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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/CONVENING OF THE FY25 U.S. MARINE CORPS COLONEL, LIEUTENANT COLONEL, MAJOR, AND CAPTAIN PROMOTION SELECTION BOARDS//
REF/A/MSGID: MSG/CMC/DTG: 121100ZAPR23//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/CMC MMPR/YMD: 20220701//
REF/C/MSGID: MCO/CMC/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 189/23, FY25 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/MAJ/MMPR-1/-/TEL: (703) 784-9704/EMAIL: MELANIE.MCCLINNIS@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. As announced by reference (a), the FY25 U.S. Marine Corps Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel, Major, and Captain Promotion Selection Boards will convene at Harry Lee Hall, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA, as follows:
26 July 2023 - Colonel
25 July 2023 - Lieutenant Colonel
8 August 2023 - Major
30 January 2024 - 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 board will consider two categories of officers: above-zone and in-zone. There are no eligible officers in the below-zone. Officers defined as active-duty list (ADL) in reference (b) on the date the board convenes are eligible for the boards. However, officers with established separation/retirement dates within 90 days of the convening date of their respective board (except first lieutenants eligible for the captain promotion board) will not be considered by the board if the separation/retirement date is established by 2359 Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the day before the board convenes. In addition, captains who are not U.S. citizens will not be considered for promotion to major. 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. Officers may review reference (b) and their eligibility for the board on the internet at the officer promotion homepage. The senior and junior officers in-zone and the junior officer eligible below-zone are as follows (encl (1) of reference (b) applies):
2.a. Colonel Promotion Selection Board
2.a.1. Senior Officer In-Zone - LtCol Brown, Lance E.
DOR 1 Sep 18
2.a.2. Junior Officer In-Zone - LtCol Ash, Phillip T.
DOR 1 Oct 19
2.a.3. Junior Officer Below-Zone - LtCol Opel, Kyle B.
DOR 1 Oct 20
2.b. Lieutenant Colonel Promotion Selection Board
2.b.1. Senior Officer In-Zone - Maj Yakopovich, Kyle D.
DOR 1 Jul 18
2.b.2. Junior Officer In-Zone - Maj Bucks, Marc B.
DOR 1 Jun 19
2.b.3. Junior Officer Below-Zone - Maj Sabin, Barnard J.
DOR 1 May 20
2.c. Major Promotion Selection Board
2.c.1. Senior Officer In-Zone - Capt Lamanna, Joshua A.
DOR 1 Sep 18
2.c.2. Junior Officer In-Zone - Capt Carbone, John T.
DOR 1 Oct 19
2.c.3. Junior Officer Below-Zone - Capt Salem, Vincent J.
DOR 1 Oct 20
2.d. Captain Promotion Selection Board
2.d.1. Senior Officer In-Zone - 1stLt Lee, Austin R.
DOR 20 Mar 22
2.d.2. Junior Officer In-Zone - 1stLt Porter Jr., Chandler M.
DOR 28 May 23
2.d.3. First Lieutenants will not be promoted to Captain before achieving 2 years time in grade.
3. Deferment of Eligibility. Officers who would be eligible for consideration by a promotion selection board (PSB) as an in-zone or above-zone eligible officer within one year of placement on the ADL shall be informed that their eligibility for such consideration will be deferred unless they specifically request consideration. The officer may waive this deferment and request consideration for promotion, in writing, as specified in the MARADMIN which announced the officer's eligibility. Requests must be received no later than the convening date of the board. The Deputy Commandant, Manpower and Reserve Affairs (DC (M&RA)) shall normally place such officers' records before the PSB.
4. Merit-Based Promotion List Reorder. Section 616 of Title 10, U.S. Code, as amended by section 504 of the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and further amended by the FY21 NDAA, allows the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) to authorize promotion boards to reorder their recommended promotion list based on particular merit. Officers on the Colonel and Lieutenant Colonel promotion list 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.
5. Continuation Boards. Upon conclusion of the lieutenant colonel, and major promotion selection boards, the boards will reconvene as continuation boards 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 continuation, as applicable, after the promotion selection results have been announced. The following continuation boards will be convened:
5.a. FY25 USMC Major Continuation Board.
5.a.1. The board will consider regular unrestricted majors who, on the day prescribed for removal from active duty, possess less than 18 years active service, who have twice failed selection for promotion to lieutenant colonel, who, as a result of not being selected for promotion, are subject to involuntary discharge, who are deemed by a majority of the members of the board to be fully qualified for continuation and whose continuation is in the best interests of the Marine Corps. The officers selected for continuation will be continued on active duty until retirement-eligible in accordance with (IAW) section 8323 of Title 10, U.S. Code or until the age of 62, whichever is earlier.
5.a.2. In addition, the board will select for continuation Regular Majors with a primary MOS of 0602, 4402; and across occupational fields (Occfields) 73XX, and 75XX who are subject to involuntary discharge or retirement and are deemed by a majority of the members of the board to be fully qualified for continuation and whose continuation is in the best interests of the Marine Corps. The period of continuation will be 5 years, 24 years of active commissioned service, or until the age of 62, whichever is earlier.
5.b. FY25 USMC Captain Continuation Board.
5.b.1. The board will consider captains who possess over 15 years of active service but less than 18 years of active service on the day prescribed for removal from active duty, who have twice failed selection for promotion to major, who, as a result of not being selected for promotion, are subject to involuntary discharge, and who are deemed by a majority of the members of the board to be fully qualified for continuation and whose continuation is in the best interests of the Marine Corps. The period of continuation will be for five years or 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.b.2. In addition, the board will select for continuation for a period of 36 months, or until the age of 62, whichever is earlier, those captains in the primary MOS of 1702, 4402; and across Occfields 73XX and 75XX who, on the date of mandatory discharge, will have less than 15 years of active commissioned service, who are deemed by a majority of the members of the board to be fully qualified for continuation and whose continuation is in the best interests of the Marine Corps.
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), fitness reports, deferment of eligibility, and requests for non-selection prior to the convening date of the board. Officers may review reference (a) at the officer promotion homepage. Although mentioned in reference (a), 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 date the board convenes.
6.b. Obtaining and reviewing the OMPF. The primary and 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. It is the responsibility of each officer to ensure their personal records (OMPF/MBS) reflect accurate and current information. PES and FITREP policy and correction specific questions should be directed to MMRP-30 (performance evaluation section). Officers concerned with specific aspects of their record may contact their respective career counselor (see paragraph 9.d.6).
6.c. OMPF document submission guidelines. Officers are personally responsible for correcting deficiencies, missing information, or illegible documents present in either the OMPF or MBS with CMC (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. Officers should verify any additions or deletions from their OMPF or MBS within the 12-month window to ensure the accuracy and completeness of their record. OMPF documents can be emailed as a pdf attachment or OMPF documents can be mailed to CMC (MMRP-20), however, inclusion into the OMPF is substantially faster if the documents are emailed. See paragraph 6.d. (MMRP) for OMPF inquiries and document submission points of contact.
6.d. OMPF document submission timelines. It is imperative that documents submitted to CMC, Manpower Management Records and Performance, Records Management Section (MMRP-20) for inclusion in the OMPF within 60 days of a selection board be conspicuously marked "contains documents for FY25 (appropriate board) selection board. "With the exception of fitness reports, all OMPF documents, should be forwarded to and received by CMC (MMRP-20) 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 convenes. Board eligible records continue to be updated until the convening date of the board, however, officers must submit all material no later than two weeks prior to the board for which they are eligible.
6.e. Active Duty Officers. Conduct a self-audit of personal records, refer to the self-audit document guide located at the MMRP-50 (career counseling) homepage or through the link at the Marine Online/myOMPF/about OMPF tab. Officers are also highly encouraged to contact MMRP-50 to receive a pre-board career performance assessment one year prior to their in-zone look. In order to schedule a pre-board counseling appointment, refer to the MMRP-50 homepage/officer counselors/appointments tab via the Manpower and Reserve Affairs portal.
6.f. 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 a Marine’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 email@example.com, 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 FY25 (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.f.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.f.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.
6.g. Professional Military Education (PME). The selection guidance (precept) for many boards includes a reminder of the importance of PME, whether resident or non-resident, in an officer's development. Officers are advised to ensure that course completion information is noted on their MBS and that PME completion certificates are included in their OMPF in order to illustrate completion. In cases where an officer has not completed PME but has completed one or more sub-courses of that PME, the officer may send a personal communication to the president of the board describing progress in completing the PME and include documented evidence of any sub-course completion. See references (e) and (f) for additional information regarding PME.
6.h. Civilian Education. All officers must ensure their civilian education is accurately reflected in the Marine Corps Total Force System (MCTFS).
7. 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 officer's 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. Correspondence must be submitted under a 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.1. The cover letter must be addressed to the President, FY25 USMC (appropriate grade) promotion selection board (see paragraph 9.b. for complete address), and signed with a pen or with a CAC digital signature by the eligible officer.
7.a.2. 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 cover letter to the board from the officer being considered IAW paragraphs 7.a.1-3 of this MARADMIN.
7.a.3. Pursuant to Title 10, U.S.C. Section 614(b), 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 Active 26 Jul 23 15 Jul 23
LtCol Active 25 Jul 23 14 Jul 23
Maj Active 8 Aug 23 28 Jul 23
Capt Active 30 Jan 24 19 Jan 24
7.a.4. Forwarding Communications to the Board. All eligible officers may submit correspondence to their respective promotion selection board via the board correspondence portal, email, U.S. Mail, next-day delivery services (FedEx, UPS, etc.), or fax.
7.a.5. Board Correspondence Portal. Uploading material to the Board Correspondence Portal is the preferred submission method. The Portal is CAC enabled, to access the Portal, go to: https:(slash)(slash)www2.manpower.usmc.mil/application_cac/. Officers can confirm their submissions via the Portal and WILL NOT receive separate confirmation of receipt. Access to the portal will be granted to eligible officers no later than 60 days prior to the board convene dates established in paragraph 1 of this MARADMIN.
7.a.6. U.S. Mail and Next-day Delivery Services. U.S. Mail is not delivered directly to Harry Lee Hall. Therefore, anticipate a 5-7 day lag time for further delivery to Harry Lee Hall. Commercial next-day carriers deliver directly to Harry Lee Hall, excluding weekends and holidays. Submissions that are mailed must be mailed sufficiently in advance to ensure receipt by MMPR-1 in accordance with 7.a.3.
7.a.7. Email. Officers with the capability to scan may send their correspondence via email directly to the organizational mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ensure the email subject line reads "correspondence to the FY25 USMC (appropriate grade) promotion selection board." Correspondence sent via USMC email per paragraph 9.c.3, will receive an email confirmation. The email confirmation receipt is the official notification that CMC (MMPR-1) has received your correspondence.
7.a.8. Correspondence may be physically delivered to Officer Promotion Section at Harry Lee Hall, Monday through Friday from 0800-1630; correspondence WILL NOT be accepted unless delivered to a MMPR-1 staff member.
7.a.9. Refer to paragraph 9.a-c of this MARADMIN for additional information on correspondence forwarding options.
7.b. 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. Per Title 10, U.S.C. Section 1174, an officer who submits a request not to be selected for promotion, or who otherwise directly causes his or her non-selection through written communication to the board, is not entitled to separation pay if involuntarily discharged from active duty. This pertains to all active-duty boards, with the exception of the CWO 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.c. 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).
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 that all selects and in-zone non-selects 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 email information. Accurate, contact information will facilitate more efficient notification. Approximately 5 working days after a P-4 is released, SECNAV will release the ALNAV announcing the names of the officers selected by the board. The captain promotion selection board results will be announced via ALNAV when the board reports are approved by the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF).
9. Addresses, Points of Contact, and Internet Information:
9.a. Board Correspondence Portal. Upload material at: https:(slash)(slash)www2.manpower.usmc.mil/application_cac/
9.b. Address for the President of the Board:
FY25 USMC (appropriate grade) Promotion Selection Board
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps (MMPR-1)
Harry Lee Hall
17 Lejeune Road
Quantico, VA 22134-5104
9.c. Officer Promotion Section (MMPR-1):
Commandant of the Marine Corps
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps (MMPR-1)
Harry Lee Hall
17 Lejeune Road
Quantico, VA 22134-5104
9.c.2. Phone Numbers (comm 703-784-9705):
Section Head, DSN 278-9703/04
Promotion Board Action Officers, DSN 278-9703/04
Lineal staff, DSN 278-9705/06/07
Confirm receipt of material, DSN 278-9704/05
9.c.3. Email material to: email@example.com
9.c.4. Fax material to: DSN 278-9883 comm 703-784-9883
9.d. 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 (MM),"select "Promotion Branch (MMPR)," and then select "Officer Promotions," to arrive at the officer promotion homepage. From there, to find:
9.d.1. Lineal list: under "reference" select "MCBUL 1400 blue book" (Dec 2022 or latest version).
9.d.2. Zone eligibility verification: under "online applications" select "eligibility verification".
9.d.3. Information for preparing for a board: select "Preparing for your Board."
9.d.4. Sample cover letter: Under "Reference" select "Sample Cover Letter."
9.d.5. Status of a FY25 promotion board: click on "promotion boards", "FY 2025" then select the board you are interested in.
9.d.6. Active-duty list officers may consult with a Career Counselor from the support branch. Under "related links" select "active officer career counseling (MMRP-50)" and then select "officer counseling". From there, click "speak with a counselor".
9.d.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)," select "official military personnel file."
9.d.8. Verify receipt of fitness reports via the MMRP MOL: under resources, click A-PES. Once on A-PES, click on the MMRP tab and enter DOD ID.
9.e. Manpower Management Record and Performance Branch.
9.e.1. Records Management Section (MMRP-20). OMPF documents or questions concerning the OMPF can be sent by the following means:
9.e.1.a. E-Mail: smb.manpower.MMRPfirstname.lastname@example.org
Commandant of the Marine Corps
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps (MMRP-20)
2008 Elliot Road
Quantico, VA 22134-5030
9.e.1.c. Phone numbers (comm 703-784-3907, DSN 278-3907) OMPF customer service, DSN 278-3906/3907/5640.
9.e.2. Performance Evaluation Section (MMRP-30), email email@example.com, or toll free 800-268-3710.
9.e.3. Officer Career Counseling Section (MMRP-50), comm 703-784-9992, DSN 278-9992. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
9.e.4. Operations Section (MMRP-60), comm 703-784-3738/4607, DSN 278-3738/4607.
9.f. Separation And Retirement Branch (MMSR), comm 703-784-9324, DSN 278-9324/9306.
10. Release authorized by MajGen Michael J. Borgschulte, Director, Manpower Management Division.//