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FISCAL YEAR 2019 MARINE CORPS FORCE 2025 GRADE STRUCTURE REVIEW

Date Signed: 9/27/2018
MARADMINS Number: 552/18

R 271900Z SEP 18
MARADMIN 552/18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC CDI//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2019 MARINE CORPS FORCE 2025 GRADE STRUCTURE REVIEW//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/CMC/18NOV2015//
REF/B/MSGID: GENADMIN/CMC/10OCT2017//
REF/C/MSGID: DOC/TFSD/20180717//
REF/D/MSGID: GENADMIN/CMC/11SEP2018//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 5311.1E, TOTAL FORCE STRUCTURE PROCESS.  REF B IS FY18 ENLISTED CAREER FORCE CONTROLS (ECFC) PROGRAM.  REF C  IS JULY EXECUTIVE OFF-SITE MARINE CORPS FORCE 2025 AND RESERVE FORCE 2025 BRIEF TO THE COMMANDANT.  REF D IS PUBLICATION OF FISCAL YEARS 2019 THROUGH 2039 TABLES OF ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT.//
POC/K. A. STERNS/MAJ/UNIT:  DC CDI TFSD QUANTICO VA/ TEL:  DSN 278-8032/TEL:  COMM (703) 432-8032//
POC/M.A. RAMIREZ/CIV/UNIT: DC MRA QAUNTICO VA/TEL: DSN 278-9247/ TEL: COMM (703) 432-9247//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. This message announces the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Marine Corps Force (MCF) 2025 Grade Structure Review (GSR).  The purpose behind the Grade Structure Review is to correct grade pyramid imbalances that in some cases lead to changes in promotion timing or unintended inventory development challenges. The review will include Active Component (AC) Primary Military Occupational Specialties (PMOSs) that have imbalanced grade pyramids, specifically as a result of MCF 2025 implementation. Imbalanced grade pyramids lead to promotion flow changes that in some cases lead to the potential exhaustion and low retention of lower grade inventory that ultimately causes inventory shortages in higher grades.  The end state of the review is to improve inventory development in targeted PMOSs without degrading unit operational capabilities.
2.  Background.  The last grade structure review, to include both officer and enlisted grades, was held over 20 years ago.  The only exception being a 2014 grade structure review, which focused solely on cost savings through grade reduction of 6,000 officer and enlisted billets.
3.  Objectives.  The MCF 2025 GSR will be conducted in order to achieve the following objectives:
3.a.  Ensure that the PMOSs identified by DC MRA have a logical, balanced grade structure in specifically targeted grades.
3.b.  Structure the grade mix requirement of each identified PMOS so that there is a logical and balanced grade pyramid.
3.c.  Ensure that the grade structure requirements of each identified PMOS are achievable under current force management policies.
3.d.  PMOSs under consideration are as follows:
3.d.1.  Enlisted (by priority): 0321, 0231, 0431, 0261, 3112, 0491, 1316, 6672, 0451, 5524, 3451, 6694, 6132, 0511, 6124, 3052, 6314, 6256, 6332, 2161, 6432, 7257, 6222, 6092, 6257, 6252, 5954, 6287, 7314, 2146, 6326, 2631, 6216, 6156, 7236, 2147, 6046, 6218, 7242, 2621, 3521, and 3531.
3.d.2.  Officer: 0205, 0302, 0605, 1710, 2125, 2602, 4130, 4502, 6602, and 7315.
3.e.  Composition of working group:  Advocates, Occupational Field (OccFld) Managers, MOS Specialists and Marine Corps Forces (MARFOR) O-6 level representatives affected by the list of PMOSs above should contact the POCs of this message to be included and granted access to applicable documents via the SharePoint portal.  Access to the application and review data will be provided via separate correspondence.  Signature authority on changes to identified PMOSs should have O-6/GS-15 level concurrence prior to the start of Phase III of this effort.
4.  Execution.
4.a. The grade flow parameters that will be used for the FY19 MCF 2025 GSR have been developed to improve promotion flow, inventory development and continuation behavior in the Marine Corps.  The FY19 MCF 2025 GSR will commence with a kickoff meeting at 0900 on 26 September 2018, Davis Center (3300 Russell Rd), Quantico, Virginia, MCCDC auditorium and will be action complete with the publication of the February 2019 Authorized Strength Report (ASR). 
4.b.  Phase I (26 September 2018 – 22 October 2018): Advocates, OccFld Managers, and MOS Specialists, with appropriate coordination with the MARFOR O-6 level reps, conduct identified MOS grade structure review with a target year of FY22.  Moratorium for all manpower (military) changes to Tables of Organization starting
19 September 2018 is in effect until the completion of the GSR. See paragraph 5.a.
4.b.1.  26 September 2018: Kickoff meeting begins at 0900 in the MCCDC auditorium in the Davis Center.
4.b.2.  27 September – 22 October 2018: Advocates, OccFld Managers and MOS Specialists review and prepare grade reductions identified within PMOS.
4.b.3.  23 – 25 October 2018: Working group reconvenes at 0900 in conference room 236 in the Davis Center to review products and adjudicate findings.
4.c.  Phase II (26 October – 9 November 2018): Advocates, OccFld Managers, MOS Specialists, in coordination with MARFORs, submit TOECRs with proper endorsements from the chain of command up to and including the MARFOR Commander (or applicable Lieutenant General) to TFSD for inclusion into the February 2019 ASR.
5.  Tables of Organization and Equipment Change Requests (TOECR) Policy
5.a.  Per ref (d), a moratorium for all MOSs under consideration for the GSR with manpower (military) changes to Tables of Organization will begin 19 September 2018 and end with the completion of the GSR.  All manpower (military) changes to Tables of Organization affecting MOSs not under consideration for the GSR or Navy manpower (military) changes will be accepted and processed by TFSD.  Civilian manpower TOECRs that involve hiring or other imminent personnel actions will be accepted, but must be pre-coordinated with TFSD prior to submission.  Originators must ensure the title of the TOECR begins with “MPR CIV.”  All manpower TOECRs without “MPR CIV” in the title within TFSMS will not be processed until after the completion of the GSR.  Any new manpower TOECRs entered in TFSMS without the subject starting with “MPR CIV” during this moratorium will not be processed until the completion of the GSR.  Equipment TOECRs updating table of authorized materiel control number (TAMCN) approved acquisition objective changes will continue to be accepted.  Equipment TOECRs updating TAMCN attributes and characteristic data elements will continue to be accepted.  Joint and external TOECRs may be completed on a limited basis as required in support of the joint staff, combatant commands and defense agencies.  All pending manpower TOECRs that have no status change prior to 19 September 2018 will not be processed for approval until the completion of the GSR.
5.b.  Submission of manpower (military) TOECRs for GSR MOSs will recommence upon completion of all actions described in para 4.c. above.  A separate message will be released announcing completion of Grade Structure Review and reopening of the Total Force Structure Management System (TFSMS) for submission of manpower (military) TOECRs.
6.  This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force.
7.  Release authorized by Lieutenant General D. H. Berger, Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration.//