ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE RESERVE EXCEPTION TO POLICY (ETP) TO SUPPORT THE INTEGRATION OF RESERVE FEMALE MARINES TO SELECT RESERVE UNITS

Date Signed: 4/07/2014
MARADMINS Active Number: 182/14

R 071546Z APR 14
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 182/14
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA//
SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE RESERVE EXCEPTION TO POLICY (ETP) TO SUPPORT THE INTEGRATION OF RESERVE FEMALE MARINES TO SELECT RESERVE UNITS//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/CMC/19941004//
REF/B/MSGID:MSG/CMC//
REF/C/MSGID:MSG/CMC//
REF/D/MSGID:DOC/M AND RA/20130919//
NARR/REF A IS MARINE CORPS ORDER P1300.8R.  REF B IS ALMAR 012/12.  REF C IS MARADMIN 513/13.  REF D IS DC M AND RA INFO MEMO DTD 19 SEP 13//
POC/RA/LTCOL K.C. SHIDEL/RAP-1/(703) 784-9138//
POC/MP/MAJOR B.S. CANEPA/MPO/(703) 784-9275//
GENTEXT/RMKS/1.  PURPOSE.  TO ANNOUNCE THE EXPANSION OF THE EXCEPTION TO POLICY (ETP) TO THE RESERVE COMPONENT, PROVIDING TOTAL FORCE PARITY WITH REGARD TO THE ASSIGNMENT OF FEMALE MARINES.
2.  BACKGROUND.  REFERENCE A IS THE MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY.  REFERENCE B ANNOUNCED AN ETP SUPPORTING THE ASSIGNMENT OF FEMALE MARINE SNCOS, COMPANY GRADE OFFICERS, NAVY MEDICAL OFFICERS, CHAPLAINS, AND CORPSMAN SERVING IN AN UNRESTRICTED PRIMARY MOS (PMOS), TO SELECT BILLETS WITHIN CERTAIN UNITS IN THE GROUND COMBAT ELEMENT OF THE ACTIVE COMPONENT.  FOLLOWING THE PUBLICATION OF REFERENCE B, THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (SECDEF) ANNOUNCED THE RESCISSION OF THE DIRECT GROUND COMBAT ASSIGNMENT RULE.  REFERENCE C ANNOUNCED THE OPENING OF THE MARINE GROUND INTELLIGENCE MOS (0203) TO FEMALE OFFICERS WITHIN CERTAIN UNITS.  REFERENCE D NOTIFIED USD(P AND R) OF THE MARINE CORPS' INTENT TO OPEN BILLETS TO RESERVE FEMALE SNCOS AND COMPANY GRADE OFFICERS WITHIN THE RESERVE COMPONENT.
3.  EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, FEMALE MARINES IN GRADES (E6-E7) AND (O1-O3), AND FEMALE NAVAL MEDICAL OFFICERS, CHAPLAINS, AND HOSPITAL CORPSMEN OF THE SAME GRADES, MAY BE AFFILIATED OR ASSIGNED TO SELECT BILLETS WITHIN THE FOLLOWING 4TH MARDIV AND FORCE HEADQUARTERS GROUP UNITS: HQTRS BTRY, 2ND BN, 14TH MARINES, GRAND PRARIE, TX (RUC: 14321) HQTRS BTRY, 3D BN, 14TH MARINES, BRISTOL PA (RUC: 14331) HQTRS BTRY, 5TH BN, 14TH MARINES, SEAL BEACH, CA (RUC: 14641) H AND S CO, 4TH CEB, BALTIMORE, MD (RUC: 14401) H AND S CO, 4TH TANK BN, SAN DIEGO, CA (RUC: 21441) H AND S CO, 4TH AAV BN, TAMPA, FL (RUC: 21831) HQTRS AND SPT SECTIONS, 3D ANGLICO, BELL, CA (RUC: 21626) HQTRS AND SPT SECTIONS, 4TH ANGLICO, WEST PALM BEACH, FL (RUC: 21628) HQTRS AND SPT SECTIONS, 6TH ANGLICO, CONCORD, CA (RUC: 21611)
4.  FEMALE MARINES OF THE  GRADES LISTED IN PARAGRAPH 3 POSSESSING A PMOS OF 01XX, 02XX, 04XX, 06XX, 23XX, 28XX, 30XX, 33XX, 35XX, OR 48XX MAY BE AFFILIATED OR ASSIGNED TO THE ABOVE UNITS PER NORMAL UNIT AFFILIATION/ASSIGNMENT PROCESSES.
5.  DECISIONS REGARDING AFFILIATION/ASSIGNMENT OF FEMALE MARINES TO SUBORDINATE COMMANDS OF THE UNITS IDENTIFIED ABOVE, INFANTRY UNITS, LAR UNITS, RECONNAISSANCE UNITS, AND AIR NAVAL GUNFIRE PLATOONS ARE PENDING.
6.  ALL OTHER PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICIES REMAIN IN EFFECT.
7.  THESE CHANGES WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO THE FORTHCOMING REVISION OF REFERENCE A.
8.  THE MARINE CORPS CONTINUES TO CONDUCT A DELIBERATE, MEASURED, AND RESPONSIBLE APPROACH TO REMOVING UNNECESSARY RESTRICTIONS FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF FEMALE MARINES.
9.  THIS MESSAGE IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO THE RESERVE COMPONENT.
10.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY LIEUTENANT GENERAL R.E. MILSTEAD JR. DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS.//