ANNOUNCEMENT OF FISCAL YEAR 2013 CAREER DESIGNATION NUMBER 1 OFFICER RETENTION BOARD

Date Signed: 11/13/2012
MARADMINS Active Number: 649/12

R 131517Z NOV 12  
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 649/12
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF FISCAL YEAR 2013 CAREER DESIGNATION NUMBER 1 OFFICER RETENTION BOARD//
REF/A/MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC/060930ZJAN2009//
REF/B/DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MPP-30/20080709//
NARR/REF A IS MARADMIN 003/09, TRANSMISSION AND FILING OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS TO THE OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE (OMPF).  REF B IS MCO 1001.45J, CAREER DESIGNATION, RETENTION, AND RETURN TO ACTIVE DUTY, REDESIGNATION OF RESTRICTED OFFICERS TO UNRESTRICTED STATUS, AND INTERSERVICE TRANSFER OF OFFICERS INTO THE MARINE CORPS.//
POC/S.M. MCNEIL/CAPT/UNIT:MMOA-3/-/TEL:DSN 278-9284 /EMAIL:STEPHEN.MCNEIL@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THIS MARADMIN ANNOUNCES THE FISCAL YEAR 2013 (FY13) CAREER DESIGNATION NUMBER 1 OFFICER RETENTION BOARD (ORB).
2.  COMPETITIVE AND MERITORIOUS CAREER DESIGNATION.  THE FY13 CAREER DESIGNATION NUMBER 1 ORB WILL CONVENE ON OR ABOUT 31 JAN 2013.  THE PROCESS, TIMELINES, AND REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPETITIVE AND MERITORIOUS CAREER DESIGNATION OF OFFICERS ARE ADDRESSED IN THE BELOW PARAGRAPHS.
A.  THE OFFICER RETENTION BOARD WILL BE HELD SEMIANNUALLY DURING THE MONTHS OF JANUARY AND JULY. THE BOARD WILL SCREEN ELIGIBLE OFFICERS FOR CAREER DESIGNATION, INTRA-SERVICE TRANSFER, AND RETURN TO ACTIVE DUTY.
B.  CAREER DESIGNATION IS A FORCE SHAPING TOOL THAT ALLOWS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE OFFICER POPULATION BY RETAINING THE BEST QUALIFIED OFFICERS FROM EACH YEAR GROUP.  THOSE SELECTED FOR CAREER DESIGNATION ARE OFFERED THE OPPORTUNITY TO REMAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY. OFFICERS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR CAREER DESIGNATION IN 5 COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES IN THE MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES (MOS) LISTED.
(1) COMBAT ARMS:  MOS 0302, 0802, 1802, 1803
(2) COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT:  MOS 0180, 02XX, 0402, 0602, 1302, 3002, 3404, 4302, 5803
(3) AVIATION SUPPORT:  MOS 6002, 6602, 7204, 7208, 7210, 7220
(4) LAW:  MOS 4402
(5) AVIATION:  MOS 75XX
C.  COMPETITIVE CAREER DESIGNATION REQUIREMENTS
(1) UNRESTRICTED OFFICER IN THE ACTIVE COMPONENT.
(2) 540-DAYS OF OBSERVED FITNESS REPORT TIME FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF PRIMARY MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY (PMOS) SCHOOL.  OFFICERS CAN VERIFY THEIR OBSERVED FITNESS REPORT TIME BY ACCESSING THEIR OMPF AND MASTER BRIEF SHEET ON MARINE ON-LINE (MOL) AND SHOULD ONLY INCLUDE REPORTS THAT HAVE AN END DATE PRIOR TO 1 JAN 2013.
(3) AN OFFICER'S FIRST OPPORTUNITY FOR CAREER DESIGNATION CONSIDERATION WILL COINCIDE WITH THAT OFFICER BEING IN THE PROMOTION ZONE FOR THE CAPTAIN PROMOTION SELECTION BOARD.  OFFICERS WHO DO NOT MEET THE 540-DAY OBSERVED TIME REQUIREMENT WHEN IN-ZONE FOR CAPTAIN WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR CAREER DESIGNATION AT A SUBSEQUENT BOARD AFTER ACHIEVING 540-DAYS OBSERVED TIME.
(4) ALL OFFICERS WHO HAVE NOT DECLINED CAREER DESIGNATION AND ARE IN ZONE OR HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN IN ZONE FOR CAPTAIN WITH A 1STLT DATE OF RANK OF 22 MAY 2012 OR EARLIER ARE ELIGIBLE. 
(5) OFFICERS WITH AN EXPIRATION OF ACTIVE SERVICE (EAS) 1 APR 2013 OR LATER. OFFICERS WILL BE GRANTED AT LEAST ONE OPPORTUNITY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR CAREER DESIGNATION. OFFICERS WITH AN EAS THAT DOES NOT SUPPORT AT LEAST ONE OPPORTUNITY FOR CAREER DESIGNATION MUST REQUEST AN EXTENSION ON ACTIVE DUTY VIA AA-FORM TO BE CONSIDERED.
(6) A LIST OF OFFICERS ELIGIBLE FOR CAREER DESIGNATION WILL BE POSTED AT HTTP:(SLASH SLASH) WWW.MANPOWER.USMC.MIL/PORTAL/PAGE/ PORTAL/M UNDERSCORE RA UNDERSCORE HOME/MM/A UNDERSCORE OA/OA-3/ RET UNDERSCORE REL/CAR UNDERSCORE DES.   
(7) CAPTAINS SELECTED TO THE RANK OF MAJOR ARE AUTOMATICALLY OFFERED CAREER DESIGNATION AND ARE REQUIRED TO CONTACT THEIR RESPECTIVE MONITOR UPON SELECTION.
(8) OFFICERS WHO ARE NOT SELECTED FOR CAREER DESIGNATION MAY BE ELIGIBLE ON SUBSEQUENT BOARDS IF THEIR EAS MEETS THE AFOREMENTIONED DATE. EXTENSIONS WILL NOT BE GRANTED TO OFFICERS WHO HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED PREVIOUSLY BUT DESIRE A SECOND OPPORTUNITY.
D.  SERVICE OBLIGATION.  OFFICERS ACCEPTING CAREER DESIGNATION FROM FY13 CAREER DESIGNATION BOARD NUMBER 1 WILL INCUR A 24-MONTH SERVICE OBLIGATION FROM 1 MARCH 2013 TO 1 MARCH 2015.
(1) OFFICERS SELECTED FOR CAREER DESIGNATION MUST FORMALLY ACCEPT OR DECLINE CAREER DESIGNATION WITHIN 45 BUSINESS DAYS OF ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTION VIA MOL.
(2) OFFICERS WHO DECLINE CAREER DESIGNATION WILL EXECUTE THEIR EAS.
(3) EXTENSIONS TO, OR ACCEPTANCE AFTER, THE 45-DAY DEADLINE WILL NOT RECEIVE FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION.
E.  APPLICATION PROCESS
(1) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A CURRENT PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN WITHIN 12-MONTHS PRIOR TO THE CONVENING DATE OF THE BOARD.  REFERENCE A CONTAINS GUIDANCE ON SUBMITTING PHOTOGRAPHS TO HQMC FOR INCLUSION IN THE OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE. MARINES CAN CONFIRM RECEIPT OF THEIR PHOTOGRAPHS AT THE MMSB WEBSITE.
(2) OFFICERS RECORDS WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE SCREENED FOR CAREER DESIGNATION. INDIVIDUALS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SUBMIT ANY MATERIAL EXCEPT THE PHOTOGRAPH OUTLINED IN PARAGRAPH 2.E(1) ABOVE.
(3) OFFICERS WHO DO NOT DESIRE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR CAREER DESIGNATION MUST SUBMIT AN AA FORM ENDORSED BY THE FIRST O-5 COMMANDER IN THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND NLT 10 JANUARY 2013.
(4) COMMUNICATION WITH THE BOARD IS NOT REQUIRED; HOWEVER, IF AN OFFICER CHOOSES TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE BOARD, SUCH COMMUNICATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY 10 JANUARY 2013, AND SENT VIA EMAIL OR MAIL.  SUBMISSIONS CAN BE FORWARDED TO THE 'SMB MANPOWER OFFICER PROGRAMS'  ON THE GLOBAL OR EMAIL ADDRESS:  SMBMANPOWEROFFICERPR@USMC.MIL.
THE MAILING ADDRESS IS:
    HEADQUARTERS U.S. MARINE CORPS (MMOA-3)
    ATTN: FY13 CAREER DESIGNATION BOARD NUMBER 1 
    3280 RUSSELL ROAD
    QUANTICO, VA 22134-5103
(5) THE SECOND FISCAL YEAR 2013 BOARD IS FORECAST TO CONVENE IN AUGUST 2013. A SEPARATE MARADMIN ANNOUNCING THE CONVENING DATE WILL BE RELEASED 60 TO 90 DAYS PRIOR.
3.  MERITORIOUS CAREER DESIGNATION
A. THE COMMANDING OFFICER, THE BASIC SCHOOL, WILL CONTINUE TO NOMINATE THE TOP 5 PERCENT OF EACH BASIC OFFICER COURSE FOR MERITORIOUS CAREER DESIGNATION PER REFERENCE B.
B. COMMANDING GENERALS OF THE COMMANDS LISTED BELOW WILL EACH HAVE A SET NUMBER OF QUOTAS BASED OFF OF THE ELIGIBLE POPULATION BEING SCREENED FOR CAREER DESIGNATION.  BASED OFF OF THE FY13 ORB NUMBER 1 ELIGIBLE POPULATION THE FOLLOWING QUOTAS WOULD BE AVAILABLE:  MARFORCOM 9; MARFORPAC 10; MCICOM 1.  OFFICERS NOMINATED MUST MEET THE QUALIFICATIONS SPECIFIED IN PARAGRAPH 2C ABOVE. THESE CAREER DESIGNATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CMC APPROVAL AND ARE DUE TO HQMC (MMOA-3) SEMIANNUALLY WITHIN 60 DAYS OF THE RESULTS MARADMIN BEING PUBLISHED. NOMINATIONS SHOULD BE SBUMITTED VIA NAVAL LETTER TO THE 'SMB MANPOWER OFFICER PROGRAMS' ON THE GLOBAL OR EMAIL ADDRESS:  SMBMANPOWEROFFICERPR@USMC.MIL.
COMMANDS ARE:
    MARFORCOM
    MARFORPAC
    MCICOM
4.  THE SELECTED MARINE CORPS RESERVE IS ACTIVELY SEEKING THE SERVICE OF COMPANY GRADE OFFICERS IN ANY MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY (MOS) WHO WANT TO REMAIN AFFILIATED WITH THE MARINE CORPS UPON TRANSITION FROM THE ACTIVE COMPONENT. OPPORTUNITIES EXIST FOR PLATOON/COMPANY COMMAND, RESIDENT PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION, CONGRESSIONAL FELLOWSHIPS, AND ADVANCED OR ADDITIONAL MOS TRAINING. DEPENDING ON MOS, OFFICER AFFILIATION BONUSES MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR TRANSITIONING OFFICERS. THROUGH SERVICE IN THE DRILLING RESERVE, OPPORTUNITIES ALSO EXIST FOR CONTINUED FULL TIME ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE THROUGH THE ACTIVE RESERVE PROGRAM, ACTIVE DUTY FOR OPERATIONAL SUPPORT, AND VOLUNTARY MOBILIZATION. INTERESTED OFFICERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT RESERVE CONTINUATION AND TRANSITION BRANCH AT DSN 278-9141 OR COMM: 703-784-9141.
5.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY MR. C. F. SWAIN, DIRECTOR, MANPOWER MANAGEMENT DIVISION (ACTING).//