35TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RELIGIOUS PROGRAM SPECIALIST RATING

Date Signed: 1/13/2014
ALMARS Active Number: 001/14

R 131625Z JAN 14
UNCLASSIFIED/
ALMAR 001/14
From: CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)
To: ALMAR MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/35TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RELIGIOUS PROGRAM SPECIALIST RATING//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/
1. ON 15 JANUARY 2014, THE RELIGIOUS PROGRAM SPECIALIST RATING WILL CELEBRATE ITS 35TH ANNIVERSARY. ON BEHALF OF ALL MARINES, I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK ALL RELIGIOUS PROGRAM SPECIALISTS FOR YOUR UNWAVERING SUPPORT OF MARINES, SAILORS, AND FAMILIES FOR THE PAST 35 YEARS.
2. SINCE 1979, RELIGIOUS PROGRAM SPECIALISTS HAVE RESPONDED AND FOUGHT ALONGSIDE MARINES IN BEIRUT, GRENADA, PANAMA, SOMALIA, KUWAIT, IRAQ, AND AFGHANISTAN. AS YOU CONTEMPLATE THE THEME FOR THIS ANNIVERSARY - HONORING YOUR PAST WHILE FORGING YOUR FUTURE - MAY THE RICH HERITAGE OF THE RATING EMBOLDEN YOU TO STRENGTHEN THE FUTURE FORCE AND CONTINUE TO TRAIN TO EXCELLENCE THOSE IN THIS UNPARALLELED RATING.
3. AS YOU CONTINUE SERVING WITH MARINES IN TODAY'S UNCERTAIN ENVIRONMENT, BE EVER READY TO ANSWER ANY CALL JUST AS YOU HAVE FAITHFULLY DONE FOR THE PAST 35 YEARS.
4. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AND SEMPER FIDELIS! JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//