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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FY22 COMMAND SCREENING BOARDS//
REF/A/DESC: DOC/CMC MRA MM/23 MAR 2017//
REF/B/MSGID: MSG/CMC MRA MM/252010Z AUG 20//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 1300.64B, COMMAND SCREENING PROGRAM. REF B IS MARADMIN 491/20, REMOVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHS FROM CONSIDERATION BY BOARDS AND SELECTION PROCESSES.//
POC/J. R. ARMSTRONG/LTCOL/MMOA-3/703-784-9285/EMAIL: JAMES.R.ARMSTRONG@USMC.MIL//
POC/E. D. ALBIN/MAJ/MMOA-3/703-784-9284/EMAIL: ERIC.ALBIN@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. IAW reference (a), The FY22 Command Screening Boards will convene on 7 July 2021 for lieutenant colonels and 13 July 2021 for colonels. These boards will select officers for designated command billets projected to be available between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2023.
2. The purpose of the Command Screening Program (CSP) is to ensure Marines receive the best possible leadership and to provide eligible officers with a fair and equitable opportunity to command.
3. Process. The boards will select from a list of eligible colonels and lieutenant colonels those who are best and most fully qualified for command. The board will select as primaries a number of officers equal to the number of commands available. Additionally, the boards will select a sufficient number of officers as alternates to meet command requirements when officers decline or otherwise cannot take command. The boards will develop proposed command slates for the primary selectees and forward with the alternate list to CMC for approval. Once the list is approved, board results listing the primary selectees will be announced via MARADMIN.
4. Board Make-up. The Command Screening Boards will consist of representatives of the GCE, ACE, LCE, and supporting establishment to ensure broad MAGTF representation among board members.
5.a. Eligible Criteria. All unrestricted colonel or colonel selects and lieutenant colonel or lieutenant colonel selects, except as outlined in paragraph 5.b.
5.b. Ineligible Criteria:
5.b.1. Officers with established separation and retirement dates.
5.b.2. Officers with a mandatory retirement date prior to 1 July 2024.
5.b.3. Lieutenant colonels in or above the promotion zone for the CY21/FY23 Colonel Selection Board.
5.b.4. Officers who have previously held command in one of the designated colonel or lieutenant colonel command screened billets for a period of at least 12 months, are currently in command, or are slated and awaiting command as a result of a previous command screening board. This does not preclude colonel selects currently in a lieutenant colonel command from eligibility for a colonel command.
5.b.5. Officers who were selected for command and slated on previous command screening boards but subsequently declined command.
5.b.6. Officers who were selected as alternates for command on previous command screening boards, and were fleeted-up for command due to vacancy, but declined following the command offer.
5.b.7. Officers who graduated the AY 20-21 cycle of the School of Advanced Warfighting, School of Advanced Military Studies, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, or the Maritime Advanced Warfighting School.
5.b.8. Officers in the Special Education Program. These officers will be eligible to screen for command after their graduation from school.
5.b.9. Officers serving in a joint duty assignment who have not completed 12 months of a joint assignment by 31 Aug 2021.
5.b.10. Officers with the acquisition PMOS (8059/8061).
5.b.11. Limited duty officers.
5.b.12. Officers who have been relieved for cause from a designated lieutenant colonel or colonel command screened billet regardless of length of time in command.
6. Alternates. Officers selected as alternates to command will be prioritized by the board for use when command vacancies occur. An alphabetical list of alternates (not listed in order of priority) will be posted on the MMOA website following the release of the board results.
7.a. Officers slated to command who decline must do so via AA form, endorsed by the first general officer in their chain of command, forwarded to HQMC (MMOA-3). Officers who decline command will receive a letter in their OMPF documenting the declination. Unless otherwise approved by DC, M&RA due to extraordinary circumstances, officers who decline command will not be considered for any other command during the slating year and are ineligible for command screening on future boards.
7.b. Alternates fleeted up to fill vacated commands are also required to formally decline if they choose not to accept the offer. Letters of declination will be placed in the officers OMPF.
8. Board Communication.
8.a. CMC directs all eligible officers will communicate with the board. The online questionnaire is the only mechanism for board communication, and for which all eligible officers are to communicate their preferences. Officers may call attention to any matter deemed important, including command preferences or location, family or personal situations the board should consider in decision making. CAC certification is not required to access the survey.
8.a.1. Colonel command screening questionnaire: https:(slash)(slash)go.max.gov/dod/colcsb.
8.a.2. Lieutenant Colonel command screening questionnaire: https:(slash)(slash)go.max.gov/dod/ltcolcsb.
8.b. Officers may submit any update material not found in the OMPF via the questionnaire. Instructions on how to upload material are provided on page 2 of the questionnaire. Officers who experience difficulty should contact MMOA-3 at SMBMMOAPLANSO@usmc.mil or (703) 784-9284 for assistance.
8.c. The deadline for submitting the online questionnaire is 18 June 2021 in order to facilitate pre-board actions. Any correspondence received after the convening of the board will be submitted at the discretion of the board president. All correspondence to the board must originate from or be endorsed by the screening officer.
8.d. OMPF update material. Officers should submit OMPF update material to the email address: SMB.Manpower.MMRPfirstname.lastname@example.org as soon as practical. Officers are responsible for ensuring their OMPF is accurate at all times.
8.e. OMPF photographs are not utilized in the command boards, per reference (b).
8.f. Fitness reports. Completed fitness reports must be submitted to MMRP-30 for inclusion into the OMPF. Incomplete fitness reports will not normally be accepted or forwarded to the board.
8.g. Remove by Request (RBR). Officers who are eligible but do not desire to screen must complete the online command screening questionnaire and attach an AA form requesting RBR. The AA form must be endorsed by the first Marine in the fitness report routing chain. The Senior Marine Representative or administrative reviewer may be used if there is no Marine in the chain. Officers without properly endorsed AA forms for RBR will screen for command.
9. Command availability will be posted on the command screening questionnaire and on the MMOA-3 "Command Screening Program" board updates and info website: https:(slash)(slash)www.manpower.usmc.mil/commandscreeningprogram. The list of commands screening will be updated periodically prior to the board, and are subject to change up until the conclusion of the board.
10. CMC (MMOA) POC:
Col G. E. Beals, Branch Head, MMOA
DSN: 278-9300, COMM: (703) 784-9300
Col G. P. Gordon, Ground Col Monitor
DSN: 278-9300, COMM: (703)784-9300
Col I. D. Stevens, Aviation Col Monitor
DSN: 278-9300 COMM: (703) 784-9300
LtCol R.G. McCarthy III, LtCol Combat Arms Monitor
DSN: 278-9274, COMM: (703) 784-9274
LtCol M. D. Foster, LtCol CSS Monitor
DSN: 278-9274, COMM: (703) 784-9274
LtCol R. A. Belt II, LtCol Info Monitor
DSN: 278-9273 COMM: (703) 784-9273
LtCol G. W. Burnett, Aviation LtCol Monitor
DSN: 278-9267 Comm: (703) 784-9267
Maj A. M. Ansley, Field Grade Center Desk
DSN: 278-9273 COMM: (703) 784-9273
11. Release authorized by BGen Michael J. Borgschulte, Director, Manpower Management Division.//