R 121744Z OCT 21
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP//
SUBJ/FY22 LATERAL MOVE PROGRAM FOR MARINE OFFICERS//
NARR/REFERENCE (REF) A IS MCO 1210.9A LATERAL MOVE (LM) PROGRAMS FOR MARINE CORPS OFFICERS. REF B IS MARADMIN 302/20 MANPOWER FORCE SHAPING IN SUPPORT OF FORCE DESIGN PHASE ONE. REF C IS MARADMIN 205/21 UPDATE 1 TO INVOLUNTARY MOS RECLASSIFICATIONS AND DIRECTED LATERAL MOVES IN SUPPORT OF FORCE DESIGN PHASE ONE. REF D IS MCO 1300.8 MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY. REF E IS MARADMIN 310/21 ANNOUNCEMENT OF FISCAL YEAR 2021 OFFICER RETENTION BOARD NUMBER 2 (RETURN TO ACTIVE DUTY, CAREER DESIGNATION, INTERSERVICE TRANSFER, REDESIGNATION).//
POC/A. D. BICKNELL/CAPT/DC MRA/MP/MPP-30/TEL: 703-784-9365//
POC/P. M. KIRK/MAJ/DC MRA/MM/MMOA-3/TEL: 703-784-9284//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. This MARADMIN publishes the projected Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) status of the unrestricted and restricted ground officer MOSs available for consideration of lateral move in accordance with Ref (a), (b), and (c). The deadline for FY22 lateral move applications is 31 March 2022.
2. Unrestricted Officers. Eligibility requirements for lateral moves are as follows:
2.A. Unrestricted officers in the grades of captain through lieutenant colonel, to include captain selects.
2.A.1. Non-career designated captains and captain selects will not be considered unless they are scheduled to screen for career designation within six months of application.
2.A.2. Lieutenant colonels and majors will be considered qualified for a lateral move if they have appropriate previous experience in the Primary Military Occupational Specialty (PMOS) they are requesting or by exception only. PMOS qualification will be screened by HQMC (MMOA) and the gaining Occupational Field (OccFld) manager.
2.B. Officers who are slated for command as a result of the command screening board are not eligible.
2.C. Officers in joint billets are eligible if they have completed 24 months in their assignment by 1 July 2022.
2.D. Officers in Commandant’s Career-Level Education Board (CCLEB) and Commandant’s Professional Intermediate-Level Education Board (CPIB) utilization tours are eligible if they have completed their 36-month payback assignment by 1 July 2022.
2.E. Officers in the above zone for promotion are not eligible unless selected for the next higher grade.
2.F. By 1 July 2022, officers must meet the minimum time on station requirement per Ref (d).
3. Current and forecasted inventory levels determine the PMOSs eligible for Marines to lateral move.
3.A. Unrestricted officers holding the following PMOSs are eligible to apply for lateral move into the PMOSs listed in paragraph 3.B (read in two columns):
0302 Infantry Officer
1302 Combat Engineer Officer
1802 Tank Officer
1803 Assault Amphibious Vehicle Officer
5803 Military Police Officer
6002 Aircraft Maintenance Officer
6602 Aviation Supply Officer
7588 Electronic Countermeasures Officer
3.B. The following PMOS options are currently available for lateral entry application from the PMOSs listed in paragraph 3.A (read in two columns):
0102 Manpower Officer
0202 Intelligence Officer
0402 Logistics Officer
0602 Communications Officer
1702 Cyberspace Warfare Officer
3002 Ground Supply Officer
3.C. Per Ref (b) and (c), all company grade officers with the 1802 PMOS and a percentage of lieutenants, captains, and majors with the 5803 PMOS are required to lateral move, separate from the Marine Corps, or inter-service transfer (IST). Majors and lieutenant colonels in the 1802 PMOS will be allowed to retain their PMOS and will be assigned PCS or PCA orders based upon needs of the Marine Corps until retirement. Officers in the 1802 and 5803 PMOSs are highly encouraged to voluntarily lateral move; the use of directed lateral moves will be used by April 2022, if necessary, per Ref (b) and (c) to manage inventory health as part of Force Design Phase One requirements.
3.D. Lateral moves to or from PMOSs not listed in paragraphs 3.A and 3.B will only be considered on a case-by-case basis. Exceptions will not be favorably considered unless the Marine is found exceptionally qualified. For example, a Marine holding PMOS 0602 with qualified education and/or experience may apply for lateral entry into PMOS 1702 with an exception to policy request.
3.E. The following MOSs are not open to any portion of the lateral move process under this authority (read in two columns):
0370 Special Operations Officer
4402 Judge Advocate
73XX Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Officer
75XX Naval Aviators
8059 Marine Acquisition Officer - Aviation
8061 Marine Acquisition Officer - Ground
If necessary, solicitation for lateral entry into or lateral exit from these MOSs will be communicated via separate MARADMIN.
3.F. Changes will be published via separate MARADMIN if additional solicitation of lateral moves within FY22 is necessary.
3.G. Lateral moves to new PMOSs incur a 36-month service obligation upon awarding of the new PMOS, with the exception of PMOS 1702.
3.H. Officers approved for lateral move into PMOS 1702 will incur a 72-month service obligation upon completion of the PMOS school and awarding of the PMOS designator 1702.
3.I. Officers who fail to complete the required PMOS school will be reassigned in their PMOS held at the time of application or at the discretion of MRA.
4. Restricted Officers. Due to restricted officer PMOS health and the unique nature of restricted officers as subject matter experts and highly skilled specialists, lateral moves will not be considered for restricted officers.
5. Lateral move applications must be submitted via the NAVMC 10274 Administrative Action (AA) request form. Applications must be endorsed by the first O6 (or O5, as appropriate, i.e., independent battalions within a Division) in the applicant’s chain of command. Refer to the MMOA-3 POC listed above for application examples.
5.A. All lateral move applications shall include the following:
5.A.1. At least one but no more than three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s leadership, technical skills and abilities, and overall performance.
5.A.2. A personal statement in naval letter format explaining why the officer desires to lateral move into the requested PMOS. The applicant will reference any unique experiences relevant to the gaining PMOS.
5.A.3. Applicants must submit a signed statement from their Special Security Office (SSO) attesting to the current security clearance level and date of adjudication, to include eligibility for TS/SCI.
5.B. Lateral move applications for PMOS 1702 must include the following as listed in paragraphs 5.B.1 through 5.B.5 below:
5.B.1. Applicant’s experience, if any, with programming languages, hardware and or network experience, and/or any technical or cyber-related experience or training.
5.B.2. Applicant’s unofficial transcripts for all undergraduate, graduate, and any technical industry related certifications (A+ Certification for computer service technicians (CompTIA A+), Network+ (Net+), Security+ (Sec+), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), etc.).
5.B.3. PMOS 1702 applicants must be eligible for a TS/SCI clearance and preference will be for applicants who already have a fully adjudicated TS/SCI clearance. To verify this, applicants must provide a letter of SCI eligibility from HQMC SSO (email@example.com); a letter from their local SSO is not sufficient. Applicants will also be required to pass a counter-intelligence polygraph depending on duty station assignment.
5.B.4. Applicants for PMOS 1702 shall have time remaining in service prior to retirement eligibility to complete the 72-month cyber service obligation, as stated in paragraph 3.H. The applicant’s AA request form shall include, in Block 12, the following: “I have remaining time in service prior to retirement eligibility to complete the 72-month service obligation upon completion of PMOS school.”
5.B.5. Applicant’s Master Brief Sheet.
6. Approval of a lateral move request is subject to multiple determining factors for any particular MOS. Officers are highly encouraged to contact their current PMOS monitor prior to lateral move application. Officers may also contact a career counselor (MMRP) prior to submission of a request to evaluate the career impact of a lateral move.
7. Upon receipt of the lateral move application, MMOA-3 will staff the package with the appropriate stakeholders and prepare the package for decision.
8. Lateral move decisions will be communicated to the Marine via separate correspondence, usually within 90-120 days of receipt at MMOA-3. Officers approved for lateral move will execute orders to the next available PMOS school or as directed by MMOA.
9. This MARADMIN is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
10. This MARADMIN cancels on 30 September 2022.
11. Release authorized by LtGen D. A. Ottignon, Deputy Commandant, Manpower and Reserve Affairs.//