FISCAL YEAR 2019 (FY19) SELECTED MARINE CORPS RESERVE (SMCR) RESERVE ENLISTED RETENTION BONUS (RERB)
Date Signed: 9/12/2018
MARADMINS Number: 505/18
R 121800Z SEP 18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA RA//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2019 (FY19) SELECTED MARINE CORPS RESERVE (SMCR) RESERVE ENLISTED RETENTION BONUS (RERB)//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/TITLE 37 U.S.C.//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/DODI 1304.31/20130312//
REF/C/MSGID: DOC/MCTFSPRIUM/YMD: 20120807//
REF/D/MSGID: DOC/MCO 1001R.1L/YMD: 20151223//
NARR/REFERENCE (A) IS U.S.C. TITLE 37, CHAPTER 5, SECTION 308C. REFERENCE (B) IS DOD INSTRUCTION 1304.31 ENLISTED BONUS PROGRAM. REFERENCE (C) IS THE MARINE CORPS TOTAL FORCE SYSTEM PERSONNEL REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL. REFERENCE (D) IS THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT MANUAL (MCRAMM).//
POC/J. U. ARELLANO/CAPT/RA (RAP)/TEL: 703-784-9136/EMAIL: RAP@USMC.MIL//
POC/K. L. BROWN/MGYSGT/RA (RAP)/TEL: 703-784-0583/EMAIL: KEVIN.L.BROWN5@USMC.MIL//
POC/C. Q. BATTLE/MSGT/RA (RAP)/TEL: 703-784-9136/EMAIL: RAP@USMC.MIL//
POC/A. S. TAUALA/SSGT/RA (RAM-1)/TEL: 703-432-9771/EMAIL: RAM-1@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. In accordance with (IAW) references (a) and (b), this MARADMIN announces the eligibility, application procedures, and reporting procedures for the FY19 Selected Marine Corps Reserve (SMCR) Enlisted Retention Bonus (RERB). This 10,000 dollar lump sum bonus is for sergeants currently serving at an incentivized SMCR unit listed in paragraph 2. Sergeants must be filling a valid Billet Identification Code (BIC) matching their Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). Eligible sergeants will incur a three year drilling obligation in the approved SMCR BIC beginning the date the applicant accepts the reenlistment, extension, lateral move (RELM) request.
2. Unit eligibility. The FY19 10,000 dollar RERB is applicable to the following units for sergeants currently serving in a valid BIC (read in three columns):
Unit Name City State
3d Anglico FHG Bell CA
4th Anglico FHG W Palm Beach FL
6th Anglico FHG Ft Lewis WA
Arty Btry M 3/14 4th MARDIV Chattanooga TN
Arty Btry P 5/14 4th MARDIV Spokane WA
Bridge Co C 6th ESB 4th MLG NSA Millington US TN
Bulk Fuel Co A 6th ESB 4th MLG Tuscon AZ
Bulk Fuel Co B 6th ESB 4th MLG Wilmington DE
Bulk Fuel Co C 6th ESB 4th MLG Luke AFB AZ
Combat Engr Co A 4th CEB 4th MARDIV Charleston WV
Combat Engr Co C 4th CEB 4th MARDIV Lynchburg VA
Combat Engr Co D 4th CEB 4th MARDIV Knoxville TN
Combat ENGR Co E 4th CEB 4th MARDIV Bessemer AL
Comm Co CLR 45 4th MLG Greensboro NC
Det 1 MAINT CO CLB 451 CLR 45 4TH MLG Omaha NE
Det 1 Maint CO CLB 453 CLR 4 4TH MLG Dyess AFB TX
Det 1 MT CO CLB 453 CLR 4 4TH MLG Texarkana TX
Det 1 SUP CO CLB 451 CLR 45 4TH MLG Greenville SC
Det 1 SUP CO CLB 453 CLR 4 4TH MLG Topeka KS
Det 1 TRANS SVCS CO CLB 25 CLR 45 Stone Bay NC
Det 2 Maint Co CLB 451 CLR 45 4th MLG Gulfport MS
Det 2 Maint Co CLB 453 CLR 4 4th MLG Wichita KS
Det 2 SUP CO CLB 453 CLR 4 4TH MLG Albany GA
Det 3 Maint Co CLB 451 CLR 45 4th MLG Indianapolis IN
Det 3 SUP CO CLB 451 CLR 45 4TH MLG JB Charleston SC
Det 5 Maint CO CLB 451 CLR 45 4TH MLG Ayer MA
Det A MWCS-48 (FWD) MACG-48 4TH MAW San Diego CA
Det A MWCS-48 (Rear) MACG-48 4th MAW Great Lakes IL
Det A MWSS-471 MAG-41 4th MAW Johnstown PA
Det A MWSS-473 MAG-41 4TH MAW Lemoore NAS CA
Det B MWSS-471 MAG-41 4th MAW Selfridge MI
Det B MWSS-473 MAG-41 4TH MAW Fort Worth TX
DET EW/C MACS-24 MACG-48 4th MAW Oceana VA
Det MP Co D Law Enf Bn FHG Elmendorf AFB AK
Engr Co C 6th ESB 4TH MLG Peoria IL
ENGR SPT CO 6TH ESB 4TH MLG Battle Creek MI
ENGR SVCS CO CLB 23 CLR 4 4TH MLG Springfield OR
Engr SVCS Co CLB 25 CLR 45 4th MLG South Bend IN
H&S Co 1/25 4th MARDIV Ft. Devens MA
H&S Co 4th AAV Bn 4th MARDIV Tampa FL
H&S CO CLB 25 CLR 45 4TH MLG Red Bank NJ
H&S CO CLB 453 CLR 4 4TH MLG Denver CO
HMLA-773 MAG-49 4TH MAW McGuire AFB NJ
HMLA-775 (-) MAG-41 4th MAW Camp Pendleton CA
Hqtrs Btry 2/14 4th MARDIV Grand Prairie TX
LAR Co C 4th AAV Bn 4th MARDIV CP Williams UT
LAR Co D 4th AAV Bn 4th MARDIV Quantico VA
LAR Co E 4th AAV Bn 4th MARDIV Syracuse NY
LAR Co F 4th AAV Bn 4th MARDIV Columbia SC
MAINT CO CLB 451 CLR 45 4TH MLG Rock Island Arsenal IL
MAINT CO CLB 453 CLR 4 4TH MLG Waco TX
MALS-41 MAG-41 4TH MAW Fort Worth TX
MALS-49 MAG-49 4th MAW Newburgh NY
MASS-6 MACG-48 4th MAW Chicopee MA
MP Co A 4th Law Enf Bn FHG Lexington KY
MTACS-48 MACG-48 4th MAW Great Lakes IL
MWSS-471 MAG-41 4TH MAW Minneapolis MN
MWSS-472 MAG-49 4TH MAW McGuire AFB NJ
MWSS-473 MAG-41 4TH MAW San Diego CA
PERS RET & PROC Co CLR 45 4th MLG Smyrna GA
Rckt Btry D 2/14 4th MARDIV El Paso TX
Rckt Btry F 2/14 4th MARDIV Oklahoma City OK
Rckt Btry K 2/14 4th MARDIV El Paso TX
Rfl Co A 1/23 4th MARDIV Ellington TX
Rfl Co A 1/24 4th MARDIV Grand Rapids MI
Rfl Co A 1/25 4th MARDIV Brunswick ME
Rfl Co B 1/25 4th MARDIV Londonderry NH
Rfl Co C 1/23 4th MARDIV Corpus Christi TX
Rfl Co C 1/25 4th MARDIV Buffalo NY
Rfl Co E 2/24 4th MARDIV Granger IA
Rfl Co F 2/24 4th MARDIV Milwaukee WI
Rfl Co G 2/23 4th MARDIV Pico Rivera CA
Rfl Co I 3/25 4th MARDIV Johnson City TN
Rfl Co K 3/25 4th MARDIV Pittsburgh PA
Rfl Co L 3/23 4th MARDIV Montgomery AL
SVC Co 6th Comm Bn FHG Brooklyn NY
Tank Co A 4th Tank Bn 4th MARDIV Camp Pendleton CA
TRANS SVCS Co CLB 25 CLR 45 4th MLG Providence RI
VMGR-234 MAG-41 4TH MAW Fort Worth TX
VMGR-452 MAG-49 4th MAW Newburgh NY
VMU-4 MAG-41 4TH MAW Camp Pendleton CA
Wpns Co 1/24 4th MARDIV Perrysburg OH
Wpns Co 1/25 4th MARDIV Ft. Devens MA
Wpns Co 2/23 4th MARDIV Port Hueneme CA
3. Eligibility requirements
a. SMCR sergeants currently assigned to a unit listed in paragraph 2.
b. SMCR sergeants must be serving in a Reserve Affairs (RA) validated BIC commensurate with the Marines grade and MOS prior to application submission.
c. Must obtain or have the contractual time in order to fulfill a 36-month service obligation upon the acceptance date of the RELM request (also known as the execution date) of the bonus or date.
d. Must not have received a bonus in the last three years, or currently serving under any other contractual obligation requiring continued affiliation in the Selected Reserve (SelRes).
e. Sergeants conducting an inter-unit transfer (IUT) may request the RERB in conjunction with the IUT. Adjudication of the RERB by RA will occur concurrently to the IUT approval. Units must include a completed Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES) IUT request checklist (available from MARFORRES G-1 section), submitted with the Total Force Retention (TFRS) request as an attachment. The IUT checklist must be endorsed by the gaining command.
f. Sergeants serving in the Active Component (AC), Active Reserve (AR), Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), or Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) program are eligible to request this incentive once joined to an incentivized SMCR unit and valid BIC.
g. Prior service AC or AR sergeants must be released from active duty with an honorable discharge.
h. Reserve sergeants must not have more than a two year break in service from the AC or last Selected Reserve assignment at the time the RERB is accepted.
i. IMAs are eligible regardless of the time remaining in their IMA tour. Upon approval by RA, sergeants will be released from their IMA tour and assigned to the gaining SMCR unit.
j. Must serve in a valid BIC as a grade and MOS match (N-grade of one up is authorized).
k. Must not have been reduced in grade to their current grade, in zone or above zone for promotion in the SMCR, or previously passed over for promotion in any component.
l. Must be non-resident Professional Military Education (PME) complete, or enrolled to complete non-resident PME. A screenshot of the Marine’s enrollment must be captured from the MarineNet website and included as an attachment within TFRS.
m. Individual applicants may be disqualified for the RERB if subject to a non-judicial punishment in the last 12 months.
4. Administrative Guidance
a. Unit CPs will submit all requests for Marines that are current members of the AR, SMCR, and IMA Marines requesting to execute an IUT to an SMCR unit. Marines from the AC or IRR must be joined to an incentivized SMCR unit prior to submitting for the incentive.
b. Payment of this incentive requires the following five-step process:
(1) A completed statement of understanding (SOU) approved by RA (RAM).
(2) A Bonus Control Number (BCN) assignment by RA (RAM).
(3) Acceptance of the incentive via TFRS authority.
(4) In accordance with reference (c), RA (RAM-1) will report the obligation via Unit Diary.
(5) Administrative entries by the SMCR unit S-1 (join, Reserve BIC, reenlistment, extension, bonus PEF code, bonus entry).
c. All requests must be submitted via TFRS to RA (RAM-1).
d. A signed SOU must be submitted with the TFRS request prior to issuance of a bonus. SOUs can be retrieved from the Forms section within TFRS.
e. RA (RAM-1) will adjudicate and return the RELM request via TFRS to the originator via TFRS to the originator with the following items:
(1) RA (RAM-1) endorsed SOU with bonus approval with Bonus Control Number (BCN) or disapproval.
(2) Incentive Administrative Reporting Guidance document.
f. Once the RELM request is accepted in TFRS, the following actions are required:
(1) The originator must:
(a) Enter the acceptance date in TFRS.
(b) Provide the endorsed SOU, Incentive Administrative Reporting Guidance document, and TFRS approval to the units administrative section for appropriate action.
(2) The units administrative section must:
(a) Report the RELM action (reenlistment or extension) in MCTFS via Unit Diary in accordance with reference (c).
(b) Verify MCTFS D302 screen to validate posting of the obligation remark.
(c) Report the bonus PEF code, and applicable bonus entry per the Incentive Administrative Reporting Guidance document via the Unit Diary/Marine Integrated Personnel System (UD/MIPS).
(d) Submit the DD Form 4 or NAVMC 321(a), via email or the Optical Digital Imaging-Records Management System (ODI-RMS) as applicable, along with the RA (RAM-1) endorsed SOU to Manpower Management Records and Performance (MMRP) Branch for inclusion intothe members Official Military Personnel File. Documents can be emailed to email@example.com.
g. Payment will execute upon completion of all MCTFS reporting and posting requirements IAW reference (c).
h. Waiver requests will include an endorsement from the first O5 level Commander via page 6 of the NAVMC 11537a. The endorsement must specifically address the criteria that requires a waiver along with a recommendation. RA (RAP) will approve/disapprove waiver requests in the adjudication process of the TFRS request.
i. Requests must be received by RA (RAM-1) no later than 1 September 2019. Sergeants must obtain RA (RAM) bonus approval prior to 10 September 2019 and accept payment within 60 days or prior to 24 September 2019, whichever comes first. Direct Affiliation Program participants must first join the approved BIC and SMCR unit prior to 24 September 2019 to be eligible for the bonus. Failure to join the approved BIC and SMCR unit within this window will result in bonus revocation, except in conjunction with a lateral move, as specified in paragraph 5.
j. All approved bonuses must be paid by 24 September 2019
k. Marines in receipt of this bonus are required to waive the reasonable commuting distance requirement (if applicable) per reference (d).
5. Retraining in conjunction with the RERB
a. Requests for assignment to the SMCR lateral move program must be submitted and approved by RA (RAM-1) prior to the Marine joining or agreeing to remain with the SMCR unit.
b. Marines assigned to the SMCR lateral move program must report for formal MOS training within 180 days of affiliation with the contracted SMCR unit. Failure to meet this deadline will result in ineligibility for the applicable incentive, and may result in transfer to the IRR.
c. If a Marine is accepted to the SMCR lateral move program, payment of the applicable incentive will not be received until MOS training is complete.
d. The training requirements will not be waived.
a. Recipients of these incentives will incur a three year drilling obligation to the SMCR beginning on the date the RELM is accepted. The three year service obligation of applicants who submit for the bonus during the last 90 days of their current SMCR obligation will not run concurrent. The new three year obligation will begin upon completion of the current obligation. Contractual time previously served will not be applied towards the new contractual obligation.
b. Recipients must serve in a BIC commensurate with their gradeand MOS at the joining unit for three years. Requests for IUT must be adjudicated by RA (RAP). RA will be notified and the D302 MCTFS remarks updated in the case of a Marine who is later assigned to a different BIC.
c. Marines who have transferred their Post-9/11 GI Bill or Montgomery GI Bill-SelRes education benefits to a dependent or spouse IAW Department of Defense Instruction 1341.13 and Section 16132a of Title 10, U.S.C., are eligible for a retention bonus.
d. Marines approved for lateral move will begin the drilling obligation upon completion of retraining.
7. Recoupment. Recoupment will occur at a prorated basis if the Sergeant:
a. Fails to fulfill the three year service obligation.
b. Fails to participate satisfactorily in all scheduled drills and annual training.
c. Executes a subsequent lateral move without RA (RAP) approval.
d. Changes BICs without RA (RAP) approval (this includes any excess BICs).
e. Executes an IUT without RA (RAP) approval, including an IUT to a BIC with the same billet title or description.
f. Performs Active Duty Operational Support (ADOS) with a unit other than their own for a period greater than 90 cumulative days per FY without prior approval by RA (RAP). Career-level PME or career progression courses are exempt.
g. Augments to the AC or access on the AR program.
h. Elects to transfer to the IMA program, not due to Force Structure Review Group (FSRG) or Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) IAW paragraph 6b.
i. Transfers to the IRR or another Service.
8. Incentives will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. A maximum of two incentives will be authorized per unit listed above in paragraph 2.
9. This bonus is not retroactive and is effective the date this message is signed.
10. This MARADMIN cancels on 30 September 2019.
11. Release authorized by Colonel J. M. Morrisroe, Director, Reserve Affairs Division, Acting.//