MARADMINS : 392/18
R 121424Z JUL 18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA/MM//
SUBJ/FY19 ENLISTED RETENTION GOALS//
REF/C/TFRS MSG/YMD 20180611//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 1040.31 SUBJECT ENLISTED RETENTION AND CAREER
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. REF B IS MARADMIN 326/18 SUBJECT FY19
ENLISTED RETENTION CAMPAIGN. REF C IS TFRS MESSAGE A65680 FY19
ENLISTED RETENTION GUIDELINES FOR FTAP AND STAP//
POC/D. G. BIRD/MGYSGT/CMC MMEA-1/-/TEL: (703) 432-9125
TEL: DSN 378- 9125/EMAIL: DONALD.G.BIRD@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. To assist Major Subordinate Commands (MSC) with establishing internal goals and assessing the progress of their enlisted retention campaign plans.
2.a. Commanders have expressed the desire for established retention targets to aid with active enlisted retention efforts. In order to facilitate commanders active approach to retention MMEA will work with Career Planners to establish submission targets providing commanders with the ability to gauge progress and weigh their efforts. MSCs and subordinate commanders should establish internal goals that correlate with an individual units population of Marines eligible for reenlistment by grade and Primary Military Occupational Specialty (PMOS).
2.b. Career Planners have been instructed (Ref C) to identify screen and interview 100 percent of available First Term Alignment Plan (FTAP) and Subsequent Term Alignment Plan (STAP) populations. The FY19 FTAP target of 5934 Marines requires the reenlistment of 24 percent of the first term Marines with an Expiration of Current Contract (ECC) from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019. The FY19 STAP target of 5859 Marines requires the reenlistment of 59 percent of careerists with an ECC from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019.
3. Concept of Operations.
3.a. Action. All commands are required to conduct interviews with 100 percent of their FY19 FTAP populations per reference (a). Commands should complete all required FTAP interviews NLT 1 October 2018.
3.b. Submission targets. The Marine Corps executes an enlisted retention process based on centralized decision making authority for retention. Therefore the best metric for measuring progress at the MSC or unit level during the first phase of the retention year is the submission rate. MSC and unit level commanders should utilize their Career Planners to track the number of submissions for reenlistment within their respective commands across all MOSs. The submission rate is calculated by dividing the number of Marines who have submitted a reenlistment package by the total population of Marines who are eligible for reenlistment.
3.b.1. FTAP submission goal. An aggregate FTAP submission rate of not less than 28 percent across each MOS should form the basis for each commands goal.
3.b.2. STAP submission goal. An aggregate STAP submission rate of not less than 65 percent across each MOS should form the basis for each commands goal. This year a higher percentage of STAP Marines must be retained to sustain force requirements than in the previous fiscal year 2018. Commanders should strive to attain a universal submission of 100 percent of their STAP population to ensure the Marine Corps retains the most qualified Marine.
3.c. Key FTAP MOSs are historic indicators of the overall progress of the retention effort and HQMC will monitor them closely. HQMC will track the progress of submission for the following key MOSs: 0311 0321 0331 0341 0351 0352 and 0811 0844 0861. HQMC will publish the submission results via TFRS to the force Career Planners.
3.d. Phase II assessment. During October an overall assessment of the FY19 Enlisted Retention Campaign will be conducted. Submission goals may be modified based on the overall effectiveness of the retention effort.
4. Per Ref A Manpower Management will assess progress of the retention effort at the conclusion of phase I and will promulgate a mission for each MOS identified as slow filling.
5. This MARADMIN is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
6. Release authorized by MajGen Craig C. Crenshaw Director Manpower Management Division.//