The purpose of MCRAMM 9305.3.a is to ensure Marines are not
awarded both AD/IAD and PME (IAD) points for studies completed while
on AD or IAD. Per table 9-1 of the MCRAMM, correspondence
studies of approved courses, unless otherwise indicated in the
course description or other competent authority, will be awarded one
IAD point per three hours of work.
If a member completes a HQMC-approved course, such as the
Canadian Forces College which provides a validated course breakdown,
he/she should be credited IAD points appropriately.
During the time SNM is completing an online portion of a course,
that includes AD periods of study, there is a maximum number of AD
points he/she can be credited had he/she been on AD for the entire
period of the term. As such, the number of PME points should
be reduced proportionately.
Example: Term 2, between 2 active duty periods, is from 6
Oct to 25 Jan (111 days). If SNM had been on AD for this
period, he would have been awarded 111 retirement points. The
course is worth 90 hours (30 points). SMN has 60 AD points and
25 IAD points (85 total) during this period from other training
conducted outside of the PME (ADOS, ATPs, etc.). 111 - 85 = 26
points he can be credited for the PME for this term even though SMN
completed enough credit hours to be normally worth 30 points.