R 091933Z JUL 20
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FY21 FUNDED LAW EDUCATION PROGRAM (FLEP) AND EXCESS LEAVE PROGRAM (ELP) SELECTION BOARD//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/SECNAVINST/YMD: 20020906//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/MMOA/YMD: 20121201//
REF/C/MSGID: DOC/MMOA/YMD: 20190330//
REF/D/MSGID: DOC/MPO/YMD: 20140918//
REF/E/MSGID: MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC/141427Z OCT 16//
NARR/REF A IS SECNAVINST 1520.7F, LAW EDUCATION PROGRAM. REF B IS MCO 1560.19E W/CH 1, ADVANCED DEGREE PROGRAM. REF C IS MCO 1524.1, GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAM. REF D IS MCO 1300.8, PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY MANUAL. REF E IS MARADMIN 548/16, OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE (OMPF) PHOTOGRAPH GUIDANCE.//
POC/A. D. GAUVIN/CAPT/HQMC CDSP/-/TEL: 703-693-8405/DSN 223-8405/EMAIL: ANGELISSA.SAVINO@USMC.MIL//
POC/L. M. GONNELLA/MAJ/MMOA-3/USMC/TEL: 703-784-9285/DSN 278-9285/EMAIL: LEAH.GONNELLA@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. The purpose of this MARADMIN is to solicit applicants for consideration for the following FY21 Education Program Selection Boards: Funded Law Education Program (FLEP) and Excess Leave Program (ELP). The board will convene on or about 27 October 2020. Application deadline is 19 October 2020.
2. The Law Education Programs (LEP) provide an opportunity for officers to laterally transfer to a primary MOS of 4402 and the following applies:
2.a. Applicants must submit their official LSAT score report. A minimum score of 150 is required. If the LSAT score is not available before 19 October 2020, applicant may provide score documentation to MMOA-3 prior to the board convening. LSAT-Flex scores will be accepted in the same manner as the traditional LSAT score.
2.b. If available, email a law school acceptance letter before the convening date of the board to MMOA-3 at the email address listed in paragraph 6. Final selection to the program will be contingent upon a law school acceptance letter NLT 15 April 2021.
2.c. Applicants must apply to a broad range of schools, to include schools that would offer them in-state tuition. Additionally, applicants are highly encouraged to apply for scholarships and grants. Due to budget constraints, students who do not apply to a broad range of schools are subject to non-selection or removal after selection for failing to do so. Any letters of acceptance and applications must state the annual tuition both in-state and out-of-state, and whether the applicant qualifies for in-state tuition. Include all information that will affect associated costs, scholarships, grants, etc. Limited funding is a reality, and applicants should thoroughly research several universities for quality and expense. CMC (CDSP), in coordination with MMOA-3 and TECOM will choose law schools for the FLEP selectees.
2.d. Scholarships, fellowships, grants, or cash awards for the FLEP/ELP will not be accepted without prior approval of CMC (CDSP) POC.
2.e. Officers must specify in their application if they are applying for both the FELP and ELP or just one of the programs.
2.f. Special FLEP qualifications. An applicant must:
2.f.1 Be a citizen of the United States
2.f.2 Be in the grade of captain or below
2.f.3 Have a minimum of 2 years but not more than 6 years total active duty (commissioned and enlisted service combined) when law education begins.
2.f.4 Be able to complete 20 years active service as a commissioned officer before the 62nd birthday. Note: These are statutory qualifications and cannot be waived.
2.g. Special ELP qualification. An applicant must have a minimum of 2 years of commissioned service, with no more than eight years of total active duty when law education begins. Time in service (TIS) waivers will not be accepted.
3. The following procedures apply to all programs:
3.a. Board convenes on or about 27 October 2020. Applications must be completed in accordance with the example on the Judge Advocate Division website and submitted to CMC MMOA-3 NLT 19 October 2020.
3.b. Upon selection to a program, all pending applications for other voluntary programs will be removed from consideration. Upon release of the results MARADMIN, PCS orders will be issued for all selected officers; therefore, officers must ensure a true and valid interest in one of these programs before applying.
3.c. Officers applying for ELP must have a minimum of 2-years time on station by matriculation per reference (d).
3.d. Officers are ineligible to apply if they have already accepted selection to another voluntary program or have been issued orders to a resident PME school for FY21.
3.e. The eligible population for these programs is unrestricted commissioned officers in the Marine Corps on active duty. Officers not yet career designated must be selected for and accept career designation prior to matriculation. Officers to be screened by the FY20 Officer Retention Board (ORB) Number Two may submit packages and must agree in writing to accept career designation when offered. If screened but not selected for career designation, selection to the program will be disapproved.
3.f. Applicants will ensure transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, with credits and letter grades, are contained in their application prior to the convening of the board.
3.g. Packages must be endorsed by the chain of command through the first general officer.
3.h. Photographs. An official photo, taken within 12-months of the boards convening date is required to be electronically filed in the OMPF in accordance with reference (e).
3.i. Applicants must submit a privacy act statement.
3.j. Additional information and the application format can be found at: https:(slash)(slash)www.hqmc.marines.mil/sja/flep_elp/.
3.k. Upon successful completion of FLEP, Marines incur two years (24 months) obligated active service for each year (12 months), or any part thereof, spent in the program. Upon successful completion of ELP, Marines incur one year (12 months) obligated active service for each year (12 months), or any part thereof, spent in the program. In no case will the total period of obligated service under ELP be less than two years.
3.l. A statement of acceptance of the service obligation must be included in the application.
3.m. Applicants must notify their primary MOS monitor of intent to apply for any program prior to submitting application. Monitor response must be included in the application package.
4. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their applications arrive at CMC (MMOA-3) NLT 19 October 2020.
5. Additional information can be found on the FY21 FLEP/ELP Board website: https:(slash)(slash)www.manpower.usmc.mil/webcenter/portal/MMOA3_BUI/Boards%20Updates%20&%20Information, then click on Funded Law Education Program/Excess Leave Program on the left navigation menu.
6. E-mail a scanned Adobe PDF copy of application to: SMBMMOAGRADEDU@usmc.mil.
7. This MARADMIN is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
8. Release authorized by MajGen David A. Ottignon, Director, Manpower Management Division.//