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FY19 FUNDED LAW EDUCATION PROGRAM (FLEP), EXCESS LEAVE PROGRAM (ELP) SELECTION BOARD RESULTS

Date Signed: 11/27/2018
MARADMINS Number: 671/18

R 271751Z NOV 18
MARADMIN 671/18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FY19 FUNDED LAW EDUCATION PROGRAM (FLEP), EXCESS LEAVE PROGRAM (ELP) SELECTION BOARD RESULTS//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/SECNAVINST/YMD:20020906//
REF/B/MSGID:DOC/MCO 1560.19E W/CH 1//
REF/C/MSGID:DOC/MCO 1520.9G W/CH 1//
REF/D/MSGID:MSG/MCO 1300.8//
REF/E/MSGID:MSG/MARADMIN 469/18//
NARR/REF A IS SECNAVINST 1520.7F, LAW EDUCATION PROGRAM.  REF B IS MCO 1560.19E W/CH 1 (ADVANCED DEGREE PROGRAM).  REF C IS MCO 1520.9G W/CH 1 (SEP).  REF D IS MCO 1300.8 (PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY MANUAL).  REF E IS MARADMIN 469/18-FY19 FUNDED LAW EDUCATION PROGRAM (FLEP) EXCESS LEAVE PROGRAM (ELP) SELECTION BOARD.//
POC/S. A. HUMR/MAJ/GRADUATE EDUCATION MANAGER/MMOA-3/USMC TEL:  (703)784-9285/DSN 278-9285/EMAIL:  SCOTT.HUMR@USMC.MIL//
POC/A. D. SAVINO/CAPT/HQMC CDSP/-/TEL:  703-693-8405/DSN 223-8405/EMAIL:  ANGELISSA.SAVINO@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  Purpose.  To announce the results of the Funded Law Education Program, Excess Leave Program selection boards.
2.  Primaries selected to participate in the FLEP and ELP are listed
Below:
Name                                           PMOS    MCC   Program
Johnson, Charles L.                            1802    199   FLEP
Perez, Michelle E.                             0102    080   FLEP
Bradshaw, Justin A.                            0206    817   ELP
Tilley, Zachary R.                             0102    KAA   ELP
3.  Alternate selected to participate in the FLEP is listed below:
Name                                           PMOS    MCC   Program
Tilley, Zachary R.                             0102    KAA   FLEP
4.  Officers must agree not to tender resignation or request retirement while enrolled in their respective programs.  Officers must further agree to remain on active duty after completion of degree requirements or upon separation from the program for any other reason.  Service obligations incurred are listed below:
Program                           year(s)     remarks
FLEP                              2           for each year of study
ELP                               1           for each year of study
5.  Selected officers must contact the Graduate Education Manager, MMOA-3 and their PMOS monitor to confirm acceptance of this assignment via email NLT 28 November 2018.  Officers declining acceptance must route their request through the first generally officer in their chain of command.
6.  Selections are contingent upon acceptance to an accredited university.  All law school acceptance letters must be scanned and emailed to the Graduate Education Manager, MMOA-3 at  smbmanpowerofficerpr@usmc.mil NLT 1 April 2019.  Report dates and orders will be coordinated with the Graduate Education Manger, MMOA-3 after 1 April 2019.
7.  Judge Advocate Division, Plans and Innovation Branch (JPI) oversees the FLEP and ELP programs.  Students are authorized to communicate directly with JPI concerning any matter affecting their status, progress, or activities in the program.  They are also encouraged to make frequent reports of their activities in the program by letter or e-mail to JPI.  Upon acceptance into FLEP or ELP, and within a reasonable time before classes are to begin, officers will be transferred by permanent change of station orders to a Marine Corps activity near the law school the officer will attend.  At all times while in the program, they are under the command of the commanders or officers in charge of their respective permanent duty stations.
7.a.  During the academic year from the start of classes until the completion of the bar examination, a FLEP or ELP officers primary duty is as a law student.
7.b.  FLEP or ELP officers are ordinarily not required to report to their commands except in cases of necessary administrative processing, e.g., pay related matters, annual leave authorization, receipt of summer temporary additional duty orders, annual fitness reports, physical fitness tests, etc.  Officers are encouraged to maintain periodic contact with their commands.
7.c.  Commanders and officers in charge shall not require participation in the command: e.g., flag details, casualty calls, phone watch, inspections, recruiting, etc.
7.d.  Commanders and officers in charge shall maintain appropriate liaison directly with JPI and shall forward information that might affect the officers ability to complete the course of study successfully or the desirability of continuing the officer in FLEP or ELP.
7.e.  While in FLEP or ELP, officers are representatives of the Marine Corps.  Their conduct, personal appearance, demeanor, professionalism, and activities as law students reflect not only upon themselves but upon the Marine Corps as well.  Each officer must maintain Marine Corps standards in both the civilian and legal communities.  Although civilian clothing may be worn while attending school, Marine Corps grooming standards shall be adhered to at all times.
7.f.  A FLEP or ELP officers appointed place of duty during the academic year is the law school attended.  In particular, such officers shall attend all classroom periods of instruction in which enrolled, whether required by the law school or not, and all other activities, assemblies, sessions or the like required by the law school unless excused by competent authority.
7.g.  In addition to taking those courses required by the law school, FLEP or ELP officers shall elect courses that will be of most benefit to the Marine Corps, such as criminal justice, international and operational law, administrative law, civil law, legal assistance, and legal administration.  Additionally, if offered, students shall take trial advocacy clinics/internships.
7.h.  Scholarships, fellowships, grants or cash awards shall not be accepted by FLEP or ELP students without prior approval of JPI.
7.i.  All FLEP or ELP officers must perform military duties during the law school summer vacation unless excused by JPI.  Such duty will normally be served at a major Marine Corps command in an office involved in the practice of law.  This duty is considered an integral part of the training included in FLEP and ELP.
7.j.  Officers shall advise JPI of the inclusive dates of the law school summer vacation not later than 60 days prior to the end of the academic year.
7.k.  Assignments to summer duty will be made by JPI.  Travel, transportation, allowances, and per diem will be authorized for temporary additional duty (TAD) performed at a command other than the permanent duty station.  Funding is included in the operating budget held by Headquarters Marine Corps and appropriation data will be provided to commanding officers.
7.l.  Annual leave is authorized during the summer law school vacation.  However, leave requests should be reasonable and made for periods prior to and or following summer TAD.  Students shall advise JPI of requested summer leave periods so that TAD dates can be adjusted.
7.m.  In unusual cases, students may be authorized to attend summer school at no additional expense to the government.  Requests for summer school attendance should be addressed to JPI.  If authorized, summer school attendance will be in lieu of part or all of summer duty at a major Marine Corps command.
7.n.  The Branch Head or Deputy Branch Head, JPI will serve as the reporting senior for FLEP or ELP participants.
7.o.  Each student will submit directly to the reporting senior, as soon as practicable after the end of each academic year, the
following documents and information:
7.o.1.  A transcript of grades for each course taken showing, if available, class standing.
7.o.2.  A narrative statement describing in detail all academic and extracurricular activities.
7.o.3.  Copies of any law review or other extracurricular writings.
7.o.4.  Statement or evidence of any honors or awards received.
7.o.5.  Upon graduation from law school, a consolidated transcript of all law school grades showing the date of graduation and degree conferred and, if available, final class standing.
7.p.  Reports pertaining to the students performance during the academic year will be based upon transcripts, narratives, information provided by the student, and other relevant information available to the reporting senior.
7.q.  Marine officers participating in FLEP or ELP are required to pursue professional military education in grade through distance educational opportunities while participating in the program in Order to maintain career progression.
8.  Officers selected or participating in ELP may continue to apply for FLEP in subsequent years given they meet the requirements of the FLEP program.
9.  This MARADMIN is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
10.  Release authorized by Major General Craig C. Crenshaw, Director, Manpower Management Division.//