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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FY18 COMMANDANTS PROFESSIONAL INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL EDUCATION BOARD//
REF/I/MSGID:MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC/060930Z JAN 2009//
REF/L/MSGID:MSG/CG EDCOM PRES MCU QUANTICO VA/YMD:20160316//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 1500.41A W/CH1, SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS FOR MEMBERS OF THE MARINE CORPS, REF B IS DOD INSTRUCTION 1322.06, FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, TRAINING WITH INDUSTRY (TWI), AND GRANTS FOR DOD PERSONNEL, REF C IS MCO 1520.11F, THE INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS PROGRAM (IAP), REF D IS MCO 7220.52E, FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY PAY (FLPP) PROGRAM, REF E IS MCO 1520.9G W/CH1 SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM (SEP), REF F IS MCO 1560.19E W/CH1 ADVANCED DEGREE PROGRAM (ADP), REF G IS MCO P5800.16A W/CH1-7: CHAPTER 19, MARINE CORPS MANUAL FOR LEGAL ADMINISTRATION (LEGADMINMAN), REF H IS MCO 1300.8, MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY, REF I IS MARADMIN 03/09, TRANSMISSION AND FILING OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS TO THE OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE (OMPF), REF J IS MCO 1553.4B PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION (PME), REF K IS MCO 1900.16, MARINE CORPS SEPARATION AND RETIREMENT MANUAL (MARCORSEPMAN), REF L IS MARADMIN 153/16, BLENDED SEMINAR PROGRAM FY16-17 SEAT ALLOCATION ASSIGNMENTS.//
POC/ORYAN LOPES/CAPT/MMOA-3/USMC/DSN 278-9285/TEL (703)784-9285 EMAIL: SMBMANPOWEROFFICERPR@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. To announce the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) Commandants Professional Intermediate-Level Education Board (CPIB) convening on or about 12 September 2017. The deadline to complete board instructions (contained within this message), take an official OMPF photo, and submit letters to the board is 14 August 2017. Letters to the board are not required and are at the discretion of the officer to be 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 Program (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 (Restricted to 4302 PMOS)
2.d.4. Civilian Institutions at the expense of the officer (Restricted to Education and History curriculums)
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 those officers with no more than 11 years of total federal service as of 01 April 2018)
3. General Eligibility Guidelines.
3.a. All majors, major selects, and those in zone for the FY19 Majors Promotion Selection Board with a date of departure from their current command no later than 30 September 2018 will be screened on the FY18 CPIB. Specific questions regarding tour lengths 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 FY19 Lieutenant Colonels Promotion Selection Board.
3.b.3. Officers who have previously completed or are currently enrolled in a program designated to them by a previous CPIB.
3.b.4. Officers who have not fulfilled an obligated payback tour for a previously attended program.
3.b.5. Officers participating in or having completed the Command and Staff Blended Seminar Program (BSP) 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 to their PMOS monitor NLT 14 August 2017 to be considered by the board.
3.b.6. Restricted Officers.
4. Eligible Population. All officers due for permanent change of duty orders (PCS/PCA) in FY18 will be required to complete the specific instructions outlined in paragraph 5.
4.a. The list of officers due for orders in FY18 can be found on the CPIB/CCLEB Updates page on the main M(and)RA website at: https:(slash)(slash)www.manpower.usmc.mil/webcenter/portal/OA3CEB/CPIB/CCLEB%20Updates.
4.b. Within the list, officers with the career timing to participate in programs longer than ILS programs, such as the SEP, ADP, CFP, etc., will have a Note 1 beside their name.
4.c. For all officers with a Note 1 beside their name, proceed to paragraph 5 for instructions. For officers without a Note 1 beside their name see paragraph 5.d. for instructions.
5. Instructions for the Eligible Population.
5.a. Officers will update their official photograph in OMPF 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 FY18 Commandants Education Board Questionnaire and upload a copy of their undergraduate transcripts. Do not request to have transcripts sent directly to MMOA-3 by mail or electronically. All transcripts must be copies uploaded as a Transcript file in the FY18 Commandants Education Board Questionnaire. Transcripts uploaded to the questionnaire will not be sent to Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF) by MMOA-3. If an officer desires to have their transcripts put in their record, they must send a copy to MMRP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each page in the copy must contain the grade, full name and EDIPI (DOD ID).
5.c. The below subparagraphs also apply to officers with a Note 1 by their name:
5.c.1. Officers interested in any graduate education program are required to apply to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) NLT 14 August 2017. Unlike paragraph 5.b., official copies of transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended will be required for this application. Officers can submit up to three applications for different programs. NPS will notify MMOA-3 if an officer is accepted. Do not request an acceptance letter or status of transcript.
5.c.2. Officers who prefer a graduate education program not offered at NPS will also need 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 4302 PMOS)
5.c.2.b. Aeronautical Engineering at Air Force Institute of Technology (Restricted to 75XX PMOSs)
5.c.2.c. Environmental Engineering at Air Force Institute of Technology (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.c.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, and 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. DLABs can also be retaken and only the most recent score will be considered. DLPT scores are required to validate self-certified language capability. The FAO program has a limit of 11 years of commissioned service by June 2018.
5.c.4. Officers interested in Congressional Fellowship Program must submit completed applications to the points of contact (see paragraph 11) in order to be considered. Applicants are responsible for ensuring time-in-service and PMOS requirements are met.
5.c.5. Officers interested in the Olmsted Scholar Program or the Advanced Degree program must submit completed and signed applications to the questionnaire as well as annotate the program as one of their top three preferences. Applicants are responsible for ensuring time-in-service and PMOS requirements are met.
5.d. Officers without a Note 1 beside their name are only required to complete the questions in the FY18 Commandants Education Board Questionnaire and submit prior to the deadline. The option for longer programs will not be available to those without a Note 1 beside their name. Questions concerning career timing shall be directed to the respective PMOS monitor.
5.e. 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.
5.f. For specifics on any of the programs, reference the PME order and/or contact the program officer in paragraph 10 below. Program information can also be found on the CCLEB/CPIB Updates page.
6. Board Correspondence. All correspondence to the board must originate from or be endorsed by the officer to be screened. All submissions (letters of recommendation, clarifying statements of service, etc.) must be uploaded into a Letters to the Board file in the FY18 Commandants Education Board Questionnaire no later than 14 August 2017.
7. FY18 Commandants Education Board Questionnaire. Found at https(slash)(slash)www.manpower.usmc.mil/application. The questionnaire will be available until the deadline. 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: You must be logged on with your CAC to access the website.
8. Non-Compliance. Officers are considered non-compliant with the above instructions:
8.a. If they have a Note 1 next to their name in the eligibility roster and they do not complete the questionnaire and upload 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.
9. Selectees will be notified of selection via MarAdmin which will serve as notification of orders for primary selectees.
10. Program Point of Contacts
10.a. Intermediate-Level Schools (ILS)
Contact your PMOS monitor.
10.b. Fellows, Foreign PME, and Olmsted Scholar Program
Mr. Michael Cooper (Marine Corps University)
DSN: 378-0696, Comm: (703) 432-0696
10.c. Congressional Fellowship Program
LtCol Brian A. Shottenkirk (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-Law
Capt Stephanie Iacobucci
DSN: 224-1318, Comm: (703) 693-8405
10.f. Master of Education
Maj Rich Farnsworth
Comm: (703) 784-2996
10.g. Master of History
Capt Andrew Lewis
Comm: (410) 293-6295
11. This MarAdmin is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
12. Release authorized by MajGen Michael A. Rocco, Director, Manpower Management Division.//