The C2TECOE serves as the central Marine Corps agency for synchronizing command and control (C2) training and education requirements from individual Marines through MAGTF commanders and staffs. C2TECOE and its five subordinate MAGTF Information Technology Support Centers (MITSC) provide a standardized continuum of home station training to both active and reserve units, enabling Marines to operate the many C2 systems resident in today’s digital combat operations center (COC). As the gateway to MAGTF TP events, C2TECOE reinforces foundational C2 skills and tactics, techniques and procedures needed to successfully conduct advanced collective training and, ultimately, to employ systems in real-world operations and deployments.
C2TECOE’s five MISTCs are located at Camp Lejeune, NC; Camp Pendleton, CA; Twentynine Palms, CA; Kaneohe Bay, HI and Okinawa, Japan. Along with supporting the BSTP and the MAGTF TP C2 training continuum, C2TECOE and its MISTCs train individual Marines on operational C2 systems, applications, and processes. They also train watch officers and watch chiefs in the art of information flow management and how to best support a commander’s information requirements using operational C2 systems in the digital COC. Also within the C2 training continuum, C2TECOE and the MISTCs provide collective battle staff training exercises for ITX, TALONEX and MTX-bound units and individual C2 systems training to Marines participating in MAGTF Staff Training Program exercises. The annual throughput for C2TECOE and MISTC training is approximately 10,000 Marines.
During FY17, C2TECOE developed a new formal school called the Ground Combat Element C2 Operations NCO Course. The course provides three weeks of instruction to Marines, private through sergeant, in infantry and light armored infantry battalions. The intent of the course is to professionalize the training of infantry Marines who will serve as a cadre of C2 systems operators and COC staff at company, battalion, regiment and division levels.