R 031510Z OCT 18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/RETENTION OF NONDEPLOYABLE MARINES//
REF/G/MSGID:DOC/SECNAV MEMORANDUM FOR CNO AND CMC/24SEP2018//
NARR/REF A IS DODI 1332.45, RETENTION DETERMINATIONS FOR NON-DEPLOYABLE SERVICE MEMBERS, REF B IS MCO 1900.16, SEPARATION AND RETIREMENT MANUAL, REF C IS DODI 1332.18, DISABILITY EVALUATION SYSTEM (DES), REF D IS DODI 1332.14, ENLISTED ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATIONS, REF E IS DODI 1332.30 SEPARATION OF REGULAR AND RESERVE COMMISSIONED OFFICERS, REF F IS SECNAVINST 1920.6C, ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATION OF OFFICERS, REF G IS SECNAV MEMO TO CNO AND CMC, REF H IS DODI 6025.19, INDIVIDUAL MEDICAL READINESS.//
POC/C. N. BLAIR/MAJ/MMSR/-/TEL: COMM 703-784-9314/CLARISSA.BLAIR@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This MARADMIN outlines retention and separation determinations for non-deployable Marines as directed in references (a) through (g) to reduce the number of Marines in a non-deployable status, improve personnel readiness, and increase lethality across the Marine Corps.
2. Reference (a) directed the prioritization, tracking, and reporting of non-deployable Regular and Reserve component Service Members: directed retention or separation determinations if non-deployable for more than 12 months: and directed the correction of individual medical readiness deficits per reference (h) to ensure individual medical readiness to deploy.
3. Commanders will constantly evaluate and track the readiness and deployability of their personnel and ensure the accurate reporting of their duty status and any limitations in the Marine Corps Total Force System (MCTFS).
4. Marines who have been non-deployable for more than 12 consecutive months shall be evaluated for retention and one of the three below actions taken:
4.a. Recommended for retention on a case by case basis if determined to be in the best interest of the Marine Corps and forwarded to DC, M(and)RA. 4.b. Referred into the Disability Evaluation System (DES) in accordance with references (b) and (c).
4.c. Processed for administrative separation in accordance with references (b), (d), (e) and (f).
5. As of 1 January 2019 all enlisted administrative separations will be initiated and processed using the Marine On Line Command Legal Action (CLA) application. Access to CLA requires a SAAR (DD Form 2875) submission to the units Manpower Information Systems Support Office (MISSO). Current form version and instructions are available for download from the Manpower Information System Support Activity (MISSA)/MISSO portal (https:(slash)(slash)eis.usmc.mil/sites/missa/default.aspx). Units that have not previously used CLA should contact their servicing MISSO, prior to SAAR submission, for proper command routing of administrative separation packages (i.e. endorsers and separation authority). Forward requests for exceptions in the use of CLA with justification and commanding general endorsement to CMC/MMSR-2.
6. Initiation of administrative or disability separation processing may occur prior to a Marine being in a non-deployable status for 12 months when a commanding officer determines there is a reasonable expectation that the reason will not be resolved and the Marine will not become deployable.
7. Pregnant and post-partum Marines are the only group automatically exempted from the retention determinations directed in this MARADMIN for pregnancy related health conditions during pregnancy through the post-partum period. A request to exempt any other group of Marines requires the approval of the Secretary of Defense.
8. The separation authority for administrative and disability separations remains unchanged as directed by references (b) and (f). The most common bases for processing enlisted Marines for administrative separation for non-deployabilty are contained in paragraph 6203 of reference (b).
9. The retention authority for Marines non-deployable for greater than 12 months is the DC, M(and)RA and other delegated general officers and members of the Senior Executive Service at M(and)RA.
10. There is no change in the processing of temporary limited duty (TLD) cases for officers and for enlisted Marines exceeding 12 months of TLD. Regular component TLD cases will continue to be processed in the BUMED SMART application with retention or separation processing determined by the Director, Manpower Management (MM) and reported in MCTFS by MMSR-4. Reserve component TLD and medical hold cases will continue to be processed via MROWS and MCMEDS, and submitted to WWR/RMED for further determination of retention or separation processing.
11. There is no change in the retention process for Marines found unfit by the Physical Evaluation Board to request retention on permanent limited duty (PLD) to the Director MM/MMSR-4 per reference (b).
12. A Marine who is or will be non-deployable for more than 12 months for an administrative reason, may request retention consideration via AA form with justification and endorsements through the first general officer in the chain of command to the authorities and address in paragraph 9.
13. If separation authorities believe that retention of Marines non-deployable for more than 12 months is in the best interest of the Marine Corps based on their ability to perform their military duties per reference (a) paragraph 4.2 and administrative or disability separation is not appropriate, submit a request in naval letter format with retention justification and endorsements through the first general officer in the chain of command. 13.a. For Regular and Reserve component Marines (SMCR, AR, IMA, but not IRR) send retention requests to the Director, MM (enlisted: firstname.lastname@example.org: officer:
email@example.com) for a retention or separation determination.
13.b. The authorities at M(and)RA may approve retention for Marines who are non-deployable in excess of 12 consecutive months for up to:
13.b.1. The length of time remaining on a Marines enlistment contract: or
13.b.2 Three years for officers, including warrant officers, and re-enlisting Marines.
14. For the purposes of the references and this MARADMIN, non-deployable Marines are accounted for by what is reported in MCTFS by the unit commander and are accounted for in only one of the non-deployable categories based on the prioritization listed in reference (a). The category of Service Discretion for the Marine Corps are those Marines reported as administratively non-deployable LIMDU code E.
15. Release authorized by LtGen M.A. Rocco, Deputy Commandant, Manpower and Reserve Affairs.//