State of FINCOM June-July 2016

State of FINCOM June-July 2016

The SFMC checking account opened the month of June with a balance of $8093.39

Credit – $354.36

R15 quartermaster sales – $154.50

PayPal transfer of funds – $199.86

 

Debits total – $43.45

USPS – $37.20 QM postage

Wal-Mart – $6.25 envelopes

 

Closing balance for the account was $8404.30

 

There were 8 orders for June

SFMC Savings Account (scholarship payments)

 

Opened with $2,730.08

Credits – Interest earned .04

Debits – 0

Current balance on account -$2,730.12

 

The SFMC checking account opened the month of July with a balance of $8404.30

 

Credit – 225.00 Region 3 summit quartermaster sales

 

Debits total – $978.32

USPS – 52.95 QM postage

Wal-Mart – 5.22 envelopes

Glendale – 76.15 (actual expense was $273.00 paid thru PayPal but balance was not high enough so it pulled this from the bank account.)

Pinpros – $844.00 (this appears to be a duplication of payment, I am checking on it.  The first payment was on 7/13/6 for collar brass order of $424.00 however the design that was sent to me to verify was the old collar brass. Craig found the new design on record and I paid for the order.  Then on 7/24/16

Closing balance for the account was $7650.98

 

There were 11 orders for July

 

SFMC Savings Account (scholarship payments)

 

Opened with $2730.12

Credits – Interest earned .05

Debits – 0

Current balance on account -$2,730.17

 

 

MGEN Barry Jackson

COFINCOM

State of FORCECOM July 2016

State of FORCECOM July 2016

At Ease, Marines,

With the International Marine Muster on it’s way, I want to focus on two

things: records and awards. You’ll see how the two are tied together.

** Personal Records:

Let’s face it.  We all want to look our best at the International Conference.  You want to make sure your uniforms are in tip top condition and all your ribbons, badges and such are in their proper places.  It’s never a good thing to wait until the last moment to review your database records to make sure everything is there that should be on there.

There are policies in place to enter awards that you have been issued but, for some reason, were not entered on the database at that time.

But it needs to be made clear that the responsibility of proof rests on the individual themselves.  If you request an award to be entered, you will need to produce a copy of the award certificate, an email statement from the original issuing individual, a notation pointing to where it was announced in a newsletter, something that shows it was issued.

I am always willing to discuss things and will do everything I can to assist the individual, but one of my personal guidelines has always been ‘Trust, but Verify’.

** Awards:

I’d like to take a moment to review the requirements for four of the more misunderstood awards that often come out of this event.  We’ll start with the simplest and work our way toward the more complex.

[Please note that all of this information is available for review on the SFMC website under ‘Service Awards’ :

http://www.library.sfi-sfmc.org/awards.php?p=service  and in the Marine Force Manual, SECTION 8 – Awards, 8.3 SFMC Service Awards, pg 63 – pg 66 ].

While you’re at IC and the Marine Muster, look for specific sign in sheets so your Brigade OIC and myself can expedite your awards.

* International Service Award:

Issuing Authority: COFORCECOM

Frequency: Once per year

This one is simple: it’s issued to any member of the SFMC who attends an International Starfleet Marine Muster.  Think of it as the Brigade Muster Ribbon, but for the International Muster. You can not request a Brigade Muster award for attending IC by the way, even if it takes place in your home Brigade.

* Honor Guard:

Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC

Frequency:  As Needed – one award per marine per year maximum This award is issued to individuals who service as Honor Guards, Color Guards or as part of the ‘Final Journey’.  When you submit your request to your BDE OIC, please indicate what activity you were a part of.

* Embassy Duty:

Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC

Frequency: As Needed – two awards per marine per year maximum This award is issued to individuals for actual participation at a STARFLEET function, such as a Regional Summit or the International Conference as a Marine. Simple attendance at the event does not make one eligible for the Embassy Duty.  Serving on a panel, working Security, etc. does. You need to be visibly recognizable as a Marine during these activities.

* Great Barrier:

Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC

Frequency: As Needed – two awards per marine per year maximum To quote the website ‘This award is given to Marines who have undertaken extreme or lengthy travel on behalf of the SFMC.’ Please note: there is a two part requirement: extreme/lengthy travel ‘and’ on behalf of the SFMC.

The first part requires a judgment call by the Brigade OIC.  [A possible standard might be 5 hours travel time, for example.] The last part is more precise. Going on a long road trip or flight just to go to the event does not qualify.  Going long distances because you are doing something at that event as a Marine [presenting a class, standing Honor Guard, etc] would qualify.

Please let your BDE OIC know the distance you traveled as well what activities you were a part of.

 

To close I want to welcome the new Marines who have joined the Corps

over the last couple of months and the new units that have joined our

ranks.  I’m looking forward to working with each and every one of you.

Keep it safe out there and be nice to each other.

 

Stand Easy, Marines

 

BGN Jari “Gato” James

COFORCECOM

State of INFOCOM June-July 2016

State of INFOCOM June-July 2016

Greetings Marines,

I’m looking forward to IC in August.  I’ll be heading up a little early to do some sightseeing.  Before I went to Desert Storm I processed through Fort Knox.  I was only there about 3 days before taking a flight out to Riyadh Saudi Arabia.  I didn’t get to see a lot when I was there last time so I guess I’ll be going back to Fort Knox as a tourist.  Looking forward to seeing what I missed last time.

 

I’m starting to get everything together and packing for the trip.  If you will be attending make sure you say hello, I’ll will be leaving early Sunday morning heading home so catch me before then.  I will have limited access to my email and the internet so I may not be able to respond to any requests right away but I will do what I can.

 

In closing here’s the pingdom stats for May and June 2016.

 

June

Uptime: 99.97%

Outages: 1

Downtime: 15 Minutes

Response time: 352ms

 

July

Uptime: 99.97%

Outages: 1

Downtime: 15

Response time: 323 ms

 

Mark “Slayer” Anderson

Major General, SFMC

COINFOCOM

Team Delta

infocom@sfi-sfmc.org