MCBUL 7220 FISCAL YEAR 2014 SELECTED MARINE CORPS RESERVE (SMCR) ENLISTMENT BONUS (EB) AND MONTGOMERY GI BILL-SELECTED RESERVE (MGIB-SR) KICKER

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R 021332Z APR 14
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 171/14
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA RA//
SUBJ/MCBUL 7220 FISCAL YEAR 2014 SELECTED MARINE CORPS RESERVE (SMCR) ENLISTMENT BONUS (EB) AND MONTGOMERY GI BILL-SELECTED RESERVE (MGIB-SR) KICKER//
POC/W. W. ROHRMAN/GYSGT/UNIT:CMC(RIT)/-/TEL:703-432-9771/EMAIL:SMB-RIT(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  EFFECTIVE 1 MARCH 2014, THIS MARADMIN IMPLEMENTS GUIDANCE FOR ISSUANCE OF THE FY14 SMCR EB AND MGIB-SR KICKER.
2.  ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDANCE.
    A. MARINE CORPS RECRUITING COMMAND (MCRC) NON-PRIOR SERVICE RESERVE PROCUREMENT SECTION IS THE ONLY ENTITY AUTHORIZED TO SUBMIT REQUESTS TO CMC(RIT) FOR THESE INCENTIVES.
    B. REQUESTS WILL BE SUBMITTED TO CMC(RIT) VIA UNIT ORGANIZATIONAL EMAIL SMB-RIT(AT)USMC.MIL.
    C. THE APPLICABLE BONUS PROGRAM ENLISTED FOR (PEF) CODES ARE:
        (1) Z7 - ENLISTMENT BONUS
        (2) Z8 - MGIB-SR KICKER
    D. UPON APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST, A BONUS CONTROL NUMBER (BCN) AND/OR A KICKER CONTROL NUMBER (KCN) WILL BE ISSUED.
    E. CMC(RIT) WILL RETURN THE REQUEST WITH THE ASSIGNED BCN AND/OR KCN AND VALIDATION SIGNATURES TO MCRC NON-PRIOR SERVICE RESERVE PROCUREMENT SECTION VIA EMAIL.
    F. MCRC RESERVE PROCUREMENT CHIEF WILL ENTER THE ASSIGNED BCN AND/OR KCN INTO MCRISS AND FORWARD THE APPROVAL TO THE APPROPRIATE DISTRICT.
    G. PRIOR TO THE APPLICANT SHIPPING TO RECRUIT TRAINING THE APPLICANT MUST COMPLETE A CMC(RIT) APPROVED STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING (SOU) ATTACHED TO THE RESERVE OPTION ENLISTMENT PROGRAM (ROEP) ANNEX FOR THE EB AND/OR THE MGIB-SR KICKER IN THE REFERENCES.  THE SOU MUST BE VALIDATED BY THE MARINE CORPS MEPS LNCO.
    H. UPON RECEIPT OF A COMPLETED SCANNED PDF COPY OF THE SOU, THE MCRC RESERVE PROCUREMENT CHIEF WILL FORWARD A PDF COPY OF THE SOU TO CMC(RIT) VIA UNIT ORGANIZATIONAL EMAIL SMB-RIT(AT)USMC.MIL.
    I. UPON RECEIPT, CMC(RIT) WILL MONITOR AND TRACK THE APPLICANTS ACCESSION STATUS.  ACCESSION IS COMPLETE WHEN THE MARINE IS JOINED TO THE APPROVED UNIT AFTER INITIAL ACTIVE DUTY FOR TRAINING (IADT).  IADT IS DEFINED AS RECRUIT TRAINING, MARINE COMBAT TRAINING, AND MOS SCHOOL.  ONCE ACCESSED, CMC(RIT) WILL COORDINATE THE REPORTING OF THE APPROPRIATE OBLIGATION REMARK TO UPDATE THE APPLICANTS MCTFS RECORD FOR THE EB (DOLLAR SIGN)5,000 LUMP SUM PAYMENT.
3.  ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE SMCR EB.
    A. ENLIST, TO A RAP VALIDATED QSN, BETWEEN 1 MARCH 2014 AND 1 SEPTEMBER 2014.  INDIVIDUALS CONTRACTED BETWEEN 1 JANUARY 2014 AND 28 FEBRUARY 2014 THAT HAVE NOT SHIPPED MAY BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.
    B. ENLIST UNDER THE RESERVE OPTIONAL ENLISTMENT PROGRAM (ROEP) WITH A 6X2 OBLIGATION AND COMPLETE THE REQUIRED TRAINING FOR ASSIGNMENT TO A MOS LISTED IN THIS BULLETIN.
    C. APPLICANTS WHO ENLIST UNDER THE INCREMENTAL INITIAL ACTIVE DUTY FOR TRAINING (IIADT) PROGRAM ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS INCENTIVE.
    D. MARINES RECLASSIFIED TO AN ALTERNATE MOS DURING IADT DUE TO ANY REASON, NO FAULT TO THE MEMBER, WILL NOT LOSE THEIR ELIGIBILITY FOR A SMCR EB.  MARINES WILL LOSE THE INCENTIVE DUE TO ACADEMIC FAILURE OR FAILING TO MEET THE PREREQUISITES FOR THE CONTRACTED MOS.
4.  RECOUPMENT FOR THE SMCR EB.
    A. RECOUPMENT WILL OCCUR AT A PRORATED AMOUNT IF THE MARINE:
       (1) FAILS TO FULFILL THE OBLIGATION;
       (2) FAILS TO PARTICIPATE SATISFACTORILY;
       (3) EXECUTES A LATERAL MOVE WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN APPROVAL OF CMC (RAP);
       (4) EXECUTES AN INTER-UNIT TRANSFER WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN APPROVAL OF CMC (RAP);
       (5) TRANSFERS TO THE INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE (IRR);
       (6) PERFORMS ACTIVE DUTY OPERATIONAL SUPPORT WITH A UNIT OTHER THAN THEIR OWN FOR A PERIOD GREATER THAN 90 CUMULATIVE DAYS PER FISCAL YEAR;
       (7) AUGMENTS OR TRANSITIONS TO THE ACTIVE COMPONENT OR THE ACTIVE RESERVE PROGRAM.
    B. RECOUPMENT WILL NOT OCCUR IF THE MARINE:
       (1) IS REQUIRED TO INVOLUNTARILY TRANSFER TO THE IRR DUE TO A UNIT DEACTIVATION, REDESIGNATION, OR DISABILITY;
       (2) IS COMMISSIONED OR ACCEPTS AN APPOINTMENT TO WARRANT OFFICER IN THE SELECTED RESERVE AND HAS SERVED 1 YEAR OF THE INCENTIVE OBLIGATION.
5.  THE MGIB-SR KICKER PROVIDES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO MARINES FOR UP TO 36 MONTHS OF FULL TIME EDUCATIONAL PURSUITS.  ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE MGIB-SR KICKER:
    A. ENLIST BETWEEN 1 MARCH 2014 AND 1 SEPTEMBER 2014.  INDIVIDUALS CONTRACTED BETWEEN 1 JANUARY 2014 AND 28 FEBRUARY 2014 THAT HAVE NOT SHIPPED MAY BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.
    B. ENLIST UNDER THE ROEP WITH A 6X2 OBLIGATION AND COMPLETE IADT.
    C. SMCR EB RECIPIENTS AND THOSE APPLICANTS THAT ENLIST UNDER THE IIADT OPTION ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THIS INCENTIVE.
6.  MGIB-SR KICKER INCENTIVE AMOUNT.
    A. THIS INCENTIVE WILL BE IN CONJUNCTION WITH EITHER THE MGIB BASIC BENEFIT OR THE MGIB SELECTED RESERVE BENEFIT.
    B. (DOLLAR SIGN)350 A MONTH, FOR UP TO 36 MONTHS OF FULL TIME EDUCATIONAL PURSUIT.
    C. PAYMENTS MAY BE PRO-RATED FOR LESS THAN FULL TIME ENROLLMENT.
7.  THE RESERVE AFFAIRS FY-14 EB AND MGIB-SR PLAN LIST ALL ELIGIBLE PMOS' FOR THESE INCENTIVES.
8.  CONCURRENT RECEIPT OF THESE INCENTIVES IS AUTHORIZED.
9.  DUE TO FINITE INCENTIVE FUNDS, INCENTIVES WILL BE ISSUED ON A FIRST COME/FIRST SERVE BASIS.
10.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY COL M. N. PEZNOLA, DIRECTOR, RESERVE AFFAIRS DIVISION, ACTING.//