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MSGID/GENADMIN/CG TECOM QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/AVAILABILITY OF MCTP 3-20B, AVIATION GROUND SUPPORT; MCRP 3-20F.5, DIRECT AIR SUPPORT CENTER HANDBOOK; MCRP 3-10E.6, TTP FOR MARINE ARTILLERY SENSOR OPERATIONS; AND MCRP 3-30B.3, MTTP FOR TACTICAL RADIOS//
NARR/REF (A) IS MARINE CORPS PRINTING, PUBLISHING, AND REPROGRAPHICS EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS//
POC/S. ABNEY/MAJ/MAGTFTC/MAWTS-1/TEL: COMM (928) 269-6203/EMAIL: DANIEL.ABNEY@USMC.MIL//
POC/S. PATTON/CWO4/TRNGCMD/MARINE CORPS ARTILLERY DETACHMENT FORT SILL/TEL: COMM (580) 558-1099/EMAIL: ABRAXAS.W.PATTON.MIL@MAIL.MIL//
POC/D. HUFF/CIV/TECOM/PSD/DB/TEL: COMM (703) 784-6228/EMAIL: DIANE.HUFF@USMC.MIL//
POC/A. JANNERETH/CIV/TECOM/PSD/DB/TEL: COMM (703) 432-8493/EMAIL: ADAM.L.JANNERETH@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. The following publications are available via the USMC doctrie website https:(slant slant)homeport.usmc.mil/sites/mcdoctrine/SitePages/Home.aspx:
1.a. Marine Corps Tactical Publication (MCTP) 3-20B, Aviation Ground Support, was approved on 13 May 2021. This publication supersedes MCTP 3-20B, Aviation Ground Support, dated 24 April 2019. It provides a common basis for understanding Marine Corps aviation ground support and the manner in which the MAGTF can tactically exploit those capabilities. It is intended for commanders and staff officers who are responsible for planning and executing aviation operations.
1.b. Marine Corps Reference Publication (MCRP) 3-20F.5, Direct Air Support Center Handbook, was approved on 7 June 2021. This publication supersedes MCRP 3-20F.5, Direct Air Support Center Handbook, dated 17 February 2009 and erratum dated 2 May 2016. MCRP 3-20F.5 focuses on the details of direct air support center (DASC) operations and the role that the DASC plays in integrated Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF) operations. Written for MAGTF, naval expeditionary force, and joint force commanders and their staffs, MCRP 3-20F.5 highlights DASC organization, equipment, planning considerations, operational fundamentals, and employment options. This publication provides commanders and their staffs with the information needed to understand and evaluate the operational principles and capabilities of DASC employment options.
1.c. MCRP 3-10E.6, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Marine Artillery Sensor Operations, was approved on 14 June 2021. This publication supersedes MCRP 3-10E.6, Marine Artillery Survey Operations, dated 28 January 2002 and erratum dated 2 May 2016 and MCRP 3-10E.8, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Field Artillery Meteorology, dated 25 October 2007 and erratum dated 2 May 2016. MCRP 3-10E.6 includes the technical information Marines need to provide accurate and timely sensor support. It covers a broad spectrum of issues from general knowledge to Marine-specific equipment. As three of the five requirements for accurate predicted fire, sensor support is critical to the success of artillery (and ultimately maneuver) on the modern battlefield. Marine artillery sensor Marines support firing units and target acquisition assets, enabling indirect fires to mass effectively and deliver surprise observed fires and effective unobserved fires. This publication applies to Marine air-ground task force atillery commanders, their staffs, personnel in the 0844/48 military occupational specialty (fire direction control Marine), and field artillery operations chief billets, from battery through regiment, including infantry mortar Marines.
1.d. MCRP 3-30B.3, Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Tactical Radios, was approved on 14 Jul 2021. This publication supersedes MCRP 3-30B.3, Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Tactical Radios dated 19 May 2017. MCRP 3-30B.3 is a single source, descriptive reference guide to ensure tactical-level operators and planners have a comprehensive resource for planning, employing, creating, and operating radio networks (nets) in a joint Service environment. It supports planners and warfighters by establishing tactics, techniques, and procedures for training and operations across the competition continuum and applies to all commanders and staffs who plan, employ, operate, and maintain tactical radio nets.
2. Coordinating Instructions. Units requiring print allocations must follow procedures identified in reference (a), paragraphs 4.a.2.a.2.b and 4.a.2.a.c. Marine Corps Publication Distribution System publication control numbers (PCNs), limited dissemination control (LDC), and managers are:
2.a. MCTP 3-20B, Aviation Ground Support.
2.a.1. PCN: 147 000025 00.
2.a.2. LDC: NONE – Publicly Releasable AFTER review.
2.a.3. Manager: Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One.
2.b. MCRP 3-20F.5, Direct Air Support Center Handbook.
2.b.1. PCN: 144 000251 00.
2.b.2. LDC: NONE – Publicly Releasable AFTER review.
2.b.3. Manager: Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One.
2.c. MCRP 3-10E.6, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Marine Artillery Sensor Operations.
2.c.1. PCN: 144 000260 00.
2.c.2. LDC: NONE – Publicly Releasable AFTER review.
2.c.3. Manager: Marine Corps Artillery Detachment Fort Sill.
2.d. MCRP 3-30B.3, Multi-Service Tactics Techniques, and Procedures for Tactical Radios.
2.d.1. PCN: 144 000007 00.
2.d.2. LDC: Federal Employees and Contractors Only (FEDCON).
2.d.3. TECOM Manager: Policy and Standards Division.
3. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force.
4. Release authorized by Lieutenant General K. M. Iiams, Commanding General, Training and Education Command.//