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MSGID/GENADMIN/CG TECOM QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE MARINE CORPS TRAINING ENVIRONMENT WORKING GROUP ANNOUNCEMENT 7-9 DECEMBER 2021//
POC/MR. TODD PERRY/GS-14/RANGE AND TRAINING AREA MANAGEMENT BRANCH/RANGE AND TRAINING PROGRAMS DIVISION (RTPD)/TRAINING AND EDUCATION COMMAND (TECOM)/EMAIL: TODD.PERRY@USMC.MIL/TEL: 703-432-2301//
POC/MR. CHRISTOPHER KUDUK/GS-13/SYNTHETIC TRAINING INTERGRATION AND MANAGEMENT BRANCH/RTPD/TECOM/EMAIL: CHRISTOPER.KUDUK@USMC.MIL/TEL: 703-432-2988//
POC/MR. JASON CLARK/GS13/RANGE AND TRAINING AREA MANAGEMENT BRANCH/RTPD/TECOM/EMAIL: JASON.CLARK@USMC.MIL/TEL: 703-784-0573//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Situation. In April 2021, the Commandant of the Marine Corps provided an Annual Update on Force Design 2030, which described the progress made over the previous 12 months in redesigning the force to better fulfill our role as the Nation’s “Naval Expeditionary Force-in Readiness” and guidance for the way forward. The Commandant continued to emphasize the requirement for “Modernization of training capabilities to ensure Marines are best prepared for the future operating environment” within the guidance for resourcing.
1.a. Marine Corps Training Environment (MCTE) overview.
1.a.1. The purpose of the MCTE is to provide a full complement of Marine Corps training capabilities across the force to facilitate planning, preparation, execution, and assessment of training requirements and objectives from the individual Marine up to the Marine Air Ground Task Force level.
1.a.2. To maintain our advantage over pacing threats, the Marine Corps requires a portfolio of ranges and training areas (RTA), training systems, simulations/simulators, and other training resources. These resources simulate contemporary and future operating environments, to prepare Marines and Marine Corps units as the Nation's "Naval Expeditionary Force-in-Readiness."
1.a.3. The MCTE endstate is a collection of training capabilities, combined with an improved training and readiness system, a scaled performance rating method, and data analytics that enables Commanders to achieve and sustain combat/operational readiness.
1.b. This message announces the convening of the MCTE Working Group (WG) from 7 – 9 December 2021. The MCTE WG is an O-6/GS-15 WG.
1.b.1. The MCTE WG is a Service-level venue to execute specific components of the Commandant’s Planning Guidance Implementation Plan and Training and Education Command (TECOM) Campaign Plan.
1.b.2. Requires integrating efforts with the Navy and across the total force (Fleet Marine Forces (FMF)), Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)/Supporting Establishment, and Formal Schools) in accordance with applicable orders/directives.
2. Mission. From 7 – 9 December 2021, Commanding General (CG), TECOM convenes the MCTE WG in order to inform, and provide recommendations to resourcing boards and decision makers, ensuring the MCTE has the ability to support Marine Corps standards-based training requirements and enables the operational readiness of FMF individuals/units.
3. Execution. A key element of the Services ability to implement the results of the Force Design 2030 and prepare individuals and units for their assigned missions will be the capability and capacity provided by the MCTE.
3.a. Intent. The MCTE WG provides a forum for detailed analysis and assessment, so that the Marine Corps can adapt RTA’s, training systems, simulators, and other training resources to support the Force Design 2030 and ultimately the National Defense Strategy.
3.a.1. Purpose. To identify specific home station training capability requirements to support the implementation of Force Design 2030.
3.a.2. Method. Provide a medium for the integration of trainers within the FMF, combat developers, resource/policy sponsors, information managers, operations officers, researchers, and functional experts.
3.a.3. Endstate. The thorough review and identification of training capability shortfalls, challenges, issues, and/or concerns related to Force Design 2030 with assigned follow-on actions.
3.b. Concept of Operations.
3.b.1. The MCTE WG will be conducted virtually from 1500 – 1800 (Eastern Time) from 7 – 9 December 2021. Detailed instructions and read-aheads to be provided via separate correspondence NLT 1 December 2021.
3.b.2. 7 December 2021 (Day 1) will consist of CG TECOM opening remarks followed by briefs on Force Design 2030 and Mission Essential Task (MET), Mission Essential Task List (METL), Training and Readiness.
3.b.3. 8 December 2021 (Day 2) will consist of an update on the Live Force Experimentation and FMF/Regional Installation Command Force Design 2030 implications (e.g. I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF)/Marine Corps Installations (MCI)-West).
3.b.4. 9 December 2021 (Day 3) will consist of FMF/Regional Installation Command Force Design 2030 implications (e.g. II MEF and MCI-East/III MEF and MCIPAC).
3.c. A MCTE WG Memorandum will be developed in order to capture the discussion highlights with assigned actions and recommendations that will be submitted for CG TECOM approval and published to attendees. MCTE WG items may be presented to other HQMC conferences, boards, and/or operational advisory groups as directed by CG TECOM or as requested.
4. Administration and logistics.
4.a. Working group fee. None.
4.b. Joint personnel adjudication system requests. No visitor access requests are required; briefs and discussions will be held at the unclassified level.
4.c. Uniform. Uniform of the day or business casual, as appropriate.
5. Coordinating instructions.
5.a. Request I, II, and III MEF in coordination with their respective Regional Installation Command, provide a brief at the MCTE WG that addresses the training implications associated with Force Design 2030. NLT 30 November 2021 submit briefs to the points of contact listed.
5.b. Request the Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration to provide briefs on Force Design 2030 (unclassified) and MET/METL update. NLT 30 November 2021 submit briefs to the points of contact listed.
5.c. Request Commanding General, Marine Corps Warfighting Lab to provide an update on Live Force Experimentation. NLT 30 November 2021 submit brief to the points of contact listed.
5.d. Each brief is to be presented within a one-hour period.
5.e. NLT 22 November 2021, request attendees forward name, rank, unit, billet, email, and phone number to the points of contact listed.
5.f. Amplifying instructions (to include the virtual collaboration information and conference schedule) and read-aheads will be provided via separate correspondence NLT 3 December 2021.
6. Release authorized by Lieutenant General Kevin M. Iiams, Commanding General, Training and Education Command.//