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FISCAL YEAR 2020 (FY20) COMMAND SCREENING BOARDS

Date Signed: 5/16/2019
MARADMINS Number: 290/19

R 161543Z May 19
MARADMIN 290/19
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2020 (FY20) COMMAND SCREENING BOARDS//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC/YMD:20170323//
REF/B/MSGID:MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC/141427ZOCT16//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 1300.64B, COMMAND SCREENING PROGRAM. REF B IS MARADMIN 548/16, OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE (OMPF) PHOTOGRAPH GUIDANCE. POC/J.J. MCCAFFREY/MAJ/CMC WASHINGTON DC MMOA-3/-/ TEL: (703)784-9284//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. IAW reference (a), The FY20 Command Screening Boards will convene on 9 July 2019 for lieutenant colonels and colonels.  These boards will select officers for designated command billets that are projected to be available during the period 1 June 20 to 31 May 21.
2. The purpose of the Command Screening Program (CSP) is to ensure that Marines receive the best possible leadership and to provide all eligible officers with a fair and equitable opportunity to command.
3. Process.  The boards will select from a list of eligible colonels and lieutenant colonels, those who are best and most fully qualified for command.  The board will select as primaries a number of officers equal to the number of commands available.  Additionally, the boards will select a sufficient number of officers as alternates to meet command requirements when officers decline or otherwise cannot take command.  The boards will develop proposed command slates for the primary selectees and forward them with the alternate list to CMC for approval.  Once the list is approved, the board results containing the primary selectees will be announced via MARADMIN.
4. Board Make-up.  The Command Screening Boards will consist of representatives of the GCE, ACE, LCE, and supporting establishment to ensure broad MAGTF representation among board members.
5. Eligibility.
5.a. Eligible Criteria:
5.a.1. All unrestricted colonel or colonel selects and lieutenant colonel or lieutenant colonel selects except for officers in unique circumstances, as outlined in paragraph 5.b.
5.a.2. Officers in the first year of an assignment, including those serving OCONUS on a 36-month accompanied tour.
5.a.3. Non-PMOS 8059/8061 officers currently in designated Critical Acquisition Positions (CAP).
5.a.4. Officers in the Special Education Program (SEP) will be eligible to slate to commands available after their graduation from school.
5.b. Ineligible Criteria:
5.b.1. Officers with established separation and retirement dates.
5.b.2. Officers with a mandatory retirement date prior to 1 June 2022.
5.b.3. Lieutenant colonels in or above the primary zone for the FY21 Colonel Selection Board.
5.b.4. Officers who have previously held command in one of the designated colonel or lieutenant colonel command screened billets for a period of at least 12 months, are currently in command, or are slated and awaiting command as a result of a previous command screening board.  This does not preclude colonel selects currently in a lieutenant colonel command from eligibility for a colonel command.
5.b.5. Officers who were selected for command and slated on previous command screening boards but subsequently declined command.
5.b.6. Officers who were selected as alternates for command on previous command screening boards, fleeted-up for command due to vacancy, and declined following the command offer.
5.b.7. Officers who are slated to attend or are currently attending School of Advanced Warfighting, School of Advanced Military Studies, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, or the Maritime Advanced Warfighting School.
5.b.8. Officers serving in a joint duty assignment who have not completed 12 months of a joint assignment by 31 July 19.
5.b.9.  Officers with the acquisition PMOS (8059/8061).
5.b.10. Limited duty officers.
5.b.11. Officers who have been relieved for cause from a designated lieutenant colonel or colonel command screened billet regardless of length of time in command.
5.b.12. No later than 21 June 19 otherwise eligible officers who do not wish to be screened for command are required to indicate this on the online questionnaire (see paragraph 8.b).  Officers who fail to complete the questionnaire and are otherwise eligible will be screened.  Officers who complete the questionnaire and indicate they do not desire to screen will be removed from command consideration without prejudice.  This correspondence will not be placed in an officers OMPF.
6. Alternates. Officers screened as alternates but not slated to a command are prioritized by the board.  The list will remain valid until the convening of the next command screening board.  The alternate list will be posted in alphabetical order (non-prioritized) on the MMOA website by last name and MCC following the release of the board results.
7. Declinations.
7.a. Officers who are slated to accept command who want to decline are required to request this in writing through their appropriate chain of command with general officer endorsement to CMC via MMOA-3.  Officers declining command will have a letter placed in their OMPF documenting the command declination.  Unless otherwise approved by DC M and RA due to extraordinary circumstances, officers who decline command will not be considered for any other command during the slating year and are ineligible for command screening on future boards.
7.b. Alternates fleeted up to fill vacated commands are also required to formally decline if they choose not to accept an offer to command.  Letters of declination will be placed in the officers OMPF.  Any subsequent declinations throughout the slating year will also be filled through the fleet-up process.
8. Board Communication.
8.a. The Commandant has directed that all eligible officers shall communicate with the board. To facilitate this, MMOA has released an online command screening questionnaire that is the primary mechanism for officers to communicate with the board.  Such communication may call attention to any matter the officer considers important, including preferences for command and geographic location, as well as family or personal situations that the board should consider in making a recommendation for assignment to a command.  Officers electing to opt-out of the CSB process must complete the applicable portions of the on-line questionnaire.  The intent is for the board members to be fully aware of any situation critical to an officers availability for future command assignment.
8.b. The web address for the colonel command screening questionnaire is:  https:(slash)(slash)go.max.gov/dod/colcsb.  The web address for the lieutenant colonel command screening questionnaire is:  https:(slash)(slash)go.max.gov/dod/ltcolcsb.  CAC card certification is not required to access the site.
8.c. Submitting update material via the questionnaire is the preferred method of transmitting information to the board that does not belong in the OMPF.  Instructions on how to upload material are given at the end of the questionnaire.  Any officers experiencing difficulty with the questionnaire may contact MMOA-3 at smbmanpowerofficerpr@usmc.mil or 703-784-9284 for assistance.
8.d. The deadline for submitting the online questionnaire is 21 June 2019.  Any correspondence received after the convening of the board will be submitted at the discretion of the board president.
8.e. All correspondence to the board must originate from or be endorsed by the eligible officer.  All OMPF update material must be submitted to the email address:  SMB.Manpower.MMRP@usmc.mil.  Any update material to be submitted after the questionnaire closes (e.g. letter to the board) other than items to be included in the OMPF must be submitted electronically no later than 28 June 2019 to the email address:  smbmanpowerofficerpr@usmc.mil.
8.f. Photographs.  A current official photograph is required by the command screening board.  The photograph must be dated within 12 months of the convening of the board.  Digital photographs are preferred and are to be electronically filed in the OMPF per reference (b).  Officers who submit digital photographs to the OMPF should confirm that the photo is uploaded in their personal record.
8.g. Fitness reports.  Completed fitness reports must be submitted to MMRP-30 for inclusion into the OMPF.  Incomplete fitness reports will not normally be accepted or forwarded to the board.
8.h. OMPF update material.  Officers should submit OMPF update material to the email address:  SMB.Manpower.MMRP@usmc.mil as soon as practical.  Failure to do so may result in the board not being able to consider such material.
9. Command availability will be posted on the command screening questionnaire and on the MMOA-3 "Command Screening Program" board updates and info website:  https:(slash)(slash)www.manpower@usmc.mil/commandscreeningprogram.  The commands available list will be updated periodically in the event certain commands are added or removed from the FY20 screening list.  Commands screening are subject to change up until the convening of the board.
10. CMC (MMOA) points of contact are:
Col L. W. Suttee, MMOA Branch Head
  DSN: 278-9300, Comm:  (703) 784-9300
  Email:  leland.suttee@usmc.mil
Col M. E. Van Skike, Aviation Col Monitor
  DSN:  278-9300 Comm:  (703) 784-9300
  Email:  mark.vanskike@usmc.mil
Col M. T. Good, Ground Col Monitor (outgoing Jun 2019)
  DSN:  278-9300, Comm:  (703) 784-9300
  Email:  matt.good@usmc.mil
Col G. E. Beals, Ground Col Monitor (incoming Jun 2019)
  DSN:  278-9300, Comm:  (703) 784-9300
  Email:  ginger.beals@usmc.mil
LtCol C. M. Murray, Aviation LtCol Monitor (outgoing Jun 2019)
  DSN:  278-9267 Comm:  (703) 784-9267
  Email:  christopher.m.murray@usmc.mil
LtCol M. P. Brennan, Aviation LtCol Monitor (incoming Jun 2019)
  DSN:  278-9267 Comm:  (703) 784-9267
  Email:  michael.p.brennan1@usmc.mil
Maj J. J. Onuska, Deputy Aviation LtCol Monitor
  DSN:  278-9267 Comm:  (703) 784-9267
  Email:  joshua.onuska@usmc.mil
LtCol R. H. Pitchford, Ground LtCol Monitor
  DSN:  278-9279 Comm:  (703) 784-9279
  Email:  richard.pitchford@usmc.mil
Maj R. C. Anness, Deputy Ground LtCol Monitor
  DSN:  278-9279 Comm:  (703) 784-9279
  Email:  ryan.anness@usmc.mil
Maj J. J. McCaffrey, MMOA-3 Plans And Programs
  DSN:  278-9284, Comm:  (703) 784-9284
  Email:  joseph.j.mccaffrey@usmc.mil
11. This MARADMIN does not pertain to the total force.
12. Release authorized by MajGen Craig C. Crenshaw, Director, Manpower Management Division.//