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R 271442Z DEC 16
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FY18 HQMC SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT SCREENING TEAM SLATING PROCESS//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/CMC MMEA-85/15OCT12//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/CMC MMEA-85/15OCT12//
REF/C/MSGID: DOC/CMC MMEA-85/15OCT12//
REF/D/MSGID: DOC/CMC MMEA-85/15OCT12//
REF/E/MSGID: DOC/CMC MPO/2JUN16//
REF/F/MSGID: DOC/CMC MMEA-85/15OCT12//
REF/G/MSGID: DOC/CNO PERS-013/6SEP13//
REF/H/MSGID: DOC/CNO PERS-013/6SEP13//
REF/I/MSGID: MSG/CMC MRA MM/15AUG16//
REF/J/MSGID: DOC/CMC MPO/18SEP14//
REF/K/MSGID: DOC/CMC MMEA-6/8SEP10//
REF/L/MSGID: MSG/CMC MRA MM/6OCT16//
NARR/REF A IS MCO P1326.6D, SELECTING, SCREENING, AND PREPARING ENLISTED MARINES FOR SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENTS AND INDEPENDENT DUTIES (SDAMAN). REF B IS NAVMC 1330/1, COMMANDING OFFICER’S SCREENING/INTERVIEW GUIDE FOR SDA. REF C IS MCO P1326.6D CH2 APPENDIX C, COMMANDING OFFICER’S SCREENING/INTERVIEW GUIDE – MARINE SECURITY GUARD DUTY. REF D IS NAVMC 1330/2, COMMANDING OFFICER’S FINANCIAL WORKSHEET. REF E IS MCBUL 1020, MARINE CORPS TATTOO POLICY. REF F IS MCO P1326.6D CH2 APPENDIX D, COMMANDING OFFICER’S SCREENING/INTERVIEW GUIDE – MARINE CORPS SECURITY FORCE DUTY. REF G IS NUCLEAR WEAPON PERSONNEL RELIABILITY PROGRAM (PRP) SUITABILITY PRELIMINARY SCREENING. REF H IS PRP SUITABILITY PRELIMINARY SCREENING. REF I IS MARADMIN 415-16, HQMC SDA VOLUNTEER PERIOD. REF J IS MCO 1300.8, MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENTS POLICY. REF K IS MCO 1040.31, ENLISTED RETENTION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. REF L IS MARADMIN 531-16, FY17 SDA COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS//
POC/M. A. MARKHAM/LTCOL/MMEA-2/TEL: 703-784-9947/EMAIL: MATTHEW.MARKHAM(AT)USMC.MIL//
POC/D. P. HOOPER/CAPT/MMEA-25/TEL: 703-784-9335/EMAIL: DONALD.P.HOOPER(AT)USMC.MIL//
POC/I. O. GOUDYREV/CAPT/MMEA-25/TEL: 703-432-9472/EMAIL: IVAN.GOUDYREV(AT)USMC.MIL//
POC/A. L. KENNARD/GYSGT/MMEA-25/TEL: 703-432-9745/EMAIL: ALFRED.KENNARD(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This message initiates the FY18 Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) Special Duty Assignment (SDA) Selection Team (HSST) screening process. HQMC aims to screen and assign the most qualified and capable Marines for duties as Recruiter, Drill Instructor, Combat Instructor, Marine Security Guard (MSG) Detachment Commander, and billets in Marine Corps Security Forces (MCSF).
2. Eligible Marines.
2.a. A list of Marines that meet the criteria for assignment to SDA will be released via the Automated Message Handling System (AMHS) and the Total Force Retention System (TFRS). The identified Marines are required to be screened by Commanding Officers, in accordance with reference (a), utilizing the checklists identified in references (b) through (d).
3. Submission Guidelines.
3.a. Commands will submit completed SDA packages on all identified Marines to Manpower Management Enlisted Assignments (MMEA) electronically via a TFRS SDA with Extension/HSST Reenlistment Extension Lateral Move (RELM) request no later than 1 March 2017. Each package will include, at a minimum, the following items:
3.b. SDA Screening Checklists, listed in references (b) through (d).
3.c. 360 degree photos in PT gear, to include pictures of any tattoos taken with measurement tools, listed in reference (e).
3.d. Chain of command RELM comments and recommendations.
3.e. Security Clearance Letter.
4. Marines holding 03XX MOSs will also be screened for assignments to Combat Instructor and MCSF billets within their Primary MOS.
4.a. Those 03XX Marines selected for Combat Instructor duty, upon completion of Marine Corps Combat Instructor School, may be assigned to available billets at the Schools of Infantry in Camp Pendleton, CA and Camp Lejeune, NC, Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, CA, Tactical Training Exercise Control Group in Twentynine Palms, CA, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape school in Portsmouth, NH, The Basic School and Weapons Field Training Battalion in Quantico, VA. Specific assignment preferences should be indicated on the SDA checklist.
4.b. In addition to above screening requirements, Commanders will screen all Marines in 03XX MOSs for assignments to MCSF billets, utilizing references (f) through (h), for potential assignment to billets within the MCSF Regiment, to include Fleet Antiterrorism Security Teams and Security Forces Battalions at Kings Bay, GA or Bangor, WA.
5. For Marines found Not Qualified for SDA, Commanders will provide source documentation of disqualifying criteria and estimated date of return to Qualified status, in order to make accurate determination for SDA class assignment and retention. Examples include Medical Officer prognosis letter for projected date of SDA assignability, legal documents that show conflict with SDA class dates, page 11 entries for assignment to Body Composition Program or PFT/CFT failure. Unit Diary entries must be reflected in Marine Corps Total Force System for the the disqualifying status in order to make determination for disqualification.
6. All identified Marines will complete the FY18 SDA Survey located on the HQMC Manpower and Reserve Affairs (M(and)RA) website in order to account for individual Marine’s preferences when making duty assignments. Further information and instructions for the survey will be distributed via AMHS and Marine Online.
7. Volunteer Submission period has ended in accordance with reference (i). However, volunteer applications will continue to be accepted year-round and must be submitted in accordance with paragraph 3.
8. Between 1 January and 1 May 2017, electronic SDA packages will be screened by the HSST members and qualified Marines will be assigned to the available SDA classes. During screening, SDA class assignments will be made on the “first-come, first-serve” basis in accordance with each Marine’s preferences and qualifications, command recommendations, and remaining SDA vacancies upon receipt of the SDA package. Final assignments will be announced via separate correspondence and published via TFRS and AMHS during May 2017. Once the approved RELM with designated class assignment is returned to the unit, Marines will have no more than 15 days to accept the obligated service. Those Marines that decline to gain the obligated service necessary for their assignment to an SDA will be issued an RE-3O reenlistment code in accordance with references (j) and (k).
9. During the month of June 2017, MMEA and select SDA school representatives will conduct visits to major Marine Corps bases and installations in order to provide an opportunity for Marines, assigned to FY18 classes, to interact with SDA monitors and SDA school representatives. Refinements or adjustments to the SDA class slate will be done after the Roadshow. Commands must submit official requests via AMHS in order to make class adjustments. Additional information and coordinating instructions for the SDA Roadshow will be released via separate correspondence.
10. Once final assignments to SDA classes are made, Commanders are reminded that they must recertify Marines between 60 and 45 days prior to their SDA class date. Failure to properly rescreen Marines for SDA will result in a determination of noncompliance in accordance with reference (l).
11. This list does not include the FY18 requirements for Sergeants and below for duty as Marine Security Guard Watch Standers. The assignment process for involuntary assignments to these billets will be published via separate correspondence at a later date.
12. Released authorized by MajGen Craig Q. Timberlake, Director, Manpower Management Division.//