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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC CD WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/2023 COMMUNICATION STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS (COMMSTRAT) OPERATIONAL ADVISORY GROUP (OAG) CALLING MESSAGE//
REF/A/MCO 5311.1E TOTAL FORCE STRUCTURE PROCESS//
REF/B/MARADMIN 547/19/03 OCT 2019//
REF/C/COMMSTRAT OAG CHARTER/ 05 SEP 2017//
NARR/REFS A AND B PROVIDE AUTHORITY FOR THE 45XX COMMSTRAT OCCFLD MOS SPONSOR TO ESTABLISH AND HOST AN OAG. REF C PROVIDES FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE COMMSTRAT OAG.
POC/ARMISTEAD/MW/LTCOL/BRANCH HEAD/OCCFLDSPT/CD/TEL: (703) 692-1825/EMAIL: MICHAEL.ARMISTEAD@USMC.MIL//
POC/PETERSON/BA/MSGT/BRANCH CHIEF/OCCFLDSPT/CD/TEL: (703) 614-1494/EMAIL: BRYAN.PETERSON@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This calling message provides information for the COMMSTRAT OAG to be held 28 - 31 March 2023.
2. The OAG will be hosted by the COMMSTRAT MOS Sponsor – Director, Communication Directorate, Headquarters Marine Corps.
3. Purpose. The COMMSTRAT OAG is a forum for direct interface, planning and decision making between Headquarters Marine Corps, the operating forces and the supporting establishment concerning issues that affect the 4500 occupational field (OCCFLD). The OAG is led by the COMMSTRAT MOS Sponsor and provides a critical forum to identify capability requirements and associated capability gaps across the doctrine, organization, training and education, materiel, leadership, personnel, facilities, and policy and cost (DOTMLPF-P/C)combat development pillars.
4. OAG Participants. The following commands are encouraged to send 45XX leadership resident within their commands to the OAG. It is strongly advised all Major Subordinate Commands and Major Subordinate Elements are included when selecting the appropriate personnel. Commanders will prioritize participation of COMMSTRAT directors, visual information officer and senior COMMSTRAT chiefs, to attend.
4.a. Marine Corps Systems Command (2 PAX)
4.b. Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration (1 PAX)
4.c. Deputy Commandant for Information (1 PAX)
4.d. U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa (2 PAX)
4.e. U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve and South (2 PAX)
4.f. U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyber Command (1 PAX)
4.g. U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Command (2 PAX)
4.h. U.S. Marine Corps Information Operations Command (1 PAX)
4.i. U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific Command (2 PAX)
4.j. U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command and North (2 PAX)
4.k. U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command (2 PAX)
4.l. I Marine Expeditionary Force (3 PAX)
4.m. II Marine Expeditionary Force (3 PAX)
4.n. III Marine Expeditionary Force (3 PAX)
4.o. U.S. Marine Corps Installations Command (2 PAX)
4.p. U.S. Marine Corps Installations West (2 PAX)
4.q. U.S. Marine Corps Installations East (2 PAX)
4.r. U.S. Marine Corps Installations Pacific (2 PAX)
4.s. Training and Education Command (3 PAX)
5. Coordinating Instructions.
5.a. Command representatives are required to have the authority to speak on behalf of their respective commander on all areas of the 4500 OCCFLD, and if required, vote on the outcome as briefed to the OAG chair on Day 4.
5.b. Working Groups. The COMMSTRAT OAG will be comprised of two working groups.
5.b.1. COMMSTRAT Concept of Employment Working Group. This WG will primarily focus on updating the COMMSTRAT COE in order to better orient the OCCFLD to support joint and service information advantage. This concept will further drive OCCFLD requirements and doctrine. Commanders should seek to prioritize the attendance of COMMSTRAT directors, planners or senior enlisted advisors to participate in this WG.
5.b.2. Digital Media Systems Concept of Employment Working Group. This WG will primarily focus on reviewing and finalizing an AO-level COE for the DMS family of systems as a companion concept to the COMMSTRAT COE. Participants should understand operational employment of table of equipment (T/E) systems, mission planning factors, and mission execution. Commanders should seek to prioritize the attendance of COMMSTRAT chiefs and visual information officers to participate in this WG.
5.c. OAG participants, as outlined in paragraph 4, will register no later than 7 Mar 2023 at the following link: https:(forward slash)(forward slash)einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=718777&k=05604A0E7C50.
5.d. Commands requesting additional participants, or commands not listed in paragraph 4 requesting attendances, must contact POCs for approval.
5.e. The uniform for the OAG is business casual for all participants.
5.f. Location. The OAG will be held at Mundy Hall, located at 2301 Little Rd, Quantico, VA 22134.
5.g. Travel. Travel days for the OAG are 27 and 31 Mar 2023, however participants should make travel arrangements no earlier than 1500 on 31 Mar or may elect to depart the OAG on 1 Apr 2023 to meet individual mission requirements. All travel expenses are a unit responsibility.
5.h. Lodging. Travelers should select lodging near Marine Corps BaseQuantico. Lodging recommendations will be sent via SEPCOR.
5.i. Attendees and commands must comply with MCO 4600.40b concerning the government travel charge card program. DTS will identify the 2023 max per diem rate for Quantico, Virginia.
5.j. Transportation and parking. Transportation is the responsibility of the attendee.
5.k. Participants will bring their T/E computer system in order to effectively participate in all aspect of the OAG. MCEN will be the only network access available.
5.l. Reporting costs. As sponsor of the COMMSTRAT OAG, CD is required to collect and submit estimated and actual cost information. Organizations sending representatives to the COMMSTRAT OAG will provide total liquidation costs for their respective attendees via email to HQMC_45XX_PROPONENT(at)usmc.mil no later than 21 Mar 2023.
5.m. Questions related to the COMMSTRAT OAG should be sent to the CD OCCFLD POCs listed above. A complete agenda will be provided to confirmed attendees via SEPCOR.
6. Release authorized by SES Ms. April Langwell, Director of Communication, Headquarters Marine Corps.//