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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton


Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

"The West Coast's Premier Expeditionary Training Base"

The Camp Pendleton Communication Strategy and Operations (COMMSTRAT) office will be CLOSED 24 - 26  December 2019 for the Christmas holiday.

Normal hours of operation will resume at 0730 Friday, 27 December 2019.

Photo Studio • High Peak Hours

Board Photos:

• Plan to have photo taken 30 to 45 days prior to convene date.

As a reminder, the photo studio hours are below:
• Monday - Thursday: 0730 - 1530 (Including chow hours)
• Friday: 0730 - 1100
• Federal Holidays & 72/96 Hr. Weekends: Closed

NOTE: COMMSTRAT will NO LONGER take a Marines promotion photo without having the SNMs administration photo verification form properly filled out, electronically signed and sent to our email address at: mciwestproduction@usmc.mil.



Admin Photo Studio Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 0730 - 1530 (Including chow hours)
Friday: 0730-1100

 Closed: Federal Holidays & 72/96 Hr. Weekends
Phone: 725-6181

Promotion Style Photos. (Service C or equivalent) Uploaded via Manpower Management Records and Performance (MMRP)/OMPF. Please complete the Administrative Photo Verification Form  and have it electronically signed by your CO, XO, SgtMaj, 1stSgt, Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL), or Inspector - Instructor (I&I) as required per MARADMIN 052/19.  Have the electronically signed form emailed to: mciwestproduction@usmc.mil prior to your arrival. Requests for retakes will require accompaniment of an E-6 or above.  Retakes will not be supported otherwise.
• Competing Marine of the Quarter Package (Ref. MCIWO 1430.1A)
• Competing NCO of the Quarter Package (Ref. MCIWO 1430.1A)
• Competing meritorious promotion to Sergeant, Corporal, Lance Corporal and Private First Class (Ref. MCIWO 1430.1A)
• Promotion/OMPF (Ref. MCO P1400.32D)
• Re-enlistment/Extension/Lateral Move Package (Ref. MCO 1040.31)
• Special Duty Package: Drill Instructor, Recruiting, Marine Security Guard, Marine Corps Security Forces, and Independent Duties (Ref. MCO P1326.6D W/CH 1)
• Enlisted to Officer Commissioning Package (Refer to applicable FY MARADMIN)
• ROTC/JROTC Instructor Package (Ref. NSTC CD 1533/14 (Rev. 12-06)
• Annual Grade Requirement Maj-Col (MARADMIN 115/16)
• Service Transfer Package (Ref. MARINE CORPS ORDER 1001.45J)
• BCP Package (Ref. MARINE CORPS ORDER 6110.3)
• Sailor of the Quarter/Blue Jacket of the Quarter Package (Ref. BUPERS INSTRUCTION 1700.22D)

Command Board Photos. (Service A). Distributed electronically with limited printing.  Hard copy prints (2) are provided for command level or slated billets.
• Commanding General/Commanding Officer
• Deputy Commanding General/Executive Officer
• Chief of Staff/Operations Officer
• Sergeant Major
• First Sergeant

Official Photos. (Service A) Distributed electronically.  An Administration Photo Verification letter electronically signed by the CO, XO, SgtMaj, 1stSgt is required for all E-5 and below. COMCAM does NOT support biography photos or shop photos.
• Installation Level Civilian Directors
• Sexual Assault Response Coordinators
• Uniform Victim Advocates
• Family Readiness Officers
• Company Gunnery Sergeant
• Marine of the Quarter (Proof Required)
• NCO of the Quarter (Proof Required)
• Sailor of the Quarter (Proof Required)
• Blue Jacket of the Quarter (Proof Required)
• Misc. Award/Billet (Proof Required)
• Combat Instructor
• Color Sergeant
• Equal Opportunity Representative
• Substance Abuse Counseling Officer

Passport Photos (Hardcopy/Electronic)
• No Fee Passport/Visa (Signed DD 1056 Application for a No-Fee Passport or Visa Required)
• MSG (Ref. MCO P1326.6D W/CH 1)
• Naturalization photos are only for service members overseas or in receipt of orders overseas. Form N-400 (app. for Naturalization) and a copy of official orders to an overseas duty station are required.

ISOPREP Photos (Electronic Only) (DD FORM 1833 Isolated Personnel Report Required)


PT 360 Photos. (Distributed electronically to chain of command). PT 360 photos are for package submission only. NAVMC 11537 required for validation.  General tattoo documentation is no longer required per MCBUL 1020.
• Questionable Tattoo Documentation Only (NAVMC 10274 Administrative Action Form Required)
• Enlisted to Officer Commissioning Programs (Refer to applicable FY MARADMIN)
• Special Duty Assignment and Independent Duty Package (MARADMIN 681/16)





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