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MARINE CORPS CREDENTIALING OPPORTUNITIES ONLINE (COOL)

Please check out COOL certification details here: https://www.cool.navy.mil/usmc
For employers, please ensure your certifications are listed.  You may contact Marine Corps COOL to add your professional certifications.
For Marines, take the time to validate your past MOS and technical experience in order to document and certify your professional capabilities.  And be sure to include these certs on your resume if they are applicable for a specific job opening.
The following All-Marine Message outlines the Marine Corps COOL program.
Date Signed: 10/15/2014

MARADMINS Active Number: 518/14

R 152345Z OCT 14
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 518/14
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MF//
SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF MARINE CORPS CREDENTIALING OPPORTUNITIES ONLINE (COOL)//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/PUBLIC LAW 113-66/YMD:20131226//
AMPN/SEC 542 OF REF A IS THE ENHANCEMENT OF MECHANISMS  TO CORRELATE SKILLS AND TRAINING FOR MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES WITH SKILLS AND TRAINING REQUIRED FOR CIVILIAN CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES.//
POC/CASSANDRA CONEY/CIV/UNIT:MF-MFR/-/TEL:703-784-9550//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THIS MARADMIN ANNOUNCES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MARINE CORPS CREDENTIALING OPPORTUNITIES ONLINE (COOL). MARINE CORPS COOL IS A CREDENTIALING AWARENESS, INFORMATION AND RESOURCE CAPABILITY FOR ALL MARINES.  IN ADDITION TO GENERAL INFORMATION ON CREDENTIALS AND LICENSES, MARINE CORPS COOL ALSO PROVIDES EXTENSIVE ASSOCIATED LINKAGES COVERING EDUCATION, CAREER, TRANSITION AND VETERAN'S RESOURCES.
2.  BACKGROUND.  SEC 542 OF REF A REQUIRED INFORMATION ON CIVILIAN CREDENTIALING OPPORTUNITIES BE MADE AVAILABLE TO MARINES UPON INITIAL TRAINING AND AT EVERY STAGE OF TRAINING FOR MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES (MOS).  MARINE CORPS COOL IS A COMPONENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY (DON) CREDENTIALING EFFORT AND ONGOING COMMITMENT TO MARINES AND SAILORS IN PROVIDING TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT WILL SERVE THEM WELL ON ACTIVE DUTY AND AS FUTURE VETERANS PURSUING CIVILIAN CAREERS.
3.  AS OF 1 OCTOBER 2014 MARINE CORPS COOL IS ESTABLISHED AND ACCESSIBLE AT HTTPS:(SLASH)(SLASH)WWW.COOL.NAVY.MIL/USMC/. MARINE CORPS COOL IS ALSO AVAILABLE CONNECTING THROUGH THE NEWLY ESTABLISHED DON COOL AT HTTPS:(SLASH)(SLASH)WWW.COOL.NAVY.MIL/.
4.  MARINE CORPS COOL IS A RESOURCE FOR:
A.  MARINES WHO WANT TO KNOW WHAT CIVILIAN CREDENTIALS RELATE TO THEIR MOS AND HOW TO OBTAIN THEM.
B.  MARINES WHO WANT TO DISTINGUISH THEMSELVES THROUGH GROWTH IN THEIR OCCUPATIONAL FIELD OR ENHANCE THEIR TRANSITION READINESS.
C.  EDUCATION, CAREER AND TRANSITION ADVISORS PROVIDING GUIDANCE ON EDUCATION, PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND CAREER REQUIREMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES.
D.  MARINE CORPS RECRUITERS WHO WANT TO SHOW POTENTIAL RECRUITS THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND CIVILIAN CAREER PREPARATION AVAILABLE THROUGH SERVICE IN THE MARINE CORPS.
5.  QUESTIONS ON MARINE CORPS COOL CAN BE ADDRESSED THROUGH MARINE CORPS COOL "CONTACT US" (LINKED IN THE WEBSITE FOOTER), "COOL PROGRAM" ADDRESSED IN THE GLOBAL ADDRESS LIST, E-MAIL USMC_COOL_PROGRAM(AT)USMC.MIL, OR THE POC TELEPHONE NUMBER ABOVE.
6. THIS MARADMIN IS APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS TOTAL FORCE.
7. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY BGEN R. A. C. SANBORN, DIRECTOR, MARINE AND FAMILY PROGRAMS DIVISION.//