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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)//
SUBJ/THIRTY-THIRD EXECUTIVE FORCE PRESERVATION BOARD RESULTS//
REF/A/MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC SD/201859Z JAN 15//
REF/B/DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC/19MAR2012//
NARR/REF A IS THE 33RD EXECUTIVE FORCE PRESERVATION BOARD ANNOUNCEMENT. REF B IS CMC POLICY MEMO 1-12, MARINE CORPS EXECUTIVE FORCE PRESERVATION BOARD CHARTER.//
POC/MAJ CHAD BIGNELL/EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/COMM: (703)604-4263/DSN: 664-4263/CHAD.BIGNELL(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. The Executive Force Preservation Board (EFPB) establishes safety and force preservation policy and guidance for the Marine Corps. Per the references, the EFPB convened its 33rd meeting at the Pentagon and via secure video teleconference, on 17 September 2015, from 1300-1700 EDT.
2. EFPB members or their representatives in attendance were:
Gen Paxton ACMC
Col Trimble DMCS Rep
LtGen Davis DC AVN
MajGen Whitman DC MRA Rep
MajGen Lukeman DC CDI Rep
BGen Jansen DC PR Rep
BGen O’Meara DC PPO Rep
SES Wood DC IL Rep
MajGen Regner Marine Corps Readiness
Col Close COMMARFORCENT Rep
Col Gering COMMARFORCOM
BGen Mahoney COMMARFORPAC Rep
LtGen McMillian COMMARFORRES
Col Kozeniesky COMMARFORSOC Rep
Col McDuffie COMMARFORSOUTH Rep
SES Clifton COMMCICOM Rep
BGen Coffman CG I MEF Rep
MajGen Beydler CG II MEF
LtGen Nicholson CG III MEF
Mr. Miller DASN Safety Rep
MajGen Lukeman CG TECOM
Col Sides CG MARCORLOGCOM Rep
RDML Scott Chaplain of the Marine Corps
RDML Lane Dir Health Services
RDML Murray COMNAVSAFECEN
BGen Shrader COMMARCORSYSCOM
MajGen Whitman Dir MF Div
Col Gibson Dir OUSMCC (Acting)
Col Abisellan IGMC Rep
Col Trenchard CG MCRC Rep
Col Williams Dir Safety Div (SD)
SgtMaj Green SMMC
3. The EFPB agenda included presentation and discussion of the following:
a. ACMC Opening Remarks
b. SD Force Preservation and Safety Assessment
c. DC MRA (MF), CY-15 Suicide Assessment
d. Discussion with sergeants
e. 32nd EFPB Task Review
f. New Tasks
a. ACMC welcomed all attendees and provided opening remarks.
b. Dir, SD highlighted the impact of mishaps on readiness and presented the Force Preservation Cycle, identifying three areas for optimization. The three areas are mishap tracking and information dissemination from occurrence through hazard elimination, ground mishap investigation training, and human factors education and training.
c. Dir, Marine and Family Services Division, MRA presented a suicide assessment and provided information on suicide prevention support to commanders. The suicide prevention support to commanders portion covered current and future programs and areas for improvement.
d. Three sergeants comprised a panel that addressed a variety of force preservation topics and answered questions from the EFPB members. The topics discussed included current leadership and mentorship practices, limitations hindering sergeants from exercising their best leadership, and gaps in the Marine Corps’ leadership development package. The panel received multiple accolades for their participation in the 33rd EFPB.
e. The following tasks were closed:
(1) (EFPB 32-01)- SD in coordination with the MARFORs, PPO, IL, and MCSC, provide an information brief on mishap and hazard reporting including combat zone reporting, focusing on critical information promulgation to communities of interest.
(2) (EFPB 32-04)- MCCDC in coordination with SD, provide a decision brief on incorporating risk management in the Marine Corps Planning Process.
(3) (EFPB 32-05)- MCCDC in coordination with MRA, Health Services (HS), and SD, present a curriculum review brief on safety and force preservation instruction in enlisted and officer training and education.
(4) (EFPB 32-08)- MRA in coordination with the MARFORs, MCICOM, and SD, provide an information brief on the survey office implementation and survey operational planning team final recommendations.
(5) (EFPB 32-09)- MARCORSYSCOM in coordination with PPO, IL, TECOM, the MARFORs, and SD, provide an information brief on the equivalency of the Deadline Safety of Use Message/Safety of use Message (DSOUM/ SOUM) process used to notify units possessing ground equipment of critical safety issues, to the aviation “Red-stripe” process and the effectiveness of this communication method.
5. The following actions are directed and shall be updated at the 34th EFPB. Task tracking numbers are included in parentheses after the assigned commands.
a. Dir SD
(1) (EFPB 33-01)- In coordination with MCCDC and MRA, conduct a human factors training feasibility study. The study should determine applicability across the entire risk management and force preservation spectrum, appropriate training audiences, and personnel and material resource requirements.
(2) (EFPB 33-02)- In coordination with MRA, provide a Force Preservation Hand-off Tool implementation brief.
(3) (EFPB 33-03)- In coordination with the MARFORs, MCICOM, MCCDC, and MRA, provide a decision paper on mishap investigation training implementation options.
(4) (EFPB 33-04)- In coordination with EFPB membership, review and revise the EFPB Charter.
b. MRA. (EFPB 33-05)- Provide an information paper for suicide prevention assistance provided to Marines transitioning out of the Marine Corps.
c. HS. (EFPB 33-06)- In coordination with MRA and BUMED, provide an information paper on initiatives targeted at improving critical risk information sharing between commanders and healthcare providers. This task is due 16 October 2015, in order to help inform discussion at the next Behavioral Health and Brain Injury Advisory Committee.
6. Publication of this message constitutes official tasking. Organizations identified in paragraph 5 above shall assign a point of contact for each task and provide contact information to CMC (SD) within 14 days of release of this message. SD will also distribute tasks via MCATS.
7. The 34th EFPB is tentatively scheduled during March 2016 in the National Capital Region. CMC (SD) welcomes EFPB members and their safety offices to forward discussion topic recommendations to CMC (SD) prior to the 34th EFPB.
8. CMC (SD) will announce the 34th EFPB Plan of Action and Milestones, schedule, agenda, and logistical specifics via separate correspondence.
9. Semper Fidelis, John M. Paxton, Jr., General, U.S. Marine Corps, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps.//