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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA RA//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2025 ACTIVE RESERVE SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT AND MARINE COMBAT INSTRUCTOR VOLUNTEER PERIOD//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/MMEA-25/YMD: 20210511//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/MCUB/YMD: 20180501//
REF/C/MSGID: DOC/CMC RA/YMD: 20200626//
REF/D/MSGID: DOC/CMC MPO/YMD: 20210510//
REF/E/MSGID: DOC/DC MRA/YMD: 20220203//
NARR/REFERENCE (A) IS MCO 1326.6 CH 1, SELECTING, SCREENING, AND PREPARING ENLISTED MARINES FOR SCREENABLE BILLETS AND INDEPENDENT DUTY ASSIGNMENTS (SCREENMAN). REFERENCE (B) IS MCO 1020.34H MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS. REFERENCE (C) IS MCO 1040R.31 MARINE CORPS RESERVE CAREER RETENTION AND DEVELOPMENT MANUAL. REFERENCE (D) IS MCO 1300.8 CH 1, MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENTS POLICY. REFERENCE (E) IS MARADMIN 039/22 SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY, ASSIGNMENT INCENTIVE PAY, AND VOLUNTEER SUPPLEMENTAL INCENTIVE.//
POC/J. T. WARD/MGYSGT/RAM/DSN 278-0526/TEL: 703-784-0526/EMAIL: JEFFERY.T.WARD@USMC.MIL.//
POC/J. A. GONZALEZ/GYSGT/RA/DSN 278-0583/TEL: 703-784-0583/EMAIL: RA-RETENTION@USMC.MIL.//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This message initiates the Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) Active Reserve Special Duty Assignment (SDA) Volunteer Assignment Period (VAP) from 1 October 2023 to 1 March 2024. Marines who are screened and approved will receive the financial incentives outlined in reference (e). The FY25 involuntary assignment period (IVAP) will commence following this period. Marines identified on the involuntary list will no longer be eligible to receive the incentives outlined in reference (e).
2. Eligible Marines. Marines from all Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) who meet the below criteria may submit a volunteer request.
2.a. Corporals through Gunnery Sergeants who will not exceed Enlisted Career Force Controls (ECFC) limits prior to 30 September 2028. Corporals may only volunteer for Marine Combat Instructor (MCI) duty.
2.b. Marines with more than 12 months Time on Station (TOS) as of 1 March 2024.
2.c. Marines who have conducted a Lateral Move must have at least 36 months of MOS experience as of 1 October 2024.
3. Submission Guidelines.
3.a. Eligible Marines must submit a Reserve Reenlistment Extension Lateral Move (RRELM) request using the Total Force Retention System (TFRS) via the unit career planner. All requests must be submitted NLT 2359 on 1 March 2024.
3.b. Career planners will utilize the SDA with reenlistment or extension RELM types when submitting packages and include all required documents. Incomplete packages will be returned without action pending additional information. Duty station or class preference will be annotated in the RELM.
3.c. Marines will be screened by Commanding Officers or Inspector Instructors using the applicable instructions, checklists, and addendums available in TFRS.
3.d. Eligible Marines volunteering for Prior Service Recruiting (PSR) duty are required to conduct an interview with a PSR Career Recruiter nearest their location using the PSR screening addendum. Telephonic screenings are authorized, however in-person interviews should be executed to the greatest extent possible. The last page of the addendum must be signed by the career recruiter and the entire addendum is required to be attached to and submitted with the SDA RELM. Marines should contact the PSR District Headquarters nearest them at the number below:
1. PSRS-1, PSRSS Chicopee MA: (516) 385-7800
2. PSRS-4, PSRSS Camp Lejeune NC: (717) 836-1098
3. PSRS-6, PSRSS Parris Island SC: (843) 228-4437
4. PSRS-8, PSRSS Fort Worth TX: (817) 738-6350
5. PSRS-9, PSRSS Great Lakes IL: (847) 688-7129/7144
6. PSRS-12, PSRSS Camp Pendleton CA: (760) 763-6218
3.e. Proof of security clearance or open investigation. All applicants must have their security manager complete a security clearance verification annotated on page 3, block 38.c. of NAVMC 11537A (RRELM) by the security manager. The following information must be annotated: dates of open or closed investigation, or notation of enrollment into continuous evaluation status and current clearance level must be annotated.
3.f. All Marines who have dependents registered with the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) must be identified during the screening and interview process. Enrollment in EFMP is not a disqualifying factor but may affect duty station location based on available services.
4. Volunteer Cancellations and Modifications
4.a. To increase the reliability of volunteer assignments, volunteer cancellation and modification requests prior to the IVAP will be considered on a case-by-case basis based upon the needs of the Marine, the PMOS, the SDA, and the Marine's command. Marines should provide full justifications for these requests.
4.b. All cancellation and modification requests (for volunteers and non-volunteers alike) occurring after publication of the IVAP screening list will be scrutinized. Marines and commands should provide thorough justifications detailing why the Marine is no longer eligible and/or the risks incurred if the Marine remains in their current assignment.
5. Released authorized by Major General Karl D. Pierson, Director, Reserve Affairs Division.//