FY14 MARINE HELICOPTER SQUADRON ONE ROTARY WING AND TILTROTOR PILOT SELECTION PANEL

Date Signed: 5/15/2013
MARADMINS Active Number: 245/13

R 150930Z MAY 13
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 245/13
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FY14 MARINE HELICOPTER SQUADRON ONE ROTARY WING AND TILTROTOR PILOT SELECTION PANEL//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/MM/YMD:20041130//
REF/B/MCO P1300.8R/YMD:19941004//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 1326.7E, SELECTION AND SCREENING CRITERIA FOR MARINES ASSIGNED TO MARINE HELICOPTER SQUADRON ONE (HMX-1)/ REF B IS MCO P1300.8R, MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY//
POC/J. SARNO/MAJOR/UNIT:MANPOWER HMX-1/-/TEL:571-494-4929/EMAIL:JOHN.SARNO(AT)WHMO.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  PURPOSE.  TO ANNOUNCE THE CONVENING OF THE MARINE HELICOPTER SQUADRON ONE (HMX-1) ROTARY WING AND TILTROTOR PILOT SELECTION PANEL FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014.  TO ENSURE THE MOST QUALIFIED PILOTS ARE SELECTED TO REPRESENT THE MARINE CORPS AND THE UNITED STATES, HMX-1 SOLICITS APPLICATIONS ANNUALLY.  AN ASSIGNMENT WITH HMX-1 IS ONE OF HIGH VISIBILITY AND GREAT RESPONSIBILITY.  ALL MARINES ASSIGNED TO HMX-1 MUST MEET SPECIFIC AND VERY STRINGENT CRITERIA MANDATED BY THE WHITE HOUSE MILITARY OFFICE AND OUTLINED IN REF A.
2.  HMX-1 IS RESPONSIBLE TO THE WHITE HOUSE MILITARY OFFICE FOR WORLDWIDE HELICOPTER TRANSPORTATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.  BASED AT MARINE CORPS AIR FACILITY QUANTICO, VIRGINIA, THE HMX-1 "NIGHTHAWKS" FLY A FLEET OF VH-3D, VH-60N, CH-46E, AND MV-22B AIRCRAFT.  ADDITIONAL HMX-1 MISSIONS INCLUDE HELICOPTER TRANSPORTATION WITHIN THE NATIONAL CAPITOL REGION FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND VISITING HEADS OF STATE, AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT TO HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS AND THE MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND.
3.  HMX-1 DESIRES APPLICANTS WHO POSSESS THE EXPERIENCE, MATURITY, JUDGMENT, FLIGHT LEADERSHIP ABILITY, AND TACTICAL ACUMEN THAT MATCH THE GRAVITY OF THE MISSIONS THEY ARE BEING SELECTED TO PERFORM.  THERE IS NO MINIMUM FLIGHT HOUR REQUIREMENT FOR PILOT APPLICANTS. QUALIFICATIONS AND DESIGNATIONS SUCH AS NIGHT SYSTEMS INSTRUCTOR AND DIVISION LEADER (ROTARY WING APPLICANTS) OR LOW ALTITUDE TACTICS INSTRUCTOR (MV-22B APPLICANTS) WILL BE USED AS A BENCHMARK FOR PILOT SELECTION.  QUALIFICATIONS AND DESIGNATIONS ATTAINED AND FLEET EXPERIENCE, BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE COCKPIT, WILL HELP TO BUILD A PICTURE OF THE "WHOLE MARINE" THAT WILL BE USED AS A BASIS FOR PANEL SELECTIONS.
4.  IN ACCORDANCE WITH REF A, THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY FOR SELECTION:
    A.  TIME ON STATION (TOS):  ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES WHO ARE SCHEDULED TO EXECUTE PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS (PCSO) OR PERMANENT CHANGE OF AREA ORDERS (PCAO) DURING FY14, NO LATER THAN 30 SEPTEMBER 2014, WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.  TOS REQUIREMENTS ARE ESTABLISHED IN REF B (CONUS PARA 1101, OCONUS PARA 2101) AND QUESTIONS REGARDING TOUR LENGTHS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE APPROPRIATE MONITOR.  WAIVERS TO TOS REQUIREMENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS AND WAIVER REQUESTS VIA AA FORM MUST BE ENDORSED BY THE COMMAND AND ROUTED TO THE APPROPRIATE APPROVAL AUTHORITY IAW REF B.
    B.  THIS PANEL IS INTENDED FOR ACTIVE DUTY CAPTAINS AND MAJORS WITH EITHER AN ASSIGNED ROTARY WING OR TILTROTOR MOS.  SELECTED TILTROTOR APPLICANTS CAN EXPECT TO EXECUTE 36 MONTH ORDERS.  SELECTED ROTARY WING APPLICANTS CAN EXPECT TO EXECUTE 48 MONTH ORDERS.
    C.  PILOT SELECTIONS WILL BE MADE TO OBTAIN A REPRESENTATIVE DISTRIBUTION WITHIN BOTH ROTARY WING AND TILTROTOR AVIATION COMMUNITIES, WHILE CONSIDERING COMMUNITY HEALTH AND INDIVIDUAL CAREER TIMING.   
    D.  BOTH ROTARY WING AND TILTROTOR PILOTS MUST BE CAPABLE OF PASSING A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND BE ABLE TO OBTAIN A TS/SCI(YW) SECURITY CLEARANCE.
5.  APPLICANTS SHALL COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE HMX-1 VOLUNTEER PILOT APPLICATION, APPLICANT CONTACT FORM, CREDIT RELEASE FORM, AND SECURITY PRE-SCREENING FORM AVAILABLE ON THE HMX-1 WEBSITE,HTTP:(SLASH)(SLASH)WWW.HQMC.MARINES.MIL(SLASH)HMX-1 (SLASH)UNITS(SLASH)MANPOWER "DOCUMENTS" COLUMN ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PAGE OR VIA THE HMX-1 MANPOWER POC.  LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.
6.  PACKAGES MUST BE ENDORSED AT THE SQUADRON LEVEL.  APPLICANTS CURRENTLY ASSIGNED TO NON-FLYING BILLETS SHOULD FORWARD AN ENDORSEMENT BY THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF THEIR PREVIOUS FLYING ASSIGNMENT.
7.  APPLICANTS SHOULD EMAIL THEIR INTENTION TO APPLY FOR THIS PANEL, INCLUDING NAME, RANK, LAST FOUR OF SSN, MOS, EMAIL ADDRESS, AND PHONE NUMBER TO THE HMX-1 RECRUITING AND SELECTION OFFICER, CAPT KIRBY HARWELL, AT KIRBY.HARWELL(AT)WHMO.MIL.  APPLICATIONS, APPLICANT CONTACT FORMS, CREDIT RELEASE FORMS, PRE-SCREENING FORMS, ENDORSEMENTS AND ANY LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION SHALL BE SUBMITTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH REF A. SCANNED PACKAGES WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA EMAIL, FAXED PACKAGES CAN BE SENT TO 571-494-4838, OR SIGNED ORIGINAL PACKAGES CAN BE MAILED, AND MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO 31 JUL 2013 IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE FY14 HMX-1 PILOT SELECTION PANEL.
8.  THE HMX-1 PILOT SELECTION PANEL WILL MEET ON OR ABOUT 15 AUG 2013 TO SELECT HELICOPTER AND TILTROTOR PILOTS FOR ASSIGNMENT TO HMX-1 DURING FY 2014.
9.  SELECTION FOR SERVICE AT HMX-1 IS BASED UPON SELECTION PANEL RESULTS, SCREENED BY DEPUTY COMMANDANT MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS (MMOA), AND FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE COMMANDING OFFICER, HMX-1, TO THE DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR AVIATION.  PANEL RESULTS WILL BE PASSED VIA SEPARATE CORRESPONDENCE TO APPLICANTS AFTER FINAL APPROVAL IS RECEIVED.
10.  FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING ASSIGNMENT TO HMX-1 REFER TO REF A AND CONTACT CAPT KIRBY HARWELL AT COMM: 571-494-4929 EMAIL KIRBY.HARWELL(AT)WHMO.MIL, OR HMX-1 MANPOWER CHIEF GYSGT VICTOR VELEZ AT COMM: 571-494-4656 EMAIL: VICTOR.VELEZ(AT)WHMO.MIL.
11.  MARINES FROM MANY OTHER OFFICER AND ENLISTED MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES ARE SCREENED AND SELECTED FOR ASSIGNMENT TO HMX-1 ON A CONTINUAL BASIS.  MARINES SHOULD CONTACT THEIR MONITORS AND THE POINT OF CONTACT LISTED IN THIS MARADMIN FOR INFORMATION.
12.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
     A.  MANPOWER OFFICER, HMX-1, COMM (571) 494-4929, DSN 278-4929, MAJ JOHN SARNO, E-MAIL:  JOHN.SARNO(AT)WHMO.MIL
     B.  ROTARY WING COMPANY GRADE MONITOR, CAPT LAWRENCE RAINEY, COMM (703) 784-9267, DSN 278-9267, EMAIL:  LAWRENCE.A.RAINEY(AT)USMC.MIL
     C.  ROTARY WING FIELD GRADE MONITOR, MAJ IAN STEVENS, COMM  (703) 784-9267, DSN 278-9267, EMAIL:  IAN.STEVENS(AT)USMC.MIL
     D.  AVIATION LIEUTENANT COLONELS MONITOR, LTCOL DANNY JOHNSON, COMM (703) 784-9267, DSN 278-9267, EMAIL:  DANNY.L.JOHNSON2(AT)USMC.MIL
13.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY MAJGEN A. SALINAS, DIRECTOR, MANPOWER MANAGEMENT DIVISION.//