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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM/
SUBJ/CONVENING OF THE FY24 U.S. MARINE CORPS RESERVE COLONEL THROUGH CAPTAIN UNRESTRICTED RESERVE AND COLONEL THROUGH CAPTAIN ACTIVE RESERVE PROMOTION SELECTION BOARDS//
REF/A/MSGID: MSG/CMC/DTG: 071352ZMAR22//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/CMC MMPR/YMD: 20220314//
REF/C/MSGID: MCO/P1070.12K/YMD: 20000714//
REF/D/MSGID: DOC/CMC MMRP/YMD: 20180501//
REF/E/MSGID: DOC/CMC MCCDC C 40 OP/YMD: 20080125//
REF/F/MSGID: MSG/CMC/DTG: 112035ZDEC08//
REF/G/MSGID: MSG/CMC/DTG: 052215ZFEB2018//
NARR/REF A IS MARADMIN 098/22, FY24 U.S. MARINE CORPS OFFICER PROMOTION SELECTION BOARDS. REF B IS MCBUL 1400, OFFICER LINEAL PRECEDENCE. REF C IS MCO P1070.12K W/CH 1, MARINE CORPS INDIVIDUAL RECORDS ADMINISTRATION MANUAL (IRAM). REF D IS MCO 1610.7A, PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM (PES). REF E IS MCO 1553.4B, PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION (PME). REF F IS MARADMIN 703/08, OFFICER PME SUMMARY. REF G IS MARADMIN 077/18 USMC OFFICER/ENLISTED PROMOTION BOARDS UPDATE MATERIAL SUBMISSION GUIDANCE.//
POC/M.J. MCCLINNIS/HD/MMPR-1/-/TEL:(703) 784-9703/E-MAIL: MELANIE.MCCLINNIS(@)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Reference (a) announced the FY24 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Colonel through Captain Unrestricted and Active Reserve Promotion Selection Boards. The Colonel through Captain Unrestricted Reserve and Colonel through Captain Active Reserve Promotion Selection Boards will convene at Harry Lee Hall, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA, as follows:
07 September 2022 - Colonel Unrestricted Reserve
07 September 2022 - Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel, And Major
17 January 2023 - Lieutenant Colonel Unrestricted Reserve
10 January 2023 - Major Unrestricted Reserve
01 February 2023- Captain Unrestricted Reserve and Captain
2. Promotion Boards. The Colonel through Major Promotion Boards will consider three categories of officers: Above-Zone, In-Zone and Below-Zone. The Captain Promotion Boards will consider two categories of officers: Above-Zone and In-Zone. There are no eligible officers in the Below-Zone. Officers defined as Reserve Active Status-List (RASL) in reference (b) are eligible for the boards if, on the convening date of their respective board, the officers have continuously performed service on either the RASL or the Active-Duty List (or a combination of both lists) for a period of one year. However, officers whose established date for removal from the RASL is within 90 days after the date the board is convened will not be considered by the board. Officers whose established release date from active duty in the Active Reserve (AR) Program, but not the RASL, is within 90 days after the date the board convenes will not be considered by the board. These officers will be considered by their respective Unrestricted Reserve Promotion Selection Boards. Officers whose Lineal Control Number (LCN) precedes the senior officer in-zone are defined as above-zone. Those above-zone officers who have not been previously considered are defined as "above-zone, not previously considered". Officers in this status are considered by the board to be in-zone. The senior and junior officer eligible in-zone and junior officer below -zone are as follows (Encl (1) of reference (b) applies):
2.a. Colonel Unrestricted Reserve Promotion Selection Board:
Senior Officer In-Zone - LtCol Hofmann, Karl E.
DOR 01 Feb 17
Junior Officer In-Zone - LtCol Fenwick, Mark R.
DOR 01 Jan 18
Junior Officer Below-Zone – LtCol Smith, Benjamin S.
DOR 01 Jan 19
2.b. Colonel Active Reserve Promotion Selection Board:
Senior Officer In-Zone - LtCol Thibodeau, Trevor C.
DOR 01 Sep 17
Junior Officer In-Zone - LtCol Sferrazza, Anthony S.
DOR 01 Jan 19
Junior Officer Below-Zone – LtCol Larson III, Charles C.
DOR 01 Aug 19
2.c. LtCol Unrestricted Reserve Promotion Selection Board:
Senior Officer In-Zone - Maj Clinger, Robert A.
DOR 01 Jan 17
Junior Officer In-Zone - Maj Opdahl, Neil E.
DOR 01 Dec 17
Junior Officer Below-Zone – Maj Flenniken, Michael J.
DOR 01 Dec 18
2.d. Lieutenant Colonel Active Reserve Promotion Selection Board:
Senior Officer In-Zone - Maj Wyllie, Chad A.
DOR 01 Oct 17
Junior Officer In-Zone - Maj Carpenter, David B.
DOR 01 Aug 18
Junior Officer Below-Zone – Maj Wing, Andrew R.
DOR 01 Jun 19
2.e. Major Unrestricted Reserve Promotion Selection Board:
Senior Officer In-Zone - Capt Melendez, Benjamin R.
DOR 01 Mar 17
Junior Officer In-Zone - Capt Parr, Christopher H.
DOR 01 Feb 18
Junior Officer Below-Zone – Capt Johnsen, Tanner E.
DOR 01 Feb 19
2.f. Major Active Reserve Promotion Selection Board:
Senior Officer In-Zone - Capt Knaub, Sean M.
DOR 01 Aug 17
Junior Officer In-Zone - Capt Griffin, Jeffrey D.
DOR 01 Jun 18
Junior Officer Below-Zone – Capt Defelice, John M.
DOR 01 Dec 18
2.g. Captain Unrestricted Reserve Promotion Selection Board:
Senior Officer In-Zone - 1stLt McGrath, Adam P.
DOR 04 May 21
Junior Officer In-Zone - 1stLt Duane, Brendan J.
DOR 03 May 22
3. Merit-Based Promotion List Reorder. Section 14308 of title 10, U.S. Code, as amended by section 504 of the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act, allows the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) to authorize promotion boards to reorder their recommended promotion list based on particular merit. Officers on the Unrestricted Colonel, Active Reserve Colonel, Unrestricted Lieutenant Colonel, Active Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, Unrestricted Major and Active Reserve Major promotion lists may be placed higher on the promotion list only if the officer receives the recommendation of at least a majority of the members of the board, unless the SECNAV establishes an alternative requirement. For officers recommended to be placed higher on a promotion list, the board shall recommend the order in which those officers should be placed on the list.
4. Continuation Board. Upon conclusion of the Active Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Promotion Selection Board, the board will reconvene as an AR retention and continuation board as specified below. Officers may verify their eligibility for consideration by contacting Commandant Marine Corps (CMC), Manpower Management Separations and Retirement (MMSR). CMC (MMSR) will adjust the mandatory retirement dates and/or notify the officers selected for retention and or continuation, as applicable, after the promotion selection results have been announced.
4.a. FY24 Active Reserve Major Retention and Continuation Board will consider AR majors who twice failed promotion of selection to lieutenant colonel for retention on active duty. Those officers who are deemed by a majority of the members of the board to be fully qualified for retention on active duty in the AR program and whose retention is in the best interest of the Marine Corps will be recommended to be retained on active duty and continuation if required. Majors deemed unqualified for further service on active duty in the AR program will be released from active duty and, if required, from the RASL unless continued by the Retention and Continuation Selection Board. The period of continuation will be until the officers are retirement eligible under section 8323 of title 10, U.S. Code or until the age of 62, whichever is earlier.
5. Departure from the Running Mate System. The Secretary of the Navy has approved a temporary departure from the running mate system for all ranks and competitive categories of reserve officer promotions. This departure will assist the Marine Corps in managing statutory grade strength for officers of all grades. Officers should carefully check their in-zone status, as the zones and opportunity may not mirror that of the active component. Additionally, reserve officers selected for promotion in FY24 will not be assigned a running mate. They will be promoted as announced in monthly promotion MARADMINS as vacancies allow.
6. Board Preparation Guidance. Officers are advised to review reference (a) for guidance regarding submission of information, auditing the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) and Master Brief Sheet (MBS), and fitness reports prior to the convening date of the board. Officers are also reminded to review guidance in reference (a) regarding the Career Retirement Credit Report (CRCR) and Reserve Qualification Summary (RQS). Unrestricted officers are encouraged to submit a complete RQS as update material to the board to arrive not later than 10 calendar days (see paragraph 7.a.3.) before the date the board convenes. Officers may review reference (a) at the officer promotion homepage. The following guidance is provided:
6.a. Personal Responsibilities. Each officer is personally responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of their OMPF and MBS before the board convening date.
6.b. Obtaining and Reviewing the OMPF. The primary, most expeditious means of obtaining and viewing the OMPF and MBS is through OMPF online via Marine Online (MOL). The MBS can also be obtained through the Manpower Management Records and Performance (MMRP) web site. Refer to reference (c) to determine what documents are appropriate for inclusion in the OMPF.
6.c. OMPF Document Submission Guidelines
6.c.1. Officers are personally responsible for correcting deficiencies, missing information, or illegible documents present in either the OMPF or MBS with CMC, Records Management Section (MMRP-20). Per reference (c), ensure any material sent to CMC (MMRP-20) for filing in the OMPF contains full name, grade, and the electronic data interchange personal identifier (EDIPI). If the EDIPI is not on the material, then the material may not be filed in the OMPF in time to go before the selection board. For corrections or updates to the Administrative Information Section of the MBS contact your unit S-1 or Installation Personnel Administration Center (IPAC). For corrections, deficiencies, missing fitness reports (FITREP) and date gaps to the Performance Evaluation Summary section of the MBS, contact the Performance Evaluation Section (MMRP-30). Officers are reminded that any additions or deletions from their OMPF or MBS within the 12-month window should also be verified to ensure the accuracy and completeness of their record. OMPF documents can be e-mailed as pdf attachments or can be mailed to CMC (MMRP-20), however, inclusion into the OMPF is substantially faster if the documents are e-mailed. See paragraph 9 (MMRP) for OMPF inquiries and document submission points of contact.
6.c.2. OMPF Document Submission Timelines. It is imperative that documents submitted to CMC (MMRP-20) for inclusion in the OMPF within 60 days of a selection board be conspicuously marked "contains documents for FY24 (appropriate board) selection board." With the exception of fitness reports, all OMPF documents, must be forwarded to and received by CMC (MMRP-20) at least two weeks prior to the convening date of the selection board in order to allow processing time to the OMPF. Officers are advised that the OMPF and MBS are distributed to the boardroom at least one week before the board convening date. Board-eligible records continue to be updated until the convening date of the board, however, officers are to submit all material no later than two weeks prior to the board for which they are eligible.
6.d. Career Advisors. The Reserve Affairs, Career Management Team (CMT) provides OMPF review and career counseling for all members of the Reserve Component (AR, SMCR, IMA, IRR). To request counseling services, send an email to email@example.com with your name, EDIPI, contact information, and service you are requesting. More information can be found by accessing their website at "www.manpower.usmc.mil/webcenter/portal/CMT/pages_home."
6.e. Fitness Reports. Fitness reports are due to CMC (MMRP-30) by the timelines noted in reference (d). Reports mailed directly to the president of the board will not be added to an officer's OMPF. For fitness reports to become part of the OMPF, the reports must be submitted to CMC (MMRP-30). The automated performance evaluation system (A-PES) is the primary means of submitting fitness reports. However, reporting officials may email pdf copies to the MMRP-32 organizational mailbox at firstname.lastname@example.org, so long as the mailer's email account can be confirmed as either the reporting senior's or reviewing officer's .mil email address. If mailing a paper version of a report to HQMC, it is imperative that the forwarding envelope is conspicuously marked "contains FITREPs for FY24 (appropriate board) selection board." Timely submission of fitness reports is critical for board-eligible members, as CMC (MMRP-30) will need time to review reports for accuracy and compliance. Commanders are ultimately responsible for the timely submission of fitness reports to (CMC) MMRP-30 and ensuring that all fitness report timelines noted in reference (d) are adhered to.
6.e.1. Date gaps must be corrected IAW chapter 8 and appendix G of reference (d). If missing reports are less than one year old, a reconstructed original is required. Copies of the completed fitness reports over one year old must have all pages certified as true copies by either one of the reporting officials (RS/RO). For completion and submission of reports that are over one year old, it is preferable that the original reviewing officer complete the report. However, CMC (MMRP-30) may act as the reviewing officer on reports that are not adverse on a case-by-case basis.
6.e.2. Officers are reminded that requests for administrative changes to their fitness report records may take up to 30 days for completion. Reasonable diligence for records correction timeliness rests solely on the officer making the request.
7. Forwarding Communications to the Board. All eligible officers may submit correspondence to their respective promotion selection board via U.S. Mail, next-day delivery services (FedEx, UPS, etc.), email, or fax. U.S. Mail is not delivered directly to Harry Lee Hall. Therefore, anticipate a 2-3 day lag time for further delivery to Harry Lee Hall. Commercial next-day carriers deliver directly to Harry Lee Hall, excluding weekends and holidays. Officers with the capability to scan may send their correspondence via e-mail directly to the organizational mailbox: email@example.com. Ensure the e-mail subject line reads "correspondence to the FY24 USMCR/AR (appropriate grade) promotion selection board." Contact information is located in paragraph 9 of this MARADMIN.
7.a. Officer Correspondence. All eligible officers may, if desired, submit correspondence to the President of the Board. The correspondence should include only those matters deemed important in the consideration of an officers record. OMPF materials sent directly to the board president will not become part of an officer's OMPF. Although officers may submit any material they deem important, officers should contact CMC (MMRP-30) before submitting fitness reports and CMC (MMRP-20) for any other OMPF materials. This will ensure that an officer's OMPF is appropriately updated. The following guidelines apply:
7.a.1. Correspondence must be submitted under signed cover letter by the eligible officer with the material for the board’s consideration listed as enclosures (a sample cover letter is available at the officer promotion homepage). Material submitted without a signed cover letter by the eligible officer will not be submitted to the board.
7.a.2. The cover letter must be addressed to the President, FY24 USMCR/AR (appropriate grade) promotion selection board (see paragraph 9.a for complete address), and signed with a pen by the eligible officer.
7.a.3. Pursuant to Title 10, U.S.C. Section 14106, eligible officers are personally responsible for ensuring CMC (MMPR-1) has physically or electronically received their personal correspondence to the President of the board NLT 2359 Eastern Standard Time (EST), 10 calendar days prior to the board convene date of their respective board in order to be considered. Correspondence arriving after 2359 EST 10 calendar days before the board convene date WILL NOT be accepted or submitted to the board. All personal correspondence for the following boards must be received NLT 2359 EST on the due date annotated below:
Selection To Component Convening Date Due Date
Col, LtCol, and Maj AR 07 Sep 22 27 Aug 22
Col Reserve 07 Sep 22 27 Aug 22
LtCol Reserve 17 Jan 23 06 Jan 23
Maj Reserve 10 Jan 23 30 Dec 22
Capt Reserve/AR 01 Feb 23 21 Jan 23
7.b. Communications or memorandums of recommendation from other parties on behalf of officers eligible for consideration will not be provided to the board unless forwarded as an enclosure to a signed memorandum to the board from the officer being considered IAW paragraphs 7.a.1-3 of this MARADMIN.
7.c. Verification of Receipt of Correspondence. Correspondence sent via USMC email will receive an e-mail confirmation. The e-mail confirmation receipt is the official notification that CMC (MMPR-1) has received your board correspondence.
7.d. Request for Non-Selection. Officers eligible for promotion who plan to separate or retire may correspond with the president of the board requesting they not be selected for promotion. Any officer who writes such a letter to the board will still be considered for promotion and will incur a failure of selection if not recommended for promotion by the board. Requests for non-selection constitute officer correspondence and thus are subject to the guidance provided in paragraphs 7 thru 7.b. of this MARADMIN.
7.e. Classified Reports. Eligible officers whose records contain classified reports should notify CMC, (MMPR-1) as soon as possible. Notification should include the Marines' full name, EDIPI, grade, occasion, and dates of the report(s). CMC (MMPR-1) will confirm the existence of the report(s) and ensure its consideration by the board.
8. Post-board information and guidance. Officers may view the approval progress of their board from the officer promotion homepage. When the results of a field grade board are authorized to be released, a personal for (P-4) email will be forwarded to all Marine Corps general officers and certain colonels. The P-4 affords the recipients an opportunity to ensure each select and in-zone non-select are advised of their promotion status. The P-4 includes work phone numbers that are obtained from MCTFS. All officers are required to ensure their contact data is correct in MOL and MCTFS and to verify the accuracy of their MCC, unit, billet, phone, and e-mail information. Accurate, current contact information will facilitate more efficient notification. Approximately five (5) working days after a P-4 is released, SECNAV will release the ALNAV announcing the names of the officers selected by the board. Captain and CWO board results will be announced via ALNAV when those board reports are approved by SECDEF.
9. Addresses, Points Of Contact, And Internet Information:
9.a. Address For The President Of The Board:
FY24 USMCR (appropriate grade/component) Promotion
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps (MMPR-1)
Harry Lee Hall
17 Lejeune Road
Quantico, VA 22134-5104
9.b. Officer Promotion Section (MMPR-1) COMM 703-784-9705:
9.b.1. Section Head, DSN 278-9703/04
9.b.2. Promotion Board Action Officers, DSN 278-9705/06/07
9.b.3. Lineal Staff, 703-784-9705/06/07, DSN 278-9705/06/07
9.b.4. Confirm receipt of material, 703-784-9712/13, DSN 278-
9.b.5. Fax Material to: comm 703-784-9883/9884 OR DSN 278-9883/9884
9.b.6. E-Mail Material to: officerpromotions(@)usmc.mil
9.c. Internet information through the officer promotion homepage. Go to www.manpower.usmc.mil. Select the "Active Marines" tab at the top of the page. Under "manpower management", select "promotion branch", and then select "officer promotions", to arrive at the officer promotion homepage. From there, to find:
9.c.1. Reference (a): Select "messages" and under "promotion maradmins" select "CY 2022" then 098/22.
9.c.2. Lineal list: Under "reference" select "McBul 1400-blue book dtd July 2022".
9.c.3. Zone eligibility or Correspondence receipt verification: Under "online applications" select "eligibility verification/submitted material".
9.c.4. Information for preparing for a board: Select "preparing for your board".
9.c.5. Sample cover letter: Under "reference" select "sample cover letter".
9.c.6. Download the Reserve Qualification Summary (RQS): Under "Reference", select RQS - NAVMC 10476 (Rev.Sep-2016)(EF).
9.c.7. OMPF and MBS. The primary, most expeditious means of obtaining and viewing the OMPF and MBS is through OMPF online via MOL. Alternative means of downloading and viewing the MBS is available through the MMRP homepage. From the officer promotion homepage, under "related links", select "Record and Performance Branch (MMRP)", and select "official military personnel file".
9.d. Manpower Management Record and Performance Branch.
9.d.1. Records Management Section (MMRP-20). OMPF documents or questions concerning the OMPF can be sent by the following means:
9.d.1.a. E-Mail: smb.manpower.MMRP-20(@)usmc.mil
Commandant of the Marine Corps
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps (MMRP-20)
2008 Elliot Road
Quantico, VA 22134-5030
9.d.1.c. Phone numbers (comm 703-784-3907, DSN 278-3907) OMPF customer service, DSN 278-3906/3907/5640
9.d.2. Performance Evaluation Section (MMRP-30), comm 703-784-3993, DSN 278-3993 or toll free 1-877-301-9953
9.e. Separation and Retirement Branch (MMSR), comm 703-784-9324 or DSN 278-9324/9306.
10. Release authorized by MajGen Michael J. Borgschulte, Director, Manpower Management Division.//