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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FY22 HQMC SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT SELECTION TEAM (HSST) PROCESS//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/CMC MMEA-25/04MAR19//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/CMC MCUB/01MAY18//
REF/C/MSGID: DOC/CMC MPO/18SEP14//
REF/D/MSGID: DOC/CMC MRA/08SEP10//
REF/E/MSGID: MSG/CMC MMEA-25/17DEC19//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 1326.6, SELECTING, SCREENING, AND PREPARING ENLISTED MARINES FOR SCREENABLE BILLETS AND INDEPENDENT DUTY ASSIGNMENTS (SCREENMAN). REF B IS MCO 1020.34H, MARINE CORPSUNIFORM REGULATIONS, WHICH CONTAINS MARINE CORPS TATTOO POLICY PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED VIA MCBUL 1020. REF C IS MCO 1300.8, MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENTS POLICY. REF D IS MCO 1040.31, ENLISTED RETENTION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. REF E IS MARADMIN 706/19, FY20 SDA COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS.//
POC/B. P. WAGNER/LTCOL/MMEA-2/TEL: 703-784-9947/EMAIL: BENJAMIN.P.WAGNER@USMC.MIL//
POC/C. J. PETERSEN/MAJ/MMEA-25/TEL: 703-432-9472/EMAIL: CLARK.PETERSEN@USMC.MIL//
POC/T. J. HUSAR/CAPT/MMEA-25/TEL: 703-784-9335/EMAIL: TYLER.J.HUSAR@USMC.MIL//
POC/E. CERVANTES/MSGT/RECRUITING MONITOR/TEL: 703-432-9474/EMAIL: EDUARDO.CERVANTES1@USMC.MIL//
POC/B. M. HUND/GYSGT/DRILL INSTRUCTOR MONITOR/TEL: 703-432-9475/EMAIL: BRANDON.HUND@USMC.MIL//
POC/J. C. STEWART/GYSGT/MSG MONITOR/TEL: 703-432-9476/EMAIL: JOSHUA.C.STEWART@USMC.MIL//
POC/J. P. ALLISON/GYSGT/SDA RETENTION CHIEF/TEL: 703-432-9745/EMAIL: JOSHUA.P.ALLISON@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This message initiates the FY22 Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) Special Duty Assignment (SDA) Selection Team (HSST) screening process. HQMC aims to select and assign the most qualified and capable Marines to duties as Recruiter, Drill Instructor, and Marine Security Guard (MSG) Detachment Commander.
2. Eligible Marines. A list of Marines that meet the criteria for assignment to SDA will be released via the Total Force Retention System (TFRS). The identified Marines are required to be screened by Commanding Officers, utilizing the instructions and checklists available per reference (a).
3. Submission Guidelines. Commands will submit completed SDA packages on all identified Marines to Manpower Management Enlisted Assignments (MMEA) electronically via a TFRS SDA Reenlistment Extension Lateral Move (RELM) request no later than 30 April 2021. Each package will include, at a minimum, the following items:
3.a. Applicable Screening Checklists and Financial Worksheet, per reference (a). All forms are available via TFRS.
3.b. Only individual photos of tattoos visible in PT gear must be attached. Screening documents must include: detailed description, size, location, meaning and date received for each tattoo. 360 degree photos are no longer required.
3.c. Records of disciplinary actions contained in the Marine’s service record.
3.d. Chain of command RELM comments and recommendations.
3.e. Security Clearance Eligibility Letter.
4. Checklists must be completed for Marines as they pertain to the Marine’s grade.
4.a. Corporals and Sergeants: Recruiting Duty and Drill Instructor Duty checklists are required.
4.b. Staff Sergeants and Staff Sergeant selects: Recruiting Duty, Drill Instructor Duty, and MSG Detachment Commander checklists are required.
4.c. Gunnery Sergeants: MSG Detachment Commander Duty checklists are required.
5. Marines with no desire to be screened for assignment must submit a RE-3O RELM via TFRS no later than 30 April 2021, with the following items.
5.a. NAVMC 11537 pages 1 and 5-6. Page 1 of NAVMC 11537 must have the following remarks in section 32: “SNM has been informed of being selected on the Fiscal Year 2022 HQMC Special Duty Assignment Selection Team is refusing to extend or reenlist to execute SDA orders. SNM has been counseled in regards to the ramifications of being issued a reenlistment code of RE-3O (DCC AY). SNM understands once assigned an RE-3O they are no longer eligible for promotion, reenlistment, commissioning or warrant officer programs, special pay, education programs, or involuntary separation pay.”
6. For Marines found not qualified for SDA, Commanders will provide source documentation of disqualifying criteria and estimated date of return to qualified status, in order to make accurate determination for SDA class assignment and retention. Examples include Medical Officer prognosis letter for projected date of SDA assignability, legal documents that show conflict with SDA class dates, page 11 entries for assignment to Body Composition Program or PFT/CFT failure. Unit Diary entries must be reflected in Marine Corps Total Force System for the disqualifying status in order to make determination for disqualification.
7. Marines not directed for HSST screening but want to volunteer for SDA are encouraged to continue to submit applications in accordance with paragraph 3.
8. Electronic SDA packages will be screened by HSST members and qualified Marines will be assigned to available SDA classes. During screening, SDA class assignment preference will be made on the “first-come, first-serve” basis in accordance with each Marine’s qualifications, command recommendations, and remaining SDA vacancies upon receipt of the SDA package.
9.a. Final assignments will be announced via separate correspondence and a by-name list will be published via TFRS during August 2021.
9.b. Once the approved RELM with designated class assignment is returned to the unit, Marines will have no more than 15 days to accept the obligated service. Those Marines that decline to gain the obligated service necessary for their assignment to an SDA will be issued an RE-3O reenlistment code in accordance with references (c) and (d).
10. MMEA SDA Roadshow. MMEA will conduct visits to major Marine Corps bases and installations in order to provide an opportunity for Marines assigned to FY22 classes to interact with SDA monitors.
10.a. Refinements or adjustments to the SDA class slate will be done after the Roadshow. Commands must submit official requests via TFRS, as appropriate.
10.b. Additional information and coordinating instructions for the MMEA SDA Roadshow will be released via separate correspondence.
11. Once final assignments to SDA classes are made, Commanders are reminded that they must recertify Marines between 60 and 45 days prior to their SDA class report date. Failure to properly rescreen Marines for SDA will result in a determination of noncompliance in accordance with reference (e), which will be updated for FY22 requirements via separate correspondence.
12. Release authorized by BGen Michael J. Borgschulte, Director, Manpower Management Division.//