Date Signed: 2/8/2024 | MARADMINS Number: 062/24
MARADMINS : 062/24

R 081100Z FEB 24
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  Purpose.  The purpose of this MARADMIN is to solicit nominees for the National Security Agency (NSA) Cryptologic Internship Programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025.  Nominations are due to the point of contact (POC) no later than 29 February 2024.  Paragraph 9 details procedures for submission.
2.  Background.  The NSA Cryptologic Internship Programs bring national-level Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) expertise to Marine Corps operating forces by providing in-depth training to active-duty Occupational Field 26XX enlisted Marines via an intensive three-year internship within the NSA enterprise.  These programs are designed to give participants in-depth knowledge and skills in cryptologic analysis, intelligence production disciplines, and national/tactical SIGINT operations.  Marines who participate will increase their knowledge in multiple SIGINT disciplines, enhance their understanding of how SIGINT supports the intelligence community, and gain essential Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) skills and experience not normally gained in other career developmental training venues.
3.  Execution.  The following cryptologic programs are available:
(read:  Program/Qualifying MOS/Intended ranks/Program purpose).
3.a.  Middle Enlisted Cryptologic Career Advancement Program/2621, 2631, 2641, 2629/Sergeant (Sgt) through Staff Sergeant/designed to provide cryptologic specialists with individually tailored training based on the respective service needs and individual backgrounds through the completion of multiple diverse tours across a variety NSA operations while also completing coursework from the National Cryptologic University.
3.b.  Military Signals Analysis Program (MSAP)/2621/Corporal (Cpl) through Sgt/designed to develop advanced cryptologic signals analysts.  Marines applying for the MSAP program must complete Course Identification (CID) N2312J1 (451/461) prior to arrival or possess the equivalent intermediate signals analysis experience.
3.c.  Military Intern SIGINT Analyst Program/2621, 2631, 2641 Cpl-Sgt designed to develop highly skilled SIGINT analysts.
3.d.  Military Operational Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) Signals Analyst Program (MOSAP)/2631/Cpl-Sgt/designed to develop highly skilled operational ELINT analysts.  Marines applying for the MOSAP program must complete OperationaL ELINT course CID N23CWD1 prior to arrival or possess the equivalent intermediate ELINT experience.
3.e.  Military Language Analyst Program (MLAP)/2641/Cpl-Sgt/designed to develop advanced cryptologic language analysts.  Marines applying for the MLAP program must have a minimum Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) score of Listening 2/Reading 2 in their assigned 27XX language.
4.  Program selectees will report to Headquarters Company, Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion (MCSB) (MCC:  J39), Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, for duty during the fourth quarter FY 24 with one exception:  the selectees for MOSAP will report to Company A, MCSB (MCC:  JB9), Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado during fourth quarter FY 24.Colorado
5.  Marines selected for these programs will incur a six year service obligation (three years in the internship and a three year follow-on assignment).  The six-year service obligation is designed to allow at least one follow-on tour to the operating forces upon completion of the internship.  If selected, nominees will be required to provide a page 11 entry to the selection panel stating acknowledgement of the appropriate obligated service requirement. Selectees must incur the obligated service prior to detachment from their current command.
6.  Applicants must have at least two years on station by 1 July 2024 for Continental United States (CONUS) commands, and three years on station by 1 July 2024 for Outside CONUS commands.  Applicants may not have less than four years of service or more than 14 years of service as of 1 July 2024.
7.  Marines selected will have the opportunity to attend formal schools and perform internships at organizations within the NSA Enterprise.  Upon graduation, Marines are considered subject matter experts in their respective cryptologic skill program.  All military language analyst programs are designed to enhance crypto-linguistic skills through advanced formal training and operational assignments.
8.  Applications must include the following:
8.a.  Name, Rank, Department of Defense Identification number, MOS(s).
8.b.  Date of birth.
8.c.  Armed Forces Active Duty Base Date.
8.d.  Time in Grade.
8.e.  Physical Fitness Test and Combat Fitness Test results and dates taken.
8.f.  Command e-mail address.
8.g.  Program(s) applying for (in priority order).
8.h.  Educational background:
8.h.1.  Professional Military Education:
8.h.1.a.  Nonresident - include name of course/year completed.
8.h.1.b.  Resident - include name of course/year completed.
8.h.2.  Military/Governmental:
8.h.2.a.  General military training - include name of course/Grade Point Average (GPA)/year completed.
8.h.2.b.  Cryptologic training - same info as above.
8.h.3.  Civilian:
8.h.3.a.  High school - include:  school name, place, GPA.
8.h.3.b.  Undergraduate classes or degree - include:  institution attended/course name/course id/grade/credits earned/degree earned.
8.h.3.c.  Graduate classes or degree (same info as above).
8.i.  DLPT score and date taken.
8.j.  Cryptologic duties:  chronologically listed - including two to three lines describing primary cryptologic duties - unclassified information only.
8.k.  Favorable material:  include personal awards and up to three letters of recommendation.
8.l.  Page 11 entries with obligated service requirement statement.
9.  Nomination packages must be generated in Naval letter format with O-5 level command endorsement.  Nomination packages may be submitted electronically (preferred) or by hard copy.  Electronic packages must be submitted by the units final endorsing authority as an ADOBE Acrobat (.pdf) file to the Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) Information Intelligence Strategy and Policy Branch (IIS) POC (  Hard copy packages must be submitted to HQMC Intelligence Division.  Packages must be received no later than 29 February 2024.  Mailing address as follows:
WASHINGTON, DC 20350-3000
10.  A sample nomination package is located at the following link https:(slash)(slash)
11.  All applicants must notify the 2600 Enlisted Assignments Monitor (Master Sergeant (MSgt) Benjamin Britten) and the 2600 Occupational Field Specialist (MSgt Matthew Duvall) prior to submitting their nomination packages to this headquarters.
12.  Upon receipt of a nomination package, an e-mail will be sent to the originating command by HQMC/IIS acknowledging receipt and providing status of the nomination package.
13.  Commands requesting an extension to the application deadline due to operational commitments must do so prior to 20 February 2024.
14.  Program selectees will be notified by MARADMIN.
15.  Direct all questions to MARADMIN POCs.
16.  Release authorized by LtGen Matthew G. Glavy, Headquarters Marine Corps, Deputy Commandant for Information.//