State of TRACOM April 2015

State of TRACOM April 2015

Happy Easter everyone,

I will be straight up with y’all, I know there have been some issues with some of the SFMCA schools, as well as with my office of late.

These have to due with a number of factors that have been or are being rectified, so things will begin working normally soon.

But, with that said, if you have had any issues with the PD or MD schools, or have issues that you have brought to me, but have not received any response, please resend these to me, and I will work towards getting them straightened out.

We do currently have a job opening at the SFMCA, that of the Medical Branch director.

We will be taking applications for this position until Cinco de Mayo (May 5th).  The requirements for this position are as follows:

  1. All TRACOM Staff members must have completed PD-10 (Marine Basic Training), PD-20 and OTS; 2. Must be a member in good standing of STARFLEET; 3. Be at least 18 years of age; 4. Branch Directors must have completed every course offered by their Branch up to and including the 30/-301 level coursework (Bachelor s of Military Science); 5. If a staff member is appointed to a position within TRACOM, and that person has not completed the requirements for the position, he/she shall have 60 days to complete the requirements or be asked to resign the position; 6. All candidates should review the TRACOM Policies and Procedures Manual paying close attention to the duties outlined in sections 3.01, 3.02, 3.04 Doctrine Section sub-section Branch Directors, and section

3.05 IN FULL. Please send your  Fleet resume, a letter of intent, and why you feel you would make a valuable addition to the Training and Doctrine Command Staff to me at tracom@sfi-sfmc.org.

The number of courses being taken at the SFMCA is down from this time last year, and one of the theories that I have about this is that many Marines who are interested in the SFMCA have taken all the courses they can, or want to.

Well, because of that, and the fact that we took on a renumbering project a couple years ago in order to be able to expand our offerings, we will soon be announcing a plan that will see new courses come out of all of the schools in the SFMCA.  Since this is in the early planning stages, I don’t have many details yet, but we will be announcing them soon.

Until next time…

TJL

*Major General Travis Littou*

COTRACOM

SFMCA Team Delta

tjlittou@cox.net

tracom@sfi-sfmc.org

State of INFOCOM April 2015

State of INFOCOM April 2015

Greetings Marines,

With all the news these days about data breaches you may be concerned about your online security and you should be.  As someone who works within the IT field, most of the financial companies and ever the ones that may not store financial information are taking these data breaches very seriously.  They are increasing their security budgets, adding hardware and 24/7 monitoring to their networks to help combat these breaches.  Although adding layers of security will help against the hacker in his mom’s basement, the state sponsored hackers are a different story.  They are much harder to protect against.

And now to the report.  I’m may be looking for some assistance on a couple of short term web projects I will be working on. Once I have more information on what I will be needing, I will send more details.

If you have any questions please contact me at the email address below.

In closing here’s the pingdom stats for March 2015.

Uptime: 99.97%

Outages: 1

Downtime: 15 Minutes

Response time: 434 ms

 

Mark “Slayer” Anderson

Brigadier General, SFMC

COINFOCOM

Team Delta

infocom@sfi-sfmc.org

State of FORCECOM April 2015

State of FORCECOM April 2015

Good Afternoon, Marines.

I want to welcome BGN Tom Guertin to the FORCECOM Staff. He’ll be stepping up from the 15th Brigade DOIC position into the 15BDE OIC position full time.

I want to thank him for the support he’s provided for the Brigade over the past few years and am looking forward to working with him in the upcoming New year.

I again want to thank LGEN Paul Fest for his time of service to 15BDE in specific and the SFMC as a whole.

With regards,

 

BGN Jari James

COFORCECOM

State of FINCOM April 2015

State of FINCOM April 2015

Checking account opened with a balance of $5869.67

 

Credit – $519.04 PayPal transfer

 

Debits total  – $87.59

 

USPS –  $78.21QM postage

Target – $4.06 envelopes for qm

Walmart – $5.32 envelopes for qm

 

Closing balance for the account was $6301.12

 

There were 13 orders last month.

 

Scholarship interest -$0 .04 .  The current balance $2729.44

 

MGEN Barry Jackson

COFINCOM