R 071940Z OCT 21
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC PPO//
SUBJ/INTERIM CHANGE TO MCO 3502.6A MARINE CORPS FORCE GENERATION PROCESS//
AMPN/REFERENCE A IS MCO 3502.6A, MARINE CORPS FORCE GENERATION PROCESS//
POC/STEPHEN M. COOK/LTCOL/PP&O/POF/TEL: 703-692-4310/EMAIL: STEPHEN.COOK@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. The purpose of this MARADMIN is to provide an immediate update to ref (a) regarding Service intent, requirements and responsibilities for the evaluation and certification of units prior to change of operational posture (CHOP) or deployment.
2. The following changes apply to ref (a).
2.a. Change paragraph 1.c.(4) to read “Task-organized forces: USMC forces organized to meet routine RFFs/RFCs in the GFMAP, such as special purpose Marine Air Ground Task Forces (SPMAGTFs), Battalion Landing Teams, Littoral Combat Teams, composite aviation squadrons".
2.b. Change paragraph 4.c.(2) to read “Phase II: Generate the force (E-360 to E-270 for MEU / D-360 to D-180 for all others). Given an approved force sourcing solution to Service or CCDR operational requirements, units are formally notified of scheduled deployments and standing crisis response force activation periods in MCBul 3120 and begin deployment or activation preparation and predeployment training planning. During this phase, units continue core MET training”.
2.c. Change paragraph 4.c.(3) to read “Phase III, Ready the force (E-270 to E-0 for MEU/D-180 to D-0 for all others). Deploying units, task-organized forces, and standing crisis response forces continue core MET training, begin assigned MET training, and begin reporting readiness against an assigned METL in DRRS-MC per ref (j)”.
2.d. Add paragraph 4.d.(13)(e), “Direct Major Subordinate Commands (MSCs) to certify task organized subordinate units, such as BLTs, LCTs, and aviation detachments by type/model/series, prior to their change of operational control (CHOP) to a MEU, MLR, or SPMAGTF. Units permanently assigned to the MEU will be certified by their respective MEU. Aviation parent units shall ensure that their detachments complete a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) of their type/model/series’ METL within six months of CHOP to the VMM (REIN). To the maximum extent practical, this training should be flown as a live event, but MAW Commanders may authorize virtual if leveraging linked simulators provides a better training environment and resource management”.
2.e. Add paragraph 4.d.(13)(f), “MEF MSC CGs shall conduct a MCCRE for composite units from their command that will comprise the MEU major subordinate elements (MSEs), namely, the Ground Combat Element (GCE), the Aviation Combat Element (ACE), the Logistics Combat Element (LCE), prior to MEU, MLR, or SPMAGTF composite. Units permanently assigned to the MEU will be certified by their respective MEU”.
2.f. Add paragraph 4.d.(13)(g), “Should Service processes not provide required staffing, training or equipping to units no later than 90 days prior to MEU composite, or CHOP for units and task-organized forces, the following actions apply:”
2.g. Add paragraph 4.d.(13)(g)1, “MEF Commanders shall notify DC PP&O of Service shortfalls resulting in causal factors (e.g., staffing, training, or equipping shortfalls) via their chain of command”.
2.h. Add paragraph 4.d.(13)(g)2, “DC PP&O will address Service shortfalls with responsible Service entity (e.g., staffing with DC, M&RA; training with CG TECOM; equipping with DC, I&L)”.
2.i. Add paragraph 4.d.(13)(g)3, “MEF commanders have the authority to waive the timeline to meet certification".
2.j. Add paragraph 4.d.(13)(g)3.a, “MEF commanders shall ensure certification by MSC commanders is completed as soon as conditions permit”.
3. Release authorized by Lieutenant General D.J. Furness, Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies, and Operations.//