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FISCAL YEAR 2018 (FY18) HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS (HQMC) MARINE CORPS FORCES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND (MARSOC) SCREENING TEAM (HMST) SCHEDULE

Date Signed: 8/16/2017
MARADMINS Number: 451/17

R 160832Z AUG 17
MARADMIN 451/17
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2018 (FY18) HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS (HQMC) MARINE CORPS FORCES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND (MARSOC) SCREENING TEAM (HMST) SCHEDULE//
REF/A/NMSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM/231721ZMAR07//
REF/B/MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM/261320ZJUN17//
REF/C/DOC/TFRS MESSAGE T65476//
REF/D/DOC/TFRS MESSAGE A65518//
REF/E/DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC C466/01JUL2016//
NARR/REF A IS MARADMIN 221-07, THE U.S. MARINE CORPS FORCES, SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND (MARSOC), RECRUIT, SCREEN, ASSESS AND SELECT (RSAS) PROCESS. REF B IS MARADMIN 331/17, FY18 ENLISTED RETENTION CAMPAIGN. REF C IS THE TOTAL FORCE RETENTION MESSAGE SYSTEM (TFRS) UPDATED MARSOC INFORMATION AND CHECKLIST. REF D IS THE FY18 ENLISTED RETENTION GUIDELINES FOR FTAP AND STAP (FINAL COPY). REF E IS NAVMC 1200.1A, THE MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES (MOS) MANUAL.//
POC/M. W. MARKHAM/LTCOL/HEAD, ENLISTED ASSIGNMENTS/MMEA-2 TEL: (703)784-9947 EMAIL: MATTHEW.MARKHAM@USMC.MIL
POC/A. D. MCCURRY/MGYSGT/MARSOF MONITOR/HQMC (MMEA-2) TEL: 703-432-9349/EMAIL: ANDREW.MCCURRY@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  This message is an update to Ref A and publishes new guidance regarding the screening and selection of enlisted Marines for MARSOC Critical Skills Operator (CSO) Primary Military Occupational Specialty (PMOS) 0372 billets.  Additionally, MARSOC recruits Special Operations Capabilities Specialist (SOCS) and Combat Service Support (CSS) billets in support of U.S. Special Operations Command requirements.  Updates regarding the enlisted CSO Reserve opportunities screening and selection process will be issued via separate correspondence.  Officers interested in the Special Operations Officer (SOO) PMOS 0370 program may attend any of these visits.
2.  Task.  To introduce and inform commanders of the planning, implementation and execution of the FY18 HQMC MARSOC Screening Team (HMST) visits.
3.  Purpose.  Screen qualified Marines to attend MARSOC Assessment and Selection (A (and) S).  Additionally, screen and assist interested applicants for the SOCS and CSS billets for possible future assignments.
4.  Screening team.
4.a.  The team is comprised of representatives from HQMC, Manpower Management Enlisted Assignments (MMEA) and MARSOC.
4.b.  Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  screening, population development, and commander interface.
4.c.  MARSOC representatives conduct orientation briefs and interviews.  Those qualified CSO applicants will receive tentative assignment to an A (and) S course pending approval from HQMC.  The SOCS and CSS candidates will receive further assignment information.
5.  Screening Participants.
5.a.  A list of Marines screened by HQMC, MARSOC, and who meet all pre-requisites will be published via SEPCOR to the Major Subordinate Commands (MSC) no later than 90 days before each quarterly HMST visit.
5.b.  Marines interested in applying should contact their career planner and begin the Application Instructions and Commanding Officers screening checklist for the appropriate program per Ref C.  Marines shall bring the appropriate checklist to the orientation brief with the following information included:  Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial, Rank, MOS, EDIPI, EAS, Unit, MCC, Email, and Phone Number.
6.  Commanders.
6.a.  Commanders are directed and required to ensure all Marines listed in the SEPCOR attend the MARSOC orientation briefs delineated in the below coordinating instructions.
6.b.  Request Commanders afford the opportunity for Marines not listed in the SEPCOR, but are interested in the MARSOC assignment, be afforded the opportunity to attend the orientation brief.
6.c.  To Ensure the timely execution of screening, request completion of all pre-requisites listed per Ref C before HMST arrival.
7.  Career Planners.
7.a.  MSC career planners deliver a roster of required who are physically unable to attend to the HMST Officer in Charge on the applicable briefing dates.  Non-availability for screening will not preclude assignment of volunteers to A (and) S.
7.b.  MSC career planners are required to conduct daily accountability of Marines/checklists with the HMST OIC.
8.  Coordinating Instructions.
8.a.  The following information is provided to describe steps that each candidate must complete for consideration to the CSO program:
8.a.1.  Marines complete the Special Operations (SO) physical in the timeline directed by MMEA and before reporting to A (and) S phase one.
8.a.1.  Marines attend A (and) S phase one and A (and) S phase two (approx. 45 day period).  MARSOC provides temporary additional duty funding.
8.b.  Selected Marines who complete A (and) S will receive Permanent Change of Station (PCS) or Permanent Change of Assignment (PCA) orders by MMEA to an Individual Training Course (ITC) located at Marine Raider Training Center (MRTC), Camp Lejeune, NC.
8.b.1.  Upon receipt of PCS or PCA orders to attend ITC, Marines who are eligible for reenlistment in the current retention year group are required to reenlist to gain obligated service according to the current FY retention guidelines and the Enlisted Career Force Controls (ECFC) policy.  Marines will be required to reenlist for 72 months of obligated service per Ref C.  This reenlistment action must occur within 30 days of their reenlistment authorization.
8.b.2.  Marines who are not eligible in the current retention year must execute a 23-month extension to gain additional obligated service.
8.c.  HMST visit is as follows:
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HMST    DATES             LOCATIONS
18-1    23-25 Oct 2017    Marine Corps Bases on Okinawa, Japan
        27 Oct 2017       MCAS Iwakuni, Japan
        28 Nov 2017       MCAS New River, NC
        29-30 Nov 2017    MCB Quantico, VA
        30 Nov 2017       MCAS Cherry Point, NC
        5-7 Dec 2017      MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
        12 Dec 2017       MCAS Beaufort, SC
        13 Dec 2017       MCRD Parris Island, SC
18-2    4 & 5 Apr 2018    MCB Hawaii, HI
        10-12 Apr 2018    MCB Camp Pendleton, CA
        17 & 18 Apr 2018  MCAGCC Twenty-nine Palms, CA
        24 Apr 2018       MCAS Miramar, CA
        26 Apr 2018       MCAS Yuma, CA
18-3    3-5 Apr 2018      MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
        10 Apr 2018       MCB New River, NC
        12 Apr 2018       MCB Cherry Point, NC
        17 Apr 2018       MCAS Beaufort, SC
        18 Apr 2018       MCRD Parris Island, SC
        2-3 May 2018      MCB Quantico, VA
        21-23 May 2018    Marine Corps Bases on Okinawa, Japan
        25 May 2018       MCAS Iwakuni, Japan
Note:  This schedule is subject to change, and if so, will be addressed via SEPCOR.
8.d.  Detailed schedule and locations of brief/screenings will be sent via SEPCOR from the appropriate MEF career planner.  This SEPCOR will be published NLT than 30 days before each HMST.
8.d.1.  Announcement of visits will be implemented and advertised via multi-media methods to include, but not limited to, social media, MARSOC.com website, flyers, electronic banners, and emails.  The MARSOC Marketing and Advertising Manager will assist and provide products as required.
8.e.  The following is requested at each location:
8.e.1.  Billeting information upon request.
8.e.2.  Briefing and screening sites made available to accommodate expected attendance.
8.e.3.  Projector for PowerPoint and video presentations.
8.c.4.  Public address (PA) system to address audio and video requirements.
8.c.5.  Local area network (LAN) and defense switched network (DSN) connectivity at screening site.
9.  The applicable MARSOC checklists for the CSO/SOO, SOCS, and CSS programs are provided via TFRS in the forms module under checklists per REF C.  All other versions are obsolete.
10.  While not required for the HMST visit, Marines who demonstrate a strong desire for duty with MARSOC are encouraged to contact the MARSOC Recruiting Branchs Medical Screening Specialist to initiate the SO physical examination.  The physical is all-encompassing and time-consuming.  Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or involvement in Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blasts will complicate the SO physical examination and can extend the process two to three months due to MRI exams and further consults.
11.  Release authorized by MajGen Robert F. Castellvi, Director, Manpower Management Division.//