R 161700Z NOV 21
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG TECOM QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2022 MARINE CORPS LESSONS LEARNED COLLECTION CAMPAIGN PLAN AND COLLECTION PRIORITIES//
REF/A/MCO 3504.1/DC CDI/31 JUL 2006//
REF/B/TECOMO 3503.1A CH 1/CG TECOM/02 JUN 2020//
NARR/REF A IS MARINE CORPS ORDER 3504.1 THE MARINE CORPS LESSONS LEARNED PROGRAM (MCLLP) AND THE MARINE CORPS CENTER FOR LESSONS LEARNED (MCCLL). REF B IS THE TRAINING AND EDUCATION COMMAND ORDER 3503.1A WITH CHANGE 1, TECOM TREND REVERSAL AND REINFORCEMENT PROCESS//
POC/MARK SILVIA/CIV/UNIT: MCCLL/ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENTS BRANCH/POLICY AND STANDARDS DIVISION/TECOM/TEL: 703-432-1950/DSN 312-378-1950/EMAIL: MARK.A.SILVIA@USMC.MIL; MARK.SILVIA@USMC.SMIL.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. This MARADMIN announces the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Marine Corps Lessons Learned Collection Campaign Plan (CCP) as well as identifies other collection priorities for Analysis and Assessments Branch, Policy and Standards Division, Training and Education Command (TECOM).
2. Background. The CCP was developed in conjunction with MCCLL Program Analysts embedded in the Fleet Marine Force (FMF), Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC), and Marine Corps component commands, following the completion of a Marine Corps wide data call for lessons learned collection topics. The topics nominated and selected are considered to have significant value to provide actionable information and, as applicable, to influence change in operational tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP), and/or be informative to HQMC and Deputy Commandants, TECOM HQ, as well as doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership, personnel, facilities (DOTMLPF) and warfighting function stakeholders for resource application deliberations and decisions. Selection criteria used to evaluate all topics included linkages to the 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) Planning Guidance, the Commanding General (CG) TECOM Campaign Plan FY2020-2025, and the CG TECOM Vision and Strategy for 21st Century Learning, 2020-2030. Topic selection criteria also included ties to Force Design 2030, naval integration, and Marine Corps operating concepts (e.g., Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations, Littoral Operations in a Contested Environment).
3. This CCP provides a baseline for MCCLL FY22 collection execution and will be modified as required based on emerging events and issues (e.g., disaster relief operations) and input from HQMC, the FMF, Marine Corps component commands, and the supporting establishment. For each collection effort, MCCLL will coordinate a feasibility of support request with those commands that are directly impacted. Each collection will result in a MCCLL final report.
4. MCCLL formal FY22 collections include (primary Marine Corps commands impacted and scheduling in parenthesis):
4.a. Exercise Cold Response 22 (MARFOREURAF; II MEF: Quarter (Q)2).
4.b. VMFA-211 Deployment Aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth (I MEF (3d MAW): Q1).
4.c. MRF-D Transition from III MEF to I MEF (FMFPAC; I MEF; III MEF: Q4).
4.d. Exercise Keen Edge 22 (FMFPAC; III MEF; 3d MEB: Q2).
4.e. MQ-9 Maritime Domain Awareness (MARCENT; I MEF; VMU-1: Q2).
4.f. Exercise Steel Knight 22 MRF-D MRX (I MEF (1st MARDIV, 1st MLG): Q2).
4.g. Exercise Northern Viking 22 (MARFOREURAF; II MEF: Q3).
4.h. HIMARS in Maritime Operations (11 MEU; 24 MEU; 31 MEU; 2nd BN, 14th MAR; 5th BN, 11th MAR: Q1, Q3).
4.i. Exercise Valiant Shield 22 (I MEF: Q4).
4.j. Exercise Resolute Dragon 22 (III MEF and MSCs: Q2).
4.k. Joint Task Force Crisis Response 5th MEB Stand-up and Afghanistan NEO (MARCENT; 5th MEB; 24 MEU; SPMAGTF-CR-CC: Q1).
4.l. MARFORRES COOP and Evacuation Actions for Hurricane Ida 2021 (MARFORRES and MSCs: Q1)
4.m. The following topics will be addressed by adding as a focus area under other applicable FY22 collections and not as a single collection event: maritime command and control arrangements in support of Naval Campaigning; Tentative Manual for Expeditionary Advanced Based Operations; lack of USMC airborne C2 capability; and loss of USMC airborne EW capability.
5. In addition to the collection events listed above, the CCP schedule includes the publishing of lessons learned trend reports at six month intervals. These trend reports will provide issues and best practices from the synthesis of information collected and archived by Analysis and Assessments Branch, TECOM. The source information is drawn primarily from unit submitted AARs, though will include other lesson learned related products. A trend report’s primary purpose is to serve as inputs to issue resolution processes, as well as to inform operational planning and leader decisions.
6. Other collection priorities for FY22 include:
6.a. Unit AARs from operations, Service-level training, Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE), and home station training events are an important and essential foundation of the MCLLP and provide a first step in providing a threat based understanding in how we fight. These AARs and lessons learned reports will continue to inform and adapt our warfighting functions, operating concepts, and force design. Consequently, timely submission of AARs to MCCLL for them to be meta-tagged, stored, and made available across the Marine Corps electronically is essential. An AAR template is provided on the homepage of MCCLL’s unclassified and classified SharePoint sites.
6.b. The TRRP (Ref B) defines the process that provides TECOM with the means to identify service-level training trends for action in order to reverse negative training trends and reinforce positive trends. It also supports closing the lessons learned loop in order to improve awareness throughout the FMF, enhance the force generation process, and support FMF unit readiness. Per the TECOMO requirements, receiving trend reports or AARs from TECOM MSCs on trends from administration and assessment of service level training events (SLTE) and other training and education activities so that this information can be consolidated, archived, and analyzed, is a collection priority. Results from these collections will be submitted as appropriate to the TECOM HQ TRRP, and briefed to the Assessments Working Group (AWG), to develop actions that will enable addressing the negative training trends and the reinforcement of positive trends. TECOM MSC reports can be emailed to the group mailbox MCCLL_Ops@usmc.mil or the message point of contact can be contacted for coordination.
7. Units are encouraged to leverage the assistance provided by MCCLL analysts embedded with the FMF and supporting establishment. Embedded analysts have the task to collect and facilitate AAR submissions from their supported commands, as well as to collect other valuable information such as exercise hotwash briefs and unit standard operational procedure documents. The point of contact information for embedded analysts can be accessed on the MCCLL SharePoint homepage. Any command that is not directly supported by a MCCLL analyst can contact the message point of contact, or send an email to the group mailbox MCCLL_Ops@usmc.mil.
8. The Marine Corps FY22 Lessons Learned CCP with amplifying information on each collection is found on the MCCLL NIPR website homepage, at https:(slash)(slash)www.eis.usmc.mil/sites/MCCLL. The classified SIPR website can be accessed at https:(slash)(slash)www.eis.usmc.smil.mil/sites/MCCLL. These websites contain a vast amount of Marine Corps lessons learned information. Along with a robust archive search function, the sites contain topical pages of items consolidated on various subjects, as well as libraries of MCCLL reports and unit AARs.
9. Release authorized by Lieutenant General Kevin M. Iiams, Commanding General, Training and Education Command.//