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FY18 WARRANT OFFICER BASIC COURSE (WOBC) DEFERMENTS TO BASIC OFFICER COURSE (BOC) 4-18

Date Signed: 12/21/2017
MARADMINS Number: 695/17

R 212115Z DEC 17
MARADMIN 695/17
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP//
SUBJ/FY18 WARRANT OFFICER BASIC COURSE (WOBC) DEFERMENTS TO BASIC OFFICER COURSE (BOC) 4-18//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/CMC MPP-35/YMD: 20060207//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/MCRC OE/YMD: 20000503//
REF/C/MSGID: RMG/CG MCRC/YMD: 20170113//
REF/D/MSGID: RMG/CG MCRC/YMD: 20171023//
REF/E/MSGID: DOC/MMSR/YMD: 20150807//
REF/F/MSGID: DOC/C461TPS/YMD: 20161215//
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 024/17 OF 13 JAN 17 WHICH ANNOUNCED THE FY18 ENLISTED TO WARRANT OFFICER (REGULAR) SELECTION BOARD. REF (D) IS MARADMIN 587/17 OF 23 OCT 17 WHICH PROVIDED THE RESULTS OF THE FY18 ENLISTED TO WARRANT OFFICER (REGULAR) SELECTION BOARD. REF (E) IS MCO 1900.16 W/CH 1 SEPARATION AND RETIREMENT MANUAL (SHORT TITLE: MARCORSEPMAN). REF (F) IS MCO 6110.3A, MARINE CORPS BODY COMPOSITION AND MILITARY APPEARANCE PROGRAM.//
POC/-/-/UNIT:MPP-30/NAME: MAJ JESSICA WALL/TEL: (703) 784-9365//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  Per references (a) through (d), the FY18 Warrant Officer (Regular) selection board selected Marines for appointment as a warrant officer.  Per reference (d) selects will report to the Warrant Officer Basic Course (WOBC) held at The Basic School for appointment and follow on officer training.
2.  Due to constraints within the accessions process, Marines identified by name in this MARADMIN are hereby directed to attend the Basic Officer Course (BOC) 4-18, to report no later than 7 May 2018.  All other Marines identified in reference (d) will report to WOBC as directed.
Read in five columns [LNAME] [FNAME] [MI] [MCC] [RUC]:
LName  FName  MI MCC RUC
BIGELOW         JONATHON        A       070     30002
CICHOWSKI JR    RICHARD         J       UA1     85217
CLARKE          WESLEY          J       1SG     20151
CURTIS          BOBBIE          A       1C0     20371
DIGIROLAMO      JOSEPH          L       QAW     54008
DONOHUE         GEOFFREY        B       976     83001
GARCIA          VICTOR          M       1PJ     00820
GENTRY          TIMOTHY         E       1NF     11320
GOODSELL        JEFFREY         O       S5J     03042
HUBBARD         JEFFREY         M       VFD     01314
HUTCHMAN        ETHAN           D       J54     54066
JEVNING         ROBERT          S       1JZ     01158
PATINO          FABIO           E       1FT     20179
ROMERO          MARK            A       S5J     03042
THOMPSON        DANIEL          G       1QF     00862
THURBER         JUSTIN          E       011     54008
WATSON          CASEY           W       198     12400
WILSON          KEVIN           F       1CF     29001
ZAVALA          CARMEN          P       044     02501
3.  The following paragraphs provide coordinating instructions for Commanders to administer appropriate personnel actions.
3.a.  DD-214.   Commanding officers/Inspectors-Instructors issuing permanent change of station (PCS) orders for Marines to attend the BOC will issue DD Forms 214 prior to the Marine executing orders to TBS.  DD Forms 214 will cover all active-duty enlisted service through 31 Jan 2018.  Ensure strict compliance with ref (e).  Although hard copy DD Forms 214 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 shall be deleted, and hard copy DD Forms 214 shall be shredded, as appropriate.  The following blocks/items shall be standard on all  DD Forms 214:  “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 ref (e) for this occasion should apply to all other sections of the DD Form 214.
3.b.  Appointments.  The Marines listed in paragraph 2 will be appointed to WO with an effective date of rank of 1 February 2018.  These appointees will be contacted by Marine Corps Recruiting Command, Officer Appointments (MCRC, OA) personnel through their work email listed in the Marine Corps Total Force System (MCTFS) to review the NAVMC 763 and promotion warrant within 2 business days of this MARADMIN being released.  No later than 2 February 2018 (within 24 hours of appointment on 1 Feb 2018), the MCRC OA copy of the NAVMC 763 will be emailed to MCRCOfficerAppointments@marines.usmc.mil to be processed by the MCRC, OA personnel.  Original promotion warrants will be received upon check-in to TBS.  POC for MCRC OA will be Sgt Avino, David J. at 703-432-9637.
3.c.  Commanding officers are required to document by page 11 entry, a permanent WO selectees acknowledgement of the probationary status of his or her appointment.  Active component WO selectees will receive the following entry:  "I understand that the first three years as a permanent warrant officer 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 Basic School, or any required MOS follow-on school.  A Marine whose appointment is terminated may, upon his or her 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.
3.d.  Medical.  Commanding officers must closely review medical and dental records to ensure accuracy and completeness prior to their arrival at TBS.  WOs 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:
         3.d.1.  Marks and scars must be listed.
         3.d.2.  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.
         3.d.3.  HIV results must be current and include date tested and roster number.
         3.d.4.  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.
         3.d.5.  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.
         3.d.6.  Female selectees must have the results of a current pelvic exam and pap smear with the pathology report included as part of the package.
         3.d.7.  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.
         3.d.8.  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.
4.  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.
5.  Orders.  By separate orders from the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) (MM), selectees will be ordered to report to the Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC) The Basic School (TBS) to attend the BOC 4-18 which is scheduled to convene on 7 May 2018.  Warrant officers must report no earlier than 1200 on 6 May 2018, and no later than 1700 on 7 May 2018.
6.  TBS.  Check-in procedures and welcome aboard information will be posted on the TBS website upon release of this message.  The package will contain important information concerning check-in procedures and amplifying comments for this message.  The selectees must view the TBS website as soon as possible to read the welcome aboard information and other coordinating instructions pertaining to BOC.  The TBS point of contact is Capt Andrew Dobson, at electronic mail (email) andrew.n.dobson@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 "Check-In Instructions" under the drop down menu.
7.  Check-in.  WOs must report to TBS with original orders and complete health and dental records.  WOs should report in the Service Alpha uniform.  Specific information for uniform requirements can be found on the TBS website.
8.  WOs are encouraged to arrive in peak physical condition due to the rigors and duration of the BOC.  Students must achieve a first class physical fitness test (PFT) and maintain Marine Corps Body Composition and Military Appearance standards per ref (f).  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 BOC.  WO selects are encouraged to practice running the obstacle course with an emphasis on rope climbing.  Hiking under load and running in boots and utilities are 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 the BOC.
9.  Further details will be made available on the TBS website and through follow-on correspondence with Delta Company staff.
10.  Requests for deferment to a later WOBC or BOC must be routed via the Marine’s chain of command, to include a general officer level endorsement, and forwarded to MMOA, 3280 Russell Road, Quantico, VA 22134, for approval.
11.  This MARADMIN is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
12.  This MARADMIN cancels 01 Oct 2018.
13.  Released by Brigadier General S. F. Benedict, Director, Manpower Plans and Policy Division.//