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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS 3000 MARINE CORPS PENTAGON WASHINGTON DC 20350-3000

MCO 1500.59A C469 23 SEP 2019

MARINE CORPS ORDER 1500.59A

From: Commandant of the Marine Corps To: Distribution List

Subj: MARINE CORPS MARTIAL ARTS PROGRAM (MCMAP)

Ref:

(a) MCO 6100.14 (b) NAVMC 3500.41B (c) MCO 1510.32F (d) MCO 1553.2C (e) MCO 5040.6H (f) SECNAV M-5214.1 (g) MCO P5102.1B (h) SECNAV M-5210.D (i) MCO 3500.27C (j) MCO P1020.34G CH 1-5 (k) DoDI 6055.07 CH-1, “Mishap Notification, Investigation, Reporting
and Record Keeping,” 31 August, 2018 (l) MCDP 1 (m) SECNAV Notice 5210 (n) SECNAV M-5210.1 CH-1 (o) MCO 5210.11F (p) 5 U.S.C. 552a (q) SECNAVINST 5211.5F

Encl:

(1) Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) Procedural Guidance (2) Martial Arts Instructor/Trainer (MAI/T) Re-certification letter (3) Tie-ins by Belt Level (4) Basic Standards for Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP)
Physical Conditioning Drills For Belt Training (5) Example Revocation Letter (6) Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) Training Logbook

1. Situation. The mental, moral, and physical resiliency of the Marine Corps’ warfighters will be of utmost importance to the Marine Corps winning battles in future conflicts. As a supporting effort to the Marine Corps Physical Fitness Program (MCPFP) in reference (a), Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) aims to strengthen the mental and moral resiliency of individual Marines through realistic combative training, warrior ethos studies, and physical hardening. This Order establishes procedures for effective management of MCMAP. This Order is in accordance with references (a) through (q).

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3. Mission. Define the MCMAP and establish procedures for effective program management in order to create mentally tough, morally sound, and physically capable warfighters.
4. Execution
a. Commander’s Intent and Concept of Operations
(1) Commander’s Intent. The intent of MCMAP is to develop the moral, mental, and physical resiliency of individual Marines and ultimately the unit as a whole.
(a) We will accomplish this mission by exposing Marines to physical hardship and interpersonal violence by placing emphasis on Professional Military Education (PME), study of warrior cultures, and frequent experience with combative techniques and environments.
(b) The end-state of this program is to produce Marines and units that are more lethal, exhibit greater resiliency, and are equipped to handle the rigors of combat.
(2) Concept of Operations
(a) Main Effort. The main effort of MCMAP is the Martial Arts Instructor (MAI). MAIs are the unit’s means of developing mental, moral, and physical strength of Marines through the use of MCMAP training. MAIs are the commander’s Subject Matter Expert (SME) in martial arts, and it is expected that MAIs will:
1. Train Marines in Martial Arts techniques in order to give Marines the ability to defend themselves when the need arises.
2. Educate Marines in leadership, moral truthfulness, and warrior cultures.
3. Arm the Marines with tools they need to prepare, survive, and thrive in a combat environment.
4. Liaise with unit Force Fitness Instructors in order to synchronize unit fitness efforts with physical hardening required for MCMAP.
(b) Supporting Effort #1. Supporting effort (SE) #1 is the Martial Arts Instructor Trainers (MAIT). MAITs act as the liaison with the Martial Arts Center of Excellence (MACE), Force Fitness Division (FFD) and MAIs. MAITs also have a responsibility to their commander to produce MAIs for their units and ensure quality control of training.
(c) Supporting Effort #2. SE #2 is the MACE. The MACE’s primary responsibility is to create MAIs and MAITs. The MACE will act as the main source of best practices, training material, and information sharing to the MAIs and MAITs throughout the operating force.
(d) Supporting Effort #3. SE #3 is the FFD (C469). The FFD’s primary responsibility is to ensure that the unit commanders are educated on the capabilities of MAIs and MAITs through means of policy, site visits, inspections, and other communication. FFD will ensure the Program Of Instruction (POI), developed by Training Command (TRNGCMD) and taught by the
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MACE, encompasses tough physical training, well developed PME on warrior cultures, and tactical decision games.
b. Subordinate Element Missions
(1) Commanding Generals, Marine Forces (CG MARFOR)
(a) Ensure MCMAP training is conducted in accordance with references (b) and (h) and Commanding General (CG), TRNGCMD (C47) approved POIs.
(b) Manage allocated MAI/T resident course quotas.
(2) Commanders, Marine Force Reserve (COMFORRES)
(a) Ensure MCMAP training is conducted in accordance with references (b), and (h), and CG TRNGCMD (C47) approved POIs.
(b) Manage allocated MAI/T resident course quotas.
(3) Commanding General, Training and Education Command (CG TECOM) (C469). FFD, as the executive agent for proponent level MCPFP tasks (reference (a)), is responsible for the following:
(a) Assume overall responsibility of MCMAP.
(b) Act as approval authority for all MCMAP joint, interagency, and coalition requests as well as public affairs interviews, events, demonstrations and displays.
(c) Provide oversight and guidance regarding the execution of MCMAP throughout the force and at the MACE.
(d) Review all MCMAP POIs to include resident, non-resident, and Mobile Training Teams (MTTs) conducted by the MACE and other Formal Learning Centers (FLCs). Ensure POIs are in accordance with references (b) and (d).
(e) Develop and maintain training and readiness (T&R) events related to MCMAP.
(f) Serve as MCMAP advocate at T&R and training input plan (TIP) conferences and other events requiring service-level advocacy.
(g) Ensure enlisted Marine recruits receive Tan Belt certification per reference (c).
(h) Provide inspecting official for required Commanding General Readiness Inspection.
(4) Commanding General, Training Command (CG TRNGCOM)
(a) Review and approve all MCMAP POIs to include resident, nonresident, and MTTs conducted by the MACE and other FLCs. Ensure POIs are in accordance with references (b) and (d).
(b) Ensure officers undergoing entry-level training receive at a minimum, Tan Belt certification per reference (d).
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(c) Conduct MAI courses at FLCs and via MACE MTTs as requested to assist units that do not have the resources or facilities to hold MAI courses.
(d) Establish the MACE as the resident schoolhouse for the creation of MAI/T.
(e) Ensure the MACE is staffed appropriately to meet MAI production requirements.
(f) Forward all recommended changes to policy concerning MCMAP to Commanding General, Training and Education Command (CG TECOM) (C469) for approval.
(g) Ensure all enlisted recruits and officer candidates receive MCMAP Logbooks as part of the initial issue of publications at Officer Candidate School and Marine Corps Recruit Depots (MCRDs).
(5) Inspector General of the Marine Corps (IGMC)
(a) Coordinate with CG TECOM (C469) regarding the integration of provisions of this Order in the Inspector General of the Marine Corps (IGMC) Automated Inspection Reporting System checklist.
(b) Review implementation, execution, and management of the MCMAP during command inspections with support of CG TECOM (C469).
(c) Provide the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) an annual assessment of MCMAP execution as part of the annual CMC IGMC report.
(6) Director, Safety Division (SD). Provide an annual assessment of MCMAP-related injuries and trends to CG TECOM (C469) no later than 28 February for the period 1 January through 31 December of the previous year in order to analyze and modify the MCMAP as necessary.
c. Coordinating Instructions
(1) Ensure Commanding Officers/Officers-In-Charge (COs/OICs) execute MCMAP-related responsibilities per enclosure (1), Chapter 5 of this Order.
(2) Ensure unit’s MAI/Ts maintain a turnover folder for unit training procedures. Contact the MACE for an example. Ensure NAVMC 11432 (Instructor’s Course Record) forms are maintained for a period of three years.
(3) Ensure completion of MCMAP belt advancement and MAI courses are reported into the Marine Corps Training Information Management System (MCTIMS) in accordance with reference (f). Submit NAVMC 11432 to the Director, MACE, upon MAI course completion. This reporting requirement is exempt from reports control per reference (f), Part IV, paragraph 7.
(4) Report all MCMAP-related injuries from technique training, sparring, and integrated MCMAP training to the Web Enabled Safety System (WESS) per references (g) and (k) and NAVMC 11738 (MCMAP Mishap Report). Send a copy of Mishap Report to the MACE. This reporting requirement is exempt from reports control per reference (f), Part IV, paragraph 7.
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5. Administration and Logistics
a. Submit all recommendations concerning this Order to CG TECOM (C469) via the chain of command.
b. Records Management. Records created as a result of this Order shall be managed according to National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) approved dispositions per references (m) and (n) to ensure proper maintenance, use, accessibility and preservation, regardless of format or medium. Refer to reference (o) for Marine Corps records management policy and procedures.
c. Privacy Act. Any misuse or unauthorized disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) may result in both civil and criminal penalties. The Department of the Navy (DON) recognizes that the privacy of an individual is a personal and fundamental right that shall be respected and protected. The DON's need to collect, use, maintain, or disseminate PII about individuals for purposes of discharging its statutory responsibilities shall be balanced against the individuals' right to be protected against unwarranted invasion of privacy. All collection, use, maintenance, or dissemination of PII shall be in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (reference (p)) and implemented per reference (q).
d. MCMAP-related forms can be found at Naval Forms Online and consist of the following: https://navalforms.documentservices.dla.mil/web/public/home/
(1) NAVMC 11432 – MCMAP Instructor’s Course Record
(2) NAVMC 11738 – MCMAP Mishap Report (3) NAVMC 11739 – Tan Belt Performance Test
(4) NAVMC 11740 – Gray Belt Performance Test
(5) NAVMC 11741 – Green Belt Performance Test
(6) NAVMC 11742 – Brown Belt Performance Test
(7) NAVMC 11743 – Black Belt 1st Degree Performance Test (8) NAVMC 11744 – Black Belt 2nd Degree Performance Test
(9) NAVMC 11745 – Black Belt 3rd Degree Performance Test
(10) NAVMC 11746 – Black Belt 4th Degree Performance Test
(11) NAVMC 11749 – MAI Course Command Screening Checklist
(12) NAVMC 11750 – MAIT Course Command Screening Checklist
6. Command and Signal
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a. Command. This Order is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force.
b. Signal. This Order is effective the date signed.

DISTRIBUTION: PCN 10201532900

E. M. SMITH Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

IDENTIFICATION

TITLE

PAGE

Enclosure (1) Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) Procedural Guidance

Chapter 1

Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) Philosophy

1. 2. 3. 4.
Chapter 2

Background............................................1-1 Mental Discipline.....................................1-1 Character Discipline..................................1-2 Physical Discipline...................................1-2
Sustainment and Integration

1. 2.
Chapter 3

Sustainment...........................................2-1 Integration...........................................2-1
Safety

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
Chapter 4

Background............................................3-1 Block Training........................................3-1 Fatigue...............................................3-1 Communicable Disease..................................3-1 Risk Management (RM)..................................3-1 Medical Review........................................3-1 Uniform...............................................3-1 Safety Equipment and Training Conditions..............3-1 Concussions...........................................3-1
Belt Ranking Achievement System

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
Chapter 5

Background............................................4-1 Training and Sustainment..............................4-1 Tan Belt..............................................4-1 Gray Belt.............................................4-2 Green Belt............................................4-2 Brown Belt............................................4-3 Black Belt 1st Degree.................................4-3 Black Belt 2nd Degree through 6th Degree..............4-4 Belt Reduction/Revocation.............................4-6
Responsibilities

1.

Commanding Officers/Officers-in-Charge (COs/OICs).....5-1

2.

Director Martial Arts Center of Excellence............5-1

3.

Martial Arts Instructor (MAI) – Military Occupational

Specialty (MOS) 0916..................................5-2

4.

Martial Arts Instructor Trainer (MAIT) - Military

Occupational Specialty (MOS) 0917.....................5-3

5.

Re-certification and Extension........................5-4

6.

Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) User

(without instructor credentials)......................5-4

7.

Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) Designated

Consultant............................................5-4

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IDENTIFICATION

TITLE

PAGE

Chapter 6

Martial Arts Courses

1. 2.
Chapter 7

Martial Arts Instructor (MAI) Course..................6-1 Martial Arts Instructor Trainer (MAIT) Course.........6-1
Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) Equipment

1. 2.
Chapter 8

Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) Equipment...7-1 Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) Belts.......7-1
Waivers and Exemptions

1.

Types of Waivers......................................8-1

Enclosure (2) Martial Arts Instructor/Trainer (MAI/T) Re-certification letter Enclosure (3) Tie-ins by Belt Level Enclosure (4) Basic Standards for Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP)
Physical Conditioning Drills for Belt Training Enclosure (5) Example Revocation Letter Enclosure (6) Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) Training Logbook

APPENDIX A

Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations...................A-1

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Chapter 1

Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) Philosophy

1. Background. MCMAP is a synergy of mental, character, and physical disciplines. In concert with Marine Corps leadership principles, training in these three disciplines enhances the Marine both on and off the battlefield. The mental and character disciplines, the foundation of MCMAP, reinforce our core values of honor, courage, and commitment. The physical discipline of MCMAP gives Marines the armed and unarmed skills necessary to prevail in combat and the confidence to be ethical warriors. MCMAP is a complement to a unit’s physical fitness program that enhances unit cohesion and fitness in the individual Marine.

2. Mental Discipline. Consists of warfighting doctrine and PME.

a. Warfighting. Warfighting is based upon Marine Corps doctrine outlined in Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication 1 (reference (l)) and its supporting publications. It reduces those tactical concepts outlined in reference (l) to the individual level through a building block approach to develop team concepts. It includes the study of the art of war, tactical decision making, the tactics, techniques, and procedures of expeditionary maneuver warfare, Marine Corps common skill training, force protection, and Risk Management (RM).

b. Professional Military Education (PME). PME is the mental development of each Marine to create the eternal student through formal schools, distance learning programs, the professional reading program, battle studies, warrior case studies, the historical study of war, and the study of Marine Corps history, customs, courtesies, and traditions. In order to ensure a certain level of maturity and mastery of the mental discipline, the following are PME requirements for advancement in MCMAP belt level:

(1) Lance Corporal: EPME3000A Leading Marines Distance Education Program.

(2) Corporal: EPME4000AA Corporal’s Course Distance Education Program.

(3) Sergeant: EPME5000AA Sergeants Course Distance Education Program.

c. Warrior Case Studies. These are guided discussions combat citations with battlefield perspectives that capture warriors. They are designed to give the Marine the ability contrast aspects of warriors’ individual actions with their in the Corps.

using individual the spirit of to compare and own experiences

d. Martial Culture Studies. These are guided societies and organizations who fostered a warrior martial culture study discussions is mandatory for from gray to black belt 1st degree. The following recommendations:

discussions highlighting culture. Participation in advancement in all belts are martial culture study

(1) World War II Marine Raiders for gray belt rank.

(2) Spartans for the green belt rank.

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(3) Apaches for the brown belt rank.
(4) Zulus for the black belt rank.
3. Character Discipline. Development of the moral compass is required on and off today’s complex battlefield. Marine Corps Core Values/Leadership Traits and Principles and tie-ins assist in developing the Ethical Warrior.
a. Marine Corps Core Values. The core values of honor, courage, and commitment form the cornerstones of the character discipline. MCMAP employs discussions integrating the principles of ethics, integrity, and leadership. Character discipline stresses the importance of the Marine’s place as an ethical warrior on the battlefield.
b. Leadership Traits and Principles. The United States Marine Corps (USMC) Leadership Traits and Principles provide Marines with guidance on how to lead in any situation, despite the circumstances. Armed with the leadership traits and principles as discussed in depth throughout the resident/non-resident courses, Marines will have the tools to effectively lead their subordinate and peers no matter how dire their situation.
c. Tie-ins. MCMAP utilizes character development “tie-ins” which focus on values-based decisions, such as responsible use of force, substance abuse, social responsibility, suicide prevention, sexual responsibility, equal opportunity, etc. Tie-ins provide an opportunity for guided discussions led by the MAI/T, an experienced Marine, or SME. Tie-ins are an opportunity to fulfill annual training requirements on the discussed topics. An example is completing required “back in the saddle training” by use of MCMAP tie-ins. Conversely, annual training such as small group discussions on hazing, substance abuse, etc., can count towards the character discipline training requirement for MCMAP belt advancement. For example, a class on hazing led by small group discussions can count towards the “hazing” tie-in in the grey belt syllabus. A complete list of tie-ins can be found in enclosure (3) of this Order and is available on the FFD website www.fitness.marines.mil, under the MAI tab.
4. Physical Discipline. MCMAP is a weapons-based Martial Art that utilizes physical discipline to improve mental resiliency and confidence.
a. Martial Arts. Fighting techniques include stance, posture, movement, striking, cutting, thrusting, grappling, restraints, joint manipulations and weapons integration (rifle/bayonet, bladed weapons, weapons of opportunity), and unarmed techniques versus handheld. The training principles of sustainment and integration are employed in the application of martial art techniques. Martial arts refines the principles and fundamentals of:
(1) Biomechanics with its associated fundamentals of movement, balance, leverage, stance, and power generation.
(2) Combative principles of targeting with its associated fundamentals to include: ranges of close combat, weapons of the body, distance and timing, and controlling the space.
(3) Principles of economy of force with its associated fundamentals to include: tactical breathing, relaxation, and muscular tension.

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