View Full Version : I re-enlisted today

09-10-09, 04:53 PM
I just got back from my re-enlistment ceremony, it's a done deal... 4 more years!

Rocky C
09-10-09, 05:01 PM
Congrats Brother!!!!
You today and Petz Tomorrow!!!
Are we going to see Corporal soon???
Semper Fi,

09-10-09, 05:01 PM
Congrats!!!!!........now you can't B!tch...HAHA!

09-10-09, 05:03 PM
... 16 more years!

Congratulations, Marine.

09-10-09, 05:05 PM
Congrats Brother!!!!
You today and Petz Tomorrow!!!
Are we going to see Corporal soon???
Semper Fi,


Yes, I should pick up CPL on October 1st because I believe that I now rate the new cutting score of my intended MOS that i'm lat moving to.

Lisa 23
09-10-09, 05:06 PM
CONGRATS on you re-enlistment Accord!

Semper Fi! :usmc:

09-10-09, 05:08 PM
Oorah!!!! Congratulations and Semper Fi!

Eric Hood
09-10-09, 05:12 PM
Congratulations and good luck!!

09-10-09, 05:36 PM
Congrats Accord!

09-10-09, 06:30 PM
"Grats Marine. I'm sure you will all make us proud.

09-10-09, 07:18 PM

Yes, I should pick up CPL on October 1st because I believe that I now rate the new cutting score of my intended MOS that i'm lat moving to.

Plus you'll get those extra 60 points from reenlisting.

09-10-09, 07:29 PM
LOL! Another satisfied customer!

09-10-09, 07:45 PM
Congrats Marine :flag:

09-10-09, 07:56 PM
Plus you'll get those extra 60 points from reenlisting.

Don't need them, i'm already 300+ points over the cutting score for the MOS i'm going in to.

09-10-09, 08:59 PM
Congratulations John,E4 coming up but with 300+ points you may get E5 sooner....:DGood luck Marine...:thumbup::thumbup:

09-10-09, 09:19 PM
Congrats, Marine. Get yourself some twins or triplets to pin once you pick up... or have them pin you. Get creative!

Semper Fi

09-10-09, 09:23 PM
Now that you have done the deed, what MOS will you be going to?

09-10-09, 09:25 PM
Oh God what has my Marine Corps come too LOL Congrats and good luck Accord

Sgt Jim
09-10-09, 09:32 PM
Congrats Accord,take care.

09-10-09, 10:22 PM
Congratulations Marine. Bring honor to yourself and our Corps. Semper Fi.

SSgt Ramsey
09-11-09, 05:45 AM

Yes, I should pick up CPL on October 1st because I believe that I now rate the new cutting score of my intended MOS that i'm lat moving to.

Accord, first and foremost, congratulations on the reenlistment/Latmove....my favorite ones to do were always with First Term Marine's.....

Secondly, you will not rate the MOS cutting score until you complete the prescribed course for that MOS for promotion purposes. What happens is this, the reenlistment is ran with the IMOS (intended MOS) listed in your BIR on MCTFS. You will carry your current MOS as your PMOS until then.

09-11-09, 06:27 AM
Congrats and best of luck to you, get some.

09-12-09, 10:55 AM
good decision man, oh and congratulations

Lisa 23
09-12-09, 10:58 AM
futuremarine8...you DO NOT belong here in Open Squad Bay. This is a Marine Corps Community for USMC Veterans. Read the headers above each forum.

09-13-09, 09:58 PM
Congrats Marine!


09-14-09, 12:17 AM
Switch jobs and get promoted faster
By John Hoellwarth - Staff writer
Posted : Thursday Aug 30, 2007 14:51:27 EDT

For savvy junior Marines willing to switch jobs upon re-enlistment, there’s no reason to wait for promotion to corporal or sergeant.

As of Aug. 17, if you pick the right job to move into when you re-enlist, you’ll see lightning-fast promotion up the noncommissioned officer ranks, according to MarAdmin 496/07, which announces the policy change. No need for cutting scores in some military occupational specialties. Once you’ve met the minimum time-in-grade requirement for that rank, you can move on up.

The policy change also allows lateral movers to rate a promotion in their new military occupational specialty before graduating, or even attending, that job’s required training school, according to the message.

With this change, if you make a calculated lateral move into an MOS that promotes to the next rank at a lower cutting score than the one you now have, you’ll add a stripe faster than you can say “against all enemies foreign and domestic.”
List of savvy lateral moves

“This is likely to encourage those qualified Marine corporals to consider lateral move opportunities,” Lt. Col. Robert Hagan, head of enlisted retention, wrote in an e-mail statement.

Details about what is driving the policy change remain unclear. While subject-matter experts responded to repeated interview requests with an e-mail statement, a spokeswoman for Manpower and Reserve Affairs would not make them available for interviews. Three Manpower officials — the MarAdmin’s point of contact, its author and Hagan — each declined to answer questions for the record when contacted by telephone.

Manpower officials did not respond by press time to follow-up questions regarding their statement.

The MarAdmin lists 11 MOSs that, until now, were lat-move-only job fields available only to sergeants and up. Now, those historically understaffed fields are open to, say, lance corporals who can expect a free ride to three stripes for making the switch to fields in which the Corps needs people most. The MarAdmin says those jobs — which include legal services reporters and criminal investigators — are now considered “entry-level MOSs.”
See the list of ‘entry-level’ MOSs

The Corps does not publish cutting scores for the promotion of lance corporals and corporals in these jobs because, in an MOS where everyone comes in as a sergeant, there has historically been no need. So rather than coming up with those cutting scores now that the door is open to junior ranks, it makes more sense to provide a mechanism for promoting them automatically until they reach sergeant like everyone else.

Marines “who have not yet made that grade may be promoted non-competitively to that grade” provided they meet the minimum time at their current rank necessary for promotion, regardless of their composite score, according to the MarAdmin.

For lance corporals, that means spending only eight months wearing crossed rifles before a blood stripe can be awarded. For corporals, it takes one year in grade before a third stripe is possible.

Each of these ranks has a time-in-service requirement for promotion, too, but that’s a non-factor for Marines re-enlisting because anyone signing a second contract has already been in the Corps long enough for promotion through sergeant.

So if a corporal already meets the necessary time-in-grade upon raising his right hand, promotion to sergeant on the first day of the very next month is assured, according to the message.

The same thing goes for lance corporals with the required time-in-grade. They will be promoted to corporal automatically at the start of the first month after their re-enlistment is official, and again to sergeant exactly one year later.

Selective Re-enlistment Bonuses are offered to lateral movers in 10 of the 11 MOSs that now come with automatic promotion through sergeant, including explosive ordnance disposal and human intelligence, in which bonuses top out at $48,000 for first-term Marines, according to MarAdmin 349/07, which outlines the going rate for re-enlistments through fiscal 2008.

Not interested in defusing roadside bombs or interrogating prisoners? That’s understandable. But the list also includes automatic promotions and cash incentives for specializing in career retention, satellite communications, and morale, welfare and recreation, among other areas.

The MOS for nonappropriated fund audit technicians is the only one listed in the promotion policy change that offers automatic advancement but no bonus to lateral movers.

The other half of the policy change affects those who want to lat-move into a field that requires a cutting score. But there’s good news for them, too, if they do their homework.

If you decide to move from a job field with a high cutting score into one that promotes Marines at a lower score, you’ll get promoted almost as soon as you sign the paperwork. Before, you had to finish training for that intended job field before being considered for promotion in that field.

Lance corporals and corporals “who have re-enlisted and had a lateral move approved in conjunction with their re-enlistment ... are considered for promotion in their intended MOS provided the intended MOS was effective on or prior to the date of the monthly promotion authority,” the message states.

The message also contains a provision for Marines who, because of the policy, are promoted in an MOS they later fail to attain. Those Marines will be administratively reduced to the rank they held previously, according to the message.

Without the need to complete an MOS school, the savvy lateral mover can secure his immediate promotion by selecting a job in which his composite score already exceeds the cutoff. All it takes is an understanding of the promotion trends for corporal and sergeant in each MOS a Marine would consider for a lateral move.

Over the past year, lance corporals specializing in aviation communications systems have endured the most fierce competition for promotion with an average monthly cutting score of 1,773 for corporal, high enough to make sergeant in all but four MOSs Corps-wide, including its own.

Over the same August-to-August period, lance corporal musicians were promoted to the NCO ranks at an average cutting score of 1,278, the Corps’ lowest. Based on month-to-month data on the Manpower Web site, two specialties in the communications field also averaged scores in the 1,200s, five more in fields such as supply and flight crew averaged scores in the 1,300s and two dozen other MOSs promoted corporals with average composite scores in the 1,400s.

For lance corporals on the opposite end of the spectrum in MOSs such as aircraft inertial navigation systems, tactical systems operators and unmanned aerial vehicle avionics, where corporal promotions are scant, a lateral move into aviation supply, for example, would likely net two promotions in the time it would otherwise take to earn one.

The Corps’ easiest promotions to sergeant over the past year started in the low 1,500s with MOSs such as geographic intelligence specialists, combat camera, and members of the commandant’s own drum and bugle Corps. Corporals in slow-promoting MOSs such as airborne radio operator, which has the Corps’ highest average cutting score for sergeant at 1,867, can take advantage of the new promotion policy by moving into any one of 65 relatively fast-promoting specialties that pinned sergeant on Marines with composite scores less than 1,650 over the past year.

And there it is... i'm going to be a CPL in 16 days.

SSgt Ramsey
09-14-09, 03:31 AM
I stand corrected and apologize...

Wow...MMEA and the CRS force have really changed since I left in 2007....this was absolutely a no-no and unheard of....

They have really changed the incentive program and pushing Latmove's....

09-17-09, 04:38 PM
Congrats man, It may not be much longer for me either...Heading to squad leaders course soon, if they dont make a career for me, I may do it myself lol. Hope all is well, would love to hear the new MOS choice.