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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/39TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RELIGIOUS PROGRAM SPECIALIST RATING//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. On 15 January 2018, the Religious Program Specialist Rating will celebrate its 39th Anniversary. On behalf of all Marines, I extend deepest gratitude to all Religious Program Specialists for your unwavering support of Marines, Sailors and families for the past 39 years.
2. Since 1979, RPs have served with Chaplains and fought alongsideMarines through all major conflicts. You continually play a vital role in supporting our Navy and Marine Corps Team in combat and in garrison. We appreciate your strong commitment to excellence and your dedicated service.
3. The world remains an uncertain and volatile place. Marines are grateful for the RPs who stand combat ready – physically, mentally and spiritually – to support our Marines in any clime and place, just as you have these past 39 years.
4. Happy Anniversary and Semper Fidelis. Robert B. Neller, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//