JULY 2014 SNCO MERITORIOUS PROMOTION ALLOCATIONS FOR SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENTS (SDA)

Date Signed: 4/30/2014
MARADMINS Active Number: 225/14

R 301644Z APR 14
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 225/14
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/JULY 2014 SNCO MERITORIOUS PROMOTION ALLOCATIONS FOR SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENTS (SDA)//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/CMC MMPR-2/YMD:20120614//
REF/B/MSGID:LTR/CMC MPP-20/YMD:20140424//
NARR/REF A, MCO P1400.32D W/CH 2, MARINE CORPS PROMOTION MANUAL, VOLUME II, ENLISTED PROMOTIONS (SHORT TITLE: ENLPROMMAN). REF B, AUTHORIZATION FOR THE JULY 2014 SEMIANNUAL SDA MERITORIOUS ALLOCATIONS FOR STAFF NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS. POC/M. L. PETERS/MAJ/CMC MMPR-2/-/TEL:DSN 278-9718/EMAIL:MICHELLE.PETERS(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/
1.  PURPOSE.  TO PROVIDE THE SECOND HALF FY 2014 MERITORIOUS PROMOTION ALLOCATIONS FOR SDA TO COMMANDING GENERALS AND COMMANDING OFFICERS.
2.  BACKGROUND.  RECENT ANALYSIS OF POLICY USED IN DETERMINING MERITORIOUS PROMOTION ALLOCATIONS FOR SDA IDENTIFIED INEQUITIES IN THE ALLOCATIONS BETWEEN COMMANDS. TO REACH AN EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF ALLOCATIONS, ONLY FOUR SDA COMMANDS WILL BE PROVIDED MERITORIOUS PROMOTION ALLOCATIONS IDENTIFIED IN PAR 4. THESE MERITORIOUS SNCO PROMOTION ALLOCATIONS ALLOW COMMANDERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO NOMINATE A SELECT NUMBER OF MARINES FOR MERITORIOUS PROMOTION TO THE GRADES OF GUNNERY SERGEANT AND STAFF SERGEANT. MERITORIOUS PROMOTIONS RECOGNIZE MARINES FOR THEIR SUPERIOR POTENTIAL FOR INCREASED RESPONSIBILITY BASED UPON THEIR EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCE, SACRIFICE, AND CONTRIBUTION TO THE SUCCESS OF THE MARINE CORPS.
3.  ACCORDINGLY, COMMANDERS WITH ALLOCATIONS LISTED IN PAR 4 WILL CONVENE SELECTION BOARDS WITHIN THEIR COMMANDS TO NOMINATE MARINES FOR MERITORIOUS PROMOTION BY THE CMC. THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SELECTION BOARDS FOR THE MERITORIOUS PROMOTION OF MARINES TO GUNNERY SERGEANT AND STAFF SERGEANT AMONG SDA WILL BE ENDORSED BY THE COMMANDER AND SUBMITTED VIA NAVAL MESSAGE TO CMC (MMPR-2).  THE MESSAGE MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 2 JUNE 2014.  UPON REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF THE NOMINATIONS BY THE CMC (MM), PROMOTION UNIT DIARY ENTRIES WILL BE ENTERED BY HQMC (MARINES ALREADY SELECTED FOR THE NEXT GRADE BY A REGULAR PROMOTION BOARD ARE STILL ELIGIBLE FOR MERITORIOUS PROMOTION TO THAT GRADE).  COMMANDERS WILL PREPARE CERTIFICATES OF APPOINTMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH REF A.  SDA COMMANDS WILL RECEIVE MERITORIOUS PROMOTION AUTHORITY FOR JULY PROMOTIONS VIA SEPARATE CORRESPONDENCE.
4.  ACTION.  THE JULY 2014 MERITORIOUS PROMOTION ALLOCATIONS AMONG SDA ARE:
CMD                                    SSGT/GYSGT ALLOCATIONS
MARINE CORPS RECRUITING COMMAND              38/8
TECOM (DI'S/COMBAT INSTRUCTORS)              24/5
MSG (EMBASSY SECURITY GUARDS)                10/1
MCSF (SECURITY FORCE GUARDS)                  5/1
5.  MERITORIOUS PROMOTIONS AMONG SDA WILL BE EFFECTIVE ON 2 JULY 2014.
6.  THIS MESSAGE IS NOT APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE.
7.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY BGEN M. J. MONAHAN, DIRECTOR, MANPOWER MANAGEMENT DIVISION.//