R 131751 DEC 19
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC DCI WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/SOLICITATION OF QUALIFIED MARINES FOR LATERAL MOVE INTO THE PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS PRIMARY MOS 0521 AND RELEASE OF FY 20 SCHEDULE FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS SCREENING AND ASSESSMENTS//
REF/A/ MARADMIN 380/19
REF/B/ NAVMC 1200.1E
REF/C/ NAVMC 11517
NARR/REF A IS NAVY AND MARINE CORPS MANUAL, FY20 MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES MANUAL (SHORT TITLE: MOS MANUAL); REF B IS THE FISCAL YEAR 2020 MARINE CORPS BULLETIN 7220, SELECTIVE RETENTION BONUS (SRB) PROGRAM AND BROKEN SERVICE SRB (BSSRB) PROGRAM, MARINE ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE; REF C IS THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS FORM, PSYOP PMOS COMMAND SCREENING CHECKLIST; POC: /WILLIAM CORREA/GYSGT (PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS (PSYOP) MOS SPECIALIST, MARINE CORPS INFORMATION OPERATIONS CENTER (MCIOC)) TEL: 703-784-5079/EMAIL: WCORREA@MCIA.OSIS.GOV/EMAIL: WILLIAM.CORREA@USMC.MIL/MADISON MISTICCORBITT/SGT PSYOP SCREENING TEAM LEAD, MCIOC TEL: 703-784-5609/EMAIL: MMISTIC@MCIA.OSIS.GOV//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. The purpose of this MARADMIN is to solicit qualified Marines to screen for a lateral move into Primary MOS (PMOS) 0521, PSYOP Marine, and publish screening and assessment dates for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20). In accordance with reference (a), Marines who have an end of active service (EAS) in FY20 and execute a lateral move into the 0521 PMOS may be eligible for a monetary incentive. Career Marines who are not yet eligible for reenlistment are encouraged to screen for a lateral move at any point in their career. The demand for qualified Marines to lateral move into the 0521 MOS will remain high for the foreseeable future.
2. PSYOP Marines enable the Marine Corps to achieve targeted effects in the information environment (IE) by conducting Military Information Support Operations (MISO), providing Civil Authorities Information Support (CAIS), or supporting Military Deception (MILDEC).
2.A. MISO are missions that convey selected information and indicators to foreign organizations, groups, and individuals to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately their behavior in a manner favorable to the Commander’s objectives.
2.B. CAIS missions are intended to aid civilian populations during Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) situations by disseminating critical information intended to support the rescue effort.
3. While the essential technical and operational skills are learned through training, there are certain innate qualities which PSYOP Marines must possess. PSYOP Marines must think critically, communicate clearly, and bring interpersonal skills, flexibility, creativity, as well as a diverse understanding of cultures. Preexisting language skills are preferred.
4. PSYOP Marines are capable of operating independently or as part of a larger PSYOP team or detachment. Throughout their career, Marines in the PSYOP Occupational Field (OccFld) will have opportunities to support a Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), MEF Information Group (MIG), Marine Corps Service Component to a Combatant Command (COCOM), or Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC). They may also be tasked to support Joint, Interagency, or international partners in support of training and operations. PSYOP Marines have increased opportunities to deploy and support ongoing Marine Corps missions and requirements.
5. Marines approved for lateral move by Manpower and Reserve Affairs (M&RA) may be assigned Permanent Change of Station (PCS) or Permanent Change of Assignment (PCA) orders to a MIG or the MCIOC to complete pre-resident training (PRT). Upon successful completion of PRT, Marines will attend the PSYOP Qualification Course (POQC), U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and Schools (USAJFKSWCS) located in Fort Bragg, NC and the Intermediate MAGTF Information Operations Practitioners Course (IMIOPC) at Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic (EWTGLANT) located in Norfolk, VA. FY20 lateral movers choosing to reenlist into the 0521 PMOS may rate a lateral move reenlistment bonus in accordance with reference (a).
6. Interested Marines should review the references and visit the Marine Corps PSYOP website at: https:(slash)(slash)intelshare.intelink.gov/sites/mcioc/PSYOPPMOS/LateralMove/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/SitePages/Home.aspx. This site is a CAC-enabled, public website designed for Marines seeking information on the lateral move process, scheduled screening and assessments, references, and points of contact.
7. Marines requesting a lateral move must attend a four day screening and assessment comprised of physical and academic events and meet the minimum requirements as outlined in reference (b) in order to receive a favorable endorsement for lateral move. Marines must have in hand the completed PSYOP PMOS Command Screening Checklist, reference (c), their Marine Corps professional resume, and a security clearance verification letter from their Command Security Officer or Special Security Officer, confirming their current security clearance. Marines may pre-register for a screening and assessment utilizing the above website.
7.A. Per ref (a), the following prerequisites for lateral move into the 0521 PMOS (PSYOP Marine) apply:
7.A.1. Must be a volunteer Corporal or Sergeant.
7.A.2. Eligible for a secret security clearance. TS/SCI eligibility is desired.
7.A.3. Must possess a GT score of 100 or higher.
7.A.4. Must run and maintain a first class PFT and CFT.
7.A.5. Must be interviewed, screened, and recommended for a lateral move through the screening process conducted by the PSYOP MOS Specialist.
7.A.6. Upon approval for a lateral move, must be willing to incur at least 48 months of obligated service.
7.A.7. Must be worldwide deployable at the time of lateral move to 0521 PMOS.
7.B. All Marines must complete the physical and academic requirements of the screening and assessment process in order to be eligible for a lateral move recommendation.
7.B.1. Physical events are used to assess an individual Marine’s ability to meet or exceed the physical standards set by the USAJFKSWCS. Physical events are as follows: Marine Corps Physical Fitness test and Combat Fitness Test, five mile run in under 45 minutes, and an unknown distance individual effort ruck march with a minimum 35 pounds dry ruck (water not included) that must be completed while maintaining a 15 minute mile pace or faster. The ruck march will not exceed 8 miles.
7.B.2. Academic events are designed to assess a Marine’s ability to communicate, critically think in a time constrained environment, engage in complex social interactions, and demonstrate objective based reasoning.
8. Screening and assessment locations and dates are subject to change. Additional locations may be added as needed based on demand and availability of screening teams.
8.A. Screening and assessments will be conducted approximately once a quarter aboard Camp Lejeune, Camp Pendleton, and Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico.
MCB Quantico 6 January – 10 January 2020
Camp Pendleton 17 February – 21 February 2020
Camp Lejeune 2 March – 6 March 2020
MCB Quantico 16 March – 20 March 2020
Camp Pendleton 4 May – 8 May 2020
Camp Lejeune 25 May – 29 May 2020
MCB Quantico 1 June – 5 June 2020
Camp Pendleton 13 July – 17 July 2020
Camp Lejeune 27 July – 31 July 2020
MCB Quantico 31 August – 4 September 2020
Camp Pendleton 7 September – 11 September 2020
8.B. Screening and assessments will be conducted semi-annually aboard Camp Foster and MCB Hawaii.
MCB Hawaii 13 April – 17 April 2020
Camp Foster 22 June – 26 June 2020
MCB Hawaii 24 August – 28 August 2020
8.C. Letters of Instruction (LOI) will be published approximately 60 days prior to the execution of a specific screening and assessment. These LOIs will be posted on the website above and disseminated to all Career Planners via Manpower Management Enlisted Assignments (MMEA) using the Total Force Retention System (TFRS).
9. Interested Marines should contact their career planner to ensure they meet the prerequisites and initiate the lateral move process. Any additional questions may be answered by utilizing the Intelink website or contacting the OccFld at MCIOC_PSYOP@mcia.osis.gov.
10. This MARADMIN is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
11. Release authorized by LtGen L. E. Reynolds, Headquarters Marine Corps, Deputy Commandant for Information.//