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FY18 SERGEANT MAJOR THROUGH MASTER SERGEANT STAFF NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER SELECTION BOARD

Date Signed: 8/18/2017
MARADMINS Number: 456/17

R 180806Z AUG 17
MARADMIN 456/17
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FY18 SERGEANT MAJOR THROUGH MASTER SERGEANT STAFF NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER SELECTION BOARD//
REF/A/MSGID: MSG/CMC/061235ZJUL17//
REF/B/MSGID: MSG/CMC/162200ZOCT14//
REF/C/MSGID: MSG/CMC/191450ZDEC16//
REF/D/MSGID: DOC/CMC MMPR-2/14JUN2012//
REF/E/MSGID: DOC/MIFD/14JUL2000//
REF/F/MSGID: MSG/CMC/141427ZOCT16//
REF/G/MSGID: DOC/MMRP-30/13FEB2015//
REF/H/MSGID: MSG/CMC/121320ZOCT16//
REF/I/MSGID: DOC/MMSR/7AUG2015//
REF/J/MSGID: DOC/CMC C466/15DEC2016//
NARR/REF A, MARADMIN 351/17, FY18 STAFF NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER (SNCO) PROMOTION BOARD SCHEDULE AND POLICIES. REF B, MARADMIN 521/14, UPDATED ENLISTED PME PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS BY GRADE AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF COMMAND-SPONSORED LCPL LEADERSHIP-ETHICS AND CAREER COURSE SEMINAR. REF C, MARADMIN 663/16, EXEMPTION TO ENLISTED PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION POLICY FOR MARINES SERVING ON SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENTS. REF D, MCO P1400.32D W/CH 2, MARINE CORPS PROMOTION MANUAL, VOLUME 2, ENLISTED PROMOTIONS (MARCORPROMMAN VOL 2 ENLPROM). REF E, MCO P1070.12K W/CH1, MARINE CORPS INDIVIDUAL RECORDS ADMINISTRATION MANUAL (IRAM). REF F, MARADMIN 548/16, OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE (OMPF) PHOTOGRAPH GUIDANCE. REF G, MCO 1610.7, PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM (PES). REF H, MARADMIN 539/16, FY17 ENLISTED CAREER FORCE CONTROLS (ECFC) PROGRAM. REF I, MCO 1900.16 W/CH1, SEPARATION AND RETIREMENT MANUAL (MARCORSEPMAN). REF J, MCO 6110.3A, MARINE CORPS BODY COMPOSITION AND MILITARY APPEARANCE PROGRAM.//
POC/CHRISTINA R. UPTON/MAJ/HD MMPR-2/-/TEL: DSN 278-9718 EMAIL: CHRISTINA.UPTON@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  As announced by reference (a), the FY18 Sergeant Major Through Master Sergeant Selection Board will convene on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 at Harry Lee Hall, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA, for a period of about 8 weeks to consider all gunnery sergeants, master sergeants and first sergeants, for selection to master sergeant, first sergeant, master gunnery sergeant, and sergeant major.
2.  Professional Military Education (PME).  The selection guidance (precept) for board members includes a reminder of the requirement for PME.  Marines are advised to ensure that course completion information is included in their Official Military Personnel File (OMPF).  Additionally, Marines are encouraged to review their Master Brief Sheet (MBS) to ensure their PME completion is reflected.  The MBS is a tool and is not considered official source documentation.  As a reminder, Marines "eligible for selection" missing evidence of required PME will be briefed as "not fully qualified" for selection.  Per reference (b), the PME requirements for promotion to sergeant major through master sergeant are as follows:
2.a.  First Sergeant to Sergeant Major:  attend First Sergeants Course and Regional Master Sergeant/First Sergeant Seminar.
2.b.  Master Sergeant to Master Gunnery Sergeant:  complete a Regional Master Sergeant/First Sergeant Seminar.
2.c.  Gunnery Sergeant to Master Sergeant or First Sergeant:  complete the Marinenet EPME 7000AA Course or the MCI 8200 (if completed prior to 1 July 2012) and then complete the Resident Advanced Course.
3.  Per reference (c), all Marines who are serving or have served in a Special Duty Assignment (SDA) billet MOS of 0911, 8411, 8156, 0913, 8152, and 8154 will be exempt from completing the resident PME course requirement for a period not to exceed 365 days upon re-assignment from the SDA tour.  Marines serving in an SDA billet are still required to complete all non-resident PME requirements.
4.  Consideration For Selection To First Sergeant.  All gunnery sergeants, regardless of Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), who meet the Date Of Rank (DOR) and, if applicable, the Armed Forces Active Duty Base Date (AFADBD) cutoff for first sergeant will be screened for first sergeant.  However, only those Marines whose most recent fitness report has an "f" in block 8h will be considered.
5.  Consideration For Selection To Master Sergeant.  All gunnery sergeants who meet the DOR and AFADBD cutoff for their MOS will be considered for selection to master sergeant.
6.  Prior Service Consideration.  Commanders of Marines who are considered eligible by virtue of prior service per paragraph 3202 of reference (d), must submit a request for prior service consideration to CMC (MMPR-2) no later than 2359 Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 17 October 2017.  Figure 3-4 of reference (d) contains the format for the request.  Late submission of requests for consideration based on prior service will be filed without action.
7.  The table below lists the MOSs that "feed to" the Intended MOS (IMOS) at the next higher grade indicated.  Marines serving in a basic MOS will be considered in their IMOS.  Marines who have a Primary MOS (PMOS) listed in column (a) as a feeder MOS will compete for promotion to the IMOS listed in column (b), provided they meet the eligibility requirements listed in paragraph 10.  Of Note:  As zones and allocations are subject to change prior to or during the board, all Marines are reminded of their responsibility for the completeness and accuracy of their records.
7.a.  First sergeant to sergeant major feeder MOS:  for proper order read left to right, i.e. column (A) to column (B).
COLUMN A        COLUMN B
1STSGT FEEDER   SGTMAJ IMOS
8999            8999
7.b.  Master sergeant to master gunnery sergeant feeder MOS:  for proper order read left to right, i.e. column (A) to column (B).
COLUMN (A)      COLUMN (B)      COLUMN (A)      COLUMN (B)
MSGT FEEDER     MGYSGT IMOS     MSGT FEEDER     MGYSGT IMOS
0111            0111            0161            0161
0211            0291            0231            0291
0241            0291            0261            0291
0313            0393            0321            0321
0369            0399            0372            0372
0393            0393            0399            0399
0411            0411            0451            0451
0491            0491            0511            0511
0681            0681            0689            0689
0699            0699            0811            0811
0848            0848            0861            0861
1169            1169            1349            1349
1371            1371            1391            1391
1812            1812            1833            1833
2149            2149            2181            2181
2311            2311            2336            2336
2651            2651            2691            2691
2823            0699            2874            2874
2891            2891            3043            3043
3044            3044            3051            3051
3052            3052            3112            3112
3381            3381            3432            3432
3451            3451            3529            3529
3537            3537            4133            4133
4341            4591            4421            4421
4591            4591            4691            4591
4821            4821            5512            5512
5524            5524            5711            5711
5811            5811            5821            5821
5831            5831            5939            5993
5948            5993            5959            5959
5974            5993            5979            5993
5993            5993            6019            6019
6042            6042            6046            6046
6276            6276            6391            6391
6591            6591            6672            6672
6694            6694            6842            6842
7011            7011            7041            7041
7051            7051            7212            7212
7236            7236            7242            7242
7291            7291            7314            7314
7372            7372            8412            8412
7.c.  Gunnery sergeant to master sergeant feeder MOS:  for proper order read left to right, i.e. column (A) to column (B).
COLUMN (A)      COLUMN (B)      COLUMN (A)      COLUMN (B)
GYSGT FEEDER    MSGT IMOS       GYSGT FEEDER    MSGT IMOS
0111            0111            0161            0161
0211            0211            0231            0231
0241            0241            0261            0261
0313            0393            0321            0321
0363            0393            0369            0399
0372            0372            0399            0399
0411            0411            0451            0451
0491            0491            0511            0511
0619            0699            0629            0699
0639            0699            0659            0699
0679            0699            0681            0681
0688            0689            0689            0689
0811            0811            0848            0848
0861            0861            1169            1169
1349            1349            1361            1371
1371            1371            1391            1391
1812            1812            1833            1833
2111            2181            2131            2181
2141            2149            2146            2149
2147            2149            2161            2181
2171            2181            2311            2311
2336            2336            2621            2691
2629            2691            2631            2691
2651            2651            2671            2691
2673            2691            2674            2691
2676            2691            2823            0699
2862            2891            2874            2874
2887            2891            3043            3043
3044            3044            3051            3051
3052            3052            3112            3112
3381            3381            3432            3432
3451            3451            3529            3529
3537            3537            4133            4133
4341            4591            4421            4421
4591            4591            4691            4591
4821            4821            5512            5512
5524            5524            5711            5711
5811            5811            5821            5821
5831            5831            5939            5939
5948            5948            5951            5959
5952            5959            5953            5959
5954            5959            5974            5974
5979            5979            6042            6042
6046            6046            6048            6019
6062            6019            6072            6019
6073            6019            6074            6019
6092            6019            6112            6019
6113            6019            6114            6019
6116            6019            6122            6019
6123            6019            6124            6019
6132            6019            6152            6019
6153            6019            6154            6019
6156            6019            6172            6019
6173            6019            6174            6019
6176            6019            6212            6019
6213            6019            6216            6019
6217            6019            6218            6019
6222            6019            6223            6019
6226            6019            6227            6019
6252            6019            6253            6019
6256            6019            6257            6019
6258            6019            6276            6276
6282            6019            6283            6019
6286            6019            6287            6019
6288            6019            6313            6391
6314            6391            6316            6391
6317            6391            6322            6391
6323            6391            6324            6391
6326            6391            6332            6391
6333            6391            6336            6391
6337            6391            6338            6391
6386            6391            6423            6391
6432            6391            6469            6391
6483            6391            6492            6391
6499            6391            6591            6591
6672            6672            6694            6694
6842            6842            7011            7011
7041            7041            7051            7051
7212            7212            7236            7236
7242            7242            7257            7291
7314            7314            7372            7372
8412            8412
8.  The tentative allocations, zones, and AFADBD cutoffs are identified below.  Marines who have a DOR that is earlier than the DOR identified for a zone are eligible for consideration in that zone for that IMOS.  When an AFADBD is specified, it pertains only to those Marines with the listed DOR.  The AFADBD is not applicable for determining eligibility of those Marines whose DOR is earlier than the DOR listed.  Refer to paragraph 3102.3 of reference (d).  The tentative allocations, zones, and AFADBD cutoffs are as follows:
            SERGEANT MAJOR AND MASTER GUNNERY SERGEANT
              ABOVE ZONE          PROMOTION ZONE      BELOW ZONE
IMOS ALLOC JR DOR    AFADBD    JR DOR    AFADBD    JR DOR    AFADBD
0111   6  20110901  19940926  20120701  19930301  20130501  19950410
0161   1  20130601     NA     20160101     NA     20160201     NA
0291   5  20120901     NA     20130901     NA     20140801     NA
0321   1  20120901  19970113  20130801  19950718  20130901     NA
0372   3  20120901  19970710  20121001     NA     20130801  19970129
0393   1  20150401     NA     20150801  19990412  20160401  20010202
0399  10  20120801     NA     20150101  19951002  20150401  19970603
0411   2  20120801  19950710  20130701     NA     20130801     NA
0491   5  20120801     NA     20130601     NA     20130901  19980223
0689   1  20140801     NA     20140901     NA     20141001     NA
0699  10  20100701  19940706  20110801  19940711  20120501     NA
0811   3  20130301  19941130  20140501     NA     20150601  19970317
0848   1  20130401  19960903  20130601     NA     20150101  19970703
0861   1  20120601     NA     20120901     NA     20130901  19970510
1169   1  20140201  19921019  20150101  19910122  20150101  19950227
1349   3  20110501  19950425  20120701     NA     20130401  19960221
1391   2  20110601     NA     20140101  19940823  20150301     NA
1812   1  20110501     NA     20150101  19960730  20150101     NA
2149   1  20100401     NA     20110301     NA     20120401     NA
2181   4  20120701     NA     20140701     NA     20150601     NA
2311   1  20120301     NA     20140201     NA     20150101     NA
2336   6  20111201  19970721  20130701     NA     20130901  19990427
2651   1  20120201     NA     20130701     NA     20150101     NA
2691   6  20120901  19960709  20131001     NA     20150801  19990706
2874   1  20110701     NA     20130901     NA     20151001  20000131
2891   2  20110601     NA     20120301     NA     20120401     NA
3043   6  20130601  19960103  20130801  19950808  20140401     NA
3044   1  20100501     NA     20130901  19970122  20140701     NA
3052   1  20150101  19930907  20150101     NA        NA        NA
3112   1  20150501  19990524  20150801     NA     20150901  19980901
3381   5  20130301  19940103  20150501     NA     20160601  19971007
3432   2  20120601     NA     20140501     NA     20150401  19970818
3451   2  20110801     NA     20150201     NA     20160401  19990526
3529   2  20120401  19931206  20130101  19940711  20130301  19950213
3537   9  20110401     NA     20140301  19941214  20150701  19960923
4133   1  20131101     NA     20150801     NA     20160401     NA
4591   2  20111201     NA     20130901     NA     20160401  19961021
4821   1  20110701     NA     20120901     NA     20150101  19940829
5512   2  20051001     NA     20130801     NA        NA        NA
5524   2  20130101     NA     20140401     NA     20150501  19950814
5811   4  20120901     NA     20150501  19940406  20150901     NA
5821   1  20130401     NA     20150101     NA     20151001  19941101
5831   1  20120801     NA     20140701     NA     20150501     NA
5959   1  20130901     NA     20140801  19970505  20140901     NA
5993   6  20120801     NA     20160101  19970729  20160101     NA
6019  21  20130101  19941205  20150101  19970709  20160101  19980610
6276   1  20120101  19940118  20120501     NA     20150601     NA
6391   3  20120101  19940705  20130101  19930721  20130101  19950303
6591   4  20110501  19940913  20140301     NA     20150301     NA
6672   2  20120501     NA     20130601     NA     20150101     NA
7041   2  20140201  19931012  20150501  19940316  20160601  19960827
7051   2  20110201  19920617  20120301     NA     20140601     NA
7236   1  20140501     NA     20140801     NA     20150701     NA
7291   2  20120601  19970603  20150501  19990322  20150701     NA
8412  13  20120501  19970519  20130701  19980818  20140701  19990315
8999  84  20130801  19980427  20140901  19971110  20150901  19980720
THE FOLLOWING IMOS(S) ARE CLOSED:  0451, 0511, 0681, 1371, 1833, 3051, 4421, 5711, 6042, 6046, 6694, 6842, 7011, 7212, 7242 AND 7314.
                FIRST SERGEANT AND MASTER SERGEANT
              ABOVE ZONE          PROMOTION ZONE      BELOW ZONE
IMOS ALLOC JR DOR    AFADBD    JR DOR    AFADBD    JR DOR    AFADBD
0111  30  20110401  19990614  20120401  20011022  20131001     NA
0161   2  20140402     NA     20110201     NA        NA        NA
0211  10  20090501  19990713  20101101  19971217  20110301  20010723
0231  14  20110301  19990726  20120401  20010612  20130201  20010325
0241   4  20120101     NA     20121001     NA     20131101  20010813
0261   2  20130801     NA     20140201     NA     20140501     NA
0321   7  20111001     NA     20130301  20020715  20130301  20030825
0372  17  20140201  20030722  20141101  20011106  20141101  20031117
0399  41  20120201  19980622  20140702  20000911  20150402  20030825
0411   3  20130101  19990831  20140301  20010313  20140601  20001211
0451   2  20121001     NA     20131001  19980707  20131101  19970721
0491  30  20140301  20000717  20141101  20001130  20150101  20050822
0511   4  20120301     NA     20141001     NA     20150101     NA
0681   2  20090701  19961118  20110201     NA     20111001     NA
0689   6  20130401  20020610  20140501     NA     20140601     NA
0699  61  20111101     NA     20130901  19990809  20141001  20030107
0811   6  20120401     NA     20140701  19990816  20140901     NA
0848   4  20120201  20000320  20131001  19990519  20140901     NA
0861   5  20121101     NA     20130301  20030423  20130801     NA
1169   6  20131001     NA     20141001  19980714  20141001     NA
1349  15  20120801  19970917  20140801     NA        NA        NA
1371   6  20110801     NA     20120301     NA     20121001  19990630
1391   7  20120901     NA     20131101     NA        NA        NA
1812   4  20110901     NA     20141001  19990608  20141001     NA
1833  10  20110901  19981229  20141002     NA        NA        NA
2149   4  20110701  19980428  20120401  20001010  20120901     NA
2181   4  20120101     NA     20120801     NA     20140501     NA
2311   3  20110901  19971112  20120801     NA     20130901  20000906
2336  24  20140301  20010102  20141101  20010922  20150101     NA
2651   4  20100701     NA     20120401  20000209  20130201     NA
2691  15  20120501     NA     20130301  20020629  20140501  20030728
2874   1  20130301     NA     20141101     NA     20150101     NA
2891   7  20120901  19980614  20130901  19980519  20141001  19990615
3043  12  20121001  20000131  20130901  19990907  20131201  20010813
3044   2  20131001     NA     20140201     NA     20140501  20020924
3052   2  20130901     NA     20130701     NA        NA        NA
3112   3  20140601     NA     20141101     NA        NA        NA
3381  12  20121001  20000111  20140301     NA        NA        NA
3432   5  20130101  19980720  20141101  20010605  20141101     NA
3451   2  20130101     NA     20130601     NA     20140501  20011106
3529  14  20120501     NA     20130801     NA     20131001  20010313
3537  22  20130901  19990726  20140801     NA     20150402     NA
4133   2  20130701     NA     20140501  20020722  20140501     NA
4421   1  20120501     NA     20121101  20000118  20130801  19971027
4591   5  20131101  19980626  20140201     NA     20141101     NA
4821   2  20120801  19980203  20120801  19980720  20130801     NA
5512   2  20090101     NA     20120101     NA     20140101  20040315
5524   4  20090901     NA     20101101  19981013  20111201     NA
5711   3  20111201     NA     20121001  20000821  20131001  19961007
5811   9  20130801  20000320  20140701     NA     20141001  20010129
5821   3  20131001     NA     20140701     NA     20141101     NA
5831   2  20131001     NA     20141001  20011211  20141101  20000718
5939   4  20090701     NA     20141101     NA        NA        NA
5948   2  20120801     NA     20120801     NA        NA        NA
5959   3  20130301  20030106  20140501  20030107  20150101  20020610
5974   2  20101001     NA     20141101  20011212  20141101     NA
5979   1  20130101     NA     20140501     NA        NA        NA
6019  39  20110201  19990817  20130701  19960831  20131001  20000208
6042   1  20120901     NA     20131101  20000821  20131101     NA
6276   1  20120801     NA     20130801     NA     20140701     NA
6391  21  20110201  19981013  20120201     NA     20130801  20000828
6591  12  20111101  19971118  20121001  19990224  20140801  20000821
6672  11  20121001  19991007  20140401     NA     20150402     NA
6694   1  20140101     NA     20140101     NA        NA        NA
6842   2  20120401  20000221  20120601  19980630  20130301  20010820
7011   2  20130301  20010810  20140601  20020819  20141101     NA
7041   3  20130701     NA     20140701  19991013  20141101     NA
7051   3  20130901     NA     20131201  20010129  20140701     NA
7212   2  20140201     NA     20141101     NA        NA        NA
7236   1  20131001     NA     20140701     NA     20140901  20010813
7291   6  20110501  20000912  20120601  20020722  20131001     NA
7314   2  20110501  20010326  20130301  20030628  20140601  20040707
8412  38  20130301  20020731  20140601     NA     20150401     NA
8999 165     NA        NA     20150401     NA        NA        NA
THE FOLLOWING IMOS(S) ARE CLOSED:  0393, 3051, 6046, 7242 AND 7372.
Notes:
8.a.  The above zone contains Marines who have previously received
consideration in the promotion zone and failed selection.
8.b.  Lateral Moves.  Marines who have received an adjusted DOR or made a lateral move and believe they will be considered in the wrong zone (because of the adjusted DOR or lateral move) must notify CMC (MMPR-2,) in writing, before 2359 EST on 17 October 2017.
8.b.1.  Marines who have made a lateral move and whose DOR and AFADBD place them in the above zone, but who have not been previously considered for selection in the promotion zone, will be considered in the promotion zone.
8.b.2.  Marines who have lateral move requests approved MUST accept and sign their lateral move approval in order to properly reflect in the Marine Corps Total Force System (MCTFS) and be eligible for promotion.  The convening date of their board will be considered in the MOS/IMOS for which the lateral move has been approved.
8.b.3.  Marines with lateral move requests that are approved after the board has convened will not be eligible for consideration in their newly acquired MOS/IMOS and will be deleted from the board population.  These Marines will compete on the following years board, if eligible.
8.b.4.  Marines who are selected in the incorrect IMOS by a board will be administratively deleted from the selection list and may rate remedial consideration for promotion in their correct MOS.  Paragraphs 3100.3 and 3602.5 of reference (d) apply.
8.b.5.  All Marines who meet the requirements set forth in this MARADMIN will compete for promotion in the MOS assigned on the convening date of the board per paragraph 3100.3 of reference (d).  MOS changes will not be made after the date of this MARADMIN without the prior approval of CMC (MPP-20).
8.c.  An above zone DOR/AFADBD cutoff for a specific MOS with no DOR/AFADBD cutoff in the promotion zone indicates no allocations for promotion exist in that MOS for this board.
9.  Questions regarding MOS allocations, zones, and AFADBD cutoffs should be addressed to CMC (MPP-20) DSN:  278-9361 or Comm (703) 784-9361.
10.  Eligibility:
10.a.  Marines who have previously been selected for promotion and refused to accept the appointment will not be considered.
10.b.  The above listed tentative zones are subject to change by virtue of ongoing grade-MOS structure changes and realignments.  Any adjustments to the above listed zones will be announced prior to the convening date of the board.  Additional changes that occur during the board session will be announced in the selection MARADMIN.
10.c.  Reference (h), MARADMIN 539/16, announced updates to the Enlisted Career Force Controls (ECFC) policies for regular component Marines.
10.d.  Promotion consideration in conjunction with request to transfer to the Fleet Marine Corps Reserve (FMCR).  Per references (h) and (i), Marines who must and have requested transfer to the FMCR due to ECFC or service limits may request special promotion consideration via correspondence to CMC, Manpower Management Division, Separation and Retirement (MMSR-2).  Requests for special promotion consideration must be received prior to 2359 EST on 17 October 2017.  In order to qualify for special promotion consideration the transfer to FMCR date must be requested or approved prior to the board convening date and the effective date of transfer must be after the adjournment date of the board.  To clarify, and in accordance with the references, special promotion consideration will not authorize a Marine to go beyond service limits.
10.d.1.  Marines who submit a voluntary request to transfer to the FMCR, but are not required to transfer to the FMCR, are not eligible for promotion consideration.
10.d.2.  Marines who are required to transfer to the FMCR due to declining Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, or who have declined to reenlist/extend to carry out PCS or Unit Deployment Program (UDP) orders, are not eligible for promotion consideration.
10.d.3.  Marines authorized early approval of transfer FMCR requests (greater than 14 months prior to their transfer date) will not be eligible for promotion consideration.
10.e.  Enlisted To Officer Programs.  Warrant officer selects who have not been appointed, Marines in the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) upon graduation of Officer Candidate School, Marines accepted in the Enlisted Commissioning Program (ECP), and Marines in the Navy Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (NMECP) are eligible for noncompetitive consideration for promotion provided they meet all other eligibility requirements.  Identification of noncompetitive eligibility of Marines will be provided by Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC) ON/E or the Separation And Retirement Branch (Nurse Program only) to CMC (MMPR-2) who will then ensure the records of all eligible Marines are forwarded to the board.  Paragraph 1100.29 and chapter 3 of reference (d) apply.
11.  Personal and Command Responsibilities.
11.a.  Personal Responsibilities.  Marines are personally responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of their OMPF and MBS before 2359 EST on 17 October 2017.  Marines are responsible for conducting an audit of their records per reference (e) prior to the convening date of a promotion selection board.  Marines may perform a self audit by following instructions at MMRP home page:  www.manpower.usmc.mil, then click on "Active Marine", "Records and Performance Branch (MMRP)", then click on "MMRP-50 Officer/Enlisted Career Counseling" link on the left, then click the OMPF and MBS Self Audit Document link at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions provided.
11.a.1.  Obtaining And Reviewing The OMPF.  The most expeditious means of obtaining and viewing the OMPF and MBS is through OMPF online via Marine Online (MOL).  The MBS can also be obtained through the MMRP website.  The home screen of the MOL OMPF module states, the documents included there, with the exception of the "Field" tab and the "RS/RO Profile" tab, are the same documents that will be viewed by a promotion/selection board.  Marines are responsible for ensuring any documents in their "Field" tab they want the board to view are moved into their "Commendatory/Derogatory" tab.
11.a.2.  OMPF Document Submission Guidelines.  Marines are personally responsible for correcting deficiencies, missing information, or illegible documents present in either the OMPF or MBS with CMC (MMRP-20).  Reference (e) provides amplification to assist in determining what documents are appropriate for inclusion in the OMPF.  Per reference (e), ensure any material sent to CMC (MMRP-20) for filing in the OMPF contains full name, grade, and the Electronic Data Interchange Personal Identifier (EDIPI).  If the EDIPI is not on the material, then the material may or may not be filed in the OMPF in time to go before the selection board.  Marines are reminded that any additions or deletions from their OMPF or MBS within the 12-month window should also be verified to ensure the accuracy and completeness of their record.  OMPF documents may be e-mailed as a pdf attachment or faxed to CMC (MMRP-20).  OMPF documents may also be mailed to CMC (MMRP-20):  however, inclusion in the OMPF is substantially faster if the
documents are either e-mailed or faxed.  See paragraph 14 (MMRP) for OMPF inquiries and document submission points of contact.
11.a.3.  OMPF Document Submission Timelines.  It is imperative that documents submitted to CMC (MMRP-20) for inclusion in the OMPF within 60 days of a selection board be conspicuously marked "Contains Documents for the FY18 Sergeant Major Through Master Sergeant Selection Board".  With the exception of fitness reports, all OMPF documents, particularly digital photos, must be forwarded to and received by CMC (MMRP-20) at least two weeks prior to the convening date of the selection board in order to allow processing time to the OMPF.  Marines are advised that the OMPF and MBS are distributed to the boardroom at least one week before the board convenes.  Board eligible records continue to be updated until the convening date of the board:  however, Marines are highly encouraged to submit all material no later than two weeks prior to the board for which they are eligible.
11.a.4.  Career Counselors.  Marines concerned with specific aspects of their record are reminded that they may contact their respective career counselors (MMRP-50) after conducting a self audit and following the instructions provided in paragraph 11.a. (MMRP-50).  Contact information is listed in paragraph 14.b.3.
11.b.  Commanders Responsibilities:
11.b.1.  Ensure this MARADMIN is available to all Marines under your command:
11.b.2.  Encourage all eligible Marines to review their OMPF, MBS, and MCTFS data:
11.b.3.  Encourage all eligible Marines to submit digital photos to their OMPF:
11.b.4.  Ensure all reporting officials comply with the fitness report timelines noted in reference (g):
11.b.5.  Assist Marines with missing fitness reports or corrections to fitness reports:
11.b.6.  Remind Marines to prepare for their board prior to deployment:
11.b.7.  Understanding that some Marines may require additional support to prepare for their board, encourage Marines to contact the Career Counselor Section (MMRP-50) for assistance:
11.b.8.  Immediately notify the CMC (MMPR-2) via message or naval correspondence of eligible Marines who have an erroneous DOR, AFADBD, or component code in MCTFS to preclude erroneous consideration or nonconsideration:
11.b.9.  Promptly report to CMC (MMPR-2) via naval message any approved MOS changes for eligible Marines that occur during the board, this includes reporting failures of MOS producing schools:
11.b.10.  Ensure eligible Marines within your command are notified of their promotion eligibility:
11.b.11.  Ensure the accuracy of data elements in MCTFS for those Marines eligible for promotion consideration regardless of zone:
11.b.12.  Ensure those eligible Marines who are voluntarily requesting not to be selected are counseled per reference (d) and submit their request in the proper format.  Paragraph 3102.2 also outlines additional responsibilities for commanders regarding the counseling of Marines on the promotion process:  and
11.b.13.  Promptly report any Marine eligible for this board who is the subject of completed disciplinary action (by military or civilian authorities) not previously reported on earlier fitness reports.  Disciplinary action is considered "complete" when convening authority action is adjudicated and reported by unit diary or court-martial results of trial is released by military justice officer:  or a Marine is found guilty at Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP) and punishment is reported on unit diary:  or civilian court proceeding:  or counseling documentation is placed in Marines OMPF.  If a Marine is exonerated via the appeal process or by convening authority action, remedial promotion consideration may be granted upon request.  Messages will be submitted to CMC (MMPR-2) giving a full, detailed accounting of the matter, whether the action occurred prior to the convening of the board, during the board, or while the Marine was a member of a previous command.  Messages should also be submitted regarding any
eligible Marine who is administratively reduced, discharged, or is assigned to the Body Composition Program (BCP).  Commanders are also reminded to make appropriate MCTFS entries, if warranted.
11.c.  Communication With The Board.  Each eligible Marine may communicate with the President of the Board.  Such personal communications must be received or hand-delivered to Harry Lee Hall no later than 2359 EST on 17 October 2017.  See paragraph 14 for physical mailing address, e-mail address and fax number.
11.c.1.  Marines may submit communications via U.S. Mail, priority or next day mail, or fax.  However, Marines should be aware that U.S. Mail, priority mail and next day U.S. mail is not delivered directly to Harry Lee Hall.  Therefore, anticipate a 2-3 day lag time for further delivery to Harry Lee Hall.  Commercial next day carriers deliver directly to Harry Lee Hall, excluding weekends and holidays.  Marines with the capability to scan their documents may send the scanned documents via e-mail directly to the organizational mailbox for CMC (MMPR-2).  Ensure the e-mail subject line reads "Update Material for the FY18 Sergeant Major Through Master Sergeant Selection Board".
11.c.2.  Update Material.  Marines may submit any information or material they deem important for consideration before the board.  Be advised that OMPF material sent directly to the President of the board does not become part of a Marines OMPF.  Update material sent to the President of the board is destroyed upon final approval of the board.  Do not send fitness reports directly to the selection board.
11.c.2.a.  Update material must be submitted under cover letter with the update material as enclosures (a sample cover letter is available at the Enlisted Promotion home page):
11.c.2.b.  The cover letter must be addressed to President, FY18 Sergeant Major Through Master Sergeant Selection Board (see paragraph 14 for complete address):
11.c.2.c.  Update material must be from the eligible Marine:
11.c.2.d.  The Marine must personally sign the cover letter.  Material submitted without a cover letter, unsigned, or received after 2359 EST on 17 October 2017 will not be submitted to the board:
11.c.2.e.  Update Material Receipt Verification.  Marines are personally responsible for ensuring CMC (MMPR-2) has physically received update material before 2359 EST on 17 October 2017 and may verify receipt of the material sent to the President of the board via the Enlisted Promotion home page or by contacting CMC (MMPR-2).  This website will populate within one week of the convening date.  In order to verify receipt of material sent to MMRP, (i.e. update material for inclusion to the OMPF and digital photograph,) go to OMPF online via MOL.  This site updates within approximately 24 hours after the material is received.  MMRP will push the information to the digital board room.
12.  Height And Weight Standards.  Eligible Marines must be in compliance with the height/weight standards prescribed in reference (j).  Fitness reports submitted under reference (g) must contain a directed comment in Section I of the fitness report if the Marine exceeds height/weight standards and is not in compliance with percentage body fat limits.  Marines who exceed the height/weight standards, and whose fitness reports do not include body fat information, must provide official documentation reflecting body fat percentage to the President of the board.
13.  Photographs.  Per the instructions contained in references (e) and (f), all eligible Marines are required to submit an official photograph taken within 12 months of the convening date of the board.  While absence of a current photograph is not a reason for non-selection in and of itself, an updated photograph or letter explaining absence of photograph is one of the many elements viewed by a selection board in deliberations as to who is best qualified for selection.
13.a.  Digital.  Marines have a personal responsibility to ensure their photograph is submitted and processed by CMC (MMRP) prior to the board convening.  Verification of photograph processing into the OMPF can be accomplished by the Marine via the OMPF tab in MOL.  If a Marine has taken a photograph, and it has not processed into their OMPF within 2-3 working days after submission to MMRP, Marines should contact MMRP-60 at (703) 784-3738 to verify the photograph has been received.  Marines are advised to have their photographs taken at one of the Combat Camera (COMCAM) sections or Department of Defense (DOD) photographic units.  Combat cameras will email OMPF photographs to the MMRP-60 organization mailbox at:  smb.manpower.mmrp.ph@usmc.mil for processing into the OMPF.  Photographs taken at a location not authorized to submit digital photographs electronically to CMC (MMRP), must be submitted by either the Marines Commanding Officer (CO), Executive Officer (XO), Inspector-Instructor, Sergeant Major
(SgtMaj), First Sergeant (1stSgt), senior enlisted leader (defined as an enlisted Marine serving in a command leadership billet), from the commands organizational mailbox.  Such photographs will be reviewed prior to inclusion in the OMPF.  Marines are not authorized to submit their own photographs.  COMCAM sections or DOD photographic support facilities should be used to the maximum extent possible.
13.b.  Hardcopy.  Hardcopy photographs may also be submitted directly to the CMC (MMPR-2) at the address listed in paragraph 14.  See references (e) and (f) regarding when it is appropriate and how to take a hard copy photo.  Marines who choose to submit a hard copy photo directly to the President of the board are advised that the photo will not be included in the OMPF.  Verification of hard copy photos submitted directly to the President of the board can be accomplished through the Enlisted Promotion home page (MMPR-2).
13.c.  Outdated-Missing Photographs.  If a photograph cannot be forwarded due to extenuating circumstances, eligible Marines are highly encouraged to submit correspondence to the board, verified by the commander, documenting height and weight.  Marines who exceed height/weight standards, but are in compliance with body fat percent limits, must provide appropriate certification by the command of current body fat percentage.  Marines have a personal responsibility to ensure their photograph is submitted and received by the board.
13.d.  Photos and Personal Responsibility.  Each Marine must ensure photographs are properly taken, timely submission requirements are met and their photograph is submitted and received by the board.  Marines who do not submit a current photograph or letter to explain the lack of a photograph are putting themselves at a disadvantage before the board and are highly unlikely to be selected.  Marines who neglect to exercise due diligence in confirming their photograph posted to their OMPF within 2 business days of submission and who neglect to provide evidence they identified the error with MMRP before the convening date are unlikely to receive favorable endorsement for remedial promotion consideration.  Marines are personally responsible for ensuring their photo posts to their OMPF within 2 business days of submission via Marine Online.  If the photo fails to post, the individual Marine must contact MMRP to identify the issue for resolution in order for the promotion board to properly consider the photo.
13.e.  Reviewing Photo Submission.  Marines are responsible for verifying receipt of photo by CMC (MMRP-20).  The primary most expeditious means of confirming photo receipt is through OMPF online via MOL.  Photos will be available for viewing on OMPF online within 48 hours of photo receipt by CMC (MMRP-20).  The date of the photograph, as noted on the photograph title board, is considered the primary date in determining the 12 month photograph eligibility window for selection boards.  Marines are advised that, although a photo may be over 12 months old, the photo will remain in the OMPF until an updated photo is submitted.
14.  Points of Contact:
14.a.  President of the Board:
       President, FY18 Sergeant Major through Master Sergeant
       Selection Board
       Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps (MMPR-2)
       Harry Lee Hall
       17 Lejeune Road
       Quantico VA 22134-5104
       Comm:  (703) 784-9708/9712 or DSN:  278-9708/9712
       Board Support, Comm:  (703) 784-9708/9712/9713/9716 or DSN:  278-9708/9712/9713/9716
       Fax Material to Comm:  (703) 784-9884 or DSN:  278-9884
       E-mail:  enlistedpromotions@usmc.mil
       Website:  www.manpower.usmc.mil, click on "Promotion Branch (MMPR)"
14.b.  Manpower Management Records and Performance Branch (MMRP)
       Commandant of the Marine Corps (MMRP)
       Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
       2008 Elliot Road
       Quantico, VA 22134-5030
       Website:  www.manpower.usmc.mil, click on "Records and Performance (MMRP)"
14.b.1.  Records Management Section (MMRP-20).  To submit documents for inclusion into the OMPF or questions concerning the OMPF.
         Comm:  (703) 784-5640, DSN:  278-5640
         Section Head, DSN:  278-3952
         Operations Officer, DSN:  278-3950
         OMPF Customer Service, DSN:  278-3906/3907/5640
         Digital Photos, DSN:  278-3950
         Fax:  (703) 784-5682:  DSN:  278-5682
         E-mail:  smb.manpower.mmrp-20@usmc.mil
14.b.2.  Performance Evaluation Section (MMRP-30).  For questions or concerns regarding fitness report submissions and date gaps.
         Comm:  (703) 784-3993:  DSN:  278-3993 or toll free 1-877-301-9953
         E-mail:  smb.manpower.mmrp-30@usmc.mil
14.b.3.  Enlisted Career Counseling and Evaluation Section (MMRP-50).  For Pre and post selection board counseling and record review.
         Comm:  (703) 784-9241 or toll free 1-800-833-2320.
         E-mail:  ecounselor@usmc.mil
14.b.4.  Operations and Integration Section (MMRP-60).  To process official digital photos into the OMPF.
         Comm:  (703) 784-3738: DSN:  278-3738 or (703) 784-0554:  DSN:  278-0554
         E-mail:  smb.manpower.mmrp.ph@usmc.mil
14.c.  Separation and Retirement Branch (MMSR), Active Duty Retirement Section (MMSR-2)
       Commandant of the Marine Corps (MMSR-2)
       3280 Russell Road
       Quantico, VA 22134-5103
       Comm:  (703) 784-9324:  DSN:  278-9324
       E-Mail:  smb.manpower.mmsr2e@usmc.mil
       Website:  www.manpower.usmc.mil, click on "Separation and Retirement (MMSR)"
15.  The information in this MARADMIN should receive widest dissemination.
16.  This MARADMIN will be posted to the Promotion Branch web site.
17.  This MARADMIN is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
18.  Release authorized by MajGen Robert F. Castellvi, Director, Manpower Management Division.//



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