R 041830Z NOV 22
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA RA//
SUBJ/ACTIVE RESERVE ENLISTED QUALIFICATION STANDARDS AND APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ACCESSIONS//
NARR/REFERENCE (A) IS MCO 1001.52K, THE MANAGEMENT OF THE ACTIVE RESERVE (AR) PROGRAM. REFERENCE (B) IS NAVMC 1200.1F, MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES MANUAL. REFERENCE (C) IS MCO 6110.3A CH3, MARINE CORPS BODY COMPOSITION AND MILITARY APPEARANCE PROGRAM. REFERENCE (D) IS NAVMED P-117, MANUAL OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. REFERENCE (E) IS MCO 1316.26 CH-1 SELECTING, SCREENING, AND PREPARING ENLISTED MARINES FOR SCREENABLE BILLETS AND INDEPENDENT DUTY ASSIGNMENTS (F) IS MCO 1040R.31, MARINE CORPS RESERVE ENLISTED RETENTION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.//
POC/ROBERT D. FRYE/MAJ/RAM-2/TEL: 703-784-0531/E-MAIL: ROBERT.FRYE@USMC.MIL//
POC/MATTHEW E. FISH/MSGT/RAM-2/TEL: 703-784-0527/E-MAIL: MATTHEW.E.FISH@USMC.MIL//
POC/JUSTIN R. BUTLER/SSGT/RAM-2/TEL: 703-784-9149/E-MAIL: JUSTIN.R.BUTLER@USMC.MIL//
POC/NATHAN M. ALLEN/GYSGT/RA RETENTION/TEL: 703-432-1932/E-MAIL: NATHAN.ALLEN@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This message announces updates to the Enlisted Active Reserve (AR) Program qualification standards and application process. This message supersedes all previous Enlisted AR Program Application Process guidance and provides additional requirements to those listed in reference (a).
a. The AR Program provides a cadre of well-trained and experienced full-time Reserve Component (RC) Marines to facilitate the integration of the United States Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR) within the Total Force Marine Corps. AR Marines assist with organizing, preparing, and administering: policies, regulations, training, instructing, recruiting, and retention for the Marine Corps Reserve.
b. Marines approved to join the AR Program can expect to fill a variety of AR billets found throughout the Marine Corps.
3. Application Process
a. Marines interested in applying to the AR Program should contact a Prior Service Recruiter (PSR) or Career Planner (CP) to submit an application package via the Total Force Retention System (TFRS).
b. Submission instructions and required screening forms for AR accessions are published via separate TFRS message.
c. Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) are limited to AR structure and inventory, per grade. Marines may request, or be directed to, Lateral Move (LATMOV) in order to meet program needs. LATMOV requirements can be found in reference (b).
4. Qualification Requirements. Marines must meet the following qualification requirements to be eligible for AR Program accession:
a. Component. Must be a member of the RC or Active Component (AC) Marines within 180-days of their End of Active Service (EAS). This requirement will not be waived.
b. Service Limitations. Upon accession, Marines must be able to complete a 48-month enlistment without violating service limitations. Corporals with four or more years of active duty service may be authorized up to 48 months for reenlistment, but must not exceed an aggregate of nine active duty years of service.
c. Reenlistment (RE) Code. Marines must have one of the following RE codes: lA/B/C, 3N, 3O, or 3V. RE codes of 3A, 3B, 3C, 3E, 3F, 3H and 3P require a waiver for accession. RE codes 4 or 4B are not eligible for accession or waiver.
d. Rank. Lance Corporal through Sergeant. Staff Non- Commissioned Officers are not normally considered for accession. For select MOSs, specific rank requirements may apply.
e. JEPES Marks. Minimum in service JEPES marks of 2.4 (Character), 2.4 (MOS and Mission Accomplishment), and 2.4 (Leadership), or minimum in-service proficiency and conduct marks of 4.3/4.3.
f. Financial Stability. Demonstrate financial stability via a NAVMC 11711.
g. Driver’s License. Marines must have a valid Driver’s license to carry out daily functions. Marines under the age of 25 must complete the “Drivers Awareness Training” upon arrival to their first duty station through MarineNet; the “Drivers Awareness Training” is not required for accession.
h. Meet height and weight standards prescribed in reference (c). This requirement will not be waived.
i. Security Clearance. Meet MOS security clearance requirements per the current MOS manual. Interim clearances that have already been granted suffice to satisfy this requirement. This requirement will not be waived.
j. Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and Combat Fitness Test (CFT). AC, SMCR, and IMA applicants must have a current passing PFT and CFT. Marines who do not have a full, current PFT or CFT may submit verification of completion of this requirement via a NAVMC 11622 scoresheet. Members of the IRR are not required to have a current PFT and CFT. Though their most recent PFT and CFT on record must indicate a passing score. This requirement will not be waived.
k. Medical and Dental. Marines must pass prescribed physical and dental examinations in accordance with reference (d). Marines in the AC, SMCR, and IMA must have a current annual Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) and be certified as physically fit for duty. Marines in the IRR must complete a DD-form 2807-1 within 90 days of submission and be certified as physically fit for duty. All Marines are required to have a current dental examination with a classification of I, II, or III. Marines must be worldwide deployable and fit for rigorous combat duty at sea and on foreign shores unless previously waived by an expanded Permanent Limited Duty (PLD) board in accordance with reference (d). This requirement will not be waived.
l. Pregnancy (including postpartum period). Marines who were otherwise qualified for retention prior to becoming pregnant warrant an exception to the following: height/weight/body fat standards, passing a current PFT or CFT, and being worldwide deployable. This is a blanket exception and does not require a waiver.
m. Satisfactory Drill Participant. Members of the RC must not have any unresolved or unexcused drill periods.
n. Dependents. Sergeants and below may have no more than two dependents, to include spouse. In cases where a Marine has more than two dependents, financial stability and the ability to maintain a household away from a military installation without financial hardship must be demonstrated via NAVMC 11711 and in accordance with guidance established in reference (e).
o. Family Care Plan (FCP). Marines who are single parents and have custody of their children or dual military couples with dependents are required to have a current certified FCP. If unable to validate their FCP using MOL, Marines may submit a hard copy FCP via email to MCIRSA_IMA@usmc.mil for certification. This requirement will not be waived.
p. Certified Career Retirement Credit Report (CRCR). Members of the RC must have a certified CRCR within 12 months of submission; this does not apply to the AC. This requirement will not be waived.
q. Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation. Marines receiving VA disability compensation must waive receipt of payments while serving in the AR Program.
r. Professional Military Education (PME). Marines must complete, or be enrolled in, applicable nonresident PME for their current grade.
5. The following criteria are disqualifiers.
a. Court-martial. Applicants must not have any convictions by court-martial during their current contract or during extension to their current contract.
b. Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP). Must not have more than two NJPs on current contract and no more than one NJP in the 12 months preceding package submission.
c. Conscientious objector. Marines who are seeking conscientious objector status or whose beliefs or convictions would interfere with unrestricted assignments will not be accessed to the AR Program. This criterion will not be waived.
d. Applicants with a dependency hardship or hardship that is not temporary in nature and that causes a Marine to be non-deployable or unavailable for worldwide assignment at any time will not be considered for AR Program accession.
e. Marines assigned to any alcohol treatment program during the past 12 months will not be considered for accession. This restriction does not apply to Marines who volunteer for treatment and who have no documented alcohol-related issues pertaining to performance or conduct. Those who have failed an alcohol treatment program are ineligible for AR Program accession. This criterion will not be waived.
f. Marines with a CMC-imposed reenlistment restriction will not be considered for accession.
g. Marines pending or awaiting final determination of a legal action (military or civilian) of such nature that would otherwise result in ineligibility will not be considered. This criterion will not be waived.
h. Those who have been convicted by civil authorities (foreign or domestic) or who have had action taken which the maximum penalty, if charged under the UCMJ, would have resulted in confinement for six months or more (or a fine of $500 or more) are ineligible. If the offense is not listed in the Manual for Courts Martial (Table of Maximum Punishment) or is not closely related to a listed offense, the maximum punishment authorized by the U.S. Code or the District of Columbia Code (whichever is lesser) should be applied. This restriction is only subject to the current contract and any extensions to that contract. This criterion will not be waived.
i. Cases involving child abuse, sexual molestation, or any sexual assaults that are substantiated by command and/or law enforcement investigation are permanently disqualified from accession into the AR Program. This criterion will not be waived.
j. Convictions under the provisions of the Lautenberg Amendment (Firearms Prohibitions and Domestic Violence Convictions) prohibiting the use of firearms render an applicant ineligible. This requirement will not be waived.
k. Those who have confirmed incidents involving the illegal use, possession, sale, or distribution of any controlled substance since joining the Marine Corps are not eligible. Those with substantiated instances of wrongful or unintended use of any chemical compound for the purpose of intoxication since joining the Marines Corps are also not eligible. This criterion will not be waived.
l. Those with missing fitness reports for periods of 31 days or more within the last three years are ineligible for AR Program accession. Fitness report date gaps can be verified using the Manpower Management Records and Performance (MMRP) fitness report inventory tool. Fitness reports in a processing status will be considered incomplete. This criterion will not be waived.
m. Marines who become disqualified or ineligible at any time prior to their date of accession will not be accessed to the AR Program.
n. Marines who become hospitalized prior to accession must be medically cleared prior to their accession date.
6. Waivers. Packages requiring waivers as outlined above must be endorsed at the O-5 level or above (IRR applicant packages may be endorsed by the PSR Station Officer-in-Charge). Any package requiring re-enlistment waivers as outlined in reference (f) must be routed to the first general-officer in their chain of command. All endorsements should specifically address the waiverable condition(s) and that the Marine has demonstrated the high standards of leadership, professional competence, appearance, and personal behavior required to maintain the prestige and quality standards of the Marine Corps. Packages with limited comments will require additional processing time with the possibility of disapproval. Packages with missing documents or endorsements will be returned and will hinder the applicant’s ability to be accessed to the AR program.
7. Active Reserve Enlisted Direct-Hire Program.
a. The Direct-Hire program empowers local commanders to organically source qualified Marines to fill enlisted AR vacancies located within their command or local area.
b. Unit commanders/site commanders may identify qualified Marines to fill vacant and/or habitually unfilled AR structure in order to increase full-time support manning at their units. Direct- Hire accessions must fill valid Billet Identification Code (BIC) structure that is currently vacant (or projected to be vacant within the next 90 days) at the location listed in the unit table of organization.
c. In addition to the normal application process, Direct-Hire packages require a favorable command endorsement from the unit’s commanding officer, site commander, or Inspector-Instructor, and a letter of concurrence from the gaining unit’s site commander or Inspector-Instructor. Endorsements must speak to the qualifications and potential of the applicant for duty in the AR Program and identify the BIC to be filled by the Direct-Hire applicant.
8. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Total Force.
9. Release authorized by LtGen James F. Glynn, Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.//