R 261600Z MAY 22
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG EDCOM QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/CALL FOR MARINES TO SERVE WITH THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT ART PROGRAM//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 5750.1H//
POC/KRISTOPHER BATTLES/CIV/UNIT: MCU/EDCOM/NMMC/TEL: 703-784-6396/EMAIL: KRISTOPHER.BATTLES@USMCU.EDU//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. National Museum of the Marine Corps (NMMC), Marine Corps University (MCU), Education Command (EDCOM) is soliciting applications from artistically talented Marines to serve as combat artists with the Marine Corps Combat Art Program (MCCAP).
2. Background. MCCAP was originally founded in 1942, and has faithfully told the Marine Corps’ story using traditional art media. Marine Corps Combat Artists use creative thinking, design, and drawing skills to visually document Marine Corps personnel and activities across the globe. Within the ranks of the Marine Corps, there are artistically talented and motivated Marines who can play an important role in helping MCCAP tell the Marine Corps story. MCCAP has relied on this organic Marine talent to enrich the Marine Corps Combat Art Collection and to preserve for posterity the actions and events that made history. Combat artists deploy to training exercises and overseas operations to create combat art for the Art Collection of the NMMC.
3. Combat Artist eligibility. Officers and enlisted Marines of any rank with the appropriate experience and skills to create art which will visually document the activities and personnel of the United States Marine Corps, helping to educate the public as to the nature and work of Marines are eligible.
3.a. Applicants may be asked to serve on temporary additional duty and work in challenging environments in order to realize the vision and mission of MCCAP.
3.b. Applicants should possess or be eligible for a secret clearance.
4. Submit portfolios via email to the point of contact (POC) no later than 31 Aug 22. NMMC will confirm receipt of applications and forward notice of acceptance to all approved applicants via email. Submissions should include the information requested in paragraphs
4.a through 4.g and should include an attached digital portfolio of 10-20 examples of the applicant’s artwork, showing an aptitude for drawing from life and an understanding of the elements and principles of design, anatomy, and composition.
4.a. Last name, first name, middle initial.
4.d. Current and follow on billet (if known).
4.e. Work phone (DSN and comm).
4.f. Current clearance information to include eligibility, any active caveats, expiration date and a command security POC.
4.g. Date of birth and electronic data interchange personal identifier.
4.h. Email address (.mil or work agency email only).
4.i. Nominating General Officer, Flag Officer, or Senior Executive Service member and POC from the nominee's command (name, phone number, and email address).
4.j. Professional portfolio. For more information on MCCAP visit the NMMC website at https:(slash)(slash)www.usmcmuseum.com/usmccombatartprogram.html.
5. Release authorized by Brigadier General Walker M. Field, Commanding General, Education Command.//