Date Signed: 3/13/2020 | MARADMINS Number: 166/20
MARADMINS : 166/20

R 140322Z MAR 20
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POC/Ms. Troi Spencer/Civ/Unit:MCRC ON/E/-/tel:703 784-9443//       
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  The purpose of this MARADMIN is to announce the convening of the FY21 Enlisted to Officer (E-O), Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP), Enlisted Commissioning Program (ECP), Reserve Enlisted Commissioning Program (RECP), and Meritorious Commissioning Program-Reserve (MCP-R) selection boards and process changes. 
2. Applications and submissions.  The electronic applications and application processes have changed.  Program requirements must be met prior to application submission.  Marines who do not meet the program requirements at the time of application must apply to the next available board once requirements are met.  Waivers of eligibility requirements will not be considered.  Marines, who are interested and meet the criteria for any of the E-O programs, are required to submit an application electronically via the organizational mailbox  Commands with deployed Marines are required to work with their Marines to meet program, medical, and deadline requirements at the time of application as established by this MARADMIN.  Marines will use the following steps to apply by the established deadline dates listed in paragraph 3 of this MARADMIN:
     a.  Visit the MCRC website at  Select 'Marine Officer', then 'Officer Naval/Enlisted Marines'. 
     b.  Download the PDF application for the appropriate program and the checklist.  Commands and Marines must use the application templates provided for basic format and content as some information has changed.  
     c.  Application must be in the exact order prescribed by the program checklist when submitted.  Application and medical must be two separate PDF files.  Both should be labeled as follows:
         (1) Program Last Name, First Name, Middle initial, EDIPI App 
         (2) Program Last Name, First Name, Middle initial, EDIPI Med
     d.  The primary way for Marines to submit their applications and medical files at one time should be DOD SAFE at https:(slash)(slash) as this system allows bigger and multiple files to be sent.  No password protection is necessary for  actual PDF files prior to uploading.  Use 'drop off option' and follow the directions to upload and submit.  Submissions must be sent to the organizational mailbox listed in paragraph 2 of this MARADMIN.  The applications and medical documentation contain Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Marines must check the encryption box.  Encryption will require you to create a passphrase and submit in a separate email.  Marines are directed to provide the passphrase in the "short note to the recipients" section.  A separate email is not necessary for the passphrase.  For technical support in DOD Safe, do not contact MCRC, instead select 'help' and scroll to the bottom and choose 'DOD Safe Help Desk'.  In the event, the primary way of required submission does not work, use the secondary way of required submission.  First you must password protect the PDF application and medical files and forward directly to the organizational mailbox listed in paragraph 2 of this MARADMIN.  Passwords must be the same for both files and must be incorporated within the email instead of a separate email.  Files must not exceed 10MBs to be accepted by MCRC.  Commands are authorized to forward the completed applications and medicals (if in compliance of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) Act of 1996 and Privacy Act of 1974) on behalf of the Marines to the organizational mailbox listed above until the deadline, in the proper format annotated above.  Extensions for submission of applications will no longer be accepted past the deadline.  Commands and Marines that do not meet the deadline must submit for the next available board.  There will be no exceptions to this policy.  Commands and Marines are responsible to retain a copy of the completed application for their records as MCRC will not provide a copy of the applications.  Updates to the original applications or medical submissions must be forwarded directly to the Point of Contact (POC) email address listed in paragraph 17 of this MARADMIN after the deadline.  It is not necessary to resend applications or medical files, only the updated documents.  Updates must be received by MCRC no later than one week prior to the convening date of the board applying.  Any updates received after this deadline will not be seen by the board.  Commands and Marines will ensure all documentation submitted in the electronic application and medical submissions are legible and all photos are in color.  Packages received that are not complete or in the correct format will be returned and will not be boarded.  All Marines are required to have a commander's endorsement at each level of their endorsing COC up to the first General Officer (GO) or equivalent.  The Chiefs of Staff are not authorized to endorse the GO level unless they are acting.  Acting letter must be provided.  Marines who are "not recommended" for program consideration at the GO level are ineligible and their applications should not be submitted to MCRC.  Commands should review the applications, to ensure Marines meet program requirements, and have included all required documentation per the program checklist and this MARADMIN.  At each level, Commanders are required to sign the checklist to ensure applications are complete and within program requirements.  All items on the checklist are required unless stated otherwise.  Marines and Commands will receive a notification from DOD Safe once the documents are downloaded.  If password protected, Marines and Commands must forward an email directly to the POC email address listed in paragraph 17.  MCRC will not respond to package receipt emails until all applications have been downloaded.
3.  Boards and Selection.  Per refs (a) and (b), the following MECEP, ECP, RECP, and MCP-R selection boards will convene:
Board          Application Deadline    Board Convenes     OCS Class
FY21 board 1   17 Apr 2020             15 Jun 2020        OCC 235
FY21 board 2   10 Jul 2020             12 Oct 2020        OCC 236
FY21 board 3   11 Dec 2020              8 Mar 2021        OCC 237           
Selection board results will be published by a separate MARADMIN message for each board.  The boards are scheduled to align with the below Officer Candidates Courses (OCC) at Officer Candidates School (OCS).  However, Marines are not guaranteed to attend the OCC which aligns with the board they were selected on.  OCC dates are tentative and subject to change.  Marines, who do not attend the first two OCS classes after selection, will automatically be disenrolled from the program unless deferred by MCRC.  Refer to ref (a) for commanders intent concerning OCS opportunities.  Commanding General MCRC is the final approval authority.  Updates to OCC report and graduation dates may be viewed at
OCS Class        Report Date          Graduation Date
OCC 235          5 Sep 2020           14 Nov 2020
OCC 236          9 Jan 2021           20 Mar 2021
OCC 237         29 May 2021            7 Aug 2021
4.  Eligibility.  Refer to refs (a) and (b), and MCRC website for program requirements, eligibility criteria and general qualifications.  When computing age, use date of commissioning as a baseline, MECEP Marines should use their estimated college completion year.  ECP, RECP, and MCP-R Marines should use the OCC graduation date listed in paragraph 3 of this MARADMIN.  Age can be waived up to 35.  MCRC will not entertain any age waivers over 35 without a favorable GO endorsement.  
5.  Education.  Official transcripts are no longer required.  Marines must submit current unofficial transcripts with their applications to verify education requirements.  Transcripts must include names and addresses of the schools, term grade point average, cumulative grade point average, and earned credit hours.  A complete confer date (month, day, year), must be reflected on transcripts for associates, baccalaureate, or higher level degrees.  Science requirement for MECEP must be a natural or physical science, not a social or behavioral science.  Marines who have 90 or more credit hours or have completed their junior year will not be boarded and are recommended to apply for ECP once they complete their baccalaureate level degree from an accredited college or university.  MECEP Marines are not authorized to complete their baccalaureate degree prior to OCS completion as this is not the intent for the program.  MECEP Marines who receive their baccalaureate degree prior to OCS will be disenrolled from MECEP and will have to apply to a future board for the ECP.
     a.  MECEP Marines refer to refs (a) chapter 2, (c), and (d) for financial qualifications, Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) participation and reporting, academics, and educational expenses.  Refer to website for a list of NROTC affiliated colleges and universities.  MECEPS are not authorized to attend listed NROTC schools on above website which annotates Registered Nurse (RN) option only or Navy option only.  MECEP Marines should contact the installation Voluntary Education Center (VEC) at (703) 784-9550 for information on how to apply for their military education benefits prior to contacting the veterans representative at the college or university.  MECEP Marines are directed to follow the guidelines and timelines below to determine which semester to start school.
OCS Class        Graduation Date       Authorized Semester Start
OCC 235          14 Nov 2020           Summer 2021
OCC 236          20 Mar 2021           Fall   2021
OCC 237           7 Aug 2021           Spring 2022
MECEP Marines are not authorized to start school prior to the above school semester timeframes unless they are a permanent change of assignment (PCA) move or for medical reasons (self, spouse, child(ren), parent, etc).  Supporting documentation must be provided outside of PCA reasons.  No waivers or exceptions will be considered for early semester starts outside the above listed policy.  If MCRC does not receive an acceptance letter within the first year of OCS graduation date, Marines will be disenrolled from the program.
     b.  ECP, RECP and MCP-R Marines refer to ref (a) for education requirements from accredited colleges and universities.  A list of accredited schools can be found at the following website:  https:(slash)(slash)
     c.  Marines who obtain degrees from a foreign academic institution must be accepted by a nationally or regionally accredited college, or an accrediting institution in the United States (U.S.).  In many cases, Marines are required to take additional courses to qualify for the next level of their post-secondary education.  If Marines desire to take additional courses, they may refer to ref (d) for tuition assistance.  The domestic academic institution may or may not grant credit for courses taken in foreign academic institutions.  Marines may contact their installation VECs to proceed in their pursuit of a degree or credentials.  Marines may also utilize the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) International Education Services, National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), or the Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), to evaluate foreign degrees for U.S. equivalencies.  The link for AACRAO international education services is  The link for NACES is  The link for ECE is  A letter from the accredited college or institution stating foreign degree has been accepted must accompany the Marines' applications.
     d.  The Commandant's Education Board, which selects Marine Officers to attend graduate schools between the grades of first lieutenant and major, requires Marines to have qualifying calculus and science classes for selection to certain programs (e.g. Naval Postgraduate School, Air Force Institute of Technology, and DARPA Fellowships).  For this reason, MECEP students are highly encouraged to pursue degrees within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curriculums in order to qualify for these graduate education and fellowship opportunities.  Marines who pursue non-STEM degrees are likewise encouraged to take calculus I and II and calculus-based science classes to qualify for selection to these programs in the future.  Refer to ref (e) for more information.
6.  Medical.  Refer to ref (f) and medical instructions on the MCRC website for physical qualifications.  Ref (f) can be accessed via the following website:  Medical documentation submitted at time of application will be forwarded to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) by MCRC once the result MARADMIN has been released.  BUMED and the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) require a minimum of 30 days to process Marines' medical documentation, to include submission of additional documentation to make a determination.  Selected Marines requiring additional medical documentation from BUMED or NAMI will be contacted by the POC listed at the beginning of this MARADMIN.  All selected Marines will be notified by the POC at the beginning of this MARADMIN once a determination of physical qualification or physical disqualification has been made by BUMED or NAMI.  Questions pertaining only to the requirement for additional medical documentation should be directed to the MCRC medical reviewer at (703) 784-9426.  All additional medical documentation requested by MCRC must be forwarded directly to the POC email address in paragraph 17.  Commands and selected Marines are not authorized to contact or forward any medical documentation directly to BUMED.  Extensions for delay of medical submission are no longer authorized.  Marines who do not meet the medical requirements at the time of application must submit to the next available board once requirements are met.  Medical documentation must include a Report of Medical Examination (DD Form 2808); Report of Medical History (DD Form 2807-1); Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) report; and all supporting documentation.  Ground physicals must be completed within six months of the board convening date.  ECP Marines, applying for aviation, must have the flight surgeon submit their entire flight physicals to NAMI in the Aeromedical Electronic Resource Office (AERO) four months prior to the board convening date.  Ensure flight surgeon submits the correct aviation physical in AERO (P1A for student naval aviators).  Based on the HIPAA Act of 1996 and Privacy Act of 1974, Physicians and Marines must closely review the medical documentation to ensure correctness and completeness as outlined in this MARADMIN.  Chains of Commands are not authorized to review this information unless in compliance with the above policies.  Marines must include the medical verification letter with their applications to show they completed medical screening process in accordance with this MARADMIN.
All established timeframes for medical documentation listed above and below must be from the convening date of the board.  Pay particular attention to the following items:   
     a.  Complete date, full social security number, and a physician's signature must be on the DD Form 2807-1 and DD Form 2808, and dentist signature on the DD Form 2808.  Failure to ensure this information is annotated will delay submission of the Marines medical documentation to BUMED.  
     b.  Body markings which include tattoos, brandings, body ornamentations, and body mutilation must be identified on the DD Form 2808.   
     c.  Dental exams must be within six months of board convening date.  Dental class must be type 1 or 2, and documented on DD Form 2808 in block 43, and have block 83a signed by a dentist.  Must provide current dental examination as a separate enclosure.  (IMR will suffice for separate enclosure requirement).     
     d.  HIV results must be within one year of board convening date.  Date tested and roster number must be documented on the DD Form 2808 and as a separate enclosure (IMR will suffice for separate enclosure requirement).  HIV test drawn or results pending is not acceptable.   
     e.  The results of an updated audiogram must be included on the DD Form 2808 in block 71a or as a separate enclosure.  If any numbers are outside the normal range, submit a repeat audiogram and an ear, nose, and throat consultation.
     f.  Female Marines over age of 21 must have a papanicolaou test (PAP) pathology results dated within two years of board convening date.
     g.  Distance vision must be documented in block 61 of the DD Form 2808.  If vision does not correct to 20/20, a current ophthalmology evaluation is required.  Marines with a history of vision correction surgery must submit all pre-operative and post-operative reports with the medical documentation.  Marines who have undergone corrective surgery must be 180 days post-operative to be inducted into training.  Proper medical documentation of surgery is required to include a post 180 day ophthalmology exam per ref (f).
     h.  Ensure all "yes" answers on DD Form 2807-1 are explained by the physician in block 29.  All pertinent medical clearance documentation for each condition disclosed, on the DD Form 2807-1, should be provided.  This should include all pre-operative and post-operative paperwork for surgeries, evaluations, history, examination findings, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment record plans, and any functional limitations. 
     i.  Ensure all answers on DD Form 2808 blocks 17-42 (excluding block 41 for males) are marked normal or abnormal.  "NE" is not an acceptable answer.  It is the Marines responsibility to ensure that all medical documentation is in accordance with the above guidance.  Failure to follow above guidance will delay your medical submission to BUMED.  After selection , no medical procedures are authorized with the exception of a required operation.  
7.  Additional information for application.
     a.  Marines should refer to refs (a) and (g) for Selective Reenlistment Bonus information and page 11 statement entry.
     b.  Marines must meet the service requirements for the respective programs, per ref (a) to be board eligible.  End of Active Service waivers will be considered on a case-by-case basis with supporting documentation of extension or reenlistment.  Letters of intent will not suffice for this requirement.  AR Marines applying for MECEP or ECP must be approved for conditional release into the regular Marine Corps at the time of application.  Refer to ref (a) for details.  A sample request for conditional release request is posted on the AR Enlisted Assignments RAM-2 website at https:(slash)(slash)  Applications received at MCRC that do not contain an approved DD Form 368 or have an expired date will not be considered.  Selected AR Marines must be non-competitively augmented to the active component once identified as selected on the result MARADMIN.  To accomplish this, the AR selects must initiate a Prior Service Enlisted Package to Manpower Enlisted Assignments (MMEA-1) via their Career Planners to coordinate the augmentation.  Marines must be available for world-wide assignments and qualified to reenlist or augment per refs (h) and (i) as applicable.             
     c.  Marines who apply for ECP can apply for aviation at the time of application.  Refer to ref (a) and this MARADMIN for aviation qualifications and requirements.  ECP aviation applicants must submit an aviation service agreement and a ground service agreement.  RECP and MCP-R applicants are not eligible to apply for aviation.  MECEP applicants may apply for aviation after they report to the NROTC Unit and upon completion of their first semester.  Refer to ref (a) for aviation qualifications.
     d.  Marines with body markings which include tattoos, brandings, body ornamentations (to include pierced ears), and body mutilation must refer to ref (j) for guidance.  If a Marine's body markings are not in compliance with ref (j), the COC should not endorse the Marine's application for board consideration.  Marines with body markings must submit a clear color photo, utilizing the tattoo tool or ruler near restricted areas, and provide size, description, location, meaning, and date the body marking was made as annotated on the tattoo photo pages within each program application on the MCRC website.  In addition, Marines must submit clear full length color photos in physical training (PT) gear (green shorts, green t-shirt) from each body angle (both sides, front, and back).  A hand drawn picture and description, which details the criteria cited by this paragraph of the body markings that are located in private areas, are required.  Private area is defined as any portion of the body that is covered by the PT shirt and shorts for females and PT shorts for males.  
     e.  Refer to ref (b) for acceptable forms of citizenship verification and the certification of documentation.  The following language must be on the verified copy: “I have determined that this copy is a full, true, and accurate reproduction of the original after personally comparing the copy and original or observing the copying process.  No modifications or alterations have been made to either the original document or this copy".
     f.  Refer to refs (a), (k), and (l) for security investigation information and required application submissions.  Marines born outside the United States and territories must include dual citizenships statement in ref (a).  Do not submit joint personnel adjudication system printouts.  Clearances due to expire must be reinitiated at least 30 days prior to expiration.  Secret clearances are valid for up to 10 years and top secret clearances are valid for up to 6 years.  Per Title 10, U.S. Code, the U.S. citizenship requirement cannot be waived.   
     g.  Refer to refs (a), (b), and this MARADMIN regarding disclosure of criminal offense dispositions and submission of required forms and proper documentation by law enforcement agency or court.  If the above cannot be obtained, provide a completed DD Form 369 (police record check) in jurisdiction of offense in the application.  Recommend contacting recruiters in jurisdiction of offenses to assist with DD Form 369.  All offenses regardless of date of incident(s) must be disclosed.  Offenses within five years of board application date require supporting documentation.  Alcohol and assault related offenses regardless of date of incident require supporting documentation.       
     h.  All pre-service waivers must be addressed in first endorsement.  Ref (a) pertains.
     i.  For information about pre-existing relationships and familial relationships, contact your local staff judge advocate office.  Marines must sign the fraternization statement of understanding located in program application.  
     j.  Marines must have a first class physical fitness test (PFT) and combat fitness test (CFT) score at time of application.  Refer to ref (m) for physical fitness scores.  Marines who are exempt from conducting a current PFT or CFT due to deployment must submit a copy of the waiver exempting them with their applications.    
     k.  Aptitude scores can be requested on-line for the Scholastic Aptitude Test program at or call 1 (866) 756-7346 or for the American College Test records at or call (319) 337-1270.  Questions regarding the Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT) contact MPA Test Control at DSN 278-9368 or commercial (703) 784-9368 or email:  MPA Test Control highly recommends personnel to plan to take the AFCT, if needed, 60 days in advance of the application deadline.  Test scores must be included in application and test score requirements are not waiverable per ref (a).
8.  Commanders refer to ref (a) and this MARADMIN for actions pertaining to the screening and reviewing of the applications and medical. 
Additional information provided below.
     a.  Ensure Marines and endorsing commands are using the program application located on the MCRC website in paragraph 2 as they have been updated.  
     b.  Ensure point of contact information is on all endorsement letters to include name, email addresses and phone numbers.
     c.  Ensure all required forms are signed and dated by the Marines and the certifying commissioned officers. 
     d.  If a Marine is in receipt of permanent change of station (PCS) orders prior to selection, the Marine's CO must inform the Marine's monitor by administrative message that the Marine is applying for one of the E-O programs and that he/she is requesting a disposition of pending orders until the release of the selection result of the subject board.  Selected Marines in receipt of PCS orders must have their COs contact the Manpower Personnel Management Enlisted Assignments (MMEA-25) by message requesting disposition of orders.
9.  Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF) and photo submissions.  Per refs (n), (o), and (p), Marines are responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of their OMPFs and master brief sheet (MBS) at least two weeks prior to date of scheduled board applying.  Do not submit MBS with application. 
     a.  Obtaining and reviewing the OMPF.  The primary and most expeditious means to obtain and view the OMPF and MBS are through OMPF online via Marines on Line (MOL).  Refer to ref (o), to determine which documents are appropriate for inclusion in the OMPF. 
     b.  OMPF document submission guidelines.  Marines are personally responsible for correcting deficiencies, missing information, or illegible documents present in their OMPF and/or MBS with MMRP.  Per ref (o), the top portion of the MBS is corrected via the Installation Personnel Administration Center or S-1.  Ensure any material sent to MMRP, for filing in the OMPF, contains full name, grade, and Electronic Digital Individual Personal Identification (EDIPI).  If the EDIPI is not on the material, then the material will not be filed in the OMPF in time for selection board for review.  Marines 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 records.  OMPF documents can be emailed as a PDF attachment or faxed to MMRP.  OMPF documents can also be mailed to MMRP; however, inclusion into the OMPF is substantially faster if the documents are either emailed or faxed.  See paragraph 12e of this MARADMIN for OMPF inquiries and document submission points of contact. 
     c.  OMPF document submission timelines.  It is imperative that documents submitted to MMRP for inclusion in the OMPF within 60 days of a selection board be conspicuously marked “contains documents for (FY board name)”.   With the exception of fitness reports, all OMPF documents must be forwarded to and received by MMRP at least two weeks prior to board convening date in order to allow processing time to the OMPF.  Marines are advised that the OMPF and MBS are distributed to the board room at least one week before the board convening date.  Board eligible records continue to be updated until the convening date of the board; however, Marines are highly encouraged to submit all materials no later than two weeks prior to the board convening date.
     d.  Photographs.  Per ref (p), all Marines who apply to subject name boards are required to submit an official photo within 12 months of the board convening date in their OMPFs as part of their applications.  Marines are responsible for verifying receipt of photo by MMRP.  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 MMRP.  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.  Marines 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.
     e. Records and Performance Branch.
         (1) MMRP.  OMPF documents or questions concerning the OMPF can be sent by the following means:      
             (a) Email:
             (b) Fax:  Commercial (703) 784-5682, DSN: 278-5682
             (c) Address:  Manpower Management Records and
                           Performance Branch (MMRP-20)
                           2008 Elliot Road
                           Quantico, VA 22134-5030
             (d) Phone numbers:  DSN: 278-xxxx
                 Section Head, (703) 784-3901
                 Operations Officer, (703) 784-3950
                 OMPF customer Service, (703) 784-3906/3907/5640
                 Digital photos, (703) 784-3738
         (2) Performance Evaluation Section (MMRP-30). Commercial (703) 784-3989, DSN:  278-3989 or toll free:  1-877-301-9953.
10.  Per ref (q), Marine officers require 20 years of active duty service with ten years of active commissioned service for retirement eligibility as a commissioned officer. 
11.  Common application discrepancies and board trends include:
     a.  Marines' endorsing COCs neglecting to review applications prior to the submissions.  Thus they fail to ensure Marines meet the basic requirements per ref (a) and this MARADMIN.
     b.  Command endorsements neglecting to provide POC email information as required.
     c.  Incomplete applications (missing required endorsements and documents as annotated on program checklist and this MARADMIN).
     d.  Commands neglecting to use the tier ranking as annotated on endorsement letters in program applications on the MCRC website referenced in paragraph 2 of this MARADMIN  (e.g. if a command has three Marines applying to one program they should rank 1, 2, and 3 out of 3).
     e.  Commands and Marines neglecting to ensure forms or documents in the application, have required dates, signatures, social security numbers, EDIPIs, or required statements (i.e. information sheet, DD Forms 2808 and 2807-1, essays, page 11, etc.).
     f.  Absence or poor clarity of documents (transcripts, photos, etc) to accurately determine program requirements for Marines.
     g.  Non-disclosure of preservice waivers.  Non submission of supporting documentation for offenses within five years of board convening date and for all alcohol and assault related violations. 
     h.  Marines neglecting to update their OMPF, and Marine Corps Total Force System (MCTFS) accounts.  As a result these systems do not accurately reflect correct information which creates discrepancies in application.
     i.  Failure to complete and submit the medical forms and supporting documentation per paragraph 6 of this MARADMIN.     
     j.  Award citation write-ups missing in OMPF.
     k.  Fitness report date gaps.
     l.  Time in service and end of active service not within policy outlined in ref (a) and paragraph 7b of this MARADMIN.
     m.  Missing current promotion photograph in OMPF and application. 
     n.  Documents not legible or blurry within the application (i.e. birth certificates or proof of citizenship, transcripts, MCTFS pages, photographs, medical documentation, etc.)
     o.  Marines neglecting to complete PME (resident and non-resident) in grade.
     p.  First class PFT is required for board purposes, however upper first class PFTs are more competitive for OCS success. 
12.  Updates to ref (a) are outlined in this MARADMIN. 
13.  Recommend all qualified Marines reapply for future boards if not selected.  Dated endorsements must be redone for each board and all forms must be within one year of board convening date.
14.  To ensure Marines are prepared for the next chapter in their careers, Commands will assign, a Company Grade Officer within their commands as a mentor within one week of the release of the result MARADMIN.  The Marine Officer will assist with a physical training regimen that will prepare them for the rigorous demands of OCS.  Additionally, the Marine Officers should mentor the Marines to ensure they are aware of, and prepared for the expectations at OCS, The Basic School (TBS), and life as a Company Grade Officer.  Assistance and additional information can be found at website  Select 'Units', then 'OCS' or 'TBS'.  The OCS Physical Training Preparation Pack is listed at  Further links for academics preparation and overall OCS curriculum is available on the OCS web page. 
15.  This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force.
16.  This MARADMIN is cancelled 28 Feb 2021.
17.  The POC for this MARADMIN is Ms. Troi Spencer.  Please refer to POC information at the beginning of this MARADMIN for telephone number or email 
18.  Release authorized by Major General James W. Bierman, Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruiting Command.//