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OFFICER PROMOTIONS FOR FEBRUARY 2018 AND PROJECTED OFFICER PROMOTIONS FOR MARCH 2018

Date Signed: 1/17/2018
MARADMINS Number: 037/18

R 172026Z JAN 18
MARADMIN 037/18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/OFFICER PROMOTIONS FOR FEBRUARY 2018 AND PROJECTED OFFICER PROMOTIONS FOR MARCH 2018//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/CONGRESS//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/CMC MMPR-1/YMD: 20060809//
REF/C/MSGID: DOC/SECNAV/YMD: 20060328//
REF/D/MSGID: DOC/CMC MMSR/YMD: 20070606//
REF/E/MSGID: DOC/SECNAV/YMD: 19881025//
REF/F/MSGID: DOC/SECNAV/YMD: 20051209//
REF/G/MSGID: DOC/SECNAV/YMD: 20060207//
REF/H/MSGID: MSG/MP/YMD: 120935ZJUN2001//
REF/I/MSGID: DOC/MCO 5750.1H/YMD: 20090213//
NARR/REF A IS TITLE 10, U.S.C. REF B IS MCO P1400.31C, MARINE CORPS PROMOTION MANUAL, VOLUME 1, OFFICER PROMOTIONS. REF C IS SECNAVINST 1420.1B, PROMOTION, SPECIAL SELECTION, SELECTIVE EARLY RETIREMENT, AND SELECTIVE EARLY REMOVAL BOARDS FOR COMMISSIONED OFFICERS OF THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS. REF D IS MCO P1900.16F, MARINE CORPS SEPARATION AND RETIREMENT MANUAL. REF E IS SECNAVINST 1120.9A, DESIGNATION OF OFFICERS OF THE REGULAR MARINE CORPS AND MARINE CORPS RESERVE AS MARINE CORPS JUDGE ADVOCATES. REF F IS SECNAVINST 1412.6L, PROMOTION OF OFFICERS TO THE GRADE OF LIEUTENANT (JUNIOR GRADE) IN THE NAVY AND TO THE GRADE OF FIRST LIEUTENANT IN THE MARINE CORPS. REF G IS SECNAVINST 1412.9B, MARINE CORPS LIMITED DUTY OFFICER AND WARRANT OFFICER PROGRAMS, PROMOTIONS, AND CONTINUATION PROCEDURES. REF H IS MARADMIN 277/01, BACCALAUREATE DEGREE REQUIREMENT FOR RESERVE OFFICERS. REF I IS MCO 5750.1H, BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND PHOTOGRAPH REQUIREMENTS FOR NEWLY PROMOTED COLONELS.//
POC/E. D. MAHONEY/MAJ/MMPR-1/-/TEL: (703)784-9703/EMAIL: EDWARD.D.MAHONEY@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  AUTHORITY.  Refs (a) through (h) regulate all Marine Corps officer promotions.  This MARADMIN is the authority for commanding officers to effect promotions.  Per the refs, an officers promotion may not be effected until that officers name appears on a promotion MARADMIN or CMC message.  Appropriate commissions will be mailed to parent commands under separate cover.  Expect 2-3 weeks for delivery.  The commission is not the legal authority to promote and is not required to effect the promotion.  For the purposes of conducting a promotion ceremony, sample commissions and the oath of office can be found in chapter 6 of ref (b) or the Officer Promotion Branchs homepage at www.Marines.mil. Under "Marines/Career," click on "Promotions."  Click on "Officer Promotions," look under the "Reference" tab on the right side of the page.
2.  All officers promoted to the grade of colonel are required to submit current biographical data and photographs to the Director of Marine Corps History (HDR) as directed by MCO 5750.1H, page 2-5.  See paragraph 12 for mailing address and POC information.
3.  Under the provisions of section 624 of refs (a) and (c), the Secretary of the Navy, acting for the President of the United States, hereby authorizes the promotion of the following named regular officers to the grade indicated.  Rank, pay and allowances are effective from 1 February 2018.
Name                            Grade        MCC
Robert M. Kudelko, Jr.          Col          T42
Christopher P. Allain           LtCol        U00
Kyle A. Buchina                 LtCol        T52
Shane A. Edwards                LtCol        007
John E. Grunke                  LtCol        1VM
John D. Gwazdauskas             LtCol        1C0
Paul J. Holst                   LtCol        V8A
Christopher M. Hoover           LtCol        K26
Christopher T. Kocab            LtCol        T52
Douglas P. Krugman              LtCol        V35
Wilson R. McGraw                LtCol        1JG
Michael V. Monette              LtCol        460
Stefanie V. Allen               Capt         H99
Glendon R. Allwood              Capt         1RV
John D. Asadoorian, Jr.         Capt         19G
Kristina M. Aselton             Capt         1JS
Annie R. Barry                  Capt         K17
Carl D. Beduhn                  Capt         1SJ
Bryan D. Bernreuther            Capt         VME
Alan J. Blackburn II            Capt         V13
Sean M. Blochberger             Capt         070
James D. Bonelli III            Capt         1V1
Kerri L. Bortz                  Capt         VMH
Michael P. Boyle                Capt         V18
Alex T. Buenger                 Capt         SR2
Erick S. Capulong               Capt         VHM
Ezekiel J. Cary                 Capt         1JD
Bradley M. Chalfant             Capt         VHA
Austin L. Clover                Capt         VME
Tyler D. Crouse                 Capt         K71
Vincent A. Curley               Capt         1HK
Jonathan S. Delatte             Capt         VMB
Sean C. Divoky                  Capt         UKT
Vincent T. Dosev                Capt         V36
Andrew E. Eskander              Capt         1RU
Kenneth J. Fasone               Capt         1NB
Jacqueline I. Fisher            Capt         TRP
Bryan P. Fleischer              Capt         VMC
Adam A. Floyd                   Capt         1FN
Michael J. Gachowski            Capt         J9W
Dane C. Gavit                   Capt         1JE
Kyle N. Gillogly                Capt         1PJ
Michael F. Glenn                Capt         193
Jordan M. Goodman               Capt         VM1
Ryan A. Graves                  Capt         VM4
Wilbur M. Gregory III           Capt         233
Nathaniel R. Gunter             Capt         1GH
Anthony M. Gutierrez            Capt         1V2
Inchul Ha                       Capt         1YA
Ethan B. Hall                   Capt         VMC
Nicholas W. Hancock             Capt         VFG
Lee A. Henderson                Capt         VHM
John M. Holmes                  Capt         19F
William C. Hughes III           Capt         1F1
Steven R. Hyre                  Capt         V14
Jan P. Ithier II                Capt         VRA
Richard M. Jackson              Capt         J9X
Nathan D. Jones                 Capt         VLF
Samuel J. Kelly                 Capt         124
Caleb J. Knapp                  Capt         V63
Dillon K. Knoll                 Capt         1NF
Catherine R. Lascola            Capt         174
Daniel R. Laylan                Capt         1J3
Matthew A. Lethbridge           Capt         1GF
Clay H. Lewin                   Capt         1PB
Michael P. Lewis                Capt         1JB
Fernando S. Lopez               Capt         VHG
Jacob R. Loya                   Capt         1G9
George L. Mardre                Capt         KAH
John B. Martin                  Capt         1JT
Lauren J. McCann                Capt         1QA
Chase A. McLean                 Capt         E94
Gregory R. McMillan             Capt         1CQ
Robert F. McRae                 Capt         V12
Riley W. McSweeney              Capt         KAQ
Dustin Merli                    Capt         VLA
Jeremy C. Methven               Capt         1CQ
John K. Morgan                  Capt         268
William D. Newberry             Capt         1EH
Matthew M. Odgers               Capt         1V2
Christopher H. Parr             Capt         15L
Toni A. Paruso                  Capt         VR1
Nicholas D. Patitsas            Capt         V18
Alexander L. Pennington         Capt         1NH
Christopher N. Potts            Capt         KAF
John M. Powers, Jr.             Capt         470
Mark S. Reaser                  Capt         VLF
David D. Reece                  Capt         1NB
Jacob M. Reigart                Capt         1DX
Jayson S. Rimer                 Capt         1R2
Zachary T. Ryan                 Capt         1NB
Nicholas J. Sabatini            Capt         017
Joe Santos                      Capt         19F
John J. Schoberl IV             Capt         1MS
Stephen C. Scott                Capt         VLD
Lukas G. Searcy                 Capt         007
Matthew I. Shibata              Capt         078
Benjamin M. Snelson             Capt         130
Andrew J. Stanley               Capt         1HL
Luke A. Stephenson              Capt         VFG
Andrea G. Stooksbury            Capt         802
Patrick X. Sweeney              Capt         1CE
Spencer C. Toy                  Capt         1SH
John P. Turek                   Capt         017
James A. Turner III             Capt         VLD
Harry J. Walker                 Capt         V13
Austin M. Wallace               Capt         V23
Mitchell R. Whitney             Capt         1SH
Tonie R. Williams               Capt         KA1
Jeffrey R. Womelsdorf           Capt         1G7
Robert W. Yamnicky              Capt         1HN
Daniel J. Ziminski              Capt         1RX
4.  Under the provisions of section 14308 of ref (a), the Secretary of the Navy, acting for the President of the United States, hereby authorizes the promotion of the following named active reserve (AR) officers to the grade indicated.  Rank, pay, and allowances are effective from 1 February 2018.
Name                            Grade        MCC
Steven A. Dixon                 Maj          S6E
Ruben Esquivel, Jr.             Maj          SM3
Ismael Lara                     Maj          QAG
James M. Ritch                  Maj          S43
Stephen B. Simmons              Maj          S4C
5.  Under the provisions of section 14308 of ref (a), the Secretary of the Navy, acting for the President of the United States, hereby authorizes the promotion of the following named reserve officers to the grade indicated.  Rank, pay, and allowances are effective from 1 February 2018.
Name                            Grade        MCC
Jake J. Falcone                 Col          SA5
Christopher OBalle              Col          S6F
Brian P. Iglesias               LtCol        U98
Andrew J. Kingsbury             LtCol        S8E
Frank B. Rhobotham IV           LtCol        S5B
Alexander T. Roloff             LtCol        1C0
William G. Skelton              LtCol        T30
Daniel W. Thompson              LtCol        GA7
Adam B. Bryand                  Maj          IRR
Justine M. Elena                Maj          IRR
Ryan C. Grant                   Maj          IRR
Daniel R. Kapavik               Maj          SP6
Padriaca A. Prude               Maj          1F1
Jackson M. Smith                Maj          IRR
William G. Smith                Maj          SAR
Sean SmithKearon                Maj          IRR
Jeffrey E. Wright, Jr.          Maj          SUA
6.  Under the provisions of section 12242 of references (a) and (c), the Secretary of the Navy, acting for the President of the United States, hereby authorizes the promotion of the following named reserve officers as indicated, to the permanent grade of Chief Warrant Officer Four (CWO4).  Rank, pay, and allowances are effective from 1 February 2018.
Name                            Grade        MCC
Eric V. Davis                   CWO4         1EE
Richard A. Wilkins, Jr.         CWO4         QAM
7.  Delay of Promotion.  Per refs (b) and (h), if the respective commanding officer determines that an officer is not mentally, physically, morally, or professionally qualified for promotion, the promotion shall not be effected.  This includes the physical examination requirement for reserve officers per section 10206 ref (a).  The  officer shall be given written notice of the grounds for delay before the effective date of the appointment, unless it is impracticable to do so, in which case the notice shall be given as soon as practicable.  CMC (MMPR-1) must also be notified prior to the effective date of the appointment so that the promotion will not be effected in Marine Corps Total Force System (MCTFS) and administrative action can be initiated.  Refs (a), (b), (c), and (e) contain guidelines for the timely submission of supporting documentation.
8.  Retirement and Transfer.  Officers considering voluntary retirement should review ref (d) for service obligation prior to acceptance of promotion.  An officers selection for promotion carries over into the reserve, between AR and SMCR-IRR, and with augmentation into the regular component.
9.  Accepting and Declining Promotion.  Any regular or reserve officer who is promoted under the refs is considered to have accepted such promotion on the effective date contained in paragraphs 3 through 6 (for purposes of date of rank, pay, and allowances in the grade to which promoted).  To decline a promotion, an officer is required to submit a letter of declination to CMC (MMPR-1) expressly at the time their command notifies them of their promotion and directs that they begin wearing the insignia of the next higher grade.  Any statement or action by the officer which signals their acceptance of the promotion, forever waives their right to decline.
10.  The following FY18 promotions are projected for March 2018 and are subject to change.  Promotions from the remaining FY18 boards will be promulgated based on vacancy determination.
            Senior Officer        Sel    Junior Officer        Sel
Col         D. Lemott, Jr.        68     D. M. Steele          70
MOS: 3404   none                  none   none                  none
Col (AR)    G. E. Means           4      G. E. Means           4
Col (R)     P. T. Moore           39     R. E. Rhode III       41
LtCol       A. W. Blanton         271    E. Min                285
LtCol (AR)  M. R. Sanchez         11     A. B. Kays            12
LtCol (R)   J. R. Yauck           47     J. H. Stewart         53
Maj (LDO)
MOS: 6004   J. G. Jones           3      J. G. Jones           3
Maj (AR)    E. A. Razo            17     E. A. Razo            17
Maj (R)     none                  none   none                  none
Capt        Z. M. Harvey          469     A. N. Hulgan         574
MOS: 3404   none                  none   none                  none
Capt (R)    J. M. Murphy          31     C. S. Skopec          46
CWO4 (R)    J. E. Kenny III       14     J. E. Kenny III       14
11.  For Marine officer promotion matters call Comm (703) 784-9706 or DSN 278-9706.  Email inquiries may be submitted via the Promotion Branchs internet web page at www.Marines.mil.  Email address is OfficerPromotions@usmc.mil.
12.  Per ref (i), material can be mailed to Marine Corps History Division (HDR), 3078 Upshur Avenue, Quantico, Virginia, 22134.  POC is Ms. Annette Amerman at Comm (703) 432-4875 or DSN 378-4875.  Email address is history.division@usmc.mil.
13.  Release authorized by MajGen Robert F. Castellvi, Director, Manpower Management Division.//