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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MFPC//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2023 CASUALTY ASSISTANCE CALLS OFFICER TRAINING ROADSHOW//
NARR/REFERENCE (A) IS THE MARINE CORPS CASUALTY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM//
POC/J. D. BIRD/CAPT/CASUALTY OPERATIONS OFFICER/TEL: (703)784-9512/EMAIL: JEREMY.BIRD@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Situation. Throughout Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23), the Casualty Section (MFPC) will train the fleet via the Casualty Assistance Calls Officer (CACO) Training Roadshow.
2. Mission. Through the remainder of FY23, MFPC shall provide training on casualty reporting, notification procedures, mortuary affairs, specifics on benefits and entitlements, grief and trauma awareness, investigations processing, and personal effects processing. Additional training will be provided to further educate Casualty Assistance Command Representatives (CACRs) at select locations.
a. Intent. Provide aforementioned training and opportunities for Marines to discuss ongoing initiatives and issues with MFP Staff.
b. Concept of Operations. MFPC leadership will coordinate with host command Site Coordinator to schedule CACO and CACR training at specified locations. Key leader engagements with host commands will be scheduled prior to each visit.
c. Coordinating Instructions
(1) MFPC CACO/CACR Roadshow Schedule (read in three columns):
Host Command CACO Training Date CACR Training Date
I&I Brooklyn, NY 21 March 2023 N/A
I&I Great Lakes, IL 23 March 2023 N/A
MCAS Yuma, AZ 25 April 2023 26 April 2023
MCRD/ERR San Diego, CA 27 April 2023 N/A
MCAS Miramar, CA 28 April 2023 1 May 2023
MCI-West, Camp Pendleton, CA 2 May 2023 3 May 2023
MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, CA 4 May 2023 N/A
MCINCR Quantico, VA 17 May 2023 18 May 2023
MCAS Beaufort, SC 26 June 2023 27 June 2023
II MEF, MCB Camp Lejeune, NC 28 June 2023 29 June 2023
(2) Briefs. Briefs will be forwarded two weeks in advance of the training to the Site Coordinator for each location.
4. Administration and Logistics
a. Administration. Host command Site Coordinators will execute detailed planning via separate correspondence with the MFPC Operations Officer. Letters of instruction for each location shall be submitted to MFPC no less than 45 days prior to the training date. Commands that are not able to attend training may request training at a later date but will be required to fund MFPC travel if supportable.
b. Logistics. Host commands shall provide adequate facilities and communication assets to support the training as well as any engagements between MFPC staff and key leaders.
5. Command and Signal
a. Command. Applicable to total force.
b. Signal. Host Command Site Coordinators shall serve as the primary point of contact for MFPC and area attendance coordination. Units located in proximity to scheduled training may contact the MFPC Operations Officer, Captain Jeremy Bird, for applicable Site Coordinator contact information.
6. Release authorized by Lieutenant General J. F. Glynn, Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.//