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INITIAL LAT MOVE OPPORTUNITY FOR MARSOC CRITICAL SKILLS OPERATOR AND PRIMARY MOS 0372 ESTABLISHMENT GUIDANCE

Date Signed: 3/29/2011
MARADMINS Number: 202/11

R 291313Z MAR 11
UNCLASSIFIED//
MARADMIN 202/11
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP//
SUBJ/INITIAL LAT MOVE OPPORTUNITY FOR MARSOC CRITICAL SKILLS OPERATOR  AND PRIMARY MOS 0372 ESTABLISHMENT GUIDANCE//
REF/A/DOC/JAN 2011 EOS BRIEF/-/-//
REF/B/DOC/MARADMIN 410-10/-/-//
NARR/REF A IS CMC DECISION TO APPROVE PMOS FROM THE JANUARY 2011 EXECUTIVE OFF SITE. REF B IS THE MARADMIN ANNOUNCING RESERVE ENLISTED OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN U.S. MARINE CORPS FORCES, SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND (MARSOC)//
POC/C. L. FITZGERALD/CIV/MPP-50/-/TEL:DSN 278-9370 /EMAIL:CHERYL.L.FITZGERALD@USMC.MIL/ P.W. KOENEMAN/MAJ/MPP-50/-/ TEL:DSN 278-9370 /EMAIL:PETER.KOENEMAN@USMC.MIL//
H.J. DUENEZ/CIV/HEAD MMEA-1/-/TEL: DSN 278-9230/EMAIL: HECTOR.DUENEZ@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  BACKGROUND.  CMC APPROVED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PMOS FOR CRITICAL SKILL OPERATORS (CSO).  THIS ALLOWS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A STRATEGY THAT FACILITATES MANAGEMENT OF SOF SKILLS, STANDARDIZED TRAINING, RETENTION, PROMOTIONS, INCENTIVES,ACCOUNTABILITY AND CAREER PROGRESSION. THE NEW MOS WILL BECOME EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2011.
2. PURPOSE.  THE PURPOSE OF THIS MARADMIN IS TO ESTABLISH SUBMISSION GUIDANCE FOR LATERAL MOVEMENT TO PMOS 0372.
3. DISCUSSION.  DC M-RA'S INTENT IS TO ALLOW AS MANY CURRENT CRITICAL SKILL OPERATORS TO LATERALLY MOVE INTO THE NEW MOS AS POSSIBLE.  MARINE CRITICAL SKILL OPERATORS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO REQUEST CONSIDERATION FOR THIS INITIAL LATERAL MOVEMENT OPPORTUNITY.  CONVERTING TO PMOS 0372 IS CONTINGENT UPON A SUCCESSFUL ELIGIBILITY SCREENING AND CURRENT MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS. WHILE THE GOAL IS TO ALLOW AS MANY CURRENT CRITICAL SKILL OPERATORS AS POSSIBLE TO LATERALLY MOVE INTO THE NEW MOS, SOME REQUESTS WILL BE DENIED IF APPROVAL WOULD ADVERSELY AFFECT FUTURE PROMOTION OPPORTUNITIES. THIS IS THE SAME ACTION TAKEN FOR ANY NEWLY CREATED OR CHANGED PMOS.
4. PREREQUISITES/ELIGIBILITY.  MARINES APPLYING WILL BE SCREENED FOR ELIGIBILITY BY COMMARSOC.  THE INITIAL LATERAL MOVE OPPORTUNITY TO THE 0372 MOS IS OPEN TO MARINES, SERGEANT THROUGH MASTER GUNNERY SERGEANT.  CORPORALS MAY APPLY AND IF SELECTED WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR PROMOTION ONCE MOS DESIGNATION AND MINIMUM TIS/TIG REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET AND THE MARINE IS RECOMMENDED FOR PROMOTION.  LANCE CORPORALS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AND MAY NOT APPLY FOR THE CRITICAL SKILLS OPERATOR 0372 PMOS.
5. APPLICATION PROCESS.
   A. FOR MARINES CURRENTLY ASSIGNED TO MARSOC. COMMARFORSOC WILL HOLD A SELECTION BOARD FOR MARINES CURRENTLY ASSIGNED TO MARSOC THAT ELECT TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE 0372 PMOS LATERAL MOVE. COMMARFORSOC WILL COMPLETE ALL SELECTION BOARDS NLT 15 APR 2011. WHILE THE PMOS IS FOR SGT THROUGH MASTER GUNNERY SERGEANT, CORPORALS MAY APPLY BUT WILL BE ASSIGNED 0372 AS THEIR INTENDED MOS UNTIL PROMOTED TO SERGEANT.
   B. FOR MARINES NOT CURRENTLY ASSIGNED TO MARSOC. MARINES EXTERNAL TO MARSOC THAT HAVE PREVIOUSLY SERVED AS A CRITICAL SKILLS OPERATOR (CSO) WITHIN MARSOF MAY ALSO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE PMOS.  ALL VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A LATERAL MOVE REQUEST.  ALL EXTERNAL REQUESTS FOR A LATERAL MOVE TO PMOS 0372 SHOULD FORWARD A LATERAL MOVE REQUEST VIA THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND TO DC M-RA (MM DIVISION).  COMMARFORSOC MONITOR WILL COORDINATE COMMARFORSOC LATERAL MOVE RECOMMENDATIONS TO DC M-RA FOR APPROVAL.
6. MOS ASSIGNMENT.  MARINES SELECTED FOR LATERAL MOVEMENT TO THE NEW MOS WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA NAVAL MESSAGE.  THOSE MARINES APPROVED FOR THE INITIAL LATERAL MOVE WILL HAVE THEIR PMOS CONVERTED TO 0372 VIA MCTFS BY DC, M-RA (MM DIVISION) EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2011. NO ACTION NEEDS TO BE TAKEN BY THEIR LOCAL COMMANDS.
7. NON SELECTION.  MARINES CURRENTLY SERVING IN CRITICAL SKILLS OPERATOR BILLETS NEITHER ELECTING TO LATERAL MOVE NOR SELECTED FOR PMOS 0372 WILL COMPLETE THEIR MARSOC TOUR CONTROL FACTOR REQUIREMENT PRIOR TO BEING RETURNED TO A BILLET IN THEIR ORIGINAL PMOS.
8. MOS MANAGEMENT.  AFTER THE INITIAL LATERAL MOVE RESULTS HAVE BEEN RELEASED, MANAGEMENT OF THE 0372 MOS TO INCLUDE ALL LATERAL MOVE APPROVALS, PROMOTION, RETENTION, AND BONUS PLANS WILL BE MADE BY DC, M-RA.
9. THIS MARADMIN IS APPLICABLE TO THE TOTAL FORCE.
10. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY (SES) MR. M. F. APPLEGATE, DIRECTOR, MANPOWER PLANS AND POLICY DIVISION.//