FISCAL YEAR 2020 (FY20) RESERVE FIRST SERGEANT (1STSGT) AND SERGEANT MAJOR (SGTMAJ) ASSIGNMENT PROCEDURES AND BILLET VACANCIES
Date Signed: 2/14/2020 | MARADMINS Number: 088/20
MARADMINS : 088/20

R 141656Z FEB 20
MARADMIN 088/20
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA RA//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2020 (FY20) RESERVE FIRST SERGEANT (1STSGT) AND SERGEANT MAJOR (SGTMAJ) ASSIGNMENT PROCEDURES AND BILLET VACANCIES//
REF/A/DOC/MARADMIN 321/19/YMD:  20190530//
REF/B/DOC/MARADMIN 691/19/YMD:  20191216//
REF/C/DOC/MCO 1300.8/YMD:  20140918//
REF/D/DOC/MARADMIN 568/19/YMD:  20191016//
REF/E/DOC/MARADMIN 571/19/YMD:  20191016//
REF/F/DOC/MARADMIN 471/19/YMD:  20190829//
NARR/REFERENCE (A) IS FY20 STAFF NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER (SNCO) PROMOTION BOARD SCHEDULE AND POLICIES. REFERENCE (B) IS CHANGE 1 TO THE FY20 RESERVE (SMCR-IRR) STAFF NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER (SNCO) SELECTION BOARD. REFERENCE (C) IS THE CURRENT PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY. REFERENCE (D) IS FISCAL YEAR 2020 (FY20) INACTIVE DUTY TRAINING (IDT) TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT. REFERENCE (E) IS THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FY20 FIRST SERGEANTS COURSE (CID: M02L645). REFERENCE (F) IS THE FISCAL YEAR 2020 CORNERSTONE: THE COMMANDANTS COMBINED COMMANDERSHIP COURSE.//
POC/D. T. ORSI JR/SGTMAJ/RA/TEL: 703-784-9100/EMAIL: DAVID.ORSI@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  Per reference (a), in order to meet Reserve manpower goals, Reserve Gunnery Sergeants (GySgts)/First Sergeants (1stSgts) desiring promotion to 1stSgt/Sergeant Major (SgtMaj) must comply with procedures unique for selection to this grade.
    a.  Eligible GySgts and 1stSgts will submit an Administrative Action (AA) Form (NAVMC 10274) addressed to the Reserve Affairs (RA) SgtMaj indicating their top 5 choices of available SMCR 1stSgt and SgtMaj billets in which they are willing and able to serve.  Further guidance on the AA Form is provided on the RA website.  All attempts to assign Marines to one of their choices will be made, however, in all cases, assignments will be made based on the needs of the Marine Corps.  Billet assignment choices are due to the Reserve Affairs (RA) SgtMaj by 20 March 2020.
    b.  Promotion allocations are made based on current available and potential open billet identification codes (BICs), therefore, failure to accept assignment to a specified billet may result in revocation of selection to 1stSgt or SgtMaj and involuntary transfer to the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).  If eligible GySgts are not selected to 1stSgt and meet the eligibility criteria for their Primary Military Occupational Specialty (PMOS), they will be considered for selection to MSgt within their PMOS.  Additionally, if a GySgt or 1stSgt is selected to the next grade and serving on Active Duty For Operational Support (ADOS) orders, they will be required to request drop from ADOS orders effective 30 days prior to assuming the assigned billet resulting from the SMCR-IRR SNCO promotion board.
    c.  Reference (d) explains the latest IDT travel reimbursement policy and is expected to continue during FY20.  Eligible 1stSgts and SgtsMaj should familiarize themselves with the contents of reference (d) for the purposes of selecting potential billet assignments.
    d.  Specific billet assignments for selected 1stSgts and SgtsMaj will be released under a separate MARADMIN after the promotion board results are published.  The initial tour length will be 3 years or at the needs of the Marine Corps for new selectees.  Each selectee is required to obtain sufficient time with the appropriate Reserve End of Current Contract to cover the initial assignment.
2.  1stSgt billet openings for the FY20 Reserve (SMCR-IRR) SNCO selection board:
Unit                           Location                 BIC
LAR CO C, 4th LAR BN           CP WILLIAMS UT           M1403400005
RFL CO A, 1/23                 ELLINGTON TX             M1411600004
WPNS CO (-), 1/23              AUSTIN TX                M1413300004
H&S CO, 2/24                   CHICAGO IL               M1417100085
RFL CO G, 2/24                 MADISON WI               M1417500004
TOW TRAINING CO, 25th MAR REG  BROKEN ARROW OK          M1465100003
RFL CO B, 1/24                 TERRE HAUTE IN           M1416800004
H&S CO, 1/25                   FT DEVENS MA             M1421100085
RFL CO A, 1/25                 BRUNSWICK ME             M1421200004
RFL CO C , 1/25                BUFFALO NY               M1421400004
RFL CO F, 2/25                 PLAINVILLE CT            M1422400004
RFL CO G, 2/25                 DOVER NJ                 M1422500004
WPNS CO (-), 2/25              GARDEN CITY NY           M1422700004
HQ BTRY (-), 14th MAR REG      FORT WORTH TX            M1430100252
HQTRS BTRY, 2/14               GRAND PRAIRE TX          M1462100196
RCKT BTRY D, 2/14              EL PASO TX               M1462200004
RCKT BTRY F, 2/14              OKLAHOMA CITY OK         M1462300004
RCKT BTRY K, 2/14              HUNTSVILLE AL            M1462400004
HQTRS BTRY, 3/14               BRISTOL PA               M1433100217
ARTY BTRY M, 3/14              CHATTANOOGA TN           M1434500004
HQTRS BTRY, 5/14               SEAL BEACH CA            M1464100217
ARTY BTRY N, 5/14              SEAL BEACH CA            M1435200004
ARTY BTRY O, 5/14              SEAL BEACH CA            M1464300004
ARTY BTRY P, 5/14              SPOKANE WA               M1435400004
H&S CO, 4th CEB                BALTIMORE MD             M1440100158
ENGR SPT CO, 4th CEB           BALTIMORE MD             M1440700003
COMBAT ENGR CO D, 4th CEB      KNOXVILLE TN             M1440600004
COMBAT ENGR CO E, 4th CEB      BESSEMER AL              M1440200004
RECON CO B (-), 4th RECON BN   ATLANTA GA               M1470300004
H&S CO, 4th TANK BN            SAN DIEGO CA             M2144100318
TANK CO F, 4th TKBN            CAMP LEJEUNE NC          M2140500004
AAV CO D, 4th AAV BN           TAMPA FL                 M2188500005
HQTRS CO ISB MARFORSPTFAC      NEW ORLEANS LA           M1480000056
CI/ HUMINT CO A ISB            SAN DIEGO CA             M1480300004
CI/ HUMINT CO B ISB            ANACOSTIA DC             M1480400004
DS CO ISB                      BUCKLEY AFB CO           M1480600004
OPERATIONS COMPANY ISB         BUCKLEY AFB CO           M1480200004
SPT CO, 4th LAW ENF BN         ST PAUL MN               M2171600004
HQTRS CO, 6th COMM BN          BROOKLYN NY              M2168100097
SVC CO, 6th COMM BN            BROOKLYN NY              M2168400004
DCO-IDM CO A                   CONCORD CA               M2169100065
DCO-IDM CO B                   AYER MA                  M2169200004
MAINT CO, CLB-453 CLR-4        WACO TX                  M2948000005
SUPPLY CO, CLB-453 CLR-4       SAN JOSE CA              M2946300005
H&S CO, CLB-25, CLR-45         RED BANK NJ              M2943100208
TRANS SVCS CO, CLB-25, CLR-45  PROVIDENCE RI            M2943300123
H&S CO, CLB-451, CLR-45        CHARLOTTE NC             M2945100022
SUP CO, CLB-451, CLR-45        RALEIGH NC               M2945300005
BRIDGE CO A, 6th ESB           BATTLE CREEK MI          M2133700005
BULK FUEL CO B (-), 6th ESB    WILMINGTON DE            M2242800005
ENGR CO C, 6th ESB             PEORIA IL                M7530100005
SgtMaj billet openings for the FY20 Reserve (SMCR-IRR) SNCO selection board:
Unit                           Location                 BIC
H&S CO, 4th LAR BN             CAMP PENDLETON CA        M1403100004
H&S CO 1/23                    ELLINGTON TX             M1411100004
H&S CO, 2/23                   PASADENA CA              M1412100004
H&S CO 3/23                    BRIDGETON MO             M1413100004
H&S CO, 2/24,                  CHICAGO IL               M1417100004
H&S CO, 2/25                   GARDEN CITY NY           M1422100004
4th ANGLICO                    WEST PALM BEACH FL       M2163000004
MWSS-473(-) ,  MAG-41          MIRAMAR CA               M0114900004
VMU-4, MAG-41                  CAMP PENDLETON CA        M0148500004
HMLA-773, MAG-49               MCGUIRE AFB NJ           M0177300004
MALS-49, MAG-49                NEWBURGH NY              M0119700004
MWSS-472(-), MAG-49            MCGUIRE AFB NJ           M0052400004
VMGR-452, MAG-49               NEWBURGH NY              M0123300004
HQTRS MACS-24, MACG-48         OCEANA VA                M0130900004
H&S CO, CLB-23, CLR-4          FORT LEWIS WA            M2942100124
H&S CO, CLB-453 CLR 4          BUCKLEY AFB CO           M2946100017
H&S CO, 6th ESB                PORTLAND OR              M2232100005
The RA SgtMaj is the authority for placement of all 8999s and will work to solidify assignment to these particular billets as priority fills.
4.  Eligible GySgts/1stSgts who desire promotion to 1stSgt/SgtMaj will email, as separate correspondence, a signed AA Form (NAVMC 10274) to Reserve_Affairs_SgtMaj@usmc.mil.  An example of the AA form can be found on the RA website at https:(slash)(slash)www.manpower.usmc.mil/, Reserve Marine, and Reserve Affairs (RA).
5.  Per reference (e), all newly selected 1stSgts will be required to attend the annual First Sergeants Course aboard Quantico, VA:
Course     Report          Convene        Graduate
2-20       12 JUL 20       13 JUL 20      24 JUL 20
There is no substitution for this course.  Each 1stSgt select must coordinate a school seat upon release of the selection MARADMIN via their current S-3/G-3 and MFR G-3 for approval.
6.  Per reference (f), all newly selected SgtsMaj will be required to attend the annual Sergeants Major Cornerstone Course in Quantico, VA, by attending the 21-1 course convening during the month of October.  The Fiscal Year 2021 Cornerstone:  The Commandants Combined Commandership Course.  A future MARADMIN will be released announcing the FY21 course dates.  Each SgtMaj select must coordinate a school seat upon release of the selection MARADMIN via their respective S-3/G-3 and MFR G-3 for approval.
7.  Any questions concerning the promotion and/or assignment procedures should be addressed to the Sergeant Major of Reserve Affairs, Headquarters Marine Corps, Quantico, VA, SgtMaj D. T. Orsi Jr., DSN 278-9100, comm: 703-784-9100 or david.orsi@usmc.mil.
8.  Release authorized by Colonel M. E. Samples Jr., Director, Reserve Affairs Division, Acting.//