FISCAL YEAR 2014 (FY14) STAFF NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM (SNCODCP) SELECTION BOARD

Date Signed: 3/27/2014
MARADMINS Active Number: 151/14

R 271215Z MAR 14
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 151/14
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2014 (FY14) STAFF NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER DEGREE
COMPLETION PROGRAM (SNCODCP) SELECTION BOARD//
REF/A/DOC/MMEA-25/MCO 1560.21D//
REF/B/MSG/CMC MRA MP/261701ZJUL13//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 1560.21D, STAFF NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS DEGREE
COMPLETION PROGRAM.  REF B IS MARADMIN 376/13, FISCAL YEAR 2014
(FY14) SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT/BONUS (SRB) PROGRAM AND FY14 BROKEN
SERVICE SRB (BSSRB) PROGRAM.//
POC/A/GYSGT B.K. DAWSON/MMEA-25/DSN 378-9473 (703) 432-9473/ EMAIL:BEN.DAWSON(AT)USMC.MIL//
POC/B/CAPT J.J. LILLEY/MMEA-25/DSN 378-9472 (703) 432-9472/ EMAIL:JAMES.J.LILLEY(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THE PURPOSE OF THIS MARADMIN IS TO ANNOUNCE THE FY14 STAFF NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM (SNCODCP) AND TO SOLICIT APPLICATIONS FROM QUALIFIED SNCOS.
2.  REF A ESTABLISHES POLICY, THE SELECTION PROCESS, ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR THE SUBJECT PROGRAM.  PRIMARY EMPHASIS FOR SELECTION WILL BE CONCENTRATED IN THE GRADES OF STAFF SERGEANT THROUGH MASTER SERGEANT.
3.  BASED ON A RECENT REVIEW OF MARINE CORPS BILLETS THAT REQUIRE A BACCALAUREATE DEGREE, THE FY14 SNCODCP SELECTION BOARD WILL ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING DISCIPLINES:
    A.  SAFETY: ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
MANAGEMENT, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY, SAFETY MANAGEMENT, WASTE MANAGEMENT
OR HAZARDOUS MATERIAL AND WASTE CONTROL.
    B.  PSYCHOLOGY
    C.  ACCOUNTING
    D.  EDUCATION
    E.  PARALEGAL
4.  MARINES ACCEPTED FOR THE SNCODCP WILL BE ASSIGNED A THREE YEAR TOUR IN THEIR ASSIGNED ADDITIONAL MOS IAW THE NEEDS OF THE MARINE CORPS.  MARINES MUST LIST IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE THE BILLETS THEY ARE APPLYING FOR:
    MCC UNIT                          DISCIPLINE     WHEN OPEN
    014 MCB CAMP PENDLETON            SAFETY         ASAP
    014 MCB CAMP PENDLETON            SAFETY         ASAP
    019 MCLB BARSTOW                  SAFETY         ASAP
    023 MCAS MIRAMAR                  SAFETY         ASAP
    027 MCAS YUMA                     SAFETY         ASAP
    044 HQ&HQ SQD MCAS IWAKUNI        SAFETY         ASAP
    145 1ST MAW OKINAWA               SAFETY         NOVEMBER 2016
    143 HQ 3RD MAW MIRAMAR            SAFETY         ASAP
    019 MCLB BARSTOW                  PSYCHOLOGY     ASAP
    023 MCAS MIRAMAR                  PSYCHOLOGY     FEBRUARY 2016
    027 MCAS YUMA                     PSYCHOLOGY     FEBRUARY 2016
    091 MCB HAWAII                    PSYCHOLOGY     SEPTEMBER 2016
    092 MCB CAMP BUTLER               PSYCHOLOGY     ASAP
    111 MARFORCOM NORFOLK             PSYCHOLOGY     FEBRUARY 2016
    121 1ST MARDIV                    ACCOUNTING     AUGUST 2016
    122 2ND MARDIV                    ACCOUNTING     ASAP
    124 3RD MARDIV                    ACCOUNTING     ASAP
    KA9 TRAIN THE TRAINER SCHOOL      EDUCATION      ASAP
    068 MCU QUANTICO                  EDUCATION      SEPTEMBER 2016
    JBG SNCO ACADEMY                  EDUCATION      JUNE 2016
    097 MCIEAST                       PARALEGAL      ASAP
    098 MCIWEST                       PARALEGAL      ASAP
    034 MCICOM                        PARALEGAL      ASAP
    034 MCICOM                        PARALEGAL      ASAP
    1FU MCIPAC                        PARALEGAL      ASAP
    1FU MCIPAC                        PARALEGAL      ASAP
5.  RESTRICTIONS.
    A.  MARINES PRESENTLY RECEIVING SRB INSTALLMENTS ARE RESTRICTED FROM APPLYING FOR THIS PROGRAM. ADDITIONALLY, THOSE MARINES SERVING IN A REENLISTMENT ZONE THAT WOULD BE AWARDED A SRB PAYMENT IAW REF B, ARE ALSO RESTRICTED FROM APPLYING FOR THIS PROGRAM.
    B.  MARINES WHO WILL NOT POSSESS A MINIMUM OF 3 YEARS TIME ON STATION (TOS) AT ESTIMATED DATE OF DEPARTURE (EDD) ARE RESTRICTED FROM APPLYING FOR THIS PROGRAM, UNLESS THEY WILL POSSESS 2 YEARS TOS AT EDD AND HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED BY AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION IN THE SAME GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION AS THEIR CURRENT PARENT COMMAND. MARINES SERVING AT AN OVERSEAS LOCATION WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THEIR OVERSEAS ASSIGNMENT (INCLUDING THOSE ON ACCOMPANIED TOURS) PRIOR TO AN ASSIGNMENT TO A CONUS BASED COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY.
    C.  MARINES MUST ATTEND A CONUS COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY.
    D.  MARINES MUST ATTEND SCHOOL AT HOME CAMPUS, NOT SATELLITE CAMPUSES. ATTENDING UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT ADELPHI, MD IS AN EXAMPLE OF A HOME CAMPUS.
    E.  MARINES WHO HAVE ATTENDED A FORMAL MILITARY SCHOOL IN EXCESS OF 20 WEEKS OR ARE SERVING ON A SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENTS
(DI, RCTR, MCSF, SOI, OR MSG) ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE SNCODCP UNTIL THEIR PREVIOUS OBLIGATION HAS BEEN SERVED.
    F.  MARINES SELECTED FOR THE SNCODCP ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE WARRANT OFFICER (WO) OR ANY REGULAR OFFICER PROGRAM UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED THEIR OBLIGATED TOUR ON THE SNCODCP.
    G.  MARINES APPLYING FOR THE PARALEGAL DISCIPLINE MUST HAVE A PMOS OF 4421 AND ATTEND AN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION (ABA) APPROVED UNIVERSITY AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE A 4-YEAR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN PARALEGAL STUDIES.
6.  WAIVERS WILL NOT BE GRANTED.
7.  SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS.
    A.  AN ORIGINAL APPLICATION PLUS ONE COPY WILL BE SUBMITTED IAW THE INSTRUCTIONS CONTAINED IN REF A AND FORWARDED TO CMC (MMEA-25) VIA THE PARENT COMMAND.
    B.  COMMANDING OFFICERS ARE TO ENSURE THAT EACH APPLICATION IS CAREFULLY REVIEWED AND THAT ALL REQUIRED INFORMATION HAS BEEN INCLUDED.
    C.  APPLICANTS MUST MAKE IT KNOWN TO MMEA-25 IF SUBMITTING/APPLYING FOR THE WO PROGRAM OR ANY REGULAR OFFICER PROGRAM WHEN
APPLYING.
8.  SERVICE OBLIGATION:
    A.  BASED ON SERVICE LIMITATION, APPLICANTS MUST BE ABLE TO COMPLETE 18 MONTHS IN SCHOOL AND SUBSEQUENT 36 MONTH TOUR ON THE SNCODCP (A TOTAL OF 54 MONTHS OF OBLIGATED SERVICE).  ADDITIONALLY, APPLICANTS MUST AGREE TO EXTEND/REENLIST FOR A PERIOD OF FOUR YEARS BEYOND COMPLETION OF THE SNCODCP.
    B.  REQUEST FOR SEPARATION FROM THE SERVICE WHILE PARTICIPATING WITHIN THE OBLIGATED ACTIVE SERVICE IDENTIFIED IN PARAGRAPH A, WILL NOT NORMALLY RECEIVE FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION.
    C.  THREE YEAR PAYBACK STARTS UPON SUCCESSFUL GRADUATION AND CHECK-IN TO THE UNIT ASSIGNED.
9.  THE FY14 SNCODCP SELECTION BOARD IS SCHEDULED TO CONVENE DURING JUNE 2014. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETE AND IAW MCO 1560.21D.  FORWARD APPLICATIONS TO CMC (MMEA-25) TO ARRIVE NLT 30 APRIL 2014.
APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER 15 MAY 2014 WILL NOT RECEIVE FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION.
10.  COMMANDING OFFICERS AND SERGEANTS MAJOR SHOULD DISSEMINATE THE CONTENTS OF THIS MARADMIN TO ALL ELIGIBLE SNCOS WITHIN THEIR COMMANDS.
11.  THIS MARADMIN IS NOT APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE.
12.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY BRIGADIER GENERAL M. MONAHAN, U. S. MARINE CORPS, DIRECTOR, MANPOWER MANAGEMENT DIVISION.//