R 251504Z MAR 20
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC AVN//
SUBJ/FY21 FIELD ACCESSION BOARDS//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/MCO 1520.29//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/MCO 1300.8//
REF/C/MSGID: DOC/NAVMC 3500.14D//
REF/D/MSGID: DOC/MCO 1542.1H//
REF/E/MSGID: DOC/U.S.C. TITLE 10, SECTION 653//
NARR//REF A IS MCO 1520.29 THAT DETAILS THE AVIATOR PRODUCTION PROCESSES AND STAKEHOLDER RESPONSIBILITIES. REF B IS MCO 1300.8, MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY. REF C IS THE AVIATION TRAINING AND READINESS PROGRAM MANUAL. REF D IS THE FIELD ACCESSION OF NAVAL AVIATORS AND NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICERS ORDER. REF E IS UNITED STATES CODE TITLE 10, SECTION 653 THAT DICTATES MINIMUM SERVICE OBLIGATION FOR PILOTS. REF F IS THE USARWG, WHICH IS THE U.S. NAVY AEROMEDICAL REFERENCE AND WAIVER GUIDE.//
POC/CHARLES MICHALK/MAJ, ASM-30/HQMC AVN ASM/-/TEL: 703693-9865/EMAIL: CHARLES.MICHALK@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. The Deputy Commandant for Aviation is committed to the Marine Aviation Field Accession program. This MARADMIN seeks applications from those motivated professionals who desire to challenge themselves by entering the 75XX or 73XX aviation occupational fields.
2. A board will convene on 8 June 2020 and will select applicants for FY21 aviation Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) training. All who can demonstrate that their entrance into aviation is in the best interest of the Marine Corps are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is 21 May 2020.
2.a. In addition to the strengths and abilities of each applicant, board members will consider MOS inventory health and career timing as significant variables for selection. The current conditions of MOS inventory in conjunction with changes in force design may significantly impact an applicant’s chances despite the merits of their past performance and capabilities.
2.b. Opportunities for specific programs and eligibility for certain PMOSs are dependent on the needs of the Marine Corps. As a result, correspondence with your monitor is mandatory and is covered in paragraph 7.b.4.
3. The following programs are available for active duty Marine officers (read in three columns):
PROGRAM TYPE OBLIGATION(years)
3.a. 7315 UAS Officer 5
3.b. 7599 SNA 6 or 8
4. Active Duty Service Obligation (ADSO) starts upon designation as a Naval Aviator (7599) or upon being awarded a new PMOS (7315).
4.a. ADSO will run concurrently with existing obligations.
4.b. For all selectees, a new active duty service contract (ADSC) shall be initiated with MMOA prior to issuance of PCS orders. Selectees are responsible for ensuring the new ADSC is included within their Official Military Personnel File (OMPF).
5. Eligibility details:
5.a. UAS Officer (7315) Field Accession Board applicants must receive a 4 or higher for the Academic Qualification Rating (AQR) and a 6 or higher for the Pilot Flight Aptitude Rating (PFAR) or Flight Officer Flight Aptitude Rating (FOFAR) on the Aviation Selection Test Battery (ASTB). Additionally, applicants must meet specific medical requirements outlined in REF F.
5.b. Student Naval Aviator (SNA) Field Accession Board applicants must receive a 4 or higher for the AQR and a 6 or higher for the PFAR on the ASTB. Additionally, applicants must meet specific medical requirements outlined in REF F.
5.c. All Applicants.
5.c.1. Applicants must have less than 5 Years Commissioned Service (YCS) by 8 June 2020.
5.c.2. Applicants must have 18 months time-on-station (TOS) by 8 June 2020. TOS exceptions from MMOA, such as for applicants on one-year PCS orders, should be documented prior to the board.
5.c.3. Applicants must be able to execute orders in FY21.
5.c.4. Applicants must not have been previously selected on a Field Accession Board.
5.c.5. Applicants who require past ASTB scores or need to take the ASTB may contact Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) by sending an email to: email@example.com with the request.
5.c.6. Applicants may be eligible for multiple programs and are encouraged to select and rank programs according to interest.
7. Application Requirements:
7.a. A current photo (within 1 year of the application deadline) must be included in the applicant’s OMPF. However, do not route photo within the application package.
7.b. Applicants shall complete an online application by navigating to: https:(slash)(slash)go.max.gov/dod/FY21AviationBoards
7.b.1. Applications must include a copy of a signed and current medical upchit (DD2992) that indicates the eligibility for the programs listed in the application.
7.b.2. Command endorsements should include the first general officer (GO) in the applicant’s chain of command and should address the aviation abilities or potential of the applicant.
7.b.2.a. Endorsements should address the command assessment on the applicant executing a PCS in FY21, career timing implications, and the applicants PME status.
7.b.2.b. When seeking command endorsements, applicants should generate an administrative action (AA) form that contains the information provided by the applicant in the online application. This AA form should be submitted with the signed endorsements.
7.b.3. Letters of recommendation are highly encouraged and should address the aviation abilities or potential of the applicant.
7.b.4. Applicants must include a copy of an email from their PMOS monitor stating that the officer meets TOS requirements (as indicated in paragraph 5.c.2), is not in receipt of orders, career timing supports, and is eligible to apply.
7.c. Those applicants unable to submit applications online may submit an AA form application via email to the ASM-30 POC indicated above.
8. Selection results will be announced via MARADMIN shortly after the conclusion of the board proceedings.
9. This bulletin is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
10. This bulletin is cancelled 1 Oct 2020.
11. Release authorized by LtGen S. R. Rudder, Deputy Commandant for Aviation.//