FY15 COMMANDANT'S PROFESSIONAL INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL EDUCATION BOARD

Date Signed: 7/22/2014
MARADMINS Active Number: 358/14

UNCLASSIFIED/
R 221026Z JUL 14
MARADMIN 358/14
MSGID/GENADMIN,MOZART/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FY15 COMMANDANT'S PROFESSIONAL INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL EDUCATION BOARD//
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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 PROFESSIONAL INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL EDUCATION BOARD (CPIB). THE CPIB IS A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH IN A NON-STATUTORY COMPETITIVE BOARD PROCESS TO SELECT THE BEST AND MOST FULLY QUALIFIED OFFICERS FOR INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION (PME), GRADUATE-LEVEL EDUCATION, AND SELECT SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENTS. THE CPIB WILL CONVENE ON OR ABOUT 1 OCTOBER 2014 AND WILL SELECT OFFICERS FOR:
  A. INTERMEDIATE LEVEL SCHOOL (ILS) TO INCLUDE FOREIGN PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION
  B. CONGRESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, COMMANDANTS NATIONAL FELLOWS, AND OTHER FELLOWSHIPS
  C. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS PROGRAM (IAP)
  D. SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM (SEP) LAW AND ADVANCED DEGREE (ADP) LAW - RESTRICTED TO 4402 PMOS
  E. THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S LEGAL CENTER AND SCHOOL (TJAGLCS) (ARMY) - RESTRICTED TO 4402 PMOS
  F. SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM (SEP) AND ADVANCED DEGREE PROGRAM (ADP) INCLUDING:
   (1) NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL (NPS)
   (2) AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (AFIT)
   (3) SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY (PUBLIC AFFAIRS - RESTRICTED TO 4302 PMOS)
   (4) CIVILIAN INSTITUTIONS (ADP, EDUCATION OR HISTORY)
  G. OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM. LIMITED TO THOSE OFFICERS WITH NO MORE THAN ELEVEN YEARS OF TOTAL FEDERAL SERVICE AS OF 1 APRIL 2015.
 2. GENERAL ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES.
  A. ALL MAJORS, MAJOR SELECTS, AND THOSE IN ZONE FOR THE FY16 MAJOR'S PROMOTION BOARD 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. LTCOLS/LTCOL SELECTS/MAJS IN ZONE FOR THE FY16 LTCOL BOARD ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE CONGRESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM ONLY AND NEED TO CONTACT MMOA-3 WITH THEIR INTENT VIA EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE AT SMBMANPOWEROFFICERPR(AT)USMC.MIL.
  C. TIME ON STATION (TOS) REQUIREMENTS. AS LISTED IN REF I, OFFICERS WHO COMPLETE THEIR PRESCRIBED TOUR LENGTHS DURING FY15 WILL BE ELIGIBLE.
  D. OFFICERS WHO ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN OR HAVE COMPLETED THE BLENDED SEMINAR PME PROGRAM ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.
  E. A LIST OF ALL ELIGIBLE OFFICERS AND APPROVED FY14 DEFERRALS WILL BE POSTED AT THE FY15 CPIB 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 TO MAJOR.
  B. MAJORS WHO ARE IN ZONE FOR THE FY16 LTCOL PROMOTION BOARD ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ANY PROGRAMS EXCEPT FOR CFP (SEE PARA. 2.B).
  C. OFFICERS WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED OR ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN FULLY OR PARTIALLY FUNDED EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN GRADE.
  D. OFFICERS WHO ARE SCHEDULED TO FILL A UTILIZATION TOUR FOR A PREVIOUSLY ATTENDED PROGRAM.
  E. RESTRICTED OFFICERS.
4. PROGRAMS-INFORMATION.
  A. PROGRAM SPECIFIC INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE FY15 CPIB INFORMATION WEBSITE AT WWW.MANPOWER.USMC.MIL/2015BOARDS.
  B. ELIGIBLE OFFICERS INTERESTED IN A SPECIFIC PROGRAM ARE ENCOURAGED TO INITIATE SCHOOL APPLICATIONS AND TAKE PREREQUISITE EXAMS. 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 AND OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM.
    (2) THE DEFENSE LANGUAGE APTITUDE BATTERY (DLAB) FOR THE OLMSTED SCHOLAR PROGRAM, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS OFFICER PROGRAM, AND FOREIGN PME.
    (3) CIVILIAN UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCE FOR THE ADVANCED DEGREE PROGRAM.
  C. SUBMIT TEST SCORES AND ACCEPTANCE INFORMATION VIA THE ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE.
  D. PROGRAM POINTS OF CONTACT: REFER TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL PMOS MONITOR OR:
    (1) INTERMEDIATE LEVEL SCHOOL (ILS)
       MAJ ERICK CLARK (MMOA-1 GRD MAJ MONITOR)
       DSN 278-9277, COMM (703)784-9277
       EMAIL: ERICK.CLARK(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) 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 CPIB SELECTS. DEFERRALS MUST COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRE IN ORDER FOR THEIR PREFERENCES TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE SLATING PANEL. PREVIOULSY SLATED DEFERRALS WILL RECEIVE FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION TO THE PROGRAM TO WHICH THEY WERE SELECTED, 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 CPIB 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 CPIB ASSIGNMENT WILL BE REQUIRED TO RESIGN IN LIEU OF ORDERS OR SUBMIT A WRITTEN REQUEST FOR DEFERRAL THROUGH THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND WITH A 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.//