Col Penny

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About Col Penny

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    0302 Infantry Officer

15th MEU Personnel Profile

  • 1) School of Infantry
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  • 2) Qualified MOS
    1371 Combat Engineer, 0311 Rifleman, 0331 Machine Gunner, 0369 Infantry Unit Leader, 8999 First Sergeant/Sergeant Major, 0302 Infantry Officer
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  • 8) Date of Rank
    21JUL13

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  1. Force Reconnaissance Changes

    Attention All Hands, The past years we have proudly housed some of the most elite warriors of the Armaverse in our Force Reconnaissance Platoon. Their excellence has been marred, however, by the unit's failure to live up to them in flexibility, ability, understand.. and well just plain old ArmA. We are going to be taking steps to change this, starting... well a long time ago, but today is the most abrupt and aggressive of any effort. We will be stepping somewhat out of realism for the sake of gameplay/mindset for this. This may not sit well with some people. Let me preface this all by saying this change, while not exactly realistic, plays to the gameplay that is allowed (and sometimes forced) by ArmA. Force Reconnaissance and its intended missions do not work very well in the schemes of ArmA, nor in the way we have attempted to employ them (at least not well). Therefore, we will be changing the idea of these missions by changing Force Reconnaissance. Effective 17 October 17, the Force Reconnaissance Platoon is dissolved. In its place we will be activating, and attaching to the 15th MEU Realism Unit, Alpha Company, 1st Marine Raider Battalion (MARSOC). With this change, our new MARSOC section will be able to complete some of the same tasking such as: Direct action Special reconnaissance Information operations Security force assistance Preparation of the environment Counter-insurgency Maritime Interdiction Operations And many new mission possibilities such as: Counter-terrorism Foreign internal defense Unconventional warfare Special/Clandestine operations Counter-drug operations MARSOC structure will also be drastically changed. Instead of the platoon structure, they will be organized as follows: 1st Marine Raider Regiment (1st MRR) 1st Marine Raider Battalion (1st MRB) Marine Special Operations Company (MSOC) - Alpha Marine Special Operations Team (MSOT) - One Tactical Element One Team Leader - MSgt Element Leader - SSgt Assistant Element Leader - Sgt RO/JTAC - Sgt SARC - HM2 Critical Skills Operator - Cpl Critical Skills Operator - Cpl Tactical Element Two Team Chief - GySgt Element Leader - SSgt Assistant Element Leader - Sgt RO/JTAC - Sgt SARC - HM2 Critical Skills Operator - Cpl Critical Skills Operator - Cpl This is a mix between our current organization and the real MSOT organization, and will allows us the flexibility called for in our operations. All current Force Reconnaissance Marines in our unit will be re-designated with the single MOS 0372 Critical Skills Operators, with the exception of Captain Roddy, whom will retain his rank as Captain and assume the Team Leader position, and hold the MOS of 0370 Special Operations Officer. All fully qualified members of the MSOT will be awarded the Marine Special Operator Insignia. This insignia will replace all current Active Duty and Reserve Force Reconnaissance Marines who are to be transitioned. All former Force Reconnaissance Marines, whether they are now in a new billet or Retired, will maintain the Combatant Diver Insignia and Navy and Marine Corps Parachutists Insignia, and the previous Force Reconnaissance MOS. Each Element SARC will hold the NEC 8403 Fleet Marine Force Reconnaissance Independent Duty Corpsman. They will continue to be authorized to wear two of the three badges: Combatant Diver Insignia, Navy and Marine Corps Parachutist Insignia, or Fleet Marine Force Enlisted Warfare Specialist Device. The callsign for the MSOT will be 'Roughneck'. Training and Selection for this new section will remain largely unchanged for now, though this may eventually happen. Operationally many of you may not see a change. But this will be a drastic move for our new MSOT Marines, and we hope a welcome one. Information about Selection is not being released yet, but it may be soon. Discussions about any possible Selection (and whether or not it will be approved this year) are still going on. That information will be released very soon, however. Welcome, MARSOC. Improve upon the tradition of our Force Reconnaissance Marines in the name of individuals such as First Sergeant Martinez, Major Rittenhouse, and Captain Roddy. Good luck. -Col Penny MEU CO
  2. New Award: Combat Instructor Ribbon

    Attention All Hands, In the Fall of 2014 the US Marine Corps implemented a new ribbon for their instructors. We somehow missed this, and have been behind the ball on this. We are rectifying this, effective immediately: The Combat Instructor Ribbon will be awarded to all Instructors for School of Infantry, Basic Recon School, and Flight Instructor time. The time requirements will not differ from current. The Drill Instructor Ribbon will continue to be awarded to Recruit Instructors. This change is not retroactive, as the amount of work involved would be prohibitive. If someone decides of their own accord to put in that work it may be reconsidered. Combat Instructor Ribbon -Col Penny MEU CO
  3. USS Fallujah Renamed

    Attention All Hands, As we have discussed before, just a few months ago our friend and comrade Adam Corium passed away. This was marked with a memorial service to him, as well as the sadness, condolences, and remembrance all his friends here hold. Today we memorialize our friend further: Effective 16 October 2017 the LHD USS Fallujah, when in operation, is renamed the USS Adam Corium. This is much like the USS Matthew Barton which memorializes our friend who also passed away some years ago. Rest in peace, Corium. You still live on here. -Col Penny MEU CO
  4. Attention All Hands, Effective immediately, any individual in this unit may attend a Tank or AAV section or vehicle training and fill-in as a driver in order to familiarize themselves with the platform and its responsiveness and capabilities. Tanks and AAVs must create and give a brief INDOC to all attendees before they may do so, and these 'fill-ins' are only allowed to drive. This is also only valid for section and vehicle training, and will not be allowed for any FTX or Operation. This also should not be done every training, but sparingly, as having a 'fake fill-in' every training will prevent the crew from training and forming a cohesive unit. Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action and/or the revocation of this policy. -Col Penny MEU CO
  5. JSRS Sound Mod Allowed

    Attention All Hands, With good results from our test last week, as well as the previous Recon operation testing, the JSRS Sound Mod has been approved for use. To use this mod you will need the JSRS Sound Mod and the JSRS Soundmod RHS Compatibility. This is not a required mod, but you may use it if you wish. As a small note, the 'JSRS Soundmod - Additional Weapon Handling and Reloading Sounds' remains banned. -Col Penny MEU CO
  6. ArmA 3 APEX Requirement

    Attention All Hands, As we announced earlier this year, effective as of Sunday ArmA 3 APEX is now required for all members. Due to the nature of this expansion, however, we do not have an effective way of checking that you all have the expansion, other than the honor system. Which is how this will be assumed that you have it. We are trusting that each and every one of you that, while in Active Duty, have purchased the Apex expansion. If you have not done so, we are trusting you to move yourself to Reserves until such time that you do purchase. However. This is your only warning. If you are in Active Duty, and do not own the expansion, you do so at your own risk. If you are in Active Duty, and you report to an FTX or Operation, and are not able to join that FTX or Operation because you do not own APEX, you will face a severe Command Staff Level Formal Disciplinary Action, and will be immediately moved to Reserves. This goes the same for anyone who is found to be skipping APEX-required-specific FTXs or Operations because they do not own it. If you don't have it... get it before we go to an APEX map, or move yourself to Reserves until you do own it. -Col Penny MEU CO
  7. Change to Unit XML

    Attention All Hands, For the past year or two we have been utilizing the Bohemia ArmA 3 Units feature to display our XML. Unfortunately Bohemia has completely dropped the ball and failed with the project, not only with lack of real support, but the inability for member managers to remove members, and the 500 member limit which they will not be changing and have no interest in enforcing on those units already over 500 members. These, and other minor things, have proven the platform inadequate for our needs. We will still have an ArmA 3 Units page, but it will be an open group and not maintained by anyone. With this in mind, we will be returning to the Squad XML page format. This is a very simple change, and requires only one adjustment on your behalf. You must launch your game, and on the main menu go to you profile. You will then click on the Unit tab, and click Edit. In the UNIT dropdown select 'Custom'. In the Squad XML dialog enter: http://www.15thmeu.net/xml/squad.xml Then hit apply. That's it! From thereon your information will be maintained by S-1 Personnel. There is not further input on your part necessary. Any questions may be directed here. I know this is an older system so some of the Chain of Command may not be familiar with it. For clarification, this is what the page looks like: -Col Penny MEU CO
  8. Meritorious Promotion - Schirf

    MERITORIOUS PROMOTION SCHIRF STAFF SERGEANT TO GUNNERY SERGEANT IN RECOGNITION OF HIS SERVICE AS THE SENIOR JTAC OF BOTH ECHO AND INDIA COMPANIES FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS. MR. SCHIRF HAS DEDICATED HIS ENTIRE VIRTUAL CAREER TO THE RADIO OPERATOR, AND HAS BEEN A GUIDING HAND TO NEARLY ALL OF OUR CURRENT RADIO OPERATOR AND JTAC OPERATIONS AND OPERATORS. HE HAS WORKED COUNTLESS HOURS IN EFFORTS TO IMPROVE THOSE OPERATIONS, AS WELL AS HIS OPERATORS, AND TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION AND THE WORKING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE AVIATION AND GROUND COMBAT ELEMENTS. HIS DEDICATION, LEADERSHIP, AND SERVICE TO HIS SUBORDINATES REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND ARE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE 15TH MEU REALISM UNIT. SIGNED, COL J. PENNY COMMANDING OFFICER 15TH MEU (SOC) RU ---------- Effective 01OCT17
  9. Meritorious Promotion - Hoagland

    MERITORIOUS PROMOTION HOAGLAND FIRST SERGEANT TO SERGEANT MAJOR IN RECOGNITION OF HIS ACHIEVEMENTS WHILE SERVING AS THE FIRST SERGEANT OF BOTH ECHO AND INDIA COMPANIES. HIS DEDICATION, LEADERSHIP, AND SERVICE TO HIS SUBORDINATES REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND ARE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE 15TH MEU REALISM UNIT, AND ARE AN EXAMPLE TO ANY NCO OR OFFICER. IN RECOGNITION OF THIS, AND HIS NEW APPOINTMENT TO THE POST OF UNIT SERGEANT MAJOR, THE COMMAND STAFF OF THE 15TH MEU RU HAS GIVEN THIS MERITORIOUS PROMOTION. SIGNED, COL J. PENNY COMMANDING OFFICER 15TH MEU (SOC) RU ---------- Effective 02OCT17
  10. New MEU Sergeant Major

    Attention All Hands, After two years of faithful service at the highest level, Sergeant Major Masters has decided he would like to move on from the position, and will be moving to command the Cadet Corps. We thank him for his service, and look forward to continuing our working relationship in his new position, and wish him well. This does, however, leave the position of the Unit Sergeant Major available. Effective immediate, First Sergeant Hoagland will be assuming the billet of Sergeant Major, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (SOC), Realism Unit, as the Unit's 8th Sergeant Major. As an experienced and dedicated infantryman and company command member, 1stSgt Hoagland will bring new life into squishing little Lance Corporals into dust, to which we welcome him with open arms. Congratulations 1stSgt, welcome to the team. -Col Penny MEU CO
  11. Cadet Corps Command Change

    Attention All Hands, Captain K. White has decided to return to the ground, and will be vacating the post of Cadet Corps Commanding Officer. As the first commander of the Cadet Corps, we are ever grateful for the dedication and professionalism he infused into the position, and to the Cadet Corps himself. For that service we thank him, and welcome him back to the dirty boots. Taking over for him, Sergeant Major Masters has decided he has been aloft long enough, and will be moving from the position of Sergeant Major, 15th MEU to the Cadet Corps Commander position. He will be re-ranked to Master Gunnery Sergeant. The position of Cadet Corps Commander will be renamed to Senior Cadet Corps Instructor (SCCI) and may be filled by a Senior NCO or Officer, while the position of Cadet Corps SNOIC will be renamed to Cadet Corps Instructor (CCI) and may be filled by an NCO of Officer junior to the SCCI. Congratulations gentlemen, and good luck! These changes are effective 02OCT17. -Col Penny MEU CO
  12. India Company Command Changes

    As promised, here are the additional changes: Gunnery Sergeant Astope has decided to finally hang up his spurs as well, after years of dedicated service to the unit. He will be missed, and we thank him for everything he's done and wish him well in his future endeavors. Replacing him, Second Lieutenant Frey will be returning to the Senior NCO Corps and taking over the position of Company Gunnery Sergeant. First Lieutenant Karelia has decided to move on from the life of an infantryman and will be taking over the recently vacated Platoon Commander position for 2nd Platoon, Delta Company (Titan). Taking Mr. Karelia's spot, we welcome Staff Sergeant N. J. Frost to the Officer Corps and the infantry. He will be taking the position of Platoon Commander, 1st Platoon, India Company (Archer 1) as a Second Lieutenant (in Training). With First Sergeant Hoagland leaving the First Sergeant Position, Mr. Frey will be immediately promoted the position of First Sergeant, India Company and will be returning to the Senior NCO Corps as a First Sergeant. These changes are all effective 02OCT17. Congratulations gentlemen, and good luck! -Col Penny MEU CO
  13. India Company Command Changes

    Attention All Hands, Recently Captain Gaden notified us of his intention to finally retire from the Unit. This is unfortunate, and we are very sad to see such a celebrated and great company commander leave us. But personal pursuits must be but above all else, and we wish Captain Gaden all the best in his future life endeavors. Fair winds, Captain. However we continue on. Thus it is with pleasure we announce that First Lieutenant J. Murphy will be stepping in to fill the shoes of Commanding Officer, India Company. Stepping in as his Executive Officer will be Staff Sergeant Graff, whom will be transferring back from his tour as Force Reconnaissance as a First Lieutenant. These changes are effective immediately. Good luck gentlemen, and welcome. This topic will be maintained for future additional changes coming very soon. -Col Penny MEU CO
  14. promotions

    Your Reserve time will add in to your Time in Grade at 1 TIG day for every 3 IRL days. You don't accrue any points with that so you'll have to make up those points elsewhere. https://15thmeu.net/index.php?/personnel-database/ You can use this (type in your Last Name, First Name) to look up your information and see how close you are to promotion.
  15. TFAR and Teamspeak Updates

    Attention All Hands, Effective immediately the following updates are allowed and required: Task Force Arrowhead RadioTFAR 1.0259 Teamspeak Teamspeak 3.1.6 (32-bit) Teamspeak 3.1.6 (64-bit) Please make sure you have your versions updated before the next operation. -Col Penny MEU CO