MARADMINS : 393/16
R 021430Z Aug 16
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MP//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2017 SQUAD LEADER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM GUIDANCE//
REF/A/MSGID: MSG/CMC PP&O/YMD: 20150304//
REF/B/MSGID: MSG/CMC M&RA/YMD: 20150810//
REF/C/MSGID: DOC/CMC TECOM/YMD: 20160701//
REF/D/MSGID: DOC/CMC MMEA/YMD: 20100908//
REF/E/MSGID: MSG/CMC M&RA/YMD: 20160707//
NARR/REF A IS MARADMIN 101/15, SQUAD LEADER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM POLICIES AND PROCEDURES PILOT PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT MESSAGE REF B IS MARADMIN 393/15, FY16 SQUAD LEADER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM EXECUTION GUIDANCE. REF C IS NAVMC 1200.1B, MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES (MOS) MANUAL. REF D IS MCO 1040.31, ENLISTED RETENTION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT. REF E IS MCBUL 7220. FISCAL YEAR 2017(FY17) SELECTIVE RETENTION BONUS (SRB) PROGRAM AND FY17 BROKEN SERVICE SRB (BSSRB) PROGRAM.//
POC/MAJ GUNNAR SPAFFORD/ ENLISTED PLANS SECTION/M&RA/MPP-20/TEL: 703-432-9362/EMAIL: GUNNAR.SPAFFORD@USMC.MIL//
POC/MGYSGT JUSTIN AIKEN/INFANTRY OCCUPATIONAL FIELD SPECIALIST/PP&O/POG30/TEL: 703-697-4036/EMAIL: JUSTIN.AIKEN@USMC.MIL//
POC/CAPT GEOFFREY CHAPMAN/INFANTRY STANDARDS BRANCH, MAGTF TRAINING AND EDUCATION STANDARDS DIVISION/TECOM/C466/TEL: 703-784-1348/EMAIL: GEOFFREY.CHAPMAN@USMC.MIL//
POC/LTCOL MICHAEL MOTLEY/HEAD, ENLISTED RETENTION SECTION/M&RA/MMEA-1/TEL: 703-432-9120/EMAIL: MICHAEL.MOTLEY@USMC.MIL//
POC/LTCOL DAN MICKLIS/HEAD, ENLISTED MONITOR SECTION/M&RA/MMEA-2/TEL: 703-784-9948/EMAIL: DANIEL.MICKLIS@USMC.MIL//
POC/LTCOL GORDON MILLER/INFANTRY ADVOCATE/PP&O/POG30/TEL: 703-614-4300/EMAIL: GORDON.D.MILLER@USMC.MIL//
POC/GS-14 HECTOR DUENEZ/DEPUTY MMIB/M&RA/MMIB-1/TEL: 703-784-9230/EMAIL: HECTOR.DUENEZ@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. In order to ensure common understanding of the policies supporting Squad Leader Development Program (SLDP), this MARADMIN reiterates and promulgates guidance, intent, and solicits nominations for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) SLDP. References (a) and (b) are hereby cancelled; this MARADMIN serves as the primary policy document for SLDP.
2. Program Intent. The SLDP is the program to identify and retain Infantry Marines capable of serving as squad leaders in the future operating environment for missions across the range of military operations. The program targets junior infantry leaders who exhibit excellence, leadership, maturity, and natural talent at the small unit level.
3. Program Overview.
a. All active component infantry NCOs with the primary military occupational specialty (PMOS) of 0311, 0331, 0341, 0351, and 0352 are eligible to apply for SLDP.
b. SLDP retains the dual program option of an Operational Force (OpFor) track and a Combat Instructor (CI) track.
(1) OpFor track Marines will attend the Infantry Small Unit Leader’s Course (ISULC), Sergeants Course (Sgts Crs), and be assigned to the OpFor as an Infantry Squad Leader.
(2) CI track Marines will attend ISULC, Sgts Crse, and CIS followed by an abbreviated (30 month) CI tour in an 0913 billet. CI track Marines will be considered for billets within SOI, MWTC, TBS, WTBn-Q, and SERE based on billet availability. Upon completion of the CI tour the Marine will be assigned to the OpFor as an Infantry Squad Leader.
4. Commander Responsibilities.
a. In order to sustain readiness and small unit leadership in the OpFor, commanders should encourage Corporals and Sergeants who exhibit superior attributes to make a lateral move (Lat Move) into PMOS 0365. Commanding Generals will establish internal processes and procedures to ensure the identification of the most qualified nominees.
b. The established FY17 submission goal is 100 SLDP packages. The submission goals are allocated across the specified commands. Provided allocations are not a cap and commands can submit all qualified applicants.
(1) OPERATING FORCES
(a) 1st MarDiv: 45
(b) 2nd MarDiv: 33
(c) 3rd MarDiv: 7
(d) MARINE CORPS SECURITY FORCES: 5
(e) CBIRF: 1
(2) SUPPORTING ESTABLISHMENT
(a) TECOM: 5
(b) MCICOM: 2
(c) MARINE CORPS BARRACKS 8TH & I: 2
c. Upon completion of PMOS requirements designated in ref (c), commanders will ensure proper PMOS reporting into MCTFS and complete the appropriate administrative actions.
5. Applicant Attributes.
a. Recognized leadership. SLDP applicant motivates subordinates to perform at the highest levels through initiative, enthusiasm, MOS proficiency and personal example.
b. Performance. SLDP applicant produces results that surpass expectations and creates immediate impacts wherever assigned; demonstrates ability to think critically and operate autonomously.
c. Intellect. SLDP applicant has demonstrated ability to solve complex problems despite friction and anticipate mission requirements to formulate viable solutions.
6. Program Requirements.
a. Applicants must be an active duty Corporal or Sergeant at the time of application with between 3 and 6 years of service. Director Manpower Management (Dir, MM) possesses authority to issue waivers to Corporals with less than 3 years time-in-service (TIS) who are not First Term Alignment Program (FTAP) eligible for the current Fiscal Year and to Marines exceeding 6 years TIS for OpFor track only.
b. Applicants must have completed one of the following infantry training courses. Marines currently attending these courses are eligible to apply. Lack of completion is not waiverable.
(1) Advanced Infantry Marine (M03M3X4, M10M3X2, or M21M3X1).
(2) Advanced Machinegun (M03H6A4 or M10H6A2).
(3) Advanced Mortar Marine (M03H5H4 or M10H5H2).
(4) Advanced Assault Marine (M03MUS4 or M10MUS2).
(5) Advanced Anti-Tank Missile Gunner (M03MUR4 or M10MUR2).
(6) Scout Sniper Basic Course (M0381Z4, M081Z2, or M0281Z9).
c. Applicants must have completed all Professional Military Education (PME) requirements for the rank of Corporal. Marines currently attending the resident course may apply. Lack of completion is not waiverable.
d. Applicants must meet all prerequisites listed for PMOS 0365 in ref (c) (MOS Manual) and retention prerequisites per ref (d) (Enlisted Retention and Career Development). For Corporals, the rank and Sergeants Course distance education program requirements are waived for the school checklists.
e. Corporals that have 1 year TIG and accept the Lat Move to PMOS 0365 will be promoted to Sergeant the first day of the month following acceptance per the current intended MOS (IMOS) promotion policy published each Fiscal Year by CMC (MMPR-2). The Commanders of Corporals applying for SLDP with less than 1 year TIG can request a TIG waiver, for up to 4 months, for promotion to Sergeant. Subsequently, the Marine must complete resident Sergeants Course and ISULC to attain the 0365 PMOS.
f. Marines requesting the OpFor track must have at least 24 months of obligated service remaining.
g. For the CI track, the applicants must qualify for assignment to attend at Combat Instructor School (CIS) in accordance with the Special Duty Assignment (SDA) checklist. Marines requesting the Combat Instructor (CI) track will be required to have 48 months obligated service.
h. Marines who are currently serving as Combat Instructors (CI) (0913 MOS) and apply for SLDP must be able to complete ISULC and Sergeants Course by their 30th month of their CI tour to apply for SLDP.
7. Coordinating Instructions.
a. Applications are due NLT 1 Dec 16 for SLDP indicating OpFor or CI track. Applications received after 1 Dec as a result of operational requirements will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Marines will submit their AA form application via TFRS through the first Commanding General in their chain of command. An example of the SLDP AA form can be found at http:(slash)(slash)www.hqmc.marines.mil(slash)ppo(slash)unithome(slash)sldp.aspx.
b. Marines in the current fiscal year retention cohort will submit for reenlistment and Lat Move to CMC (MMEA-1) via the chain-of-command. Marines not within the current fiscal year retention cohort can submit for SLDP via an extension of current contract in conjunction with a LatMove request to CMC (MMEA-1) via the chain-of-command. However, those Marines not within the current fiscal year retention cohort are not eligible for an SRB in accordance with ref (e) which details SRBP specifics for PMOS 0365.
c. Acceptance into SLDP disqualifies the Marine from submitting any other Lat Move requests. Additionally, during assignment to SLDP, Marines will be excluded from further M&RA special duty assignment screening efforts until within one year of completion of their initial SLDP assignment. Marines are encouraged to coordinate with their monitor for follow-on assignments.
d. Infantry NCOs who have previously completed ISULC and/or Sergeants Course and otherwise meet the requirements for the 0365 PMOS contained in ref (c) (MOS Manual) are encouraged to apply.
e. Upon approval by M&RA, a naval message from PP&O will announce the Marines selected for SLDP, their track, and their school dates. Marines executing the CI track will execute Sergeants Course and ISULC (if not already completed), prior to attending CIS.
f. Marines are encouraged to contact their unit career planner, Operations Chief, Sergeant Major, or commander for specific questions regarding SLDP. Additional points of contact are listed at the top of this MARADMIN.
g. This MARADMIN is applicable to the active component only.
8. This MARADMIN is cancelled 30 September 2017.
9. Release authorized by LtGen M. A. Brilakis, Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.//