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FISCAL YEAR 2019 (FY19) ACTIVE RESERVE SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT (SDA) SCREENING

Date Signed: 5/11/2018
MARADMINS Number: 268/18

R 111724Z MAY 18
MARADMIN 268/18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA RA//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2019 (FY19) ACTIVE RESERVE SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT (SDA) SCREENING//
REF/A/MSGID: MSG/CMC MRA/13DEC17//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/CMC MPO/2JUN16//
REF/C/MSGID: DOC/CMC MPO/18SEP14//
REF/D/MSGID: DOC/CMC MMEA-6/8SEP10//
REF/E/MSGID: MSG/CMC MRA MM/6OCT16//
REF/F/ DOC/CMC/YMD:  20121015//
REF/G/ NAVMC 1330/1 (REV. 08-2014)//
REF/H/ NAVMC 1330/2 (REV. 08-2014)//
REF/I/ MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA RA/261405Z SEP 13//
NARR/ REFERENCE A IS MARADMIN 676/17 ADVANCE NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE
TO MCO P1326.6D, SELECTING, SCREENING, AND PREPARING ENLISTED
MARINES FOR SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENTS (SDAMAN). REFERENCE B IS MCBUL
1020, MARINE CORPS TATTOO POLICY. REFERENCE C IS MCO 1300.8, MARINE
CORPS PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENTS POLICY. REFERENCE D IS MCO 1040.31,
ENLISTED RETENTION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. REF E IS MARADMIN
531/16, FY17 SDA COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS// REFERENCE F IS MCO
P1326.6,REFERENCE G IS THE COMMANDING OFFICERS SCREENING/INTERVIEW
GUIDE FOR SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT (SDA).  REFERENCE H IS THE
COMMANDING OFFICERS FINANCIAL WORKSHEET.  REFERENCE I IS
MARADMIN 498/13, OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE (OMPF) PHOTOGRAPH
GUIDANCE.//
POC/CAMPO, PHILIP A. MSGT/SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENTS MONITOR, RAM-2/DSN 278-0529/COMM (703)784-0529//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  This message initiates the FY19 Active Reserve (AR) Special Duty Assignments (SDA) screening process. HQMC/RAM aims to select and assign the most qualified and capable AR Marines to duties as Prior Service Recruiters, Drill Instructors, and Marine Corps Combat Instructors (MCCI).
2.  Eligible Marines.  A list of Marines that are required to be screened for SDA assignment is available at https:(slash)(slash) www.manpower.usmc.mil/webcenter/portal/RAM2/pages_sdaspecialduty assignments and the Total Force Retention System (TFRS).  The identified Marines are required to be screened by Commanding Officers, utilizing the instructions and checklists available at the web address provided above and via AMHS and TFRS. Per reference (a), MCO P1326.6D (SDAMAN) is undergoing a comprehensive re-write and will not be utilized for screening.  The provided instructions and checklists replace guidance provided within MCO P1326.6D. The roster generated, has been based on a number of qualifying factors. Marines who have been stabilized and are assigned to deployed units or units scheduled to deploy are not required to be screened. This information must be communicated to HQMC RAM via the Automated Message Handling System (AMHS) utilizing the following Plain Language Address (PLAD):  CMC Washington DC MRA RA RAM.
3.  Action. Sergeants and above will be screened by Commanders and the nearest PSR career recruiter for all of the available AR SDA opportunities (PST, DI and MCCI), Corporals are only required to complete the screening for MCCI.
3a.  Sergeants and above will schedule an interview with the nearest PSR and/or career recruiter.  The uniforms for this interview are Dress Blue Delta and the Marine Corps physical training (PT) uniform. Marines will have in their possession certified true copies of complete page 3, 11, chronological record screen, unit punishment book (if applicable), record of emergency data (RED), basic individual record (BIR), basic training record (BTR), and the completed and endorsed Commanding Officer screening and interview guide including financial worksheet.  A physical exam must be completed prior to meeting with a PSR representative.
3b.  The following are contact numbers for each PSR District Headquarters:
1st PSRS- (413)593-3063/3064
4th PSRS- (717)770-8101/8102
6th PSRS- (678)655-3418/8412
8th PSRS- (817)738-6250/6360
9th PSRS- (847)688-6503/6504
12th PSRS-(760)725-4158/4159
3c.  Proof of security clearance or open investigation.  All Applicants must have their security manager complete a security clearance verification letter and include this letter in their package.
3d.  No later than 01 June 2018, commands must provide RAM with a roster of Marines not available for screening with justification via Automated Message Handling System (AMHS) to the following Plain Language Address (PLAD):  CMC Washington DC MRA RA RAM.  E-mail notification will not be accepted.  Non-availability for screening will not preclude assignment to SDA duty.
3e.  All Marines registered with the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) must identify this during the screening interview. Enrollment in the EFMP does not disqualify the Marine however, the location of assignment will be based on the recommendation of the HQMC EFMP Coordinator.
4.  Submission Guidelines.  Commands will submit completed SDA packages on all identified Marines to HQMC (RAM-2 SDA) via Total Force Retention System (TFRS), NLT 2359 EST, 30 June 2018. Packages failing to meet the minimum requirements, per reference (e), will be returned without action. Marines who are found qualified and who have been selected to serve on SDA duty will be released via separate correspondence. Each package will include, at a minimum, the following items:
4.a.  Applicable Screening Checklists, per guidance provided in paragraph 4, and Financial Worksheet provided via sources identified in paragraph 2.
4.b.  360 degree photos in green on green PT gear, as well as individual photos or sketches of all tattoos.  Utilize measuring tools provided in reference (b) for any tattoos in or near areas prohibited by the reference.
4.c.  Records of disciplinary actions contained in the Marines service record.
4.d.  Chain of command RELM comments and recommendations.
4.e.  Security Clearance Eligibility Letter.
5.  For Marines found not qualified for SDA, Commanders will provide source documentation of disqualifying criteria and estimated date of return to qualified status, in order to make accurate determination for SDA class assignment and retention.  Examples include Medical Officer prognosis letter for projected date of SDA assignability, legal documents that show conflict with SDA class dates, page 11 entries for assignment to Body Composition Program or PFT/CFT failure. Unit Diary entries must be reflected in Marine Corps Total Force System for the disqualifying status in order to make determination for disqualification.
6.  All identified Marines will complete the FY19 SDA Survey located at https:(slash)(slash) survey.max.gov/227973 in order to account for individual Marines preferences when making duty assignments.
7.  Volunteer Submission. Marines not directed to be screened by this MARADMIN may submit applications to serve on a specific SDA in accordance with paragraph 3. Any Marine desiring to volunteer for SDA is encouraged to communicate with their respective PMOS monitor prior to submitting a SDA package.
8.  Between 02 July 2018 and 31 July 2018, electronic SDA packages will be screened by HQMC Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC) and RAM. Qualified Marines will be assigned to the available SDA classes. During screening, SDA class assignments will be made on the “first-come, first-serve” basis in accordance with each Marines preferences and qualifications, command recommendations, and remaining SDA vacancies, upon receipt of the SDA package.  Final assignments will be announced via separate correspondence and published via TFRS and AMHS during August 2018.  Once the approved RELM with designated class assignment is returned to the unit, Marines will have no more than 15 days to accept the obligated service.  Those Marines that decline to gain the obligated service necessary for their assignment to an SDA will be issued an RE-3O reenlistment code in accordance with references (d) and (e).
9.  AR Monitor Roadshow.  Beginning in September 2018, the RAM SDA Monitor will available at all locations in which the RAM roadshow will visit in order to provide an opportunity for Marines, assigned to FY19 classes, to interact with the SDA monitor on a one on one basis.  This visit will be coordinated as a part of the main AR Monitor Roadshow.  Refinements or adjustments to the SDA class slate will be done on a case by case basis.  Commands must submit official requests via AMHS, or TFRS as appropriate, in order to make class adjustments.  Additional information and coordinating instructions for the AR Monitor Roadshow will be released via separate correspondence.
10.  Once final assignments to SDA classes are made, Commanders are reminded that they must recertify Marines between 45 and 60 days prior to the convening date of the individuals SDA class.  Failure to properly rescreen Marines for SDA will result in a determination of noncompliance in accordance with reference (f).
11.  Released authorized by Colonel J. M. Morrisroe, Director, Reserve Affairs Division, Acting.//