MCBUL 1040 FISCAL YEAR 2015 (FY15) ENLISTED TO WARRANT OFFICER (WO) MARINE GUNNER SELECTION BOARD

Date Signed: 2/26/2014
MARADMINS Active Number: 077/14

R 260114Z FEB 14
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 077/14
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2011/CG, MCRC, QUANTICO, VA//
SUBJ/MCBUL 1040 FISCAL YEAR 2015 (FY15) ENLISTED TO WARRANT OFFICER (WO) MARINE GUNNER SELECTION BOARD//
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REF/B/MSGID:MCO/MCRC OE/YMD:20000503//
REF/C/MSGID:DOC/CMC C 469/YMD:20130808//
REF/D/MSGID:DOC/CMCa MIFD/YMD:20000714//
REF/E/MSGID:RMG/CMC DMCS/YMD:20100115//
REF/F/MSGID:DOC/BUMED/YMD:20050812//
REF/G/MSGID:DOC/CMC MMEA-6/YMD:20100908//
REF/H/MSGID:DOC/CMC MPP/YMD:20090911//
REF/I/MSGID:DOC/CMC MMSB/YMD:20101119//
REF/J/MSGID:RMG/CMC MRA MM/YMD:20130926//
NARR/REF (A) IS SECNAVINST 1412.9B, MARINE CORPS LIMITED DUTY OFFICER AND WARRANT OFFICER PROGRAMS, PROMOTIONS, AND CONTINUATION PROCEDURES.  REF (B) IS MCO 1040.42A, LIMITED DUTY OFFICER (LDO) AND WARRANT OFFICER (WO) PROGRAMS.  REF (C) IS MCO 1200.17E, MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES MANUAL (SHORT TITLE: MOS MANUAL).  REF (D) IS MCO P1070.12K, W/CH 1 MARINE CORPS INDIVIDUAL RECORDS ADMINISTRATION MANUAL (SHORT TITLE: IRAM).  REF (E) IS MARADMIN 029/10, AMPLIFICATION TO THE MARINE CORPS TATTOO POLICY.  REF (F) IS NAVMED P117, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, MANUAL OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT (MANMED), CHAPTER 15.  REF (G) IS MCO 1040.31, ENLISTED RETENTION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.  REF (H) IS MCO 1230.5B, CLASSIFICATION TESTING.  REF (I) IS MCO P1610.7F W/CH1-2, PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM (SHORT TITLE: PES).  REF (J) IS MARADMIN 498/13, OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL (OMPF) PHOTOGRAPH GUIDANCE.//
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GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THE PURPOSE OF THIS BULLETIN IS TO ANNOUNCE THE FY15 CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER (CWO) MARINE GUNNER SELECTION BOARD.  QUALIFIED MARINES IN THE REGULAR MARINE CORPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY REFS (A), (B), AND THIS BULLETIN FOR MOS 0306, INFANTRY WEAPONS OFFICER AS CATEGORY 3 OFFICER (CWO2).
2.  MARINE CORPS RECRUITING COMMAND (MCRC) WILL CONVENE THE FY15 CWO (MARINE GUNNER) SELECTION BOARD AT HEADQUARTERS, U.S. MARINE CORPS ON OR ABOUT 8 JUL 2014 FOR APPROXIMATELY 2 WEEKS TO SELECT QUALIFIED REGULAR MARINES FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE GRADE OF PERMANENT CWO2 IN MOS 0306 INFANTRY WEAPONS OFFICER.  APPLICATIONS MUST REACH MCRC (ON-E) BY 23 MAY 2014.  DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF TIME NEEDED TO PROCESS APPLICATIONS, REQUESTS FOR EXTENSIONS WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED.
3.  PER REFS (A) AND (B), ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE ENDORSED BY THE MARINE'S CHAIN OF COMMAND, TO INCLUDE A GENERAL OFFICER (GO) LEVEL ENDORSEMENT.  APPLICATIONS RECEIVED WITHOUT ALL REQUIRED ENDORSEMENTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED BY THE BOARD.  INELIGIBLE APPLICANTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED BY THE BOARD.  COMMANDERS SHOULD NOT RECOMMEND APPOINTMENT FOR MARINES WHO DO NOT MEET THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA, AND DO NOT QUALIFY FOR A WAIVER.  IF THE SENIOR ENDORSER DEEMS THE APPLICANT "NOT RECOMMENDED" FOR APPOINTMENT, DO NOT FORWARD THE APPLICATION AS IT WILL BE RETURNED WITHOUT ACTION.  COMMANDING OFFICERS ARE DIRECTED TO PASS THIS INFORMATION TO ELIGIBLE MARINES IN THEIR COMMAND, REVIEW APPLICATIONS FOR COMPLETENESS AND CORRECTNESS, ENSURE THAT APPLICANTS REQUESTING WAIVERS RECEIVE COMPREHENSIVE JUSTIFICATION ON ALL ENDORSEMENTS (INCLUDING THE SENIOR ENDORSER), AND MAKE DEFINITIVE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING ALL MARINES WHO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS.  ENDORSEMENTS AND APPLICATIONS MUST BE SCREENED CLOSELY TO ENSURE THAT ONLY TECHNICALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE SUBMITTED FOR CONSIDERATION.
4.  IN SITUATIONS WHERE MARINES ARE ASSIGNED TO A COMMAND OR INSTITUTION OF ANOTHER SERVICE OR COUNTRY THAT WILL LOCALLY PROVIDE ENDORSEMENTS AND EVALUATIONS BASED ON THEIR OWN PERCEPTIONS AND VALUES, CONSULTATION WITH A FIELD GRADE MARINE CORPS OFFICER OR HIGHER IS ENCOURAGED.  THIS WILL ENSURE CLARIFICATION REGARDING THE INCLUSION OR EXCLUSION OF SERVICE UNIQUE INFORMATION.  ENDORSEMENTS FROM THESE SENIOR MARINES MAY BE INCLUDED, IF APPROPRIATE.  THIS DOES NOT EXCLUDE THE REQUIREMENT OF A GO LEVEL ENDORSEMENT.  COMMANDERS MUST ENSURE APPLICATIONS ARE FORWARDED VIA THE CHAIN OF COMMAND AND INCLUDE A GO LEVEL ENDORSEMENT.
5.  THE APPLICATION WITH ALL REQUIRED ENDORSEMENTS MUST BE MAILED TO CG, MCRC (ON-E) (ATTN: WO-GUN), 3280 RUSSELL ROAD, QUANTICO, VA 22134-5103.  APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL BE RETURNED WITHOUT ACTION.  DO NOT SEND INCOMPLETE, ADVANCE COPIES, DUPLICATE COPIES, OR FAXED COPIES OF APPLICATIONS; THEY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
6.  SELECTION RESULTS ARE CONSIDERED CONFIDENTIAL AND CANNOT BE RELEASED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES UNTIL APPROVED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (SECNAV).  ONCE SECNAV HAS APPROVED, RESULTS WILL BE PUBLISHED BY MARADMIN MESSAGE.  THE APPROVAL PROCESS TAKES APPROXIMATELY 8 WEEKS.  SELECTION RESULTS WILL NOT BE RELEASED TELEPHONICALLY OR VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL.  SELECTEES ARE SCHEDULED TO BE APPOINTED ON OR ABOUT 1 FEB 2015.  THE SELECTEES WILL ATTEND THE ACTIVE DUTY WARRANT OFFICER BASIC COURSE (WOBC).  BY SEPARATE ORDERS, SELECTEES WILL BE ORDERED TO REPORT TO THE CG, MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND (MCCDC) TO ATTEND THE WOBC AT THE BASIC SCHOOL (TBS) IN JAN 2015.
7.  THE COMMANDANT HAS DIRECTED THAT MARINE GUNNERS COME FROM THE RANKS OF THE INFANTRY'S SENIOR STAFF NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS, GUNNERY SERGEANTS OR ABOVE.  THESE MARINES MUST POSSESS COMBAT ARMS SKILLS, OPERATIONAL EXPERIENCE, EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF INFANTRY AND COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP DOCTRINE AND OTHER SUCH EXPERTISE THAT CAN BE USED TO MAKE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE WARFIGHTING CAPABILITIES OF THEIR FUTURE UNITS AND TO THE INFANTRY/GROUND COMBAT ELEMENT ADVOCACY PROCESS AS A WHOLE.  AS INFANTRY WEAPONS OFFICERS, THEY WILL BE A SOURCE OF EXPERTISE ON ALL ASPECTS OF INFANTRY WEAPONS AND COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP.  THEY WILL MAINTAIN THEIR HIGH DEGREE OF EXPERTISE BY COMBINING CONSECUTIVE TOURS IN THE OPERATING FORCES, A BASE OR STATION RANGE COMPLEX AND TOURS OF DUTY AT TRAINING AND EDUCATION COMMAND AND SYSTEMS COMMAND.  DUE TO CONTINUAL OPERATING FORCES ASSIGNMENT, MARINE GUNNERS SHOULD EXPECT TO RECEIVE PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) ORDERS UPON GRADUATION AND TO SPEND A LARGE AMOUNT OF TIME DEPLOYED.
8.  INFANTRY WEAPONS OFFICERS WILL ADVISE THE COMMANDER AT ALL LEVELS ON THE TACTICAL EMPLOYMENT OF WEAPONS ORGANIC TO INFANTRY UNITS. ADDITIONALLY, THEY WILL DEVELOP, COORDINATE, AND MONITOR UNIT TRAINING PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO QUANTIFY THE TACTICAL EMPLOYMENT AND TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF EMPLOYMENT AND PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE OF INFANTRY ORGANIC WEAPONS AND TO INSTILL AND FOSTER COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP SKILLS THROUGHOUT THE FORCE.  THEREFORE, ONLY EXPERIENCED INFANTRYMEN WITH PRIMARY MOS'S OF 0369, 0313, AND 0321 WILL BE CONSIDERED.  SPECIFIC PREREQUISITES AND CAVEATS FOR ELIGIBILITY ARE ADDRESSED IN REF (C) MCO 1200.17E.  SHOULD E-8 AND E-9 MARINES IN THE 9999 MOS CHOOSE TO APPLY THEY MUST HAVE HELD THE 0369 MOS PRIOR TO THE 9999 MOS TO BE ELIGIBLE AND MEET THE PREQUISITES AND CAVEATS ADDRESSED IN REF (C) MCO 1200.17E.  WE RECOGNIZE THAT FEW HAVE THE BROAD SCOPE OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO BECOME A MARINE GUNNER.  THE TRAINING TRACT DEVELOPED FOR THIS MOS WILL BUILD ON THE SELECTEE'S PRESENT BASE OF EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCE AN OFFICER QUALIFIED TO CARRY OUT THE DUTIES OF A MARINE GUNNER.  FOLLOWING THE WOBC, NEWLY APPOINTED MARINE GUNNERS WILL ATTEND THE INFANTRY WEAPONS OFFICER COURSE (IWOC).
9.  APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE 0306 OCCUPATIONAL FIELD SPONSOR, CWO5 (MARINE GUNNER) VITALE FOR MORE INFORMATION TO HELP DETERMINE AN APPLICANT'S QUALIFICATION FOR MARINE GUNNER, AT COMMERCIAL (703) 692-4253, DSN PREFIX 278 OR (910) 539-7742.
10.  APPLICATIONS SHOULD FOLLOW STANDARD NAVAL CORRESPONDENCE FORMAT USING THE APPLICATION FORMAT AND CONTENT FOR APPROPRIATE PROGRAM PROVIDED BY REF (A), AND ENDORSEMENTS SHOULD FOLLOW FORMAT AND CONTENT PROVIDED BY REF (B) WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:
    A.  SUBMIT APPROPRIATE MARINE CORPS TOTAL FORCE SYSTEM (MCTFS) SCREENS FOR SERVICE RECORD BOOK (SRB) PAGES THAT HAVE BEEN REPLACED PER REF (E) BY MCTFS.  APPLICANTS MUST ENSURE SRB PAGES THAT HAVE BEEN REMOVED AND REPLACED BY MCTFS ARE UPDATED, AND MADE A PART OF THEIR APPLICATION.  DUE TO OPERATIONAL NECESSITY, ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THEIR FULL SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN) AND ALL OTHER PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION (PII) ON THE DATA SHEET ONLY.  PII IS REQUIRED TO TRACK, IDENTIFY, AND EVALUATE CANDIDATES THROUGHOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS.
    B.  APPLICANTS WITH BODY MARKINGS MUST SUBMIT A CLOSE UP COLOR PHOTO OF EACH BODY MARKING ADDRESSING THE CONTENT (DESCRIPTION AND MEANING), LOCATION, SIZE, NUMBER OF BODY MARKINGS AND DATE THE BODY MARKING WAS MADE.  IN ADDITION, APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A FULL LENGTH COLOR PHOTO(S) IN PHYSICAL TRAINING (PT) GEAR (GREEN SHORTS-GREEN T-SHIRT) FROM EACH BODY ANGLE OF BODY MARKINGS (LEFT AND RIGHT SIDES-FRONT-BACK).  A DRAWING AND WRITTEN DESCRIPTION DETAILING THE CRITERIA CITED BY THIS PARAGRAPH OF THE BODY MARKINGS THAT ARE LOCATED IN PRIVATE AREAS WILL SUFFICE.  PRIVATE AREA IS DEFINED AS ANY PORTION OF THE BODY THAT IS COVERED BY THE PT UNIFORM.  PHOTO OF BODY MARKINGS IS REQUIRED IN THE APPLICATION ONLY.  DIGITAL PHOTOS OF BODY MARKINGS WILL NOT BE FILED IN THE APPLICANT'S OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE (OMPF).
    C.  REF (E) PROVIDES AMPLIFICATION TO THE MARINE CORPS TATTOO POLICY.  IN ACCORDANCE WITH REF (E) CG MCRC IS THE FINAL ADJUDICATING AUTHORITY FOR ANY TATTOO ISSUE INVOLVING ACCESSIONS (BOTH OFFICER AND ENLISTED), TO INCLUDE ENLISTED MARINES WHO MAY APPLY FOR A COMMISSIONING OR A WARRANT OFFICER PROGRAM.  CG MCRC WILL ADJUDICATE ALL TATTOO ISSUES PROVIDED THE APPLICANT RECEIVES A FAVORABLE ENDORSEMENT FROM A GO OR EQUIVALENT IN THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND.
    D.  PER REF (D), UNIT PUNISHMENT BOOKS (UPB) ARE ONLY FILED IN THE SRB IF APPLICABLE.  THEREFORE, ONLY INCLUDE A UPB AS AN ADDITIONAL ENCLOSURE ONLY IF APPLICABLE.  FOR THOSE APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT HAVE A UPB, INCLUDE A STATEMENT AS AN ADDITIONAL PARAGRAPH IN THE BASIC APPLICATION THAT "NO UPB IS PROVIDED DUE TO NO RECORD OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION."  APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE A WRITTEN STATEMENT IN REGARD TO ANY DEROGATORY ENTRIES RECORDED ON THE ADMINISTRATIVE EMARKS PAGE 11 OF THE SRB.
    E.  PRE-COMMISSIONING PHYSICAL EXAMINATION DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED PER CHAPTER 15 OF REF (F).  REF (F) CAN BE ACCESSED VIA THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE: HTTP:WWW.MED.NAVY.MIL/DIRECTIVES/PAGES/NAVMEDP-MANMED.ASPX.  SEE PARAGRAPH 21 OF THIS BULLETIN FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING SUBMISSION OF MEDICAL DOCUMENTS.
11.  IN ADDITION TO THE REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN REFS (A) AND (B), APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE BASIC REENLISTMENT PREREQUISITES PER REF (G).
12.  PER REF (A), APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS A MINIMUM GENERAL TECHNICAL (GT) SCORE OF 110 OR HIGHER DERIVED FROM THE ARMED SERVICES VOCATIONAL APTITUDE BATTERY (ASVAB) OR THE ARMY CLASSIFICATION BATTERY-61.  APPLICANTS MUST USE THE BASIC TRAINING RECORD (BTR) AS EVIDENCE OF A QUALIFYING GT SCORE.  CLASSIFICATION TEST SCORE IS LOCATED ON THE TEST SCORE SCREEN OF MCTFS.  IF SCORE IS IN MCTFS BUT DOES NOT APPEAR ON THE BTR, ATTACH A COPY OF THE TEST SCORE SCREEN TO THE BTR AND SUBMIT AS AN ENCLOSURE TO THE APPLICATION.  ONLY A GT SCORE RESIDENT WITHIN MCTFS WILL BE ACCEPTED AS OFFICIAL SCORE OF RECORD FOR ALL APPLICANTS.
13.  TEST SCORE AND TIME IN SERVICE WILL NOT BE WAIVED.  MARINES WITH A TEST SCORE THAT DOES NOT SATISFY THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT ARE ENCOURAGED TO RETEST IMMEDIATELY TO ENSURE SCORE IS POSTED PRIOR TO SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION.  MARINES SHOULD SCHEDULE AN ASVAB RETEST WITH THEIR NEAREST BASE OR INSTALLATION EDUCATION CENTER OR AUTHORIZED MARINE CORPS TEST SITE.  MARINES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO TAKE AN ASVAB RETEST AT A MEPS OR MET SITE.  MARINES CURRENTLY DEPLOYED TO AFGHANISTAN OR OTHER TERRITORIES THAT DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO TESTING FACILITIES MAY SUBMIT PACKAGES PENDING ASVAB RETESTING IF THEY ARE USING THEIR GT SCORE TO MEET APTITUDE TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED BY REF (A) PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET:
    A.  COMMANDS MUST ENDORSE PACKAGE WITH A PROJECTED DATE FOR TESTING AVAILABILITY AND TEST RESULTS.
    B.  TO ENSURE TEST SCORE CAN BE RECORDED AND REFLECTED IN MCTFS, TESTING MUST BE COMPLETED NO LATER THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE CONVENING DATE OF THE SELECTION BOARD.  CONVENING DATE OF BOARD IS ON OR ABOUT 8 JUL 2014; THEREFORE, TESTING MUST BE COMPLETED BY 6 JUN 2014.
    C.  MARINES ARE ADVISED THAT IF QUALIFYING SCORE IS NOT REFLECTED IN MCTFS BY THE CONVENING OF THE BOARD, THE APPLICATION WILL BE DETERMINED INELIGIBLE AND NOT RETURNED.
14.  REF (H) PROVIDES INFORMATION ON THE MARINE CORPS CLASSIFICATION TESTING PROGRAM AND PUBLISHES INITIAL TESTING AND RETEST PREREQUISITES.  ARRANGEMENTS AND COORDINATION WITH ARMY TESTING FACILITIES IN KUWAIT ARE LOCATED AT CAMP ARIFJAN AND CAMP BUEHRING, AND IN AFGHANISTAN AT KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, BAGRAM AIR BASE, CAMP LEATHERNECK AND CAMP PHOENIX KABUL.  IF NOT LOCATED WITHIN 50 MILES OF A MARINE CORPS OR SISTER SERVICE TESTING FACILITY OR OTHER EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES EXIST REGARDING ASVAB RETEST AUTHORIZATION, CONTACT CAPT PEARSON OR SSGT LOWER, MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS (MRA) (MPP-50), 278-9368 FAX: (703) 784-9574.
15.  PER REF (A), NO AGE RESTRICTION IS ESTABLISHED.  IN ADDITION TO THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA, APPLICANTS SHOULD HAVE NO LESS THAN 16 OR MORE THAN 23 YEARS OF ACTIVE SERVICE ON THE DATE OF APPOINTMENT TO CWO2 (01 FEB 2015).  ACTIVE DUTY IN THE U.S. ARMY OR U.S. AIR FORCE IS NOT CREDITABLE AS U.S. NAVAL SERVICE.
16.  REQUESTS FOR WAIVER OF THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND EXCEPTION TO POLICY, EXCEPT THOSE ESTABLISHED UNWAIVERABLE BY LAW OR THOSE SPECIFIED UNWAIVERABLE BY THIS BULLETIN, MAY BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS BY THE CG, MCRC.  REQUESTS FOR WAIVER OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION REQUIREMENTS WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED IF APPROPRIATE JUSTIFICATION IS PROVIDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING:
    A.  APPLICANT MUST BE OF UNQUESTIONABLE MORAL INTEGRITY.  WAIVER OF RECORD OF CONVICTION BY COURTS-MARTIAL OR CIVILIAN COURT MAY BE CONSIDERED.  HOWEVER, WAIVER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR A FELONY-EQUIVALENT CONVICTION.  APPROVAL OF THE WAIVER IS DEPENDENT ON THE SEVERITY OF THE CRIME, AND THE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT HAS LAPSED SINCE THE CRIME WAS COMMITTED.
    B.  PROOF OF SECURITY CLEARANCE OR OPEN INVESTIGATION. ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THEIR SECURITY MANAGER COMPLETE A SECURITY CLEARANCE VERIFICATION LETTER.  A SAMPLE OF THE SECURITY CLEARANCE VERIFICATION LETTER CAN BE FOUND ON THE MCRC WEBSITE AT WWW.MCRC.MARINES.MIL/UNITHOME/OFFICERPROGRAMS.ASPX UNDER GENERAL INFORMATION.
        C.  ALL PRE-SERVICE WAIVERS (I.E. DRUG, AGE, MORAL ETC.) WILL REQUIRE RECONSIDERATION, AND MUST BE ADDRESSED IN THE APPLICANT'S APPLICATION WITH A DETAILED STATEMENT FROM THE APPLICANT EXPLAINING CIRCUMSTANCES.  NONJUDICIAL PUNISHMENT AND NEGATIVE SRB PAGE 11 ENTRIES MUST BE ADDRESSED IN THE APPLICANT'S APPLICATION WITH A DETAILED STATEMENT FROM THE APPLICANT EXPLAINING THE CIRCUMSTANCES.
17.  PER REFS (D), (I), AND (J), EACH MARINE IS PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THE ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS OF THEIR OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE (OMPF) AND MASTER BRIEF SHEET (MBS).  DO NOT DELAY ACCOMPLISHING THIS REVIEW.  THE MOST EXPEDITIOUS MEANS OF ACCESSING AND VIEWING THE OMPF AND MBS IS THROUGH OMPF ONLINE VIA MARINE ONLINE (MOL).  THE MBS CAN ALSO BE OBTAINED THROUGH THE MANPOWER MANAGEMENT SUPPORT BRANCH (MMSB) WEBSITE.  MARINES ARE ADVISED THAT THE OMPF AND MBS ARE DISTRIBUTED TO THE BOARD ROOM IN ADVANCE OF THE CONVENING DATE.  THEREFORE, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT MARINES REVIEW THEIR OMPF AND MBS IN A TIMELY MANNER.  IF DEFICIENCIES, MISSING FITNESS REPORTS AND GAPS, OR UNREADABLE DOCUMENTS ARE PRESENT IN THE OMPF, MARINES ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR CORRECTING THE PROBLEM OFFICIALLY WITH MMSB.
18.  REVIEWING PHOTO SUBMISSION.  MARINES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING RECEIPT OF PHOTO BY CMC (MMSB-20).  THE PRIMARY MOST EXPEDITIOUS MEANS OF CONFIRMING PHOTO RECEIPT IS THROUGH OMPF ONLINE VIA MOL.  PHOTOS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING ON OMPF ONLINE WITHIN 24 HOURS OF PHOTO RECEIPT BY CMC (MMSB-20).  THE DATE OF THE PHOTOGRAPH, AS NOTED ON THE PHOTOGRAPH TITLE BOARD, IS CONSIDERED THE PRIMARY DATE OF DETERMINING THE 12 MONTH PHOTOGRAPH ELIGIBILITY WINDOW FOR SELECTION BOARDS.  MARINES ARE ADVISED THAT ALTHOUGH A PHOTO MAY BE OVER 12 MONTHS OLD, THE PHOTO WILL REMAIN IN THE OMPF UNTIL AN UPDATE PHOTO IS SUBMITTED.
19.  IF A DIGITAL PHOTO HAS BEEN SENT TO THE MMSB, THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE APPLICATION: "A DIGITAL PHOTO HAS BEEN SENT TO MMSB WITHIN THE PAST 12 MONTHS."  DO NOT ENCLOSE THE PRINTOUT FROM MMSB.  NOT ALL COMMANDS HAVE TRANSITIONED TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS.  THEREFORE, A PAPER PRINTOUT OF THE PHOTOGRAPH IS STILL REQUIRED AS AN ENCLOSURE TO THE APPLICATION FOR THOSE APPLICANTS THAT DO NOT HAVE A DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPH ON FILE WITH MMSB.
20.  IF A RETURN RECEIPT IS DESIRED, INCLUDE A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE ALONG WITH A TRANSMITTAL CARD WITH A FORM OF RECEIPT.  THE ENVELOPE MUST BE PROPERLY ADDRESSED (ALL CAPS) TO THE UNIT TO ENSURE PROPER RETURN.  UNADDRESSED ENVELOPES WILL NOT BE RETURNED.  COMMANDERS MAY INITIATE TRACER ACTION IF A RECEIPT IS NOT RECEIVED 30 DAYS AFTER DEADLINE.
21.  A COMPLETE MEDICAL EXAM MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED AS PART OF THE APPLICATION.  AN APPLICATION WITHOUT A PHYSICAL WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE.  LEGIBLE COPIES OF COMMISSIONING MEDICAL DOCUMENTS MUST BE INCLUDED WITH THE APPLICATION AS AN ENCLOSURE.  MEDICAL DOCUMENTS MUST INCLUDE A REPORT OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION (DD FORM 2808), REPORT OF MEDICAL HISTORY (DD FORM 2807-1), AND ANNUAL CERTIFICATION OF PHYSICAL CONDITION OR CURRENT PREVENTATIVE HEALTH ASSESSMENT (PHA) IF APPLICABLE.  PHYSICALS MUST HAVE BEEN COMPLETED WITHIN 24 MONTHS PRIOR TO ANTICIPATED DATE OF APPOINTMENT (1 FEB 2015).  MARINES CURRENTLY DEPLOYED TO AFGHANISTAN OR OTHER TERRITORIES THAT DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO MEDICAL FACILITIES ARE AUTHORIZED TO SUBMIT PRE-COMMISSIONING MEDICAL DOCUMENTS IMMEDIATELY UPON RETURN STATESIDE, BUT NOT LATER THAN 1 SEP 2014 IF SELECTED.
22.  COMMANDING OFFICERS MUST CLOSELY REVIEW THE MEDICAL FORMS TO ENSURE CORRECTNESS AND COMPLETENESS.  PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
    A.  MARKS AND SCARS MUST BE LISTED.
    B.  DENTAL CLASS MUST BE TYPE 1 OR 2 WITHIN PAST 12 MONTHS.
    C.  URINALYSIS (MEDICAL NOT DRUG) AND SEROLOGY MUST CONTAIN COMPLETE RESULTS WITHIN PAST 12 MONTHS.
    D.  HIV RESULTS MUST BE INCLUDED AND WITHIN 1 YEAR TO INCLUDE DAT TESTED. HIV TEST DRAWN OR RESULTS PENDING IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
    E.  IF EYESIGHT IS OTHER THAN 20-20 UNCORRECTED, A MANIFEST REFRACTION IS REQUIRED.  IF VISION DOES NOT CORRECT TO 20-20, A CURRENT OPHTHALMOLOGY EVALUATION IS REQUIRED.  IF SELECTED, CANNOT HAVE ANY VISION CORRECTION SURGERY (LASIK OR PRK) WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF REPORTING TO WOBC.
    F.  CURRENT AUDIOGRAM.  IF ANY NUMBERS ARE OUTSIDE THE NORMAL RANGE, PER REF (F), SECTION 38, SUBMIT AN EAR, NOSE, THROAT (ENT) OR AUDIOLOGY CONSULTATION/EVALUATION AND INTERPRETATION.
    G.  AN ELECTROCARDIOGRAM (EKG) TEST IS REQUIRED FOR APPLICANTS 35 AND OLDER.  EKG MUST BE READ AND VERIFIED BY A MEDICAL OFFICER'S SIGNATURE AND STAMP WITHIN PAST 12 MONTHS.
    H.  ENSURE ALL "YES" ANSWERS ON DD FORM 2807-1 ARE EXPLAINED IN DETAIL IN THE NOTES SECTION BY BOTH THE MEMBER AND THE EXAMINER.  INCLUDE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION FOR ANY PAST ORTHOPEDIC OR EYE SURGERY (PRE AND POST OPERATIVE SURGERY REPORTS).
23.  WO PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED FOR COMPLETENESS ONCE RECEIVED.  ADDITIONAL MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION OR TESTING MAY BE REQUIRED.
24.  SELECTEES FROM THE FY15 ENLISTED TO WARRANT OFFICER MARINE GUNNER SELECTION BOARD ARE TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR APPOINTMENT ON 1 FEB 2015.  WHEN COMPUTING THE AMOUNT OF ACTIVE NAVAL SERVICE, USE 1 FEB 2015 AS THE DATE OF APPOINTMENT.  THOSE SELECTED TO WO WILL BE APPOINTED BY COMMISSION, BY THE PRESIDENT, TO THE GRADE OF CWO2 DESIGNATED MARINE GUNNER, AND AUTHORIZED TO WEAR THE BURSTING BOMB INSIGNIA.
25.  WARRANT OFFICERS ARE NO LONGER ASSIGNED LINEAL CONTROL NUMBERS BASED ON THEIR RANK AND DATE OF RANK AS AN ENLISTED MARINE.  LINEAL CONTROL NUMBERS WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE CLASS STANDING UPON COMPLETION OF THE WOBC.
26.  THE FIRST 3 YEARS AS A WO IS A PROBATIONARY PERIOD.  PER U.S. CODE, TITLE 10, SECTION 1165, SECNAV MAY RECOMMEND TERMINATION OF ANY PERMANENT REGULAR WO AT ANY TIME WITHIN 3 YEARS AFTER THE DATE WHEN THE OFFICER ACCEPTED ORIGINAL PERMANENT APPOINTMENT AS A WO.  ACCORDINGLY, THE COMMANDING OFFICER, TBS OR ANY REQUIRED MOS FOLLOW-ON SCHOOL SHALL REQUEST THAT SECNAV TERMINATE THE REGULAR APPOINTMENT OF A WO WHO FAILS THE WOBC OR ANY REQUIRED MOS FOLLOW-ON SCHOOL.  A MARINE WHOSE APPOINTMENT IS TERMINATED MAY, UPON REQUEST AND AT THE DISCRETION OF THE SECNAV, BE ENLISTED IN A GRADE NOT LOWER THAN THAT HELD IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT.
27.  LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION FROM OFFICERS OUTSIDE THE NORMAL CHAIN OF COMMAND WHO HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE APPLICANT'S LEADERSHIP QUALITIES AND POTENTIAL FOR APPOINTMENT MAY BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO MCRC (ON-E) UP UNTIL THE CONVENING DATE UTILIZING THE ADDRESS IN PARAGRAPH 5, OR AS AN ENCLOSURE TO THE APPLICATION.
28.  SELECTION BOARD REOCCURRENCES PERTAINING TO APPLICATION DISCREPANCIES INCLUDE SENIOR ENDORSERS NOT MAKING DEFINITIVE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING MARINE'S APPLICATION, FITNESS REPORT DATE GAPS, MISSING FITNESS REPORTS, AWARD CITATION WRITE-UPSMISSING FROM OMPF, PHOTOS NOT SUBMITTED OR OUTDATED PHOTOS IN OMPF, INFORMATION IN THE APPLICATION NOT DOCUMENTED IN THE OMPF OR MCTFS OR INFORMATION IN THE OMPF OR MCTFS NOT DOCUMENTED IN THE APPLICATION, MISSING STATEMENTS SUPPORTING NJPS AND PAGE 11 ENTRIES, PAGE 11 REFLECTING FRATERNIZATION STATEMENT, INCOMPLETE STATEMENTS REGARDING INITIATION OR COMPLETION OF TYPE OF SECURITY INVESTIGATION/CLEARANCE, CURRENT PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST SCORE AND PROOF OR VERIFICATION OF CITIZENSHIP.
29.  COMMANDERS SHOULD NOTIFY MCRC (ON-E) IN WRITING, OF ANY CHANGES AFFECTING ENLISTMENT STATUS OR DISCIPLINARY ACTION WHICH OCCURS AFTER SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION.
30.  THIS BULLETIN IS NOT APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE.
31.  THIS BULLETIN IS CANCELLED 28 FEB 2015.
32.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY MAJOR GENERAL MARK A. BRILAKIS, COMMANDING GENERAL, MARINE CORPS RECRUITING COMMAND.//