R 081239Z MAR 22
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC I//
SUBJ/ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INFORMATION MANEUVER 1700 OCCUPATIONAL FIELD//
NARR/REF A IS THE DOTMLPF-C WORKING GROUP FINAL ASSESSMENT BRIEF, DELIVERED 09 FEB 2022. REF B IS THE MARINE CORPS MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY (MOS) MANUAL. REF C IS THE INFORMATION MANEUVER TRAINING AND READINESS MANUAL.
POC/A. F. CALLANAN/MAJ/DC I/IMD/TEL: 667-812-8521/EMAIL: AUDREY.CALLANAN@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Orientation. The Deputy Commandant for Information directed the consolidation of Operations in the Information Environment (OIE) Military Occupational Specialties (MOS), to include Space, Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO), Cyber Warfare, Civil Affairs, and Psychological Operations to the 17XX Information Maneuver (IM) Occupational Field (OccFld). The newly established IM OccFld provides the Marine Corps with a deliberate, professionalized, and sustainable workforce enabling the Marine Corps to integrate information maneuver related capability areas. Subsequently, the IM OccFld continues to operationalize Information, the 7th Warfighting Function, and advance the Marine Corps’ development of the Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group. The Deputy Commandant for Information (DC I), Information Maneuver Division developed the 17XX professionalization plan in close coordination with Total Force Structure Division, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Training and Education Command, and Training Command to facilitate the implementation of the 17XX Professionalization Plan. The 17XX Professionalization Plan was briefed at the Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership, and Education, Personnel, and Facilities with Cost Awareness (DOTMLPF-C) Working Group, and the final assessment was favorably endorsed 9 February 2021. These changes will be reflected in the February 2022 Authorized Strength Report and in the FY23 MOS Manual. The consolidation of capabilities areas prompts DC I to reestablish the 1700 OccFld as the Information Maneuver (IM) OccFld.
2. Purpose. The purpose of this message is to announce the approval of the Marine Corps 1700 Information Maneuver OccFld and associated Primary Military Occupational Specialties (PMOS). In support of modernization efforts, the IM OccFld enables the Marine Corps continued success in the information environment while enhancing the Marine Corps’ ability to conduct operations aligned with Force Design 2030.
3. Applicability across the Marine Corps.
3.a. The Information Maneuver OccFld provides the Marine Corps with a professionalized, highly skilled workforce able to employ OIE capabilities, creating effects across the MAGTF and in support of joint requirements. Also, the newly created IM OccFld supports Talent Management by enabling Marines to stay in information related careers, improving readiness and retention. The OccFld supports the maturation of the Marine Corps’ IM workforce through the establishment of specific career paths, standardized training continuum, and mechanisms to retain trained and qualified Marines.
3.b. The 1700 OccFld formally manages the career paths of Marines who have gained highly specialized training required for Space, EMSO, Cyber Warfare, Civil Affairs, and Psychological Operations and will support the development and reutilization of high demand skillsets.
4. Information Maneuver OccFld Primary MOS
4.a. 1702, Cyberspace Warfare Officer, LtCol - 2ndLt
4.b. 1705, Cyberspace Warfare Development Officer, LtCol – Capt
4.c. 1706, Maritime Space Officer, LtCol- Capt
4.d. 1707, Influence Officer, LtCol- 2ndLt
4.e. 1710, Offensive Cyberspace Warfare Officer, CWO5 - WO
4.f. 1720, Defensive Cyberspace Weapons Officer, CWO5 - WO
4.g. 1721, Cyberspace Warfare Operator, GySgt - Pvt
4.h. 1751, Influence Specialist, GySgt- Sgt
4.i. 1795, Influence Chief, MGySgt- MSgt
4.j. 1799, Cyberspace Operations Chief, MGySgt - MSgt
4.k. The OccFld will not create new MOSs, but will recode and transition the current 05XX series PMOS, FMOS and NMOS into the IM OccFld with a 17XX prefix.
5. Details regarding lateral moves (LATMOVE) and implementation will be released via separate correspondence in future MARADMINS to outline how Marines can apply for transition into this new occupational field. Marines interested in a LATMOVE to the 1700 OccFld are encouraged to contact their PMOS monitor to discuss specific concerns.
6. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force.
7. Release authorized by LtGen M. G. Glavy, Deputy Commandant for Information.//