Date Signed: 10/2/2023 | MARADMINS Number: 505/23
MARADMINS : 505/23

R 021800Z OCT 23
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. In order to meet the retention goals of the service as well as sustain the partnership with Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES), the Fleet Marine Force (FMF) and Supporting Establishment (SE) this message announces the Reserve Retention Campaign Plan and the Command Retention Mission (CRM) for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24). The Marine Corps Reserve career force objectives are to retain the most qualified Marines by grade and MOS to support the integration of the Reserves into the Total Force.
2.  Situation. The Commandant of The Marine Corps’ emphasis on Force Design 2030 and Talent Management 2030 (TM2030) demands commanders apply unrelenting attention to sustaining our force with the best and most qualified Marines, and to ensure the force retains sufficient Marines across all primary military occupational specialties (PMOSs) to meet authorized end-strength requirements. Accordingly, the FY24 Reserve Retention Campaign Plan is designed to focus that effort and to ensure requirements in both first and subsequent term cohorts are met. The FY24 CRM detailing FY24 retention guidelines for the First Term Obligation Plan (FTOP), Subsequent Term Obligation Plan (STOP), Selected Marine Corps Reserve (SMCR) Reenlistment, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) Reenlistment, and IRR Interviews will be published via the Total Force Retention System (TFRS).  The execution of the FY24 CRM began on 10 July 2024.
3.  Concept of operations for FTOP, STOP, SMCR Reenlistment, IRR Reenlistment, and IRR Interviews is as follows:
3.a.  The Retention effort will be conducted in three phases:
3.a.1. Phase I: 10 July 2023 to 1 February 2024. The purpose of Phase I is to initiate the submission and processing of retention requests via the Total Force Retention System (TFRS) to Reserve Affairs (RA). MARFORRES can utilize the Retention Campaign to assist in formulating initial missions down to the Major Subordinate Command (MSC) level. All Marines in a drilling status with a Reserve End of Current Contract (RECC) that expires in FY24 are encouraged to submit a request for further service via TFRS to RA prior to 1 February 2024. Commanders are authorized to utilize a local command authority (LCA) extension to adjust the RECC of Marines in a drilling status and IRR who have an RECC between 1 October 2023 and 1 February 2024 until 30 April 2024 in order to await a response from HQMC on a submitted reenlistment request that is in a pending status with RA in TFRS. Commanders are not authorized to use LCA extensions which would result in a Marine exceeding service limitations per the reference.
3.a.2.  Phase II:  2 February 2024 to 30 April 2024.  The purpose of Phase II is to assess the progress of the FY retention effort, make required adjustments, refine guidance and continue processing retention requests. HQMC will publish the results of this assessment via separate correspondence to MARFORRES to keep commands informed of the overall effort. All Marines serving in a drilling status or IRR with a RECC that expires in FY24 are encouraged to submit a request for further service via TFRS to RA prior to 30 April 2024.
3.a.3.  Phase III: 1 May 2024 to 7 July 2024.  The purpose of Phase III is to continue the processing of retention requests, provide updated analysis and assist commands in the final stages of their retention efforts.
4.  Changes or updates to the initial assigned categories will be published via separate correspondence to MARFORRES. The FY24 targets are as follows:
    (a)  FY24 FTOP: 650 Marines.
    (b)  FY24 STOP: 600 Marines.
    (c)  FY24 SMCR Reenlistment: 1005 Marines.
    (d)  FY24 IRR Reenlistment: 100 Marines with MOSs per the FY24 Retention Guidelines.
    (e)  FY24 IRR interview: 300 Marines with MOSs per the FY24 Retention Guidelines.
5.  The approval of a reenlistment is first and foremost based on the desire to retain the highest quality Marines.  HQMC (RA) weighs all factors including chain of command comments, jeopardy on contract, MOS proficiency and competitiveness, and overall needs of the Marine Corps.
6.  Marines continue to make the Corps a prestigious organization by upholding the standards and traditions of the Marine Corps. As the
Service adapts with today's missions and the continually changing operating environment, Marines must remain adaptable, aggressive, and proactive in their professional development.  Maintaining a “whole Marine concept” mindset ensures that individuals remain competitive for promotion and retention. Retaining the most qualified Marines will continue to be the strength of our Corps.
7. Release authorized by Major General Karl. D. Pierson, Director, Reserve Affairs Division.//