R 281506Z AUG 19
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FY20 ENLISTED RETENTION GOALS//
REF/C/TFRS MSG/YMD 20190503//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 1040.31, ENLISTED RETENTION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. REF B IS MARADMIN 277/19, FY20 ENLISTED RETENTION CAMPAIGN. REF C IS TFRS MESSAGE A65850, FY20 ENLISTED RETENTION GUIDELINES FOR FTAP AND STAP//
POC/A. A. CRUZ/MGYSGT/CMC MMEA-1/-/TEL: (703) 432-9125 DSN: 378-9125/EMAIL: ARBENZ.CRUZ@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. To assist Major Subordinate Commands (MSC) with establishing internal retention goals and assessing the progress of their enlisted retention campaign plans.
2.a. Commanders have expressed the desire for established retention targets to aid with active enlisted retention efforts. In order to facilitate commanders' active approach to retention, MMEA will work with Career Planners to establish submission targets. These targets provide commanders with the ability to gauge progress and gauge their retention efforts. MSCs and subordinate commanders should establish internal goals that correlate with an individual unit's population of Marines eligible for reenlistment by grade and Primary Military Occupational Specialty (PMOS).
2.b. Career Planners have been instructed per reference (a) to identify, screen and interview 100 percent of available First Term Alignment Plan (FTAP) and Subsequent Term Alignment Plan (STAP) populations. The FY20 FTAP target of 6052 Marines requires the reenlistment of 24 percent of the first term Marines with an Expiration of Current Contract (ECC) from 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020. The FY20 STAP target of 5696 Marines requires the reenlistment of 59 percent of careerists with an ECC from 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020. For reporting purposes, Zone E Marines and all 8999 reenlistments will not count towards this targeted goal.
3. Concept of Operations
3.a. Action. All commands are required to conduct interviews with 100 percent of their FY20 FTAP populations per reference (a). Commands should complete all required FTAP interviews NLT 1 October 2019.
3.b. Submission targets. The Marine Corps executes an enlisted retention process based on centralized decision making authority for retention. Therefore, the best metric for measuring progress at the MSC or unit level during the first phase of the retention year is the submission rate. MSC and unit level commanders should utilize their Career Planners to track the number of submissions for reenlistment within their respective commands across all MOSs. The submission rate is calculated by dividing the number of Marines who have submitted a reenlistment package by the total population of Marines who are eligible for reenlistment.
3.b.1. FTAP submission goal. An aggregate FTAP submission rate of not less than 28 percent across each MOS should form the basis for each command's goal.
3.b.2. STAP submission goal. An aggregate STAP submission rate of not less than 65 percent across each MOS should form the basis for each command's goal. Commanders should strive to attain a universal submission of 100 percent of their STAP population to ensure the Marine Corps retains the most qualified Marines.
3.c. Key FTAP MOSs are historic indicators of the overall progress of the retention effort and HQMC will monitor them closely. HQMC will track the progress of submission for the following key MOSs: 0311, 0321, 0331, 0341, 0351, 0352, 0811, 0844, and 0861. HQMC will publish the submission results via TFRS to the force Career Planners.
3.d. Phase II assessment. During October 2019, an overall assessment of the FY20 Enlisted Retention Campaign will be conducted. Submission goals may be modified based on the overall effectiveness of the retention effort.
4. Per reference (a), Manpower Management will assess progress of the retention effort at the conclusion of Phase I and will promulgate a mission for each MOS identified as slow-filling. An MOS is slow-filling if it receives less reenlistment requests than there are available boatspaces during Phase I. Reference (b) provides an overview of retention phases for the FTAP and STAP populations.
5. This MARADMIN is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
6. Release authorized by MajGen David A. Ottignon, Director, Manpower Management Division.//