State of FORCECOM October 2014

State of FORCECOM October 2014

Good day, Marines.

I realize that this ‘Status of’ report for FORCECOM is late for October.  I was holding out in the hopes I could report that full function has been restored to this Command.  Sadly, this is not yet the case.  It is ‘not’ because SFI CompOps isn’t working their hearts out on this.  There’s a lot of code to look through and changes to chart and create.  It’s far better they take their time and make sure all their work meshes smoothly then to rush and have to make more changes later on.

What this means for my Command is I can make ‘no’ additions, deletions or changes to information on the database. This translates into no unit changes or creation of new units, awards, changes in Marine assignments or affiliations. I have limited ‘look up’ for individual members.  I check my database access twice a day to see what changes have happened.

Please continue to contact myself and my Deputy, BDR Duncan Cameron,

about FORCECOM matters.   Just because we can’t get to it right now,

we’ll keep working on it.

I’ve also contacted all Brigade Officers in Charge about back up plans for reporting and such should those become necessary.  Right now we are using the reporting forms on the SFMC website. If that should change, an announcement will be made.

Hang in there, Marines. We’ll get ‘er’ done.

Stand easy, Marines.


BGN Jari “Gato” James


State of INFOCOM October 2014

State of INFOCOM October 2014

Greetings Marines,

It’s the last day of the month so it’s time for my report.  I just started a new job on Wednesday and it has been a very busy week.  Seems you have to jump through more hoops when you get hired at a new company than you used to.  Looks like the old hand shake days are long gone.  On with the report.

We have completed the SFMC manual updates.  While you are looking at the manuals let me know if we missed anything.  I would like to thank COL. Young CO of the USS Asteria for his assistance in getting the manuals updated.  Unless we missed something, they will remain in their current state until the manuals are updated to their new versions.  We are also working on the reporting and awards submission forms on the SFMC website trying to improve performance.  If you run into any issues please send me an email with as much detail as possible about the problem you have encountered and I’ll try and get the issue resolved as soon as I can.

Sorry this report is short.  I have several training modules I have to complete before work on Monday.  I hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween.

In closing here are the pingdom stats for September 2014.

Uptime: 100%
Outages: 0

Downtime: none
Response time: 301 ms


Mark “Slayer” Anderson
Major General, SFMC
Team Delta