R 061837Z MAY 20
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG MCRC QUANTICO VA UC//
SUBJ/THE ACTIVE COMPONENT TO SELECTED MARINE CORPS RESERVE OR INDIVIDUAL MOBILIZATION AUGMENTEE DIRECT AFFILIATION PROGRAM//
NARR/REF (A) IS MARADMIN 600/18 THE ACTIVE COMPONENT TO SELECTED MARINE CORPS RESERVE OR INDIVIDUAL MOBILIZATION AUGMENTEE DIRECT AFFILIATION PROGRAM. REF (B) IS TITLE 10 U.S.C. SECTION 1145, HEALTH BENEFITS. REF (C) MARADMIN 475/19 IS THE MOBILIZATION DEFERMENT FOR MARINES TRANSITIONING FROM THE ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC) TO THE RESERVE COMPONENT (RC). REF (D) IS MCO 1040R.35, THE RESERVE CAREER RETENTION AND DEVELOPMENT MANUAL. REF (E) IS MARADMIN 568/19, FISCAL YEAR 2020 (FY20) INACTIVE DUTY TRAINING (IDT) TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT. REF (F) IS MARADMIN 369/17, RESERVE COMMISSION PROCESS FOR OFFICERS TRANSITIONING FROM THE AC TO THE RESERVE COMPONENT (RC). REF (G) MARINE CORPS ORDER 1001.62B, INDIVIDUAL MOBILIZATION AUGMENTEE (IMA) PROGRAM. REF (H) IS DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY PERSONNEL SECURITY PROGRAM REF (I) IS THE MARINE CORPS TOTAL FORCE SYSTEM PERSONNEL REPORTING INSTRUCTION USERS MANUAL. REF (J) IS MCO 1900.16 W/CH1, MARINE CORPS SEPARATION AND RETIREMENT MANUAL (MARCORSEPMAN). REF (K) IS MARADMIN 356/12, OFFICER APPOINTMENT ACCEPTANCE AND RECORD (NAVMC 763) PROCESSING FOR SEPARATING OFFICERS REQUESTING A RESERVE COMMISSION. REF (L) IS MCO 1320.11G, MARINE CORPS SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM.//
POC/G. F. FARMAKIS/MAJ/MCRC PSR DAP OIC/TEL: 703-784-9868/E-MAIL: GEORGE.FARMAKIS@MARINES.USMC.MIL//
POC/A. PULLIAM/SSGT/MCRC PSR DAP CHIEF/TEL: 703-784-9782/E-MAIL: ANGELICA.PULLIAM@MARINES.USMC.MIL//
POC/M. A. PALOS/GYSGT/ERR DAP SPECIALIST/TEL: 910-451-5348/E-MAIL: MARC.PALOS@USMC.MIL//
POC/B. R. KYLES/SSGT/WRR DAP SPECIALIST/TEL: Cell: 719-778-0740 WORK: 760-763-3426/E-MAIL: BOBBY.KYLES@USMC.MIL//
POC/C. J. STAFFORD/SSGT/PACIFIC REGION DAP SPECIALIST/TEL: FROM THE U.S. (011)81-611-722-6004, LOCAL 622-6004/E-MAIL: CHRISTOPHER.J.STAFFO@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. Provide guidance on the Direct Affiliation Program (DAP). The DAP is managed by Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC), Prior Service Recruiting (PSR) Branch. All DAP submissions must comply with the requirements of this MARADMIN. This message cancels reference (a) and supersedes all previous DAP MARADMINs.
2. Background. The DAP affords qualified active component (AC) Marines the opportunity to affiliate with a Selected Marine Corps Reserve (SMCR) unit or the Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) program following their expiration of active service (EAS) with no gap in service. The DAP provides transitioning AC Marines a guaranteed SMCR or IMA billet prior to reaching their EAS. Per reference (b) DAP offers a no-cost, six-month extension of the existing TRICARE Prime benefits from the date of their EAS. Upon the conclusion of the six-month extension, eligible Marines may enroll in TRICARE Reserve Select. The program also offers the benefit of maintaining the eligibility to transfer educational benefits (TEB) due to affiliating with a SMCR unit or IMA program. AC Marines (comp code 11) transitioning to a SMCR unit may defer certain involuntary mobilizations for up to two years from their EAS regardless of current dwell status or last duty station in accordance with reference (c). Selection for DAP is limited by the existing needs of the SMCR and IMA.
2.a. Inactive duty training (IDT) travel reimbursement may be available for officers and enlisted Marines who meet eligibility requirements defined in reference (e).
3.a. Any AC Marine requesting direct affiliation must be released from the AC with characterization of honorable or general (under honorable conditions) and the basis (reason) for separation is not adverse.
3.b. All Applicants must, at a minimum: meet height and weight standards, tattoo standards, MOS proficiency and training, have no fitness report date gaps, and have an overall performance record that is competitive for promotion to the next grade in the RC. This is not an all-inclusive list. See your local prior service recruiter, career planner or region DAP specialist (see POC list) for a complete listing of requirements per Total Force Retention System (TFRS) message T64298.
3.c. The Marine requesting direct affiliation must be eligible for affiliation with the SMCR or IMA in accordance with reference (d).
3.d. Officers must receive approval for a reserve commission prior to their EAS. If the reserve commission is not approved by the EAS date, officers are not eligible to DAP IAW reference (f).
3.e. In conjunction with a DAP request, eligible Marines may also apply for the Lateral Move Program and any relevant incentives, to include an affiliation bonus, aviation retention bonus, or composite score points bonus. Lateral moves will be approved based on the needs of the Marine Corps.
3.f. If a billet identification code (BIC) is open and the Marine meets all qualifications for the DAP, the gaining SMCR unit must accept the DAP. For BIC assignment questions refer to current Reserve affairs BIC assignment and management policy.
3.g. Interviews for Marines joining via the DAP are not a requirement for SMCR units.
3.1. Interviews are required to join the IMA per reference (g).
4.a. In accordance with the SECDEF memo dated 1 December 2009, members transitioning from one reserve component to another (active reserve (AR), SMCR, IMA, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR)) are not eligible for the Tricare Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) benefits.
4.b. Current AR members are ineligible to use the DAP to transfer to the SMCR or IMA.
4.c. Marines cannot exceed the satisfactory year limits for their respective grade on the date active duty for training (ADT) begins. The below lateral move restrictions ensure the required contractual obligation for training will not take the Marine beyond service limits for grade in accordance with reference (d).
4.c.1. Lance Corporal: less than five (5) satisfactory years.
4.c.2. Corporal: less than five (5) satisfactory years.
4.c.3. Sergeant: less than (10) satisfactory years.
4.c.4. Staff Sergeant: less than (14) satisfactory years.
4.d.5. Marines must have a National Agency Check with Local Agency and Credit Checks (NACLC) investigation with a minimum security clearance potential eligibility for "Secret" per reference (h).
5.a.1. Marines interested in this program should contact a prior service recruiter, career planner or region DAP specialist to assist with the completion of the DAP application package.
5.a.2. The prior service recruiter, career planner or region DAP specialist will provide information about the SMCR, IMA, benefits, incentives, and lateral move opportunities to the DAP applicant.
5.a.3. Prior service recruiter or career planner must submit all DAP application packages via TFRS to the region DAP specialist servicing their area.
5.a.4. Marines located in the Okinawa and Asia-Pacific region will use the Okinawa DAP specialist.
5.a.5. Officers may submit a DAP application package through their prior service recruiter or career planner to the region DAP specialist in TFRS no earlier than 120 calendar days prior to EAS and no later than 60 calendar days prior to EAS.
5.a.6. Enlisted Marines requesting retention, lateral move, and incentives may submit a DAP application package through their prior service recruiter or career planner to the regional DAP specialist in TFRS no earlier than 120 calendar days prior to EAS and no later than 60 calendar days prior to EAS.
5.a.7. Any required waivers will be submitted together with the DAP package to the MCRC PSR DAP Chief. The DAP Chief will submit the waiver request to Reserve Affairs for review and adjudication. Retention, lateral move or incentive waivers only require an endorsement from the first O-5 level Commander within the Marine’s chain of command. O-5 level Commanders can utilize section 39g of the NAVMC 11537a to identify and provide a recommendation on the Marine’s request for waiver consideration.
5.a.8. Enlisted Marines requesting direct accession only may submit a DAP application package through their prior service recruiter or career planner to the region DAP specialist in TFRS no earlier than 120 calendar days prior to EAS and no later than 30 calendar days prior to EAS.
5.a.8.a. MCRC defines submission as a completed DAP application package submitted by a prior service recruiter or career planner to a region DAP specialist no later than 60 or 30 calendar days from EAS depending on the type of package. If at the 60 or 30 calendar day mark the prior service recruiter or career planner has not submitted a completed DAP application package request in TFRS, the request will not be processed due to late submission.
5.a.8.b. Pending DAP application packages from Marines on terminal leave who are deemed unreachable will be administratively closed in TFRS and the DAP application package canceled.
5.a.8.c. Marines serving overseas are highly encouraged to submit their DAP application package to their respective prior service recruiter, career planner or region DAP specialist no later than 90 calendar days prior to EAS or prior to starting terminal leave to allow for timely processing and for coordination before departure from outside the continental United States.
5.a.9. Prior service recruiters and career planners are the only individuals authorized to create and submit for review DAP application packages to the DAP specialists.
5.a.10. Region DAP specialists are required to screen all DAP application packages. Only region DAP specialists are authorized to submit via TFRS to MCRC, G-3 Prior Service Recruiting Branch for final approval.
5.b.1. All documentation and instructions required for DAP packages are found in TFRS message T64298.
5.b.2. Marines requesting an incentive or lateral move may need to request additional contractual time. Marines approved for DAP, who have sufficient military service obligation (MSO) remaining will receive an approved TFRS reenlistment showing “approved for zero months”. Marines who require additional contractual obligation will receive an approved TFRS authority with the required contractual time. TFRS provides a system of record to control the processing of DAP applications.
5.b.3. Prior service recruiters, career planners and region DAP specialists will coordinate with the Inspector-Instructor, site commander, or designated appointee in order to validate the requested BIC is vacant and the applicant’s MOS is compatible to billet MOS. The region DAP specialist will screen applicants for program suitability, BIC availability, and recommend eligible Marines to the validated BIC.
5.b.4. The region DAP specialist will forward all documentation to MCRC, G-3 Prior Service Recruiting Branch for final approval. MCRC’s endorsement of DAP authorizations constitutes final approval.
5.b.5. Approved DAP applications are returned to the Marine's prior service recruiter or career planner via TFRS and will include DAP authorization, sponsorship request form, and if applicable, any lateral move school dates, affiliation bonus or incentive information.
5.b.6. The Marine must acknowledge receipt by signing the TFRS reenlistment extension lateral move, and if applicable, accepting an incentive or school seat for a lateral move.
5.b.7. In the case of officers requesting force reconnaissance units and aide-de-camp billets, MCRC, G-3 Prior Service Recruiting operations branch will request approval from the appropriate major subordinate command (MSC) before making an assignment. The MSCs will have 10 working days to review the application and return it to HQMC, MCRC, Prior Service Recruiting Operations Branch.
5.b.8. In the case of officers requesting duty involving flying operations (DIFOP) MCRC, G-3 Prior Service Recruiting operations Branch will request approval from the appropriate MSC before making an assignment. 4th Marine Aircraft Wing shall submit approved or denied DIFOP applications to MCRC, Prior Service Recruiting Operations Branch a minimum of 15 working days before a Marine’s EAS in order to allow for required processing time to the reserves.
6.a. Reserve Affairs (RA) Once the Marine is approved for DAP, RA will run a diary entry in the Marine Corps Total Force System for the reserve BIC and future monitored command code.
6.b. Losing unit’s supporting Installation Personnel Administration Center (IPAC).
6.b.1. Request a copy of the DAP authorization from the Marine executing DAP. The required BIC and future monitor command code (FMCC) must be reported via unit diary (UD) by Reserve Affairs prior to the transfer entry being reported. The following unit diary entry Type Transaction Code (TTC) 378 005 for SMCR and 378 006 for IMA will seamlessly transfer an AC Marine to the SMCR or IMA to prevent the auto join to the IRR per reference (i).
6.b.2. Complete DD Form 214 as required per reference (j).
6.b.3. For approved DAP officers, complete NAVMC 763 per reference (k).
6.b.4. Ensure DD 214s are created with valid separations codes that will coincide with the direct affiliation transfer per reference (i).
6.b.5. If a Marine executes terminal leave before the DAP authorization is approved, regardless of the Marine’s EAS, the losing unit is not prohibited from issuing a DD 214 as long as the correct separations code is on the DD 214 in accordance with reference (j).
6.c. Gaining SMCR unit
6.c.1. Assign the transitioning Marine a sponsor, as required per reference (l), upon notification of assignment from the region DAP specialist. The sponsorship letter is kept within the files at the gaining unit for inspection purposes and contact with the Marine is made to establish a mutually feasible report date occurring within 30 days of the EAS.
6.c.2. Join the DAP Marine upon arrival to the unit by using diary entry TTC 020 145, with an effective join date reported the day after the Marine’s EAS per reference (i). This action is completed when the Marine physically (not by phone or email) checks in to the unit.
6.c.3. Assign the Marine the approved BIC in the Inventory Development Management System (IDMS) within five working days of joining the unit.
6.c.4. Ensure the Marine is scheduled for IDT drills within the Drill Management Module (DMM) and muster the Marine within DMM upon arrival to ensure proper pay and duty status.
6.c.5. Schedule a school seat for lateral move Marines in accordance with the current fiscal year MARADMIN.
6.d. Gaining IMA unit
6.d.1. Assign the transitioning Marine a sponsor, as required per reference (l), upon notification of assignment from the region DAP specialist. The sponsorship letter is kept within the files at the gaining unit for inspection purposes. The gaining unit should make contact with the Marine to establish a mutually feasible report date within 30 days of the EAS.
6.d.2. MFR IPAC is responsible to run the unit diary entry to join the DAP Marine to the unit. Per reference (i) MFR IPAC will use diary entry TTC 020 600, with an effective join date reported the day after the Marine’s EAS to allow for a seamless administrative transition from AC to the IMA. The check-in process is determined by the Operational Sponsor and the Marine.
6.d.3. Assign the Marine the approved BIC in the IDMS within five working days of joining the unit.
6.d.4. Ensure the Marine is scheduled for IDT drills within the DMM and muster the Marine within DMM to ensure proper pay and duty status.
6.e. SMCR/IMA erroneous drops. If the Marine is transferred to the IRR erroneously, the gaining unit must contact the losing unit and do the following:
6.e.1. It is the responsibility of the losing unit to contact Manpower Information System Support Activity and Manpower Information System Support Office in order to rejoin the Marine back to active duty.
6.e.2. Once the Marine is joined back to active duty, Reserve Affairs Management must report the BIC and FMCC again by contacting the MCRC G-3, Prior Service Recruiting, DAP Chief.
6.e.3. Once the BIC and FMCC is reported via UD and posted in MCTFS, the losing unit will report the proper TTC transfer via UD to the SMCR unit or IMA detachment.
7. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Total Force. If your package was closed or denied you are encouraged to contact a Prior Service Recruiter closest to your home by calling 1-800-MARINES to join a SMCR unit or IMA program.
8. Release authorized by Major General J. W. Bierman, Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruiting Command.//