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FY19 AVIATION PERSONNEL EXCHANGE PROGRAM (PEP) AND INTER-SERVICE EXCHANGE (ISE) PROGRAM SOLICITATION

Date Signed: 5/11/2018
MARADMINS Number: 270/18

R 112209Z MAY 18
MARADMIN 270/18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC AVN ASM WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/FY19 AVIATION PERSONNEL EXCHANGE PROGRAM (PEP) AND INTER-SERVICE EXCHANGE (ISE) PROGRAM SOLICITATION//
REF/A/MCO/1520.11F/20130327//
REF/B/DCA/MEMORANDUM/1520/20150804//
REF/C/MCO/1300.8/20140918//
NARR/REF A IS THE MARINE CORPS ORDER FOR THE PERSONNEL EXCHANGE
PROGRAM. REF B IS THE DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR AVIATION MEMORANDUM
FOR ISE PERSONNEL ON AVIATION EXCHANGE TOURS WITH THE USMC.
REF C IS THE MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY.//
POC/BRUCE K. WILLIAMS/LTCOL/CMC AVN ASM-52 WASHINGTON DC/
DSN 224-1244/703-614-1244/BRUCE.K.WILLIAMS1@USMC.MIL/ASM.AVIATION.EXCHANGE@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  This MARADMIN seeks qualified Marines to represent the Marine Corps abroad by serving in PEP billets overseas with trusted foreign partners per ref A and in ISE billets with the United States Navy (USN) and United States Air Force (USAF) per ref B. Selected individuals will facilitate interoperability and the exchange of professional and tactical expertise with host nation and joint services in two to three year exchange assignments.
2.  Eligibility.
2.A. Candidates must be on active duty.
2.B. Candidates must meet minimum time on station requirements.
2.C. Candidates must have sufficient obligated service remaining upon completion of PEP tour to fulfill a two-year follow-on assignment per page 5-13 of ref A.
2.D. Candidates must not be in receipt of orders or selected/slated for other programs.
2.E. Individuals attending resident PME and graduating in the summer of 2019 are encouraged to apply.  These individuals will not be available for language training until completion of their slated CPIB/CCLEB program.
2.F. Candidates must complete overseas screening for OCONUS tours.
2.G. Candidates requiring foreign language training must have minimum Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) score of 95.  The language requirement is minimum Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) score (2-2) in target languages, with Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) score of at least 1 plus.
2.H. Aviators must be SERE complete prior to the assignment start date.
3.  The following PEP billets will be selected in Jun 2018 for overseas assignment in FY19.
     Grade BMOS     Billet         City         Date    MCC  Note
3.A. O3    7523     AF-18A Pilot   Tindal       Jun 19  UCB  1
3.B. O3    7557     CC-130J Pilot  Cold Lake    Jun 19  MCK  2
3.C. O3    7523     FF-18 Pilot    Kuopio       Jun 19  1EE  3
3.D. O3    7566     Chinook Pilot  Benson       Sep 18  M60  4
3.E. O3    7523     Typhoon Pilot  Lossiemouth  Jun 19  M60  4
3.F. O3    7557     C-130J Pilot   Brize Norton Jun 19  M60  4
3.G. O3    7565     Mk-7 Pliot     Yeovilton    Jun 19  K02  4
Note 1: Location is Australia. Language training not required.
Note 2: Location is Canada. Language training not required.
Note 3: Location is Finland. Location and timing of language training TBD based off aplicant location. Applicants should be prepared to PCS/PCA for training as early as Fall 2018.
Note 4: Location is England. Language training not required.
4.  The following ISE billets will be selected in Jun 2018 for inter-service assignment in FY19.
     Svc  Grd BMOS       Billet       City           Date   MCC
4.A. USAF O3  7509/18/23 F-16 Pilot   Luke AFB       Jun 19 L08
4.B. USAF O3  7557       MC-130 Pilot Cannon AFB     Jun 19 TXX
4.C. USAF O3  7532       CV-22 Pilot  Cannon AFB     Jun 19 TXX
4.D. USN  O4  7523       F/A-18       NAS Fallon     Jun 19 TFD
5.  Submission requirements.  Eligible Marines are encouraged to submit a naval letter to CMC (ASM-52) NLT 10 Jun 2018. Application letters will include the following:
5.A. Naval letter with endorsements through first O6 commander in their chain of command.  For billets requiring an off-cycle departure  for language training, commands should acknowledge the likely gap in staffing in the endorsement. Those individuals who are assigned to DIFDEN billets must include an endorsement from the commanding officer of their last flying assignment. The letter will also include:
5.A.1 Rank, Full Name, EDIPI, PMOS.
5.A.2 Preferences listed in order of priority.
5.A.3 If applying to billets requiring language training, include DLAB, DLPT, OPI scores and dates of most current tests.
5.A.4 Contact information.
5.B. Enclosure 1 - Summary of experience.  Status of PME for grade.  List specific aviation areas of expertise.  List travel, academic and professional experience in foreign regions and with joint services.  Note any language proficiency.  Indicate time spent at each location.  Indicate extent of interaction with foreign and joint service populations, and whether previous experience was academic, business, religious, military, government, family, leisure, etc.
5.C. Enclosure 2 - Copy of email statement from PMOS monitor stating the officer meets TOS requirements, is not in receipt of orders, career timing supports, and is eligible to apply.
5.D. Enclosure 3 - Letter(s) of recommendation.  Endorsements and recommendations should include an assessment of the applicants potential to serve as a representative of the Commandant of the Marine Corps on independent duty overseas.
5.E. Enclosure 4 - Applicants applying for aviator billets must include a current copy of the DD2992 (Up-Chit).
5.F. Enclosure 5 - Current copy of individual aircrew qualification and designation letter.
5.G. Enclosure 6 - PEP applicants with dependents shall include a certificate of suitability from overseas screening per ref C.
5.H. Applicants shall ensure that their OMPF is current to include PME, FITREPS and current digital photo.  Do not enclose copies of Master Brief Sheet and photo.
5.I. Applicants are responsible for ensuring applications arrive at CMC (ASM) by the stated deadline.
5.J. Application template and PEP/ISE data sheet can be found at, http:(slash slash) www.aviation.marines.mil/Branches/Manpower-and-Support/Personnel-Exchange.
6. Submission instructions:
6.A. All packages must be submitted via the endorsing chain of command through the first general officer to CMC (ASM-52) NLT 10 Jun 2018. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
6.B. The commanding officer’s endorsement will be an important factor in the selection process. The endorsement should be an evaluation of the applicant’s capability to perform future aviation duties.
6.C. Once the application is complete, a digital (PDF) copy of the entire package is the standard for submission. Packages shall be emailed to both the POC listed in this message and to the applicant’s monitor. If the PDF file is too large to email, the application can be sent to the ASM POC via the AMRDEC safe file exchange website, https:(slash slash)safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe2/default.aspx.
6.D. Label all PDF files with last name.first name (e.g., foss.joe). If multiple PDF files are submitted for a single applicant, label files 1 of XX (e.g., foss.joe part 1 of 4).
7.  Selection Panel.  The selection panel will be held in June 2018 and will be composed of representatives from Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Manpower Management Officer Assignments (DC, MRA, MMOA), Deputy Commandant for Aviation, Aviation Manpower and Support Branch (DC, AVN, ASM), and Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policy and Operations, International Affairs Branch (DC, PPO, PLU). The panel will select the best and most fully qualified Marines for each assignment.  Each applicants career path will be carefully considered during the selection process. Panel results will be published by MARADMIN.
8.  Interested Marines shall contact their PMOS monitor to identify themselves for consideration and for any further information required about these billets.
9.  One primary and one alternate may be selected for these billets. Alternates will be contacted in the event the primary candidates are unavailable for assignment.  Notification will be via separate correspondence.  Applicants will be chosen based on requirements of the host unit, career development, potential and suitability as a representative of the USMC.
10.  PEP tours with partner nations may involve austere locations without access to the community services and U.S. military health care services that are normally available to personnel assigned to USMC bases and stations.  Routine healthcare will be reimbursed via the Tricare Overseas program.  Non-emergency travel to U.S. military treatment facilities will not be authorized at government expense.
11.  PEP personnel may qualify for special allowances which will defray many of the costs associated with independent, international duty.  These may include cost of living allowance, temporary lodging allowance, and overseas housing allowance.  These allowances may not cover all costs in all situations.  All prospective PEP personnel must be financially stable and prepared to incur potential unexpected costs.  Note: For PEPs serving with foreign partner nations, all pay and allowances (except travel expenses incurred on behalf of the host nation) will be paid by the USMC. PEPs will not receive host nation allowance or special pay.
12.  Primary candidates can expect permanent change of station (PCS) orders to coincide with coordinated language training dates or assumption of PEP tour as indicated above.  Each tour will be a minimum of two years in the PEP assignment, and a maximum of three years in English-speaking countries.
13.  Upon successful completion of PEP billet, PEPs will be assigned the Foreign Area Officer (FAO) or Regional Affairs Officer (RAO) additional MOS (AMOS) for their respective region. The assignment of this MOS will make PEPs eligible for potential utilization in a FAO or RAO billet in the future.
14.  This bulletin is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
15.  Release authorized by LtGen S. R. Rudder, Deputy Commandant for Aviation.//