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U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

 

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

Augment. Support. Reinforce.

2000 Opelousas Ave., New Orleans, LA. 70114
Frequently Asked Questions
 
Muster Folders For DMM

Is there still a requirement to maintain printed drill/muster folders once a unit is using Drill Manager?

There is no requirement to maintain drill folders for drills processed using Drill Manager. However, the Muster Manager is required to retrieve, work, and maintain the Drills Certified not Exported report (PDF format) in command files for current plus two years.  Additionally, the Muster Official is required to retrieve, work, and maintain the following reports (PDF format) in command files for current plus two years:

(a) Drills Created but Never Mustered. This report identifies drills awaiting action (i.e., cancel the drill or make appropriate annotations to the muster sheet), and is required to be retrieved and worked weekly.

(b) Scheduled Drills. This report identifies trends such as utilization rates (drills scheduled vs. drills available) for the FY and is required to be retrieved and worked monthly.

(c) Drill Unit Summary. This report identifies which Marines are utilizing the different types of available drills, and is required to be retrieved and worked monthly.

Ref:  MCO 1001R.1L Ch 1

Spice restrictions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do Promotion Restrictions work with Marines punished for using Spice?  (Answer Courtesy: Ask MCAAT)

I am respectfully requesting information on prohibited substances as far as promotion restriction.  I am debating on how many months of promotion restriction a member receives if he/she uses the prohibited substances in the enclosures.  I was previously advised that it is considered a drug so it would be 18 months.  My intent is to clarify that information.  Also, Marines have been NJP'd for Article 92, UCMJ vice Article 112a, UCMJ, for the use of Spice.

Please advise.

Answer:  According to the MARADMIN the use of "spice" is punishable as a failure to obey a lawful general order under article 92 of the UCMJ.  Article 134 may also apply.  Article 112a does not apply therefore the 18 month promotion restriction does not apply.

Reference: MARADMIN 579/10


Reservist FSA

Do Reserve Marines rate FSA for back-to-back orders over 30 days?  Do Reserve Marines doing drills in conjunction with orders over 30 days rate FSA?

Situation:
Reserve Marines are part of ADVON for AT and will be on ADOS for the period 15 Sept - 30 Sept in 29 Palms
Marines will be executing AT (back to back) for the period 1-15 Oct in 29 Palms
Immediately followed by IDTs for the period 16 - 27 Oct (again, still in 29 Palms)

I am sure the member is entitled to FSA for the back-to-back periods of active duty, is he?

Does the member rate FSA while in a drilling status?

Answer:

DFAS Determination is that the Marine is entitled to FSA for active service over 30-days and separated from the dependents.  The fact that the service is under separate orders does not negate the entitlement to FSA.

Entitlements to FSA-T for this type of duty (back-to-back orders exceeding 30-days) would require a QUAD to the Finance Office.  Ensure that you send a copy of the DFAS Determination so that there are no questions.
See Chapter 57 of the DODFMR vol. 7a paragraph 570101 and 570503 below since the orders were for more than 30 consecutive days the member is entitled to FSA.  If the member is on orders for more than 30 days and is away from his/her dependents, SNM is entitled to FSA-T.  

570101. Entitlements
A. Active Duty With Pay. A member of a Reserve Component serving on active duty with pay is entitled to receive pay according to the member's years of service and the grade in which the member is serving.
NOTE: As used in this chapter, the term "active duty" includes active duty training; active duty for training; full-time training duty; annual training duty and attendance while in active service at a school designated as a Service school by law or the Secretary of the Military Department concerned;
temporary active duty when the pay is chargeable to a Reserve appropriation or; in the case of the National Guard; full-time training; and other full-time duty. It does not mean extended active duty. Extended active duty (EAD) is defined as active duty performed by a member of a Reserve Component
when strength accountability passes from the Reserve Component to the active military establishment.
570503. Family Separation Allowance (FSA)
 
A. The provisions of Chapter 27 apply to a member of a Reserve Component on
active duty with pay for periods of more than 30 days.
Off-Site IDT Travel

How does off-site IDT travel pay out?

Read the attached document to see how off-site IDT travel reimbursement/advances pay out for your reservists.

OFF-SITE IDT TRAVEL.doc


BAH Rate Protection

Frequently Asked Questions

How is BAH Rate Protection working for the CY 10 change?

 

HQMC M&RA (MI Div) and DFAS were consulted with regards to this question.
They confirmed that when we change over to the 2010 BAH Rates, HQMC will
automatically rate protect everyone whose rates go down.  The logic for rate
protection is not related to any TTCs.

Rate protection continues unless the status of a service member changes due
to: (1.) Permanent Change of Station, (2.) Reduction in pay grade, (3.)
Change in dependent status.  In the case of PCA, the Join entry will remove
the rate protection.  At that point, DFAS (MCPRD) has to JAM the record.
The reason for this is it would be very costly to build a MCC/ZIP/MHA table
and try to maintain it.  In some cases, a PCA can change the member's
location and duty station area; in such cases, a member may request to
receive the higher BAH rate.  HQMC M&RA(MM Div) serves as the decision
maker for such requests.


Telecommute Approval

Who has approval authority for ATP/RMP telecommuting for the Unit Commander?

There have been a few issues/questions concerning the ATP/RMP Telecommute
approval authority for the actual unit Commander.

Below is the official guidance/response from CMC (RAP).
In the event the unit commander is requesting to perform Telecommute
ATP/RMPs, the request must be signed off by the next higher commander in the
Marines Chain of Command.

Company Commander requires Battalion Commander Approval.  Battalion Commander
requires Regimental Commander Approval.  Squadron Commander requires Group
Commander Approval.  CAG, ANGLICO & ISB Commanders require Vice Chief of Staff
Approval.


Wounded Warrior Info

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do with my MED HOLD/WWR Marines?

UNCLASSIFIED
RTTUZYUW RHSSXYZ0001 155234-UUUU--RHSSSUU.
ZNR UUUUU
R 032134Z JUN 08
FM MFR.PROFILER.FOUR
BT
UNCLAS
UNCLASSIFIED//
SUBJ/WOUNDED WARRIOR REGIMENT MARINE RESERVE MEDHOLD CHECKLIST (WWR MRMC).
REF/NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT
FY2008(NDAA08)/POC/MCINTOSH/HM2/WWR/MRT/MFR
POC(COMM/DSN/202.762.3482/EMAIL:JAMES.MCINTOSH@MED.NAVY.MIL//RMKS/
1. THIS IS A WOUNDED WARRIOR REGIMENT/MARFORRES G-1 COORDINATED MESSAGE.
2. THE PURPOSE OF THIS MESSAGE IS TO ANNOUNCE AND PROVIDE INFORMATION
PERTAINING TO THE MFR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WWR MRMC. ADDITIONALLY, THE
ATTACHMENTS 1) CHECK IN/OUT SHEETS; 2) EXPANATION FOR CHECK IN/OUT
SHEETS; 3) THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT (NDAA), WILL PROVIDE
AMPLIFYING GUIDANCE AND INFORMATION.
3. THIS CHECKLIST IS INTENDED TO BE USED BY ALL MARINE RESERVE PERSONNEL WHO
ENTER INTO OR LEAVE A PERIOD OF MED HOLD EXTENSION. THIS CHECKLIST IS
REQUIRED TO FULFILL THE REQUIREMENT SET FOURTH THROUGH THE NDAA08, WHICH
CALLS FOR ALL WOUNDED INJURED AND ILL (WII) SERVICE MEMBERS TO TRAVERSE
THROUGH OUR MEDICAL AND NON MEDICAL SYSTEMS WITH THE LEAST RESISTANCE AND
RECEIVE ALL BENNIFITS AND CARE THEY ARE ENTITLED TO. THE WWR MRMC WILL FOCUS
ON THE TOTAL MARINE TO INCLUDE ASPECTS OF THE RESERVE MARINES MILITARY AND
CIVILIAN CAREER, MEDICAL, FINANCIAL, AND EDUCATIONAL NEEDS. THIS MESSAGE
FURTHER SERVES AS A DIRECTIVE THAT WII MEMBERS ARE TO SPEND THEIR DUTY DAY
GAINFULLY ENGAGED IN ACTIVITIES THAT PROMOTE HEALING. THE WWR MRMC IS TO BE
COMPLETED IN TWO PHASES. THE FIRST WILL BE COMPLETED AND SIGNED WITHIN 30
DAYS OF THE MEMBER BEING PLACED ON MEDHOLD. THE SECOND WILL BE COMPLETED
PRIOR TO A MARINE RESERVIST BEING DISHARGED OR MOBILIZED FROM MED HOLD
STATUS.
4. THE I-I COMMANDING OFFICER IS ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SUCCESSFUL
COMPLETION OF PHASE I AND PHADE II OF THE CHECKLIST. ATTENTION AND USE OF
THESE CHECKLISTS WILL ENSURE THAT OUT WOUNDED WARRIORS ARE RECEIVING ALL OF
THEIR BENEFITS, ALONG WITH THE CARE THAT THEY NEED.// DECL/ BT
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Wounded Warrior Checklist rev13May.xls
Glossary of explanation form 1 2WWR rev13MAY.doc
NDAA WWRmar08 (2) rev13MAY.doc
Rental Car

Can an Activated Reserve Member be authorized a Rental Vehicle on GWOT orders?

Yes and No.

A reserve unit may request a rental car for a reservist activated in support of GWOT after authorization from the MARFORRES Comptroller, but a rental car will only be authorized upon completion of the process laid out by the following messages. Reservists will not use these vehicles for anything of a personal nature.

 

The message released by MARFORRES reads:


UNCLASSIFIED//

R UNCLAS 011613Z MAY 08 COMMARFORRES G1(UC)

TO INTEL SPT BN(uc)
4TH CIVAFFAIRSGRU(uc)
4TH ANGLICO(uc)
3RD CIVAFFAIRSGRU(uc)
3RD ANGLICO(uc)
CG MARCORMOBCOM KANSAS CITY MO(uc)
CG 4TH MAW G1(uc)
CG 4TH MAR DIV G1(uc)
CG 4TH MLG G1(uc)
CG 4TH MAW(uc)
CG 4TH MAR DIV(uc)
CG 4TH MLG(uc)
CC AL 13775a(uc)
AL 13775(uc)
COMMARFORRES(uc)
COMMARFORRES SJA(uc)
COMMARFORRES G8(uc)
COMMARFORRES G7(uc)
COMMARFORRES G6(uc)
COMMARFORRES G5(uc)
COMMARFORRES G4(uc)
COMMARFORRES G3(uc)
COMMARFORRES G2(uc)
COMMARFORRES G1(uc)
COMMARFORRES BUD OFF(uc)
CG II MEF(uc)
CG I MEF(uc)
COMUSMARCENT(mc)
COMMARFORPAC
MCTAG(uc)

MSGID/GENADMIN/COMMARFORRES G1/COMPT/
SUBJ/COMMARFORRES GUIDANCE ON PROVIDING RENTAL VEHICLES FOR PERSONNEL OF
MARFORRES UNITS AND DETACHMENTS ACTIVATED ISO THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM//
REF/A/MSG/CMC (PR RFO)/032048ZAPR08// POC/PORCHE, R.C./CIV/G-1
OPS/-/TEL:504-678-1769/ /EMAIL:ROBIN.PORCHE@USMC.MIL// POC/MELENDEZ,
A.J./MAJ/COMPT/-/TEL:504-678-1957/
/EMAIL:ALVARO.MELENDEZ@USMC.MIL
AMPN/ REF A IS CMC (PR RFO) MSG 032048Z APR 08, ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
FOR PROVIDING RENTAL VEHICLES TO MOBILIZED USMC RESERVE PERSONNEL// RMKS/1.
THIS IS A COORDINATED MARFORRES COMPTROLLER AND G1 MESSAGE.
2. PURPOSE. IRT THE REF, THIS MESSAGE PROVIDES THOSE PROCEDURES TO BE USED
THROUGHOUT MARFORRES IN THE APPROVAL AND TRACKING OF RENTAL VEHICLES
AUTHORIZED FOR UNITS AND DETACHMENTS DEPLOYING ISO GWOT.
3. BACKGROUND. REF A PROVIDES AUTHORITY FOR RENTAL VEHICLES TO BE FUNDED
UNDER GWOT APPROPROATIONS.
4. ACTION. PER THE REF, PRIOR TO REQUESTING AUTHORITY FOR RENTAL VEHICLES,
COMMANDERS WILL ENSURE MAXIMUM USAGE OF AVAILABLE MEANS OF GOVERNMENT AND
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WHILE AT THE INITIAL LOCATION
(ILOC) AND AREAS OF TRAINING WITHIN CONUS.
4.A. COMMANDING OFFICERS AND OFFICERS IN CHARGE OF DEPLOYING UNITS AND
DETACHMENTS WILL SUBMIT VIA THEIR CHAIN A RECOMMENDATION FOR THE USE OF
RENTAL VEHICLES. RECOMMENDATIONS SUBMITTED WILL CONTAIN AN ANALYSIS OF
AVAILABLE GOVERNMENT AND COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION AND JUSTIFICATION FOR THE
NUMBER OF RENTAL VEHICLES BEING REQUESTED.
4.B. COMMANDERS AT THE REGT/GROUP/SEPERATE BATTALION WILL CONSOLIDATE ALL
REQUESTS FOR RENTAL VEHICLES FOR COMMANDS UNDER THEIR COG. THE REQUEST MUST
CLEARLY DEFINE THE ANALYSIS COMPLETED FOR THE USE OF AVAILABLE GOVERNMENT
AND COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION, CONSOLIDATE ALL RENTAL VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS
FOR MEMBERS OF THEIR COMMAND, AND PROVIDE THE REQUIRED ROSTER OF PERSONNEL
TO THEIR MAJOR SUBORDINATE COMMAND (MSC) FOR CONSIDERATION. MSC ARE
RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THE USE OF RENTAL VEHICLES HAS BEEN DEEMED
ESSENTIAL AND ARE CONSIDERED NECESSARY IN THE COMPLETION OF THE UNIT
/DETACHMENT*S MISSION. FORCE LEVEL ASSETS WILL SUBMIT DIRECTLY TO THE
COMMARFORRES (COMPT) OFFICER FOR CONSIDERATION.
4.C. UPON APPROVAL OF RENTAL VEHICLES, MSC WILL SUBMIT THE APPROVED ROSTER
TO THE MARFORRES COMPTROLLER. ROWS REQUESTS AUTHORIZING A RENTAL VEHICLE
HAVING NOT BEEN APPROVED BY THE MSC AND SUBMITTED TO THE MARFORRES
COMPTROLLER FOR *FUND APPROVAL* WILL NOT BE FUND APPROVED. UNIT OR DET
CONSOLIDATED APPROVAL ROSTERS SUBMITTED BY THE MSC FOR FUND APPROVAL MUST
CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING:
A. NAME (LNAME, FNAME, MI)
B. RANK
C. LAST 4-SSN
D. ROWS TRACKING NUMBER
E. LOCATION OF RENTAL VEHICLE REQUIREMENT F. DATES OF RENTAL VEHICLE
REQUIREMENT 4.D. SINCE POV USAGE IN REPORTING TO THE RESERVE TRAINING
CENTER
(RTC) IS AUTHORIZED AND ENCOURAGED, REQUESTS FOR RENTAL VEHICLES TO BE
AUTHORIZED WHILE AT THE RTC WILL NOT NORMALLY RECEIVE FAVORABLE
CONSIDERATION. TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS WHILE AT THE RTC SHOULD BE
PROVIDED BY GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE AT THE RTC.
5. QUESTIONS CONCERNING ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES SHOULD BE VETTED
VIA THE MSC G1 CHAIN OF COMMAND TO THE MARFORRES G1 POC. QUESTIONS
CONCERNING THE SUBMISSION, APPROVAL AND TRACKING RENTAL VEHICLE REQUESTS
SHOULD BE VETTED VIA THE MSC TO THE MARFORRES COMPTROLLER POC.
6. MSC'S ARE DIRECTED TO READDR THIS MESSAGE TO EACH OF THEIR SUBORDINATE
UNITS.//

This message was a follow-up to the message released by HQMC that reads:

UNCLASSIFIED//

RTTUZYUW RHSSXYZ0001 0942115-UUUU--RHSSSUU.
ZNR UUUUU
R 032048Z APR 08
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC PR RFO(uc)
TO COMMARFORSOC(uc)
COMMARFORNORTH(uc)
COMUSMARCENT(mc)
COMMARFORRES(uc)
COMMARFORRES G8(uc)
CG TECOM QUANTICO VA(uc)
COMMARCORSYSCOM QUANTICO VA(uc)
MARBKS WASHINGTON DC(uc)
COMMARFORCOM G-8(uc)
COMMARFORCOM COMPT(uc)
COMMARFORPAC G8(uc)
COMMARFORSOUTH(uc)
COMMARFOREUR(mc)
CG MARCORLOGCOM ALBANY GA(uc)
CG MCRC QUANTICO VA(uc)
CG MCCDC QUANTICO VA(uc)
CG MCRD WRR SAN DIEGO CA(uc)
CG MCRD ERR PARRIS ISLAND SC(uc)
INFO CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MB(uc)
CMC WASHINGTON DC PR RFO(uc)
BT
UNCLAS
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC PR RFO// SUBJ/ADMINISTRATIVE
PROCEDURES FOR PROVIDING RENTAL VEHICLES TO /MOBILIZED USMC RESERVE
PERSONNEL// REF/A/MSGID:MARADMIN 238/5/-// GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THIS IS A
COORDINATED MESSAGE BETWEEN THE DEPUTY COMMANDANT, M&RA AND THE DEPUTY
COMMANDANT, P&R. THIS MESSAGE ESTABLISHES POLICY FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND
PROCEDURAL CHANGES TO RECORD, TRACK AND SETTLE THE COST OF RENTAL CARS
FUNDED ON TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL DUTY (TAD) ORDERS FOR ACTIVATED USMC RESERVE
PERSONNEL.
THE REFERENCE ESTABLISHED THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE ACTIVATION TRAVEL SECTION
(MCRATS), WHICH FALLS UNDER THE COGNIZANCE OF DC, P&R (RPPB) AND ASSUMED
FUNDING AND ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR TAD ORDER FUNDING AND
ADMINISTRATION FOR ACTIVATED USMC RESERVE PERSONNEL, TO INCLUDE BOTH SMCR
UNITS AND INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEES (IA). THE INTENT OF THE REFERENCE WAS TO
CENTRALIZE THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR CAPTURING AND REPORTING TAD COSTS
ASSOCIATED WITH MOBILIZED RESERVISTS, ENSURE GREATER ACCURACY AND
ACCOUNTABILITY OF FUNDS AND TO CREATE GREATER EFFICIENCIES IN MANAGING THESE
RECORDS.
2. RENTAL VEHICLES AT TAD SITE/DUTY LOCATION. COMMANDERS ARE DIRECTED TO
MAXIMIZE THE USE OF GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION MEANS AND
CONSOLIDATE THE TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS OF THEIR MARINES BEFORE
REQUESTING APPROVAL OF RENTAL VEHICLES. IN THOSE INSTANCES WHERE GOVERNMENT
AND/OR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS ARE INSUFFICIENT OR ADVERSELY
EFFECT THE MISSION OR IN LOCATIONS WHERE BILLETING AND WORK LOCATIONS ARE
FAR ENOUGH APART TO JUSTIFY USE OF GROUND TRANSPORTATION, NOT SERVED BY
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, AND WHERE THERE IS NO COST BENEFIT IN THE USE OF
INTERNAL RESOURCES (I.E., MOTOR POOL BUSSING), RENTAL CARS MAY BE
AUTHORIZED.
3. SMCR UNITS & DETS: THOSE RENTAL CARS DEEMED ESSENTIAL BY COMMANDERS
WILL BE FUNDED ON INDIVIDUAL MOBILIZATION ORDERS CITING THE MCRATS LINE OF
APPROPRIATION AND STANDARD DOCUMENT NUMBER.
COMMANDERS MUST SUBMIT A ROSTER (NAME/RANK/SSN) FOR INDIVIDUALS REQUIRING
RENTAL VEHICLES VIA THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND TO THE MARFORRES COMPTROLLER TO
ENSURE ORDERS ARE FUNDED APPROPRIATELY.
4. INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEES: FUNDING RENTAL VEHICLES FOR INDIVIDUAL
AGUMENTEES IS THE RESPONSILBITY OF THE GAINING FORCE COMMANDER.
COMMANDERS AUTHORIZING RENTAL CARS FOR ACTIVATED INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEES, MUST
SUBMIT THEIR COMMAND FUNDED LOA AND SDN TO CMC
(MMFA) VIA NAVAL MESSAGE FOR INCLUSION TO THE MEMBER*S ACTIVATION ORDERS.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION MUST BE INCLUDED:
A. NAME (LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MI)
B. RANK
C. SSN (LAST FOUR)
D. RTN
E. BEGIN AND END DATE OF RENTAL CAR AUTHORIZED.
F. ROWS TRACKING NUMBER (FOR ORDERS MODIFICATIONS).// BT
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EID

Frequently Asked Questions

How do EID benefits work?

This office has received a few questions surrounding EID Benefits for members that initially receive the benefit, but do not activate. Below is your guidance and how this guidance applies to the 2 situations below:

Situation #1: Marine Reserve identified for activation. EID entry is submitted to allow for the early TRICARE benefits. During the 180-day period, the member uses those EID benefits. Prior to the activation, member is injured and is deemed "not medically qualified" for mobilization.

GUIDANCE: When the member is determined to be "not medically qualified for mobilization" due to a condition arising from an injury sustained during E-ID, he/she should be removed from the E-ID list. A line of duty [yes/no] determination on the member must be made. If the determination of LOD is yes then he/she is entitled to continued care through TRICARE. If the determination of LOD is no, then continued coverage is not authorized and the unit then runs the "Early Notice Termination" date. The member is not responsible for the cost of medical care received while in an EID status.

Situation #2: Marine Reserve identified for activation. EID entry is submitted to allow for the early TRICARE benefits. During the 180-day period, the member uses those EID benefits. Prior to the activation, the member is removed from the list of those being activated (member no longer required to activate). The unit then runs the "Early Notice Termination" date effective the date the determination was made to remove member from list.

GUIDANCE: Like the first situation, once it has been determined that a member will not be mobilized/deployed he/she must be removed from the E-ID list. The member is not responsible for the cost of medical care received while in an E-ID status. However, if he/she was removed from E-ID by reason of not being qualified for mobilization due to a medically limiting condition, a medical evaluation board should be convened to determine if the case should be sent to a physical evaluation board to determine if the member should be retained in the reserves.

Situation #3: Unit runs an Early ID transaction with a start date of 20080301 with a projected active duty date of 20180715. The same Marine is on active duty under ADOS (or any active duty) orders from 20180120 - 20180401. The Early ID transaction will not process in DEERS because the individual Marine is on active duty at the start of the EID period.

GUIDANCE: The solution is for units to run the Early ID period after active duty ends with a start date no earlier than the day after the active duty period ends. In this example that would be 20180402.

Situation #4: Unit runs an Early ID transaction with a start date of 20180301 with a projected active duty date of 20180715. The same Marine is then given ADOS orders that run from 20180310 - 20180415. The Early ID benefit will not pick up again when the active duty ends.

GUIDANCE: The solution in this case is for the unit to run another Early ID transaction with a start date the day after active duty ends. In this example that would be 20180416.

 

Muster After DeMob

How do I annotate my muster sheets following deactivation?

Per UnderSecDef Memorandum 15 Mar 07 (it was also stated in each previous Memo), "Members who have served on active duty involuntarily in support of this contingency for more than three consecutive months shall be exempted from involuntarily performing:
(1) AT for a minimum of 6 months, and
(2) IDT for a minimum of 60 days after release from active duty"

With this in mind, during the 60-day period, the member CAN perform IDT, but cannot be REQUIRED to perform IDT. Also, if the member does not perform IDT during this 60-day period, he will be allowed to make up the drill with no penalties. The marking of N/S will be annotated on the muster sheet for any member not performing drill during the 60-day period.

The upcoming change to the MCRAMM will include the following:
Para 5203.2.a (5) - Personnel not scheduled for IDT will be marked "NS" (not scheduled). Reservists who are on active duty (ADOS, AT, IIADT, School, etc.), or who have made arrangements for a RIDT prior to the scheduled IDT are not scheduled. Additionally, Reservists who are not required to attend IDT following release from active duty from a period of involuntary activation will also be annotated as NS. Following the NS, annotate in the comments column of the muster sheet the reason, e.g., RIDT: (date), "AT/ADOS (date) to (date)/(location), or "Not Required to perform IDT following release from Involuntary Activation." A reservist who arranges to miss a unit IDT and does not schedule the RIDT prior to the IDT is considered absent from the scheduled IDT.


Reenlist

How do I run an extension or reenlistment on a Marine that has already been mobilized?

Reenlistments/extensions USMCR for mobilization purposes:

If the extension or reenlistment is dated after the MDay, report the mobilization TTC 826 first; then, report the Initial Join per mobilization instructions.

Once the Initial Join has cycled, report the reenlistment/extension USMCR. The ECC may need to be updated to match the EAS after the reenlistment/extension has been reported. Always check record in MCTFS after entries have cycled.



Accession BAH

How does BAH work for accession pipeline Marines?

NEW BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR HOUSING (BAH) PROCEDURES FOR RESERVE COMPONENT (RC) MARINES ATTENDING ACCESSION TRAINING AND CLARIFICATION OF BAH PROCEDURES FOR OTHER FORMS OF RESERVE DUTY
Date Signed: 5/20/2008
MARADMIN Number: 305/08
UNCLASSIFIED//
MARADMIN 305/08
R 201533Z MAY 08
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC/MP DIV// SUBJ/NEW BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR HOUSING (BAH) PROCEDURES FOR RESERVE /COMPONENT (RC) MARINES ATTENDING ACCESSION TRAINING AND /CLARIFICATION OF BAH PROCEDURES FOR OTHER FORMS OF RESERVE DUTY// REF/A/MSGID:DOC/DOD/YMD:20080101//
NARR/REF/A/JOINT FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS (JFTR)/// POC/P.R. BONINCONTRI/CAPT/UNIT:MPO/-/TEL:(703) 784-9386 /TEL:DSN 278-9386// GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, RC MARINES WITHOUT DEPENDENTS MAY BE AUTHORIZED A BAH WHILE ATTENDING ACCESSION TRAINING.
THIS MARADMIN ANNOUNCES THIS CHANGE TO THE POLICY AND CLARIFIES CURRENT BAH POLICY FOR RC MARINES ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY: (1) TO ATTEND ACCESSION TRAINING; (2) IN SUPPORT OF A CONTINGENCY; OR (3) FOR A PERIOD OF 31 DAYS OR MORE.
2. RESERVE COMPONENT BAH POLICY:
A. REF A IS THE GOVERNING REGULATION FOR BAH.
B. RC MARINES ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY FOR OTHER THAN ACCESSION PIPELINE TRAINING ARE AUTHORIZED BAH BASED ON THE DURATION AND TYPE OF ACTIVATION ORDERS. THIS POLICY APPLIES TO RC MARINES WITH DEPENDENTS AND WITHOUT DEPENDENTS. ADDITIONAL DOD GUIDANCE IS ANNOTATED IN CHAPTER 10, U10428 OF REF A.
3. THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2008 AUTHORIZED THE PAYMENT OF BAH TO RC MARINES WITHOUT DEPENDENTS, ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY FOR THE PURPOSE OF ATTENDING ACCESSION TRAINING, WHO BECAUSE OF SUCH ORDER, ARE UNABLE TO CONTINUE TO OCCUPY A RESIDENCE WHICH IS OWNED BY THE MEMBER OR FOR WHICH RENTAL PAYMENTS ARE PAID.
ACCESSION TRAINING INCLUDES RECRUIT TRAINING AND FOLLOW-ON FORMAL SCHOOL TRAINING UNTIL THE MARINE OBTAINS A PRIMARY MILITARY OCCUPATION SPECIALTY (MOS).
4. ACCESSION PIPELINE BAH:
A. RC MARINES WITH DEPENDENTS ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY FOR ACCESSION TRAINING ARE AUTHORIZED BAH BASED ON THE PRINCIPLE PLACE OF RESIDENCE (ACTIVATION LOCATION).
B. RC MARINES WITHOUT DEPENDENTS MAY BE ENTITLED TO BAH IF THE RC MARINE MAINTAINS A CONTINUOUS LONG-TERM FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR RESIDENCE THAT WAS IN EFFECT PRIOR TO ATTENDING ACCESSION TRAINING. THE FOLLOWING QUALIFIES AS AN ELIGIBLE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHICH THE PAYMENT OF BAH IS AUTHORIZED:
(1) FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR A DOMICILE AT THE PRINCIPLE PLACE OF RESIDENCE IS DEFINED AS RENTAL OR MORTGAGE PAYMENTS PAID ON THE PRIMARY RESIDENCE OF THE MARINE AT THE TIME OF ORDER TO ACTIVE DUTY. ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PROOF INCLUDE A MORTGAGE OR DEED TO A HOME, A RENTAL LEASE AGREEMENT IN THE MARINE'S NAME, OR CONSISTENT HISTORICAL DOCUMENTATION OF PAYMENTS FOR HOUSING IN EXCESS OF 6 MONTHS.
(A) PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY DOES NOT INCLUDE A NOTARIZED PROMISSORY AGREEMENT OR A FINANCIAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN A RELATIVE OR A FRIEND THAT IS NOT A TRUE COMMERCIAL AND LEGAL AGREEMENT OR THAT IS FOR A DOMICILE THAT IS JOINTLY OCCUPIED BY THE MARINE AND A RELATIVE OR FRIEND. A MEMBER RESIDING IN THE HOME OF A FRIEND OR RELATIVE MAY NOT HAVE THE FRIEND/RELATIVE PREPARE A LEASE IN ORDER FOR THE MEMBER TO CLAIM FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE RESIDENCE FOR THE PURPOSES OF BAH.
(B) A HOUSE OR APARTMENT MUST BE A "LEGITIMATE"
RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY (RENTED OR LEASED BY THE MEMBER) IN ORDER FOR IT TO QUALIFY FOR PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.
(C) LEGITIMATE RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY IS PROPERTY THAT IS AVAILABLE FOR RENT TO THE PUBLIC (AND NOT JUST TO A
FRIEND/RELATIVE) AND FOR WHICH THE OWNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR REPORTING THE RENT AS INCOME TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE.
(D) A MEMBER MAY NOT "SUBLEASE" OR "SUBLET" A HOME FROM ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS ALREADY ENTERED INTO A LEASING AGREEMENT WITH THE PROPERTY OWNER.
(2) TO BE CONSIDERED A VALID LEASE, THE MEMBER MUST HAVE ENTERED INTO THE LEASE AGREEMENT 6 MONTHS PRIOR TO ATTENDING ACCESSION TRAINING AND THE LEASED PROPERTY MUST BE MAINTAINED BY THE MEMBER DURING THE ACCESSION TRAINING PERIOD FOR CONTINUED ELIGIBILITY TO BAH.
(3) RC MARINES WHO CHANGE THEIR PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY DURING PERIODS OF LEAVE IN BETWEEN RECRUIT TRAINING AND/OR SUBSEQUENT ACCESSION TRAINING COURSES MUST RECERTIFY THEIR FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TO RETAIN THEIR ENTITLEMENT TO BAH. IF THERE IS A CHANGE IN FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, THE BAH RATE WILL REFLECT THE NEW ZIP CODE LOCALITY RATE.
(4) TERMINATION OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY WILL RESULT IN THE PAYMENT OF BAH BEING STOPPED.
(5) CHANGES IN DEPENDENCY STATUS WILL RESULT IN RECERTIFICATION OF BAH. MEMBERS THAT ACQUIRE DEPENDENTS DURING PERIODS OF TRANSIT OR LEAVE WILL REPORT THIS CHANGE UPON REPORTING TO THEIR NEXT TRAINING LOCATION OR RESERVE CENTER. MEMBERS THAT LOSE DEPENDENTS WILL ADHERE TO THE GUIDANCE IN THIS MARADMIN FROM DATE OF LOSS.
5. RC MARINES ON INITIAL ACTIVE DUTY TRAINING (IADT) ORDERS ARE IN THE ACCESSION PIPELINE. RC MARINES REMAIN IN THE ACCESSION PIPELINE UNTIL INITIAL TRAINING IS COMPLETED AND THE RC MARINE IS ASSIGNED A PRIMARY MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY (MOS). INITIAL TRAINING INCLUDES FOLLOW-ON TRAINING AT THE SCHOOL OF INFANTRY AND/OR PRIMARY MOS SCHOOL TRAINING. IN THESE SITUATIONS RC MARINES MAY BE ISSUED SPLIT INCREMENT ORDERS FOR THE PURPOSES OF ATTENDING BASIC TRAINING (SUMMER #1); SOI-MCT (SUMMER #2); AND PMOS TRAINING (SUMMER #3).
THESE ORDERS ARE CONSIDERED INITIAL ACTIVE DUTY TRAINING TYPE ORDERS AND AS SUCH ACCESSION BAH IS PAYABLE PROVIDED THE MEMBER MAINTAINS A FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AS DEFINED IN THIS MESSAGE.
6. CLARIFICATION OF CURRENT BAH POLICIES AS REFLECTED IN REF (A) ARE AS FOLLOWS:
A. RC MEMBERS WITH OR WITHOUT DEPENDENTS ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY (OTHER THAN FOR A CONTINGENCY OR ACCESSION TRAINING) FOR LESS THAN
31 DAYS ARE ENTITLED TO BAH-RC (EITHER AT THE WITH OR WITHOUT DEPENDENT RATE). BAH-RC RATES CAN BE FOUND ON THE PER DIEM TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION ALLOWANCE COMMITTEE WEBSITE.
B. RC MEMBERS WITH OR WITHOUT DEPENDENTS ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY (OTHER THAN FOR A CONTINGENCY OR ACCESSION TRAINING) FOR 31 DAYS OR MORE ARE ENTITLED TO BAH. THE ZIP CODE LOCALITY RATE IS BASED ON THE PRINCIPLE PLACE OF RESIDENCE OF THE RC MARINE UNLESS PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) ORDERS ARE ISSUED AND HOUSEHOLD GOODS (HHG) MOVE IS AUTHORIZED.
C. RC MEMBERS WITH OR WITHOUT DEPENDENTS ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY IN SUPPORT OF A CONTINGENCY, REGARDLESS OF THE DURATION OF ORDERS, ARE ENTITLED TO BAH FROM THE DATE OF ACTIVATION. THE ZIP CODE LOCALITY RATE IS BASED UPON THE PRINCIPLE PLACE OF RESIDENCE OF THE RC MARINE AT THE TIME OF ACTIVATION. THE PRINCIPLE PLACE OF RESIDENCE IS THE LOCATION FROM WHICH THE MEMBER WAS ACTIVATED OR THE
MEMBER'S PRIMARY RESIDENCE AT THE TIME OF ACTIVATION.
D. RC MEMBERS WITH OR WITHOUT DEPENDENTS ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY FOR ACCESSION TRAINING, REGARDLESS OF THE DURATION OF ORDERS, ARE AUTHORIZED BAH PER PAR 4 OF THIS MESSAGE.
E. PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS NOT REQUIRED TO START BAH FOR ANY TYPE OF RC DUTY OTHER THAN ACCESSION TRAINING.
F. WHEN PCS ORDERS ARE ISSUED (PCS APPN DATA IS REFLECTED IN THE ORDERS), BAH IS PAID BASED ON THE NEW PERMANENT DUTY STATION AND THE ASSIGNMENT TO GOVERNMENT QUARTERS. IF SINGLE TYPE GOVERNMENT QUARTERS ARE ASSIGNED, THEN BAH PARTIAL IS PAID.
7. THE ACTIVATION SITE CERTIFYING OFFICIAL WILL AUTHENTICATE THE PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AT THE INITIAL ACTIVATION AND SUBSEQUENT ACTIVATIONS OF THE ACCESSION PIPELINE MARINE.
8. MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT FINANCE OFFICES WILL NOT PAY BAH TO RESERVE MARINES WITHOUT PROOF OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.
QUESTIONS REGARDING VALID PROOF OF RESPONSIBILITY WILL BE FORWARDED TO MANPOWER MILITARY POLICY (MPO).
9. RETENTION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED BY INDIVIDUAL MARINES TO SUBSTANTIATE THE BAH LOCALITY RATE UPON ACTIVATION WILL BE MAINTAINED IN THE UNIT'S CORRESPONDENCE FILES. RETENTION WILL BE FOR THE CURRENT YEAR, PLUS 2-YEARS FROM THE COMPLETION OF THE ACTIVATION PERIOD.
10. THE POLICY CONTAINED IN THIS MESSAGE APPLIES TO THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE.
11. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY MR. M. F. APPLEGATE, DIRECTOR, MANPOWER PLANS AND POLICY DIVISION.//

Correcting Activation

How do I correct an activation on a Marine who did not activate?

There has been a rise in "oops accidentally activated this Marine" issues.
They are not correcting it the right way ...

QUESTION: I accidentally activated a Marine that should not have been
activated. How do I correct MCTFS?

SCENARIO #1 - Member has been activated (M-Day entry ran), yet has NOT been
INIT JOINED to the unit.
- DO NOT RUN A JOIN ERRONEOUS ENTRY
- Reserve RUC must run TTC 369 003 JOIN/TRANSFER ERRONEOUS.
- Complete a full and comprehensive audit of the record. This
entry will automatically re-set many entries w/in MCTFS.

SCENARIO #2 - Member has been activated (M-Day entry ran) and has also been
INIT JOINED to the active duty RUC.
- DO NOT RUN A JOIN ERRONEOUS ENTRY
- AcDu RUC must run TTC 378 000 DROP (MBK5) entry effective the
same date as the INIT JOIN
- Res RUC must JOIN the member back to the SMCR
- If the member received pay, inform member that he/she will be
checked (provide info on how to write a check to US Treasury Dept).
- Contact MISSO 16/17 (Ms Debbie Clark) to have the CRCR adjusted
to remove the 1 duty point the member was credited

*** The best way to avoid an inadvertant activation is to ENSURE
that the member is PHYSICALLY present for duty prior to submitting the
INIT JOIN entry.

Activated Reservist ProCons

How do Pro/Cons work for activated reservists?

Proficiency and Conduct Marks. IAW MCO P1070.12K Corporals and below serving on active duty in a full duty status having not received markings within the last 90 day will receive Semi-Annual (SA) marks on 31Jan & 31Jul. The unit should also run NA for the Annual (AN) marks for 31Dec.

1. When the effective date of Transfer (TR), To TAD (TD), TAD Complete (C), Promotion (PR) or Reduction (RD) marks coincides with the issuing of the SA marks, the TR, TD, TC, PR, RD marks will take precedence.

2. When the effective date of another reporting occasion (such as the period of TAD to the GFC) occurs 90 days prior to the effective date for reporting the AN Marks (31Dec), the TR, TD, TC, PR, RD, etc will take precedence. Run the appropriate marks, then run NA for the AN Marks (31Dec).

3. If a Marine completes his period of activation and is deactivated within 90 days prior to the effective date for reporting SA marks (31Jan & 31Jul), run the TR marks. If this occurs within 90 days prior to the next AR marking requirement (31DEC) run NA for the AR marks.

4. If a Marine completes his period of activation and is deactivated within 90 days after the effective date for reporting the SA marks (31Jan & 31Jul), then run the SA marks and then run NA for the TR marks.


PDMRA With LWAS

How do I process PDMRA in conjunction with LWAS?

Processing PDMRA in conjunction with LWAS requires close attention to be paid to the start/end times and dates. In order to ensure that the last day of PDMRA is actually charged as a day of PDMRA, the member must be signed in AFTER 1201. In order to ensure that the LWAS is started correctly, the LWAS should begin 1 minute following the return from PDMRA.

EXAMPLE:
Member has 23 days of PDMRA that he will be taking in conjunction with 30 days LWAS. The intent is for the Marine to depart in the afternoon of 1May09 with the first day of PDMRA being charged for 2May09. The last chargeable date for PDMRA is 24May09. Marine's first chargeable day of LWAS should be 25May09 with his RELACDU being executed at 2359 on 23Jun09. In order to ensure that there is no break between chargeable periods, the Unit Diary should be submitted as follows:

RESPITE ABSENCE FROM 1201 20090502 TO 1201 20090524 TO LWAS 1202 20090525 SEP DATE 20090623


Activation DD214

When do I issue a DD-214 to a deactivating reservist?

Per MEMORANDUM FOR CHIEF OF NAVAL PERSONNEL DEPUTY COMMANDANT, MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS:

DD-214's will be issued upon execution of LWAS (or PDMRA/LWAS) vice waiting for the actual RELACDU date.

See here:
DIRECTIVE_MEMORANDUM_ICO_DD214_AT_DEMOB_PROCESSING

Also read PAA 02-09

UNCLASSIFIED//
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/MOZART//
SUBJ/PERSONNEL ADMIN ADVISORY 02-09//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THIS IS PERSONNEL ADMIN ADVISORY 02-09.
PAA'S 01-00 THROUGH 01-09 REMAINS IN EFFECT.
2. ADDRESSEES ARE REQUESTED TO ADDRESS THIS PAA TO SUBORDINATE ORG/UNITS.
3. THE FOLLOWING TOPICS ARE ADDRESSED.
A. COMPLETION OF CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE OR DISCHARGE FROM ACTIVE
DUTY (DD-214) AT DEMOBILIZATION PROCESSING.
B. RETIREMENT/SEPARATION ENTITLEMENT TO CONSTRUCTIVE TRAVEL
TIME.
C. MINORS DESIGNATED BENEFICIARIES OF SGLI.
4. COMPLETION OF CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE OR DISCHARGE FROM ACTIVE DUTY
(DD-214) AT DEMOBILIZATION PROCESSING. THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
(M&RA) PUBLISHED ON MARCH 16, 2009 A DIRECTIVE MEMORANDUM ANNOUNCING A
CHANGE IN CURRENT POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A COMPLETED AND
SIGNED DD FORM 214 TO ALL RESERVE COMPONENT SERVICE MEMBERS UPON IMPENDING
RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, ALL MARINE CORPS
SEPARATION CENTERS/SECTIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO COMPUTE AND SIGN DD FORM 214
IN ADVANCE OF A MEMBERS SEPARATION DATE IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THIS PROCESS.
A CHANGE TO CURRENT POLICY AND PROCEDURES CONTAINED IN MCO P1900.16, MARINE
CORPS SEPARATION AND RETIREMENT MANUAL
(MARCORSEPMAN), WILL BE FORTHCOMING IN A FUTURE UPDATE.

5. RETIREMENT/SEPARATION ENTITLEMENT TO CONSTRUCTIVE TRAVEL TIME.
IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT SOME ORGANIZATIONS/UNITS MAY BE
ISSUING RETIREMENT ORDERS CONTAINING AUTHORIZATION TO CONSTRUCTIVE TRAVEL
TIME. FIGURE 5-5 OF MARCORSEPMAN SHOWS AN EXAMPLE OF ORDERS FOR DISCHARGE
AND THE STATEMENT IN PARAGRAPH 2 INDICATING THE MEMBER IS NOT ENTITLED TO
CONSTRUCTIVE TRAVEL TIME.
LIAISON WITH HQMC (MMSR) HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND A FUTURE UPDATE TO FIGURE
2-1 WILL INCLUDE THE SAME INFORMATION FOR RETIREMENT ORDERS.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, ALL ORGANIZATIONS/UNITS WILL ENSURE
RETIRING/SEPARATING MARINES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED CONSTRUCTIVE TRAVEL TIME WHEN
ISSUING RETIREMENT/SEPARATION ORDERS PER THE MARCORSEPSMAN. PARAGRAPHS
U5125-A, U5125-D, 5130-B1, AND U5225-G OF THE JFTR REFERS TO ENTITLEMENTS OF
RETIREES FOR TRAVEL THAT WILL BE EXECUTED AFTER THE DATE OF RETIREMENT,
THEREFORE, RETIRING/SEPARATING MARINES ARE NOT ENTITLED TO CONSTRUCTIVE
TRAVEL TIME. A CHANGE TO CURRENT POLICY AND PROCEDURES CONTAINED IN THE
MARCORSEPMAN WILL BE FORTHCOMING IN A FUTURE UPDATE.
6. MINORS DESIGNATED BENEFICIARIES OF SGLI. IF A MINOR IS DESIGNATED BY
NAME ON THE SGLV 8286, GUARDIANSHIP/CONSERVATORSHIP OF THE MINORS
ESTATE/PROPERTY MAY BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO DISBURSEMENT OF THE SGLI. AMONG
OTHER OPTIONS WOULD BE TO FUND A TESTAMENTARY TRUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE
MINOR. TO FUND A TESTAMENTARY TRUST WITH SGLI PROCEEDS, THE SGLV 8286
SHOULD BE COMPLETED TO READ: "TO THE TRUSTEE OF THE TESTAMENTARY TRUST NAMED
IN MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, FOR THE BENEFIT OF (NAME OF MINOR)." A LAST
WILL AND TESTAMENT WITH THE APPROPRIATE TRUST PROVISIONS MUST EXIST PRIOR TO
SUCH DESIGNATION. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT IN BOTH OF THESE CASES, PAYMENT
CAN BE SUBSTANTIALLY DELAYED AS PROOF OF GUARDIANSHIP/CONSERVATORSHIP, PROOF
OF PROBATE, AND ASSOCIATEDCOURT ORDERS WILL BE REQUIRED BEFORE DISBURSEMENT
CAN BE MADE.
7. POC FOR PAAS IS MR. JERRY WELCH AT DSN 278-9765, COMM (703)
784-9765 OR BY EMAIL AT JERRY.R.WELCH@USMC.MIL.

Activated Reservist FitReps

What reporting occasion and dates are activated Marines given Fitness Reports?

SMCR Marines being activated/deployed under the same RS have no report due
upon activation. SMCR Marines being activated/deployed under a different RS
must have a transfer "TR" report completed with an ending date 1 day prior
to the date of activation. Fitness reports will be completed and submitted
for any occasion occurring during activation, which requires a fitness
report per MCO P1610.7 (PES Manual). During periods of activation,
activated SMCR Marines will continue to receive their annual "AR" report as
due IAW MCO P1610.7 (PES Manual). Upon demobilization/deactivation, SMCR
Marines will receive a "CS" report with an ending date equal to the date of
demobilization (if the RS was not the Marine's normal RS), or the date of
deactivation (if the RS is the Marine's normal RS). The beginning date of
the next reporting occasion must be verified to and begin the date following
the end date of the "CS" report as to ensure there are no "date gaps". Any
periods of LWAS or PDMRA should be annotated as a period of
non-availability.


PDMRA checkout

WHAT TIME CAN I CHECK OUT ON PDMRA? 

PDMRA is a form of PTAD.  PTAD should be treated like Annual Leave regarding the check-in/check-out guidance for leave.  Marines that are traveling via POV outside of the local area are allowed to check-out at 1200 and check-in by 1201.  Marines that are staying within the local area are instructed to check-out at 1630 and check-in by 0730.

commuted ration

When is a NAVMC 10522 (Commuted Ration Action Form) required?

Answer: The unit needs to ensure all single E-6s and below, or E-6 and below not residing with their dependents have a completed NAVMC 10522 maintained on file. It does not matter if the unit is an I&I or a Recruiting Station where there is not an established dining facility. It does not matter that the unit is not on a military base. It does not matter that the member is getting BAS and the form is for commuted rations. The bottom line is if the member is approved to mess separately and is an single E-6 or E-6 below not residing with their family they will have a completed NAVMC 10522 on file.

meal card

Meal Card Requirements

"This determination affects only those Marines where the place of duty and place of messing is 30 minutes or less each way by government transportation. The CMC (MPP) will recertify this determination annually."
a. Policy for Messing Separately. The following categories of Marines are authorized to mess separately:
(1) Gunnery sergeants and above.
(2) Staff sergeants and below (except basic trainees) who are residing with dependents.
(3) Marines granted permission to reside in commercial quarters off base/station when government quarters are not available.
(4) Marines who require special diets that are beyond the capabilities of the government for the duration of the period specified by competent medical authority.
(5) Marines with a conflict between the diet provided by the government mess and that required by their religious practices may request permission to mess separately(BAS/ComRats). Such requests must be endorsed by the local chaplain prior to final approval by the commanding officer. Also see MCO 10110.34.
(6) Marines assigned to the following independent types of duty, providing rations-in-kind would have an adverse affect on the mission requirements of these billets:
(a) Recruiting duty.
(b) Inspector-Instructor staff duty.
(c) Duty with the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing.
(d) Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC).
(e) Assistant Military Officer Instructor (AMOI) duty.
(f) Contract Liaison duty.
This determination affects only those Marines where the place of duty and place of messing is 30 minutes or less each way by government transportation. The CMC (MPP) will recertify this determination annually.

Bottom-line, if the unit has a messing facility less than 30 minutes or less each way they should have a meal card process.

extend partial mob

How can an activated reserve extend to remain on active duty with a GFC beyond the expiration of his/her Partial Mobilization Orders?

There is NO AUTHORITY to simply extend a Marine's Partial Mobilization Orders (orders issued pursuant to USC 10, Section 12302) The process by which an SMCR Marine volunteers to remain on active duty w/ a GFC is provided below:
* GFC must have a VALIDATED RTN
* RTN must be vacant
* GFC must want the Marine to fill the RTN
* Marine must volunteer
* Marine must submit AA Form via SMCR Chain of Command to volunteer to fill the RTN
* SMCR Chain of Command must approve the Marine to be away from parent SMCR Unit for the duration of the RTN. Parent Unit commander is required to ensure that approval of the request will not have any impact on the unit's ability to source to SMCR Unit requirements
* Upon receipt of SMCR Chain of Command approval, MarForRes will request the RTN to be tasked to MFR for fill
* MarForRes will nominate volunteer to fill validated RTN
* MMFA approves the Marine to fill the RTN
* Parent SMCR Unit issues USC TITLE 10, Section 12301(d) (ADOS-CO) orders for the duration of the approved RTN fill.

smcr medal

You have a SMCR Marine drilling witn a SMCR unit. He should have received his SMCR Medal in Aug 2010, but prior to that date he had 9 UA drill and a MCEAS package generated. The Marine came back and made up all his drills after Aug 2010. What is the new effective date of the SMCR Medal?

The Awards Manual does not state specific guidelines for the SMCR Medal like the Good Conduct Medal. Per the Service Awards Section at the Awards Branch at HQMC, the SMCR Medal should be treated just like the Good Conduct Medal (GCM). Therefore like the GCM "If the service record contains a record of a NJP, a new qualifying period shall begin with the date following the date of the offense. If the date of the offense cannot be determined the new qualifying period shall begin with the date following the NJP". With that said, the Marine does not rate the SMCR Medal for the period prior to Aug 2010. The Marine's new effective date will be the day after he makes up his last drill.

Local Commuting Distance Determination

My unit is not on a base and a higher level I-I wants to set the local commuting distance. Is this correct, or should it be the local I-I?

Per the JFTR U3500 "A local boundary is determined by the AO/local Service in a written directive." In this case the local I-I.

Answer courtesy of MCAAT.

16 Year Waivers

What is the process for submitting 16-year waiver requests?

Any orders requests (ADT, OTD, ADOS, etc.) that will take a Marine past 16
years of active federal service must now be approved by CMC, M&RA per
SECNAVINST 1800.2. These requests must be submitted to MarForRes (G-1), no
less than 30 days prior to the planned start of duty to allow routing
through the CMC (RAC) Branch Head; Deputy Director, RA; and then to DC,
M&RA.


AFRM

Frequently Asked Questions

How do the devices work for the Armed Forces Reserve Medal?

SECNAVINST 1650.1J
Authorization for the awarding of the Armed Forces Reserve Medal "M" Device and Arabic Numbers for participation in a designated contingency operation.

SCENARIO #1:

Reserve Component Marine is issued USC TITLE 10 orders for duty ISO OIF for duty in Iraq (Jun 02 - Jun 03). The same member is activated again and issued USC TITLE 10 orders for duty ISO OIF for duty in Iraq (Jun 08 - Jun 09).
ANSWER: Member would NOT rate an Arabic number due to the fact that although activated 2 separate times, both were ISO OIF.

SCENARIO #2:

Reserve Component Marine is issued USC TITLE 10 orders for duty (Jun 02 - Jun 03) ISO OIF for duty in Iraq . During this period, he is reassigned to serve in Afghanistan ISO OEF
ANSWER: Member rates the "M" device only. Member would NOT rate an Arabic number for the duty served ISO OEF due to the fact that he served on a single set of orders for 2 separate operations.

SCENARIO #3:

Reserve Component Marine is issued USC TITLE 10 orders for duty ISO OIF for duty in Iraq (Jun 02 - Jun 03). The same member is activated again and issued USC TITLE 10 orders for duty w/ HOA (Jun 08 - Jun 09).
ANSWER: Member rates the "M" device only. HOA is not listed in the SecNavInst as a separate operation that would qualify for a individual "M" Device (Arabic number). HOA is considered support of operation Iraqi Freedom.

SCENARIO #4:

Reserve Component Marine is issued USC TITLE 10 orders for duty ISO OIF for duty in Iraq (Jun 02 - Jun 03) in support of OIF. The same member is activated again and issued USC TITLE 10 orders for duty ISO OEF for duty in Afghanistan (Jun 08 - Jun 09) in support of OEF.
ANSWER: Member would rate the "M" device for the duty performed ISO OIF, then he would rate an Arabic number for the duty performed ISO OEF due to the fact that he has been activated on 2 separate occasions ISO 2 separate operations (OIF then OEF).

SCENARIO #5:

Reserve Component member volunteers to fill an IA requirement and is issued orders pursuant to USC TITLE 10 Section 12301(d).
ANSWER: Member does not rate the "M" device due to the fact that IOT be entitled to this award, the member must have been called to active service pursuant to USC TITLE 10 Sections 12301(a), 12302, or 12304.

SCENARIO #6:

Reserve Component Marine is issued "volunteer" ADOS-CO orders pursuant to USC Title 10 Section 12301(d) to support Black Sea Rotational Forces 11 (BSRF-11).
ANSWER:  Member rates AFRM "M" device due to the fact that the orders that brought them on active duty are in support of OEF which is one of the operations listed in SECNAVINST 1650.1.

FMCL

I have a Cpl that completed Fundamentals of Marine Corps Leadership (FMCL) MCI-0035 (web-based version) during its active prerequisite for promotion to Cpl; does it count as PME complete for Cpl since nothing is mentioned on MCI 0035 in MARADMINS 370/07 and 640/10?

Per MCAAT: YES. The web based version MCI 0035 does count as PME complete for the rank of Corporal. MARADMIN 370/07 doesn't mention MCI 0035 and there was no need to raise the issue as long as either version of FMCL was completed prior to the Marine picking up Corporal. MCAAT has not written any erroneous promotions on Marines with FMCL-0035 completed during the appropriate timeframe.


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