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Marine Corps Installations West

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
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COMMANDANT APPROVED UPDATED REENLISTMENT PROCEDURES

Date Signed: 5/5/2011
MARADMINS  Number: 273/11

R 051327Z MAY 11
UNCLASSIFIED//
MARADMIN 273/11
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/COMMANDANT APPROVED UPDATED REENLISTMENT PROCEDURES//
REF/A/ 35TH CMC COMMANDANT'S PLANNING GUIDANCE//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/ CMC MMEA/YMD:20100908//
NARR/REF A IS THE COMMANDANT'S PLANNING GUIDANCE. REF B IS MCO 1040.31,
ENLISTED RETENTION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT MANUAL.//
POC/M. L. LANDREE/LTCOL/HQMC (MMEA-6) / - /TEL: 703-784-9002/EMAIL: MICHAEL.
LANDREE@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/TASK 1. IN ACCORDANCE WITH REF A, THE GOAL OF RETENTION IS
TO RETAIN THE MOST QUALIFIED INSTEAD OF THE "FIRST TO VOLUNTEER," WHILE
MEETING MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS. THE PURPOSE OF THIS MARADMIN IS TO ANNOUNCE
NEW REENLISTMENT PROCEDURES APPROVED BY THE COMMANDANT. THE MARINE CORPS IS
RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT MARINES ARE LED BY THE BEST MARINES OUR CORPS
CAN PROVIDE AND, TO THAT END, THE REENLISTMENT PROCESS IS AMENDED TO ASSIST
LEADERS IN IDENTIFYING THOSE MARINES WHO HAVE EXCELLED IN RELATION TO THEIR
PEERS AND PROVIDE FOR HIGHER COMPETITION IN REENLISTING. THE FOLLOWING FOUR
INITIATIVES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED:
A. EXPANDED SUBMISSION TIMEFRAME. THE SUBMISSION TIME FOR REENLISTMENT
REQUESTS WILL INCREASE TO 90 DAYS BEGINNING 1 JULY AND ENDING 30 SEPTEMBER
BEFORE HQMC WILL COMMENCE FAST FILLING MOS BOARDS. THIS WILL ALLOW A
GREATER OPPORTUNITY FOR MARINES TO SUBMIT FOR REENLISTMENT.
B. COMMANDER'S EVALUATION. FOR FY 12, THE COMMANDERS'RECOMMENDATION WILL
CHANGE FROM THE TRADITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO A TIERED EVALUATION SYSTEM.
A COUNSELING/MENTORING TOOL IS BEING DEVELOPED WITHIN THE TOTAL FORCE
RETENTION SYSTEM WHICH COMPARES A MARINE AGAINST OTHER MARINES WITHIN THEIR
YEAR GROUP AND MOS. THIS TOOL WILL ASSIST COMMANDERS AND LEADERS IN
EVALUATIONS BOTH DURING THE REENLISTMENT PROCESS AND ONE TO TWO YEARS PRIOR
TO REENLISTMENT. COMMANDERS AND LEADERS WITHIN THE CHAIN OF COMMAND WILL
HAVE ACCESS TO THIS EVALUATION TOOL THROUGH THEIR CAREER PLANNERS. A SYSTEM
UPGRADE TO TFRS WILL ENABLE THIS CAPABILITY AND IS SCHEDULED TO BE
AVAILABLE JUNE 2011. A DESCRIPTION OF THE FOUR TIERS FOLLOWS:
(1) TIER 1/EMINENTLY QUALIFIED MARINE - DOES SUPERIOR WORK IN ALL DUTIES.
EVEN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT OR UNUSUAL ASSIGNMENTS CAN BE GIVEN WITH FULL
CONFIDENCE THAT THEY WILL BE HANDLED IN A THOROUGHLY COMPETENT MANNER.
DEMONSTRATES POSITIVE EFFECT ON OTHERS BY EXAMPLE AND PERSUASION.
(2) TIER 2/HIGHLY COMPETITIVE MARINE - DOES EXCELLENT WORK IN ALL REGULAR
DUTIES, BUT NEEDS ASSISTANCE IN DEALING WITH EXTREMELY DIFFICULT OR UNUSUAL
ASSIGNMENTS. DEMONSTRATES RELIABILITY, GOOD INFLUENCE, SOBRIETY, OBEDIENCE,
AND INDUSTRY.
(3) TIER 3/COMPETITIVE MARINE - CAN BE DEPENDED UPON TO DISCHARGE REGULAR
DUTIES THOROUGHLY AND COMPETENTLY BUT USUALLY NEEDS ASSISTANCE IN DEALING
WITH PROBLEMS NOT OF A ROUTINE NATURE.
(4) TIER 4/BELOW AVERAGE MARINE - MAY OR MAY NOT MEET MINIMUM STANDARDS.
C. TARGETED REENLISTMENT. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, MARINES WILL BE IDENTIFIED
FOR AND OFFERED LATERAL MOVES BASED UPON AN EVALUATION OF THEIR RECORD TO
HIGHLY TECHNICAL MOS(S) WHICH THE MARINE CORPS HAS A DIFFICULTY IN FILLING.
THESE HIGH DEMAND/LOW DENSITY MOS(S) ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THE OPERATING FORCES
TO OPERATE EFFECTIVELY.
D. QUALITY MARINE IDENTIFICATION. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, COMMANDING
GENERALS CAN SOLICIT REENLISTMENT APPROVAL FROM HQMC ABOVE BOATSPACE
ALLOCATIONS FOR QUALIFIED MARINES. REQUESTS WILL BE PROCESSED BY COMMANDING
GENERAL'S WAIVERS TO HQMC THROUGH NORMAL ROUTING CHAINS.
2. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY LTGEN R. E. MILSTEAD JR, DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR
MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT.//