R 261834Z FEB 19
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC L LP//
SUBJ/SOLICITATION OF QUALIFIED MARINES TO LATERAL MOVE INTO EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL (EOD) PMOS 2336//
REF/A/NAVMC 1200.1D YMD: 20180510//
REF/B/MCO 3571.2H YMD: 20150808//
REF/C/MSGID/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP DTG: R021526Z JUL 18 (MARADMIN 370/18)
NARR/REF A IS THE MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY (MOS) MANUAL. REF B IS THE MARINE CORPS ORDER FOR THE EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL PROGRAM. REF C IS MCBUL 7220, FISCAL YEAR 2019 (FY19) SELECTIVE RETENTION BONUS/(SRB) PROGRAM AND FY19 BROKEN SERVICE SRB (BSSRB) PROGRAM//
POC/PERRY/J/MAJ/HQMC (LPE-2) EOD OCCUPATIONAL FIELD SPONSOR/TEL:571-256-7161:JASON.H.PERRY@USMC.MIL//
POC/MEREDITH/C/MSGT/HQMC (MMEA) 2336 MONITOR/-/TEL:703-784-9234: CLYDE.MEREDITH@USMC.MIL//
Remarks/1. The purpose of this MARADMIN is to solicit qualified FY19 Marines to apply for lateral move into primary MOS (PMOS) 2336, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician. EOD is currently categorized as a high demand, low density MOS and is expected to be in higher demand during the coming years.
2. Marine Corps EOD mission: In accordance with references (a) and (b), Marine Corps EOD provides support to the MAGTF, Supporting Establishment, Homeland Defense, Special Operations Forces (SOF) and other US government agencies through detecting, locating, accessing, diagnosing, rendering safe, neutralizing, recovering, exploiting, and disposing of hazards from Unexploded Explosive Ordnance (UXO),Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) that present a threat to operations, installations, personnel, or materiel.
3. EOD lateral move applicants must meet the following criteria:
3.a. Must be a volunteer in the grade of sergeant or corporal serving in any MOS.
3.b. Must possess a GT score of 110 or higher.
3.c. Must be a U.S. citizen. Dual citizenship is not allowed.
3.d. Must be eligible for a top-secret security clearance based on a completed Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI). (Applications for the SSBI must be submitted prior to attendance at EOD school).
3.e. Must meet all requirements for assignment to a critical position within the nuclear weapons personnel reliability program (SECNAVINST 5510.35C).
3.f. Must be screened per NAVMC Form 11361, EOD Lateral Move Screening Checklist. (Rev 05-18)
3.g. Must have a first class PFT and CFT. (Both will be accomplished during the EOD screening).
3.h. Must have normal color vision and no claustrophobic tendencies. (Bomb suit agility test will be administered during the EOD screening).
3.i. Must meet the medical requirements listed in article 15-107 of NAVMED P-117 for explosive handler and explosive driver.
3.j. Prior to entry into EOD school, Marines must have sufficient obligated service to allow for 36 months of service following graduation.
4. FY19 Marines who desire a lateral move into the EOD MOS may submit a package immediately after a favorable screening by EOD personnel. These Marines do not have to wait until their current PMOS boatspaces are closed out. Bonus payment for the lateral move will not be made at the time of reenlistment. Upon successful completion of MOS training and subsequent award of PMOS 2336, the bonus payment will be paid based upon the FY19 SRB authorized at the time of reenlistment. Additionally, a corporal will receive a non-competitive promotion to sergeant in conjunction with a lateral move into EOD once minimum TIG/TIS requirements are met.
5. Interested Marines should contact their Career Planner to ensure they meet the prerequisites in accordance with the references. Marines meeting the prerequisites should contact the closest Marine EOD unit to arrange for an EOD screening. After successfully completing the screening, the Marine will receive a recommendation that will be forwarded to the Marine's monitor by the Career Planner via the Total Force Retention System (TFRS).
6. Upon acceptance of the lateral move, Marines will normally receive On-the-Job-Training (OJT) orders to the closest Marine EOD unit for a period of 30-90 days while waiting to execute PCS orders to the Marine Corps Detachment, Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NAVSCOLEOD) Eglin AFB, FL for approximately 8 months of PMOS school.
7. Release authorized by Brigadier General David W. Maxwell, Assistant Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics (LP).//