R 261418Z MAR 20
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC AVN//
SUBJ/FY21 AVIATION TRANSITION-CONVERSION BOARD//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/MCO 1331.2K//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/MCO 1520.29//
REF/C/MSGID: DOC/MCO 1300.8//
REF/D/MSGID: DOC/NAVMC 3500.14D//
REF/E/MSGID: DOC/U.S.C. TITLE 10, SECTION 653//
NARR//REF A IS MCO 1331.2K, TRANSITION-CONVERSION TRAINING FOR MARINE NAVAL AVIATORS AND NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICERS. REF B IS MCO 1520.29 THAT DETAILS THE AVIATOR PRODUCTION PROCESSES AND STAKEHOLDER RESPONSIBILITIES. REF C IS MCO 1300.8, MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY. REF D IS THE AVIATION TRAINING AND READINESS PROGRAM MANUAL. 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 Transition-Conversion (T-C) program. This MARADMIN seeks applications from those motivated professionals who desire to challenge themselves by transitioning or converting within 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 transitioning platforms within aviation is in the best interest for 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.
2.c. Applications for F-35 conversions will be announced via a separate MARADMIN.
3. The following programs are available for active duty Marine officers (read in four columns):
PROGRAM TYPE APPLICANT-PMOS OBLIGATION(years)
3.a. 7315 UAS Officer 7525,43,63,65,88 4
3.b. 7556 KC-130 Pilot 7543,63,65 4
3.c. 7532 MV-22 Pilot 7543,63,65 4
3.d. 7598 RW to Strike 7563,65 4
3.e. 7599 NFO to SNA 7525,88 6 or 8
3.f. 7599 NFO to PFIP 7525,88 6
4. Active Duty Service Obligation (ADSO) starts upon designation as a Naval Aviator (7599) or upon being awarded a new PMOS.
4.a. ADSO will run concurrently with existing obligations (e.g.,PCS, WTI).
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. Pilots and Naval Flight Officers (NFOs) with less than 13 years commissioned service (YCS) as of 8 June 2020 will be considered. Favorable general officer (GO) endorsements for applicants with greater than 13 YCS may be considered.
5.b. NFOs applying for the 7599 or 7315 transition must obtain a 4 or higher for the Academic Qualification Rating (AQR) and a 6 or higher for the Pilot Flight Aptitude Rating (PFAR) on the Aviation Standard Test Battery (ASTB).5.c. 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.d. Applicants must be able to execute orders in FY21. Training completion is also expected in FY21 apart from 7598 and 7599 trainees. Inability to meet these timeline requirements may result in forfeiture of FY21 selection and the fleeting up of an alternate. PCS and training dates will be coordinated by MMOA once the board results are posted.
5.e. Applicants must not have been previously selected on a T-C Board.
6. Additional Program Information.
6.a. Certain applicants may be eligible for multiple programs and are encouraged to select and rank programs according to interest.
6.b. NFOs interested in applying for the 7599 Primary Flight Instructor Program (PFIP) may contact their monitor for further details.
6.c. The 7598 (RW to Strike) applicants who are selected can expect orders to receive a T-6 warm-up syllabus prior to attending jet training.
6.d. Those previously eligible for the Aviation Bonus (AvB) will retain eligibility under their current PMOS until being awarded a new PMOS. Subsequent eligibility for AvB under a new PMOS can be coordinated with MMOA if applicable.
6.e. Applicants who require past ASTB scores or need to take the ASTB may contact Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the request.
7. Application Requirements:
7.a. A current photo (within 1 year of the application deadline) must be included in the applicant’s OMPF. However, routing the photo within the application package is not required.
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 and are in accordance with REF F.
7.b.2. Command endorsements will include the first 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. T-C applicants currently assigned to DIFDEN billets (i.e. FAC, staff, resident school, etc.) must include an endorsement from the commanding officer from their last flying assignment.
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), 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.//