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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/NOMINATION FOR ASSIGNMENT AS THE MARINE BARRACKS WASHINGTON FUNERAL DIRECTOR//
AMPN/REF A IS MCO 1300.8, MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY//
POC/J.J. DORSEY/SGTMAJ/UNIT: MARBKS WASHINGTON, D.C./TEL: 202-433-6764/EMAIL: JESSE.DORSEY@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This MARADMIN solicits nominations for assignment as the Funeral Director at Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. (MBW).
2. MBW is tasked with the solemn responsibility of conducting the ceremonies surrounding the internment, repatriation, and reinternment of over 500 Marines and Primary Next of Kin at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) annually. The MBW Funeral Director ensures the Marine Corps keeps faith with our fallen and their families by ensuring the flawless execution of all Marine Corps funeral ceremonies at ANC. By ensuring the success of this no-fail mission, the MBW Funeral Director is one of the most visible and consequential Marines in our Corps. The MBW Funeral Director, often multiple times a day, represents the Commandant of the Marine Corps via the Commanding Officer, MBW in the provision of funeral honors information and assistance to bereaved families, and coordination with sister service and civilian counterparts. In addition, the Funeral Director is often called upon to provide advice to the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, commanding generals, commanding officers, Marines, Sailors and other service members during the conduct of their official duties as part of funeral honors executed at ANC.
3. Eligibility criteria. Volunteers for the billet must meet the following basic criteria:
3.a. Hold the grade of Master Sergeant or Master Gunnery Sergeant (First Sergeants and Sergeants Major are not eligible).
3.b. Demonstrated superior performance.
3.c. Hold an active secret clearance.
3.d. Per reference (a), the selected Marine must extend or reenlist to meet a minimum 36 months of obligated service. Assignment orders will reflect a 36-month tour of duty.
3.e. Possess unquestionable moral character, superlative leadership, exceptional organizational skills and the capacity to serve as an uncompromising example for all to follow.
3.f. Be within height and weight standards and possess outstanding physical stamina and personal appearance.
3.g. Completion of required professional military education for grade.
4. Nominations. Request commanders screen qualified volunteers and submit nominations no later than 1 March 2023.
4.a. Nominations are to include the commander's (O-5 level endorsed) letter of recommendation with the following enclosures: Basic Individual Record; Basic Training Record; Pages 11, UPB and 13 of the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF); official promotion-style photograph taken within the past six months; Master Brief Sheet; latest fitness report; professional resume; biography; and special duty assignment financial worksheet. Digital photos must be electronically filed in the Marine's OMPF. Finally, the candidate will enclose a personal letter explaining why he or she should be selected as the MBW Funeral Director.
4.b. Submit nominations to: Sergeant Major Jesse J. Dorsey, Marine Barracks Washington, 8th and I Streets S.E., Washington, DC 20390-5000 or via electronic correspondence at email@example.com. Ensure command point of contact information and commercial phone numbers are provided.
4.c. Final selections will be forwarded to MMEA to determine feasibility of assignment. The final selectee should anticipate permanent change of station orders to MBW for execution during late spring of 2023.
5. Telephonic inquiries are encouraged. Direct all such calls to the POC.
6. Release authorized by Lieutenant General Gregg P. Olson, Director, Marine Corps Staff.//