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1 Preparing for Your Promotion Board MajGen R. L. Bailey, USMC Maj B. S Preparing for Your Promotion Board MajGen R. L. Bailey, USMC Maj B. S. Taylor, USMC
2 Agenda Authority Pre-board Actions Board Process General Info Areas of ConcernMaj TaylorThis is what we’ll be covering. We’ll address how officer promotions are provided for in law, US Code Title 10 thru to the delegation of process to the Svc Sec level. However, the real intent of the information provided is to ensure officers are aware of information sources available, poc’s to assist them in preparing for their board, and addressing areas of concern. We’ll conclude with some general information. Included in the back up slides is a one-slide primer that is useful for hip-pocket class in ensuring preparedness followed by a few slides depicting the typical board process.
3 Authority Title 10, United States Code Secretary of the Navy - Chapter 36: Promotion, Separation, & Involuntary Retirement of Officers on Active DutyChapter 1400: Promotion & Retention of Officers on the Reserve Active-Status ListSecretary of the Navy- Process “owner”MajGen BaileyUSMC/R officer promotions are provided for in law or statute as outlined in US Code Title 10. Title 10 dictates how officer promotion boards are to be conducted, the information that may be furnished to promotion boards for consideration, and board membership. This restricts the flexibility MMPR has in dealing with board members, information sharing most especially with adverse material or other information not contained in the officers official record, board member communications post-board, or contact with eligible officers. Further, it is important to note that there are no “waivers” to most of the procedures as they are based in federal statute.Lastly, Title 10 delegates the authority for the conduct of the boards down to the Secretary level, or in our case the SECNAV. Thus, all administrative proceedings having to do with promotion boards must be approved by the SECNAV as he/she is the “process owner”. The CMC only makes recommendations to the Secretary on officer promotion issues. The Secretary can and does disagree with the CMC on some issues. In a sense, we at MMPR-1 (officer Promtions) are OPCON to the SECNAV.
4 Pre-Board ActionsLet’s discuss some areas you should address prior to your board convening….
5 Promotion Board Schedule Published in MARADMINFY14 schedule: MARADMIN157/12Contains:Convening datesPersonal responsibilitiesPME Cert in OMPFPhotoComplete and Accurate recordHow & where to submit update materialAddress/Website/POC infoMaj TaylorMarAdmins’ – READ the MARADMIN’s!The first to appear each FY board year is the fiscal year board schedule published in March of each year. This document contains a wide variety of information both for those who are going to be in zone and those who aren’t and are just looking for good information on how the process works. A good amount of this information is republished with the subsequent release of each board’s convening notice message.READ this message cover to cover. Even if you’re sure you won’t be in any zone, read the message as a PME on what to expect.
6 Officer Convening Notice Published in MARADMINBy law due at 30 daysContains:Promotion zonesPersonal ResponsibilitiesDigital photosHow & where to submit update materialAddress/Website/POC infoBy law, officers must be notified of their board eligibility nlt 30 days in advance of the convening of their board. MMPR makes this notification via a Convening Notice.Zones are identified by publishing the senior in-zone officer, the junior in-zone officer and the junior below-zone officer. Everyone senior to the senior in-zone officer is considered to be above-zone. Officers are identified by Lineal Control Number (LCN). You can find your LCN either in MCTFS, or by accessing the Lineal Precedence Listing (Blue Book) on the MMPR-1 website.AGAIN - Read the MARADMINS: HQMC (MMPR-1) publishes MarAdmins that communicate everything you need to know on how to prepare your record before the board--The fiscal year board schedule MarAdmin and the board specific convening MarAdmin’s. Whether you are in-zone or not, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the information contained in each to ensure you are aware of your individual responsibilities WRT ensuring you have a complete and accurate record before the board…giving you the best opportunity for selection. The MarAdmin’s cover the convene dates of each board, zones, responsibilities, points of contact within MMSB towards updating your MBS and OMPF, which is as you may know, available on-line via MOL, photo requirements (MarAdmin 003/09)…bottom line, there is little to no excuse available to you as to why your record wasn’t up to date any longer. Keep in mind those board members are there to vote on your competitiveness for promotion relative to your peers, your record speaks volumes to that regard. Missing or conflicting data is not their responsibility to correct – it’s yours! The MarAdmin’s also addresses how to communicate to a board, submission of update material whether it be via the postal system, overnight mail, fax or . Please read the MarAdmins and take steps now to update and correct your records – waiting to just before your board is too late and may reflect in the board room.
9 Officer Precepts Board Charter SecNav Guidance Membership Selection OpportunityConfidentialitySecNav GuidanceNo Career PathSkill ShortageContinuationJoint / AcquisitionPMEAdverse InformationSelection Criteria: “Best & Fully Qualified”MajGen BaileyAs the SECANV is the “process owner” for USMC officer promotion boards, how is his/her guidance passed?The Secretary of the Navy gives instructions to the President of promotion boards via a precept. It’s His guidance to the promotion board. This guidance is derived from law, DOD and SecNav instructions, as well as guidance the Marine Corps wants passed to the boards reflective of structure requirements (i.e. skill shortages). The precept lists all the members by-name, and must match exactly the officers who actually sit on the board. The selection opportunity is expressed as a percent of the in-zone population, i.e. 90% to major, 70% to lieutenant colonel. It also echoes in both the precept ‘proper’ and the enclosure the importance of confidentiality (reinforced by the issuance of oaths) wrt disclosing the proceedings or deliberations of the board.The remainder of the precept is guidance forwarded via an enclosure. Guidance in the enclosure is fairly typical from one board to the next and provides for:-Skill Shortage: If the Marine Corps is short in a specific MOS, CMC can recommend that MOS be identified as a skill shortage MOS. Guidance in the precept only informs board members that this MOS is short, NOT that they WILL or MUST select officers in that MOS.-Joint/ Acquisition: Both of these experience areas have Title 10 promotion objectives tied to them. Objectives AREN’T goals. We can fail to meet the objectives and often times we don’t.PME: PME is NOT required for selection or promotion. You CAN get selected without being PME complete. However, being PME complete can make you more “competitive.”-Adverse Info: MUST be briefed if in a record. CAN’T be briefed if not in the record but a board member is aware.-SecNav “signature”: Paragraph each SecNav puts his own philosophy in.OVERRIDING CRITERIA: Above ALL ELSE, including skill shortages, joint and acquisition objectives, the overriding selection criteria is that the Marine Corps selects the best and most fully qualified officers.
11 Board Membership Title 10 and SECNAVINST rules MMOA-3 coordinates via MCBUL 5420Reflects the composition of the CorpsAviator/Ground Combat/CSS mixMinority/female representation50% rule for USMCR boards1 x MajGen20 x ColsMMOA coordinates board membership for officer promotion boards. There are three primary boardrooms at Harry Lee Hall that the officer section uses, 2 hold 17 members, 1 holds 21.Again, title 10 places restrictions on board membership as well. The number of members and the minimum grade of members are examples. There are other rules, such as no officer can be a board member of the same board two years in a row.The membership must reflect the diversity of the Corps. There is an air/ground mix, and minority and female representation. On Reserve promotion boards, at least 50% of the membership must be from the Reserve component.
12 Population by Zone Above Zone In Zone Below Zone Maj Taylor AZ officer have been considered by a board at least once before and not selected.IZ officers are the focus of effort for that particular boardBZ officers are generally the designated IZ population for the following year.BelowZone
13 Case Preparation What’s in a case file? GOAL1. Select to # Authorized to Select2. Best & Fully Qualified3. Majority VoteINOUTBRIEFCASEPREPFULLPREPBRIEF/ VOTEWhat’s in a case file?- MBS, OMPF, & any communication from the Officer (Letter of Rec., photo, etc.)Cases assigned randomlyTypically take minutes to prepareMaj TaylorThe first thing that boards do is prepare the cases assigned to them. This involves going through each officer’s record, and, utilizing a briefing guide tool resident in the computer application (DBR: Digital Board Room), preparing a brief based on important elements of the officer’s record. The board president may dictate a briefing sequence, so that all the briefs are standardized.Depending on the grade of the eligible officer, cases may take any where from minutes to prepare.Board members can only utilize three sources of info: OMPF, MBS, and what the officer sends in as update material. All other info is NOT ADMISSABLE in the board room.
14 Case PreparationAZIZBZFull Prep of In Zone to establish a baseline & determine CompetitivenessShort Prep of AZ, then BZ to determine Competitiveness relative to IZMaj TaylorBoard members prepare their in-zone cases first. Remember the IZ is the focus of effort. After the board has completed prepping their IZ cases, they have a sense of how competitive the IZ population is.Next, they do “short preps” on all their AZ and BZ cases. This short prep involves going through the record to determine if the officer is competitive with the general IZ population. Short preps normally take about minutes. The purpose of this stage is to determine if any AZ or BZ officer should be made a “premier case,” one that will be briefed and voted with the IZ population.
15 In/Out Voting Briefing the Above Zone & Below Zone Population GOAL1. Select to # Authorized to Select2. Best & Fully Qualified3. Majority VoteINOUTBRIEFCASEPREPFULLPREPBRIEF/ VOTEBriefing the Above Zone & Below Zone PopulationDetermine “Premier” casesShort 2-3 minute brief of AZ cases1 “Yes” Vote from any member makes you a “premier” case.- Must brief all Above Zone- Brief Below Zone by exceptionIn-Out voting is the method by which any AZ and BZ are made “premier.”It only takes one member’s vote to make a case premier.All AZ cases MUST get a brief.BZ population is normally done via a roll call vote. A board member raises his or her hand for any officer they desire to vote in. All BZ must be considered…either by roll call or exception.
16 Full Preparation Remember we did a short Prep of AZ/BZ cases? GOAL1. Select to # Authorized to Select2. Best & Fully Qualified3. Majority VoteBRIEF/ VOTEFULLPREPINOUTCASERemember we did a short Prep of AZ/BZ cases?Time is allotted to ensure Premier Cases have the same level of preparedness as In Zone casesMaj TaylorOnce the in-out session is complete, time is allotted to fully prep those premier cases to the level of the in-zone population
17 Brief/Vote Brief 8 to 10 minutes per case Vote GOAL1. Select to # Authorized to Select2. Best & Fully Qualified3. Majority VoteBRIEF/ VOTEFULLPREPINOUTCASEBrief 8 to 10 minutes per caseVote- Select to # Authorized to Select- Criteria: “Best & Fully Qualified”GENERAL BAILEY - Now that the board has a final population (composed of all IZ and those AZ and BZ officers brought in as premier), the board briefs all the cases and votesBriefing times vary by grade. The higher the grade, the longer the brief.The goal is to select to the number authorized for that board, but the members aren’t required to select to allocation. If they don’t believe there are x number of best and fully qualified eligible officers, then they don’t have to select to allocation.
19 VOTING PROCESS Voting Criteria 1ST ROUND IS ALWAYS UNINAMOUS21 – 0Board President sets voting criteria for every iteration until desired allocation is reached
20 What is Relative Value?RV is a numerical representation of how a single fitness report compares to other reports written by the same RS on Marines of the same gradeRV= TOOL that displays RS’s marking philosophyRV should be used within the context of all other information on the reportRV=Common Language that translates the RS’s Marking Philosophy (fitrep average ) by grade of Marine reported onRV Levels the playing field among RSs reporting on Marines of the same gradeMaj TaylorBefore we continue with the MBS, we should go over what the Relative Value is.The relative value is designed to provide a tool to view how a reports particular markings in the context of all of the reports written by that RS.2020
21 Below Average Performance How does RV Work?First, you must calculate the Fitrep Average.Each of 14 attributes has a value from A through H:A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4, E=5, F=6, G=7, H=Not ObservedAvg. of all observed attributes=Fitrep Averagei.e. a straight B report (28/14) = 2.0Then, you calculate the Relative Value. Which works off of a curve scaled from 80 to 100Highest=100; lowest=80; average of all reports= 90RS average (90) derived from the total value of all observed reports divided by the total number of observed reports/7=3.5RS must process at least three reports on Marines of the same grade before RV is displayed on MBSREMEMBER: Approximately Half of all observed fitreps (Sgt – LtCol) will be less than 90 RVRS Average = 3.59080100Maj TaylorYou will see here a general description of the math that goes into a Relative ValueEach reports gets an averageAll reports of that grade and RS are averagedAn RS’s highest report become the “100”The average becomes the “90”All other reports are then distributed from “80” to “100” based on their averageIt is important to remember that mathematically, about half of all fitness reports will receive an RV of less that 90Thus, 90 is not the magic numberFor those who really think about the stasBelow 90 RVdoes NOT meanBelow Average Performance
22 What do the numbers mean? Board members are always briefed that the context of the particular report is always importantRelative Value* 90 RV is not the magic #RV broken down into thirdsUpper: to 100Middle: to 93.33Lower: to 86.66Para b, “Grades are earned by the MRO’s displayed efforts and apparent results; they are not given to attain a perceived fitness report average or relative value”Maj TaylorSo after all of this math and statistics, what is important?First: the value of every report must be taken as a whole. Was the report written in 1999 when far more RS’s were giving all Bs, who is that particular report competing against?Remember, about half of all fitness reports are in the 80’s. 88 is not an below average Marine.Selection boards are shown groupings of top, middle, and lower thirdsComparative assessment break out shows where you ranked in relation to every Marine of the same grade rated by the ROs
23 Maj TaylorHere is an example of the digital board room. The summary that we are discussing can be found on the right: CLICK SLIDEAgain, this depicts a quick snapshot of where all the fitness reports fall out.GENERALLY, the more reports in the “UPPER” category of RV and the higher the number in “Below” category of CA the betterThese numbers are only an additional tool to assist the promotion board. The value of every report should be taken as a whole2323
24 AREAS OF CONCERN MajGen Bailey Now lets talk Areas of Concern, both for you as an eligible Marine, and potentially as a command representative.
25 Communication to the Board Title 10 USC, § 614 & authorizes "written communication to the board, which the officer deems relevant.”Send one version onlyMust be signed by eligible officer.Must arrive by midnight the day BEFORE the date the board convenes.Verify receipt on web-siteCan I, should I, and how should I communicate with the President of the Board?An officer’s right to communicate with a board is based in law.Material that can be submitted is what the OFFICER deems relevant, not what a board or MMPR thinks is relevant.Two Rules:-Material must come under a signed cover letter. This is to prevent material going before a board that the officer hasn’t seen. “Signed” cover letters can be originals, faxed versions, or scanned and ed. MMPR just needs the officer’s signature.-Material MUST be in MMPR’s hands before midnight the date the board convenes.THESE RULES ARE NOT NEGOTIABLE, WAIVERABLE or in any way FLEXIBLE.The only exception to information taken without a cover letter is a photo. It still must reach us before midnight the day BEFORE the board convenes.Anticipate – anticipate – anticipate. Know your record and schedule your submissions so as not to conflict w/submission deadline.
26 Tips on What to Send! Photo taken within the last 12 months Missing/Unreadable information from OMPF/MBSCopy of your latest Fitness ReportPME Cert’s for OMPF!Current Assignment/Duty StationLetters of Recommendation“Horse Blinder” IssuesMajGen BaileySo what should you send?Promotion boards only see what’s in your record and what you provide them as update material. Use this avenue to ensure your record is complete to include providing information for the period from last fit-rep to the board convene date if of significance.Take a photo. It’s the easiest thing you can do now with digital photos. Don’t give your board member a chance to wonder why you didn’t send one in. BEST way to get photo to the board is CIVIC/Cmd electronically to MMSB. Hard copy to the board as update material isn’t put into the DBR. Ensure compliance with MarAdmin 003/09.Try to avoid using update material to update your record. Send that material to MMSB and have your record appear accurate and complete in the boardroom. Use update material to provide board members the most recent information.FitRep end dates are purposely tied to promotion boards to ensure ample time is given for completion, submission and being reflected on your record. If for whatever reason it isn’t happening and your going before a board, send in a copy of your fit-rep if not reflected in your OMPF. Don’t wait till the last minute.Make sure PME certs are in your OMPF – if not then get them to the board! Simultaneously submit to MMSB for submission into your record.If you’ve just recently returned to the fleet and your MOS from a HQMC tour for example….that may not be reflected on your MBS, you may want to let the board know that information. “hey, he went to NPS, then to Manpower, now he’s back in the fleet as an Inf Bn XO”.Use letters of recommendation wisely. Letters that amplify info in your record, or that introduce new info are generally better than letters that restate info in a Section I (SNO is a good guy). I.e. Letters of Rec from an officer who has written on you carry less weight, the board will default to the performance evaluation. Letters of Rec from officers for whom you’ve never worked or supported also offer little additional weight to your record of performance. Lastly, always a lot of interest in whether or not to submit a letter of recommendation. Bottom line is they may help, but won’t hurt. Good letters are those from senior officers for whom you have worked for in some significant capacity, but haven’t written a fitness report on you previously. Less impactful letters are from those who have written on you whereby the board will more than likely default to the fitness report vice the letter, and those areas where the senior officer may know you, but can’t relay any significant action or series of tasks/responsibilities that you conducted on his behalf/in support of his mission, etc. I.e. it’s not enough for him/her to just know you and think highly of you.Reminder that the board only sees what is in the computer (OMPF/MBS) or what the officer sends in. If the information is not in those two places, the board will not be aware of it (horse blinders).NOTE: Update material does NOT become part of your record after a board adjourns. We maintain it for several months, and then destroy it. Ensure that whatever you have sent to the board also gets sent to MMSB to update your record.
27 Eligible Marines “Express Mail” Timely fitness report submission Accurate Section ADon’t GROWPhoto rules per MARADMIN 003/09PME reflected on MBS and OMPF!Request Audit of record; MMSB-31Maj TaylorLittle known fact:-“Express Mail” doesn’t come straight to us at Harry Lee Hall. It goes to the Quantico Post office first, and then they attempt delivery. You’d think that if you mailed something on Friday express mail for a Tuesday board, you’d be ok right? Well, since someone has to sign for it when they attempt delivery on Saturday it doesn’t get delivered because no one is there. If Monday is a holiday, and your board convenes on Tuesday, now we’re cutting it close. Lesson here is: SUBMIT EARLY. If you have to send something at the last minute, use or fax.-Marines, the PES says the MRO is responsible for initiating the fitrep cycle. Do your RS and RO a favor and make sure they your fitrep in a timely fashion. The timely submission of your latest fitness report is critical. Board dates are scheduled to allow ample time for your leadership to have completed RS and RO marks and comments and processing by MMSB into your OMPF prior to your boards convening IAW the order.-Know the rules for submission of photos. There are rules if you’re deployed, and rules if you’re over your ht and wt standards. A board member can view your entire history of ht/wt at a glance – you don’t help your cause, perhaps significantly impair it, if you were to go from 71” / 196 lbs to 73” / 202 lbs, etc. If your ht is changing relative to your weight, you’ve lost credibility with the board. Don’t permit them that opportunity. Ensure your photo is submitted IAW MarAdmin 003/09…and don’t grow!Make sure your PME completion certificates are IN your OMPF! It’s NOT enough to see them in MOL or on your MBS and believe you are covered. READ the FY13 board MarAdmin’s….the PME completion certificate needs to be in your OMPF “in order to constitute completion.”Anticipate…if your BZ one year, anticipate you’ll be IZ the next. Request an audit of your record from MMSB. You’ll be amazed at what they’ll be able to uncover from illegible fit-reps, missing awards, missing and unsigned/improperly signed award documentation, awards not matching photos, missing certificates, etc. They can ba huge help towards cleaning up your record and “professionalizing” it before the upcoming board. USE them.
28 Command Reps Know your Marines Timely fitness report submission Eligibility statusTimely fitness report submissionCMC White Letter 02-06: “Responsibilities for Selection Board Preparation”s/2006/02-06.pdfMaj TaylorCommander’s or any officer who has RS or RO responsibilities….most notably CO’s, XO’s, and the unit Adjutant or staff, and whoever else should be tracking fitness report submission timelines. Know where your Marines fall with regard to eligibility. When a convening notices are published, check to see if any of your Marines are eligible.RS’s and RO’s. Just like the MRO is responsible for initiating the fitrep process, you’re responsible for moving and completing it. The worst thing you can do to a Marine career-wise is to not abide by the fitrep submission schedule and cause a fitrep to be missing from the Marine’s record when he/she is before a board. We leave 90 days from the fitrep period ending dates to the date of a board convening for each grade. 90 days! That’s 60 days after the PES-directed submission date for the fitrep. And STILL we have Marines missing their most recent fitrep with their board convenes.CMC White Letter form Gen Hagee – recognizes where leaders are falling short in their obligation to abide by the guidance provided in the PES. Requests more conscientious effort to ensure themselves and subordinates comply.
29 In Summary! Familiarize yourself with the Promotion Schedule Read Convening MARADMINSEnsure OMPF & MBS are accurate & completeSubmit a Photo; Ensure IAW MARADMIN 003/09Ensure documentation of PME completion /OMPFCommunicate with the board on important issuesMake sure the Promotion Branch received info
30 OFFICERS BOARD PREP BE PREPARED Arrange For Audit Of Your Record W/MMSB In AdvanceREAD THE MARADMIN’s (“Board Schedule” & “Convening”)Convene DatesPromotion ZonesInstructions On Ordering/Updating Record (Viewable on MOL)How And Where To Submit Update MaterialHow To Communicate W/The BoardAREAS OF CONCERNTimely Fitness Report Submissions to MMSB (Into OMPF) vs MMPR (As Update Material)Ensure Photos IAW MarAdmin 003/09PME: Completion Certificate Must Be Present In OMPFLetters Of Recommendation…”May Help, Won’t Hurt”YOUR PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE A COMPLETE & ACCURATE RECORD IS BEFORE THE BOARDBe Prepared: Don’t wait until you find out you are in-zone for a promotion board before you take action to update, correct and/or complete your record. This should be done minimally annually and upon any change in status to ensure it remains up to date. Highly recommend at least a year out from your board, perhaps you see your below-zone, to contact MMSB and request an audit of your record. Many folks have done this to discover that had 15, 20 or upwards to 40+ documents missing from their record, to include fitness reports deemed unreadable that would need to be replaced. Again, don’t wait till May/June before your board to do this as correcting/updating record can take time.Read the MARADMINS: HQMC (MMPR-1) publishes MarAdmins that communicate everything you need to know on how to prepare your record before the board--The fiscal year board schedule MarAdmin and the board specific convening MarAdmin’s. Whether you are in-zone or not, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the information contained in each to ensure you are aware of your individual responsibilities WRT ensuring you have a complete and accurate record before the board…giving you the best opportunity for selection. The MarAdmin’s cover the convene dates of each board, zones, responsibilities, points of contact within MMSB towards updating your MBS and OMPF, which is as you may know, available on-line via MOL, photo requirements (MarAdmin 003/09)…bottom line, there is little to no excuse available to you as to why your record wasn’t up to date any longer. Keep in mind those board members are there to vote on your competitiveness for promotion relative to your peers, your record speaks volumes to that regard. Missing or conflicting data is not their responsibility to correct – it’s yours! The MarAdmin’s also addresses how to communicate to a board, submission of update material whether it be via the postal system, overnight mail, fax or . Please read the MarAdmins and take steps now to update and correct your records – waiting to just before your board is too late and may reflect in the board room.Areas of concern. First, Fitness reports: is the timely submission of your latest fitness report is critical. Board dates are scheduled to allow ample time for your leadership to have completed RS and RO marks and comments and processing by MMSB into your OMPF prior to your boards convening IAW the order. Secondly, is the Photo. Ensure your photo is submitted IAW MarAdmin 003/09…and don’t grow! A board member can view your entire history of ht/wt at a glance – you don’t help your cause, perhaps significantly impair it, if you were to go from 71” / 196 lbs to 73” / 202 lbs, etc. Lastly, always a lot of interest in whether or not to submit a letter of recommendation. Bottom line is they may help, but won’t hurt. Good letters are those from senior officers for whom you have worked for in some significant capacity, but haven’t written a fitness report on you previously. Less impactful letters are from those who have written on you whereby the board will more than likely default to the fitness report vice the letter, and those areas where the senior officer may know you, but can’t relay any significant action or series of tasks/responsibilities that you conducted on his behalf/in support of his mission, etc. I.e. it’s not enough for him/her to just know you and think highly of you.BOTTOM LINE - It’s your personal responsibility to ensure you have a complete and accurate record before the board. Its failure to be so may reflect poorly upon you. Don’t count on the briefer to submit the necessary Discrepancy Notices either to update your record. More than ever before with the ease of access to your record, most notably via MOL, they are less inclined to pursue DN’s for information they rightfully know was your responsibility to have in the record. They are not there to fulfill what is rightfully your responsibility.
31 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Q: If I’m in the above zone, does a letter from a GO/FO guarantee that my case as premier?A: NO. Many factors go into consideration to determine a premier case.MajGen Bailey
32 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Q: If I miss the deadline to mail material to the board, what can I do?A: Depends on what it is. Communication/Letters to the board will not get in to the Board Room after the deadline published in the MARADMIN…HOWEVER…Maj TaylorNormally, letters and other communications to the board will not get in after the published deadline; however, FITREPS, PME CERTIFICATES…ETC can still be sent to MMSB during the 1st week of the board. Records are still be pushed the 1st 5 days of the board. Additionally, descrepancy notices (DN) are sent to board support to get the information.
34 Tools Officer Promotion Video on MarineNet OMPF Online via MOL MCO C: MARCORPROMMAN, VOL 1, OFFPROMMCO F: PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEMBeyond the precepts, MarAdmin’s, what else is our there?The officer promotion video is now available for viewing via MarineNet. There is also an enlisted promotion video, which I recommend, as well as a good video from MMSB on relative value and the fitrep system.OMPF online is available now. I.e. your able to view your OMPF and it via the web, vice getting a CD in the mail.Orders serve as additional references.
35 Points of Contact Mailing Address for Promotion Boards: President FY1X USMC/R (rank) Selection BoardHarry Lee Hall17 Lejeune RdQuantico, Va 22134Officer Promotion (MMPR-1):Comm: (703) /4/5/6DSN:Officer Counseling & Evaluation Section (MMOA-4)Comm: (703) /2/3 orPolicy and Research Unit (MMSB-31)Comm: (703) / 3997