R 072018Z APR 21
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA/MP//
SUBJ/EXIT AND MILESTONE LONGITUDINAL SURVEY PARTICIPATION//
REF/A/MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MPA/021905ZOCT17//
POC/B.M. BOWMAN/MAJ/DC MRA/MP/-/TEL: 703-784-9370//
AMPN/REF A IS MARADMIN 544/17, ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE EXIT AND MILESTONE LONGITUDINAL SURVEY PROGRAM.//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. PURPOSE. This MARADMIN addresses participation in the Exit and Milestone Longitudinal Survey (EMLS) program.
2. BACKGROUND. The EMLS program is a set of surveys that are administered to both officers and enlisted during specific milestones in a Marine’s career: initial accession, first and subsequent reenlistments, career designation, officer promotion (O4-O6), and upon exiting the Marine Corps. The EMLS program provides essential feedback and key information to better understand personnel satisfaction regarding career opportunities, leadership, performance management, diversity, and work-life programs. It launched in FY18 and is now in its fourth year of data collection.
3. In addition to collecting feedback at specific milestones in a Marine’s career, the EMLS program is an enduring set of surveys used to monitor attitudinal changes in the Marine Corps. Detecting these changes requires a minimum of four years of data collection, similar to the time before most Marines make a career decision (i.e. reenlist, career designate, or exit). The future potential of the EMLS program to shape policy decisions based on the Marine Corps’ collective attitudes and opinions is great. From training opportunities to on-base housing conditions, there are multiple aspects for Marines to voice their opinions to Headquarters Marine Corps leadership. It is imperative the force participates at high levels.
4. Since its inception, thousands of Marines have provided their opinions with response rates over 30 percent in certain population groups. Notification of eligibility is primarily through quarterly direct MOL messages. Periodic announcements on social media and the Marines.mil website also encourage participation and remind Marines their feedback is important.
5. Those invited to take part in the EMLS program are strongly encouraged to participate; all responses are confidential. Request that all commanders encourage Marines to participate in the EMLS program and stress the impact that survey responses have on improving the Marine Corps. The EMLS program produces relevant and actionable information and Marines’ inputs only take 5-15 minutes.
6. The EMLS can be accessed at https:(slash)(slash)go.max.gov/emls.
7. The POC for the EMLS program is Maj Brandon M. Bowman, email@example.com, or at 703-784-9370.
8. This bulletin is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
9. Released by Brigadier General Jason G. Woodworth, Director, Manpower Plans and Policy Division.//