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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC PPO PL WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/FY23 SECURITY COOPERATION OFFICER SELECTION PANEL RESULTS//
NARR/REF A IS MARINE CORPS ORDER 1520.11F, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS PROGRAM. REF B IS MARINE CORPS ORDER 5710.6D, MARINE CORPS SECURITY COOPERATION. REF C IS MARINE CORPS ORDER 1300.8 CH-1, PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY. REF D IS CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF INSTRUCTION 1330.05, JOINT OFFICER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM PROCEDURES. REF E IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) INSTRUCTION 1300.19, DOD JOINT OFFICER MANAGEMENT (JOM) PROGRAM. REF F IS MARADMIN 228/22, FY23 SECURITY COOPERATION OFFICER SOLICITATION MESSAGE.//
POC/1/CHRISTOPHER D. DELLOW/LTCOL/CMC DC PPO PL WASHINGTON DC/DSN 312-224-4365/703-692-4365/CHRISTOPHER.DELLOW@USMC.MIL//
POC/2/CLAYTON J. FISHER/CIV/CMC DC PPO PL WASHINGTON DC/DSN 312-224-
POC/3/RONAL MORALES/CTR/CMC DC PPO PL WASHINGTON DC/DSN 312-224-2168/703-692-2168/RONAL.MORALES.CTR@USMC.MIL//
POC/4/ALLISON N. SMYCZYNSKI/MAJ/CMC DC MRA QUANTICO VA/DSN 312-278-9211/12/14/703-784-9211/12/14/ALLISON.SMYCZYNSKI@USMC.MIL// POC/5/IAP OMB/IAPMARINE@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. On 29 July 2022, the Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies, and Operations (DC, PP&O) convened the FY23 Security Cooperation Officer (SCO) selection panel to select Marines to serve in Joint SCO billets with respective geographic Combatant Commands.
2. Board results. The selection panel selected the following Marines for Joint duty as SCOs.
Name GRD PMOS Country Date MCC JDAL Note
Araica, E. O4 0402 Colombia Jul 23 N04 00006147 1, 2, 5, 7
Chu, A.M. O4 3002 Philippines Jul 23 NAL 00007277 1, 3, 4
Hotalen, J.R. O4 0402 Angola Aug 23 NFB 00108945 1, 3, 6
Note 1: TS/SCI security clearance is a mandatory requirement.
Note 2: Joint tour length for this position is 24 months.
Note 3: Joint tour length for this position is 36 months.
Note 4: Language proficiency is not required, but highly desirable.
Note 5: Language proficiency at the 3/3 level is a mandatory requirement.
Note 6: Language proficiency at the 2/2/2 level is a mandatory requirement.
NOte 7: To receive full joint tour credit, incumbent must complete 24 months in the joint duty assignment list (JDAL) position.
3. Alternates will be contacted in the event the primary candidates are unavailable for assignment. Notification of alternates will be made via separate correspondence.
4. Selected Marines are directed to contact PPO PL and their primary Military Occupational Specialty Monitor NLT 19 August 2022 to accept or decline selection.
5. Billets at the following locations require language proficiency. The language requirement is based on Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) and Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) scores, as required for the respective billets. Selectees requiring foreign language training must have a minimum Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) score of 95 for Portuguese and Spanish. Selectees who do not meet the DLPT and OPI requirements in the respective foreign language will attend language training at the Defense Language Institute as listed below. Language training is estimated to begin and end on the following dates. Report dates in country will be modified as required to meet language training requirements.
Country Language Location Est Start Est End
Colombia Spanish Monterey, CA 20221201 20230731
Angola Portuguese Washington, DC 20230102 20230831
6. Attendance at Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) SCO-201, Security Cooperation Organization/Officer course is mandatory for all selectees. SC-201 course must be completed before assignment to selected billet. Spouses are eligible and highly encouraged to attend DSCU SCO-299, Security Cooperation Organization/Officer Spouse Course. The course is designed for spouses of U.S. military personnel assigned to security cooperation positions in U.S. embassies. When accompanied, spouses can support fast-paced and demanding SCO assignments and contribute to mission success. Spouses will sometimes perform voluntary and direct services to support the SCO or other embassy offices – in a unique overseas environment, without typical support systems present. SCO spouse training is valuable for SCO mission success and family safety. Upon completion of this course, students will have a broad foundation designed to equip and integrate these family members into their embassy and foreign communities. Additionally, the course will provide information on the resources and support networks available to help foster success in these unique tours of duty. Additional course and registration information can be found at https:(slash)(slash)www.dscu.edu/courses.
7. Selectees are required to attend the Foreign Service Institute Foreign Affairs Counter Threat (FACT) course before assignment to selected billet. Members who have completed the FACT course within six-years of reporting date do not have to complete the course. Selectees must contact POC 3 listed above for registration information.
8. Completion of the statutory tour length requirement will result in completion of a standard joint credit tour. Departure prior to the tour length requirement for JDAL positions can result in zero joint credit. Selectees should contact POC 4, the Joint Officer Matters Officer for questions on their Joint Officer History.
9. Upon meeting the qualifications established in REF A, Marines are encouraged to apply via the Experience Track for the appropriate Foreign Area Officer and Regional Affairs Officer additional military occupational speciality based on region assigned and language capability. Application templates are available at: https:(slash)(slash)www.hqmc.marines.mil/ppo/Units/Strategy-and-Plans-Division-PL/International-Affairs-Branch-PLU/International-Affairs-Programs/Resources/.
10. Release authorized by Mr. J. L. DeWeese, Acting Director, Strategy and Plans Division, Plans, Policies and Operations, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps.//