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FISCAL YEAR 2018 (FY18) ENLISTED TO WARRANT OFFICER (GUNNER) SELECTION BOARD RESULTS

Date Signed: 10/23/2017
MARADMINS Number: 586/17

R 232044Z OCT 17
MARADMIN 586/17
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2017/CG MCRC QUANTICO, VA//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2018 (FY18) ENLISTED TO WARRANT OFFICER (GUNNER) SELECTION BOARD RESULTS//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/CMC MPP-35/YMD: 20060207//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/MCRC OE/YMD: 20000503//
REF/C/MSGID: RMG/CG MCRC/YMD: 20170303//
REF/D/MSGID: DOC/MIFD/YMD: 20130703//
REF/E/MSGID: DOC/NAVSOP/YMD: 20150831//
REF/F/MSGID: DOC/MPO-40/YMD: 20170101//
REF/G/MSGID: DOC/C 461TPS/YMD: 20150807//
REF/H/MSGID: DOC/C 461TPS/YMD: 20161215//
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NARR/REF (A) IS SECNAVINST 1412.9B, MARINE CORPS LIMITED DUTY OFFICER AND WARRANT OFFICER PROGRAMS, PROMOTIONS, AND CONTINUATION PROCEDURES. REF (B) IS MCO 1040.42A, LIMITED DUTY OFFICER (LDO) AND WARRANT OFFICER (WO) PROGRAMS. REF (C) IS MARADMIN 106/17 OF 3 MARCH 2017, WHICH ANNOUNCED THE FY18 ENLISTED TO WARRANT OFFICER (GUNNER) SELECTION BOARD. REF (D) IS MCO 1000.6, THE ASSIGNMENT, CLASSIFICATION, AND TRAVEL SYSTEM MANUAL (ACTS MANUAL). REF (E) IS MCO 7220.56A, THE ENTITLEMENT TO BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR HOUSING (BAH) AT LOCATIONS OTHER THAN PERMANENT DUTY STATION (PDS). REF (F) IS THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS FOR UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBERS AND DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES. REF (G) IS MCO 1900.16 W/CH 1, SEPARATION AND RETIREMENT MANUAL (SHORT TITLE: MARCORSEPMAN). REF (H) IS MCBUL 6100, MARINE CORPS PHYSICAL FITNESS AND COMBAT FITNESS TESTS. REF (I) IS MCO 6110.3A, MARINE CORPS BODY COMPOSITION AND MILITARY APPEARANCE PROGRAM. REF (J) IS NAVMED P-117, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY MANUAL OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT (MANMED), CHAPTER 15.//
POC/-/-/UNIT: MCRC ON-E/NAME: MR. B. REIDENBACH/TEL: (703) 784-9446//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  Per references (A), (B), and (C) the Secretary of the Navy approved the FY18 Enlisted to Chief Warrant Officer 2 (Gunner) Selection Board report.  The below-named personnel have been selected for appointment to permanent Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CWO2):
Name                         SMOS    MCC  RUC
Adam, Adam S.                0306    SGU  84243
Amey, William C.             0306    V23  13120
Andrade, Eliazar             0306    TP7  20002
Ball, Travis M.              0306    V38  12230
Blackwell, Phillip D.        0306    V37  13160
Callen, William J.           0306    078  30370
Costanzo, Kyle J.            0306    KAG  31353
Hopkins, Armando R.          0306    V23  13120
Hutcheson, Matthew H.        0306    SLG  80227
Jackson, Scott W.            0306    041  34027
Josephs, Ryan A.             0306    V37  13160
Kostielney, Matthew C.       0306    MAJ  20600
Latham, Christopher J.       0306    V32  12130
Pierce, Daniel L.            0306    UKT  35010
Shinault, Billy J.           0306    V12  12110
Shotts, Tyrell L.            0306    KAQ  33354
Terrell, Mark E.             0306    KAP  33354
Vallejo, Stephen Jr.         0306    1K4  20371
Veliz, Maximo F.             0306    V32  12130
2.  In the event the selectee chooses not to accept the commission, the selectee must submit a letter of declination via their chain of command to include a general officer level endorsement to MCRC ON-E prior to commissioning.  If the commanders intent is to delay in order to remove a selected Marines commissioning, reference (A) provides specific guidance.
3.  Commanding officers will notify those applicants whose names are not listed in paragraph 1 of their non-selection.  Reasons for non-selection are not divulged by selection board members.
4.  CWO2 (Gunner) selectees are slated to be commissioned on 1 Feb 2018 at a ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.  CWO2 (Gunner) selectees will attend the Warrant Officer Basic Course (WOBC).  The mission of the WOBC is to train and educate newly appointed or commissioned warrant officers in the high standards of professional knowledge, esprit-de-corps, and leadership required to transition from enlisted Marine to officer with particular emphasis on the duties, responsibilities, and warfighting skills required of a provisional platoon commander.  By separate orders, selectees will be ordered to report to the Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC), The Basic School (TBS) to attend the WOBC, which is scheduled to convene on 29 Jan 2018.  Selectees must report no earlier than 1200 on 21 Jan 2018 and no later than 1700 on 22 Jan 2018.  References (E) and (F) define the differences in duty under instructions (DUINS) and Permanant Change of Station (PCS) orders in relation to per diem and other allowances.  All Gunner selectees will report to WOBC under PCS orders from their parent command due to requirements for completion of WOBC and Infantry Weapons Officer Course (IWOC) while at TBS.  Selectees will PCS to the Quantico, VA area and receive follow-on orders to their next command upon completion of IWOC.
5.  Selectees attending WOBC under PCS orders will be afforded the opportunity to apply for base housing through normal housing request process via MCB Quantico Lincoln Military Housing.  Housing will be provided to selectees as available.  If housing is unavailable or not desired by the selectee, selectees will receive designated Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates to locate housing in the northern Virginia area.  The point of contact is GySgt Cervantes at eduardo.cervantes1@usmc.mil or DSN 278-9236 or commercial (703) 784-9236.  Commanding officers/Inspectors-Instructors issuing permanent change of station (PCS), orders for a Marine to attend WOBC and IWOC will issue DD Form 214 prior to the Marine executing orders to TBS.  DD Form 214s will cover all active duty enlisted service through 31 Jan 2018.  Ensure strict compliance with reference (G).  Although hard copy DD Form 214s may be signed and issued to the Marine prior to executing orders to TBS, do not certify/publish the Marine Online (MOL)/Document Tracking and Management System (DTMS) and DD Form 214 until confirmation of the individuals appointment in the Marine Corps Total Force System.  Upon appointment, the MOL/DTMS and DD Form 214 may be certified/published and mandatory distribution of signed hard copies 2 (official military personnel file) shall be made.  If the selectee is found unqualified or is otherwise not appointed for any reason after executing orders to TBS, DTMS and DD Form 214 documents previously generated can be deleted/killed and hard copy DD Form 214s shall be shredded as appropriate.  The following blocks/items shall be standard on all 2018 WOBC DD Form 214s:  "8B.  MCB Quantico VA RUC 46252" "12B. 20180131".  "15A-C.  NO" "16.  NONE" "20-20A.  NO".  "23.  Discharged".  "24.  Honorable".  "25.  MARCORSEPMAN 6404.1" "26.  KGM1".  "27.  N/A".  "28.  Accept commission or warrant in same branch of service".  All other provisions of reference (G) for this occasion should apply to all other sections of the DD Form 214.
6.  Check-in procedures and welcome aboard information for WOBC will be posted on the TBS website upon release of this message.  The package will contain important information concerning the upcoming WOBC, including check-in procedures and amplifying comments for this message.  Selectees must view the TBS website as soon as possible to read welcome aboard information and other coordinating instructions pertaining to WOBC.  The TBS point of contact is Capt Laurin, Co I Executive Officer, at jonathon.laurin@usmc.mil.  The mailing address for TBS is:  Commanding Officer, The Basic School, 24164 Belleau Avenue, Quantico, VA 22134.  The website address is www.trngcmd.marines.mil/units/northeast/the-basic-school/.  Students should direct their attention to the right-hand side of the page and find "Welcome Aboard" under the WOBC drop down menu.
7.  Selectees must report to TBS with original orders, Defense Travel System travel authorizations, completed DD Form 214 in accordance with the information highlighted above and complete health and dental records.  The Appointment of Acceptance (NAVMC 763) and Identification Card will be completed/issued at WOBC.  Selectees should report in the enlisted Service Alpha uniform.  Selectees should either purchase their officer Service Alpha uniform or be prepared to have their uniforms tailored prior to the Appoinment Ceremony.  Specific information for uniform requirement can be found on the TBS website.
8.  Selectees are encouraged to arrive in peak physical condition due to the rigors of the course.  Selectees must achieve a First Class physical fitness test (PFT) prior to appointment or commission as outlined in reference (H), and maintain Marine Corps Body Composition and Military Appearance standards per reference (I).  Those who are not within standards or do not score a first class PFT after two attempts will be dropped from the course during the first week of training.  There will be extended field time at the WOBC.  Selectees are encouraged to practice running the obstacle course with an emphasis on rope climbing.  Hiking under load and running in boots and utilities is also recommended.  Passing a 10-mile hike under prescribed load, a double standard Marine Corps Obstacle Course, and the TBS endurance Course are required to graduate from WOBC.
9.  Selectees must arrive having read the book, "Black Hearts:  One Platoons Descent into Madness in Iraqs Triangle of Death" by Jim Frederick.  A writing assessment and discussion will be conducted on the book during the course of the program of instruction.
10.  Selectees must review and show completion of the following courses on MarineNet:
    a.  Business Writing:  Editing and Proofreading (Comm1903)
    b.  Business Grammar:  Sentence Construction (Comm2005)
    c.  Business Grammar:  Mechanics of Writing (Comm203)
    d.  Business Grammar:  Punctuation (Comm204)
11.  Selectees are required to read and review the following publications prior to check in:
    a.  MCDP 1
    b.  MCDP 1-3
    c.  MCDP 5
    d.  MCDP 6
    e.  MCWP 6-11
12.  Selectees are required to review the following student handouts prior to checking in.  Students handouts are located on the TBS website under "Student Material."
    a.  Principles of Fire Support (W280001XQ)
    b.  Squad Weapons (W2A0001XQ)
13.  Marines selected to become Infantry Weapons Officers must complete Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS), Distance Education Program:  8661 prior to checking into The Basic School.  POC for this requirement is Marine Gunner (CWO4) Ray Browne, TBS Gunner, Director Infantry Weapons Officer Course at (703) 784-0306.  This course can be enrolled in at your regional EWS coordination center and can be completed online.
14.  Once selectees have been in-processed, there will be an Appointment/Commissioning Ceremony on 1 Feb 2018.  Further details will be made available on the TBS website and through follow-on correspondence from the WOBC staff.
15.  Commanding officers are required to document by page 11 entry, a permanent CWO selectees acknowledgement of the probationary status of appointment.  Active component CWO selectees will receive the following entry:  "I understand that the first three years as a permanent Chief Warrant Officer 2 (Gunner) is a probationary period, and that the Secretary of the Navy (SecNav) may terminate the appointment of any warrant officer, who fails to complete the WOBC, or any required MOS follow-on school.  A Marine whose appointment is terminated may, upon request, and at the discretion of SecNav, be enlisted in a grade not lower than that held immediately prior to appointment."  Marines selected for the warrant officer program will incur a 3-year obligation from the date of appointment.
16.  Per reference (L) and prior to appointment, CWO (Gunner) selectees who do not meet the physical qualification established in MANMED, chapter 15 (NOTAL), MCBul 6100, and MCO 6110.3A for appointment, or who are not physically qualified to attend the WOBC will not be appointed.  These individuals will remain on the list of Marines approved for appointment to the grade of WO and once medically qualified, will have an appointment date of the first day of the month prior to the month in which the member attends WOBC.  Immediately upon release of this message, all selectees are required to provide (via email) a letter on command letterhead with point of contact name, DSN, commercial telephone numbers, and an electronic mail message address to the point of contact at brent.reidenbach@marines.usmc.mil in case additional information is needed to complete medical processing.  Per reference (L), prior to appointment, selectees must be determined physically qualified for appointment by the Bureau Of Medicine and Surgery and must pass the PFT as outlined in reference (K).  Failure to comply with requirements may delay receipt of the appointment documents at TBS, and may subsequently result in a forfeiture of the date of rank.  Commanding officers of deployed Marines can contact MCRC, ON-E to establish arrangements to complete this task, if needed.  If not done already, selectees must submit a current commissioning physical examination, to include a Report of Medical Examination (DD Form 2808), A Report of Medical History (DD Form 2807-1).  Date of physical exam must not be older than 1 Feb 2016.  Selectees with commissioning physicals over a year old will submit copies of the current and last years Preventative Health Assessment in addition to the physical examination.
17.  Commanding officers must closely review selectee medical and dental records to ensure accuracy and completeness prior to their arrival at TBS.  Selectees should arrive at TBS fully medically ready to train at the time of check in with no outstanding medical issues that would preclude training.  Pay particular attention to the following items:
        A.  Marks and scars must be listed.
        B.  Selectees must be dental class type 1 or 2, documented on the DD Form 2808 in block 43, and have block 83.a. signed by a dentist.  Dental records should be updated to reflect the most current dental examination.
        C.  HIV results must be current and include date tested and roster number.
        D.  Distance vision must be documented in block 61 of the DD Form 2808.  If vision does not correct to 20/20, a current ophthalmology evaluation is required.  WO selectees with a history of vision correction surgery must have all pre-operative and post-operative reports included with the medical documents.
        E.  The results of an updated audiogram must be included in DD Form 2808 block 71.a. or as a separate enclosure.  If any results are outside of the MANMED allowable range, submit a repeat audiogram and an ear, nose and throat consultation.
        F.  Ensure all "yes" answers on DD Form 2807-1 are explained by the physician in block 29.  All pertinent medical clearance documents for each condition disclosed in the DD Form 2807 should be provided.
        G.  Ensure all answers on DD Form 2808 blocks 17-42 (excluding block 41 for males) are marked normal or abnormal. "NE" is not an acceptable answer.
18.  Questions from medical personnel concerning the medical requirements may be addressed to HMC Hus at clayton.hus@marines.usmc.mil or at DSN 278-9427 or commercial (703) 784-9427.  MCRC ON-E is the approval authority for medical deferments for selectees who have not yet been appointed.  Request for medical deferments with supporting documentation must be routed via their chain of command, to include a general officer-level endorsement, and forwarded to MCRC ON-E, 3280 Russell Road, Quantico, VA 22134.
19.  This MARADMIN is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
20.  This MARADMIN cancels 31 Mar 2018.
21.  Release authorized by Major General P. J. Kennedy, Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruiting Command.//