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OFFICER PROMOTIONS FOR MARCH 2018 AND PROJECTED OFFICER PROMOTIONS FOR APRIL 2018

Date Signed: 2/27/2018
MARADMINS Number: 130/18

R 271056Z FEB 18
MARADMIN 130/18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/OFFICER PROMOTIONS FOR MARCH 2018 AND PROJECTED OFFICER PROMOTIONS FOR APRIL 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/UNIT: HD 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 15 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 March 2018.
Name                            Grade        MCC
Darry W. Grossnickle            Col          1RA
Douglas Lemott, Jr.             Col          NBS
David M. Steele                 Col          1C1
Scott M. Benninghoff            LtCol        QAM
Adam W. Blanton                 LtCol        1GF
Robert S. Bunn                  LtCol        1C0
Michael R. Cassidy              LtCol        QAS
Luke T. Esposito                LtCol        TMX
Gregory D. Goober               LtCol        1S8
Andrew G. Gourgoumis            LtCol        904
John F. Kelly                   LtCol        1C0
Erick Min                       LtCol        TF4
Charles E. Parker, Jr.          LtCol        1CF
Jiemar A. Patacsil              LtCol        J54
Nicholas M. Pomaro              LtCol        KA1
Jacob D. Portaro                LtCol        TRP
Russell W. Savatt IV            LtCol        111
Jamie L. Ash                    Maj          080
Stephen M. Blanchette           Maj          1T9
Kraegen J. Bramer               Maj          V83
Charles E. Broun                Maj          V35
John W. Critz                   Maj          KAA
Gregory R. Czyzewski            Maj          1T2
Matthew C. Daugherty            Maj          1EE
Kevin N. Flippin                Maj          1VD
John M. Fout                    Maj          H99
Bradley C. Fromm                Maj          V22
Brian A. Hinrichs               Maj          V26
Andrew C. Krebs                 Maj          V21
John J. Leone III               Maj          H99
Thomas D. Lucey                 Maj          V36
Frederick D. Monday             Maj          130
Joseph P. Murphy                Maj          V26
Brock H. Scheller               Maj          160
Justin E. Smith                 Maj          1C0
Miles J. Sullivan               Maj          111
Shane J. Vigil                  Maj          1T5
Joshua C. Waddell               Maj          V21
Walter M. West                  Maj          1FS
Christopher J. Wood             Maj          QAM
Tiffany P. Aguiar               Capt         016
Ayesha Ahmad                    Capt         1PJ
Vincent P. Alvarez              Capt         VM3
Clayton P. Arnott               Capt         B25
Daniel W. Avera                 Capt         1QH
Johnboone S. Baker              Capt         1DX
Zachary C. Ball                 Capt         1K4
Kristin N. Bell                 Capt         1F3
Mark D. Bradley                 Capt         1NE
William S. Bredberg             Capt         268
Matthew H. Brewer               Capt         V13
Garrett M. Brim                 Capt         1HM
Everett L. Brown                Capt         VMD
Sean P. Brown                   Capt         1JH
Caralyn D. Broyles              Capt         1Y7
Russell R. Bunn                 Capt         VF1
William J. Butler               Capt         1NR
Gregory J. Carnazza             Capt         H99
Alexander A. Chatman III        Capt         VHD
Ian T. ChichesterConstable      Capt         V17
William H. Coats                Capt         V8C
Jacob A. Coffey                 Capt         VMC
Boyd R. Crofton                 Capt         130
Daniel V. Culpepper             Capt         1R3
Pascal J. Demeo                 Capt         1RS
Robert E. Denoyer               Capt         1RV
Cody S. Dickson                 Capt         1JE
Kacey I. Downing                Capt         VLC
Michael D. Eaton                Capt         1NF
Ryan W. Elzie                   Capt         016
Anthony W. Emberger             Capt         VLD
Travis W. Fanning               Capt         TP6
Scott A. Feltrup                Capt         124
Hocque Figueroa                 Capt         1L7
Karoline L. Foote               Capt         1C1
Erica R. Fowler                 Capt         VMC
Cole G. Freeman                 Capt         1QE
Brittany E. Fruin               Capt         H99
John A. Fuzy                    Capt         VMB
Anthony J. Gentry               Capt         VHB
Hunter R. Gibson                Capt         015
Terril S. Gibson                Capt         1PK
Brian D. Graham                 Capt         1Y3
Scott W. Griffith               Capt         1JZ
Aaron K. Guerrero               Capt         1QN
Bryson M. Hall                  Capt         1L2
Bryan J. Hart                   Capt         160
Zachariah M. Harvey             Capt         J9W
Alexander C. Havermale          Capt         1G7
Daniel J. Herm                  Capt         1PR
Nolan C. Hickey                 Capt         A72
Chad J. Hingst                  Capt         1GD
John L. Hinsdale                Capt         1A5
Frederick Holwerda III          Capt         146
Daniel J. Houdek                Capt         1HN
John W. Howell, Jr.             Capt         VHD
Nicholas R. Huang               Capt         070
Bradbury J. Hudson              Capt         1SJ
Austin N. Hulgan                Capt         SEW
Julian E. Jerzerick             Capt         1EG
Justin M. Klein                 Capt         V18
Samuel P. Kurtz                 Capt         VHG
Robert E. Lane                  Capt         069
Jarrett S. Loftis               Capt         1HK
Samuel J. Lorey                 Capt         1HK
Devin A. McAtee                 Capt         1SG
Byron E. McGee                  Capt         1V4
Daniel P. McSheffrey            Capt         V35
Brian R. Miller                 Capt         199
Michael A. Moorman              Capt         VHD
Franklin J. Murdock             Capt         067
John P. Neblett                 Capt         1GT
Kaitlin M. Nickelotte           Capt         1UV
Stephen J. Noppenberger         Capt         15E
Sean T. Parmigiane              Capt         1HM
Nicholas M. Patinos             Capt         VHB
Federico Perez III              Capt         016
Jakob K. Pflederer              Capt         1C1
Jacob A. Porter                 Capt         VRA
Gary Q. Raymundo                Capt         1PV
Jordan A. Reyes                 Capt         952
James A. Rocha                  Capt         UKT
Vincent A. Rossetti             Capt         198
Arturo E. Sandoval              Capt         1JV
Mikel C. Santiago               Capt         1G8
Ryan L. SantosLeslie            Capt         K20
Peter J. Shawhan                Capt         VHM
Markian D. Sich                 Capt         VHA
Daniel M. Simmons               Capt         127
Clay S. Smith                   Capt         KA7
Michael J. Spinello             Capt         VLF
Alexander W. Sweet              Capt         1HK
Kegan C. Toft                   Capt         JAM
Daphne Y. Williams              Capt         160
Walter L. Williams              Capt         15L
Zachary W. Williams             Capt         1JD
Joseph C. Wright                Capt         1A5
Jeffrey T. Wuebbolt             Capt         V26
Roland A. Zech                  Capt         1CF
Antonios G. Zikos               Capt         K18
Graham G. Zurheide              Capt         K07
4.  Under the provisions of section 5589 of ref (a), the Secretary of the Navy, acting for the President of the United States, hereby authorizes the promotion of the following named limited duty officers (LDO) to the grade indicated.  Rank, pay, and allowances are effective from 1 March 2018.
Name                            Grade        MCC
Craig A. Elliott                LtCol        S7B
Julius G. Jones                 Maj          143
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 active reserve (AR) officers to the grade indicated.  Rank, pay, and allowances are effective from 1 March 2018.
Name                            Grade        MCC
Garrett E. Means                Col          1C0
Amelia B. Kays                  LtCol        QBC
Mauro R. Sanchez                LtCol        TMG
Eugenio A. Razo                 Maj          S8F
6.  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 March 2018.
Name                            Grade        MCC
Percy T. Moore                  Col          1RA
Andrew J. Munro                 Col          KAV
Robert E. Rhode III             Col          IRR
Michael T. Baumgardner          LtCol        IRR
Nicholas J. Bezanson            LtCol        S5J
Patrick C. Castello             LtCol        110
Jason M. Popowski               LtCol        1EE
Jeffrey A. Pulskamp             LtCol        S8B
Jeffrey H. Stewart              LtCol        084
Jeremy R. Yauck                 LtCol        S3C
Ian C. Bryant                   Capt         S9N
James T. Christy                Capt         SUF
Gillon L. Crichton              Capt         SK5
David M. Fitzgerald             Capt         SHP
Alexander H. Glascock           Capt         IRR
Kristopher A. Harmon            Capt         SDF
Craig C. Harris                 Capt         SM6
Matthew R. Jaxheimer            Capt         SG3
Joshua B. Kelly                 Capt         E86
Derrick L. McMahen              Capt         IRR
Erin M. Mick                    Capt         SD3
Fahim R. Mortazavi              Capt         1WX
Jacobsun M. Murphy              Capt         SD6
Daniel G. Schiele               Capt         S54
Christopher S. Skopec           Capt         SUM
Jonathan G. Stinson             Capt         S58
7.  Under the provisions of section 578 of refs (a) and (c), the Secretary of the Navy, acting for the President of the United States, hereby authorizes the promotions of the following named regular officers as indicated, to the permanent grade of Chief Warrant Officer Four (CWO4) through Chief Warrant Officer Three (CWO3).  Rank, pay, and allowances are effective from 1 March 2018.
Name                            Grade        MCC
Ramon R. Russell                CWO4         LA9
Vincent M. Steele               CWO3         1RA
8.  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 officer as indicated, to the permanent grade of Chief Warrant Officer Four (CWO4).  Rank, pay, and allowances are effective from 1 March 2018.
Name                            Grade        MCC
James E. Kenny III              CWO4         SDN
9.  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.
10.  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.
11.  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 8 (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.
12.  The following FY18 promotions are projected for April 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         J. A. Kemp            72     R. B. Finneran        76
MOS: 3404   none                  none   none                  none
Col (AR)    none                  none   none                  none
Col (R)     D. S. Woodhams        42     S. R. Dunn            43
LtCol       P. J. Torres          286    T. J. Heller          287
LtCol (AR)  none                  none   none                  none
LtCol (R)   J. A. Charkowski      54     P. A. McKinley        60
Maj (LDO)   list cleared                 list cleared
Maj (AR)    list cleared                 list cleared
Maj (R)     K. L. Wedekind        373    J. T. Russo           406
Capt        J. P. Yeager          576    R. A. Reyes           677
MOS: 3404   D. V. Brandenburg     15     T. A. Mann            16
Capt (R)    M. G. Wiedemer        47     T. J. Cowan           67
CWO5
MOS: 5910   J. E. Moya            1      J. E. Moya            1
CWO4        none                  none   none                  none
CWO4 (R)    E. L. Tanner          15     E. L. Tanner          15
CWO3
MOS: 0170   T. L. Brown, Jr.      6      T. L. Brown, Jr.      6
MOS: 3510   C. A. Fripp           5      C. A. Fripp           5
13.  The following FY19 promotions are projected for April 2018 and are subject to change.  Promotions from the remaining FY19 boards will be promulgated based on vacancy determination and senate confirmation.
           Senior Officer         Sel    Junior Officer         Sel
LtCol (LDO)
MOS: 2305  H. W. Soukup           1      H. W. Soukup           1
MOS: 6302  K. L. Hollis           3      K. L. Hollis           3
Maj        J. A. Oberdove         167    M. W. Bock, Jr.        169
14.  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.
15.  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.
16.  Release authorized by C. F. Swain, Deputy Director, Manpower Management Division.//