AR Division Newsletter
“Proudly serving Headquarters Marine Corps since 1944”
April 2008 Edition
The purpose of this newsletter is two-fold; to The ARS Passport Section (Ms. Terry Walters,
improve internal communication within the Ms. Denise Leak and Mr. Martin) should also be
Administration and Resource Management Division recognized for their outstanding efforts in
and to keep our employees informed. All processing over 1100 passport applications last
newsletters can be viewed on the AR Division month---they have been continually inundated
website. Go to with requests from throughout the Marine Corps,
http://hqinet001.hqmc.usmc.mil/ar/ardiv/newslet but their exceptional devotion to service
terpage.htm - scroll to HQMC Agencies - and continues to produce great results.
click Administration and Resource.
Finally, our "one man gang" Pentagon Renovation
MISSION section in ARD led by Mr. Paul Bungcayao has
The ARDiv supports the Commandant of the Marine been very busy in relocating several major
Corps, Marine Corps activities within the sections, offices and HQMC Departments to new
National Capital Region and Marine Corps locations in the Pentagon. Between now
commands worldwide by providing the following and 2011, Paul will assist every major HQMC
to help our customers better support the Department and staff agency (including AR
warfighter: Division) to a new Pentagon or Arlington
Responsive support services Service Center location.
I hope all AR Division personnel get an
opportunity to enjoy a Spring break as we leave
Expert program management the cold weather behind---please remember to
drive safely and keep your seat belts buckled.
A. A. Washington
Congratulations to our Equal Director, AR Division
Employment Opportunity (EEO)
section in HROM for their AR-1
outstanding work in the
mediation program; their efforts
will be officially recognized at Reminder from the Admin Office:
the annual Department of Navy Human Resources - Promotion “recs/nonrecs” are due by the 10th
Conference in Atlanta, Georgia this month. Ms. of each month.
Paula Bedford led this effort on behalf of our - Morning Reports due to be published daily by
EEO team---well done! 0800. Please ensure that you are reporting
leave correctly and promptly in MOL.
Our Fiscal Section (AR-3) is also to be - FitReps due in May - Capt, Maj
commended for their exceptional work in
delivering the first Civilian Labor Budget to ****NOTE - ALL ESCAPE MASKS MUST BE TURNED INTO
the individual HQMC Departments and staff MR. FRANCIS UPON PCS OR PCA. DO NOT TAKE YOUR
agencies. Sylvia Chapman and her staff's MASK WITH YOU WHEN YOU ARE STAYING IN THE LOCAL
devoted efforts will allow HQMC components to AREA.
budget and fully manage their workforce under
the new NSPS flexibilities in regards to hiring ARDIV SECURITY MANAGER’S TIP
and pay setting.
The ARI Marines will be embarking upon a
"Battlefield PME" on 25 April at Gettysburg,
PA. After arrival, they will be biking to
several key battle sites within the Gettysburg
area to study the important decision points
made by the leaders of the Confederate and
Union forces. Captain Heslin and his staff have
done a superior job in planning for this
exciting training event.
Senior Financial Managers Seminar: The The Graphics Section has been working standard
Senior Financial Managers Seminar will be held job requests mixed in with some high visibility
7-11 April 2008 at MCRD Paris Island, SC. projects and displays. Graphics personnel
Senior Financial Managers from all over the continue to produce high visibility displays
U.S. Marine Corps will be attending. that exceed the customers’ expectations time
and time again. Several publications have been
produced and are being duplicated by the
FY08 Closeout Guidance: RCO Quantico has
Reproduction Section in order to be distributed
published closeout guidance for processing
Marine Corps-wide. Art Direction for several
contracting actions in MCBBul Quantico 4200
posters concerning Suicide Prevention for the
dated 21 Dec 2007. AR3 Fiscal closeout
Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps is currently
guidance was published in February 2008.
in progress as well.
Government Travel Card Program: Citibank has
been awarded the Government Travel Card Program
beginning in FY09. Information concerning the
conversion from Bank of America to Citibank New Joins
will be provided to Agency Program Coordinators
as it is received. ARD would like to extend a welcome and
congratulations on his promotion to Mr. Richard
AR-4 Hicks. Richard recently joined the Branch from
Installations and Logistics. Mr. Hicks
previously worked in ARD as a young hard
charging Marine. Mr. Hicks takes up new duties
and responsibilities in the Facility's Section
The Reproduction Section recently welcomed
aboard Private First Class David Andrew Boyce.
He is here on Temporary Additional Duty orders
from Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Items of Interest
MD. PFC Boyce will gain valuable on the job
experience that he can take back to the fleet. Copier Contract: As announced in the March
On 25 March the new DocuColor 260 printer was newsletter, deliveries of new multifunctional
delivered as a part of the Xerox Equipment devices under the new DAPS Regional Copier
Contract refresh. The reproduction section is Contract has begun. Deliveries of the Sharp
anxious to be trained on the new equipment. B&W Models are ongoing; however, deliveries of
the new Xerox Color copiers have been delayed
pending NMCI certification of the new models.
The original target to exchange all old
equipment, by COB the 28th of March 2008, will
The Photography Section released Private First
not be realized. Subsequently, DAPS is
Class David Howard and Private First Class
negotiating a modification to the existing
Robert Maurer back to the Defense Information
contract that will leave all existing equipment
School (DINFOS) at Fort Meade, MD. The photo
in-place temporarily, at no additional cost to
section completed numerous studio appointments
the government, until such time as Xerox
and command portraits, to include the NCO and
Corporation has their new models certified and
Marine of the Quarter for the 2nd Quarter. Off-
accredited by NMCI. Actual copier delivery
site shooting was steady with award ceremonies
dates will be predicated upon Xerox
and retirement ceremonies and opportunities to
Corporation's manufacturing capabilities.
train the DINFOS students by having them shadow
Directives Portal: To access the ARDB Homepage
and the Directives portal web site you will
Video/Audio-Visual need a MCEITS account. In order to submit a
directive through the workflow process you
Congressional hearings slowed down during the would request access to the Directives
month, as Congress was on recess. Video Workspace through the main page.
maintained a steady workflow with hearings
taped in February and the beginning of March. The ARDB Directives Portal provides the
The section also worked on a recruiting video following benefits:
for Marine Barracks Washington; however, - User Guides and points of contact.
completion of the video was delayed due to - Directives templates to aid sponsors
numerous changes made to the script by the with formatting.
customer. - Electronic collaboration to eliminate
redundancy and save time in editorial comments
Sgt Brumley is temporarily assigned to the by multiple reviewers.
Sergeant’s Course at Marine Corps Base Quantico - Places all comments/reviews and
for the next 5-6 weeks. documents in one place for future electronic
The ARDB Directives Portal can be accessed at: Vacancies
/ardb/default.aspx AR-CVC -Supervisory Visual Information
Specialist, YC-1084-2, Navy Annex
If you have additional questions please call -Librarian (Audiovisual), YB-1411-02
703-614-1081. Navy Annex
Pentagon Renovation: All upcoming moves this Navy Annex
year have been delayed by approximately 4 weeks ARDAE-1 –Program Support,
due to construction, re-design and furniture YB-303-02, Navy Annex
issues. The previously scheduled March moves AR-3 -Budget Analyst, YA-0560-01
for PP&O-SIG and the Sergeant Major of the Navy Annex
Marine Cops (SMMC) were completed on 1 April. ARI -IT Specialist, YA 2210-02
RENOVATIONS: A series of renovations have been ARS -FOIA Administrative Assistant,
planned for P&R Pentagon spaces to stand-up the YB-0303-02, Navy Annex
Quadrennial Defense Review Integration -Security Specialist, YA-0080-02
Group (QIG). On or about 10 April, Navy Annex
construction will begin within a series of
spaces. Target date for QIG occupation is 22 ARI
MSgt Kenneth A. Hodges was promoted to his
Training current rank on 24 March 2008.
SSgt Lucaz W. Bustamante was promoted to his
For information regarding the on site training current rank on 1 Mar 2008.
opportunities or to register, call 703-614- Cpl Michael P. Winter was promoted to his
2409. Navy Annex, RM 1110 or go to the new current rank on 1 Mar 2008.
training registration database at LCpl Kevin T. Kelly II was promoted to his
http://hqmc03d.hqmc.usmc.mil/training/training. current rank on 1 Mar 2008.
nsf. LCpl Matthew C. Winkelvoss was promoted to his
current rank on 1 Mar 2008.
Date: Time: Location: Items of Interest
9-10 Apr 0800-1600 Quantico, Mann Hall, RM 110A
SSgt Daniel Buchino was nominated for the 2008
New Employee Orientation Northern Virginia (NOVA) Chapter of the Armed
Date: Time: Location: Forces Communications and Electronics
29 Apr 0800-1600 Quantico, Liversedge Hall Association (AFCEA) Military Service
Oral and Written Communication
Date: Time: Location: Cpl Angela M. Palm was ARI’s nominee for Marine
7-8 May 0800-1600 Navy Annex, RM 1110 of the Quarter for ARI. Cpl Palm was also
nominated for the 2008 NOVA Chapter of the
New Supervisor Orientation AFCEA Military Service Recognition Award.
Date: Time: Location:
20 May 0800-1600 Quantico, Mann Hall, RM 110A Cpl Michael P. Winter was ARI’s nominee for Non
Commissioned Officer of the Quarter.
• EEO TRAINING
Conflict Management and Alternative Dispute NMCI technical-refresh (installation of new
Resolution NMCI computers) for Henderson Hall will
commence on 7 April 2008. Technical-refresh
Supervisor/Manager Session for HQMC (Pentagon and Navy Annex) is currently
Date Time Location scheduled to commence in January 2009.
20 May 0830-1130 Navy Annex, CMC Theater
INFORMATION, PERSONNEL AND POLICY SECURITY
Date Time Location
20 May 1230-1530 Navy Annex, CMC Theater
Who’s the Spy?
For more information or to register, call 703-
614-1046. Navy Annex, Rm 1115 or go to the new I WAS A NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY employee
training registration database at who was arrested and charged with espionage in
http://hqmc03d.hqmc.usmc.mil/training/training. 1996. This was 30 years after I stopped
nsf. working for NSA and 22 years after my last
contact with the KGB. The arrest was possible
because the statute of limitations does not
apply to espionage. No matter how long ago an previously funded such judgment payments. This
offense occurred, a traitor can still be means that an Agency that does not prevail in a
prosecuted. I was sentenced in 1997 to 18 years FOIA lawsuit will now have to pay awarded
in prison. judgment fees out of pocket. The hope is that
Agencies will now feel the heat and will
While in the United States Army, I was seriously consider the merit of denying
assigned to the National Security Agency (NSA) documents before a FOIA requester moves into
at Ft. Meade, Maryland from 1965 to 1967. My the litigation arena. The DoD General Counsel
principal assignment was to remove classified is currently developing guidance for all the
NSA documents from teleprinters and distribute services regarding how to implement this
them to the appropriate departments. I change.
photographed these documents with a camera
provided by the Soviets and dropped off the Did you know? When an individual is
film in a park for payments of up to $1,000 per requested to furnish personally identifying
drop. It is alleged that I received a total of information (PII) for possible inclusion into a
$27,000 from the KGB. USMC records system (and the records are
retrieved by individual's personal
I left the military and moved to Lancaster, identifiers), the individual must be afforded a
Pennsylvania, in August 1967, where I attended Privacy Act Statement (PAS) that notifies
college at a local university. The FBI him/her of why the PII is being collected, how
affidavit states that I took NSA documents with long it will be maintained, how it will be
me after leaving my Army position and that I safeguarded, etc. A PAS is required regardless
met with Soviet representatives as late as of the method used to collect the PII data
1974. (e.g., forms, on-line database, face-to-face,
telephonic interview, etc).
My betrayal came to the attention of U.S.
investigators in 1993 after my ex-wife went to All HQMC Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
authorities and told them I had sold NSA requests received by any HQMC official should
material to the Soviets. immediately provide to the request to HQMC
FOIA/PA Office located at the Navy Annex, Room
Answer: Robert Stephan Lipka 3134. The requests can be hand delivered to
Room 3134 Navy Annex, faxed to (703) 614-6287,
The points of contact for HQMC Information, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note
Personnel, and Inspections is Mrs. O. N. that an Agency is required to provide a FOIA
Delgado at (703) 614-2972 or requester a substantive response to his/her
email@example.com, Mr. Kevin J. White, request within 20 working days from the date
Security Manager Kevin.firstname.lastname@example.org) and that THE AGENCY FIRST RECEIVES the request.
Ms. Zenia M. Varas, Assistant Security Manager
(email@example.com) at (703) 614-2320. Point of Contact for the HQMC FOIA/PA
Office: Ms. Tracy Ross or Ms. Ginger Dolan at
(703) 614-4008. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or
Reminder: Having a security clearance PASSPORT
and/or a high rank or position, does not
entitle an individual to have access to
Communication Security (COMSEC) Please apply for your no-fee passports as
material/equipment. Access to soon as possible. Heavy travel time is upon us
classified/unclassified COMSEC material must be and delays are beginning.
restricted to properly cleared individuals
whose official duties require access to COMSEC Spring is here and summer is right around
material/equipment and have a need-to-know. the corner. Some of you will be taking
vacations to Canada and Mexico, or maybe you'll
Communication Security issues point of be lucky and a cruise to the Caribbean will be
contact is Ms. Velynn Brooks or Ms. Mea Cashin your destination. Please remember you must
at (703) 614-2305. Email have either a passport or the new passport card
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. for travel to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Now is the time to apply for those documents.
FOIA/PRIVACY ACT The closer we get to summer, the longer your
wait will be. Don't miss that special vacation
Recently Congress passed and the President because you procrastinated. Even though we do
signed FOIA Amendment legislation known as the not handle tourist passports at HQMC, we will
OPEN Government Act of 2007. What does this try to keep you posted of all the new changes.
mean to the Marine Corps? Of significant
importance is the statutory amendment that now Point of contact is Mrs. Terry Walters or
requires the Agency to pay for attorney fee Ms. Denise Leak at (703) 614-1651. Email
judgments that stem from FOIA lawsuits rather email@example.com or
than such judgments being paid by the U.S. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Treasury and Claims Judgment Fund, which has
CURRENT PENTAGON AND FOB#2 “A, C, HANDICAPPED
AND OFFICIAL BUSINESS (OB)” PARKING PERMITS ARE
EXTENDED THROUGH 31 MAY 2008
HQMC Parking Control officer is Ms. Emily
Paige at (703) 695-0570 or
Point of contact for all Physical Security
matters, is Mrs. Kinita Musnug at (703) 614-
4373 or Kinita.email@example.com and Mr. Wallace
Simms at (703) 614-2305 or