R 231309Z FEB 21
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/MARCH 2021 REGULAR CORPORAL AND SERGEANT PROMOTION AUTHORITY//
NARR/REF A, IS MARADMIN 055/16, CHANGE IN TIG AND SELECTION CRITERIA FOR PROMOTION TO CPL AND CHANGE IN SELECTION CRITERIA FOR PROMOTION TO SERGEANT. REF B, IS MARADMIN 612/19, ANNOUNCEMENT OF AUTHORITY FOR EARLY REENLISTMENT, DELEGATION OF REENLISTMENT APPROVAL AUTHORITY, AND CHANGES TO PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS POLICY. REF C, IS MCO P1400.32D, ENLISTED PROMOTION MANUAL. REF D, IS MARADMIN 521/14, UPDATED ENL PME PROM REQR'S BY GRADE AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF CMD-SPONSORED LCPL LEADERSHIP-ETHICS AND CAREER CRS SEMINAR. REF E, IS MARADMIN 249/20 FISCAL YEAR 2020 ACTIVE COMPONENT MANPOWER CROSS FY EXTENSIONS UPDATE.//
POC/LINDSAY D. PERRY/GYSGT/ADMIN CHIEF/MMPR-2/-/TEL:DSN 278-9718/EMAIL: LINDSAY.PERRY@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Commanders are reminded that all Professional Military Education (PME) for LCpls and Cpls must be entered in the Marine Corps Total Force System (MCTFS) in a timely manner. Timely posting of PME will prevent delays in promotion of your Marines. For Marines whose PME completion has posted late, commands must conduct research and submit a remedial promotion request to MMPR-2, if applicable.
2. Use the MCTFS to view the active duty promotion parameters for the current promotion quarter and the active duty cutting scores for the current promotion month. This may be done by typing "CCOS" from the MCTFS main menu and then selecting the desired option. Cutting scores should be printed from the "CCOS" screen and attached with this MARADMIN to be used for future reference. Note that any MOS listed on the "CCOS" screen as "9999" is closed for promotion. Cutting scores are also available on the Enlisted Promotions Section web page.
3. Reference (a) provides information and guidance on the changes to time in grade (TIG) for promotion to Cpl. This change started with the April 2016 promotion quarter. Reference (b), paragraph 4 provides information and guidance on the changes to time in service (TIS) for promotion to Sgt. This change started with the January 2020 promotion quarter.
4. Reference (b) sets forth guidance and instructions for effecting the monthly promotions of LCpls and Cpls of the regular Marine Corps who meet the following criteria:
4.a. SEL CPL ED: 20210301
4.b. SEL SGT ED: 20210301
4.c. DATE OF RANK: 20210301
4.d. EFFECTIVE DATE: 20210301
5. Commanders will ensure the following criteria are met:
5.a. Receipt of this MARADMIN as the official promotion authority.
5.b. Receipt of 1 March 2021 select grade generated on the unit diary feedback report.
5.c. Prior to being promoted, all Marines must be PME complete IAW reference (c).
6. All eligible Marines who are not PME complete by the 15th of the month prior to their promotion month, should be ran as "NOT REC" for promotion. This will prevent promotions from being taken away from deserving Marines who have already completed their PME. The term "eligible" refers to Marines who meet the TIG and TIS requirements and have a composite score computed. Marines who are "NOT REC" but then complete their PME prior to the 1st of their promotion month can then be promoted if the commander chooses to recommend them and take remedial action.
7. In accordance with reference (e), first term Marines in any MOS that are approved for a cross-FY extension up to 12 months will not be eligible for promotion until reenlisted.
8. LCpls and Cpls who meet the cutting score, but are not PME complete and have not been ran as "NOT REC" will not be selected due to their PME flag in the MCTFS being "N". The IPAC of these Marines will receive an advisory stating "not selected, required PME not complete". The PME status of these Marines will be monitored by CMC, MMPR-2 and if they complete the required PME after select grades have posted and prior to the 1st of the promotion month their select grades will be ran.
9. Note that the purpose of the PME flag is to prevent erroneous select grades. It is to be used as a tool for the commands and is not intended to replace the "not rec" requirement listed in paragraph 6.
10. For Marine enlisted promotion matters call commercial (703) 784-9717 or DSN 278-9717. E-mail inquiries may be submitted to email@example.com. This MARADMIN will be posted to the Promotion Branch website: www.manpower.usmc.mil, select "Active Marine", "Promotion Branch (MMPR)", then "Enlisted Promotions". From there, to find this MARADMIN: click on "Message Traffic", then "Noncommissioned Officer (NCO)".
11. Release authorized by BGen Michael J. Borgschulte, Director, Manpower Management Division.//