R 252010Z AUG 20
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA//
SUBJ/REMOVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHS FROM CONSIDERATION BY PROMOTION BOARDS AND SELECTION PROCESSES PERTAINING TO ASSIGNMENT, TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND COMMAND//
REF/B/MSGID: MSG/CMC MRA MM/281924Z JAN 2019//
REF/C/DESC: DOC/MCO P1400.31C/YMD: 20060809//
REB/D/DESC: DOC/MCO P1400.32D/W/CH2/YMD: 20060511//
NARR/REF A IS SECDEF MEMORANDUM OF 14 JULY 2020, IMMEDIATE ACTIONS TO ADDRESS DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN THE MILITARY SERVICES, REF B IS MARADMIN 052/19, OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE (OMPF) PHOTOGRAPH GUIDANCE. REF C IS MARINE CORPS PROMOTION MANUAL, VOL 1, OFFICER PROMOTIONS. REF D IS MARINE CORPS PROMOTION MANUAL VOL 2, ENLISTED PROMOTIONS.
POC/J.P. BALLARD/LTCOL/HD/MMPR/-/TEL: (703) 784-9700/EMAIL: JENIFFER.BALLARD@USMC.MIL//
POC/M. GOLONKA/GS-13/HD MMRP-60/-/TEL: (703) 784-5600/EMAIL: MACIEJ.GOLONKA@USMC.MIL//
POC/R. QUINN/LTCOL/HD/MMOA-3/-/TEL: (703) 784-9285/EMAIL: RORY.QUINN@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Applicable law, implementing regulations and directives govern the type of information that can be provided to selection boards for consideration. Only authorized information can be placed before, requested by, or reviewed by members of a selection board.
2. Effective 1 September 2020, in accordance with reference (a), photographs are not authorized information for promotion boards and selection processes pertaining to assignment, training, education, and command. This prohibition includes official photographs located in the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF), as well as photographs submitted in correspondence by individual Marines.
3. This MARADMIN updates references (b) through (d) regarding the authorized use of an official photograph consistent with reference (a). Specific paragraph changes to references (b) through (d), as well as other service directives pertaining to processes using official photographs, will be identified, announced in subsequent correspondence, and incorporated in their future revisions.
4. Release authorized by LtGen David A. Ottignon, Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.//