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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2022 FIRST TERM ALIGNMENT PLAN ENLISTED CAREER RETENTION BOARD ANNOUNCEMENT//
REF/A/MSGID: MSG/CMC MRA/20210413//
REF/C/MSGID: DOC/CMC MMEA/20100908//
NARR/REF A IS MARADMIN 200/21, FY22 ENLISTED RETENTION CAMPAIGN. REF B IS TFRS MESSAGE A66308, FISCAL YEAR 2022 RELM PROCESSING GUIDELINES. REF C IS MCO 1040.31, ENLISTED RETENTION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT.//
POC/MARTIN, CORBETT B./LTCOL/MMEA-1 HEAD/703-432-9124/EMAIL: CORBETT.B.MARTIN@USMC.MIL//
POC/ROBERTS, STEPHEN P./MGYSGT/MMEA-1 OPERATIONS CHIEF/TEL: 703-432-9125/EMAIL: STEPHEN.ROBERTS@USMC.MIL//
POC/SCHOLL, BRADLEY C./CAPT/MMEA-1 RETENTION OFFICER/TEL: 703-432-9145/EMAIL: BRADLEY.SCHOLL@USMC.MIL//
POC/KOEPPE, WILLIAM L./GYSGT/MMEA-1 FTAP CHIEF/TEL: 703-432-9154/EMAIL: WILLIAM.KOEPPE@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Background. In accordance with reference (a), the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Enlisted Retention Campaign began on 7 July 2021. As competitiveness increases and Primary Military Occupational Specialties (PMOS) are designated fast filling MOS (FFM) for First Term Alignment Plan (FTAP) Boatspaces, Manpower Management Enlisted Assignments (MMEA) will execute an Enlisted Career Retention Board (ECRB) to ensure the retention of the best and most qualified Marines seeking reenlistment.
2. In an effort to provide increased transparency, consistency, and timeliness, CMC (MMEA) conducted a pilot ECRB in FY21 for Subsequent Term Alignment Plan (STAP) Marines. Although successful, CMC (MMEA) remains committed on continual improvement through Fleet Marine Force (FMF) input and involvement. To that end, numerous changes have been made to processes and procedures that increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency of the board. Principle among the changes is the increase of board members from the FMF. The FY22 FTAP ECRB will be comprised of eleven (11) senior enlisted Marines from across the FMF and supporting establishments, three (3) senior enlisted Marines from CMC (MMEA) and one (1) 4821 MGySgt as outlined in paragraph 6 of this message.
3. The FY22 FTAP ECRB will convene virtually from 12 October 2021 to 29 October 2021. The board will select the best and most highly qualified FTAP Marines from those who have submitted for reenlistment in order to meet the operational needs of the Marine Corps by PMOS.
4. In accordance with references (a) and (b), the FTAP submission deadline for reenlistment is 30 September 2021.
4.a. Requests submitted after the established deadlines will not been considered by the ECRB and will be held as alternates or may be returned with no action taken.
5. Eligibility Criteria. To be considered for retention on the FY22 FTAP ECRB, Marines must meet the criteria below:
5.a. Must be a FY22 FTAP Marine as defined in reference (a).
5.b. Must meet all reenlistment prerequisites, or have appropriate waiver, in accordance with references (b) and (c).
5.c. Must have a reenlistment request submitted to CMC (MMEA) via the Total Force Retention System (TFRS) by 2359 Eastern Standard Time (EST) 30 September 2021.
5.d. Reenlistment requests that are incomplete or are not submitted in accordance with references (b) and (c) will not be considered by the FY22 FTAP ECRB.
6.a. I MEF, II MEF, III MEF, MCI East, MCI West, MCI PAC, MARFORSOC, and TECOM Commanding Generals are responsible for providing the senior enlisted Marines to serve remotely as board members for the FY22 ECRB as outlined below. The above listed commands must also identify (1) alternate for each of the nominees outlined below. Alternates must meet all qualifications outlined in paragraph 6.a.10 of this MARADMIN and be the same rank as the nominee for which they are an alternate. Nominations are due to POC 3 and 4 of this MARADMIN no later than 15 September 2021.
6.a.1. Commanding General, I MEF provide (1) 1stSgt from 1st MarDiv and (1) MGySgt from 3d MAW.
6.a.2. Commanding General, II MEF provide (1) SgtMaj from 2d MLG, (1) MSgt from 2d MAW.
6.a.3. Commanding General, III MEF provide (1) 1stSgt from 3d MarDiv, (1) MGySgt from 3d MLG.
6.a.4. Commanding General, MCI East provide (1) MGySgt.
6.a.5. Commanding General, MCI West provide (1) SgtMaj.
6.a.6. Commanding General, MCI PAC provide (1) MSgt.
6.a.7. Commanding General, MARFORSOC provide (1) MGySgt.
6.a.8. Commanding General, TECOM provide (1) SgtMaj.
6.a.9. To ensure the integrity and confidentiality of the ECRB, each nominee must be provided with an independent workspace that is free from any interruption and provides absolute privacy for the duration of the board.
6.a.10. Each nominee must meet all requirements as outlined below:
6.a.10.(a). Have an active Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN) account with Microsoft Teams.
6.a.10.(b). Have access to a MCEN computer with a web cam, microphone, and headphones enabled.
6.a.10.(c). Have at least 18 years of active service.
6.a.10.(d). Not be pending legal or administrative action.
6.a.10.(e). Not have been subject to adverse administrative or legal action on current contract.
6.a.10.(f). Must not be a MSgt in the MOS of 4821 or serving as a Collateral Duty Career Planner.
6.a.10.(g). Have no known scheduling conflicts which would prevent participation from 0800-1800 EST Monday through Saturday while the board is in session.
6.a.11. Provide an Action Officer point of contact within their respective commands in case of administrative issues with their nominees while the ECRB is in session.
6.a.12. Assign a dedicated technical support Marine to provide real-time network support to ensure board execution is uninterrupted.
6.b. Unit Commanders, Sergeants Major, and Career Planners. Ensure all FY22 FTAP Marines are briefed on the contents of this message.
7. Board Execution.
7.a. The FY22 FTAP ECRB will be conducted via Microsoft Teams using MCEN computers with the aid of the Digital Board Room (DBR) Program from 12 October 2021 to 29 October 2021.
7.b. Board Members will review the reenlistment requests and service records of FY22 FTAP Marines and select those who will receive an available boatspace, rank all alternates, and evaluate Marines with substandard performance and/or misconduct for disapproval.
7.c. Marines approved as a primary selectee for reenlistment will be notified directly via their Unit Career Planner of the results of the board as individual MOS Boards are completed. The results will be released on a rolling basis throughout the execution of the ECRB. Marines not approved for a boatspace will be notified once their PMOS executes all available boatspaces.
7.d. Per reference (a), Marines will have 10 days from approval through Total Force Retention System (TFRS) to either execute a reenlistment or decline the authority.
7.e. In the event a reenlistment is declined, alternates will be approved based on their ranking from the ECRB.
7.f. When an MOS exhausts all boatspaces and reaches 100% executed, all remaining alternates will be disapproved due to keen competition.
7.g. Marines disapproved due to keen competition may pursue reenlistment via lateral move or the Quality Marine Identification (QMI) program. The QMI program will be announced via separate correspondence.
8. Administration and Logistics.
8.a. All Members will be TAD (local) for the execution of the board. Members will be serving as an official Board Member under the authority and direction of the Deputy Commandant, Manpower and Reserve Affairs.
8.b. All TAD Members must participate in the board from 0800-1800 EST, each day Monday-Friday, while the board is in session. Saturdays will be used only if deemed necessary by the Board President.
8.c. Detailed coordinating instructions will be sent to each Member after the nomination is received.
8.d. Training for Board Members will be held from 0800-1600 EST on 6 & 7 October 2021 over Microsoft Teams.
8.e. FTAP Marines are encouraged to contact their Unit Career Planner to confirm the submission status of their reenlistment request and eligibility for the ECRB.
9. This MARADMIN is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
10. Release authorized by BGen Michael J. Borgschulte, Director, Manpower Management Division.//