2008 AVIATION LOGISTICS OAG RESTRICTED OFFICER BRIEF MOS 6302 Captain Robb Baczkowski Restricted Officer Promotion Planner Headquarters Marine Corps (MPP-35) UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 TODAY’S AGENDA • General Information • Historical Information • Why do we have Restricted Officers? • Enlisted to Warrant Officer • Warrant Officer Program • Questions? Slide 2 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 What we wont discuss… Grade Constraints Influence Congressionally Authorized End Strength Last Year's Manpow er Last Year's Manpow er Plans RA Process Accession Plans DoD/USMC Policy Plans Congressionally Authorized End Strength Grade Constraints Classification "B" Billet Plan Plans Planning Policies Iterations (Future Inventory) Officer/Enlisted Plans Training Input Plans Determine Affordable MP PCS Plans Manyear Averages Compute T2P2 Manning Control Determine Ideal GAR Develop Manpow er Promotion Plans EXECUTE PLANS Averages Future Inventory Plans (MCRC, T&E, MM) Special Pay Manpow er Augmentation Plan POM/Budget Total Force Planning Model Longevity Other Plans Dependency Guidelines Future ASR TFSD Trooplist Allocate Budgeted Determine Manning/ Develop ASR Develop Missions Structure Trooplist & Structure Requirements MLP Update T/MR DOTES Published Requirements T/Os Current ASR Staffing Precedences Staffing Precedences Analyze ASR "B" Billet Plan Determine (OA/EA) (Current Inventory) Distribution (Annually) Final MM Officer Staffing Goal Model Officer Staffing Goals Redistribute & Balance Officer Staffing Goals - Target Date - Dictionaries Update Model Assignable Officer Solution Determine Inventory CURRENT Assignable INVENTORY Inventory Determine Distribution Assignable (Monthly) Enlisted Inventory Enl. Staffing Enlisted Staffing Goal Model Goals Slide 3 STRUCTURE MANNING STAFFING UNCLASSIFIED Structure (T/O space) - Those billets on the T/O Manning - Those billets in a T/O designated by MCCDC to be f illed. Staf f ing - The "best" distribution of the existing required to perf orm the units "wartime" mission. This process accounts f or the constrained manpower situation inv entory of Marines to the authorized billets. GENERAL INFORMATION RESTRICTED OFFICER INVENTORY UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 PLANNER • Captain Robb Baczkowski –DSN 278-9364/65/66 –COM (703) 784-9364/65/66 –email: email@example.com – Marsh Center, Quantico • 4th Deck (MPP-30 Officer Plans) Slide 5 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 WHERE I WORK M&RA MM Div MP Div RA Div MI Div MB Div MR Div MPE MPO MPP MPP-20 MPP-30 MPP-40 MPP-50 MPP-60 Off Inv. Plnr Retention Plnr Avn Inv. Plnr Slide 6 Promo Plnr ROIP UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 WHAT I DO • Develop, implement, and maintain RO plans and programs including appointments and promotions – Enlisted to WO Accession Plans – CWO Promotion Plans – CWO to LDO Accession Plans – LDO Promotion Plans • Analyze and research RO manpower requirements to determine if policies and practices are adequate to support RO structure requirements – Do policies support the structure? Slide 7 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 MORE OF WHAT I DO • Provide guidance to each RO Occupational Field Sponsor (OFS) in RO matters – Internal HQMC coordination • Answer inquiries relating to RO requirements, programs, practices, and policy – Internal and external to HQMC • Contribute to Training Command’s Training Input Plan • Assist the RO community through briefs – “Road show,” MOS Conferences, WOBC, etc, etc… Slide 8 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 WHAT I DON’T DO • Assignments • Career Counseling • Create structure for MOSs Slide 9 UNCLASSIFIED WHY DO WE HAVE RESTRICTED OFFICERS? USMC UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 RESTRICTED OFFICER “Possesses unusual talent or expertise and is limited, or restricted to filling positions which are too specialized in scope to permit the effective development and continued use of broadly trained unrestricted officers. There are two types of restricted officers: Limited Duty Officers, and Warrant Officers.” Slide 11 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 WARRANT OFFICER “A technical officer specialist who performs duties that require extensive knowledge, training, and experience with the employment of particular capabilities which are beyond the duties and responsibilities of a warrant officer and which cannot be met by an unrestricted officer.” Slide 12 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 WARRANT OFFICER • “Grown” from the enlisted ranks – KNOWLEDGEABLE experts in their MOSs • Specialized – usually one officer, per MOS, per T/O – VITAL to Cmdr and unit’s mission • Require little to no follow on schooling • Serve their careers in their MOS – Continuous growth in expertise – Assigned only to billets W/I their MOS – Compete for promotion W/I their MOS • Potential to become a LDO (certain MOSs) • Potential to serve 30 years* Slide 13 UNCLASSIFIED ENLISTED TO WARRANT OFFICER UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 ENLISTED TO WARRANT OFFICER • MCRC (OE) owns/runs the boards • Board Announcement – MARADMIN historically released in January – Shows “open” and “closed” MOSs (MPP-35) • Enl to WO Board – Convenes historically in May or June – Provide selection authorization by MOS (MPP-35) • 100% of requirement – authorized, not required to select • WOBC class size Slide 15 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 ENLISTED TO WARRANT OFFICER • Highly competitive overall selection opportunity – Historically between 25 - 30% – FY09 Board: 656 applied; 315 Quotas; 268 accepted • Selection by MOS - still competitive – FEW MOSs with over 50% selection opportunity – 6302’s – 78 applicants for 10 allocations • MOSs can “close” prior to board convening • Board does not have to select to the authorized number Slide 16 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 ENLISTED TO WARRANT OFFICER • Results approved by M&RA, CMC, and SECNAV • Results announced via MARADMIN • Selects appointed to WO on/about 1 Feb AFTER reporting to TBS • New WOs complete WOBC, follow on school (if required), then hit the fleet Slide 17 UNCLASSIFIED WARRANT OFFICER PROGRAM UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 WARRANT OFFICERS - SIZE • Approximately 11% of our officer corps – USMC officers – 18,299 (End Strength on 15 Sep 08) – WO Structure - (FY08 – 2,127) • MOSs – WOs - 48 • 38 “ground” MOSs • 10 “aviation” MOSs • MOS population ranges – Largest (0170s - 303) Personnel Officer – Smallest (2125 - 5) Electro Optic Inst Repair Slide 19 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED WARRANT OFFICER GRADE 2/2/2010 AUTHORIZATIONS • Each WO MOS will normally have the same grade authorizations by percentage. • Ensures adequate career progression and equitable promotion process to CWO5. CWO5s 5% CWO4s 15% CWO3s 30% CWO2/WOs 50% Slide 20 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 6302 CWO Structure 6302 T/O O/H Total 90 83 CWO5 4 4 CWO4 14 13 CWO3 25 20 CWO2/1 47 46 •Plus 10 (maximum) new accessions at WOBC in Feb 09 •1 planned CWO4 loss Slide 21 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 WARRANT OFFICER PROMOTIONS • WOs compete for promotion by MOS • Promote to specific billet vacancies No vacancies = No Board No In-Zone Marines = No Board • Boards pick the “best and fully qualified” • Boards DO NOT have to pick the number of authorized to select • WO/CWO selectees incur a 3yr TIS obligation from date of appointment/commission. Slide 22 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 PROMOTION TO CWO2 • “Automatic” - after 18 months time in grade from W1 appointment date – Must receive Presidential approval • Command may delay promotion due to: – officer misconduct – substandard performance – medical disability (not in the line of duty) • Commands must notify MMPR • MMPR will instruct them how to handle Slide 23 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 CWO PROMOTION PLAN • CWO Promotion Selection Board – Convenes every August • Plan written by MOS, grade, and name – Coordinated with MOS Specialist/OccFld Sponsor – Time consuming and complicated • Plan approved by M&RA, CMC, then SECNAV – SJA and Navy JAG review • MMPR releases a MARADMIN 30 days prior to the convening date of board Slide 24 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 CWO PROMOTION POLICY • Title 10, U.S. Code, section 574: Eligible to be considered for promotion to next higher grade at 2 years TIG as of convening date of the board • Don’t have two years? Not eligible • Eligible but not in zone? No vacancy Slide 25 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 PROMOTION ZONES • ABOVE ZONE – Previously in-zone – Failed selection • IN ZONE – Considered for promotion for the first time • BELOW ZONE – Eligible but not “in zone” – Non selection does not result in a “pass” – BZ selects cannot exceed 10% of in zone population. If BZ selects represent less then 10%, board can select 1. – Max eligible officers briefed from BZ: 3. Slide 26 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY • Promotion Opportunity is: # of Officers authorized to be selected # of Officers in the “IN ZONE” • Marine Corps Policy: As close to the following percentages as possible: CWO5: 50% CWO4: 70% CWO3: 90% CWO2: No board action required Slide 27 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 CWO PROMOTION POLICY • Promotion consideration within specified times: – CWOs in the grade of CWO2 or CWO3 who have 5 years TIG and have never been considered for promotion shall be placed “in zone” on the next CWO promotion board and given a promotion opportunity appropriate for their grade. – If selected/qualified, CWOs will be promoted NLT their 6 year TIG anniversary or soon thereafter subject to approval of the selection list by POTUS. Slide 28 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 CWO PROMOTION POLICY • Roll Down Provision – MOSs may have grade allocation vacancies but not enough eligible officers to be considered. – These grade allocations will be “rolled down” to the next grade vice “wasted.” Example: CWO4 – Need 7 CWO3 Slide 29 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 CWO PROMOTION POLICY • USMC policy will not promote until 3 years TIG even if vacancy exists – Experience – Credibility • CWO5 promotion date – No longer 1 Feb each year! By vacancy only. – 5% restriction by law – Equity in promotions Slide 30 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 CWO PROMOTION PLAN • Promotion Board Results – SJA - Adverse screening, Withholds – OJAG (Navy) - Looks at Withholds, legality of board procedures – SECNAV - Approves and releases the ALNAV announcing selectees – President of the United States - Approves and grants promotion authority • MPP-35 determines promotion dates based on projected vacancies Slide 31 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 Slide 32 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 Slide 33 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 Will report to WOBC Feb 09 Slide 34 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 PROMOTION BOARDS • Anticipate the boards – LDO Promo historically in Oct/Nov – Results in Jan/Feb – CWO Promo historically in Aug – Results in Dec • OMPF – Is it in there and is it legible? • Fitness reports – Avoid gaps/communicate gaps – Reviewing Officer comments are important • Photograph – EVERYONE sees; look your best. – No photo submitted? It hurts your chances! • PFT • PME – Not complete – hurts! • Communicate with the Board President Slide 35 – Especially if you want to decline promotion. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 WARRANT OFFICER CONTINUATION • Used to meet grade and skill requirements that the promotion process can not achieve. – Title 10, U.S. Code, section 6383 • CWO5 : Can be continued past 30 year mandatory retirement to serve 2 years TIG as CWO5.* • CWO4: Can be continued after 2 failures of selection for promotion until qualified for retirement or to meet requirements. Slide 36 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 WARRANT OFFICER CONTINUATION • CWO3: Can be continued after 2 failures of selection for promotion until qualified for retirement or to meet requirements. • CWO2: At 18 years TIS, can be continued after 2 failures of selection for promotion until qualified for retirement. • You do not have to accept continuation Slide 37 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 NOT CONTINUED • If not recommended for continuation after second failure for selection: – Retirement eligible - retire NLT the 1st day of the 7th month after the date of release of the selection list – Not retirement eligible? You will be discharged with separations pay. Slide 38 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 RETIREMENT • Time in grade requirements – CWO5 2 years – CWO4 2 years – CWO3 2 years – CWO2 2 years – W1 *3 years *Initial TIS obligation upon appointment. Slide 39 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 RETIREMENT – Minimum Quals • 20 years active naval service • Time in grade requirement • Time on station requirement • Payback tours • 4-14 month request “window”** **Can go outside 14 months to allow for promotion plan • YOUR RETIREMENT AFFECTS THE PROMOTION PLAN – Please make your retirement intentions known to your MOS Specialists ASAP Slide 40 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 RETIREMENT • Mandatory when: – Twice passed for selection - unless continued – 30 years of active naval service - unless continued* – Age - retired NLT 60 days after turning 62 Slide 41 UNCLASSIFIED CWO TO LDO TO UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 CWO to LDO SELECTION BOARD • MMOA own/runs the board • Highly competitive overall selection opportunity – Historically about 53% selection – FY09 Board: • 62 authorized; 104 applications; 48 accepted (46%) • Board announcement – MARADMIN historically released in Nov/Dec – Shows “open” and “closed” MOSs (MPP-35) • CWO to LDO Board – Convenes before the Maj/LtCol LDO Board – Provide selection authorization by MOS (MPP-35) Slide 43 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 CWO to LDO SELECTION BOARD • FY10 Board (Convenes 29 September 2008) – 6302 Community will have 2 authorized selections Slide 44 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 CWO to LDO SELECTION BOARD • Selection Board – Non-statutory board – Board members from each LDO MOS – Board members receive brief from MOS specialists (perhaps a board member) – Board members receive brief from Restricted Officer Inventory Planner on LDO Program Slide 45 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 CWO to LDO SELECTION BOARD • Recent Changes: – Years of WO service waived from 8 to 5 years • Average time in service of LDO selects: approx. 13 years • Without the 5 yr waiver, LDO selects would be ALMOST RETIREMENT ELIGIBLE – MMOA will continue this policy Slide 46 UNCLASSIFIED LIMITED DUTY OFFICER PROGRAM UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 LIMITED DUTY OFFICER Technical specialist who performs duties that require extensive knowledge, training, and experience with systems or equipment which are beyond the duties of a warrant officer and senior unrestricted officer. Slide 48 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 LDO APPOINTMENTS • Permanent appointment to Captain • Incur a 3 year service obligation • MPP-30 restricted officer planner determines appointment dates • Appointments occur by vacancy only • LDO selects can now be frocked to LDO Captain – See MARADMIN 011/06 Slide 49 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 LDOs - SIZE • Approximately 2.2% of our officer corps – USMC officers -- 18,299 (E/S 15 Sep 08) – LDO Structure -- 433 (FY09 Plan) • MOSs – LDOs - 18 • 13 “ground” MOSs • 5 “aviation” MOSs • MOS population ranges – Largest (0430s - 65) Embarkation Officer – Smallest (4602s - 7) Combat Camera Officer Slide 50 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 LDO GRADE AUTHORIZATIONS • Each LDO MOS has different grade authorizations • LDO Program is not career progression based; it’s requirement based • LDOs compete for promotion to Maj and LtCol separate from unrestricted officers Slide 51 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 LDO PROMOTION • LDOs compete for promotion by MOS • Promote to specific billet vacancies • Boards pick the “best and fully qualified” • Boards DO NOT have to pick the number of authorized to select • Same zones as CWO board; AZ, IZ, BZ Slide 52 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 LDO PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY • Promotion Opportunity # of O’s authorized to be selected # of O’s in the “IN ZONE” • Marine Corps policy LtCol 70% Maj 90% (equal to unrestricted officers’ promotion opportunity) Slide 53 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 LDO PROMOTION POLICY • Title 10, U.S. Code, section 619 : Eligible for consideration for promotion to the next higher grade after 3 years TIG as of convening date of the board (in zone) Slide 54 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 6302 LDO Structure 6302 T/O O/H Total 24 43 LtCol 4 3 Maj 20 18 Capt 20 22 •Plus 2 (maximum) new accessions from the Oct CWO-LDO Board •1 planned Maj loss Slide 55 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 Slide 56 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 Slide 57 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 LDO CONTINUATION • Used whenever the needs of the Marine Corps require deferment of involuntary retirement or separation • LtCol: continued past 30 year mandatory retirement to serve 3-yr TIG • Maj/Capt : continued after 2 failures of selection for promotion if we need to meet requirements • Not continued: retire (1st day of 7th month) Slide 58 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 LDO RETIREMENT • TIG requirements* – LtCol 3 years – Maj 2 years – Capt 3 years** TIG requirement waivers are granted by SecNav *To retire as an LDO, must have 10 successful years of COMMISSIONED service (from the date you are promoted to CWO2 – WO’s are appointed…not commissioned!) **Initial obligation for appointment Slide 59 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 LDO RETIREMENT • 4-14 month request “window”* • RETIREMENTS AFFECT THE PROMOTION PLAN – *can submit retirement outside of this window with an AA form or a naval message stating that the retirement affects the FY(XX) promotion plan Slide 60 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 Promotions General Promotion Information Slide 61 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 Slide 62 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 Recent Trends • Lack of Preparedness seen as arrogance/laziness – Out of date pictures (Sgt picture of a CWO3 going for CWO4) • PME – difference between a 5 or 6 recommendation by briefer – Check out Non-Resident PME – Show progress (remarks in FitReps) – Not required BUT IS A DISCRIMINATOR Slide 63 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 Recent Trends • Degree Completion Program – Loss of MOS credibility • More significant at the WO/CWO2 rank • No PME but BS/MBA/PHD sends a message, especially when at a SE • IA/TT/Deployments briefed favorably • Overall, fitrep comments are too vanilla – Break out outstanding and poor performers • RS/RO comments can send a clear message in what they say as well as what they DON’T say Slide 64 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2/2/2010 Recent Trends • Communicate with the board!! – Explain “why”: • You were doing something out of your MOS • You have a missing date gap • Your PFT/PME/etc is not up to date – If not, you leave the board to inject interpretations Slide 65 UNCLASSIFIED QUESTIONS?