R 181544Z SEP 19
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FY20 INTENDED MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY PROMOTIONS FOR ACTIVE DUTY CORPORALS AND SERGEANTS//
NARR/REF A IS MARADMIN 517/18, FY19 INTENDED MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY (IMOS) PROMOTIONS FOR ACTIVE DUTY CORPORALS AND SERGEANTS. REF B IS MCO 1400.32D, ENLISTED PROMOTION MANUAL W/ CH 2. REF C IS MARADMIN 055/16, CHANGE IN TIME IN GRADE (TIG) AND SELECTION CRITERIA FOR PROMOTION TO CORPORAL AND CHANGE IN SELECTION CRITERIA FOR PROMOTION TO SERGEANT.//
POC/LINDSAY D. PERRY/GYSGT/MMPR-2/-/TEL: DSN 278-9718/EMAIL: LINDSAY.PERRY@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Reference (a) is hereby cancelled.
2. Per reference (b), Marines who make a lateral move are no longer eligible for promotion in their former primary military occupational specialty (PMOS). Per reference (b), Marines entering into a corporal or sergeant entry-level IMOS will be considered for promotion non-competitively as follows:
2a. Effective 6 September 2019, the following military occupational specialty (MOS’s) are considered non-competitive entry-level MOS’s eligible for promotion and are subject to change based on the needs of the Marine Corps: 0211, 0241, 0365, 0372, 2336, 3044, 4133, 4821, and 5821.
2b. A non-competitive, entry-level, MOS with a prerequisite grade will not have an established cutting score for that grade. Lance corporals and corporals reenlisting into an entry-level MOS, as designated above, who have not yet attained the prerequisite grade may be promoted non-competitively to that grade. Promotion in the IMOS is subject to reenlistment and time in grade/time in service (TIG/TIS) eligibility per references (b) and (c). In order to effect promotions for eligible Marines, commands must submit a request for promotion authority to Manpower Management Promotion Branch, Enlisted Promotion Section (MMPR-2) along with a copy of the signed reenlistment documents. Prior to submission of a request, commands must ensure the Marine has completed the required Professional Military Education (PME). Once approved, MMPR-2 will run a promotion to that grade. The Date of Rank (DOR) and effective date will be the first of the month after reenlistment or after meeting TIG/TIS if they are not met at the time of reenlistment. The only exception to the TIG requirement is for Marines who are approved for a lateral move to PMOS 0365. See paragraph 2c below. Example 1: Marine corporal has TIG/TIS prior to reenlistment (with a lateral move to IMOS 0211) and reenlists on 15 March 19. This Marine's DOR and effective date will be 1 April 2019 (i.e., the first of the month after reenlistment) because this Marine meets all eligible requirements for promotion per references (b) and (c). Example 2: Marine corporal with a DOR of 1 May 2018 reenlists (with a lateral move to IMOS 0211) on 15 March 2019. This Marine's DOR and effective date will be 1 May 019 (i.e., 12 months after promotion to corporal) because a corporal must have 12 months TIG before being eligible for promotion to sergeant per references (b) and (c).
2c. Marines approved for a lateral move to PMOS 0365 may be eligible for a four month TIG waiver for promotion to sergeant. Commands must submit a request for a TIG waiver and promotion authority to MMPR-2 once a Marine has been granted the IMOS 0365A from Manpower Management Enlisted Assignments Branch (MMEA) and meets all other promotion eligibility requirements to include the required PME per reference (b). The DOR and effective date will be the first of the month after the IMOS 0365A has been granted and all other promotion criteria to include required PME has been met.
2d. Marines who are promoted under their IMOS, and later fail to complete the qualifications for that MOS, will be administratively reduced. Paragraph 6002.1 of reference (b) applies.
3. Prior to delivery of the promotion warrant, compliance with Reference (b) is required. Commanders must ensure that a Marine is not promoted unless the individual can be expected to assume the responsibilities and perform the duties of that grade in a creditable and satisfactory manner.
4. The above policy is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve and is not retroactive.
5. Release authorized by MajGen David A. Ottignon, Director, Manpower Management Division.//