Description of Role
The Brigade Officer in Charge is charged with leading their brigades and in that the welfare of all Marines assigned. They are responsible for the support the Marines under their care and to insure the proper flow of information from above and below, along the Chain of Command. They serve as the subject matter expert on all things SFMC within their region and are expected to solve problems before involving the COFORCECOM. They are the issuing authority for brigade awards, and, working with the Region Coordinator, the primary for recommendations for promotion to ranks beyond Lieutenant Colonel. The Brigade OIC is also responsible for passing unit information to the COFORCECOM. They do this by collecting and collating unit information from bimonthly reports and, in their own report, reports this information forward. The Brigade Officer in Charge is responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of the annual brigade muster and the awards that go along. Additionally, they are responsible for recommendations for Corps annual Honor awards from their brigade. There will be no politics in this position. You may certainly have your own opinions as to things that may be happening around you in SFI and the SFMC, but politics stop at the office door. We are here to serve all Marines equally and without favoritism. You will find yourself working with your friends and with those who are not you friends. You will be required to treat them all fairly and equally.
About the selection process: In addition to interviewing with COFORCECOM, a selection committee comprised of the OICs of each of the units within the brigade in question will be polled for their input. Based on that information FORCECOM will then consult with the Regional Coordinator of the region in question before making a final determination. Applicants should be able to speak to what their plans are if selected. This should focus on objectives the applicant feels are priorities based on the needs of the marines who would be placed under their command.
• must be 18 years of age or older
• must be a member of the Brigade they are serving (Residency in the BDE is not a requirement, but may be preferred by Commanding Officer, Forces Command, depending upon the requirements and size of the area being served.)
• Possess good organizational and planning skills
• Possess good time management skills
• The ability to communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing.
• The ability to deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism.
• Exercise responsibility, discretion, and judgment in making decisions.
• Be able to follow policy and procedure as set forth in the STARFLEET Bylaws and Membership Handbook, the Marine Force Manual and the Policy Manual.
In addition, you *MUST* have:
• A consistent Internet connection and be willing to acknowledge all emails sent to you with 48 hours.
• Be willing to take direction as needed to accomplish the duties.
• Have a good working knowledge of the Marine Force Manual [as it will be your main reference source]
Training qualifications must be completed before taking office:
Application period closes 27 September 2020. Questions about this position can be directed to Tom Guertin at email@example.com. Attachments must be submitted in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. Attachments submitted in other formats might not come through the system and will not be forwarded with applications.