R 211100Z NOV 23
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC PPO PL WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/AMENDMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR FOREIGN DISCLOSURE PERSONNEL//
NARR/REF A IS THE USMC GOVERNING ORDER REGARDING THE DISCLOSURE OF MILITARY INFORMATION TO FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS AND INTERESTS//
POC1/MILLER, TRAVIS/CIV/USMC FOREIGN DISCLOSURE PROGRAM MANAGER, DC PP&O/703-692-4342/TRAVIS.C.MILLER@USMC.MIL.//
POC2/FDO TEAM/CTR/ PPO PL WASHINGTON DC/703-692-2507/PPO_FD@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. This MARADMIN updates and replaces the requirements in reference (a) for Foreign Disclosure personnel regarding rank, clearance, and training.
2. Rank Requirements.
2.a. The basic requirements to be assigned as a Foreign Disclosure Officer (FDO) at any level are hereby amended to include civilians in grade GS-11 or above, any Commissioned Officer, Warrant Officer, or Staff Non-Commissioned Officer.
2.b. For commands/organizations led by a Lieutenant General (O-9) or higher, the primary command FDO is required to be a civilian with a full performance grade of GS-13 or above, or a Commissioned Officer in grade O-4 or above. Alternate FDOs, or FDOs within subordinate staff sections, need only to meet the basic requirements.
3. Clearance Requirement Waiver.
3.a. If a USMC command/unit/organization that is led by a Major General (O-8) or below has no conceivable need for their FDO to ever review or be exposed to classified material above collateral Secret, they may request a waiver from the current T5/T5R investigation requirement. This waiver will only be considered if the requesting command/unit/organization, or their subordinate elements, do not produce, classify, use, or otherwise work with material above the collateral Secret level.
3.b. If a waiver is desired, the command/unit/organization should send the request to the USMC Foreign Disclosure Program Manager, with endorsement from the primary command FDO at the first O-9 command in their reporting chain.
4.a. In addition to the initial completion of the USMC FDO Course, FDOs must maintain two and five-year currency.
4.a.1. Every two years, FDOs must either attend the annual USMC Foreign Disclosure Working Group or complete an approved FDO course offered by a DoD element, such as the Defense Intelligence Enterprise FDO course or another Service FDO course.
4.a.2. Every five years, both FDOs and Foreign Disclosure Representatives must recomplete the USMC FDO Course. Marine Component Command FDOs may substitute completion of a Combatant Command FDO course with the approval of the USMC Foreign Disclosure Program Manager.
4.b. Failure to complete the required training results in loss of currency and ineligibility to continue serving in a Foreign Disclosure role.
5. Execution. This change goes into effect immediately upon publication of this MARADMIN and the next Marine Corps Order revision will reflect these requirements. Commands will have until the beginning of FY25 to comply with the rank and training requirement changes.
6. Questions concerning Foreign Disclosure can be directed to the identified POCs.
7. This MARADMIN applies to the Marine Corps Total Force.
8. Release authorized by Mr. Jeffrey L. DeWeese, Director, Strategy and Plans Division, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps (Acting).//