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Marine Corps introduces new suicide prevention assignment

18 May 2017 | Cpl. Dallas Johnson U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

Marine administrative message 230/17 introduces the requirement to report the additional duty code “Suicide Prevention Program Officer” entry into the Marine Corps Training Information Management System.

Implementation of the Marine Corps Suicide Prevention Program, throughout the total force, will help with reducing the risk of suicide for active and Reserve Marines, sailors, dependents and civilians, and will also minimize adverse effects of suicidal actions.

The SPPO is an integral part of the MCSPP. The SPPO will administrate and coordinate policies for the commander; functioning as the eyes and ears of the MCSPP. The SPPO’s knowledge of MCSPP policy will also assist their commanding officer with the management of a unit’s suicide prevention program.

Commanders are to ensure all SPPOs are appointed in writing and complete the mandatory MarineNet courses within 30 days of appointment.

Installation commanders shall coordinate with their subordinate and tenant commanders to ensure they understand the contents of this MARADMIN and its applicability.

For more information, see MARADMIN 230/17.