRO@USMC.MIL//
POC/MCTOG/ALEX BARRON/MAJ/ASSISTANT OPSO MCTOG/TEL: (760) 830-8989 EMAIL: ALEX.BARRON@USMC.MIL//
POC/MCTOG/CAROLINA VANMEERBEEK/CIV/SECURITY SPECIALIST/TEL: (760) 830-5796/EMAIL: CAROLINA.VANMEERBEEK@USMC.MIL//
NARR/REF A IS MARADMIN 395/21, FY22 COL COMMAND SCREENING BOARD RESULTS. REF B IS MARADIN 394/21, FY22 LTCOL COMMAND SCREENING BOARD RESULTS//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Situation. The Commandant of the Marine Corps Combined Commandership Course educates all command teams on the fundamental authorities, responsibilities, programs and practices that contribute to a successful command tour in order to ensure they are fully prepared to meet the challenges and demands of command. In November 2017, the Ground Board endorsed the formalization of a Ground Combat Element Commanders Course (GCECC) and requested Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group (MCTOG) facilitate the development and delivery of a GCECC to better prepare Ground Combat Element Commanders to lead, train, and tactically employ their Battalions and Regiments in the context of maneuver warfare, in support of the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF).
2. Mission. Execute a four-day operationally focused command preparation course to better ready GCE Commanders to lead, train, and tactically employ their Battalions and Regiments in the context of maneuver warfare in multi-domain operations against peer competitors in support of the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF).
3.a. Commanders Intent
3.a.1. Purpose. To enhance GCE Commanders’ readiness to command in today’s complex operating environment.
3.a.2. Method. The GCECC will be a highly focused, high-payoff engagement designed to prepare GCE Commanders for the biggest challenges of their careers. The course is educationally unique and seeks to leverage and expand upon a career’s worth of training, education, and experience. This experiential learning approach of declarative knowledge, sense making, and problem solving will further develop the adaptive capacity in Commanders.
3.a.3. Endstate. GCE Commanders are better prepared to tactically employ, train, and lead their command to support the MAGTF within the context of maneuver warfare in multi-domain operations against peer competitors in support of the MAGTF.
3.b. Concept of Operations. MCTOG conducts the course at Marine Air Ground Combat Center twice per fiscal year (FY) in order to afford the opportunity for all FY22 O-5 and O-6 Commanders slated for GCE commands to attend prior to or within the first six months of assuming command.
3.c. Coordinating instructions.
3.c.1. Eligibility. GCE Command slated Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, and Lieutenant Colonel selects on the FY22 command slating (per the refs).
3.c.2. FY22 course dates.
3.c.2.a. MCTOG executes GCE Commanders Course 22-1, 12-15 October 2021.
3.c.2.b. MCTOG executes GCE Commanders Course 22-2, 8-11 March 2022.
3.c.3. Registration. Registration is hosted by MCTOG via email to MCTOG POC noted in this message.
3.c.3.a. Registration deadline for GCE Commanders Course 22-1 is 1 October, 2021.
3.c.3.b. Registration deadline for GCE Commanders Course 22-2 is 25 February, 2022.
4. Admin and Logistics
4.a. Minimum clearance is SECRET. Send clearance info via Defense Information System for Security through your local security manager to Strategic Mobility Office code: M30016 POC: Ms. Carolina Vanmeerbeek.
4.b. Each attendee arranges their own billeting. If government lodging cannot be obtained attendees must ensure they get a letter of non-availability. Lodging reservations can be made at:
- Primary: Road Runner Inn (760) 830-6642
- Secondary: Sleepy Tortoise Lodge (760) 830-6573
- Holiday Inn Express: (760) 361-4009
- Best Western: (760) 367-9141
- Fairfield Inn: (760) 361-5000
4.c.1. Course attendance is unit funded.
4.c.2. Departure flights should be scheduled for the day after the last scheduled training event supported.
4.c.3. Support personnel funded by MCTOG. Detailed information for support personnel will be published via separate correspondence for each course.
4.d. Uniform: Seasonal digital MARPAT uniform.
5. Command and Signal
5.a. Command. Omitted.
5.b. Signal. Questions or comments regarding this message are directed to MCTOG POCS.
6. Release authorized by Lieutenant General Kevin M. Iiams, Commanding General, Training and Education Command.//