R 201358Z OCT 21
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP//
SUBJ/MANPOWER MODERNIZATION CHALLENGE: RETENTION//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/CMC MRA MP/YMD: 20161021//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/DODI/YMD: 20201105//
REF/C/MSGID: MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA: 20210702//
POC/G. R. JAUNAL/MAJ/CMC (MPP-11)/TEL: (703) 784-0926/EMAIL: GREGORY.JAUNAL@USMC.MIL//
POC/J. T. LESTER/MAJ/CMC (MPP-11)/TEL: (703) 784-0925/EMAIL: JORDAN.LESTER@USMC.MIL//
NARR/REF (A) IS MCO 7220.24P, SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS PROGRAM. REF (B) IS DODI 1304.31, ENLISTED BONUS PROGRAM. REF (C) IS MARADMIN 344/21, FISCAL YEAR 2022 (FY22) SELECTIVE RETENTION BONUS (SRB) PROGRAM AND FY22 BROKEN SERVICE SRB (BSSRB) PROGRAM.
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This message serves as an announcement for the Deputy Commandant Manpower and Reserve Affairs Manpower Modernization Challenge. The purpose of this challenge is to solicit original ideas from Marines, and government civilians from across the Marine Corps in order to find innovative ways to retain Marines. Each command is encouraged to maximize participation by disseminating this Manpower Modernization Challenge.
2. This Manpower Modernization Challenge will focus on reenlistment incentives. This message provides the challenge question, schedule, and instructions for submitting ideas. The challenge winner or winning team will have the opportunity to meet and partner with Manpower and Reserve Affairs for further concept development and implementation into the Human Resource Development Process.
3. Context for the Challenge. The Commandant’s Planning Guidance encourages the exploration of an incentives-based model capable of targeting incentives to specific individuals the Service wants to retain. Moreover, to maintain a competitive advantage needed to fight and win in the future operating environment, the Marine Corps must effectively attract, develop, and retain military and civilian talent by competing with tools and incentives available in the civilian market. Manpower and Reserve Affairs currently offers monetary incentives and considers duty station preferences during reenlistment campaigns. However, other incentives may better meet the needs of our most talented Marines. Reference (c) outlines the current Selective Reenlistment Bonus Programs.
4. The Challenge. What non-monetary reenlistment incentives should the Marine Corps consider incorporating in order to retain the right Marine with the right skills?
5. Eligibility Criteria. For purposes of this message, this competition is open to the Marine Corps Total Force (military and civilian).
6. Timeline. Ideas can be submitted from 25 October through 30 November 2021. Any submission received after midnight on 30 November will be ineligible. A panel of judges led by Manpower and Reserve Affairs will review submissions. The author(s) of the winning submission will be notified no later than 4 January 2022.
7. Instructions. Ideas can be submitted as a team. Participants must provide their contact information, the title of their idea, and a description in under 1,500 characters. Participants can access the challenge site at https:(slash)(slash)go.max.gov/dod/ManpowerChallenge to submit ideas.
8. Incentives. Manpower Modernization Challenge winner(s) will be recognized by the Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs and participate in the future implementation of their idea. Challenge winners will also be recognized in official Marine Corps media channels and publications, such as marines.mil, and the Marine Corps FaceBook page.
9. Release authorized by LtGen David A. Ottignon, Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.//