FISCAL YEAR 2015 (FY15) COMMAND SCREENING BOARDS

Date Signed: 6/04/2014
MARADMINS Active Number: 270/14

R 041710Z JUN 14
UNCLASSIFIED//
MARADMIN 270/14
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2015 (FY15) COMMAND SCREENING BOARDS//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC/YMD:20040623//
REF/B/MSGID:MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC/060930ZJAN09//
REF/C/MSGID:MSG/CMC/YMD:20070901//
POC/J.R. BERARD/MAJ/CMC WASHINGTON DC MMOA-3/-/TEL: (703)784-9284//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 1300.64A W CH1, COMMAND SCREENING PROGRAM. REF B IS MARADMIN 003/09, TRANSMISSION AND FILING OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS TO THE OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE (OMPF). REF C IS MARADMIN 550/07, UNIFORM FOR OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHS//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. IAW REF A, THE FY15 COMMAND SCREENING BOARDS WILL CONVENE ON 8 JUL 14 FOR LIEUTENANT COLONELS AND 9 JUL 14 FOR COLONELS. THESE BOARDS WILL SELECT OFFICERS FOR DESIGNATED COMMAND BILLETS THAT ARE PROJECTED TO BE AVAILABLE DURING THE PERIOD
1 JUN 15 TO 31 MAY 16.
2. PURPOSE. THE PURPOSE OF THE COMMAND SCREENING PROGRAM (CSP) IS TO PROVIDE OUR MARINES WITH THE BEST AND MOST FULLY QUALIFIED COMMANDERS IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN A COMPETENT AND WELL-BALANCEDFIGHTING FORCE.
3. PROCESS. THE BOARDS WILL SELECT FROM A LIST OF ELIGIBLE COLONELS AND LIEUTENANT COLONELS WHO ARE BEST AND MOST FULLY QUALIFIED FOR COMMAND. THE BOARD WILL SELECT AS PRIMARIES A NUMBER OF OFFICERS EQUAL TO THE NUMBER OF COMMANDS AVAILABLE. ADDITIONALLY, THE BOARD WILL SELECT A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF OFFICERS AS ALTERNATES TO MEET COMMAND REQUIREMENTS WHEN OFFICERS DECLINE OR OTHERWISE CANNOT TAKE COMMAND. THE BOARDS WILL DEVELOP PROPOSED COMMAND SLATES FOR THE PRIMARY SELECTEES AND FORWARD THEM WITH THE ALTERNATE LIST TO CMC FOR APPROVAL. ONCE THE LIST IS APPROVED, THE BOARD RESULTS CONTAINING THE PRIMARY SELECTEES WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA MARADMIN.
4. BOARD MAKE-UP. THE COMMAND SCREENING BOARDS WILL CONSIST OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GCE, ACE, LCE, AND SUPPORTING ESTABLISHMENT TO ENSURE A BROAD PERSPECTIVE AMONG BOARD MEMBERS.
5. ELIGIBILITY
A. ELIGIBLE CRITERIA
(1) ALL UNRESTRICTED COLONEL OR COLONEL SELECTS AND LIEUTENANT COLONEL OR LIEUTENANT COLONEL SELECTS EXCEPT FOR OFFICERS IN UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCES, AS OUTLINED IN PARAGRAPH 5.B.
(2) OFFICERS IN THE FIRST YEAR OF AN ASSIGNMENT, INCLUDING THOSE SERVING OCONUS ON A 36-MONTH ACCOMPANIED TOUR.
(3) NON-PMOS 8059/8061 OFFICERS CURRENTLY IN DESIGNATED CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITIONS (CAP).
(4) OFFICERS IN THE SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM (SEP) WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO SLATE TO COMMANDS AVAILABLE AFTER THEIR GRADUATION FROM SEP.
B. INELIGIBLE CRITERIA:
(1) OFFICERS WITH ESTABLISHED SEPARATION AND RETIREMENT DATES.
(2) OFFICERS WITH A MANDATORY RETIREMENT DATE PRIOR TO 1 JUN 17.
(3) LTCOLS IN OR ABOVE THE PRIMARY ZONE FOR THE FY16 COL SELECTION BOARD.
(4) OFFICERS WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY HELD COMMAND IN ONE OF THE DESIGNATED COLONEL OR LIEUTENANT COLONEL COMMAND SCREENED BILLETS FOR A PERIOD OF AT LEAST 12 MONTHS, ARE CURRENTLY IN COMMAND, OR ARE SLATED AND AWAITING COMMAND AS A RESULT OF A PREVIOUS COMMAND SCREENING BOARD. (THIS DOES NOT PRECLUDE COLONEL SELECTS CURRENTLY IN A LIEUTENANT COLONEL COMMAND FROM ELIGIBILITY FOR A COLONEL COMMAND).
(5) OFFICERS SERVING IN A JOINT DUTY ASSIGNMENT WHO HAVE NOT COMPLETED 12 MONTHS OF A JOINT ASSIGNMENT BY 31 JULY, 2014.
(6) OFFICERS WITH THE ACQUISITION PRIMARY MOS (8059/8061).
(7) PRIOR TO THE BOARD CONVENING, OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE OFFICERS WHO WISH NOT TO BE SCREENED FOR COMMAND ARE REQUIRED TO INDICATE SUCH ON THE ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE AND SEND AN EMAIL TO THEIR MONITOR REQUESTING TO BE REMOVED FROM CONSIDERATION. ONCE THE BOARD IS IN SESSION, OFFICERS THAT DESIRE NOT TO BE SCREENED MUST REQUEST IN WRITING TO THE BOARD PRESIDENT NOT TO BE CONSIDERED FOR COMMAND AND INDICATE THE REASON IN THEIR LETTER. OFFICERS WILL BE REMOVED FROM COMMAND CONSIDERATION WITHOUT PREJUDICE. THIS CORRESPONDENCE WILL NOT BE PLACED IN AN OFFICER'S OMPF.
6. ALTERNATES. OFFICERS SCREENED AS ALTERNATES BUT NOT SLATED TO A COMMAND ARE PRIORITIZED BY THE BOARD. COMMAND VACANCIES WILL BE FILLED BY FLEETING UP OFFICERS FROM THIS PRIORITIZED LIST. COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS HAS FINAL APPROVAL FOR ALTERNATES FLEETED UP FOR COMMAND FROM THE ALTERNATE LIST. THE LIST WILL REMAIN VALID UNTIL THE CONVENING OF THE NEXT COMMAND SCREENING BOARD. THE ALTERNATE LIST WILL BE POSTED ON THE MMOA WEBSITE BY LAST NAME AND MCC FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF THE BOARD RESULTS.
7. DECLINATIONS
A. OFFICERS WHO ARE SLATED AND DO NOT DESIRE TO ACCEPT COMMAND ARE REQUIRED TO DECLINE IN WRITING THROUGH THEIR APPROPRIATE CHAIN OF COMMAND WITH GENERAL OFFICER ENDORSEMENT TO CMC VIA MMOA-3. IT IS IN THE OFFICERS BEST INTEREST TO INCLUDE EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES IN THESE LETTERS OF DECLINATION. OFFICERS DECLINING COMMAND WILL HAVE A LETTER PLACED IN THEIR OMPF DOCUMENTING THE COMMAND DECLINATION. OFFICERS WHO DECLINE COMMAND SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR OTHER COMMANDS DURING THE SLATING YEAR BUT WILL REMAIN ELIGIBLE FOR FUTURE BOARDS.
B. ALTERNATES FLEETED UP TO FILL VACATED COMMANDS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO FORMALLY DECLINE IF THEY CHOOSE NOT TO ACCEPT AN OFFER TO COMMAND. LETTERS OF DECLINATION WILL BE PLACED IN THE OFFICER'S OMPF. ANY SUBSEQUENT DECLINATIONS THROUGHOUT THE SLATING YEAR WILL ALSO BE FILLED THROUGH THE FLEET-UP PROCESS.
8. BOARD COMMUNICATION
A. THE COMMANDANT HAS DIRECTED THAT ALL ELIGIBLE OFFICERS WILL COMMUNICATE WITH THE BOARD. TO FACILITATE THIS, MMOA HAS RELEASED AN ONLINE COMMAND SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE AS DISCUSSED IN PARAGRAPH
8.B. THE ONLINE COMMAND SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE IS THE PRIMARY MECHANISM FOR OFFICERS TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE BOARD. SUCH COMMUNICATION MAY CALL ATTENTION TO ANY MATTER THE OFFICER CONSIDERS IMPORTANT, INCLUDING PREFERENCES FOR COMMAND AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION, AS WELL AS FAMILY OR PERSONAL SITUATIONS THAT THE BOARD SHOULD CONSIDER IN MAKING A RECOMMENDATION FOR ASSIGNMENT TO A COMMAND. OFFICERS ELECTING TO OPT-OUT OF THE CSB PROCESS SHALL COMPLETE THE APPLICABLE PORTIONS OF THE ON-LINE QUESTIONNAIRE AND NOTIFY THEIR PMOS MONITOR VIA EMAIL. THE INTENT IS FOR THE BOARD MEMBERS TO BE FULLY AWARE OF ANY SITUATION CRITICAL TO AN OFFICER'S AVAILABILITY FOR FUTURE COMMAND ASSIGNMENT.
B. COMMAND SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE. THE COMMAND SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE IS ACCESSED THROUGH THE MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS HOMEPAGE HTTPS:
WWW.MANPOWER.USMC.MIL. FROM THE HOMEPAGE SELECT THE LINK "BOARDS," "SURVEYS," "QUESTIONNAIRES" WHICH IS LOCATED UNDER THE "ONLINE WEB APPS" COLUMN. CAC CARD CERTIFICATION IS NOT REQUIRED TO ACCESS THE SITE. ADDITIONALLY, OFFICERS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT ALL ADDITIONAL MATERIALS ELECTRONICALLY THROUGH THE QUESTIONNAIRE. INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO UPLOAD MATERIAL ARE GIVEN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE.
C. IF UNABLE TO UPLOAD ADDITIONAL MATERIALS THROUGH THE QUESTIONNAIRE, ALL CORRESPONDENCE MUST ORIGINATE FROM, OR BE ENDORSED BY, THE ELIGIBLE OFFICER. ALL CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESSED TO THE BOARD INCLUDING ENCLOSURES IS DESTROYED UPON COMPLETION OF THE BOARD. CORRESPONDENCE TO THE BOARD PRESIDENT SHOULD BE FORWARDED PRIOR TO THE CONVENING OF THE BOARD TO: HEADQUARTERS US MARINE CORPS MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS (MMOA-3) ATTN: COL (OR LTCOL) COMMAND SCREENING BOARD 3280 RUSSELL RD QUANTICO, VA 22134-5103 EMAIL ADDRESS: SMBMANPOWEROFFICERPR(AT)USMC.MIL
D. PHOTOGRAPHS. A CURRENT OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH IS REQUIRED BY THE COMMAND SCREENING BOARD. THE PHOTOGRAPH MUST BE DATED WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF THE CONVENING OF THE BOARD. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS ARE PREFERRED AND ARE TO BE ELECTRONICALLY FILED IN THE OMPF PER REFS B AND C. OFFICERS WHO SUBMIT DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS TO THE OMPF MAY CONFIRM RECEIPT OF THE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPH BY CONTACTING CMC (MMRP-20) OR BY CHECKING THE MMRP HOMEPAGE. IF ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS IS NOT POSSIBLE, OFFICERS MUST SUBMIT A HARD COPY PHOTOGRAPH TO THE BOARD VIA MMOA-3. OFFICERS HAVE A PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THEIR PHOTOGRAPH IS SUBMITTED AND RECEIVED BY THE BOARD. DEPLOYED PHOTOS ARE ACCEPTABLE.
E. FITNESS REPORTS. COMPLETED FITNESS REPORTS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO MMRP-32 FOR INCLUSION INTO THE OMPF. INCOMPLETE FITNESS REPORTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED OR FORWARDED TO THE BOARD. THIS INCLUDES FITREPS MISSING SIGNATURES OR REVIEWING OFFICER CERTIFICATION. FITREPS SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO: HEADQUARTERS US MARINE CORPS MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS (MMRP-32) 2008 ELLIOT ROAD QUANTICO, VA 22134-5030
F. OMPF UPDATE MATERIAL. ANY UPDATED DOCUMENT(S) THAT AN OFFICER FEELS SHOULD BE PART OF THEIR OMPF, OTHER THAN FITREPS, SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO: HEADQUARTERS US MARINE CORPS MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS (MMRP-20) 2008 ELLIOT ROAD QUANTICO, VA 22134-5030 INDICATE ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE ENVELOPE AND BY USE OF A COVER LETTER THAT THE UPDATE MATERIAL IS TO BE ENTERED IN TIME FOR THE COMMAND SCREENING BOARD. ALL MATERIALS FOR INCLUSION IN THE OMPF SHOULD BE MARKED "FOR LTCOL COMMAND SCREENING BOARD" OR "FOR COL COMMAND SCREENING BOARD" AS APPROPRIATE. TIME CRITICAL ITEMS TO BE ENTERED INTO THE OMPF CAN BE FAXED TO MMRP-20 AT COMM (703) 784-5682 OR DSN: 278-5682.
G. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING THE ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE AND ANY HARD-COPY MATERIAL WILL BE 19 JUN 14. ANY CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED AFTER THE CONVENING OF THE BOARD WILL BE SUBMITTED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BOARD PRESIDENT.
9. COMMAND AVAILABILITY WILL BE POSTED ON THE COMMAND SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE AND ON THE MMOA-3 BOARD UPDATES AND INFO WEBSITE HTTPS:
WWW.MANPOWER.USMC.MIL(SLASH)2015BOARDS. THE COMMANDS AVAILABLE LIST WILL BE UPDATED PERIODICALLY IN THE EVENT CERTAIN COMMANDS ARE ADDED OR REMOVED FROM THE FY15 SCREENING LIST.
10. CMC (MMOA) POINTS OF CONTACT ARE: COL M. G. SCHRECKER, AVIATION COL MONITOR DSN 278-9300 COMM (703) 784-9300 EMAIL: MARK.SCHRECKER(AT)USMC.MIL COL(S) J. J. RUSSO, GROUND COL MONITOR DSN: 278-9300, COMM: (703) 784-9300 EMAIL: JEREMY.GOLIGHTLY(AT)USMC.MIL (COL ASSISTANT MONITOR) LTCOL F. FRIDRIKSSON, GROUND LTCOL MONITOR DSN: 278-9279 COMM (703) 784-9279 EMAIL: FRIDRIK.FRIDRIKSSON(AT)USMC.MIL LTCOL S. J. LIGHTFOOT, AVIATION LTCOL MONITOR DSN: 278-9267 COMM (703) 784-9267 EMAIL: STEPHEN.LIGHTFOOT(AT)USMC.MIL LTCOL B. G. HEATHERMAN, HEAD, MMOA-3 PLANS AND PROGRAMS DSN: 278-9284, COMM: (703) 784-9284 EMAIL: BRENDAN.G.HEATHERMAN(AT)USMC.MIL MAJ J. R. BERARD, PLANS OFFICER, MMOA-3, PLANS AND PROGRAMS DSN: 278-9284, COMM: (703) 784-9284 EMAIL: JAMES.R.BERARD(AT)USMC.MIL
11. THIS MARADMIN DOES NOT PERTAIN TO THE TOTAL FORCE.
12. THIS BULLETIN CANCELS 31 MAY 15.
13. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY BGEN M.J. MONAHAN, DIRECTOR, MANPOWER MANAGEMENT DIVISION.//