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SUBJ/FY19 COMMANDANTS PROFESSIONAL INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL EDUCATION BOARD//
REF/I/MSGID:MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC/141427Z OCT 16//
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PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION BLENDED SEMINAR PROGRAM FISCAL YEAR
18-19 SEAT QUOTA ASSIGNMENTS ANNOUNCEMENT.//
POC/SCOTT A. HUMR/MAJ/MMOA-3/USMC/DSN 278-9285/TEL (703)784-9285 EMAIL: SMBMANPOWEROFFICERPR@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. To announce the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Commandants Intermedate-Level Education Board (CPIB) convening on or about 10 September 2018. The deadline to complete board instructions (contained within this message) and submit letters to the board is 17 August 2018. Letters to the board are not required and are at the discretion of the officer being screened.
2. Programs. The board will convene for approximately four weeks to select officers for:
2.a. Intermediate-Level Schools (ILS) to include Foreign Professional Military Education.
2.b. Fellowships to include the Congressional Fellowship Program (CFP), the Commandants National Fellows, and the Commandants Fellows.
2.c. International Affairs Programs (IAP)
2.c.1. Foreign Area Officer Program (FAO) (Limited to officers with no more than 11 years of commissioned service)
2.c.2. Regional Affairs Officer Program (RAO) (Must a be major or major select with between nine and 15 years of commissioned service)
2.d. Special Education Programs (SEP) and Advanced Degree Programs (ADP) at:
2.d.1. Naval Postgraduate School (NPS).
2.d.2. Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT).
2.d.3. San Diego State University (SDSU)-Restricted to 4502 Primary Military Occupational Specialty (PMOS).
2.d.4. Civilian Institutions at the expense of the officer-Restricted to education and history curriculums.
2.d.5. Financial Management curriculum is currently limited to PMOS 3404.
2.d.6. Special Operations (Irregular Warfare) Planner is limited to PMOS 0370.
2.e. Special Education Program-Law and Advanced Degree Program-Law-Restricted to 4402 PMOS.
2.f. The Judge Advocate Generals Legal Center and School (TJAGLCS)-Restricted to 4402 PMOS.
2.g. Olmsted Scholar Program (OSP)-Limited to officers with no more than 11 years of total federal service as of 1 April 2019 and certain PMOSs, as determined by The Olmsted Foundation.
2.h. Congressional Fellowship Program with a voluntary graduate education opportunity consisting of a Masters of Arts in Political Policy.
2.i. The following AMOSs are associated with the corresponding graduate education disciplines and schools:
AMOS DISCIPLINE SCHOOL
3006 Contingency Contracting NPS
4505 Public Affairs Management SDSU
8802 Education Civilian
8803 Leadership Development (LEAD) GWU
8820 Aeronautical Engineering AFIT
8824 Electrical Engineering NPS
8825 Modeling and Simulation NPS
8826 Combat Systems Science and Technology NPS
8831 Environmental Engineering AFIT
8834 Information Warfare Systems NPS
8840 Manpower Management NPS
8844 Financial Management NPS
8846 Computer Science NPS
8848 Info Systems Management NPS
8850 Operations Analysis NPS
8852 Defense Systems Analysis NPS
8858 Joint C4I NPS
8862 Material Logistics Support Management NPS
8866 Space Systems Operations NPS
8870 Special Operations (Irregular Warfare) NPS
8878 History Civilian
3. General Eligibility Guidelines
3.a. All majors, major selects, and those in zone for the FY20 Majors Promotion Selection Board scheduled to move from their current command no later than 30 September 2019 will be screened on the FY19 CPIB. Specific questions regarding tour lengths and scheduled move dates should be directed to the appropriate PMOS monitor.
3.b. The following are not eligible for consideration:
3.b.1. Officers in the above-zone for promotion to major.
3.b.2. Majors who are in zone for the FY20 Lieutenant Colonel Promotion Selection Board.
3.b.3. Officers who have previously completed a CPIB Program or are currently enrolled in a program designated to them by a previous Commandants Education Board (CCLEB or CPIB).
3.b.4. Officers who have not fulfilled an obligated payback tour for a previously attended program.
3.b.5. Officers enrolled in or having completed the Command and Staff Blended Seminar Program (CSCBSP) for PME in-grade. Officers in this category who are interested in programs other than ILS must submit a request to be considered via Administrative Action Form (NAVMC 10274) to their PMOS monitor NLT 1 August 2018.
3.b.6. Restricted Officers.
4. Eligible Population. All officers due for permanent change of station/assignment orders (PCS/PCA) in FY19 are required to complete the specific instructions outlined in paragraph 5. The list of eligible officers who will be screened can be found on the CPIB/CCLEB Updates page (CAC required) on the main USMC Manpower website at: https:(slash)(slash)www.manpower.usmc.mil\webcenter\portal\OA3CEB\CPIB\CCLEB%20Updates.
4.a. Within the list, officers with sufficient career timing to participate in programs longer than one year, such as SEP, ADP, CFP, OSP, etc., will have a Note 1 beside their name.
5. Instructions for the Eligible Population.
5.a. Officers will ensure their official photograph in their OMPF is no older than 10 September 2017 prior to the convening date of the board.
5.b. Officers with a Note 1 beside their name are required to complete the questions on the FY19 Commandants Education Board Questionnaire and upload a copy of their undergraduate transcripts to the questionnaire. Do not request to have transcripts sent directly to MMOA-3 by mail or sent electronically. All transcripts must be copies uploaded as a transcript file within the FY19 Commandants Education Board Questionnaire. Transcripts uploaded to the questionnaire will not be sent to Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF) by MMOA-3. Officers should have their transcripts put in their record by sending a copy to MMRP at email@example.com. Each page in the copy must contain the grade, full name, and EDIPI (DOD ID) legibly handwritten or typed.
5.c. The below subparagraphs also apply to officers with a Note 1 by their name:
5.c.1. Officers are required to apply to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) NLT 17 August 2018. Official copies of transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended will be required for this application. Officers who hold a PMOS of 4402 or 4502 are not required to apply to NPS. Officers can submit up to three applications for different programs. NPS will notify MMOA-3 if an officer is accepted. NPS does not provide an acceptance letter or status of acceptance.
5.c.1.a. NPS Admissions website can be found at: http:(slash)(slash)www.nps.edu\web\admissions\apply1
5.c.2. Officers who prefer a graduate education program not offered at NPS are required to take the GRE and submit applications to the desired school. Upload GRE scores, conditional acceptance letters, and transcripts into the questionnaire in order to be considered.
These programs include:
5.c.2.a Strategic Communications at San Diego State University-Restricted to 4502 PMOS.
5.c.2.b. Aeronautical Engineering at AFIT-Restricted to 75XX PMOSs.
5.c.2.c. Environmental Engineering at AFIT-No PMOS restriction.
5.c.2.d. Master of Education from a civilian university at the expense of the officer (Curriculums must be verified by the program officer).
5.b.2.e. Master of History from a civilian university at the expense of the officer (Curriculums must be verified by the program officer).
5.c.3. Officers interested in the FAO program must annotate the program as one of their top three preferences, are required to have a DLAB score in their record, and apply to NPS prior to the deadline. The DLAB score does not expire so past scores are valid. Officers may retake the DLAB, but only the most recent score will be considered. DLPT scores are required to validate self-certified language capability. Officers must have less than 11 years of commissioned service by June 2019 for the FAO program.
5.c.4. Officers interested in the Olmsted Scholar Program must submit completed and signed applications to the questionnaire. Applications formats are provided at the CPIB/CCLEB updates website. Applicants are responsible for ensuring time-in-service and PMOS requirements are met.
5.d. All Officers are required to complete and submit the FY19 Commandants Education Board Questionnaire prior to 17 August 2018. The option for longer programs (e.g., NPS, CFP, FAO, Olmsted, etc.) will not be available to those without a Note 1 beside their name. Questions concerning career timing should be directed to the respective PMOS monitor.
5.e. For specifics on any of the programs, reference the PME order and/or contact the program officer in paragraph 10 below. Program information is available on the CPIB/CCLEB Updates webpage.
5.f. Foreign PME. Officers with or without a Note 1 are eligible to apply for Foreign PME. To be considered, officers must have a DLAB score in their record and rank it accordingly as a preference in the questionnaire. The DLAB requirement pertains to English speaking programs as well.
6. Board Correspondence. All correspondence to the board must originate from or be endorsed by the officer being screened. All submissions (letters of recommendation, clarifying statements of service, etc.) must be uploaded into the Letters to the Board file on the FY19 Commandants Education Board Questionnaire no later than 17 August 2018.
7. FY19 Commandants Education Board Questionnaire can be found at https:(slash)(slash)go.max.gov\FY19CEB. The questionnaire will be made available until the deadline for those listed on the eligibility roster. See paragraph 4 above for directions to the roster. Eligible officers will be able to submit program preferences as well as upload transcripts, GRE scores, applications, and letters to the board. All eligible officers are directed to the manpower website for further information and eligibility requirements for each program. Note: Your EDIPI is your token to access the questionnaire.
8. Non-Compliance. Officers are considered non-compliant with the above instructions:
8.a. If they have a Note 1 next to their name on the eligibility roster and do not complete the questionnaire and upload a legible copy of their transcripts.
8.b. If they are listed in the eligibility roster without a Note 1 next to their name, and they do not complete the questionnaire.
8.c. Officers who fail to complete the questionnaire or submit transcripts may still be slated to programs based on the needs of the Marine Corps.
9. A subsequent MARADMIN will announce FY19 CPIB slating results. The results MARADMIN will serve as notification of orders for all primary selectees.
10. Program Point of Contacts
10.a. Intermediate-Level Schools (ILS)
Contact the respective PMOS monitor.
10.b. Olmsted Scholar Program
Mr. Michael Cooper (Marine Corps University)
DSN: 378-0696, Comm: (703) 432-0696
10.c. Congressional Fellowship Program
LtCol Tres Smith (Office of Legislative Affairs)
DSN: 222-3382, Comm: (703) 692-0232
10.d. International Affairs Program (IAP)
Mr. Clayton Fisher (PLU-8)
DSN: 222-4365, Comm: (703) 692-4365
10.e. Special Education Program- Law and Advanced Degree Program-
Maj Gavin Logan
DSN: 224-1318, Comm: (703) 693-8405
10.f. Master of Education
Maj Rich Farnsworth
Comm: (703) 784-2996
11.g. Master of History
Capt Kevin Boyce
Comm: (410) 293-6295
11. This MARADMIN is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
12. Release authorized by MajGen Robert F. Castellvi, Director, Manpower Management Division.//