State of FORCECOM – February 2014
Good Day Marines,
Although February isn’t a late month, it ‘is’ a short month, so this SOR may be late, but in keeping with the month, it will be short.
It’s the time of year when we not only look toward the bright colors of spring flowers, but all the bright colors we get to wear on our uniforms. With various Brigade Musters on the schedule and the Marine Muster coming up at IC this is the perfect time of year to log on to the database and check to make sure your records are up to date. If there is something missing, please contact me ASAP and we’ll work together to see what’s needed to get your records updated.
Also, in regards to award nominations, I’m still hearing about the occasional problems with using the online Awards Nomination forms found here: http://www.sfi-sfmc.org/awards.php
The individual making the nomination copy of their nomination letting them know the form went through. If you don’t get the email, please report it to me ASAP so the problem can be forward to the correct individuals. As previously mentioned if it is a nomination for a Brigade level award, also let your BDE OIC know ASAP.
I have copies of the nomination forms in document format and can send them to you as needed. Your Brigade OICs have them as well.
There have also been some changes in the Brigade Command structure since last we’ve talked.
LGN Bran Stimpson has taken command of 17th Brigade. I want to thank him for stepping forward on this and to also thank BDR Doug Davenport for his hard work as past Commanding Officer 17 BDE.
BDR Kathy Mullins has stepped down from the command of 15th Brigade to concentrate on Real Life pursuits. LGN Douglas Mayo is Acting OIC until such time as a replace has been found for the position.
There are still a few ongoing problems showing up as to the numbers the database is showing for the number of units in a brigade or the number of members in a unit. This is being addressed by the Code Masters even as I type.
We’re also aware of the problem with the same individual showing up as assigned to a unit and also listed as ‘unassigned’. This is something I can ‘usually’ fix at my level so if you find someone being listed in two places at once, please email me and I’ll see what I can get done.
And if you’ve got questions, always remember to use your chain of command. Everyone from your Unit OIC up to the members of the General Staff are here to help you. Just run your thoughts and concerns up the chain and we’ll help you out.
Stand Easy, Marines.
BDR Jari “Gato” James