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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC CDI WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/RESULTS OF THE MARINE CORPS STUDIES SYSTEM (MCSS) FY22 STUDIES REVIEW BOARD (SRB) #2 AND THE CALL FOR STUDIES FOR FY23 SRB #1//
REF/A/MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC CDI/R 111830Z MAR 22//
REF/B/DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC/-/27JUN22//
NARR/REF A ANNOUNCED RESULTS OF THE MARINE CORPS STUDIES SYSTEM (MCSS) FY22 STUDIES REVIEW BOARD #1 AND THE CALL FOR STUDIES FOR FY22 STUDIES REVIEW BOARD #2. REF B IS MCO 3902.1E, MARINE CORPS STUDIES SYSTEM (MCSS)//
POC/ALEXANDRA KINDELL/GS12/OAD/-/TEL: 703-432-8346/EMAIL: ALEXANDRA.KINDELL@USMC.MIL//
POC/LISA R. WATTS/GS13/OAD/-/TEL: 703-432-8189/EMAIL: LISA.WATTS@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Per reference (A), this message announces the results of the FY22 SRB #2 and announces the FY23 SRB #1 call for studies.
2. Approved studies are categorized as Tier I or Tier II. Tier I nominations are those considered appropriate and meet the criteria provided in reference (A). These study nominations will be commenced as soon as possible. Tier II nominations are those found to be appropriate for analysis, but either cannot be executed with available resources and/or require further development (e.g., refinement of study scope).
3. The following study nominations are Tier I (sponsor in parentheses).
3.A. NCIP LRUSV Payload Coverage (DC, CD&I).
3.B. NCIP Counter-Reconnaissance (DC, CD&I).
3.C. NCIP-MC Communications Network Requirements (DC, CD&I).
3.D. Organic Precision Fires Distribution and Impact (DC, CD&I).
3.E. Operational Sustainability Analysis for Aviation Units in an EABO Environment (DC, CD&I).
3.F. Factors That Contribute to Retention in the FTAP Population (DC, M&RA).
3.G. Understanding and Addressing Impacts of PCS Moves on Career Progression, Family Life, and Retention Rates (DC, M&RA).
3.H. Marine Rest: Analysis of Norms and Factors, (DC, M&RA).
3.I. Information Exchange Requirements in Support of Base Operations Under Disconnected Conditions (DC, I).
3.J. Gap Analysis and Mitigation in support of Indo-pacific Maritime Distribution Operations (CG, I MEF).
3.K. An Examination of Geographical and Functional Capability Overlaps between Recon-Counter Recon (RXR) and Strategic Shaping and Reconnaissance (CG, II MEF).
3.L. Wargaming the Multi-Mission Reconnaissance Craft Concept (US Fleet Forces Command).
3.M. Requirements for Simultaneous Contingencies in the Western Pacific (CG, III MEF).
3.N. Assessment of III MEF Force Design Modernization Plans (CG, III MEF).
3.O. III MEF Force Sufficiency Gaps in Conflict (CG, III MEF).
3.P. Implementing Lessons Learned from III MEF/C7F Naval Integration into Professional Military Education (CG, III MEF).
3.Q. Understanding and Addressing Mental Health Conditions among Marine Corps Recruiters (CG, MCRC).
3.R. Comparative Analysis of Replacing Trained/Partially Trained/Untrained Training Evaluation Methodology with Scaled Performance Evaluation Measurement System Training Evaluation Methodology (CG, TECOM).
3.S. Analysis of Alternative Total Force Integration and Talent Management Approaches (CG, MARFORES).
3.T. Educational EAB Wargame for Information Environment Training at EWTGLANT (EWTGLANT, USN).
4. The following studies are Tier II:
4.A. Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis (COEA) of Alternative Aviation Structures (DC, CD&I).
4.B. Structuring Indefinite Contracts for Senior Enlisted to Mature the Force (DC, M&RA).
4.C. Concepts for Marine Corps Forces Support to Undersea Warfare (CG, II MEF).
4.D. Personnel and Equipment Requirements of a Scalable Role 2 Medical Capability in the Marine Corps (CG, III MEF).
4.E. Analysis of future USMC Logistics Concepts and Operations in the Pacific Theater (CG, MARFORPAC).
4.F. Marine Corps Recruiting Station Structure Allocation Tool (CG, MCRC).
4.G. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Increasing TMITs Usage on Marine Corps Small Arms Ranges (CG, TECOM).
5. The Operations Analysis Directorate (OAD) study lead appointed to oversee each accepted study will contact the agency POC as provided in the study nomination to prepare for study execution. Those study nominations not listed above were declined for execution. POCs for declined study nominations will be contacted via email. For all questions regarding the study nomination process, email: OAD_studies@usmc.mil.
6. This message also announces the MCSS Call for Studies for the FY23 SRB #1 and solicits nominations for relevant and impactful studies. The nomination period is the date this message is published through 24 February 2023, which will be the deadline for submitting a nomination. Nominations received after the deadline will not be considered until after the Studies Review Board. For commands submitting multiple study nominations, each nomination must be ranked to indicate the priorities of the nominating commands. Each study must be sponsored by a senior official (Colonel, GS-15, or higher). Studies may be cosponsored by multiple commands as applicable.
6.A. Nominations may be submitted at any time; however, pending specific coordination and prioritization, study nominations not received by the 24 February 2023 deadline will be held for review until the following SRB.
6.B. Study nominations related to direction and guidance contained in the 38th Commandant’s Planning Guidance and subsequent Force Design 2030 annual updates will be given precedence over all others. Specifically, priority will be potentially given to study nominations in the areas of force design (logistics, integrated air missile defense, reconnaissance/counter-reconnaissance, crisis response, and seizure of key maritime terrain), education and training, and talent management.
6.C. Study nominations are to be submitted digitally via OAD’s website at https:(slash)(slash)www.cdi.marines.mil/OAD/Marine-Corps-Study-System. The link the submission form is in the section “Submit A Study Nomination.”
7. Assistance and consultation in shaping study nominations is available from OAD_Studies@usmc.mil.
8. Release authorized by Lieutenant General Karsten S. Heckl, Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration.//