Date Signed: 3/2/2022 | MARADMINS Number: 088/22
MARADMINS : 088/22

R 012022Z MAR 22
REF/B/MSGID: MCO/CMC C 466/YMD: 20210512//
REF/D/MSGID: RMG/CMC MMRP-30/YMD: 20180501//
REF/H/MSGID: DOC/CMC MPP-20/YMD: 20161021//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  The purpose of this MARADMIN is to announce the FY23 Enlisted to Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CWO2) Recruiter selection board.  Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC) will convene the FY23 Enlisted to CWO2 Recruiter selection board at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps on or about 26 July 2022 for approximately 3 days to select qualified Marines for appointment to the grade of permanent CWO2 in MOS 4810, Recruiting Officer.  The deadline for submission of applications is 27 June 2022.  Marines should complete and submit their application before the established deadline.
2.  Per reference (a) and (i), the Enlisted to CWO2 Recruiter selection board is designed to provide the Marine Corps with experts in all aspects of recruiting who are able to communicate their expertise to others.  Only active duty non-prior service career recruiters (current primary MOS 8412) in the grade of gunnery sergeant and above are eligible to compete for the Enlisted to CWO2 Recruiter program.  Career recruiters must have served a successful tour of duty as a career recruiter in a career recruiter billet; must have shown extreme proficiency as a career recruiter; must have displayed exemplary leadership and organizational skills; must exhibit maturity, sound judgment, integrity, superior oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to teach, coach and mentor; and must not have less than 8 or more than 20 years of active naval service on the date of appointment to CWO2.  The 20 year limitation is the maximum years of active naval service to enable a recruiting WO to serve 3 years as a CWO2, 3 years as a CWO3, 3 years as a CWO4, and 2 years as a CWO5.  Applicants must have no record of convictions by General, Special, or Summary Court-Martial, nor have any record of conviction by a civil court for any offense other than minor traffic offenses.  Following the Warrant Officer Basic Course (WOBC), recruiting CWOs will attend Recruiting Management Course 3-22.
3.  Selectees from the FY23 Enlisted to CWO2 Recruiter selection board are tentatively scheduled for appointment on or about 1 February 2023.  Use the convening date of the board, 26 July 2022, when computing the amount of active naval service.  Career recruiters in the grade of gunnery sergeant selected to CWO will be appointed by commission from the President to the grade of CWO2 and will be assigned the primary MOS 4810.
4.  Applicants are encouraged to contact CWO5 Christopher Mayfield, 4810 Occupational Field Sponsor for more information to determine qualification for Recruiting Officer 4810 at commercial (469) 688-0526 or by email at   
5.  Qualified Marines are encouraged to submit their application in accordance with the guidelines provided by reference (a) and this MARADMIN.  Marines should follow the sample application guidelines and endorsements should follow the format and content located at https:(slash)(slash)
6.  All Marines are required to obtain a commander's endorsement at each level of their chain of command, up to the first General Officer (GO) in their endorsing chain of command, and submit their complete application through DoD SAFE (Secure Access File Exchange), https:(slash)(slash), to the following email address:  Marines are to follow all instructions within DoD SAFE when uploading and submitting their application.  Hard copy applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.  Commanders must ensure that their endorsements, denoting their level of confidence in the applicant, are promptly returned to the Marine prior to the application deadline.  Commands must ensure that all Marines receive original copies of their letters of endorsement.
7.  Qualified Marines are encouraged to submit applications in accordance with the guidelines provided by reference (a) and this MARADMIN.  In accordance with reference (i), no promotion photos will be submitted with the application.  Applications received without all endorsements will not be considered by the board.  COs
shall not recommend commissioning for Marines who do not meet the eligibility criteria and do not qualify for a waiver.  If the senior endorser deems a Marine "not recommended" for commissioning, the Marine is ineligible for board consideration.  Marines who receive a "not recommended" endorsement from the senior endorsers and still forward their applications to MCRC will not be considered for the board.  COs are directed to pass this information to eligible Marines in their commands, review applications for completeness, ensure that Marines who request waivers receive comprehensive justification on all endorsements (including the senior endorser), and make definitive recommendations regarding all Marines who submit applications.  COs must specifically address the technical proficiency of the Marines in the 4810 MOS.  Marines shall follow the sample application and endorsements will follow the format and content located at https:(slash)(slash)  Endorsements and applications must be screened closely to ensure only technically proficient and professionally qualified Marines are submitted for consideration.   
    a.  Submit appropriate Marine Corps Total Force System (MCTFS) screens for Service Record Book (SRB) pages that have been replaced per reference (d) by MCTFS.  Marines must ensure SRB pages which have been removed and replaced by MCTFS are updated, and these pages must be made part of their application.  Due to operational necessity, all Marines are required to provide their full Social Security Number (SSN) and other Personally Identifiable Information (PII) on the data sheet only.  PII is required to track, identify and evaluate applicants throughout the application process.      
    b.  Per reference (c), Unit Punishment Book (UPB) entries are only filed in the SRB if applicable.  Therefore, only include UPBs as an additional enclosure if applicable.  For those Marines who do not have one, include a statement as an additional paragraph in the basic application that states "No UPB is provided due to no record of disciplinary action."           
8.  Per references (c), and (d), each Marine is personally responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of their Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) and Master Brief Sheet (MBS).  If deficiencies such as missing fitness reports, date gaps, or unreadable documents are present in the OMPF, Marines are personally responsible for correcting the problem officially with Manpower Management Records and Performance Branch (MMRP).  The deadline to submit OMPF related information is no later than 10 calendar days prior to the board convene date.  All emails submitted to MMRP-20 related to this Board must be indicated on the subject line.  Ex: (FY23) WO Recruiter.  Emails not including said information on subject line or submitted after said date may not be reviewed in time for said board.  Marines are advised that the OMPF and MBS are distributed to the board room prior to the convening date.  
9.  Proof of security clearance or open investigation.  All Marines must have their security manager complete a security clearance verification letter.  A sample of the security clearance verification letter can be found on the MCRC website at https:(slash)(slash)  MCRC must be notified immediately of any changes to the status of a Marine's security clearance.      
10.  In addition to the requirements contained in references (a) and (b), applicants must meet the basic eligibility criteria listed below.
     a.  Reference (f) covers the Marine Corps tattoo policy.  All Marines will complete the Tattoo Screening Form (TSF) and Statement of Understanding (SOU).  A copy of the TSF and SOU may be found on the MCRC website at http:(slash)(slash)  Marines and certifying commissioned officers are required to fill out the entire form except the re-verification portion.  Commands must ensure that color photos are included and forwarded with the application.  Marines with body markings must submit a close up color photo and explanation of each body marking addressing the content (description and meaning), location, size, number of body markings and date the body marking was made.  In addition, Marines must submit full length photos in Physical Training (PT) gear (green shorts-green t-shirt) from the left, right, front and back.  For body markings located in private areas, Marines will submit a drawing and a written description detailing the criteria cited by this paragraph in lieu of a photograph.  Private areas are defined as any portion of the body that is covered by the PT uniform.  Photo/drawing of the body marking is required in the application only.  Digital photos/drawings of body markings will not be filed in the Marines' OMPFs, nor will the photos be seen by the board.  All photos/drawings are used for tattoo waiver and review purposes only.  
    b.  Per reference (a), no age restriction is established, however, Marines must meet service eligibility requirements established by reference (a).  Use the convening date of the board, 26 July 2022, when computing the amount of active naval service.  Waivers of the 20-year maximum service limitation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Active duty in the U.S. Army or U.S. Air Force is not creditable as naval service.
    c.  Per reference (a), applicants must possess either a minimum Electronics Repair (EL) composite score of 110 derived from the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) or the Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT); or a minimum combined English and Math score of 39 or composite score of 22 on the American
College Test (ACT); or a minimum combined Math and Verbal or Math and Critical Reading score of 1000 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).  Only the most recent academic test scores will be accepted.  Applicants meeting the aptitude test score requirement with SAT or ACT test scores must include a certified copy of the test report with the application.  Applicants meeting the aptitude test score requirement with an ASVAB or AFCT test must use the Basic Training Record (BTR) as evidence of a qualifying EL score.  Classification test scores are located on the test score screen of MCTFS.  If scores are in MCTFS, but do not appear on the BTR, attach a copy of the test score screen to the BTR and submit as an enclosure to the application.  Only EL scores resident within MCTFS will be accepted as official scores of record for all applicants.  Please see paragraph 13 for more ASVAB/AFCT information.
11.  Waivers.  Requests for a waiver of the eligibility requirements, except those that cannot be waived by law or as specified by this MARADMIN, may be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Commanding General (CG), MCRC.  Requests for waivers shall be submitted as a part of the Marines basic letter, and a recommendation for waiver approval made in the GO endorsement at the major subordinate command level.  Requests for waiver of disciplinary action requirements will only be considered if appropriate justification is provided.
    a.  Minimum pay grade requirement of gunnery sergeant, citizenship, time in service, test scores or the requirement to be serving on active duty in the regular Marine Corps will not be waived.
    b.  Marines must be of unquestionable moral integrity.  A waiver of record of conviction by courts martial or civilian court may be considered.  However, a waiver will not be considered for felony-equivalent convictions.  Approval of a moral waiver is dependent on the severity of the crime, and the amount of time that has elapsed since the crime was committed.
    c.  Nonjudicial punishment and 6105 page 11 entries must be addressed in the application with a signed, detailed statement which addresses the 5 Ws to explain the circumstances.  Statements must be included in the application.
    d.  Marines must submit a 200 - 400 word essay that details why they want to become a CWO in the Marine Corps.
12.  Marines with test scores that do not satisfy the minimum requirement are encouraged to retest immediately to ensure scores are posted prior to submission of application.  Marines will not be allowed to retest without first obtaining written authorization from his/her command at the battalion/squadron level via the Command Authorization Letter found within reference (g).  These requests may be signed "by direction" from the unit Career Retention Specialist or any staff officer with "by direction" authority from the CO.  Marines are highly encouraged to follow the Command Authorization Letter template found within reference (g), enclosure (1), to avoid administrative processing delays due to incorrect letter format.  The Command Authorization Letter template can also be downloaded from the Manpower Studies and Analysis (MPA) Test Control website at https:(slash)(slash)  Marines should then schedule an AFCT retest with their nearest base or installation Education Center or authorized Marine Corps test site.  Marines are not authorized to take an ASVAB retest at a Military Entrance Processing Station or Military Entrance test site.  Marines may only take the AFCT twice in a twelve month period.  In addition, Marines will not be retested earlier than six (6) months following the most recent retest.  Exception to those requirements can only be authorized by the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) MPA. Marines requesting to retest the AFCT in order to meet eligibility requirements must first obtain approval from MCRC G-3 Enlisted Operations.  MCRC G-3 will review, endorse, and forward all Command Authorization Letters for AFCT retesting to CMC MPA.  Failure to follow AFCT retesting policy will result in test score invalidation.  Marines may submit applications pending AFCT retesting if they are using their EL score to meet the aptitude test score requirements established by reference (a) provided the following conditions are met:
    a.  COs must endorse applications with a projected date for testing availability and test results for the application to be accepted.
    b.  To ensure test scores can be recorded and reflected in MCTFS, testing must be completed no later than 30 days prior to the convening date of the selection board.  Convening date of board is on or about 26 July 2022; therefore, testing must be completed by 27 June 2022.
    c.  Marines are advised that if a qualifying score is not reflected in MCTFS by the convening of the board, the application will be determined ineligible and not forwarded to the board for consideration.
13.  Reference (g) provides information on the Marine Corps Classification Testing Program and publishes initial testing and retest prerequisites.  If not located within 50 miles of a Marine Corps or sister service testing facility or if any other extenuating circumstances exist regarding AFCT retest authorization, contact MPA Test Control DSN 278-9368 or Comm:  (703) 784-9368.
14.  Pre-commissioning physical examination documents must be submitted per chapter 15 of reference (e).  Reference (e) can be accessed via the following website:  https:(slash)(slash)  See paragraphs 17 thru 19 of this MARADMIN for additional information regarding submission of medical documents.
15.  A complete medical exam must be completed and submitted separate from  the application.  An application without medical documents will not be considered complete.  Medical documents must include a Report of Medical Examination (DD Form 2808), Report of Medical History (DD Form 2807-1), or current Preventative Health Assessment (PHA) if applicable, and any supporting documentation as needed.  Physicals must have been completed within 24 months prior to anticipated date of appointment (1 February 2023).
16.  Applicants must closely review the medical forms to ensure accuracy and completeness.  Pay particular attention to the following items:
    a.  Marks and scars must be listed.
    b.  Dental class must be class 1 or 2 within past 12 months.
    c.  Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) results must be included and within 24 months to include date tested.  HIV test drawn or results pending is not acceptable.
    d.  If eyesight is other than 20/20 uncorrected, a manifest refraction is required.  If vision does not correct to 20/20, a current ophthalmology evaluation is required.  Selectees cannot have any vision correction surgery (Lasik or Photorefractive Keratectomy) within 6 months of reporting to the WOBC.  Include supporting documentation for any past orthopedic or eye surgery (Pre- and Post-operative surgery reports).
    e.  Current audiogram.  If any numbers are outside the normal range, per reference (e), section 38, submit an Ear, Nose, Throat or Audiology consultation/evaluation and interpretation.
    f.  Female Marines must have a current Papanicolaou test within the past 36 months.  The pathology report from the most recent test must be submitted.
    g.  Ensure all "yes" answers on DD Form 2807-1 are explained in detail in the notes section by both the member and the examiner.  
17.  WO physical examinations will be reviewed for completeness once received.  Additional medical documentation or testing may be required.  Upon publication of the selection list, it is the responsibility of the WO selectee to contact MCRC (ON-E) to ensure that physical examination requirements are met for appointment.  Select grade to CWO2 and future Monitoring Unit Code to the WOBC will not be reflected in MCTFS until selectees have been determined physically qualified to accept appointment.  Appointment documents will be completed at WOBC.  Orders to attend WOBC will not be initiated until selectees are determined to be physically qualified by Bureau of Medicine and Surgery via MCRC (ON-E).
18.  Applicants must be in good financial standing.  Applicants must not have previously declared bankruptcy, defaulted on loans, or have a history of any other financial problems.  Applicants must not have any financial hardships which would hinder their ability to purchase required officer uniform items or remain in good financial standing.
19.  In accordance with reference (a) officers are not entitled to receive Special Duty Assignment (SDA) pay.  As such, SDA pay will be discontinued for career recruiters upon appointment as CWO2.  However, applicants should keep in mind as they are promoted to higher CWO grades, their total compensation will offset the loss of SDA pay experienced when they are initially appointed as CWO2.  Also, as SDA pay does not follow a Marine into retirement, retirement compensation as a senior CWO significantly offsets retirement pay for senior enlisted Marines.  Applicants must submit the following statement as part of the application immediately following the service obligation paragraph:  "I, (full name), understand that officers do not receive SDA pay and that, if selected, upon appointment to chief warrant officer 2, my SDA pay will be discontinued."
20.  WOs are no longer assigned lineal control numbers based on their rank and date of rank as an enlisted Marine.  Lineal control numbers will be determined by the class standing upon completion of the WOBC.
21.  The first three years as a CWO are a probationary period.  Per Title 10, U.S. Code, Section 1165, the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) has the authority to terminate the regular appointment of any permanent regular WO at any time within three years after the date when the officer accepted their original permanent appointment as a WO in that component.  Accordingly, the CO, The Basic School or any required MOS follow-on school may request that SECNAV terminate the regular appointment of a WO who fails the WOBC or any required MOS follow-on school.  A Marine whose appointment is terminated may, upon request and at the discretion of the SECNAV, be enlisted in a grade not lower than that held immediately prior to appointment.
22.  Letters of recommendation from officers outside the normal chain of command (COC) who have knowledge of the applicant's leadership qualities and potential for appointment may be submitted directly to MCRC (ON-E) up until 18 July 2022 or as an enclosure to the application.
23.  Applying to the Enlisted to CWO2 Recruiter selection board does not justify an extension of an End of Active Service (EAS) date or a reenlistment as the sole basis.  If a Marine will EAS prior to the appointment date on or about 1 February 2023, the Marine will need to coordinate with their respective career planner and CO for guidance.  Per reference (h), Marines eligible for the Selected Reenlistment Bonus who reenlist subsequent to selection will have the initial payment suspended until such time as actually appointed or their name is removed from the selection list.  Application for the WO Program is not a bar to entitlement to bonuses for either the initial payment or the anniversary payments until appointed.  Marines whose names are removed from a selection list may regain eligibility provided the provisions of reference (h) are met.  The suspension will then be lifted and the bonus paid on a pro-rata basis if the Marine returns to the eligible skill.  This entitlement is terminated without provisions for reinstatement when eligible Marines are appointed as WOs. Appointees will not be required to forfeit any portion of a previously paid bonus.
24.  Selection results are considered confidential and cannot be released under any circumstances until approved by the SECNAV.  Results will be published via MARADMIN immediately upon SECNAV approval.  Selection results will not be released telephonically or via email.  Selectees are scheduled to be appointed on or about 1 February 2023.  The selectees will attend the active duty WOBC.  By separate orders, selectees will be ordered to report to the CG, Marine Corps Combat Development Command to attend the WOBC at TBS in January 2023.
25.  Recurring application discrepancies noted on past selection boards include:
    a.  Senior endorsers neglecting to make definitive recommendations regarding a Marine's application
    b.  Marines applying for a MOS for which they are not qualified
    c.  COC neglecting to vet Marines for MOS qualifications
    d.  Gaps in fitness reports
    e.  Missing statements supporting NJPs and page 11 entries (i.e. fraternization statement)
    f.  Incomplete statements regarding initiation, completion, or type of security investigation/clearance
    g.  Missing current physical fitness or combat fitness test score
    h.  Missing proof or verification of citizenship (if Basic Individual Record reflects Alien)
    i.  Letters of recommendation neglecting to address the Marines' experience in the MOS for which they are applying.
    j.  Missing documents from the OMPF:
        1.  Fitness reports
        2.  Award citation write-ups
        3.  Any information not documented in the OMPF
26.  COs should notify MCRC (ON-E) in writing, of any changes affecting enlistment status or disciplinary action which occurs after submission of an application.
27.  This MARADMIN is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
28.  This MARADMIN is cancelled 28 February 2023.
29.  Release authorized by Major General Jason Q. Bohm, Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruiting Command.//