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ACTIVE DUTY OFFICER AND ENLISTED GRADE STRUCTURE REVIEW (O/EGSR);TABLE OF ORGANIZATION CHANGES - FINAL RESULT

Date Signed: 2/21/2003
MARADMINS Number: 069/03


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FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(n)
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MARADMIN
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UNCLAS
MARADMIN 069/03
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG MCCDC QUANTICO VA TFSD//
SUBJ/ACTIVE DUTY OFFICER AND ENLISTED GRADE STRUCTURE REVIEW (O/EGSR)
TABLE OF ORGANIZATION CHANGES - FINAL RESULT//
REF/A/DOC/CMC/14JAN99//
REF/B/MSG/MARADMIN/191310Z AUG 02//
REF/C/MSG/030930Z DEC 02//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 5311.1C, WHICH PROVIDES POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
FOR THE TOTAL FORCE STRUCTURE PROCESS. REF B IS MARADMIN 448/02,
WHICH OUTLINED THE INTENT, OBJECTIVES, AND MILESTONES FOR THE ACTIVE
DUTY OFFICER AND ENLISTED GRADE STRUCTURE REVIEW (O/EGSR). REF C
PROVIDES INSTRUCTIONS FOR MARFORS' EXAMINATION AND INPUT CONCERNING
PROPOSED T/O CHANGES.//
POC/L FECTEAU/MAJ/C53/TEL:DSN 278-6184/TEL:COML (703) 784-6184/TEL:
FAX DSN 278-6072.//
RMKS/1. IN ACCORDANCE WITH REFERENCES A AND B, MCCDC, M&RA, MOS
SPECIALISTS, AND FUNCTIONAL AREA ADVOCATES CONDUCTED A REVIEW OF ALL
FY 06 ACTIVE DUTY OFFICER AND ENLISTED FORCE GRADE STRUCTURE IN AN
EFFORT TO IMPROVE SUPPORTABILITY OF OCCUPATIONAL GRADE STRUCTURES
WHILE PRESERVING OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS. OVER 9,800 OFFICER AND
NEARLY 130,000 ENLISTED BILLETS WERE REVIEWED RESULTING IN GRADE
CHANGES AFFECTING 8,000 LINES AND 12,006 BILLETS DURING THE GRADE
STRUCTURE REVIEW.
2. IN ACCORDANCE WITH REF C, CHANGES THAT WILL HAVE A DETRIMENTAL
IMPACT UPON A UNIT'S OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY/MISSION WERE REPORTED TO
MCCDC, TOTAL FORCE STRUCTURE DIVISION BY INDIVIDUAL MARFOR'S IN
DECEMBER 2002. AS A RESULT, 806 OF THE 12,006 BILLETS THAT WERE
IDENTIFIED FOR CHANGE DURING THE INITIAL GRADE STRUCTURE REVIEW
WERE CONSIDERED BY THE MARFORS TO HAVE A NEGATIVE EFFECT UPON
MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENT. ALL MARFOR INPUTS WERE HONORED, AND THESE
SPECIFIC BILLETS WERE REVERTED BACK TO PRE-GSR STATUS.
3. THE MARINE CORPS MOST RECENT REVIEWS OF ENLISTED AND OFFICER
GRADE STRUCTURE OCCURRED IN 1995 AND 1997, RESPECTIVELY. OVER THE
LAST SIX YEARS, SEVERAL FORCE STRUCTURE REVIEWS (ADFSRG, FSPG-99) AND
MAJOR INITIATIVES (4TH MEB, ANGLICO, CBIRF, A-76) HAVE RESULTED IN
SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURE CHANGES. FURTHER, SECTION 517(A) OF TITLE 10,
U. S. CODE AUTHORIZED INCREASES TO THE NUMBER OF MARINES ALLOWED IN
THE TOP TWO ENLISTED GRADES. PREVIOUS GRADE STRUCTURE REVIEWS
RESULTED IN OPERATING UNITS SEEKING ADDITIONAL E8 AND E9 STRUCTURE,
AND MCCDC AND M&RA HAVE WORKED DILIGENTLY TO RESPOND TO THIS CALL BY
CONDUCTING THIS GRADE STRUCTURE REVIEW. THE CHANGE TO TITLE 10
ALLOWED MOS SPECIALISTS, IN CONCERT WITH THEIR OPERATING FORCE POCS,
THE FREEDOM TO REDISTRIBUTE GRADES WITHIN CURRENT MILITARY
OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY (MOS) STRUCTURE TO CREATE ADDITIONAL MASTER
SERGEANT AND MASTER GUNNERY SERGEANT BILLETS WITHOUT ADDING AND/OR
DELETING CURRENT FY 06 BILLETS. THE GRADE STRUCTURE REVIEW RESULTED
IN AN INCREASE OF 232 E-8 BILLETS. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF E-8 BILLETS
NOW STANDS AT 3682 WHILE THE NUMBER OF E-9 BILLETS INCREASED BY 90
BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CURRENT E-9 BILLETS TO 1510.
4. A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF ANALYTICAL RIGOR, OPERATIONAL
CONSIDERATION, AND COMMON SENSE WENT INTO THE EXECUTION OF THE GRADE
STRUCTURE REVIEW BY ALL INVOLVED. MANPOWER PARAMETERS ALLOWED FOR
SIGNIFICANT FREEDOM TO ACCOUNT FOR OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS.
THIS GRADE STRUCTURE REVIEW WAS CONDUCTED TO ENSURE THAT EVERY MOS
HAS A LOGICAL, PYRAMID-SHAPED GRADE STRUCTURE THAT SUPPORTS THE
GROWTH OF THE PROPER QUANTITY OF MARINES WITH THE REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
LEVELS TO MEET THE OPERATIONAL NEEDS OF THE FORCE.
5. AS NOTED IN THE INITIAL ANALYSIS, THE O/EGSR CHANGES REFLECT A
DECREASE IN E2, E3, E6, AND E7 BILLETS WITH A COMMENSURATE INCREASE
IN E4, E5, E8 AND E9 BILLETS. THE GRADE STRUCTURE REVIEW IS
CONSIDERED SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE 70 PERCENT OF THE RELATIONSHIPS THAT
EXIST BETWEEN EACH OF THE ENLISTED GRADES IS NOW WITHIN ACCEPTABLE
PARAMETERS AS OPPOSED TO ONLY 36 PERCENT BEING ACCEPTABLE AT THE
START OF THE REVIEW. ESSENTIALLY, 54 OUT OF 238 ENLISTED MOS'S
REVIEWED STILL POSE CONSIDERABLE CHALLENGES, BUT THE REVIEW WAS
SIGNIFICANT IN MOVING THESE MOS'S TOWARDS ACCEPTABLE PARAMETERS.
HOWEVER, THERE ARE FOUR MOS'S THAT REMAIN UNSUPPORTABLE DUE TO THEIR
INVERTED GRADE PYRAMIDS THAT REQUIRES ADDITIONAL REVIEW BY ALL
INVOLVED. THEY ARE AS FOLLOWS: 0321, 0626, 6124, AND 6463. ONE
OFFICER MOS (6802) REMAINS OUTSIDE ACCEPTABLE PARAMETERS RESULTING
IN THE ENTIRE GRADE STRUCTURE WITH ALL ASSOCIATED BILLETS REVERTING
BACK TO PRE-GSR STATUS.
6. TFSD, M&RA, MOS SPECIALISTS, FUNCTIONAL AREA ADVOCATES AND OTHER
AGENCIES INVOLVED IN THIS REVIEW WILL CONTINUE TO ADDRESS THOSE
MOS'S THAT PRESENT SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGES IN BUILDING AN INVENTORY
TO MEET STATED REQUIREMENTS.
7. STRUCTURE CHANGES AS A RESULT OF THIS O/EGSR WILL BECOME
EFFECTIVE IN FY 06 (05/10) TABLES OF ORGANIZATION. WHILE THIS
PROCESS DID NOT GROW OR ELIMINATE STRUCTURE (NOR DID ANY BILLETS
MOVE BETWEEN T/O'S), THE PROCESS REALLOCATED CURRENT GRADE STRUCTURE
WITHIN MANPOWER SUPPORTABILITY PARAMETERS.
8. ULTIMATELY, GRADE STRUCTURE CHANGES ARE DESIGNED TO ENSURE ALL
PMOS GRADE REQUIREMENTS CAN BE SUPPORTED WITHIN THE HUMAN RESOURCE
DEVELOPMENT PROCESS TO INCLUDE RECRUITING, ENTRY-LEVEL TRAINING,
CLASSIFICATION, PROMOTION, AND RETENTION OF MARINES WHILE MEETING
OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS. DATA ENCOMPASSES ONLY ACTIVE DUTY OFFICER
AND ENLISTED CHARGEABLE BILLETS EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2005.//