FY16 VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM

R 132014Z JAN 15
MARADMIN 020/15
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SUBJ/FY16 VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM//
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REF/F/MSGID:DOC/N130/YMD: 20130102//
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NARR/REF (A) IS SECNAV APPROVAL OF VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM (VEERP) DATED 23 MAR 2012. REF (B) IS MARADMIN 662/13, FY15 VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM (VEERP). REF (C) IS MCO 1900.16, MARINE CORPS SEPARATION AND RETIREMENT MANUAL (MARCORSEPMAN). REF (D) IS PERSONNEL ADMIN ADVISORY (PAA) 06-06. REF (E) IS ONLINE MARINE CORPS TOTAL FORCE SYSTEM (MCTFS) PERSONNEL REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS USERS MANUAL. REF (F) IS OPNAVINST 1900.4, SEPARATION PAY FOR INVOLUNTARY SEPARATION FROM ACTIVE DUTY WITH CHANGE TWO. REF (G) IS DFAS 7220.31R, MCTFS AUTOMATED PAY SYSTEM MANUAL. REF (H) IS MCO 1560.25, MARINE CORPS LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAM. REF (I) IS MARADMIN 704/13, UPDATE TO TRANSFER OF EDUCATION BENEFITS (TEB) POLICY. REF (J) IS THE MONTGOMERY GI BILL WEBSITEWWW.GIBILL.VA.GOV.//
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GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. PURPOSE. THE FY16 VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM (VEERP)IS A COST SAVINGS INITIATIVE THAT WILL PERMIT SHAPING AND SUSTAINING THE FORCE WITHIN THE CONSTRAINTS OF THE APPROVED BUDGET. THE PROGRAM REMAINS FOCUSED ON COST SAVINGS FOR THE MARINE CORPS AND IS NOT AN INDIVIDUAL ENTITLEMENT PROGRAM. THIS MESSAGE SERVES TO ESTABLISH THE AUTHORITY, ELIGIBILITY, AND PROCEDURES FOR THE VOLUNTARY EARLY RELEASE OF ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTED MARINES WHOSE TERM OF SERVICE WILL EXPIRE DURING FY16 (1 OCTOBER 2015 TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2016).
2. BACKGROUND. REFERENCE (A) PROVIDES THE AUTHORITY FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY TO ESTABLISH A VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM. THE FY16 VEERP WILL COMMENCE UPON THE PUBLICATION OF THIS MARADMIN AND WILL RUN CONCURRENTLY WITH REF (B) FY15 VEERP. MARINES APPROVED FOR THIS PROGRAM MAY SEPARATE NO GREATER THAN 365 DAYS PRIOR TO THEIR CURRENT EXPIRATION OF ACTIVE SERVICE (EAS). MARINES APPROVED FOR THE FY16 VEERP WILL BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR FULL ACTIVE SERVICE COMMITMENT. THIS MARADMIN DOES NOT EXEMPT MARINES FROM COMPLETING RESERVE OR READY RESERVE OBLIGATIONS PER THEIR INDIVIDUAL SERVICE ENLISTMENT CONTRACTS.
3. ELIGIBILITY
A. ANY ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTED MARINE WITH A FY16 EAS (1 OCTOBER 2015 TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2016).
B. MARINES MAY REQUEST TO SEPARATE NO GREATER THAN 365 DAYS PRIOR TO THEIR CURRENT EAS. FY16 VEERP AUTHORIZES MARINES TO SEPARATE CROSS FY (I.E. FY16 EAS ADJUSTED TO FY15).
C. MARINES REQUESTING TO SEPARATE GREATER THAN 180 DAYS EARLY MUST HAVE AN ENDORSEMENT FROM THE FIRST GENERAL OFFICER IN THE CHAIN OF COMMAND. THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLES ILLUSTRATE DIFFERENT HYPOTHETICAL SITUATIONS:
(1) A MARINE WITH AN EXISTING EAS OF 1 AUGUST 2016 REQUESTS TO DEPART THE MARINE CORPS ON 1 SEPTEMBER 2015. SINCE THE REQUESTED EAS DATE IS GREATER THAN 180 DAYS FROM THE ORIGINAL EAS DATE, THIS REQUEST MUST HAVE AN ENDORSEMENT FROM THE FIRST GENERAL OFFICER IN THE CHAIN OF COMMAND.
(2) A MARINE WITH AN EXISTING EAS OF 31 JANUARY 2016 REQUESTS TO DEPART THE MARINE CORPS ON 15 SEPTEMBER 2015. SINCE THE REQUESTED EAS DATE IS LESS THAN 180 DAYS FROM THE ORIGINAL EAS DATE, THIS REQUEST CAN BE FORWARDED WITHOUT A GENERAL OFFICER ENDORSEMENT.
D. MARINES MUST NOT BE STABILIZED FOR DEPLOYMENT AT THE TIME OF REQUESTED EARLY RELEASE (NEW EAS). ADDITIONALLY, MARINES NOT STABILIZED BUT POSSESSING OBLIGATED SERVICE TO MEET FUTURE DEPLOYMENT DEMAND WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.
E. MARINES ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND MANDATED PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING PER TITLE 10 USC 1142. MARINES MUST BE TRANSITION READINESS SEMINAR (TRS) COMPLETE AND MEDICALLY QUALIFIED PRIOR TO EARLY RELEASE.
F. MARINES MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN HONORABLE OR GENERAL (UNDER HONORABLE CONDITION) DISCHARGE CHARACTERIZATION AT TIME OF EARLY RELEASE.
G. INDIVIDUAL REQUESTS 180 DAYS AND LESS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA THE ADCON ENDORSING CHAIN OF COMMAND (BATTALION/SQUADRON). REQUESTS GREATER THAN 180 DAYS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA THE ENDORSING CHAIN OF COMMAND TO INCLUDE GENERAL OFFICER ENDORSEMENT TO BE CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE.
H. MARINES CURRENTLY SERVING AS PERMANENT RESIDENT ALIENS, IN ANTICIPATION OF GAINING UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP, MUST HAVE SERVED A MINIMUM OF THREE YEARS ACTIVE SERVICE AT THE TIME OF EARLY RELEASE.
I. MARINES WHO HAVE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PRIMARY MOS’S ARE INELIGIBLE FOR AN EARLY RELEASE GREATER THAN 180 DAYS FROM THEIR ORIGINAL EAS UNDER THIS PROGRAM: 0211, 0231, 0241, 0321, 0372, 0651, 0689, 0842, 0861, 1171, 1391, 2111, 2141, 2147, 2621, 2631, 2651, 2671, 2673, 2676, 2831, 2847, 2874, 4133, 4612, 4821, 5512, 5524, 5821, 5948, 5954, 6042, 6112, 6116, 6152, 6154, 6156, 6172, 6173, 6174, 6176, 6213, 6217, 6218, 6257, 6258, 6276, 6283, 6287, 6288, 6313, 6317, 6322, 6326, 6333, 6337, 6338, 6386, 6492, OR 7257. THIS HEADQUARTERS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADJUST THE PRECEEDING LIST AS NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN MOS AND GRADE HEALTH IN RELATION TO AUTHORIZED STRENGTH REQUIREMENTS.
4. INELIGIBILITY. MARINES MEETING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE INELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FY16 VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM:
A. MARINES WHO DO NOT HAVE A FY16 EAS (1 OCTOBER 2015 TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2016)
B. MARINES SCHEDULED FOR TRANSFER TO THE FMCR OR RETIRED LIST.
C. MARINES WHO ARE INDEBTED TO THE GOVERNMENT (TO INCLUDE ADVANCE AND EXCESS LEAVE). INDEBTED MARINES DESIRING EARLY SEPARATION CAN MAKE ACCELERATED REPAYMENT OF THEIR DEBTS BY INCREASING SCHEDULED INSTALLMENT AMOUNTS AND BY MAKING CASH COLLECTIONS TO REPAY THEIR INDEBTEDNESS. INDEBTEDNESS MUST BE ENTIRELY RESOLVED PRIOR TO EARLY RELEASE.
D. MARINES BEING RELEASED UNDER OTHER HQMC DIRECTED EARLY OUT PROGRAMS, E.G., EARLY RELEASE FOR EDUCATION, TEMPORARY EARLY RETIREMENT AUTHORITY, VOLUNTARY SEPARATION PAY PROGRAM.
E. MARINES PARTICIPATING IN THE NATIONAL CALL TO SERVICE PROGRAM.
F. MARINES CURRENTLY ON TERMINAL LEAVE AWAY FROM THE PERMANENT DUTY STATION (PDS) PENDING SEPARATION.
G. MARINES WHO MANIFEST SYMPTOMS OF POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER/TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND ARE UNDERGOING POST DEPLOYMENT HEALTH EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT CARE WILL NOT BE SEPARATED UNDER THIS AUTHORITY UNTIL THAT PROCESS IS COMPLETE OR A WAIVER OF TREATMENT EVALUATION HAS BEEN EXECUTED.
H. MARINES PENDING LEGAL ACTION OR PROCEEDINGS, ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATION, OR DISABILITY SEPARATION OR RETIREMENT ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE VEERP. THE MARINE MAY SUBMIT FOR VEERP ONCE PROCEEDINGS ARE COMPLETED AND IF HE/SHE REMAINS ELIGIBLE FOR RELEASE UNDER HONORABLE CONDITIONS. THE VEERP SHOULD NOT BE VIEWED AS AN EXPEDITIOUS MANNER TO SEPARATE MARINES WHO FALL INTO A CATEGORY WHICH REQUIRES MANDATORY PROCESSING FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATION PER REFERENCE (C).
5. PROGRAM TIMELINE
A. APPLICATION PROCESSING WILL COMMENCE IMMEDIATELY UPON RELEASE OF THIS MARADMIN. MARINES REQUESTING A NEW CROSS FISCAL YEAR SEPARATION DATE FROM FY16 TO FY15 MUST SUBMIT THEIR VEERP REQUEST IN ENOUGH TIME TO REACH THIS HQ (MMIB) NO LATER THAN 120 DAYS PRIOR TO THE NEW REQUESTED EAS DATE. MARINES REQUESTING NON-CROSS FISCAL YEAR SEPARATION DATES WILL SUBMIT THEIR REQUESTS IN ENOUGH TIME TO REACH THIS HQ 60 DAYS PRIOR TO THE NEW EAS REQUESTED DATE. VEERP PROCESSING EXAMPLES ARE PROVIDED BELOW:
(1) CROSS YEAR VEERP (UP TO 365 DAYS): A MARINE WITH AN EXISTING EAS OF 31 AUGUST 2016 REQUESTS TO DEPART THE MARINE CORPS ON 31 AUGUST 2015. SINCE THE EAS DATE CROSSES FISCAL YEARS, THIS REQUEST MUST REACH HQMC (MMIB) NO LATER THAN 2 MAY 2015.
(2) CROSS YEAR VEERP (LESS THAN 180 DAYS): A MARINE WITH AN EXISTING EAS OF 31 OCTOBER 2015 REQUESTS TO DEPART THE MARINE CORPS ON 31 JULY 2015. SINCE THE REQUESTED EAS DATE CROSSES FISCAL YEARS, THIS REQUEST MUST REACH HQMC (MMIB) NO LATER THAN 1 APRIL 2015.
(3) NON-CROSS YEAR VEERP: A MARINE WITH AN EXISTING EAS OF 31 JULY 2015 REQUESTS TO DEPART THE MARINE CORPS ON 31 MAY 2015. SINCE THE REQUESTED EAS DATE DOES NOT CROSS FISCAL YEARS, THIS REQUEST MUST REACH HQMC (MMIB) NO LATER THAN 31 MARCH 2015.
B. ADDITIONALLY, THE MARINE MUST MEET ALL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA OUTLINED IN PARAGRAPH 3 OF THIS MARADMIN PRIOR TO EARLY RELEASE. UPON EARLY RELEASE, THE MARINE WILL BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE COMPLETED HIS/HER FULL ACTIVE SERVICE COMMITMENT. COMMANDERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO MAXIMIZE THE USE OF THIS CROSS FISCAL YEAR PROGRAM IN ORDER TO MAXIMIZE BUDGETARY SAVINGS AND FAVORABLY IMPACT MARINE CORPS ENDSTRENGTH GOALS.
6. COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS
A. HQMC (MP) MAINTAINS ALL POLICY ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROGRAM.
B. HQMC (MM) MAINTAINS FINAL APPROVAL AUTHORITY FOR ALL REQUESTS.
C. INDIVIDUAL MARINES MUST SUBMIT REQUESTS BY AA FORM VIA THEIR ADCON CHAIN OFCOMMAND TO CMC (MMIB-1).
D. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT FULL PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROGRAM MAY RESULT IN SOME UNITS ACCEPTING TEMPORARY RISK BY FALLING BELOW HISTORICAL STAFFING LEVELS AS OUTLINED IN PREVIOUS VEERP MESSAGES. COMMANDERS’ SUPPORT OF THIS FORCE SHAPING TOOL IS CRITICAL FOR THE MARINE CORPS TO ATTAIN ITS DRAWDOWN GOAL.
E. SUBMIT ALL VEERP PACKAGES TO THIS HQ (MMIB) FOR PROPER ADJUDICATION VIA OUTLOOK TO SMB.MANPOWER.MMIB1(AT)USMC.MIL USING THE FORMAT AND ATTACHMENT FOUND ON THE MMIB-1 DISTRIBUTION/MODELS/SYSTEMS SUPPORT/REQUIREMENTS DEVELOPMENT SECTION WEBSITE.
(1) EARLY RELEASE REQUESTS 180 DAYS OR LESS FROM AN INDIVIDUAL’S EXISTING EAS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA THE ADCON ENDORSING CHAIN OF COMMAND (BATTALION/SQUADRON).
(2) EARLY RELEASE REQUESTS GREATER THAN 180 DAYS FROM AN INDIVIDUAL’S EXISTING EAS WILL BE SUBMITTED VIA THE ADCON CHAIN OF COMMAND AND ENDORSED BY THE FIRST GENERAL OFFICER.
(3) WITHOUT THE REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS AND ACCURATE ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE PERSONAL IDENTIFIER (EDIPI), REQUESTS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. USE PROCEDURES FROM REF (D) TO TRANSMIT MARINES’ PERSONAL DATA. THE REQUIRED SPREADSHEET ATTACHMENT CAN BE FOUND ON THE MMIB-1 WEBSITE IN THE DISTRIBUTION/MODELS/SYSTEMS SUPPORT/REQUIREMENTS DEVELOPMENT SECTION AFTER LOG-IN TO THE MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS PORTAL. CONTACT THE HQMC (MM) POC WITH SUBMISSIONS QUESTIONS TO ENSURE ACCURACY IN SUBMISSION PROCEDURES.
(4) COMMANDERS WILL RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE SPECIFIC DATE FOR SEPARATION ON THE SPREADSHEET WHEN ENDORSING A MARINE’S REQUEST FOR EARLY RELEASE. COMMANDERS ARE ADVISED THAT VACANCIES OCCURRING FROM MARINES APPROVED FOR VEERP WILL BE FILLED AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE BASED UPON PRIORITIZED REQUIREMENTS. TERMINAL LEAVE IS AUTHORIZED AT COMMANDERS’ DISCRETION UPON APPROVAL OF THE VEERP BY HQMC.
(5) COMMANDERS WILL PROVIDE SPECIFIC JUSTIFICATION FOR INDIVIDUAL MARINES NOT RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM. COMMANDERS UTILIZING STABILIZATION FOR DEPLOYMENT AS JUSTIFICATION MUST ENSURE THAT MARINES HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO MMEA FOR PROPER STABILIZATION AND DCC REPORTING. FOR DEPLOYMENT PLANNING PURPOSES, MARINES DEPLOYING IN SUPPORT OF A MEU REQUIRE 15 MONTHS REMAINING ON CONTRACT WHILE UDP DEPLOYMENTS REQUIRE 12 MONTHS REMAINING ON CONTRACT. FAILURE TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS DOES NOT ALLOW THIS HQ TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS.
F. HQMC (MM) RESERVES THE AUTHORITY TO APPROVE/DISAPPROVE/RESTRICT THE TOTAL NUMBER OF EARLY RELEASE DAYS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE MARINE CORPS. MARINES OVERSEAS AND IN SOME PRIMARY MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES MAY BE RELEASED AT LESS THAN REQUESTED RELEASE AND/OR COMMANDER RECOMMENDED DATES. UPON HQMC (MM) FINAL APPROVAL, MMIB WILL REPORT THE NEW EAS/ECC VIA MCTFS UNIT DIARY ENTRY PER REF (E). COMMANDERS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF VEERP APPROVAL VIA DIARY FEEDBACK REPORT WITH HISTORY STATEMENT INDICATING APPROVAL FOR VEERP. IN THE CASE OF VEERP DISAPPROVAL, HQMC (MM) WILL REPORT A DISCHARGE DISAPPROVED ENTRY VIA UNIT DIARY.
G. MARINES BEING SEPARATED UNDER VEERP WILL SIGN A PAGE 11 ENTRY FOR INCLUSION IN THEIR OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT THEY ARE A VOLUNTEER FOR THE PROGRAM AND THAT SEPARATION REQUIREMENTS WILL BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO EAS. EXAMPLE PAGE 11 ENTRY: I HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE FY16 VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM. I UNDERSTAND THAT MY NEW EAS IS (YYYY/MM/DD). I HAVE BEEN COUNSELED ON THE CONTENTS OF THE FY16 VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM MARADMIN AND UNDERSTAND THAT I WILL BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE COMPLETED MY FULL ACTIVE SERVICE COMMITMENT. I UNDERSTAND THAT I AM REQUIRED TO COMPLETE ANY REMAINING RESERVE OR READY RESERVE OBLIGATIONS PER MY INDIVIDUAL SERVICE ENLISTMENT CONTRACT. ADDITIONALLY, I UNDERSTAND THAT PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING, TRS AND MEDICAL SCREENING FOR SEPARATION MUST BE COMPLETE PRIOR TO MY NEW EAS.
H. UNIT DIARY ENTRIES REPORTING RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY OR DISCHARGE WILL BE SUBMITTED PER REF (E).
(1) THE SEPARATION PROGRAM DESIGNATOR CODE (SPD) FOR ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTED MARINES BEING RELEASED FROM ACTIVE DUTY IS MCC1, REDUCTION IN FORCE. THIS SPD APPLIES TO MARINES THAT HAVE REMAINING OBLIGATED SERVICE OR WISH TO TRANSFER TO THE RESERVES. REF (C), PARAGRAPH 6404.3 PROVIDES THE AUTHORITY FOR THIS SPD.
(2) THE SPD FOR ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTED MARINES BEING DISCHARGED FROM ACTIVE DUTY IS KCC1, REDUCTION IN FORCE. THIS SPD APPLIES TO MARINES WHO HAVE COMPLETED EIGHT YEARS ACTIVE DUTY OBLIGATED SERVICE AND DO NOT WISH TO TRANSFER TO THE RESERVES. REF (C), PARAGRAPH 6404.3 PROVIDES THE AUTHORITY FOR THIS SPD.
(3) MARINES ALREADY DENIED FURTHER SERVICE WILL RETAIN THE APPROPRIATE SPD CODE AND MUST SUBMIT FOR SEPARATIONS PAY DETERMINATION PER REFS (C) AND (F). RELEASE OF REGULAR ACTIVE ENLISTED MARINES WITH MILITARY SERVICE OBLIGATIONS FROM ACTIVE DUTY WILL BE AFFECTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH REF (C).
I. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT COMMANDS NOTIFY THEIR DISBURSING OFFICERS/FINANCE OFFICERS (DO/FO) REGARDING EARLY SEPARATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH REFERENCE (G).
J. MARINES WISHING TO WITHDRAW FROM PARTICIPATION IN VEERP FOLLOWING APPROVAL SHOULD SUBMIT CORRESPONDENCE VIA THE MMIB-1 SMB ACCOUNT, SMB.MANPOWER.MMIB(AT)USMC.MIL, REQUESTING THAT THEIR VEERP REQUEST BE CANCELLED. MARINES WISHING TO REQUEST A LONGER VEERP PERIOD THAN ALREADY APPROVED SHOULD FIRST REQUEST THEIR ORIGINAL APPROVAL BE CANCELLED AND SUBMIT A NEW PACKAGE FOR THE FULL DESIRED PERIOD.
K. IN ANY CASE WHERE A MARINE PREVIOUSLY APPROVED FOR THE VEERP IS CHARGED WITH ANY OFFENSE WHICH REQUIRES MANDATORY PROCESSING FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATION PER THE MARCORSEPMAN, CONTACT MMIB-1 IMMEDIATELY TO HAVE THE VEERP CANCELLED.
L. IF A MARINE PREVIOUSLY APPROVED FOR THE VEERP IS FOUND TO BE NOT MEDICALLY QUALIFIED TO SEPARATE AT THEIR ADJUSTED EAS, NOTIFY MMIB-1 IMMEDIATELY TO HAVE THE VEERP DATE EITHER MODIFIED OR CANCELLED.
7. RESERVE COMPONENT OPPORTUNITY. THE SELECTED MARINE CORPS RESERVE IS ACTIVELY SEEKING THE SERVICE OF SEPARATING MARINES WHO WANT TO REMAIN AFFILIATED WITH THE MARINE CORPS UPON TRANSITION FROM THE ACTIVE COMPONENT. OPPORTUNITIES EXIST FOR ADVANCED OR ADDITIONAL MOS TRAINING. DEPENDING ON MOS AND BILLET AVAILABILITY, AFFILIATION BONUSES MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR TRANSITIONING MARINES. INTERESTED MARINES MAY JOIN A UNIT BY APPLYING FOR THE DIRECT AFFILIATION PROGRAM (MARADMIN 419/13) OR REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BY CONTACTING YOUR CAREER PLANNER OR A RESERVE TRANSITION COORDINATOR (RTC). TO CONTACT AN RTC, EMAIL SMB_DIRECT_AFFILIATION_PROGRAM (AT) USMC.MIL OR SELECT THE NEAREST POC FROM THE LIST BELOW:
A. MCAS CHERRY POINT, MCB CAMP LEJEUNE, MCAS BEAUFORT, AND MCRD PARRIS ISLAND: SSGT CECILIA GONZALEZ AND SSGT BOBBY KYLES AT COM: (910) 450-6291/6537.
B. MCB CAMP PENDLETON, MCAS MIRAMAR, AND MCRD SAN DIEGO: GYSGT ROBERT MARCHAND AT COM: (760) 763-3426.
C. OKINAWA AND MCAS IWAKUNI: SSGT BRIAN JOSEPH AT (011) 81-611-722-6004.
D. NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION, MCB QUANTICO: MSGT PATRICK FOREMAN AT COM: (703) 784-9143/4.
8. GENERAL INFORMATION
A. IN THE EVENT OF FUTURE RECALL, MARINES RELEASED UNDER THIS MARADMIN WILL BE CONSIDERED AS BEING IN THE SAME STATUS AS THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR OBLIGATED PERIOD OF ACTIVE DUTY.
B. ENLISTED MARINES SEPARATED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THIS MARADMIN MAY BE AWARDED THE GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL IF THEIR ADJUSTED EAS FALLS WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THEIR 3 YEAR GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL ANNIVERSARY DATE.
C. MARINES WHO ARE ENTITLED TO SEPARATION PAY UPON NORMAL EAS, WHO ELECT AND ARE APPROVED FOR EARLY RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY UNDER THIS MARADMIN, WILL RETAIN THEIR ENTITLEMENT TO SEPARATION PAY PROVIDED THEY HAVE COMPLETED SIX YEARS OF ACTIVE SERVICE PRIOR TO THE DAY OF EARLY RELEASE (NEW EAS) FROM ACTIVE DUTY. MARINES ARE REMINDED THAT EARLY RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY UNDER THIS MARADMIN COULD AFFECT THE AMOUNT OF THEIR SEPARATION PAY. REFERENCES (C) AND (F) PRESCRIBE THE METHOD OF COMPUTING SEPARATION PAY. FURTHERMORE, IF EARLY RELEASE WOULD DISQUALIFY MARINES FOR SEPARATION PAY DUE TO LENGTH OF SERVICE CRITERIA UNDER THE LAW, MARINES WILL NOT BE RELEASED FROM ACTIVE DUTY UNTIL THEIR SERVICE LENGTH CRITERIA HAS BEEN MET.
D. MARINES WHO ARE ENTITLED TO SEPARATION PAY UPON NORMAL EAS MUST SUBMIT FOR EARLY RELEASE VIA A SEPARATIONS PAY DETERMINATION REQUEST IN THE TOTAL FORCE RETENTION SYSTEM (TFRS). ALL EARLY RELEASE REQUESTS FOR 180 DAYS OR GREATER WILL BE SUBMITTED WITH AN ENDORSEMENT FROM THE FIRST GENERAL OFFICER IN CHAIN OF COMMAND.
E. MARINES ENTITLED TO SEPARATION BENEFITS ARE AUTHORIZED THOSE BENEFITS IF RELEASED UNDER THIS MARADMIN. AS A REMINDER, ELIGIBLE MARINES AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS DESIRING TO RETAIN TRICARE PRIME UPON SEPARATION ARE REQUIRED TO REENROLL IN TRICARE.
F. MARINES ARE REMINDED TO REVIEW REFERENCES (H) THROUGH (J) FOR ELIGIBILITY AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO EDUCATIONAL BENEFIT PROGRAMS PRIOR TO PARTICIPATING IN VEERP. PER REFERENCE (I), MARINES WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY APPROVED TO TRANSFER POST 9/11 GI BILL BENEFITS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR VEERP WITH NO EFFECT ON TRANSFERRED BENEFITS; THEY ARE CONSIDERED TO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR ADDITIONAL OBLIGATED SERVICE REQUIREMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSFER OF POST 9/11 GI BILL BENEFITS. THIS WAIVER OF OBLIGATED SERVICE FOR POST 9/11 GI BILL BENEFITS TRANSFER IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO FORCE SHAPING MEASURES.
G. ENLISTMENT BONUSES OR SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUSES WILL NOT BE RECOUPED FROM MARINES SEPARATED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THIS MARADMIN AS IT IS A FORCE SHAPING MEASURE.
9. RESERVE APPLICABILITY. THIS MARADMIN IS NOT APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE.
10. THIS MARADMIN CANCELS ON 30 SEP 2016.
11. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY MRS. S. E. MURRAY, ACTING DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS.//

  • Coolie

    Is there a separate maradmin that applies to the reserves or are we SOL?

    • Gunny

      This MARADMIN only applies to the active component. We are attempting to reduce the amount of active duty personnel. On the flip side, there are not enough reservists so we are trying to retain the ones we have and fill additional billets. Every time a reserve BIC opens up, the prior service recruiters are tasked with filling it. This is a huge deal in the reserves, not so much on active duty. Not a single active unit is at its full T/O strength; however, many reserve units are. As soon as one person leaves, the PSRs are required to have someone to fill that slot. I have learned many things on my year so far of I-I duty, and the major one is that there are many, many differences between the Active and Reserve components.