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CHANGE TO RESERVE DISTANCE LEARNING POLICY

Date Signed: 7/1/2015
MARADMINS Number: 316/15

R 011453Z JUL 15
MARADMIN 316/15
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA RA//
SUBJ/CHANGE TO RESERVE DISTANCE LEARNING POLICY//
REF/A/DODI 1215.21/YMD: 20141010//
REF/B/MCO 1001R.1K/YMD: 20090322//
REF/C/MCO 1900.16/YMD: 20131126//
NARR/REF A IS THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INSTRUCTION FOR RESERVE COMPONENT (RC) USE OF ELECTRONIC-BASED DISTRIBUTED LEARNING METHODS FOR TRAINING. REF B IS THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT MANUAL (MCRAMM). REF C IS THE SEPARATION AND RETIREMENT MANUAL (MARCORSEPMAN).//
POC/E. J. WUNDERLICH/MAJ/CMC(RAP)/-/TEL: 703-784-9138//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHANGES CODIFIED IN THE RELEASE OF REF A, THE PURPOSE OF THIS MARADMIN IS TO ANNOUNCE A POLICY CHANGE TO THE RESERVE RETIREMENT POINT RATIO FOR COMPLETING DISTANCE LEARNING MILITARY COURSES.
2. BACKGROUND. AS ESTABLISHED IN REFERENCES B AND C, RESERVE MARINES HAVE PREVIOUSLY EARNED ONE RESERVE RETIREMENT POINT FOR EVERY THREE HOURS OF DISTANCE LEARNING MILITARY STUDY.
3. POLICY CHANGE. RESERVE MARINES COMPLETING DISTANCE LEARNING MILITARY COURSES BEFORE 30 SEPTEMBER 2015 WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE RETIREMENT POINTS BASED ON THE ONE TO THREE RATIO. EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2015, RESERVE MARINES COMPLETING DISTANCE LEARNING MILITARY COURSES WILL EARN ONE RESERVE RETIREMENT POINT FOR EVERY FOUR HOURS OF STUDY, REGARDLESS OF THE COURSE ENROLLMENT DATE.
4. GUIDANCE. REFERENCES B AND C WILL BE REVISED TO REFLECT THIS POLICY CHANGE.
5. THIS MESSAGE IS APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE.
6. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY COL R. T. TOBIN, DIRECTOR, RESERVE AFFAIRS DIVISION, ACTING.//