R 031540Z AUG 20
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP//
SUBJ/SOLICITATION FOR FEMALE COMPANY GRADE OFFICERS TO VOLUNTARILY LATERAL MOVE INTO THE 0302 PRIMARY MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY (PMOS)//
NARR/REFERENCE (REF) A IS DIRECTED ACTIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE COMMANDANT’S PLANNING GUIDANCE (CPG) IMPLEMENTATION MEMORANDUM. REF B IS NAVMC 1200.1E MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES MANUAL. REF C IS MARADMIN 260/20 PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST, COMBAT FITNESS TEST, AND BODY COMPOSITION PROGRAM ADVISORY 1-20. REF D IS MCO 1300.8 MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY.//
POC/A. L. TARSIUK/MAJ/DC MRA/MP/MPP-30/TEL: 703-784-9365//
POC/D. PELLOT/CIV/DC MRA/MM/MMOA-3/TEL: 703-784-9981/EMAIL: DAVID.PELLOT@USMC.MIL AND SMBMANPOWEROFFICERPR@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. This MARADMIN solicits qualified female company grade officers to voluntarily lateral move into the 0302 (Infantry Officer) Primary Military Occupational Specialty (PMOS) and attend Infantry Officers Course (IOC) in accordance with Ref (a). All lateral move packages must be submitted no later than 30 September 2020.
2. This MARADMIN only applies to the following female company grade officers:
2.A. Those in an active duty status.
2.B. Those who graduated The Basic School (TBS) prior to January 2016 and did not have the opportunity to compete for the 0302 PMOS.
2.C. Those previously not considered for promotion to major (selected or passed) and those not in zone on the FY22 (Calendar Year 2020) major promotion board.
2.D. Those not currently holding the PMOS of 75XX (Naval Aviator) or 7315 (Unmanned Aircraft System Officer).
3. Eligibility prerequisites for applicants are as follows:
3.A. Must be in a full duty status.
3.B. Must be a volunteer in accordance with Ref (b).
3.C. Must have a first class PFT as defined in Ref (c).
3.D. Must meet MOS Classification Standards in accordance with Ref (b) and Ref (c).
3.E. Must have a current rifle marksmanship qualification.
3.F. Must have a current basic water survival qualification.
3.G. Must not be pending any legal or disciplinary actions.
4. Lateral move applications must be submitted via the NAVMC 10274 Administrative Action (AA) request form. Applications must be endorsed by the first O6 in the applicant’s chain of command. Example requests may be reviewed on the MMOA-3 website (www.manpower.usmc.mil). All lateral move applications shall include the following:
4.A. A statement from the applicant’s parent command certifying that the applicant meets the prerequisites listed in paragraphs 2 and 3.
4.B. At least one but no more than three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s leadership, technical and tactical proficiencies, and overall performance.
4.C. A personal statement in naval letter format explaining why the applicant desires to lateral move into the requested PMOS.
4.D. A signed statement from the applicant’s Special Security Office (SSO) attesting to the current security clearance level and date of adjudication.
4.E. Completed packages should be scanned and emailed in pdf format to MMOA-3 at David.Pellot@usmc.mil and SMBMANPOWEROFFICERPR@USMC.MIL.
5. Due to the career path of the 0302 PMOS, there is potential impact to an officer’s future competitiveness and ability to gain MOS credibility for those who lateral move into the 0302 PMOS vice access directly from TBS and IOC. Applicants are highly encouraged to contact their current PMOS monitor, the 0302 company grade monitor, and a career counselor (MMRP) prior to submission of a request to evaluate the career impact of a lateral move into the 0302 PMOS.
6. MMOA-3 will communicate lateral move decisions no later than 15 October 2020 via separate correspondence. Officers approved for lateral move will execute orders to the next available PMOS school or as directed by MMOA (the first available IOC Class for implementation is 2-21 beginning in January 2021).
6.A. Officers who successfully complete IOC will be assigned the 0302 PMOS and assigned to an infantry battalion based on the needs of the Marine Corps per Ref (a) and Ref (d).
6.B. Lateral moves to a new PMOS incur a 36 month service obligation upon awarding of the new 0302 PMOS.
6.C. Officers who fail to complete the required PMOS school will be reassigned in their PMOS held at the time of application in accordance with the needs of the Marine Corps.
7. Recommended Proficiencies. In accordance with current policy, applicants will be assigned to the Marines Awaiting Training (MAT) Platoon, Company M, TBS, for 45-60 days prior to their respective IOC class in order to refresh perishable tactical and field skills as well as critical combat and physical conditioning (i.e., marching under load, obstacle course, endurance course, MCMAP, and combat water survival). Applicants are encouraged to review an example of the MAT training regimen (www.trngcmd.marines.mil/Northeast/The-Basic-School).
8. This MARADMIN is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
9. Refer to M&RA’s website (www.manpower.usmc.mil) for additional Manpower Plans and Policy (MP) and Manpower Management (MM) points of contact.
10. This MARADMIN cancels on 30 September 2020.
11. Release authorized by Lieutenant General Michael A. Rocco, Deputy Commandant, Manpower and Reserve Affairs.//