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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC PPO PO//
SUBJ/U.S. MARINE CORPS MASS WARNING AND NOTIFICATION (MWN) REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT//
REF/B/MSGID: CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS PPO PS/140202Z/14OCT15//
POC 1/MARK BROWN/CIV/UNIT: MCICOM G-3/EMAIL: MARK.A.BROWN4@USMC.MIL/TEL: (703) 614-7928//
POC 2/CHRISTOPHER BURCH/CIV/UNIT: HQMC PPO PO/EMAIL: CHRISTOPHER.BURCH1@USMC.MIL/TEL: (540) 623-7945//
NARR/REFERENCE (A) IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INSTRUCTION (DODI) 6055.17, WHICH ESTABLISHES EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE AND POLICY, INCLUDING REQUIREMENTS FOR MASS WARNING AND NOTIFICATION (MWN). REFERENCE (B) IS MARADMIN 507/15, WHICH OUTLINES FORCE PROTECTION GUIDANCE ISSUED BY THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOLLOWING THE CHATTANOOGA ATTACKS, INCLUDING IMPROVEMENTS TO MWN CAPABILITIES. REFERENCE (C) IS MCO 3440.9, MARINE CORPS INSTALLATION EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, WHICH REQUIRES THE TESTING AND EXERCISE OF MWN SYSTEMS. REFERENCE (D) IS MCO 3030.1, USMC CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS PROGRAM, WHICH OUTLINES REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDING ALERTS, NOTIFICATIONS, EVACUATION, AND MOVEMENT OF ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT TO RELOCATION SITES DURING A CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS (COOP) EVENT, AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TESTING OF MWN SYSTEMS REGULARLY.
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. The purpose of this MARADMIN is to provide information on the Marine Corps Enterprise Mass Notification System (EMNS) utilized aboard Marine Corps installations, and outline service-level enrollment or registration requirements. This message has been coordinated between the Director of Operations, Operations Division, Plans, Policies and Operations and the Assistant Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics (Facilities) and Commander, Marine Corps Installations Command.
2.a. Following the attacks in Chattanooga, TN on 15 Jul 15, the Secretary of Defense directed DOD components to implement specific actions to improve security, MWN, and force protection. In pursuit of improving MWN across the DOD, an Enterprise MWN Operational Planning Team (OPT) has been established to identify requirements and develop an MWN system that facilitates simultaneous inter-Service notification of alerts and warnings, both on and off military installations. Until a DOD-wide MWN system is developed and implemented, the Marine Corps EMNS serves as an interim solution to meet MWN requirements aboard Marine Corps installations and off-installations.
2.b. MWN systems are critical to emergency management, enabling the timely dissemination of alerts and warnings of hazards and threats (inclement weather alerts, changes in Force Protection Conditions (FPCON), intentional or unintentional hazardous materials (HAZMAT) release, active shooter) that may impact personnel, both on and off Marine Corps installations, allowing time for appropriate actions to be taken. MWN supports force protection through the mass dissemination of alerts, warnings, and advisories to accelerate personal protective actions (shelter-in-place, lockdown) or to activate mission-critical personnel for emergency response.
2.c. Per reference (a), the protected population covered by an MWN system is characterized as Primary and Secondary populations.
2.c.1. The Primary Population consists of all DOD military, civilian personnel, and contract support personnel, whose normal place of duty is on a DOD installation or within a DOD facility (DOD badge holder) are considered part of the Primary Population.
2.c.2. The Secondary Population consists of family members associated with the Primary Population, including guests, visitors, and other potentially impacted personnel.
3. Overview. The Marine Corps EMNS was fielded to Marine Corps installations in 2013 to meet the requirements of reference (a), and is resourced and managed by Marine Corps Installations Command G-3, Emergency Management Branch. Organizations aboard Marine Corps installations currently supported by EMNS currently experience low enrollment and participation beyond workstation alerting, during regular and after-duty work hours. The program seeks to improve EMNS notification capability through increased device coverage to better meet the requirements of reference (a). MWN coverage for Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC) and Marine Forces Reserve (MFR) commands and activities located off-installation have been addressed by implementing alternative MWN systems.
3.a. The EMNS aboard Marine Corps installations provides rapid communication of network-based alert messages using a variety of delivery methods to targeted audience, including personnel who are off-site at the time of an alert. EMNS ensures the delivery of urgent messages and information, enhanced by the device options registered users’ accounts. EMNS permission-based alerts published from any networked computer can travel across firewalls, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and wireless networks using multiple devices including computers, land-line telephones, SMS texts to mobile phones, and smart device messaging to other mobile and hand-held devices.
3.b. Mobile Notifier. EMNS smart device messaging is available through the Automatic Target Hand-Off Correlator (AtHoc) mobile notifier application. The mobile notiifier application is compliant with Federal security guidelines and compatible with both government-issued and personal mobile devices on both Android and IOS phones and tablets. The application is a free download through the Google Play Store and the Apple Application store. The mobile notifier application is an underused means of MWN alerting, which provides an additional method to receive real-time alerts, reporting location, status, and well-being. Current registration in EMWN across the Marine Corps is less than two percent. The latest EMWN software version gives the EMWN administrator the ability to assist organizations in expanding their alerting device coverage and the use of AtHoc Mobile Notifier by sending a recurring (e-mail only) alert reminder and use of the AtHoc Mobile Notifier by sending a recurring (e-mail only) alert reminder that targets only the user accounts not registered in the mobile notifier application. These reminders will begin during October 2022 and include the steps for Mobile Notifier registration and other means of assistance.
4. Guidance. Per reference (a), commanders of EMNS-supported installations and organizations will ensure that members of the primary population, described in paragraph 2.c.1, including personnel identified for immediate emergency recall (Emergency Operations Center and Emergency Management staff, first responders, first receivers, mass-care providers, Continuity of Operations members, disaster recovery and response personnel) perform the following actions:
4.a. Enroll in EMNS.
4.a.1 Provide after-duty hours contact information (home phone, mobile phone, home e-mail), in addition to work contact information, to ensure receipt of alerts during and non-duty work periods, and update information every 90 days, per reference (a).
4.a.2 Understand how to download and register into the Mobile Notifier Application.
4.a.3 Understand how to enable location services to ensure timely delivery of alerts and warnings issued within their geographic area.
4.b. Members of the secondary population, described in paragraph 2.c.2, are highly encouraged to register into EMNS, and provide personal contact information, including personal cell phone numbers, landline phone numbers, and e-mail addresses to ensure receipt of alerts and warnings.
4.c. Commanders, working through their respective emergency managers and local EMNS administrators should:
4.c.1 Make EMNS enrollment and familiarization a part of DOD active duty, civilian and contractor personnel check-in procedures.
4.c.2 Test and exercise the EMNS system, as required by references (c) and (d).
4.d. IAW reference (b), Marines are encouraged to contact their local emergency management agency/organization and register in municipal, county, or state mass notification and emergency alerting systems for increased situational awareness. All personnel are encouraged to sign up for locally available community alert systems and breaking news applications and should enable location services to ensure timely receipt of alerts and warnings within their geographic area.
5. Personnel assigned to units that are tenants aboard non-Marine Corps installations, both CONUS and OCONUS, are encouraged to coordinate with the host service to obtain MWN services, if available.
6. EMNS enrollment information. Additional information related to EMNS, mobile notifier registration, Marine Corps Emergency Management, and additional downloadable materials may be found on the Ready Marine Corps website: https:(slash)(slash)www.ready.marines.mil.
7. Contact POC 1 regarding Marine Corps MWN and the Marine Corps MWN CONOPS. Commands desiring additional information on off-installation MWN capabilities and coverage contact POC 2.
8. This MARADMIN applies to the Total Force.
9. Release authorized by Major General Roger B. Turner, Jr., Director of Operations, Plans, Policies, and Operations.//