MARADMINS : 344/17
R 301200Z JUN 17
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA/MM//
SUBJ/FY18 ENLISTED RETENTION GOALS//
REF/C/TFRS MSG/YMD 20170509//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 1040.31, SUBJECT ENLISTED RETENTION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. REF B IS MARADMIN 331/17, SUBJECT FY18 ENLISTED RETENTION CAMPAIGN. REF C IS TFRS MESSAGE A65518, FY18 ENLISTED RETENTION GUIDELINES FOR FTAP AND STAP//
POC/A. C. MCCULLY/LTCOL/ CMC MMEA-1/-/ TEL: (703) 432-9145 TEL: DSN 378-9145 EMAIL: ADAM.MCCULLY@USMC.MIL//
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 FY18 FTAP target of 4,805 Marines requires the reenlistment of 22 percent of the first term Marines with an Expiration of Current Contract (ECC) from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018. The FY18 STAP target of 5,808 Marines requires the reenlistment of 60 percent of careerists with an ECC from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018.
3. Concept of Operations.
3.a. Action. All commands are required to conduct interviews with 100 percent of their FY18 FTAP populations per ref (a). Commands should complete all required FTAP interviews NLT 1 October 2017.
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. Due to the relatively small size of the STAP cohort this year, a higher percentage of STAP Marines must be retained to sustain force requirements. Therefore, each Commander should strive to attain a universal submission rate of 100 percent of their STAP population.
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, 0651, 0811, 0844, 0861 and 1391. HQMC will publish the submission results, via TFRS, to the force Career Planners.
3.d. Squad Leader Development Program (SLDP). Due to keen interest from Ground Combat Element (GCE) commanders, pro-shared formal submission goals for SLDP will be allocated for eight commands and published via separate correspondence. PMOS 0365 has predetermined boat space allocations and lateral moves into the PMOS 0365 will not count as submission credit toward a Marines original PMOS.
3.e. Phase II assessment. During October, an overall assessment of the FY18 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 C. F. Swain, Deputy Director, Manpower Management Division.//