ALMAR 095/97


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Date signed: 03/24/97 ALMAR Number: 095/97
R 241900Z MAR 97
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC//PP&O//
ALMAR 095/97

SUBJ/DESIGNATION OF 0321 RECONNAISSANCE MARINE AS A PRIMARY MOS//

1. THIS ALMAR IS TO IMPLEMENT 0321 AS A PRIMARY MOS FOR DESIGNATED INDIVIDUALS FROM THE RANK OF PVT THROUGH SGT. 2. BEGINNING 27 MAR 97 AND CONTINUING THROUGH 15 JUNE 97,

LATERAL MOVE REQUESTS TO 0321, RECONNAISSANCE MARINE ARE BEING ACCEPTED BY HQMC (MMEA-6) VIA CPMS, NAVAL MESSAGE, OR NAVMC 10842 PER MCO P1040.31G. REQUESTS FOR LATERAL MOVES WILL BE ACCEPTED IN TWO PHASES. THE FIRST PHASE 27 MAR 97 THROUGH 15 MAY 97 WILL BE FOR THOSE MARINES CURRENTLY SERVING IN RECONNAISSANCE BILLETS; (BILLET/ ADDITIONAL MOS'S 0321, 8652, 8653, AND 8654). THE SECOND PHASE, 16 MAY 97 THROUGH 15 JUNE 97 WILL BE FOR THOSE MARINES CURRENTLY POSSESSING AN ADDITIONAL 0321, 8652, 8653, OR 8654 MOS AND PRESENTLY NOT SERVING IN A RECONNAISSANCE BILLET. ALL PACKAGES MUST BE RECEIVED BY THIS HEADQUARTERS NLT 15 JUNE 97. MARINES WILL BE SELECTED FOR LATERAL MOVE TO PMOS 0321 UPON DETERMINATION OF THE FINAL MOS REQUIREMENTS FROM THE GRADE ADJUSTMENT RECAPITULATION (GAR) IN MAY 97. PREREQUISITES ARE IDENTIFIED BELOW:
(1) GT SCORE OF 110 (WAIVERABLE FOR MARINES WHO CURRENTLY HAVE 0321 SECONDARY)
(2) MUST POSSESS A 1ST CLASS SWIMMER QUALIFICATION
(3) 1ST CLASS PFT
(4) NORMAL COLOR VISION
(5) NEAR NORMAL VISUAL ACUITY PER COMNAVMEDCOM
(6) MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN
(7) MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR A SECRET CLEARANCE
(8) MINIMUM 24 MONTHS OBLIGATED SERVICE REMAINING OR AGREE TO EXTEND OR REENLIST TO MEET REQUIREMENT.
FINAL APPROVAL WILL BE MADE BY HQMC (MMEA-82) AND BASED ON THE BEST QUALIFIED MARINE WITHIN YEARS OF SERVICE AND GRADE REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED BY MPP-20. APPROPRIATE MARINE CORPS TOTAL FORCE SYSTEMS (MCTFS) ENTRIES WILL BE MADE BY MMEA-5 NLT 30 JUNE 97. PERSONNEL ACCEPTED FOR LATERAL MOVES WILL PCS/PCA ORDERS BASED UPON THE NEEDS OF THE MARINE CORPS.

3. MOS 0321 WILL BE ASSIGNED AS A PRIMARY MOS. MOS'S 8652, 8653, 8654 WILL BE ASSIGNED AS ADDITIONAL MOS.

4. THE MOS MANUAL HAS BEEN REVISED TO IDENTIFY THE MOS REQUIREMENTS OF 0321 AS IDENTIFIED IN PARA 2 ABOVE.

5. AFTER INITIAL PERIOD DESCRIBED IN PARA 1, THE 0321 PRIMARY MOS WILL BE AWARDED TO DESIGNATED MARINES AFTER COMPLETION OF THE BASIC RECONNAISSANCE COURSE (BRC) AT EWTGLANT/PAC. PARENT COMMANDS WILL MAKE APPROPRIATE MCTFS ENTRIES UPON COMPLETION OF THE BRC AFTER 1 JULY 97. RESERVE MARINES WILL ATTEND OJT AT RESERVE SITES AND WILL THEN BE EVALUATED BY EWTGLANT/PAC FOR AWARDING OF THE MOS. IN EXTREME CASES COMMANDERS CAN REQUEST WAIVER OF SCHOOL ATTENDANCE FOR MARINES FROM HQMC, PP&O, POE-29.

6. BEGINNING ON 1 OCT 97 (FY98), THE ENTRY LEVEL TRAINING TRACK FOR PMOS 0321 WILL BE; MCRD, 0321 SCREENING AT THE SCHOOL OF INFANTRY'S (SOI), BASIC INFANTRY COURSE AT INFANTRY TRAINING BATTALION (ITB), AND THEN BRC AT EWTGLANT/PAC.

7. HQMC POC'S MAJ R. L. POLLARD (POE-29) DSN 224-5832 AND MAJ K. A. CERNY (MMEA-82) DSN 224-5057.