Date Signed: 8/3/2018 | MARADMINS Number: 427/18
MARADMINS : 427/18
R 021501Z AUG 18
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  As Announced By Ref a, the FY20 U.S. Marine Corps Limited Duty Officer (LDO) Promotion Selection Boards will convene on 20 September 2018, at Harry Lee Hall, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA.  The Promotion Selection Boards will consider permanent Limited Duty Officers for promotion to the grades of Lieutenant Colonel and Major.  Permanent LDOs compete for promotion as vacancies become available in their grade and competitive category military occupational specialty (MOS).  Any officer in a temporary status will not be eligible for consideration for promotion by the board.
2.  Promotion Boards.  The boards will consider, by MOS and grade and only as specified by the yearly promotion plan, three categories of officers:  above-zone, in-zone, and below-zone.  Officers defined as LDO in Ref b on the date the boards convene are eligible for the relevant boards.  However, officers with established separation/retirement dates within 90 days of the convening date of the boards will not be considered by the boards if the separation/retirement date is established by 2359 on the day the boards convenes.  In addition, captains who are not U.S. Citizens will not be considered for promotion to Major.  Officers whose lineal control number (LCN) precedes the senior officer in-zone are defined as above-zone.  Those above-zone officers who have not been previously considered are defined as "above-zone, not previously considered."  Officers in this status are considered by the boards to be in-zone.  Officers may review Ref B and their eligibility for the boards on the internet at the Officer Promotion Homepage.  The senior and junior officers in-zone (SR AND JR IZ) and the junior officer eligible below-zone (JR BZ) are as follows (Encl (1) of Ref B applies):
2.a.  LDO Lieutenant Colonel Promotion Selection Board.  The MOS 0430, 2102, 2305, 3302, 5902, 6004, 6302  and  6502 selection boards will consider below-zone (BZ) officers.
2.a.1.  MOS 0430                                  DOR       LCN
        SR IZ:  Major Peter K. Basabe Jr.      01 Jul 13    16636000
        JR IZ   Major Peter D. Nelson          01 Apr 14    17514000
        JR BZ:  Major Jason D. Eck             01 Sep 14    17919000
2.a.2.  MOS 2102
        SR IZ:  Major Christian D. Galbraith   01 Apr 14    17523000
        JR IZ   Major Ryan M. Cleveland        01 Apr 15    18410000
        JR BZ:  Major Rocky D. Hutton          01 Mar 16    19345000
2.a.3.  MOS 2305
        SR IZ:  Major Donald E. Pilcher        01 Apr 15    18415000
        JR IZ:  Major Eduardo Quiroz           01 Apr 15    18421000
        JR BZ:  Major Jason H. Perry           01 Apr 16    19388000
2.a.4.  MOS 3302
        SR IZ:  Major James P. Stockwell       01 May 11    15108000
        JR IZ:  Major Chad E. Tidwell          01 Mar 13    16394000
        JR BZ:  Major Arlie L. Miller          01 Sep 16    19799000
2.a.5.  MOS 5902
        ONLY IZ:  Major James Y. Malone        01 Sep 15    18736000
        JR BZ:  Major John A. Yukica           01 Aug 16    19644000
2.a.6.  MOS 6004
        SR IZ:  Major Robert W. Puckett        01 Apr 15    18402000
        JR IZ:  Major Robert R. Kono           01 Apr 15    18403000
        JR BZ:  Major Michael S. Dewey         01 Mar 16    19329500
2.a.7.  MOS 6302
        SR IZ:  Major Brian E. Kelly           01 Apr 15    18406000
        JR IZ:  Major Herman E. Holley         01 Jul 15    18659000
        JR BZ:  Major Anthony K. Alejandre     01 Mar 16    19317000
2.a.8.  MOS 6502
        SR IZ:  Major Jacob R. Lewis           01 Oct 14    18015000
        JR IZ:  Major Austin E. Wren           01 Aug 15    18735000
        JR BZ:  Major Micheal J. Corbin        01 May 16    19402000
2.a.9.  No Lieutenant Colonel LDO Promotion Selection Boards will be convened for the following MOSs:  0605, 1705, 2340, 2802, 3102 and  6802.
2.b.  LDO Major Promotion Selection Board.  The MOS 0430, 2305, 2802, 3102, 5902, 6004, 6302, and 6502 selection boards will consider below-zone (BZ) officers.
2.b.1.  MOS 0430                                   DOR       LCN
        SR IZ:  Captain Kacy V. Ray             01 Jul 14    27398990
        JR IZ:  Captain Nathaneal J. Hart Jr.   01 Jul 15    28808000
        JR BZ:  Captain Dustin R. Heffel        01 Jul 15    28813000
2.b.2.  MOS 0605
        SR IZ:  Captain Curtis B. Miller        01 Jul 15    28802000
        JR IZ:  Captain Aaron S. Ellis          01 Jul 15    28809000
2.b.3.  MOS 1705
        ONLY IZ:  Captain Justin D. Mosley      01 Jun 14    27214850
2.b.4.  MOS 2305
        SR IZ:  Captain Eric Edwartoski         01 Jul 15    28798000
        JR IZ:  Captain Rafael B. Martinez      01 Jul 15    28816000
        JR BZ:  Captain Jeffrey T. Jones II     01 Apr 16    29755000
2.b.5.  MOS 2802
        SR IZ:  Captain Frank B. Allen          01 Jun 14    27214400
        JR IZ:  Captain Andres J. Agramonte     01 Aug 14    27611200
        JR BZ:  Captain Kyle H. Shoemaker       01 Jul 15    28810000
2.b.6.  MOS 3102
        ONLY IZ:  Captain John C. Jarvis        01 Jun 14    27214650
        JR BZ:  Captain Philip S. Spencer       01 Mar 16    29697425
2.b.7.  MOS 5902
        SR IZ:  Captain Lamar D. Dupree         01 Oct 13    26240600
        JR IZ:  Captain Curtis E. Borjas        01 Nov 14    27868200
        JR BZ:  Captain Steven M. Angeline      01 Mar 16    29697600
2.b.8.  MOS 6004
        SR IZ:  Captain Kevin T. Brownlee       01 Jul 13    25899300
        JR IZ:  Captain Timothy E. Sapp         01 Jul 15    28800000
        JR BZ:  Captain Ramon F. Vasquez        01 Jul 15    28806000
2.b.9.  MOS 6302
        SR IZ:  Captain Timothy E. Baldwin      01 Jun 14    27214175
        JR IZ:  Captain  Jeremy D. McCammitt    01 Jul 15    28792000
        JR BZ:  Captain Daniel E. Fuson         01 Ju1 15    28818000
2.b.10.  MOS 6502
         SR IZ:  Captain David Morell            01 Jul 14    27398945
         JR IZ:  Captain Corey R. Wainscott      01 Jul 15    28805000
         JR BZ:  Captain Adam E. Griggs          01 Jun 16    29906000
2.b.11.  No Major LDO Promotion Selection Boards will be convened the following MOSs:  2102, 2340, 3302, and  6802.
3.  Continuation Boards.  Upon conclusion of each Promotion Selection Board, the Board will reconvene as a Continuation Board as specified below.  Officers may verify their eligibility for consideration for continuation by contacting CMC (MMSR).  CMC (MMSR) will adjust the mandatory retirement dates and/or notify the officers selected for continuation, as applicable, after the promotion selection results have been announced.  The following Continuation Boards will be convened:
3.a.  The FY20 USMC Lieutenant Colonel LDO (Select) Continuation Board will select for continuation those officers selected by the promotion selection board to the grade of Lieutenant Colonel who would otherwise be subject to involuntary retirement due to total years active service until the officers have time to complete 3 years in the grade of Lieutenant Colonel.
3.b.  The FY20 USMC Major LDO (Select) Continuation Board will select for continuation those officers selected by the Promotion Selection Board to the grade of Major who would otherwise be subject to involuntary retirement due to total years active service until the officers have time to complete 2 years in the grade of Major.
4.  Board Preparation Guidance.  Officers are advised to review Ref a for guidance regarding submission of information, auditing the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) and Master Brief Sheet (MBS), Fitness Reports, Photographs, Deferment of Eligibility, and Requests for Nonselection prior to the convening date of the board.  Officers may review Ref a at The Officer Promotion Homepage.  Although mentioned in Ref a, the following guidance is provided:
4.a.  Personal responsibilities.  Each officer is personally responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of their OMPF and MBS before the date the board convenes.
4.b.  Obtaining and Reviewing the OMPF.  The primary and most expeditious means of obtaining and viewing the OMPF and MBS is through OMPF online via MOL.  The MBS can also be obtained through the MMRP Web Site.  Refer to Ref d to determine what documents are appropriate for inclusion in the OMPF.
4.c.  OMPF Document Submission Guidelines.  Officers are personally responsible for correcting deficiencies, missing information, or illegible documents present in either the OMPF or MBS with CMC (MMRP-20).  Per Ref e, ensure any material sent to CMC (MMRP-20) for filing in the OMPF contains full name, grade, and the Electronic Data Interchange Personal Identifier (EDIPI).  If the EDIPI is not on the material, then the material may not be filed in the OMPF in time to go before the selection board.  For corrections or updates to the Administrative Information Section of the MBS, contact your unit S-1 or Installation Personnel Administration Center (IPAC).  For corrections, deficiencies, missing fitness reports and date gaps contact the Performance Evaluation Summary section of the MBS, contact (MMRP-30).  Officers are reminded to verify any additions or deletions from their OMPF or MBS within the 12-month window to ensure the accuracy and completeness of their record.  OMPF documents can be e-mailed as a pdf attachment or OMPF documents can be mailed to CMC (MMRP-20).  However, inclusion into the OMPF is substantially faster if the documents are e-mailed.  See paragraph 5 (MMRP) for OMPF inquiries and document submission points of contact.
4.d.  OMPF Document Submission Timelines.  It is imperative that documents submitted to CMC (MMRP-20) for inclusion in the OMPF within 60 days of a selection board be conspicuously marked “Contains Documents For FY20 (Appropriate Board) Selection Board.”  With the exception of Fitness Reports, all OMPF documents, particularly Digital Photos, must be forwarded to and received by CMC (MMRP-20) at least two weeks prior to the convening date of the selection board in order to allow processing time to the OMPF.  Officers are advised that the OMPF and MBS are distributed to the boardroom at least one week before the Board Convening Date.  Board-Eligible records continue to be updated until the convening date of the board. However, officers are highly encouraged to submit all material no later than two weeks prior to the board for which they are eligible.
4.e.  Career Advisors.  It is the responsibility of each officer to ensure their personal records (OMPF/MBS) reflect accurate and current information.  Officers concerned with specific aspects of their record may contact their respective career counselors.  Active component officers should contact CMC (MMRP-50).  PES and FITREP policy and correction specific questions should be directed to MMRP-30 (performance evaluation section).
4.f.  Active duty officers:  Conduct a self audit of personal records, refer to the self audit document guide located at the MMRP-50 (career counseling) homepage or through link at the Marine Online/myOMPF/about OMPF tab.  It is also highly encouraged that officers contact MMRP-50 to receive a pre-board career performance assessment one year prior to their in-zone look.  In order to schedule a pre-board counseling appointment refer to the MMRP-50 homepage/officer counselors/appointments tab via the Manpower and Reserve Affairs portal.
4.g.  Fitness reports.  Fitness reports are due to CMC (MMRP-30) by the time-lines noted in ref c.  Reports mailed directly to the president of the board will not be added to a Marines OMPF.  For fitness reports to become part of the OMPF, the reports must be submitted to CMC (MMRP-30).  The automated performance evaluation system (A-PES) is the primary means of submitting fitness reports.  However, reporting officials may email pdf copies to the MMRP-32 organizational mailbox at, so long as the mailers email account can be confirmed as either the reporting seniors or reviewing officers .mil email address.  If mailing a paper version of a report to HQMC, it is imperative that the forwarding envelope is conspicuously marked "contains FITREPs for FY20 (appropriate board) selection board."  Timely submission of fitness reports is critical for board-eligible members, as CMC (MMRP-30) will need time to review reports for accuracy and compliance.  Commanders are ultimately responsible for the timely Submission of fitness reports to (CMC) MMRP-30 and for ensuring that all fitness report submission adhere to the timelines noted in ref c.
4.g.1.  Date gaps must be corrected IAW chapter 8 and appendix f of ref c.  If missing reports are less than one year old, a reconstructed original is required.  Copies of the completed fitness reports over one year old must have all pages certified as true copies by either one of the reporting officials (RS/RO).  For completion and submission of reports that are over one year old, it is preferable that the original reviewing officer complete the report.  However, CMC (MMRP-30) may act as the reviewing officer on reports that are not adverse on a case by case basis.
4.g.2.  Marines are reminded that requests for administrative changes to their fitness report records may take up to 30 days for completion.  Due diligence for records correction timeliness rests solely on the Marine making the request.
4.h.  Photographs.  Per refs d and e, officers eligible for promotion consideration are required to submit an official photo within 12 months of the convening date of the board.  Refs d and e outline digital photograph submission specification requirements.
4.h.1.  Reviewing Photo Submission.  Officers are responsible for verifying receipt of photo by CMC (MMRP-60).  The primary, most expeditious means of confirming photo receipt is through OMPF online via MOL.  Photos will be available for viewing on OMPF online within 24 hours of photo receipt by CMC (MMRP-60).  The date of the photograph, as noted on the photograph title board, is considered the primary date for determining the 12-month photograph eligibility window for selection boards.  Officers are advised that although a photo may be over 12 months old, the photo will remain in the OMPF until an updated photo is submitted.
4.h.2.  Hard Copy Photos.  Officers who choose to submit a hard copy photo directly to The President Of The Board are advised that the photo will not be included in the OMPF.  Verification of hard copy photos submitted directly to the President Of The Board can be accomplished through The Officer Promotion Homepage.
4.i.  Professional Military Education (PME).  The Selection Guidance (Precept) for many boards includes a reminder of the importance of PME, whether resident or non-resident, in an officers development.  Officers are advised to ensure that course completion information is noted on their MBS and that PME completion certificates are included in their OMPF in order to document completion.  In cases where an officer has not completed PME but has completed one or more sub-courses of that PME, the officer may send a personal communication to the president of the board describing progress in completing the PME and include documented evidence of any sub-course completion. See Refs f and g for additional information regarding PME.
4.j.  Civilian education.  All officers must ensure their civilian education is accurately reflected in the Marine Corps Total Force System (MCTFS).
4.k.  Communication With The Board.  Each officer may communicate with The President Of The Board. Per reference (h), an officer eligible for consideration by a selection board convened under section 611(a) of title 10, U.S. Code, may send a written communication to the board, to arrive not later than 2359 Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 9 Sep 2018 (10 calendar days before the date the board convenes). The information in this database is then up-loaded to the Internet so that officers can personally confirm receipt of the material via the officer promotion homepage.  In addition, do not send duplicate copies of update material.  Doing so causes CMC (MMPR-1) to again process the material and for the board to review duplicate copies of the material submitted.
4.l.  Forwarding Communications to the Board.  Officers may submit communications via U.S. Mail, next-day packages, or fax.  U.S. Mail is not delivered directly to Harry Lee Hall. Therefore, anticipate a 2-3 day lag time for further delivery to Harry Lee Hall.  Commercial next-day carriers deliver directly to Harry Lee Hall, excluding weekends and holidays.  Officers with the capability to scan their documents may send the scanned documents via E-mail directly to the organizational mailbox  Ensure the e-mail subject line reads "update material for the FY20 USMC (appropriate grade) promotion selection board."
4.m.  Update Material.  Officers may submit to the board any written information, to include written material they deem important for consideration.  OMPF materials sent directly to The Board President will not become part of an officers OMPF.  Although officers may submit any material as update material, officers should contact CMC (MMRP-30) before submitting fitness reports as update material and CMC (MMRP-20) for any other OMPF materials.  This process will ensure an officers OMPF is appropriately updated.  The following guidelines apply regardless of the means by which an officer submits material, e.g., mail, fax, e-mail, etc.:
4.m.1.  Update Material must be in writing and submitted under cover letter with the update material as enclosures (a sample cover letter is available at the officer promotion homepage).
4.m.2.  The cover letter must be addressed to President, FY20 USMC (Appropriate Grade) Promotion Selection Board (See Paragraph 5a for complete address).
4.m.3.  Update Material must be from the eligible officer, and the officer must sign the cover letter.  Digital signatures are authorized on e-mail submissions.  Material submitted that is not in writing, submitted without a signed cover letter, or received after 2359 Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 9 Sep 2018 (10 calendar days before the date the board convenes) will not be submitted to the board.
4.n.  Update Material Receipt Verification.  Update material sent via email will receive and e-mail confirmation.  The e-mail confirmation receipt is the official notification that CMC (MMPR-1) has received your update material, and will provide it to the president of your board.  No further action is required on the officers part.
4.o.  Request for non-selection.  Officers eligible for promotion who plan to separate or retire may desire to write to the president of the board requesting they not be selected for promotion.  Any officer who writes such a letter to the board will still be considered for promotion and will incur a failure of selection if not recommended for promotion by the board.  Per section 1174 of Title 10, U.S. Code, an officer who submits a request not to be selected for promotion, or who otherwise directly causes his or her non selection through written communication to the board, is not entitled to separation pay if involuntarily discharged from active duty.  This pertains to all active duty boards, with the exception of the CWO board.
4.p.  Post-board information and guidance.  Officers may view the approval progress of their board from the officer promotion homepage.  When the results of a field grade board are authorized to be released, a "personal for" (P-4) email will be forwarded to all Marine Corps general officers and certain colonels.  The P-4 affords the recipients an opportunity to ensure each select and in-zone non-select are advised of their promotion status.  The P-4 includes work phone numbers that are obtained from MCTFS.  All officers are required to ensure their contact data is correct in MOL and MCTFS and to verify the accuracy of their MCC, unit, billet, phone and email information.  Accurate, current contact information will facilitate more efficient notification.  Approximately 5 working days after a P-4 is released, SECNAV will release the ALNAV announcing the names of the officers selected by the board.
5.  Addresses, Points of Contact, and Internet Information:
5.a.  Address for the President of the Board:
            FY20 USMC (appropriate grade) Promotion Selection Board
            Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps (MMPR-1)
            Harry Lee Hall
            17 Lejeune Road
            Quantico, VA 22134-5104
5.b.  Officer Promotion Section (MMPR-1) comm 703-784-9705:
5.b.1.  Section head, DSN 278-9703/04
5.b.2.  Promotion board action officers, DSN 278-9705/06/07
5.b.3.  Lineal staff, 703-784-9705/06/07, DSN 278-9705/06/07
5.b.4.  Confirm receipt of material, 703-784-9712/13, DSN 278-9712/13
5.b.5.  Fax material to:  comm 703-784-9883/9884 OR DSN 278-9883/9884
5.b.6.  E-mail material to:
5.c.  Internet information through the officer promotion homepage.  Go to  Select the “Active Marines” tab at the top of the page.  Under "manpower management," select “promotion branch,” and then select “officer promotions,” to arrive at the officer promotion homepage.  From there, to find:
5.c.1.  Ref a:  Select “messages” and under “promotion maradmins” select "CY 2018" then 196/18.
5.c.2.  Lineal list:  Under “reference" select "McBul 1400- blue book dtd July 2017."  Blue book will be updated July 2018 prior to the board convening.
5.c.3.  Zone eligibility or update material receipt verification:  Under "online applications" select "eligibility verification/submitted material."
5.c.4.  Information for preparing for a board:  Select “preparing for your board."
5.c.5.  Sample cover letter:  Under "reference" select "sample cover letter."
5.c.6.  Consult with a Career Counselor.  Go to, click on "Top Requests" at the bottom center of the page, click on "Officer Counseling Appointments," and follow the instructions provided.  Alternately, go to, hover on Active Marine, select "Records and Performance (MMRP)," select "MMRP-50 Officer/Enlisted Career Counseling", then "Officer Counseling," then "appointments for counseling" 5.c.7. OMPF/MBS/Digital Photos.  The primary, most expeditious means of obtaining and viewing the OMPF, MBS, and digital photo is through OMPF online via MOL.  Alternative means of downloading and viewing the MBS and digital photograph is available through the MMRP homepage.  From the officer promotion homepage, under "related links," select "Record And Performance Branch (MMRP)," select "official military personnel file," select "digital photo requirements."  Under “online applications," select "digital photo inventory."
5.d.  Manpower Management Record and Performance Branch.
5.d.1.  (MMRP-20) Records Management Section.  OMPF documents or questions concerning the OMPF can be sent by the following means:
5.d.1.a.  E-Mail:
5.d.1.b.  Address:
                   Commandant of the Marine Corps
                   Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps (MMRP-20)
                   2008 Elliot Road
                   Quantico, VA 22134-5030
5.d.1.c.  Phone numbers (comm 703-784-3907, DSN 278-3907)
                   OMPF customer service, DSN 278-3906/3907/5640
5.d.2.  (MMRP-30) Performance Evaluation Section, comm.  703-784-3993, DSN 278-3993 OR TOLL FREE 1-877-301-9953
5.d.3.  (MMRP-50) Officer Career Counseling Section, comm 703-784-9281, DSN 278-9281.
5.d.4.  Operations Section, digital photos (MMRP-60), (703)784-3738/4607, DSN 278-3738/4607.
5.e.  Separation And Retirement Branch (MMSR):  comm 703-784-9324 or DSN 278-9324/9306.
6.  Release authorized by MajGen Craig C. Crenshaw, Director, Manpower Management Division.//