Date Signed: 8/19/2019 | MARADMINS Number: 453/19
MARADMINS : 453/19

R 191405Z AUG 19
REF/D/MSGID: MCO/P1070.12K/YMD:20000714//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  As Announced By ref a, the FY21 U.S. Marine Corps Limited Duty Officer (LDO) Promotion Selection Boards will convene on 19 September 2019, at Harry Lee Hall, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA.  The Promotion Selection Boards will consider permanent Limited Duty Officers for promotion to the grades of Lieutenant Colonel and Major.  Permanent LDO's compete for promotion as vacancies become available in their grade and competitive category military occupational specialty (MOS).  Any officer in a temporary status will not be eligible for consideration for promotion by the board.
2.  Promotion Boards.  The boards will consider, by MOS and grade and only as specified by the yearly promotion plan, three categories of officers:  above-zone, in-zone, and below-zone.  Officers defined as LDO in ref b on the date the boards convene are eligible for the relevant boards.  However, Officers with established separation/retirement dates within 90 days after the convening date of their respective board will not be considered by the board if the separation/retirement date is established by the date the board convenes.  In addition, captains who are not U.S. Citizens will not be considered for promotion to Major.  Officers whose lineal control number (LCN) precedes the senior officer in-zone are defined as above-zone.  Those above-zone officers who have not been previously considered are defined as "above-zone, not previously considered."  Officers in this status are considered by the boards to be in-zone.  Officers may review ref B and their eligibility for the boards on the internet at the Officer Promotion Homepage.  The senior and junior officers in-zone (SR AND JR IZ) and the junior officer eligible below-zone (JR BZ) are as follows (Encl (1) of ref B applies):
2.a. LDO Lieutenant Colonel Promotion Selection Board.  The MOS 0430, 2102, 2340, 2802, 3102, 6004, 6302,  6502 and  6802 selection boards will consider below-zone (BZ) officers.
2.a.1.  MOS 0430                                  DOR            LCN
        SR IZ:  Major Kolleen L. Young            01 Apr 15    18411000
        JR IZ   Major Mario A. Ortega             01 Jun 16    19438000
        JR BZ:  Major Matrix W. Elias             01 Sep 16    19796000
2.a.2.  MOS 2102
        SR IZ:  Major Zolter E. Mendoza           01 Mar 16    19341000
        JR IZ   Major Charles W. Demling III      01 Sep 16    19798000
        JR BZ:  Major Justin P. Gibson            01 May 17    20368000
2.a.3.  MOS 2340
        SR IZ:  Major Brian G. Wisneski           01 Apr 16    19355000
        JR IZ:  Major Isaac Rodriguez             01 Sep 16    19795000
        JR BZ:  Major Tyson E. Peters             01 Jul 17    20569000
2.a.4.  MOS 2802
        SR IZ:  Major Jay B. Durham               01 Apr 15    18408000
        JR IZ:  Major Gerald E. Pirk Jr.          01 Sep 16    19794000
        JR BZ:  Major Sean A. Paige               01 May 17    20359000
2.a.5.  MOS 3102
        SR IZ:  Major Christopher M. Gilmore      01 Mar 16    19340000
        JR IZ:  Major Ambrosio V. Pantoja         01 Mar 16    19342000
        JR BZ:  Major David S. Gersen             01 May 17    20158000
2.a.6.  MOS 5902
        ONLY IZ:  Major John A. Yukica              01 Apr 16    19644000
2.a.7.  MOS 6004
        SR IZ:  Major Paul M. Herrle              01 Apr 15    18405000
        JR IZ:  Major Jaimey L. Polk              01 Apr 15    18407000
        JR BZ:  Major David J. Curtis             01 Jun 16    19489000
2.a.8.  MOS 6302
        SR IZ:  Major Nathaniel W. Baker III      01 Aug 15    18734000
        JR IZ:  Major Anthony K. Alejandre        01 Mar 16    19317000
        JR BZ:  Major Jonathon R. Cape            01 Jul 17    20568000
2.a.9.  MOS 6502
        SR AZ:  Major Jacob R. Lewis              01 Oct 14    18015000
        JR AZ:  Major Jermaine M. Cadogan         01 Apr 15    18418000
        JR BZ:  Major Aaron B. Stokes             01 May 17    20348000
2.a.10. MOS 6802
        ONLY AZ:  Major Jackie W. Morgan Jr.        01 Jun 13    16555000
        JR BZ:  Major Duane A. Gumbs              01 May 17    20330000
2.a.11.  No Lieutenant Colonel LDO Promotion Selection Boards will be convened for the following MOS'S:  0605, 1705, 2305 and 3302.
2.b.  LDO Major Promotion Selection Board.  The MOS 0430, 2102, 2305, 2340, 2802, 3102, 3302, 5902, 6004, 6302, 6502 and 6802 selection boards will consider below-zone (BZ) officers.
2.b.1.  MOS 0430                                  DOR            LCN
        SR IZ:  Captain John C. Cruise III        01 Jul 15    28809500
        JR IZ:  Captain Michael C. Apicella Jr.   01 Sep 16    30130600
        JR BZ:  Captain Elisabet Pagtakhan        01 Jul 17    31341000
2.b.2.  MOS 2102
        SR IZ:  Captain Enrique Bandt             01 Mar 16    29697125
        JR IZ:  Captain Aaron F. Rancloes         01 Sep 16    30130300
        JR BZ:  Captain Thomas B. White Jr.       01 Mar 17    30938000
2.b.3.  MOS 2305
        SR IZ:  Captain Juan F. Rodriguez         01 Mar 16    29697100
        JR IZ:  Captain Jeffrey T. Jones II       01 Apr 16    29755000
        JR BZ:  Captain William J. Mueller        01 Apr 17    31094000
2.b.4.  MOS 2340
        SR IZ:  Captain Brandn J. Carroll         01 Mar 16    29697150
        JR IZ:  Captain William J. Rulli Jr.      01 Sep 16    30130700
        JR BZ:  Captain Michael P. Ruegger        01 Mar 17    30954000
2.b.5.  MOS 2802
        SR IZ:  Captain Adam W. Pinkney           01 Sep 14    27756700
        JR IZ:  Captain Timothy M. Landwerlen     01 Mar 16    29697550
        JR BZ:  Captain Christopher C. Dejesus    01 Mar 17    30943000
2.b.6.  MOS 3102
        SR IZ:  Captain Jarvis K. Anderson        01 Oct 14    27806400
        JR IZ:  Captain Philip S. Spencer         01 Mar 16    29697425
        JR BZ:  Captain James A. Berry            01 Mar 17    30960000
2.b.7.  MOS 3302
        SR IZ:  Captain Christina L. Hudson       01 Mar 16    29697350
        JR IZ:  Captain David J. Labonte Jr.      01 Sep 16    30130900
        JR BZ:  Captain Jason M. Davis            01 Mar 17    30961000
2.b.8.  MOS 5902
        SR IZ:  Captain Donald K. Brown           01 Mar 16    29697325
        JR IZ:  Captain Eric C. Kauranen          01 Sep 16    30130800
        JR BZ:  Captain James F. Haunty           01 Sep 17    31692000
2.b.9.  MOS 6004
        SR IZ:  Captain Joseph P. Ball            01 Jul 15    28801000
        JR IZ:  Captain  Matthew T. Migliori      01 Mar 16    29697175
        JR BZ:  Captain Weiguo R. Xu              01 Mar 16    29697750
2.b.10. MOS 6302
        SR IZ:  Captain Steven B. Turner          01 Jul 15    28796000
        JR IZ:  Captain Jesus T. Rodriguez        01 Jul 15    28819000
        JR BZ:  Captain Robert A. Lopez Jr.       01 Mar 17    30940000
2.b.11. MOS 6502
        SR IZ:  Captain Travis W. Storie          01 Aug 15    28941000
        JR IZ:  Captain Glenn A. Staley           01 Jul 16    29965700
        JR BZ:  Captain Kenneth J. Middendorf     01 Apr 17    31095000
2.b.12. MOS 6802
        ONLY IZ:  Captain Christopher L. Kaiser   01 Feb 12    23113050
        JR IZ:  Captain Paul L. Nelson            01 Sep 14    27756300
2.b.13.  No Major LDO Promotion Selection Boards will be convened the following MOS'S:  0605 and 1705.
3.  Continuation Boards.  Upon conclusion of each Promotion Selection Board, the Board will reconvene as a Continuation Board as specified below.  Officers may verify their eligibility for consideration for continuation by contacting CMC (MMSR).  CMC (MMSR) will adjust the mandatory retirement dates and/or notify the officers selected for continuation, as applicable, after the promotion selection results have been announced.  The following Continuation Boards will be convened:
3.a.  The FY21 USMC Lieutenant Colonel LDO (Select) Continuation Board will select for continuation those officers selected by the promotion selection board to the grade of Lieutenant Colonel who would otherwise be subject to involuntary retirement due to total years active service until the officers have time to complete 3years in the grade of Lieutenant Colonel.
3.b.  The FY21 USMC Major LDO (Select) Continuation Board will select for continuation those officers selected by the Promotion Selection Board to the grade of Major who would otherwise be subject to involuntary retirement due to total years active service until the officers have time to complete 2 years in the grade of Major.
4.  Board Preparation Guidance.  Officers are advised to review ref a for guidance regarding submission of information, auditing the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) and Master Brief Sheet (MBS), Fitness Reports, Photographs, Deferment of Eligibility, and Requests for Nonselection prior to the convening date of the board.  Officers may review ref a at The Officer Promotion Homepage.  Although mentioned in ref a, the following guidance is provided:
4.a.  Personal responsibilities.  Each officer is personally responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of their OMPF and MBS before the date the board convenes.
4.b.  Obtaining and Reviewing the OMPF.  The primary and most expeditious means of obtaining and viewing the OMPF and MBS is through OMPF online via MOL.  The MBS can also be obtained through the MMRP Web Site.  Refer to ref d to determine what documents are appropriate for inclusion in the OMPF.
4.c.  OMPF Document Submission Guidelines.  Officers are personally responsible for correcting deficiencies, missing information, or illegible documents present in either the OMPF or MBS with CMC (MMRP-20).  Per ref e, ensure any material sent to CMC (MMRP-20) for filing in the OMPF contains full name, grade, and the Electronic Data Interchange Personal Identifier (EDIPI).  If the EDIPI is not on the material, then the material may or may not be filed in the OMPF in time to go before the selection board.  For corrections or updates to the Administrative Information Section of the MBS, contact your unit S-1 or Installation Personnel Administration Center (IPAC).  For corrections, deficiencies, missing fitness reports and date gaps to the Performance Evaluation Summary section of the MBS contact (MMRP-30).  Officers are reminded that any additions or deletions from their OMPF or MBS within the 12-month window should also be verified to ensure the accuracy and completeness of their record.  OMPF documents can be e-mailed as a pdf attachment or can be mailed to CMC (MMRP-20); however, inclusion into the OMPF is substantially faster if the documents are e-mailed.  See paragraph 5 (MMRP) for OMPF inquiries and document submission points of contact.
4.d.  OMPF Document Submission Timelines.  It is imperative that documents submitted to CMC (MMRP-20) for inclusion in the OMPF within 60 days of a selection board be conspicuously marked “Contains Documents For FY21 (Appropriate Board) Selection Board.”  With the exception of Fitness Reports, officers are highly encouraged to ensure all OMPF documents, particularly digital photos, are forwarded to and received by CMC (MMRP-20) at least two weeks prior to the convening date of the selection board in order to allow processing time to the OMPF.  Officers are advised that the OMPF and MBS are distributed to the boardroom at least one week before the board convening date.  Board-Eligible records continue to be updated until the convening date of the board; however, officers are highly encouraged to submit all material no later than two weeks prior to the board for which they are eligible.
4.e.  Career Advisors.  It is the responsibility of each officer to ensure their personal records (OMPF/MBS) reflect accurate and current information.  Officers concerned with specific aspects of their record may contact their respective career counselors.  Active component officers should contact CMC (MMRP-50).  PES and FITREP policy and correction specific questions should be directed to MMRP-30 (performance evaluation section).
4.f.  Active duty officers:  Conduct a self audit of personal records, refer to the self audit document guide located at the MMRP-50 (career counseling) homepage or through link at the Marine Online/myOMPF/about OMPF tab.  It is also highly encouraged that officers contact MMRP-50 to receive a pre-board career performance assessment one year prior to their in-zone look.  In order to schedule a pre-board counseling appointment refer to the MMRP-50 homepage/officer counselors/appointments tab via the Manpower and Reserve Affairs portal.
4.g.  Fitness reports.  Fitness reports are due to CMC (MMRP-30) by the time-lines noted in ref c.  Reports mailed directly to the president of the board will not be added to a Marine's OMPF.  For fitness reports to become part of the OMPF, the reports must be submitted to CMC (MMRP-30).  The automated performance evaluation system (A-PES) is the primary means of submitting fitness reports;  however, reporting officials may email pdf copies to the MMRP-32 organizational mailbox at, so long as the mailer's email account can be confirmed as either the reporting senior's or reviewing officers .mil email address.  If mailing a paper version of a report to HQMC, it is imperative that the forwarding envelope is conspicuously marked "contains FITREPs for FY21 (appropriate board) selection board."  Timely submission of fitness reports is critical for board-eligible members, as CMC (MMRP-30) will need time to review reports for accuracy and compliance.  Commanders are ultimately responsible for the timely Submission of fitness reports to (CMC) MMRP-30 and for ensuring that all fitness report submission adhere to the timelines noted in ref c.
4.g.1.  Date gaps must be corrected IAW chapter 8 and appendix f of ref c.  If missing reports are less than one year old, a reconstructed original is required.  Copies of the completed fitness reports over one year old must have all pages certified as true copies by either one of the reporting officials (RS/RO).  For completion and submission of reports that are over one year old, it is preferable that the original reviewing officer complete the report; however, CMC (MMRP-30) may act as the reviewing officer on reports that are not adverse on a case by case basis.
4.g.2.  Marines are reminded that requests for administrative changes to their fitness report records may take up to 30 days for completion.  Due diligence for records correction timeliness rests solely on the Marine making the request.
4.h.  Photographs.  Per refs d and e, officers eligible for promotion consideration are required to submit an official photo within 12 months of the convening date of the board.  Refs d and e outline digital photograph submission specification requirements.
4.h.1.  Reviewing Photo Submission.  Officers are responsible for verifying receipt of photo by CMC (MMRP-60).  The primary, most expeditious means of confirming photo receipt is through OMPF online via MOL.  Photos will be available for viewing on OMPF online within 24 hours of photo receipt by CMC (MMRP-60).  The date of the photograph, as noted on the photograph title board, is considered the primary date for determining the 12-month photograph eligibility window for selection boards.  Officers are advised that although a photo may be over 12 months old, the photo will remain in the OMPF until an updated photo is submitted.
4.h.2.  Hard Copy Photos.  Officers who choose to submit a hard copy photo directly to The President Of The Board are advised that the photo will not be included in the OMPF.  Verification of hard copy photos submitted directly to the President of The Board can be accomplished through The Officer Promotion Homepage.
4.i.  Professional Military Education (PME).  The Selection Guidance (Precept) for many boards includes a reminder of the importance of PME, whether resident or non-resident, in an officer's development.  Officers are advised to ensure that course completion information is noted on their MBS and that PME completion certificates are included in their OMPF in order to illustrate completion.  In cases where an officer has not completed PME but has completed one or more sub-courses of that PME, the officer may send a personal communication to the president of the board describing progress in completing the PME and include documented evidence of any sub-course completion. See refs f and g for additional information regarding PME.
4.j.  Civilian education.  All officers must ensure their civilian education is accurately reflected in the Marine Corps Total Force System (MCTFS).
4.k.  Communication With The Board.  Each officer may communicate with The President Of The Board.  Per reference (h), an officer eligible for consideration by a selection board convened under section 611(a) of Title 10, U.S. Code, may send a written communication to the board, to arrive not later than 10 calendar days before the date the board convenes. The information in this database is then up-loaded to the Internet so that officers can personally confirm receipt of the material via the officer promotion homepage.  In addition, do not send duplicate copies of update material.  Doing so causes CMC (MMPR-1) to again process the material and for the board to review duplicate copies of the material submitted.
4.l.  Forwarding Communications to the Board.  Officers may submit communications via U.S. Mail, next-day packages, or fax.  U.S. Mail is not delivered directly to Harry Lee Hall; Therefore, anticipate a 2-3 day lag time for further delivery to Harry Lee Hall.  Commercial next-day carriers deliver directly to Harry Lee Hall, excluding weekends and holidays.  Officers with the capability to scan their documents may send the scanned documents via E-mail directly to the organizational mailbox officerpromotions(at)  Ensure the e-mail subject line reads "update material for the FY21 USMC (appropriate grade) promotion selection board."
4.m.  Update Material.  Officers may submit to the board any written information, to include written material they deem important for consideration.  OMPF materials sent directly to The Board President will not become part of an officer's OMPF.  Although officers may submit any material as update material, officers should contact CMC (MMRP-30) before submitting fitness reports as update material and CMC (MMRP-20) for any other OMPF materials.  This process will ensure an officer's OMPF is appropriately updated.  The following guidelines apply regardless of the means by which an officer submits material, e.g., mail, fax, e-mail, etc.:
4.m.1.  Update Material must be in writing and submitted under cover letter with the update material as enclosures (a sample cover letter is available at the officer promotion homepage);
4.m.2.  The cover letter must be addressed to President, FY21 USMC (Appropriate Grade) Promotion Selection Board (See Paragraph 5a for complete address);
4.m.3.  Update Material must be from the eligible officer, and the officer must sign the cover letter.  Digital signatures are authorized on e-mail submissions.  Material submitted that is not in writing, submitted without a signed cover letter, or received later than 10 calendar days before the date the board convenes as noted below, will not be submitted to the board:
Selection To         Component     Convening Date   Due Date
LtCol and Maj LDO    Active        19 Sep 19        8 Sep 19
4.n.  Update Material Receipt Verification.  Update material sent via email will receive and e-mail confirmation.  The e-mail confirmation receipt is the official notification that CMC (MMPR-1) has received your update material, and will provide it to the president of your board.  No further action is required on the officers part.
4.o.  Request for non-selection.  Officers eligible for promotion who plan to separate or retire may desire to write to the president of the board requesting they not be selected for promotion.  Any officer who writes such a letter to the board will still be considered for promotion and will incur a failure of selection if not recommended for promotion by the board.  Per section 1174 of Title 10, U.S. Code, an officer who submits a request not to be selected for promotion, or who otherwise directly causes his or her non selection through written communication to the board, is not entitled to separation pay if involuntarily discharged from active duty.  This pertains to all active duty boards, with the exception of the CWO board.
4.p.  Post-board information and guidance.  Officers may view the approval progress of their board from the officer promotion homepage.  When the results of a field grade board are authorized to be released, a "personal for" (P-4) email will be forwarded to all Marine Corps general officers and certain colonels.  The P-4 affords the recipients an opportunity to ensure each select and in-zone non-select are advised of their promotion status.  The P-4 includes work phone numbers that are obtained from MCTFS.  All officers are required to ensure their contact data is correct in MOL and MCTFS and to verify the accuracy of their MCC, unit, billet, phone and email information.  Accurate, current contact information will facilitate more efficient notification.  Approximately 5 working days after a P-4 is released, SECNAV will release the ALNAV announcing the names of the officers selected by the board.
5.  Addresses, Points of Contact, and Internet Information:
5.a.  Address for the President of the Board:
            FY21 USMC (appropriate grade) Promotion Selection Board
            Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps (MMPR-1)
            Harry Lee Hall
            17 Lejeune Road
            Quantico, VA 22134-5104
5.b.  Officer Promotion Section (MMPR-1) comm 703-784-9705:
5.b.1.  Section head, DSN 278-9703/04
5.b.2.  Promotion board action officers, DSN 278-9705/06/07
5.b.3.  Lineal staff, 703-784-9705/06/07, DSN 278-9705/06/07
5.b.4.  Confirm receipt of material, 703-784-9712/13, DSN 278-9712/13
5.b.5.  Fax material to:  comm 703-784-9883/9884 OR DSN 278-9883/9884
5.b.6.  E-mail material to:
5.c.  Internet information through the officer promotion homepage.  Go to  Select the “Active Marines” tab at the top of the page.  Under "manpower management," select “promotion branch,” and then select “officer promotions,” to arrive at the officer promotion homepage.  From there, to find:
5.c.1.  Ref a:  Select “messages” and under “promotion MARADMINS” select "CY 2019" then 168/19.
5.c.2.  Lineal list:  Under “reference" select “MCBUL 1400-blue book dtd March 2019.”
5.c.3.  Zone eligibility or update material receipt verification:  Under "online applications" select "eligibility verification/submitted material.”
5.c.4.  Information for preparing for a board:  Select “preparing for your board."
5.c.5.  Sample cover letter:  Under "reference" select "sample cover letter.”
5.c.6.  Consult with a Career Counselor.  Go to, click on "Top Requests" at the bottom center of the page, click on "Officer Counseling Appointments," and follow the instructions provided.  Alternately, go to, hover on Active Marine, select "Records and Performance (MMRP)," select "MMRP-50 Officer/Enlisted Career Counseling", then "Officer Counseling," then "appointments for counseling"
5.c.7.  OMPF/MBS/Digital Photos.  The primary, most expeditious means of obtaining and viewing the OMPF, MBS, and digital photo is through OMPF online via MOL.  Alternative means of downloading and viewing the MBS and digital photograph is available through the MMRP homepage.  From the officer promotion homepage, under “related links," select “Record And Performance Branch (MMRP),” select “official military personnel file,” select “digital photo requirements.”  Under “online applications,” select “digital photo inventory."
5.d.  Manpower Management Record and Performance Branch.
5.d.1.  (MMRP-20) Records Management Section.  OMPF documents or questions concerning the OMPF can be sent by the following means:
5.d.1.a.  E-Mail:
5.d.1.b.  Address:
                   Commandant of the Marine Corps
                   Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps (MMRP-20)
                   2008 Elliot Road
                   Quantico, VA 22134-5030
5.d.1.c.  Phone numbers (comm 703-784-3907, DSN 278-3907) OMPF customer service, DSN 278-3906/3907/5640
5.d.2.  (MMRP-30) Performance Evaluation Section, comm. 703-784-3993, DSN 278-3993 OR TOLL FREE 1-877-301-9953
5.d.3.  (MMRP-50) Officer Career Counseling Section, comm 703-784-9281, DSN 278-9281.
5.d.4.  Operations Section, digital photos (MMRP-60), (703) 784-3738/4607, DSN 278-3738/4607. 
5.e.  Separation And Retirement Branch (MMSR):  comm 703-784-9324 or DSN 278-9324/9306.
6.  Release authorized by MajGen David A. Ottignon, Director, Manpower Management Division.//