***UPDATE March 24, 2020 - due to COVID-19 this has been CANCELED***
We will reschedule once we can
Good evening, Ordnance bubbas!
I would like to invite you to the first Ground Ordnance Maintenance Association (GOMA) social in the Lejeune area – the first of many. Nothing formal, with no agenda except to bring our Ordnance family (active and retired) together on a regular basis to break bread, have a drink if you wish, and enjoy a little esprit-de-corps with our fellow community members. Initially I’m thinking we will plan these events once a quarter, but we can see what the consensus is among the group.
Who: All Ordnance Marines, and significant others are invited too – if your MOS is 21XX, this means you!
What: Gather together for food and drinks with other Ordnance Marines
When: 7 April 2020, starting at 1700 and going until you’re ready to go home (may vary greatly depending on age!)
Where: Carolina Ale House, in the outside seating area – we have the whole area reserved
Why: To get Ordnance Marines together with those from other units and generations – to bridge the gap
Dress: Informal – there is no dress code, but nice pants and a collared shirt is always a safe bet
-You don’t have to be a GOMA member – but you should be anyway, and you can become a member easily by contacting CWO4 Bering.
-The Carolina Ale House will assign servers to us so everyone can order and pay individually. There will be an automatic gratuity (I think 18%) added to your bill, as normal with large groups – this doesn’t mean you can’t throw an extra tip on there to take care of your server. We definitely want to be invited back!
-If you can’t get there at 1700, that’s fine – show up when you can.
-If you plan to partake in adult beverages, plan your ride accordingly so we don’t have anyone get in trouble.
Here’s what I need from you: Help me get the word out! Specifically help me reach all the local retirees. I will ask Mr. Chuck Bushnell to put an event on the GOMA Facebook page to reach those who I don’t have emails for, but please be thinking about any retired Ordnance guys out there and let them know.
I am looking forward to this and many more to come. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions.
Major Mark Oldroyd
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Subject: SUBJ/MARINE CORPS GROUND ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION (GOMA) AWARD PROGRAM 2019 AWARD RECIPIENTS
Congratulations to the 2019 GOMA Award Program Recipients!
MARADMINS : 131/20
R 041529Z MAR 20
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC L WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/MARINE CORPS GROUND ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION (GOMA) AWARD PROGRAM 2019 AWARD RECIPIENTS//
REF/A/MSGID: MSG/MARADMIN 540/19//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/MCO 1650.61 W/ADMIN CH//
AMPN/REF A IS MARADMIN 540/19, SOLICITATION FOR THE MARINE CORPS GROUND ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION (GOMA) AWARDS FOR FY 2019. REF B IS MCO 1650.61 W/ADMIN CH, MARINE CORPS INSTALLATIONS AND LOGISTICS AWARDS PROGRAM (MCILAP).//
POC/J. C. BECK/CAPT/USMC/HQMC IL LPC-1/TEL: 571-256-7105/EMAIL: JASON.BECK(AT)USMC.MIL//
POC/L. C. BAUGHMAN/MGYSGT/USMC/HQMC IL LPC-1/TEL: 571-256-7109/EMAIL: LANCE.BAUGHMAN(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. As specified in reference (b), an annual awards board was convened to review nominations and select awardees for the Marine Corps Ground Ordnance Maintenance Association (GOMA) awards program. The Commandant of the Marine Corps congratulates the following Marines for their selection as the 2019 GOMA recipients.
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Award Category Recipient Nominating Command
Maint Officer of the Year CWO2 M. C. Rogers SOI-East, Training Command
Maint SNCO of the Year SSgt J. A. Martin 2nd Maint Bn, 2nd MLG
Maint NCO of the Year Sgt T. N. Luther 2nd AA Bn, 2nd MarDiv
Maint Marine of the Year LCpl A. J. Baker CLB 451, 4th MLG
2. This year's winners will be presented their awards during the annual Ground Ordnance Maintenance Advisory Group (GOMAG) meeting.
2.a. Winners will receive coordinating instructions to attend the GOMAG via SEPCOR.
3. Release authorized by LtGen C. G. Chiarotti, Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics (L).//
The 2nd West Coast Ground Ordnance Maintenance Association Social Event was held on February 19, 2020 at Senor Grubby's in Oceanside, Ca. The topics that were discussed during the event was Membership, Newsletter, Elections and how often should we have this social event in the future. This was another great event and was enjoyed by all. More to follow on this social event in the upcoming Newsletter. West Coast is also planning to have a GOMA golf tournament in late May or early June. Remember this is your association. SUPPORT IT.
MARADMINS : 540/19
R 011232Z OCT 19
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC L WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/SOLICITATION FOR THE MARINE CORPS GROUND ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION (GOMA) AWARDS FOR FY 2019//
REF/A/DOC/MCO 1650.61 W/ CH1//
AMPN/REF A IS THE MARINE CORPS INSTALLATIONS AND LOGISTICS AWARDS PROGRAM (MCILAP)//
POC/J. C. BECK/CAPT/UNIT: HQMC, I&L LPC-1/TEL: 571-256-7178/EMAIL: JASON.BECK@USMC.MIL//
POC/L. C. BAUGHMAN/MGYSGT/UNIT: HQMC, I&L LPC-1/TEL: 571-256-7109/EMAIL: LANCE.BAUGHMAN@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. To solicit nominees for the 2019 USMC GOMA awards. The GOMA was established to recognize the outstanding achievements of individual Ground Ordnance Maintenance Marines on an annual basis.
1.a. The four award categories are as follows:
1.a.1. Marine Corps Ground Ordnance Maintenance Officer of the Year.
1.a.2. Marine Corps Ground Ordnance Maintenance Staff Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) of the Year.
1.a.3. Marine Corps Ground Ordnance Maintenance Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year.
1.a.4. Marine Corps Ground Ordnance Maintenance Marine of the Year.
2. Situation. Selection of award recipients will be made by an awards board convened by Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC), Installations and Logistics (I and L). The board will be comprised of senior members of the Ground Ordnance Maintenance community. The announcement of award winners and amplifying instructions regarding the presentation of awards will be provided in future correspondence.
2.a. The evaluation of Individual Award submissions are based on the following four evaluation factors.
2.a.1. Mission Accomplishment: The service member’s efforts must reflect impact beyond that of the individual’s peer group and be directly related to the unit's or supported unit’s ability to accomplish its mission.
2.a.2. Problem Solving: The service member’s actions must clearly demonstrate their ability to resolve complex problems and markedly define the impact to the unit's or supported unit's mission.
2.a.3. Leadership: The service member’s actions must display the exceptional leadership traits and principles associated with leading subordinates, peers, teams, and organizations while contributing to unit readiness and mission accomplishment.
2.a.4. Impact of Actions: The service member’s actions must clearly illustrate the impact on unit and supported unit mission accomplishment while improving unit readiness.
3. Action. Commands with personnel who meet the prerequisites contained in the reference are encouraged to submit nominations. Commands are directed to review reference (a) in its entirety and ensure that individual nomination packages are created and submitted in accordance with the reference and the information contained in this MARADMIN.
3.a. The 2019 GOMA competitive period is the 12-month period beginning 1 October 2018 and ending 30 September 2019.
3.b. All nominations must be received by HQMC, I and L, Logistics Policy and Capabilities Branch (LPC-1) no later than 30 November 2019. Due to the volume of award recommendations received, late or incomplete nomination packages will be rejected. Commands are directed to scan and save packages in Portable Document Format (PDF) and send the file to the message points of contact via the Department of Defense Safe Access File Exchange (DOD SAFE) using https:(slash)(slash)safe.apps.mil/. Packages submitted via United States mail service will not be accepted.
3.c. It is highly recommended each command identified in the reference publish a submission schedule in order to screen, evaluate, and select nominations allowing sufficient time for the nomination package to arrive at HQMC, I and L, LPC-1 no later than 30 November 2019.
3.d. Commands are encouraged to conduct an internal board of all nomination packages and forward one package per category. This will ensure each command submits the most qualified candidate(s) to represent their organization.
4. Responsibilities. HQMC, I and L, LPC-1 is responsible for coordinating Marine Corps participation for all GOMA selections and ceremonies conducted by the awards sponsor.
5. Reserve applicability. The GOMA is applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
6. Address questions pertaining to this MARADMIN to the above mentioned points of contact.
7. Release authorized by LtGen C. G. Chiarotti, Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics (L).//
I wanted to announce my retirement ceremony and say thank you for everything you have done for me and the Marines. During my career I have been led, taught, coached, mentored and supported by some of the greatest people. I appreciate you!
Understanding the timing may not be right and you may not be able to attend, I'd be remiss of my duties if I did not extend the invitation. If I can do anything for you or the institution after my departure, please don't hesitate to reach out via the email address in the (To:) line or LinkedIn.
Please view the link below to RSVP. For any/all questions please contact me. Thank you again for assisting me in having a great career!
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G4 Ordnance Chief MFR
Good Morning GOMA members,
I want to thank those that called in or tried to call in to our meeting last night, your sage guidance was very helpful. The minutes from the meeting will soon be published.
The major topic at last nights meeting was the upcoming elections. These elections will be done through Survey Monkey, the same method we used during the voting of the Bylaws in 2014. A link will be sent out via email to all current members and it will be posted on the webpage on 15 November with voting to end on 29 November. This will allow a two week voting period. Nominations are still being accepted and encouraged for all positions but nominations will be closed on 8 November, 2018 so hurry to get your name in to Robert Charlton and to the GOMA Secretary.
Our current nominations are as follows:
- Chairman –MGySgt Charles Bushnell (Ret)
- Vice-Chairman – MGySgt Mike Lewis (Ret)
- Secretary – CWO4 Jerod Murphy
- Treasurer – CWO2 Scott Burns (Ret)
The Survey Monkey process will allow you to vote once and that is based on you being a valid member.
You should have received a link to the web page telling you to log in. This info is what is used to validate your membership. If you did not get that please email myself and the vice chairman so we can get this corrected prior to the the start of the voting.
Please share this with anyone you think I may have missed so that the word gets spread.
- Chairman, USMC GOMA