R 181430Z MAY 23
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA//
SUBJ/360 DEGREE LEADERSHIP REVIEW PILOT PROGRAM//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/CMC MMIB/20211103//
AMPN/REF A IS TALENT MANAGEMENT 2030 (TM2030)//
POC/TODD A. PETERSON/LTCOL/MMIB/-/TEL: 703 784-9971/EMAIL: TODD.PETERSON@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This Marine Administrative Message (MARADMIN) outlines the plan to create an industry-developed, Marine Corps validated, research-backed 360-degree leadership review program. In keeping with the leadership priciple of "know yourself and seek self-improvement," this program will implement a customizable leadership development survey tool specifically designed for the Marine Corps. Marines will have the opportunity to tailor their survey before receiving feedback from their seniors, peers, and subordinates. The feedback will be presented in a detailed report that the Marine will use to construct a development plan that leverages their identified strengths and addresses any blind spots. Feedback from peers and subordinates will be anonymous Marines will have the opportunity to participate in a coaching session that will help with the interpretation of the report and the creation of a development plan. The Marine's Reporting Senior will receive an executive summary of the feedback report that the Marine will use to discuss the results and identify ways to leverage their strengths and build on their areas for improvement.
2. This initiative includes a “pilot” program to be executed in three phases.
2.a. Phase I. In calendar year 2022 the questionnaire and administration process were developed and feedback from sitting commanders was captured.
2.b. Phase II. In calendar year 2023 the program will refine the questionnaire and the administrative processes. The test group will be selected commanders and O-5 level Sergeant Majors. Additional participants will be solicited via automated message handling system (AMHS) from across all three Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF).
2.c. Phase III. In calendar year 2024 the program will test the scalability of the process and further refine the questionnaire. Participants will be newly selected Marines from various promotion and command selection boards. Additionally, participants from Gunnery Sergeant through Colonel will be selected from all three MEFs.
2.d. Program of Record. Upon successful demonstration of the pilot program Marine Corps leadership will have the opportunity to continue the 360-degree reviews as a program of record.
3. Participation through completion of the feedback process is mandatory. The process steps for the pilot program are: conduct a self-assessment, customize the individual’s survey, nominate raters, select and conduct a coaching session, conduct development plan review with the Reporting Senior, and complete the pilot feedback survey.
3.a. Self-assessment. Participants will complete the 35-40 question self-assessment.
3.b. Customize. Participants will have the opportunity to select three questions from a pre-screened bank of 25 questions to ask their raters. Additionally, participants will have the option to write up to two open-ended free text questions.
3.c. Nominate. Participants will nominate raters in three categories: (1-3) Seniors, (3-7) peers, and (5-10) subordinates. After completion of the pilot program, future 360-degree leadership reviews will include randomly selected participants.
3.d. Coaching. When the minimum number of raters have completed their questionnaires, the participant will select a certified civilian coach and schedule the coaching session on how to read, interpret, and gather insights from the results.
3.e. Development Plan. After the coaching session the participant will receive an executive summary of the 360 report and create a development plan. They will present the executive summary and development plan to their reporting senior, review the results, and establish expectations for follow-through on the personalized plan.
3.f. Feedback. After the coaching session the participant will receive a link to complete a feedback survey regarding their experience with the process. Participation in the program is not complete until the survey is submitted.
4. Participation for the Marine being reviewed is non-punitive and is for personal and professional development purposes only. Participation by the raters is anonymous and no identifying information will be collected or stored.
5. Any questions regarding this matter can be referred to the point of contact above.
6. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Active-Duty Force.
7. Release authorized by Lieutenant General James F. Glynn, Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.//