R 051523Z Aug 22
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2023 NAVAL RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS SELECTION BOARD ANNOUNCEMENT//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/CMC/YMD: 20210510//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/CMC/YMD: 20210203//
REF/C/MSGID: DOC/CMC/DTG: 252010ZAUG20//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 1300.8 CH-1, MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY. REF B IS MCO 1001.65A, ACTIVE COMPONENT OFFICER RETENTION AND PRIOR SERVICE ACCESSIONS. REF C IS MARADMIN 491/20, REMOVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHS FROM CONSIDERATION BY BOARDS AND SELECTION PROCESSES.//
POC/M. D. SCOTTO/MAJ/MMOA-3/TEL: 703-784-9284/EMAIL: MICHAEL.SCOTTO@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This message announces the eligibility criteria for Marines desiring to apply for Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) duty, the fiscal year 2023 NROTC Professor of Naval Science (PNS), Executive Officer (XO), and Marine Officer Instructor (MOI) billet vacancies, and the established timeline for the FY23 NROTC Selection Board execution.
1.a. Major timeline milestones are below (Read in three columns):
Date Milestone Note
Release of this message Eligibility criteria defined 1
12 September 2022 NROTC application submitted 2
12 October 2022 FY23 NROTC board convenes 3
30 October 2022 FY23 NROTC PNS/XO results released 4
1 December 2022 FY23 NROTC MOI results released 4
Note 1: Refer to paragraph 3 of this message for additional details regarding eligibility criteria.
Note 2: Eligible officers complete all package application requirements by 2359 EST on 12 September 2022. Refer to paragraph 4 of this message for additional details regarding application submission requirements.
Note 3: Manpower & Reserve Affairs (M&RA) convenes the FY23 NROTC Selection Board on or about 12 October 2022 to select Marines for assignment to the NROTC program. Refer to paragraph 5 of this message for additional details regarding the available locations.
Note 4: At the approval of the Director for Manpower Management FY23 NROTC Selection Board PNS and XO results are releases on or about 30 October 2022 and the MOI results are released on or about
1 December 2022.
2.a. NROTC units are an essential component in the training of prospective naval officers. Officers serving at NROTC units directly mentor, develop, and shape the future officer corps and must therefore be of the highest caliber. Officers aspiring to serve on NROTC duty must possess superlative leadership and academic qualities, be of sound moral character, and demonstrate superior physical fitness.
2.b. Officers serving as a XO and MOI regularly support and augment summer training at Officer Candidates School, seasonal training programs such as New Student Indoctrination, Career Orientation and Training for Midshipmen (CORTRAMID), and other events.
3. Eligibility. NROTC positions are open to all unrestricted officers that meet the following criteria:
3.a. Grade. Officers must meet the grade criterion (or a select for promotion to that grade) of the associated duty for which they are applying. Paragraph 5 lists available billets with the required grade.
3.a.1. Officers applying for MOI or XO must possess the career timing to serve a full tour of duty (36 months) as a pinned captain or major, respectively. Requests for exceptions will not normally receive favorable consideration.
3.b. FY23 mover based upon current prescribed tour length.
3.b.1. Manpower Management Officer Assignment (MMOA) will normally not consider officers scheduled to complete their prescribed tour length in FY23 or beyond.
3.b.2. Officers currently serving in their first tour will be afforded the opportunity to screen for NROTC duty in their third year when they are eligible to compete for promotion to captain and career designation.
3.b.3. Career officers executing subsequent tours will not normally be curtailed prior to fulfilling their prescribed tour length as available officer population may not support an early replacement.
3.b.4. Officers may request via Administrative Action (AA) form to screen if they are scheduled to complete their prescribed tour length in FY23. The first O6 in the chain of command must endorse the request and therein acknowledge a potential gap in staffing should the requesting officer be selected for NROTC duty.
3.c. Academics. Minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s Degree with a
3.0 undergraduate grade point average (GPA). Select schools waive this requirement to 2.5 if the applicant's record is otherwise outstanding. Select billets require a Master’s Degree. Paragraph 5 lists this under special requirements.
3.d. Physical fitness. High first class PFT is recommended.
3.e. Officers who are not yet career designated but will screen for designation by the FY23 Officer Retention Board #1 in spring 2023 may still apply.
3.e.1. Per reference (b), when authorized by Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affair, officers selected for MOI duty may be career designated in conjunction with acceptance of orders to that duty.
3.e.2. Selected officers who fail selection for career designation, or are selected for career designation and decline, will nullify their MOI selection and execute their End of Active Service (EAS).
4. Officers interested in NROTC duty who meet the above eligibility criteria must submit the documents listed below as part of their package to MMOA-3 no later than 2359 EST on 12 September 2022 to the following organization address: email@example.com.
4.a. Electronic packages must be submitted in a single Portable Document Format (i.e. ‘.pdf’.) file with the following naming convention: “EDIPI_LASTNAME_FY23NROTC.pdf”.
4.b. The applications must include:
4.b.1. Personal statement. Submit this letter in standard naval letter format from the Marine to CMC (MMOA). This is the officer’s opportunity to express in writing their desire to serve on NROTC duty, elaborate on relevant personal strengths and experiences, and submit duty station preferences. Applicants must include a prioritized list in preference order of all billets for which they are eligible.
4.b.2. Command endorsement from the immediate chain of command, battalion/squadron or equivalent, for officers applying for MOI or XO.
4.b.3. One letter of recommendation.
4.b.4. Official college transcripts. Official college transcripts are to be sent directly from the university or officer to MMRP-20 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be included in the officers Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). If legible college transcripts are already included in the officers OMPF, a duplicate submission is not required.
4.c. Every effort is made to match selected officers with their preferences. However, by volunteering for NROTC duty, officers agree to be assigned to any available NROTC billet. All requests to decline selection after the release of the selection Marine Administrative (MARADMIN) message must be made via naval correspondence with command endorsement. All requests will be considered in the context of the needs of the Marine Corps for approval or disapproval. Requests for declination by officers who volunteered and were selected for NROTC duty will not normally receive favorable consideration. There is no deferral of PNS/XO/MOI selection.
4.d. Photographs are not used by the NROTC Selection Board per reference (c).
5. Billet vacancies.
5.a. NROTC Professor of Naval Science (PNS) vacancies (read in five
University Location MCC Rank Note
Norwich University Norfield, VT H57 Col 1
Texas A&M University College Station, TX H89 Col 1
The Citadel Charleston, SC H07 Col 1
5.b. NROTC Executive Officer (XO) vacancies (read in five
University Location MCC Rank Note
Rensselaer Tech Institute Troy, NY H74 Maj 1
University Of Southern Florida Tampa, FL HAE Maj 1
5.c. NROTC Marine Officer Instructor (MOI) vacancies (read in five
University Location MCC Rank Note
Arizona State University Tempe, AZ H53 Capt
Boston University Boston, MA H03 Capt 3
George Washington University Washington, DC H63 Capt
Iowa State University Ames, IA H30 Capt 2
Miami University of Ohio Oxford, OH H40 Capt
Northwestern University Evanston, IL H56 Capt
Norwich University Norfield, VT H57 Capt
Purdue University West Lafayette, IN H72 Capt
Southern University Baton Rouge, LA H81 Capt
Texas A&M University College Station, TX H89 Capt
University of Colorado Boulder, CO H08 Capt
University of Florida Gainesville, FL H17 Capt 2
University of Maryland College Park, MD HC3 Capt 1,2,3
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN H44 Capt 1
University of Nebraska Lincoln, NE H50 Capt 1
University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM H52 Capt
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IM H58 Capt 1
Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN H92 Capt
Virginia Tech University Blacksburg, VA H9A Capt 2
Note 1: Master’s Degree required. If applicant does not possess a graduate degree, an enrollment, or an accepted status, into a graduate degree program is required.
Note 2: Waives GPA requirement to 2.5.
Note 3: This university is associated with a consortium. Local
travel will be require to travel between the universities.
6. All interested officers must contact their PMOS monitors expressing their intent to apply for NROTC duty prior to submitting an application package.
7. MMOA will release separate selection MARADMINs upon conclusion of the board. MMOA will publish the results for PNS and XO billets immediately following the conclusion of the board. MMOA will publish the results for MOI billets in December. MMOA may not issue permanent change of station orders until they receive approval by the NROTC units or universities of selected officers.
8. This message is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
9. Release authorized by MajGen Michael J. Borgschulte, Director, Manpower Management Division.//