R 011250Z JUN 21
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA RA//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2022 (FY22) ACTIVE RESERVE ALIGNMENT PLAN (ARAP)//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/CMC/YMD: 20200626
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/CMC/YMD: 20190215
NARR/REFERENCE (A) IS MCO 1040R.31, MARINE CORPS RESERVE ENLISTED RETENTION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. REFERENCE (B) IS MCO 1001.52K, ACTIVE RESERVE SUPPORT TO THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS RESERVE.
POC/B. M. OGDEN/CAPT/RA (RAP)/TEL: (703)784-9143/EMAIL: RAP@USMC.MIL//
POC/M. J. PATAKI/CWO5/RA (RAM)/TEL: (703)784-0511/EMAIL: MICHAEL.PATAKI@USMC.MIL//
POC/ROBERT D. NOYES/MGYSGT/RA (RAP)/TEL: (703)784-0583/EMAIL: ROBERT.NOYES@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This message announces the commencement of the FY22 ARAP. The purpose of the ARAP is to balance the AR enlisted career force inventory while retaining quality Marines. AR Marines should contact their unit career planner for more information and compliance with this message.
2. Background. Retaining our best non-commissioned officers and staff non-commissioned officers is critical to mission accomplishment. Commanders must be actively involved in retention efforts to ensure we retain our best Marines and attain our enlisted inventory goals by Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).
a. All AR Marines with an End of Current Contract (ECC) during FY22 are encouraged to submit for reenlistment to RAM-1 via the Total Force Retention System (TFRS) no later than 15 September 2021. The submission period begins 1 June 2021. This submission period and deadline is applicable to non-career designated AR Marines who intend to reenlist and have an ECC during FY22. Per reference (a), AR career designated Marines may request a standard reenlistment twelve months from their ECC or in some cases as early as eighteen months out from ECC. Major Subordinate Command Career Planners are directed to identify the FY22 ARAP cohort and disseminate to unit Career Planners.
b. Commanding Officers and Career Planners will conduct interviews with 100 percent of their FY22 ARAP population and record the interview utilizing either the ARAP interview, AR End of Active Service (EAS) interview or unscheduled interview option as applicable within the TFRS Interview Management Module.
c. Marines who do not submit for further service prior to the applicable submission deadline will be conveying that their intent is to exit the AR Program. Marines who do not submit a request for retention to RAM-1 via TFRS prior to the FY22 ARAP submission deadline will require an endorsement with justification from the first O-6 level Commander within their chain of command. Requests submitted after the specified deadline may not receive favorable consideration for further service.
d. In some cases, Reenlistment Extension Lateral Moves (RELMs) will not be released by HQMC until the AR Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Promotion board and twice passed for promotion continuation board results are released. Commanders are authorized to utilize a local command authority (LCA) extension to adjust the EAS of eligible AR Marines who have an EAS between 1 October 2021 and 30 April 2022 until 31 May 2022 in order to await a response from HQMC on a submitted reenlistment request that is in a pending status with RAM-1 in TFRS. Career Planners will utilize the Reserve LCA RELM type in TFRS to create and execute this extension. When generating the NAVMC 321a, the purpose will state: “To await a response on a submitted FY22 ARAP retention request”. Non-career designated AR Marines may already have the sufficient contractual time but lack the required EAS; if the Reserve Expiration of Current Contract (RECC) is not sufficient then an extension of enlistment is authorized. Upon execution and reporting of the extension as necessary, the command may adjust the Marine’s EAS, not to exceed 31 May 2022 to await a response from HQMC on a submitted reenlistment request that is in a pending status with RAM-1 in TFRS. For additional guidance on reporting the extension of enlistment on non-career designated Marines, refer to the MCTFS PRIUM, para 30303.1b.
4. Commander’s Recommendation. The Commander’s input is a critical aspect of the retention decision process. All unit commanders/inspector-instructors, and sergeants major/first sergeants are directed to make detailed comments advocating for or against retention.
5. To maintain the FY22 ARAP ECC cohort while ensuring the highest quality Marines are retained on the AR Program, AR Marines may be approved for an Early Reenlistment for the purpose of gaining the necessary required obligated service for Permanent Change of Station Order (PCSO), Transfer of Eligibility Benefits (TEB), Special Duty Assignment (SDA), etc. All retention requests must be submitted to HQMC via TFRS. Early Reenlistment is highly encouraged for the Tier I and Tier II ARAP population.
6. FY22 ARAP TFRS RELM submission will begin 1 June 2021. FY22 ARAP TFRS RELM requests received prior to 1 June 2021 will be administratively closed with no action taken.
7. All FY22 ARAP RELMs adjudicated by HQMC (RAM-1) must be accepted or declined in TFRS within 10 business days.
8. Reserve Applicability. This MARADMIN is applicable only to the Reserve Component.
9. This MARADMIN cancels on 30 September 2022.
10. Release authorized by Major General H. G. Pratt, Director, Reserve Affairs Division.//