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Date Signed: 8/28/2017
MARADMINS Number: 475/17

R 281543Z AUG 17
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POC/N. R. ALEN/MAJ/RAP-2/TEL: (703) 784-9135/EMAIL: RAP@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  Purpose.  To update service guidance, reimbursement procedures, eligibility criteria, and reporting requirements for IDT Travel Reimbursement in accordance with (IAW) reference (a).
2.  Background.  This program is designed to incentivize travel for select Marines to address critical staffing shortfalls within the Selected Marine Corps Reserve (SMCR).
3.  Eligibility
    a.  Distance.  Marines must be assigned to an SMCR unit located 150 miles or more from their primary residence as calculated by the Defense Table of Official Distances using Permanent Change of Station/Temporary Duty route type.
    b.  BIC match.  Marines must be assigned to a BIC that matches their grade and Primary Military Occupational Specialty (PMOS), Additional Military Specialty (AMOS), or be an acceptable BIC mismatch IAW reference (b).  A valid BIC must be entered in Marine Corps Total Force System (MCTFS) IAW reference (c).  Marines assigned in excess or categorized as a discrepancy, per reference (b), are not eligible.
        (1) Billet grade of one-up is authorized.
        (2) Billet grade of one-down requires a waiver from Reserve Affairs (RA).  Typically, these waivers will not be considered except as noted in paragraph e.
    c.  Unit eligibility
        (1) Marine officers assigned to an SMCR unit at the regiment/group level or below are eligible.
        (2) Enlisted Marines.  Enlisted Marine eligibility is not limited to the regiment/group level or below.
    d.  Eligible ranks and Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)
        (1) Corporals/Sergeants with MOSs:  0211, 0241, 0261, 0313, 0317, 0321, 0689, 0847, 1171, 1833, 2141, 2146, 2147, 2336, 2834, 2847, 2862, 2874, 5821, 5948, 5952, 6114, 6116, 6154, 6156, 6174, 6176, 6276, 6314, 6324, 6326, 6423, 7011, 7236, 7257, and 7314.
        (2) Corporals/Sergeants with the MOSs of 0848 and 6842 who were eligible for IDT Travel Reimbursement during Fiscal Year 2017 will remain eligible during FY18 as long as they have remained with the same unit.
        (3) All Staff Noncommissioned Officer ranks.
        (4) All warrant officers.  Warrant officers are eligible as MOS mismatches when their PMOS occupational field matches that of their BIC.  For example, a warrant officer with PMOS 0205 filling an 0210 BIC is eligible for reimbursement.
        (5) Officers.  Company grade officers, majors, and lieutenant colonels that are serving at the regiment/group level or below.
    e.  Authorized exceptions
        (1) Company grade officers.  Captains serving as a PMOS or AMOS match, or be an acceptable BIC mismatch IAW reference (b), in a company grade officer BIC (O1-O3) are eligible, provided all other requirements of this MARADMIN are met.
        (2) Aviators.  Majors assigned Duty Involving Flying Operational (DIFOP) to a deployable unit are exempt from the grade restriction specified in paragraph 3b, and are authorized reimbursement.
        (3) Aviators with the MOS of 7518 assigned to Squadron Augmentation Units (SAU) are authorized reimbursement.
        (4) Forward Air Controller (FAC)/Air Officers.  Marine aviators in the rank of major serving as a PMOS or AMOS match in a company grade officer FAC/Air Officer (MOS 7502) billet are eligible provided all other requirements of this MARADMIN are met.
        (5) Commanders.  Commandant of the Marine Corps selected and assigned O5-level battalion or squadron commanders are eligible for the duration of their command tour regardless of grade.
        (6) Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC).  Marines with an AMOS of 8002 serving in a JTAC BIC as a grade match in accordance with paragraph 3b are authorized.
    f.  Counterintelligence/Human Source Intelligence (PMOS 0211).
        (1) Corporals, sergeants, and staff sergeants who submit a PMOS 0211 lateral move (LATMOV) package to fill an open 0211 BIC are eligible for reimbursement to conduct the board interview process.
        (2) Marines with PMOS 0211 are authorized reimbursement when filling a BIC one grade below the necessary grade.
    g.  Reconnaissance (PMOS 0321).  Marines with PMOS 0321 are authorized reimbursement when filling a BIC one grade below the necessary grade.
    h.  LATMOV.  Marines approved for a LATMOV will become eligible once the PMOS, or Necessary MOS (NMOS) for their assigned BIC, has been attained.
    i.  Colonels are not eligible for reimbursement, except when promoted to that grade while serving in a selected and assigned O5-level battalion or squadron command billet as noted in paragraph 3e(4).
    j.  Marine Aviation Training Support Group 42 and Aviation Command and Control Team Marines are not eligible, except IAW paragraph 3.e.3 above.
4.  Waivers.  Waiver requests of eligibility requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis by RA.  Marines must submit requests via NAVMC 10274 endorsed by the chain of command, to include the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve (COMMARFORRES).
5.  Reimbursements.  Total reimbursement will not exceed 300 dollars per round trip IAW reference (a).  Receipts are required for each request.
    a.  Transportation, lodging, and meals.  Actual cost and fees incurred as a result of travel between the members home and assigned Reserve Training Center may be paid as incidentals, but must be IAW reference (a).  Rental vehicles are not authorized for reimbursement.
    b.  Frequency.  Reimbursement is limited to eleven (11) round trips per Marine, per Fiscal Year (FY).  Aviators (MOS 75XX) assigned DIFOP to SMCR tactical squadrons (HMH, HMLA, VMM, VMFA, VMFT, VMGR, VMR, VMU, and SAUs) are allowed reimbursement not to exceed twenty-two (22) round trips per FY to include additional drill periods necessary to meet minimum annual flight hour requirements.
    c.  Reimbursement will continue at the discretion of RA or as otherwise mandated by law.  This program may be restricted due to budget constraints.
    d.  Reimbursement, if approved, is authorized to begin on the day approved by COMMARFORES.  Per reference (a), reimbursement may not be made retroactive.
6.  Coordinating Instructions
    a.  No earlier than the Monday following the first weekend of each month, Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES) will compile the list of all potentially eligible Marines in MARFORRES SMCR units by applying the rule sets detailed in paragraph 3 of this message.  Members not properly joined to the SMCR unit IAW reference (b), and/or who do not have a valid BIC entered in MCTFS IAW reference (c) by the data compilation date, will not be considered as potentially eligible for that month.
    b.  MARFORRES will publish a monthly list of eligible Marines, and provide this list to Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES) Assistant Chief of Staff G-1, and the Finance Offices.  Members not listed will not be eligible to receive reimbursement for that month.
    c.  MARFORRES will add eligible Marines via NAVMC HQ 971 (cross-org) to a restricted list into the Defense Travel System (DTS) that will be utilized to settle authorized IDT Travel Reimbursement claims.  Access to all other Lines of Accounting (LOA) will be removed by 30 October 2017.  Any outstanding claims must be settled against these LOAs no later than 28 October 2017.
    d.  Marines will ensure that beginning 1 October 2017, FY18 IDT Travel Reimbursement claims will be made using only the proper LOA found on the “Accounting” screen in DTS under “Cross Org LOA”.  The utilization of any other LOA will result in reimbursement requests being returned to the Marine without action.
    e.  Individual units will verify that the Marine meets criteria set forth in paragraph 3, and are responsible for ensuring compliance with updates published by RA.
    f.  MARFORRES is responsible for managing the reimbursement process and for confirming member eligibility based on RA criteria.
    g.  MARFORRES will submit a consolidated list of program participants to RA no later than the first day of each quarter.  The list will include the following items:  Electronic Data Interchange Personal Identifier, assigned BIC, and DTOD calculated commute distance.
    h.  RA will conduct an annual review and publish updates to eligibility requirements to ensure funds are used to incentivize Marines to fill critical manpower shortfalls.
    i.  This travel authorization is separate from, and may not be combined with, the authorization for off-site IDT Travel Reimbursement IAW reference (a).
    j.  Commanders are not authorized to deny a reimbursement request that meets program eligibility requirements in this MARADMIN.
7.  This reimbursement is available for service in SMCR units only.  Members of the Individual Mobilization Augmentee program are not eligible for reimbursement.
8.  This MARADMIN cancels on 30 September 2018.
9.  Release authorized by Colonel J. M. Morrisroe, Director, Reserve Affairs Division, Acting.//