State of FORCECOM February 2016
Good evening, Marines.
The weather techs here at Caldwell Station still haven’t made up their minds about what’s going on outside. So far the daytime temps have been in the 50’s to 60’s when they should be in the 30’s to 40’s. I’m waiting to see the true harbingers of Spring – the brightly colored ‘Yard Sale’ signs that begin to pop up everywhere. Then I’ll know the weather has truly changed.
This is a short month and this report will also be short as I’m up to my tukus in real life classes.
With various Musters taking place and the SFMC Muster coming in a few months I want to touch on awards.
It’s real simple: no one can submit you for anything if they don’t know something happened. Make sure your Unit OIC makes note of what you and the rest of your unit members have done in their Unit reports. The world of records and reports run on the theory of ‘If it ain’t in writing, it didn’t happen’. Make sure things get written down so your BDE OICs and the General Staff can find out what you’ve been up to.
Please know that both the Commandant, COINFOCOM and myself are aware that they online award nomination forms occasionally act up. If you’ve submitted someone for an award, and did not receive the auto-generated reply in your email inbox, it’s your responsibility to follow up to make sure that it got to the correct individual. FORCECOM has blank forms in text and document format that you can fill in and submit as an email attachment. And please, let FORCECOM or INFOCOM know things didn’t work so we can try to figure things out.
Can’t fix things if we don’t know they’re broken.
For those already wondering, the submission window for the SFMC Honor Awards is not yet open. Rest assured an announcement will be made when it is, but look for it someone where around the end of May.
And always remember 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.
That’s all for now. Keep it safe out there and be nice to each other.
Stand Easy, Marines.
BGN Jari “Gato” James