In response to COVID-19 and future manpower changes, Manpower and Reserve Affairs is now offering 12 and 24 month service extensions as part of a short term retention plan that allows first-term Marines the opportunity to extend their service in order to fulfill the manpower needs of the Marine Corps. These cross fiscal year extensions provide Marines with flexibility amid the pandemic as well as support for the Corps' future manpower requirements. (U.S. Marine Corps audio by Lance Cpl. Soline Skrzypczak)
I'M LANCE CORPORAL SOLINE SKRZYPCZAK WITH YOUR MARINE MINUTE
AS COVID-19 MITIGATION EFFORTS CONTINUE, THE MARINE CORPS IS WORKING WITH MARINES WHOSE CAREER PLANS ARE BEING IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC.
THE CORPS WAS ALREADY OFFERING SERVICE EXTENSIONS TO THOSE SEPARATING OR RETIRING THIS FISCAL YEAR, WHICH RUNS THROUGH 30 SEPTEMBER 2020, SHOULD THEY NEED ADDITIONAL TIME TO COMPLETE TRANSITION REQUIREMENTS.
THESE SEVERAL MONTH EXTENSIONS CONTINUE TO BE AVAILABLE FOR MARINES FACING CONFLICTS DUE TO COVID-19, HOWEVER, NOW 12-AND 24-MONTH EXTENSIONS ARE ALSO BEING OFFERED TO ELIGIBLE FIRST-TERM MARINES.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
MARINES WHO ACCEPT A 12-MONTH EXTENSION WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR PROMOTION OR P-C-S ORDERS, BUT WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR REENLISTMENT IN F-Y-21.
AND MARINES WHO ACCEPT A 24-MONTH EXTENSION WILL REMAIN ELIGIBLE FOR PROMOTION, P-C-S ORDERS, AND POSSIBLY A PRORATED RETENTION BONUS, DEPENDING ON M-O-S.
REMEMBER SPACES ARE LIMITED, SO SUBMIT YOUR PACKAGES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
AND FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT YOUR CAREER PLANNER OR CHECK-OUT MARADMIN 249/20 ON MARINES.MIL.
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