FY15 COMMANDANT'S CAREER-LEVEL EDUCATION BOARD

Date Signed: 7/22/2014
MARADMINS Active Number: 357/14

UNCLASSIFIED/
R 220910Z JUL 14
MARADMIN 357/14
MSGID/GENADMIN,MOZART/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FY15 COMMANDANT'S CAREER-LEVEL EDUCATION BOARD//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/CNO/YMD:20080820//
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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1520.24C, OFFICER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, REF B IS MCO 1500.41A W/CH1, SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS FOR MEMBERS OF THE MARINE CORPS, REF C IS DOD INSTRUCTION 1322.06, FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, TRAINING WITH INDUSTRY (TWI), AND GRANTS FOR DOD PERSONNEL, REF D IS MCO 1520.11F, THE INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS PROGRAM (IAP), REF E IS MCO 7220.52E, FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY PAY (FLPP) PROGRAM, REF F IS MCO 1520.9G W/CH1 SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM (SEP), REF G IS MCO 1560.19E W/CH1 ADVANCED DEGREE PROGRAM (ADP), REF H IS MCO P5800.16A W/CH1-7; CHAPTER 19, MARINE CORPS MANUAL FOR LEGAL ADMINISTRATION (LEGADMINMAN), REF I IS MCO P1300.8R W/CH1-8, MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY, REF J IS MARADMIN 03/09, TRANSMISSION AND FILING OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS TO THE OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE (OMPF), REF K IS MCO 1553.4B PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION (PME), REF L IS MCO P1900.16F CH 2, MARINE CORPS SEPARATION AND RETIREMENT MANUAL (MARCORSEPMAN).//
POC/HARRY REIFSCHNEIDER/CAPT/MMOA-3/USMC/DSN 278-9285/TEL (703)784-9285/EMAIL: HARRY.REIFSCHNEIDER(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THE PURPOSE OF THIS MARADMIN IS TO ANNOUNCE THE COMMANDANT'S CAREER-LEVEL EDUCATION BOARD (CCLEB). THE CCLEB IS A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH IN A NON-STATUTORY COMPETITIVE BOARD PROCESS TO SELECT THE BEST AND FULLY QUALIFIED OFFICERS FOR CAREER-LEVEL PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION (PME), GRADUATE-LEVEL EDUCATION, AND SELECT SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENTS. THE CCLEB WILL CONVENE ON OR ABOUT 1 SEPTEMBER 2014 AND WILL SELECT OFFICERS FOR:
  A. RESIDENT CAREER LEVEL SCHOOL (CLS)
  B. OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM NOMINATION BOARD. LIMITED TO THOSE OFFICERS WITH NO MORE THAN ELEVEN YEARS OF TOTAL FEDERAL SERVICE AS OF 1 APRIL 2015.
  C. CONGRESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
  D. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS PROGRAM (IAP)
  E. SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM (SEP) LAW AND ADVANCED DEGREE (ADP) LAW - RESTRICTED TO 4402 PMOS
  F. THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S LEGAL CENTER AND SCHOOL (TJAGLCS) (ARMY) - RESTRICTED TO 4402 PMOS
  G. SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM (SEP) AND ADVANCED DEGREE PROGRAM (ADP) INCLUDING:
     (1) NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL (NPS)
     (2) AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (AFIT)
     (3) UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND (LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT)
     (4) SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY (PUBLIC AFFAIRS RESTRICTED TO 4302 PMOS)
     (5) CIVILIAN INSTITUTIONS (ADP, EDUCATION OR HISTORY)
  H. JUNIOR OFFICER STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM (JOSIP) AND JUNIOR OFFICER CRYPTOLOGIC CAREER PROGRAM (JOCCP); RESTRICTED TO 02XX OFFICERS
  I. LEADERSHIP EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT (LEAD) PROGRAM
  J. CONTINGENCY CONTRACTING OFFICER (CCO); RESTRICTED TO 3002 OFFICERS
2. GENERAL ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES.
  A. ALL FIRST LIEUTENANTS AND CAPTAINS WITH SLATE ESTIMATED DATE OF DEPARTURE NO LATER THAN 31 OCTOBER 2015 WILL BE SCREENED FOR ALL PROGRAMS. SPECIFIC QUESTIONS REGARDING TOUR LENGTHS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE APPROPRIATE PMOS MONITOR.
  B. TIME ON STATION (TOS) REQUIREMENTS. AS LISTED IN REF I, OFFICERS WHO COMPLETE THEIR PRESCRIBED TOUR LENGTHS DURING FY15 WILL BE ELIGIBLE.
  C. OFFICERS WHO ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN OR HAVE COMPLETED THE BLENDED SEMINAR PME PROGRAM ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.
  D. OFFICERS NOT YET CONSIDERED FOR CAREER DESIGNATION CAN BE CONDITIONALLY SELECTED FOR A PROGRAM PENDING SELECTION FOR CAREER DESIGNATION.
  E. A LIST OF ALL ELIGIBLE OFFICERS AND APPROVED FY14 DEFERRALS WILL BE POSTED AT THE FY15 CCLEB INFORMATION WEBSITE BEGINNING 1 AUGUST 2014. THE WEBSITE IS LOCATED AT: WWW.MANPOWER.USMC.MIL/2015BOARDS
3. THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
  A. OFFICERS IN THE ABOVE ZONE FOR PROMOTION.
  B. OFFICERS IN ZONE FOR MAJOR WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE FY15 COMMANDANT'S PROFESSIONAL INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL EDUCATION BOARD (CPIB).
  C. OFFICERS WHO HAVE COMPLETED OR ARE ENROLLED IN THE EWS BLENDED SEMINAR PROGRAM.
  D. OFFICERS WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED OR ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN FULLY OR PARTIALLY FUNDED EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN GRADE.
  E. OFFICERS WHO ARE SCHEDULED TO FILL A UTILIZATION TOUR FOR A PREVIOUSLY ATTENDED PROGRAM.
  F. RESTRICTED OFFICERS.
4. PROGRAMS/INFORMATION.
  A. PROGRAM SPECIFIC INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE FY15 CCLEB BOARD INFORMATION WEBSITE AT WWW.MANPOWER.USMC.MIL/2015BOARDS.
  B. ELIGIBLE OFFICERS INTERESTED IN A SPECIFIC PROGRAM ARE ENCOURAGED TO TAKE PREREQUISITE EXAMS AND APPLY TO CIVILIAN SCHOOLS. OFFICERS WILL NOT APPLY TO NPS UNTIL DIRECTED TO BY THE RESULTS MARADMIN. IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM AND THE CONGRESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRE PRIOR TO THE BOARD BECAUSE OF ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS NEEDED FOR THEIR APPLICATION PROCESS. SOME OF THE SPECIFIC PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS THAT REQUIRE LONGER LEAD TIMES INCLUDE:
    (1) THE GRADUATE RECORD EXAM (GRE) FOR THE AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM, AND LEAD PROGRAM.
    (2) THE DEFENSE LANGUAGE APTITUDE BATTERY (DLAB) FOR THE OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS OFFICER PROGRAM.
    (3) CIVILIAN UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCE FOR THE ADVANCED DEGREE PROGRAM.
    (4) THE LEAD PROGRAM IS NOW CONTRACTED TO ATTEND GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY. SPECIFC CHANGES FROM LAST YEAR INCLUDE A GRE REQUIREMENT AND A REPORT DATE TO USNA NLT 1 MAY. ENSURE THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO FULFILL THESE REQUIREMENTS BEFORE OPTING IN FOR THIS PROGRAM. PLEASE CONTACT THE LEAD POC IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS.
  C. SUBMIT GRE TEST SCORES AND ACCEPTANCE INFORMATION VIA THE ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE.
  D. PROGRAM POINTS OF CONTACT: REFER TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL PMOS MONITOR OR:
    (1) CAREER LEVEL SCHOOL (CLS)
      CAPT CHRISTOPHER TIERNEY (MMOA-1 CENTER DESK)
      DSN 278-9272, COMM (703)784-9272
      EMAIL: CHRISTOPHER.TIERNEY(AT)USMC.MIL
    (2) OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM NOMINATION BOARD
      MR. MICHAEL COOPER (MARINE CORPS UNIVERSITY)
      DSN 378-0696, COMM (703)432-0696
      EMAIL: MICHAEL.G.COOPER2(AT)USMC.MIL
    (3) CONGRESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
      MAJ BRIAN A. SHOTTENKIRK (OLA)
      DSN 222-3382 COMM (703)692-0232
      EMAIL: BRIAN.SHOTTENKIRK(AT)USMC.MIL
    (4) INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS PROGRAM (IAP)
      LTCOL ALEXANDRA NIELSEN (PLU-8)
      DSN 222-4365, COMM (703)692-4365
      E-MAIL: ALEXANDRA.NIELSEN1(AT)USMC.MIL.
    (5) SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM (SEP) LAW AND ADVANCED
      DEGREE (ADP) LAW
      CAPT GRANT MCDOWELL
      DSN 224-1318, COMM (703)693-8405
      EMAIL: GRANT.MCDOWELL(AT)USMC.MIL
    (6) JUNIOR OFFICER STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM (JOSIP)
      AND JUNIOR OFFICER CRYPTOLOGIC CAREER PROGRAM (JOCCP)
      CAPT PATRICK SULLIVAN (MMOA-1 INTEL CO GRD MONITOR)
      DSN 278-9272, COMM (703)784-9272
      EMAIL: PATRICK.SULLIVAN(AT)USMC.MIL
    (7) LEADERSHIP EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT (LEAD) PROGRAM
      MAJOR BRETT BOHNE (USMC LEAD PROGRAM LIAISON)
      DSN: 281-6022, COMM: (410)293-6022
      EMAIL: BOHNE(AT)USNA.EDU
    (8) SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM (SEP) AND ADVANCED DEGREE PROGRAM (ADP)
      CAPT HARRY REIFSCHNEIDER (MMOA-3 GRADUATE EDUCATION MANAGER)
      DSN 278-9285, COMM (703)784-9285
      EMAIL: HARRY.REIFSCHNEIDER(AT)USMC.MIL
5. BOARD CORRESPONDENCE.
  A. ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO THE BOARD MUST ORIGINATE FROM, OR BE ENDORSED BY THE ELIGIBLE OFFICER. THE BOARD WILL SELECT THE BEST AND MOST FULLY QUALIFIED OFFICERS. ANY CORRESPONDENCE TO THE SELECTION BOARD (LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION, CLARIFYING STATEMENTS OF SERVICE, ETC) MUST BE UPLOADED VIA THE QUESTIONNAIRE NO LATER THAN 31 AUGUST 2014. IF OFFICERS DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO PROVIDE TO THE SELECTION BOARD, NO ACTION IS REQUIRED WITH THE QUESTIONNAIRE.
  B. A SLATING PANEL CONVENING DECEMBER 2014 WILL DETERMINE WHICH SPECIFIC PROGRAMS THE SELECTED OFFICERS WILL ATTEND. OFFICERS MUST COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRE WITH THEIR DESIRED PROGRAM PREFERENCES AND UPLOAD VIA THE SAME QUESTIONNAIRE, ANY CORRESPONDENCE TO THE SLATING PANEL THAT WILL ASSIST IN THE ASSIGNMENT PROCESS (PROGRAM PREFERENCES, TRANSCRIPTS, ACCEPTANCE LETTERS, DLAB SCORE, ETC) NO LATER THAN 30 NOVEMBER 2014.
  C. FY14 DEFERRALS WILL BE SLATED WITH FY15 CCLEB SELECTS. DEFERRALS MUST COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRE IN ORDER FOR THEIR PREFERENCES TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE SLATING PANEL. PREVIOUSLY SLATED DEFERRALS WILL RECEIVE FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION TO THE PROGRAM TO WHICH THEY WERE SLATED, BUT NOT GUARANTEED AS CAREER TIMING CONSIDERATIONS CAN CHANGE.
6. QUESTIONNAIRES AND APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ALL PROGRAMS. THE QUESTIONNAIRE CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.MANPOWER.USMC.MIL/EDUCATION. THE QUESTIONNAIRE WILL BE AVAILABLE UNTIL 30 NOVEMBER 2014 TO ASSIST WITH THE SLATING PROCESS. APPLICANTS WILL BE ABLE TO SUBMIT PROGRAM PREFERENCES AS WELL AS UPLOAD ACCEPTANCE LETTERS, TRANSCRIPTS, OR ANY SOURCE DOCUMENT TO THE QUESTIONNAIRE. ALL ELIGIBLE OFFICERS ARE DIRECTED TO THE MANPOWER WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH PROGRAM. NOTE: YOU MUST BE LOGGED ON WITH YOUR CAC TO ACCESS THIS PAGE.
7. AN OFFICIAL PHOTO TAKEN WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF THE BOARD'S CONVENING DATE IS REQUIRED TO BE ELECTRONICALLY FILED IN THE OMPF. SEE REF (J) FOR THE SPECIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THE SUBMISSION OF DIGITAL PHOTOS.
8. EACH ELIGIBLE OFFICER'S CAREER PROGRESSION WILL BE CAREFULLY CONSIDERED IN THE SLATING PROCESS WITH REGARD TO CAREER TIMING AND POTENTIAL FOR FUTURE SERVICE.
9. OFFICERS ASSIGNED TO CCLEB SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS WILL RECEIVE PCS OR PCA ORDERS. DECLINATION OF THOSE ORDERS WILL BE HANDLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH REFERENCES (I) AND (L). OFFICERS WHO ARE SCREENED AND SLATED BUT DO NOT ACCEPT THE SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT WILL BE REQUIRED TO RESIGN IN LIEU OF ORDERS OR SUBMIT A WRITTEN REQUEST FOR DEFERRAL THROUGH THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND WITH GENERAL OFFICER ENDORSEMENT. IF A PRIMARY SELECT IS APPROVED TO BE REMOVED FROM THE SLATE FOR ANY REASON, CMC (MMOA) WILL FLEET UP AN ALTERNATE.
10. THIS MARADMIN IS NOT APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE.
11. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY BGEN M. J. MONAHAN, DIRECTOR, MANPOWER MANAGEMENT DIVISION.//