TEMPORARY CHANGE TO THE MARINE CORPS POLICY CONCERNING
THE CONTINUATION OF REGULAR TWICE PASSED MAJORS AND
CAPTAINS
Date S...
MAJORS (AND THOSE TWICE PASSED CAPTAINS WITH OVER 15
YEARS OF SERVICE) BEING SELECTED FOR CONTINUATION UNTIL
RETIREMENT EL...
FOR, EARLY RETIREMENT MUST RETIRE NO LATER THAN THE FIRST
DAY OF THE SEVENTH CALENDAR MONTH BEGINNING AFTER THE
MONTH IN W...
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MARADMIN 401/13 Temporary Change to the Marine Corps Policy Concerning Twice Passed Majors and Captains

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Marine Corps will not automatically allow twice-passed over Majors continuation to 20-year retirement.

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MARADMIN 401/13 Temporary Change to the Marine Corps Policy Concerning Twice Passed Majors and Captains

  1. 1. TEMPORARY CHANGE TO THE MARINE CORPS POLICY CONCERNING THE CONTINUATION OF REGULAR TWICE PASSED MAJORS AND CAPTAINS Date Signed: 8/13/2013 MARADMINS Active Number: 401/13 R 131508Z AUG 13 UNCLASSIFIED/ MARADMIN 401/13 MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP// SUBJ/TEMPORARY CHANGE TO THE MARINE CORPS POLICY CONCERNING THE CONTINUATION OF REGULAR TWICE PASSED MAJORS AND CAPTAINS// REF/A/MCO P1900.16F// REF/B/10 U.S.C. 632// REF/C/SECNAVINST 1920.7B// REF/D/DODI 1320.08// REF/E/PUBLIC LAW 112-81, SECTION 504// REF/F/MARADMIN 155/13// NARR/REF A IS MARINE CORPS ORDER P1900.16F W/CH1-2, MARINE CORPS SEPARATIONS AND RETIREMENT MANUAL. REF B 10 U.S.C 632, LAW GOVERNING TWICE PASSED CAPTAINS AND MAJORS. REF C IS SECNAVINST 1920.7B, CONTINUATION ON ACTIVE DUTY OF REGULAR COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND RESERVE OFFICERS ON THE RESERVE ACTIVE STATUS LIST (RASL) IN THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS. REF D IS DODI 1320.08, CONTINUATION OF COMMISSIONED OFFICERS ON ACTIVE DUTY AND ON THE RESERVE ACTIVE-STATUS LIST. REF E IS PUBLIC LAW 112-81, SECTION 504, NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012. REF F IS FY14 MARINE CORPS OFFICER TEMPORARY EARLY RETIREMENT AUTHORITY (TERA) PROGRAM. POC/L. FERGUSON III/CAPT/UNIT: MPP-30/-/TEL: 703 784- 9365/DSN 278-9364// POC/G. AUBIN/CAPT/UNIT: MMSR/-/TEL: 703 784-9324/9325// POC/M. KILHENNY/LTCOL/UNIT: MMPR-1/-/TEL: 703 784-9703// GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. PURPOSE. THIS MARADMIN ANNOUNCES A TEMPORARY CHANGE TO MARINE CORPS POLICY CONCERNING THE CONTINUATION OF TWICE PASSED MAJORS AND TWICE PASSED CAPTAINS. THIS MESSAGE ANNOUNCES A CHANGE TO THE POLICY DESCRIBED IN REF A, PARAGRAPH 2005, SUB-PARAGRAPH 2.F.4.B WHICH STATES; "MARINE CORPS POLICY IS TO NOT INVOLUNTARILY SEPARATE MAJORS, EXCEPT FOR SHOW CAUSE OR COURT MARTIAL PROCEEDINGS, UNTIL RETIREMENT ELIGIBLE". THIS POLICY RESULTED IN ALL TWICE PASSED
  2. 2. MAJORS (AND THOSE TWICE PASSED CAPTAINS WITH OVER 15 YEARS OF SERVICE) BEING SELECTED FOR CONTINUATION UNTIL RETIREMENT ELIGIBLE, EXCEPT THOSE SEPARATED FOR SHOW CAUSE OR COURT MARTIAL PROCEEDINGS. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, MARINE CORPS POLICY IS TO SELECT FOR CONTINUATION ONLY THOSE TWICE PASSED MAJORS AND TWICE PASSED CAPTAINS WHOSE CONTINUED SERVICE IS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE MARINE CORPS BASED ON THE NEEDS OF THE MARINE CORPS IN ACCORDANCE WITH CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY THE SECRETARY Of THE NAVY. THIS POLICY CHANGE MAY RESULT IN SOME OFFICERS NOT BEING SELECTED FOR CONTINUATION AND SUBJECT TO INVOLUNTARY SEPARATION AS OUTLINED BELOW. 2. CONTINUATION BOARDS CONVENE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING PROMOTION SELECTION BOARDS TO CONSIDER ELIGIBLE OFFICERS. BEGINNING WITH THE CONTINUATION BOARDS THAT FOLLOW THE FY15 U.S. MARINE CORPS REGULAR LIEUTENANT COLONEL AND MAJOR PROMOTION SELECTION BOARDS, THE MARINE CORPS MAY SELECT FOR CONTINUATION TO 20 YEARS OF ACTIVE SERVICE, UP TO 100 PERCENT OF MAJORS WHO TWICE FAILED SELECTION FOR PROMOTION TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL AND CAPTAINS (WITH OVER 15 YEARS OF SERVICE) WHO TWICE FAILED SELECTION FOR PROMOTION TO MAJOR. PER REFS B, C AND D, SELECTION FOR CONTINUATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE NEEDS OF THE MARINE CORPS IN ACCORDANCE WITH CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY. THE OFFICERS SELECTED WILL BE CONTINUED UNTIL ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT AT 20 YEARS ACTIVE SERVICE UNDER THE PROVISION OF SECTION 6323 OF TITLE 10, U.S. CODE. 3. OFFICERS NOT SELECTED FOR CONTINUATION, WHO, ON THE DATE OF INVOLUNTARY DISCHARGE, WOULD HAVE OVER 15 BUT LESS THAN 18 YEARS OF ACTIVE SERVICE, WILL BE PROVIDED THE OPPORTUNITY TO REQUEST EARLY RETIREMENT IN LIEU OF INVOLUNTARY SEPARATION UNDER TEMPORARY EARLY RETIREMENT AUTHORITY (TERA). PER REF E, THOSE OFFICERS NOT SELECTED FOR CONTINUATION WHO ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR, OR ARE ELIGIBLE AND DO NOT APPLY FOR, EARLY RETIREMENT WILL BE INVOLUNTARILY DISCHARGED ON THE DATE REQUESTED BY THE OFFICER AND APPROVED BY THE SECRETARY AND MUST SEPARATE ON OR BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF THE SEVENTH CALENDAR MONTH BEGINNING AFTER THE MONTH IN WHICH THE PRESIDENT (OR DESIGNEE) APPROVES THE REPORT OF THE RESPECTIVE PROMOTION SELECTION BOARD. OFFICERS WHO REQUEST, AND ARE APPROVED
  3. 3. FOR, EARLY RETIREMENT MUST RETIRE NO LATER THAN THE FIRST DAY OF THE SEVENTH CALENDAR MONTH BEGINNING AFTER THE MONTH IN WHICH THE PRESIDENT (OR DESIGNEE) APPROVES THE REPORT OF THE RESPECTIVE PROMOTION SELECTION BOARD. 4. PER REF F, OFFICERS PENDING LEGAL ACTION OR PROCEEDINGS, ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATION FOR CAUSE, OR DISABILITY SEPARATION OR RETIREMENT WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR TERA. 5. OFFICERS WITH OVER 18 YEARS ACTIVE SERVICE ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE SEVENTH CALENDAR MONTH BEGINNING AFTER THE MONTH IN WHICH THE PRESIDENT (OR DESIGNEE) APPROVES THE REPORT OF THE RESPECTIVE PROMOTION BOARD WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CONTINUED PER REFERENCE (C). 6. HQMC, MMSR WILL SEND EACH OFFICER NOT SELECTED FOR CONTINUATION A NAVAL LETTER EXPLAINING THE LAWS AND POLICIES REGARDING INVOLUNTARY DISCHARGE AND COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSION OF AN EARLY RETIREMENT REQUEST. 7. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY MR. M.F. APPLEGATE, DIRECTOR, MANPOWER PLANS AND POLICY DIVISION.//

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