CHANGE 1 TO MARINE CORPS BODY COMPOSITION AND MILITARY APPEARANCE PROGRAM

Date Signed: 3/25/2009
MARADMINS Active Number: 0190/09

R 251409Z MAR 09
UNCLASSIFIED//
MARADMIN 0190/09
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC CDI//
SUBJ/CHANGE 1 TO MARINE CORPS BODY COMPOSITION AND MILITARY APPEARANCE PROGRAM//
REF/A/MSGID:MARADMIN 145/09/-//
REF/B/MSGID:MCO 6110.3/-/-//
POC/MCGUIRE B./CIV/UNIT:TECOM/NAME:(703)784-0098/ EMAIL:BRIAN.J.MCGUIRE@USMC.MIL//
NARR/REF A CLARIFIED MCBCPMAP POLICIES//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  REF A PROVIDED CLARIFICATION TO MCBCPMAP. THE PURPOSE OF THIS MARADMIN IS TO PUBLISH CHANGE 1 TO REF B. 
2. THE FOLLOWING CHANGES APPLY TO ENCL (1) OF REF B.
2.A. DELETE CURRENT PARA 4.A. AND REPLACE WITH: ENFORCEMENT OF BCP AND MAP STANDARDS. MAINTENANCE AND MONITORING OF BCP AND MAP STANDARDS IS A SHARED INDIVIDUAL MARINE AND COMMAND RESPONSIBILITY.
COMPLIANCE WITH BCP AND APPEARANCE STANDARDS IS CONTINUOUS AND NOT TIED TO A REPORTING PERIOD OR EVENT.
2.B. DELETE SUBPARAGRAPHS 4.A.(1) AND 4.A.(2).
2.C. IN PARA 4.B.(1), DELETE THE FIRST FIVE SENTENCES AND REPLACE WITH THE FOLLOWING: IF MARINES DO NOT MEET ESTABLISHED BCP STANDARDS, THEY WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THEIR DEFICIENCIES AND PROCESSED FOR BCP ASSIGNMENT. COMMANDERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THE BCP PROCESSING PERIOD IS COMPLETED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND NOT LONGER THAN 60 DAYS. DURING THIS PERIOD, AND ANY OTHER TIME A MARINE IS OUT OF STANDARDS, ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS (RESTRICTED OR WITHHELD/DELAYED PROMOTIONS, DENIED REENLISTMENT, DENIED SPECIAL SCHOOL/SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENTS, ETC.) OUTLINED IN PARAGRAPH 5 OF THIS ENCLOSURE APPLY WHETHER PROCESSING RESULTS IN BCP ASSIGNMENT OR NOT.
2.D. IN PARA 4.B.(2), ADD (OR HER) FOLLOWING THE WORD (HIS) IN THE FIRST SENTENCE.  
2.E. IN PARA 4.B.(2), DELETE (GIVEN THE BENEFITS OF THE INFORMAL
PROGRAM) AND REPLACE WITH (GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO CORRECT
DEFICIENCIES) IN THE THIRD SENTENCE.
2.F. ADD THE FOLLOWING IN PARA 4.C. AS SUBPARAGRAPH (3): AT ANY TIME IN THE BCP ASSIGNMENT PROCESSING PERIOD, MARINES MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL WEIGH-INS/BCES CONDUCTED. IF THE MARINE RETURNS TO STANDARD WITHIN THE BCP ASSIGNMENT PROCESSING PERIOD, THE MARINE WILL NOT BE ASSIGNED TO BCP. IF THE MARINE IS STILL OUT OF STANDARDS AT THE END OF THIS PERIOD THE MARINE WILL BE ASSIGNED TO BCP. IF A PERFORMANCE EVALUATION IS DUE DURING THE PERIOD OF BCP PROCESSING, THE MARINES HT/WT/BF% DATA WILL BE ACCURATELY REPORTED AND A STATEMENT WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE REPORT THAT THE MARINE IS BEING EVALUATED FOR ASSIGNMENT TO BCP.  THE MARINE WILL BE PROVIDED THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUBMIT A STATEMENT REGARDING THIS ADVERSE COMMENT. RENUMBER ALL SUBSEQUENT SUBPARAGRAPHS.
2.G. ADD PARA 4.G.(1): THE MAP PROCESSING PERIOD INCLUDES THE RIGHT OF THE MARINE TO APPEAL THE PENDING MAP ASSIGNMENT TO THE NEXT HIGHER LEVEL COMMANDER IN THE CHAIN OF COMMAND WITHIN FIVE (5) WORKING DAYS. MAP APPEAL AUTHORITY MAY NOT BE DELEGATED. APPEAL AUTHORITY WILL BE PROVIDED ACCESS TO ALL RELEVANT MAP INFORMATION AND CAN RESPOND TO THE REQUEST IN WRITING OR MAY REQUIRE A PERSONAL ASSESSMENT CONDUCTED IN THE SERVICE C UNIFORM. MAP APPEAL REQUESTS SHOULD BE ADJUDICATED IN A TIMELY MANNER. IF MAP APPEAL AUTHORITY CONCURS WITH THE INITIAL MAP ASSESSMENT, THE MARINE WILL BE ASSIGNED TO MAP.
2.H. ADD PARA 4.G.(2): IF MAP APPEAL AUTHORITY RULES IN FAVOR OF THE MARINE, THE MARINE WILL BE NOT BE ASSIGNED TO MAP.
2.I. ADD PARA 4.G.(3): ONLY AFTER ASSIGNMENT TO MAP, EITHER FOLLOWING A DENIED APPEAL OR IF THE MARINE ACCEPTS THE INITIAL MAP ASSIGNMENT DECISION, WILL PROVISIONS IN PARAGRAPH 5 OF THIS ENCLOSURE APPLY. WHEN A MARINE IS ASSIGNED TO MAP, THIS WILL BE REFLECTED IN PROFICIENCY/CONDUCT MARKS OR ON FITNESS REPORTS.
2.J. DELETE PARA 4.K.
2.K. TABLE 2-MAP ADMINISTRATIVE SUMMARY: DELETE COLUMN TITLED (NOTIFICATION/CAUTION).
2.L. ADD THE FOLLOWING AS THE LAST SENTENCE IN PARA 5.C.: THIS PROVISION ALSO APPLIES TO SELECTION FOR AND ATTENDANCE AT OFFICER AND ENLISTED RESIDENT PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION (PME).
2.M. IN PARA 8.B.(2) ADD (MM) FOLLOWING DC M&RA IN THE FIRST SENTENCE OF THE SECOND PARAGRAPH.
3. THE FOLLOWING CORRECTS ERRATA IN ENCL (1) OF REF B:
3.A. DELETE THE LAST SENTENCE OF PARA 3.F.(4) AND REPLACE WITH: THE TAPE MEASURE WIDTH SHOULD BE 1/4 TO 5/8 INCH.
3.B. DELETE THE LAST THREE SENTENCES OF PARA 3.F.(5) AND REPLACE
WITH: FOR USE IN HEIGHT/WEIGHT TABLES AND FITREP REPORTING, HEIGHT MEASUREMENT WILL BE RECORDED TO THE NEAREST INCH. IF HEIGHT FRACTION IS LESS THAN 1/2 INCH, ROUND DOWN TO THE NEAREST INCH. IF HEIGHT FRACTION IS 1/2 INCH OR MORE, ROUND UP. IF MARINE EXCEEDS WEIGHT ON HEIGHT/WEIGHT TABLES, HEIGHT WILL BE REMEASURED AND RECORDED TO THE NEAREST 1/2 INCH FOR USE IN BODY FAT % ESTIMATION.
4. MARADMIN APPROVED FOR RELEASE BY LTGEN GEORGE J. FLYNN, DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR COMBAT DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION.//