R 101850Z DEC 20
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF FISCAL YEAR 2021 OFFICER RETENTION BOARD NUMBER 1//
REF/A/MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA/25AUG20//
REF/B/DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MPP-30/11DEC14//
REF/D/DOC/MCO 1900.16 W/CH 2/15FEB19//
NARR/REF A IS MARADMIN 491/20, REMOVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHS FROM CONSIDERATION BY PROMOTION BOARDS AND SELECTIONS PROCESSES PERTAINING TO ASSIGNMENT, TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND COMMAND. REF B IS MCO 1001.65, OFFICER RETENTION AND PRIOR SERVICE ACCESSIONS. REF C IS THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INSTRUCTION 1332.29, ELIGIBILITY OF REGULAR AND RESERVE PERSONNEL FOR SEPARATION PAY. REF D IS MCO 1900.16 WITH CHANGE 2, SEPARATION AND RETIREMENT MANUAL (SHORT TITLE: MARCORSEPMAN).//
POC/P. M. KIRK/MAJ/MMOA-3/-/TEL: DSN 278-9285/EMAIL: SMBMANPOWEROFFICERPR@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This MARADMIN announces the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Officer Retention Board (ORB) Number 1. All eligible officers and those within leadership roles are to review this announcement and the listed references in detail, as information contained within could directly impact eligibility and competitiveness within the boardroom. Commanding officers shall ensure this order is brought to the attention of all officers eligible for consideration under its provisions. In addition, the Commander, Marine Corps Forces Reserve will ensure that eligible officers in the ready reserve are informed of their opportunity to apply for return to active duty as detailed within reference (b).
2. The FY21 ORB Number 1 will convene on or about 16 February 2021, and will consist of four sub-boards: Career Designation (CD), Inter-service Transfer (IST), Return to Active Duty (RAD) and Redesignation (Redes).
2.a. The CD sub-board enables the management of the officer population by retaining the highest quality officers from each year group. Those selected for CD are offered the opportunity to remain on active duty beyond their initial period of obligated service.
2.a.1. Officers are considered for CD in five competitive categories in the Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) listed.
2.a.1.1. Combat arms: MOS 0302, 0802, 1802, and 1803
2.a.1.2. Combat service support: MOS 0102, 02XX, 0402, 0602, 1302, 1702, 3002, 3404, 4502, and 5803
2.a.1.3. Aviation ground: MOS 6002, 6602, 7204, 7208, 7210, and 7220
2.a.1.4. Law: MOS 4402
2.a.1.5. Aviation: MOS 7315, 7318, and 75XX
2.a.2. CD Eligibility Requirements (all must be met):
2.a.2.1. Be an unrestricted officer in the Active Component (AC).
2.a.2.2. Have a minimum of 540 days of processed observed fitness report time following completion of a Primary Military Occupational Specialty (PMOS) school (see paragraph 2.e.2). For aviators, observed fitness reports received while in fleet replacement squadrons will count towards the 540 day requirement.
2.a.2.3. Be a first lieutenant in the captain promotion zone during the corresponding calendar year, or currently a captain.
2.a.2.4. Have not previously declined career designation.
2.a.2.5. Be a first lieutenant with a date of rank no later than 12 May 2020, lineal control number not higher than 32857000.
2.a.2.6. Have an expiration of active service (EAS) date no earlier than 15 June 2021. Officers with an EAS date before 15 June 2021 who have not been screened for career designation must request an extension of their EAS in accordance with reference (b). Failure to request an extension to 15 June 2021 will result in such officers not being screened for career designation.
2.a.3. Due to ongoing Force Design initiatives resulting from the Commandant’s Planning Guidance, officers holding certain PMOSs may be required to execute lateral moves in conjunction with accepting career designation. Following the results MARADMIN, officers in these PMOSs who are selected for career designation will be contacted by MMOA-3 to solicit their new PMOS preferences. These officers will be offered a new PMOS based on the needs of the Marine Corps, their qualifications and personal desires. Officers will then accept or decline career designation, based off their new PMOS.
2.b. The RAD sub-board provides the opportunity for the transfer of Reserve Component (RC) lieutenants, captains, and majors to the AC who demonstrate the potential for full careers as military officers in order to sustain the quality and effectiveness of the AC officer force. This board is highly competitive given the nature of current personnel requirements within the active force. Eligible officers will only be selected if the officer can demonstrate unique qualifications that will clearly benefit the Marine Corps.
2.b.1. RAD applications will be received in grade and MOS fields in accordance with reference (b), but are intended to satisfy AC requirements listed below (read in two columns):
PMOS GRADE OR SEL GRADE
0202 O3, O4
0602 O3, O4
1702 O2, O3, O4
3404 O3, O4
4402 O3, O4
7315 O2, O3, O4
7509 O3, O4
7518 O3, O4
7523 O3, O4
7532 O3, O4
7556 O3, O4
7557 O3, O4
2.b.2. RAD applicants shall be considered in PMOS fields for which they are already qualified without additional training.
2.b.3. Eligibility. Reserve Officers are only eligible to apply if they are within 180 days of their Mandatory Drill Participation Stop Date (MDPSD) at the time the board convenes, or have already passed their MDPSD. Ineligible officers will not be considered.
2.b.4. RAD selectees will serve a minimum of 48 months on active duty, with the start date being the date joined to the AC. RAD selectees will compete for career designation after obtaining 540 days observed fitness report time from the date they are joined to the AC. Observed time as a Reservist, or from previous active duty service, will not count towards the 540 days required for screening. Majors selected for RAD will automatically be career designated.
2.b.5. Application requirements for the RAD program are contained in enclosure (3) of reference (b). Applications received that are not submitted in accordance with reference (b) will not be presented to the board room for consideration.
2.c. The IST sub-board allows officers on the active duty list of another uniformed service to submit an application for transition to the Marine Corps active duty list. This board is highly competitive given the nature of current personnel requirements within the Marine Corps. Interservice transfers are intended for use primarily in technical fields to permit full use of specialists, but will not be restricted to technical specialists. Officers selected for IST will automatically be career designated.
2.c.1. IST applications will be received in grade and MOS fields in accordance with reference (b), but are intended to satisfy AC requirements listed below (read in two columns):
PMOS GRADE OR SEL GRADE
0202 O3, O4
0602 O3, O4
1702 O2, O3, O4
3404 O3, O4
4402 O3, O4
7315 O2, O3, O4
7318 O2, O3, O4
75XX O2, O3, O4
2.c.2. IST selectees will serve a minimum of 48 months on active duty, with the start date being the date joined to the AC Marine Corps.
2.c.3. Officers in a reserve component of another branch of the DOD may be eligible for inter-service transfer to a reserve component of the USMC. Information for officers interested in applying for IST to the USMCR will be addressed by a separate administrative message.
2.d. As detailed within reference (b), the redesignation sub-board provides the opportunity for restricted limited duty officers to request redesignation as a regular unrestricted officer in a corresponding category I (unrestricted) MOS. Applications have been authorized to be received and considered, if qualified.
2.e. Coordinating Instructions
2.e.1. Per reference (a), photographs will be removed from the records of officers under consideration by the board. This policy applies to each sub-board of the ORB.
2.e.2. Officers can verify their total observed fitness report time by reviewing their master brief sheet contained within their OMPF. In confirming eligibility, only reports that are processed and posted to an officers OMPF prior to 10 January 2021 shall be considered by MMOA-3. Officers who achieve 540 days of observed time after 10 January 2021, but prior to the convening of the ORB, will not be considered eligible by this board and will be screened during subsequent boards if supported by their EAS. Any officer whose current EAS does not support at least one opportunity for CD screening may request an EAS extension in accordance with reference (b).
2.e.3. All officers who satisfy the eligibility criteria listed above will be screened for career designation. A list of all eligible officers for the career designation sub-board will be posted at the website listed in paragraph 3 of this message prior to the convening of the board. Officers are encouraged to review this list to verify eligibility. Officers who do not desire to be considered for career designation shall submit an AA form to MMOA-3, endorsed by the first O-5 commander in their chain of command. Officers who request not to be considered shall execute their current EAS.
2.e.4. Communication with the board is not required for the CD sub-board. However, if an officer chooses to communicate with the board, such communication shall be sent to email@example.com. no later than 20 January 2021.
2.e.5. Submission of material and correspondence directly to the president of the board should not include items that are considered part of an officers OMPF. Updates to OMPF material shall be submitted for catalog and presentation to the board through MMRP agencies using instructions and information provided at https:(slash)(slash)www.manpower.usmc.mil/webcenter/portal/MMRP20.
2.e.6. All IST, RAD, and redesignation submissions shall be received by MMOA-3 no later than 20 January 2021. Late submissions will not be considered. RAD applicants currently within the Active Reserve Program shall contact Reserve Affairs prior to application submission to confirm eligibility and identify any prohibiting factors. Email complete RAD, IST, and redesignation applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Current information related to the conduct of the ORB and verification of the eligible population is maintained by MMOA-3 at https:(slash)(slash)www.manpower.usmc.mil/webcenter/portal/OA3RR/CareerDesignation.
4. The Selected Marine Corps Reserve is actively seeking the service of company grade officers in any MOS who desire to remain affiliated with the Marine Corps upon transition from the Active Component. Application may be made via the Direct Affiliation Program (DAP) if officers are at least four (4) months from EAS and no later than two (2) months from EAS. DAP packages may be submitted via unit Career Planner. Regardless of future intentions, Officers are encouraged to request a Reserve Commission in order to maximize future opportunities to serve. Transitioning officers may be eligible for additional bonuses and/or MOS lateral moves subject to the needs of the Reserve Component (RC). Opportunities also exist for continued full time active duty service through the Active Reserve (AR) program, active duty for operational support (ADOS), and voluntary mobilization. Interested officers are encouraged to contact Reserve Continuation and Transition Section at email: RAMemail@example.com, DSN: 278-9746 or COMM: 703-784-9746.
5. Release authorized by BGen Michael J. Borgschulte, Director, Manpower Management Division.//