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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/DELEGATION OF RETENTION AUTHORITY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2022 ENLISTED RETENTION CAMPAIGN//
NARR/REF A IS MARADMIN 200/21 FISCAL YEAR 2022 ENLISTED RETENTION CAMPAIGN. REF B IS MCO 1040.31 ENLISTED RETENTION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. REF C IS MCO 5354.1F MARINE CORPS PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND CONDUCT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE POLICY.//
POC/S. P. ROBERTS/MGYSGT/CMC MMEA-1/-/TEL: (703) 432-9125/EMAIL: STEPHEN.ROBERTS@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. To provide guidance to Major Subordinate Commands (MSC) on the delegation of retention authority during the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Enlisted Retention Campaign.
2. Background. The Commandant of the Marine Corps approved delegation of reenlistment approval authority to MSC Commanding Generals per ref (a) in order to provide commanders the opportunity immediately reenlist highly qualified Marines. The guidance in this MARADMIN incorporates previous lessons learned to support successful FY22 policy execution.
3. To reenlist First Term, highly qualified Marines, the authority to approve select First Term Alignment Plan (FTAP) reenlistments will be delegated to MSC-level General Officers during the FY22 Enlisted Retention Campaign. This authority will not be delegated below the MSC-level. Marines directly reenlisted by MSC Commanding Generals must meet requirements identified in this MARADMIN.
4. Concept of Operations.
4.a. The Deputy Commandant, Manpower & Reserve Affairs selected the following units as MSCs for participation in this policy:
Marine Forces Pacific
Marine Forces Command
I Marine Expeditionary Force
II Marine Expeditionary Force
III Marine Expeditionary Force
1st Marine Division
3d Marine Aircraft Wing
1st Marine Logistics Group
2d Marine Division
2d Marine Aircraft Wing
2d Marine Logistics Group
3d Marine Division
1st Marine Aircraft Wing
3d Marine Logistics Group
Marine Corps Installations Command – East
Marine Corps Installations Command – West
Marine Corps Installations Command – Pacific
Training & Education Command
Marine Corps Special Operations Command
Marine Forces Korea
Marine Forces Europe/Africa
Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command
Marine Corps Logistics Command
Eastern Recruiting Region
Western Recruiting Region
Marine Corps Base Quantico
4.a.1. Identified MSCs will receive the authority to approve a specified number of reenlistments by Primary Military Occupational Specialty (PMOS) within the FY22 cohort. This number will be determined by CMC (MMEA) prior to the FY22 Retention Campaign and will be based upon the percentage of the eligible FY22 population assigned to each MSC. The exact allocation of reenlistments per PMOS by MSC will be published via separate correspondence.
4.a.2. Only MSC Commanding Generals, or those filling an approved “Acting” role, may approve reenlistments. This authority may not otherwise be delegated.
4.b. Eligibility Requirements.
4.b.1. MSC Commanding Generals may approve the reenlistment of a computed Tier 1 or Tier 2 FTAP Marine when the Marine meets all of the basic reenlistment prerequisites in accordance with reference (b). The Commander’s Tier evaluation of a Marine shall not override the computed Tier evaluation required for MSC Commanding General approval.
4.b.2. Any reenlistment request that requires a waiver of reenlistment prerequisites listed in reference (b) and (c) must be forwarded to CMC (MMEA) for adjudication.
4.b.3. Once an MSC approves its authorized number of reenlistments for a specific PMOS, all other reenlistment requests for that PMOS will be forwarded to CMC (MMEA) for adjudication.
5. Fast Filling MOS (FFM). A FFM is any MOS that receives more reenlistment submissions than available boatspaces. CMC (MMEA) will publish a list of historic FFMs prior to the FY22 retention campaign. A small number of approvals will be authorized for MSC-Commanding Generals for these historic FFMs. CMC (MMEA) will determine the authorized number prior to the FY22 Retention Campaign.
5.a. Prior to 1 October 2021, CMC (MMEA) may suspend delegation of retention authority for any PMOS if reenlistment submissions reach 75% of available boatspaces. If CMC (MMEA) suspends delegation of retention authority, CMC (MMEA) will determine the amount of any remaining allocations authorized for MSC approval. On 1 October 2021, CMC (MMEA) publish a list of all PMOS that were deemed an FFM and will be subject to an Enlisted Career Retention Board (ECRB).
6. Submission Deadlines. The following deadlines must be met by MSCs in order to maintain the credibility, competitiveness, and timeliness of the reenlistment process:
6.a. The FY22 Retention Campaign commences on 7 July 2021. There will be no MSC approval of reenlistments prior to 7 July 2021.
6.b. For all MOSs, the MSC level reenlistment approval deadline is 15 September 2021. Any reenlistments that are not approved at the MSC level by 15 September 2021 must be submitted to CMC (MMEA) in TFRS no later than 30 September 2021. MSC Career Planners shall ensure strict adherence to this deadline and processing times to ensure a Marine is not adversely impacted if their reenlistment is not approved at the MSC level and is required to be submitted to CMC (MMEA) for consideration.
6.c. To ensure Marines maintain eligibility for the Early Reenlistment Kicker (ERK) or a Duty Station Incentive (DSI), MSC level reenlistment approvals for the ERK or a DSI must be completed by 15 September 2021.
6.d. Updated guidance regarding delegation of retention authority for PMOSs that were not deemed an FFM on 1 October 2021 will be provided via separate correspondence.
7. Routing Procedures.
7.a. Marines who rate a PMOS Bonus or Early Reenlistment Kicker under the Selective Retention Bonus Program will route a reenlistment to their MSC Commanding General through their Chain of Command via TFRS.
7.b. Upon approval of the reenlistment by the MSC Commanding General, MSC Career Planners will approve the reenlistment in TFRS, to include the application of the fiscal incentives, and upload all required documents to TFRS. The Marine will be eligible to reenlist upon MSC approval. Once the Marine accepts their reenlistment, the unit Career Planner will enter the acceptance into TFRS, and then the local Installation Personnel Administrative Center will enter necessary unit diary entries in the Marine Corps Total Force System.
7.c. If a Marine does not gain approval from their MSC Commanding General, the unit Career Planner will submit the reenlistment to CMC (MMEA) using normal routing procedures. Any reenlistments submitted to CMC (MMEA) must meet required deadlines (e.g. ERK, DSI, FFM) in order to be considered for these programs.
7.d. For Marines that meet requirements for a DSI, MSC Career Planners must coordinate with the Marine’s PMOS Monitor to determine availability of desired duty stations. Unit Career Planners will enter the DSI preferences into the Reenlistment, Extension, Lateral Move (RELM) request in TFRS. CMC (MMEA) will determine assignability to the desired duty station, geographic location, or Monitored Command Code (MCC). A Deferred Duty Station Option may be applied to deployed Marines or Marines who do not have 24 months time on stations upon reenlistment approval.
7.e. Upon approval from their MSC Commanding General, MSC Career Planners will approve the reenlistment in TFRS and contact the appropriate retention chief at CMC (MMEA) to enter any duty station incentive into the reenlistment approval. The Marine will be eligible to reenlist upon approval. The Unit Career Planner will enter the acceptance into TFRS, and then the local Installation Personnel Administrative Center will enter necessary unit diary entries in the Marine Corps Total Force System.
7.f. If a Marine does not gain approval from their MSC Commanding General, the MSC Career Planner will route the reenlistment to CMC (MMEA) using historic routing procedures.
7.g. Any request for reenlistment in conjunction with an assignment to a Special Duty Assignment (SDA) must be approved by CMC (MMEA).
7.h. Any request for a lateral move to a new PMOS must be approved by CMC (MMEA).
7.i. Any reenlistment request that requires a waiver of reenlistment prerequisites listed in reference (b) and (c) must be forwarded to CMC (MMEA) for adjudication.
8. Coordinating Instructions.
8.a. This delegation of authority is not applicable to the Quality Marine Identification (QMI) Program. Procedures for submission of Marines for retention under the QMI Program remain unchanged and must be approved by CMC (MMEA).
8.b. Commanders below the MSC-level retain the authority to approve voluntary extensions within their Local Command Authority as outlined in reference (b).
8.c. CMC (MMEA) will be the sole approval authority for any other extensions, especially any extension that crosses fiscal years.
8.d. CMC (MMEA) will continue to conduct “on-the-spot” reenlistments for qualified Marines during the CMC (MMEA) Roadshows.
8.e. Any unused MSC boatspaces will return to CMC (MMEA). Transfer of boatspace allocations between MSCs is not authorized.
8.f. CMC (MMEA) will be the sole approval authority for Marines that have jeopardy on their current contract that is the result of a core values violation or any violation of reference (c), and require a waiver of reenlistment prerequisite endorsement from their Commanding General.
8.g. Jeopardy, for the purposes of retention, is defined as any 6105 counseling, Non-Judicial Punishment, courts-martial conviction, or convictions in a civilian court.
8.h. Marines will have 14 calendar days to execute or decline their reenlistment authority, once they are approved by their MSC Commander. Marines who decline an approved reenlistment under the delegation of retention authority and later decide they desire to reenlist, must resubmit their request to CMC (MMEA) for adjudication.
8.i. TFRS remains the program of record for communicating retention decisions and actions to CMC (MMEA).
8.j. FY22 Retention Guidelines for all retention-related requirements will be published via separate MARADMIN.
9. This MARADMIN is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
10. Release authorized by BGen Michael J. Borgschulte, Director, Manpower Management Division.//