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MARADMIN 294/19

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CRITERIA COGNITIVE APTITUDE TEST PILOT

Date Signed: 5/21/2019
MARADMINS Number: 294/19

R 202121Z MAY 19
MARADMIN 294/19
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA/MP/MPA//
SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CRITERIA COGNITIVE APTITUDE TEST PILOT//
POC/O. A. ADENIJI/CAPT/DC MRA/MP/MPA/-/TEL: 703-784-9367/ EMAIL: [email protected]//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  PURPOSE.  To announce the Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) Pilot.  The CCAT Pilot provides an opportunity for Marines to influence policy pertaining to classification of officers at the onset of their careers.
2.  BACKGROUND.  All officers are currently given the General Classification Test (GCT) at The Basic School (TBS).  The GCT was developed to give insight into officer aptitude and aid in classification, however, the GCT is outdated.  The CCAT may provide an improved metric for measuring officer aptitude and influencing classification.
3.  EXECUTION.  The CCAT Pilot will be administered at I MEF, II MEF, and HQMC between 10 June 2019 and 16 July 2019.  Specific dates and locations are reflected below.  Participation in the CCAT is voluntary, however, Marine officers are strongly encouraged to participate as it will directly impact policy.
3.a.  The CCAT is a computer based test and will be administered at education centers and computer labs. Each test takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, but participants are advised to dedicate 30 minutes to account for administrative processing.  Additionally, all participants must have their I.D. upon arrival to participate in the pilot.  Participants will be provided with all necessary information and tools to complete the test.
3.b.  A representative from HQMC will be on-site at the following locations to administer the CCAT:
Site Name      Location   Date
MCB Camp Lejeune     Jacksonville, NC  10June – 11June
MCAS Cherry Point    Havelock, NC  12June – 13June
MCB Camp Pendleton   Camp Pendleton, CA  17June – 18June
MCAS Miramar      Miramar, CA  19June – 20June
MCAS Yuma      Yuma, AZ   24June – 25June
The Basic School     Quantico, VA  08July – 09July
MCB Quantico      Quantico, VA  10July – 11July
HQBN Henderson Hall  Arlington, VA  15July – 16July

4.  Participation in the CCAT Pilot is strongly encouraged and participants are assured that all scores will be kept confidential.  Participants requesting a copy of their CCAT score will be provided with an electronic score sheet via email at the completion of the CCAT.  All supervisors and managers should support their Marines by providing them time during normal working hours to complete the test.
5.  The POC for the CCAT Pilot is Capt O. A. Adeniji, [email protected] or at 703-784-9367.
6.  Released by BGen W. H. Swan, Director for Manpower Plans and Policy.//



MARADMIN 294/19

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CRITERIA COGNITIVE APTITUDE TEST PILOT

Date Signed: 5/21/2019
MARADMINS Number: 294/19

R 202121Z MAY 19
MARADMIN 294/19
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA/MP/MPA//
SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CRITERIA COGNITIVE APTITUDE TEST PILOT//
POC/O. A. ADENIJI/CAPT/DC MRA/MP/MPA/-/TEL: 703-784-9367/ EMAIL: [email protected]//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  PURPOSE.  To announce the Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) Pilot.  The CCAT Pilot provides an opportunity for Marines to influence policy pertaining to classification of officers at the onset of their careers.
2.  BACKGROUND.  All officers are currently given the General Classification Test (GCT) at The Basic School (TBS).  The GCT was developed to give insight into officer aptitude and aid in classification, however, the GCT is outdated.  The CCAT may provide an improved metric for measuring officer aptitude and influencing classification.
3.  EXECUTION.  The CCAT Pilot will be administered at I MEF, II MEF, and HQMC between 10 June 2019 and 16 July 2019.  Specific dates and locations are reflected below.  Participation in the CCAT is voluntary, however, Marine officers are strongly encouraged to participate as it will directly impact policy.
3.a.  The CCAT is a computer based test and will be administered at education centers and computer labs. Each test takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, but participants are advised to dedicate 30 minutes to account for administrative processing.  Additionally, all participants must have their I.D. upon arrival to participate in the pilot.  Participants will be provided with all necessary information and tools to complete the test.
3.b.  A representative from HQMC will be on-site at the following locations to administer the CCAT:
Site Name      Location   Date
MCB Camp Lejeune     Jacksonville, NC  10June – 11June
MCAS Cherry Point    Havelock, NC  12June – 13June
MCB Camp Pendleton   Camp Pendleton, CA  17June – 18June
MCAS Miramar      Miramar, CA  19June – 20June
MCAS Yuma      Yuma, AZ   24June – 25June
The Basic School     Quantico, VA  08July – 09July
MCB Quantico      Quantico, VA  10July – 11July
HQBN Henderson Hall  Arlington, VA  15July – 16July

4.  Participation in the CCAT Pilot is strongly encouraged and participants are assured that all scores will be kept confidential.  Participants requesting a copy of their CCAT score will be provided with an electronic score sheet via email at the completion of the CCAT.  All supervisors and managers should support their Marines by providing them time during normal working hours to complete the test.
5.  The POC for the CCAT Pilot is Capt O. A. Adeniji, [email protected] or at 703-784-9367.
6.  Released by BGen W. H. Swan, Director for Manpower Plans and Policy.//