It is always nice to remember our history and appreciate those that have come before.
Also wanted to say that the IRR/MOBCOM S-1, is the BEST administration section in the Marine Corps.
R 122110Z OCT 11
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG MCRC QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2012 (FY12) ACTIVE RESERVE (AR) OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENLISTED MARINES//
REF/A/DOC/MCO 1001.52J/YMD: 20110606//
REF/B/DOC/NAVMC 11754/YMD: 20110601//
REF/C/CMC RAP/YMD: 20110728//
REF/D/CMC RAP/YMD: 20110928//
NARR/REF A IS THE MARINE CORPS ORDER REGARDING AR SUPPORT TO THE RESERVE COMPONENT (RC). REF B IS THE CO/PSR INTERVIEW SCREENING GUIDE FOR THE ACTIVE RESERVE PROGRAM. REF C IS THE FORECASTED FY12 AR ENLISTED RECRUITING MISSION. REF D IS MARADMIN 565/11 ANNOUNCINGFY12 BONUS ELIGIBILITY FOR NEW AR PROGRAM AFFILIATIONS.//
It has been a few months since I began the process of accessing from the Active Reserve program into the Active Component, and I wanted to make a quick post about he difficulty I have had since that time.
I was denied seperation from my current component formally with a denied DD368 twice. I was told to wait until I was within 90 of EAS and was again denied. I was then told to wait until 45 days prior to my EAS and it was approved. Keep in mind that when you are a member of the Active Reserve you must seek approval for you seperation directly from the program managers at Reserve Affaris Manpower – 2 (RAM-2).
I am now less than 40 days from EAS and separation and must some how complete all of the required processes including a DD2808 physical that is a MEPS physical, but you can not do this at a MEPS because you are already a member of the military, so you must talk a military hospital into completing this form that they are not suppose to complete.
After I complete this form I must babysit my package through 8 levels of command and then 3 levels of screening in order to be boarded, which only occurs once a month. So if I am very very lucky I may get my package to the PSEP manager before the July board. If I am even more lucky I will actually be approved to join the Active Component, even though only 12 Marines have been accessed this year into the PSEP program.
Wish me luck. I am now preparing for separation in light of the seeming insurmountable administrative mountain of bureaucracy.