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04-19-10, 07:03 AM #1
QRP Boat spaces?
Can any of you CRS Marines give me an explanation of what a QRP boat space is?
This question is in reference to MARADMIN 151/50 where it states:
FIRST-TERM MARINES WHO DESIRE A REENLISTMENT ONCE BOAT SPACE CAPS HAVE BEEN MET, MUST COMPETE FOR LIMITED QRP BOAT SPACES OR CONDUCT A LATERAL MOVE REENLISTMENT INTO AN OPEN MOS.
Anyone? SSgt Ramsey, you out there?
04-19-10, 07:23 AM #2
Is that where they park boats
04-19-10, 07:40 AM #3
FY09 FIRST TERM ALIGNMENT PLAN (FTAP) STATUS
Date Signed: 10/20/2008
MARADMIN Active Number: 596/08
R 170829Z OCT 08
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FY09 FIRST TERM ALIGNMENT PLAN (FTAP) STATUS//
NARR/REF (A) IS MARADMIN 367/08, FY09 ENLISTED RETENTION GUIDELINES.
REF (B) IS MARADMIN 370/08, MCBUL 7220 FISCAL YEAR 2009 SELECTIVE
REENLISTMENT BONUS (SRB) PROGRAM AND BROKEN SERVICE SELECTIVE
REENLISTMENT BONUS (BSSRB) PROGRAM.//
POC/HAINES/CAPT/MMEA-6 FTAP OFFICER/-/TEL:703-784-9238//
1. PURPOSE. TO UPDATE COMMANDERS, SERGEANTS MAJOR,
CRS(S), AND MARINES ON THE STATUS OF THE FY09 FTAP PLAN.
2. BACKGROUND. THE FY09 FTAP SEASON BEGAN ON 1 JUL 2008. SINCE
THEN, BOAT SPACES HAVE BEEN FILLING RAPIDLY WITH MANY MOS(S)
APPROACHING ANNUAL FY09 BOAT SPACE REQUIREMENTS. DUE TO THE RAPID
EXECUTION OF FIRST TERM REENLISTMENTS, AND AS OUTLINED IN REF (A),
THE QUALITY REENLISTMENT PROGRAM (QRP) WILL BEGIN IN DECEMBER 2008
FOR MOS(S) THAT ARE APPROACHING ANNUAL REQUIREMENTS. IN SUMMARY, A
QRP REENLISTMENT REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING PREREQUISITES: MUST BE A
NCO; IN SERVICE PRO/CONS MUST AVERAGE 4.5/4.5; AND MUST HAVE A
CURRENT 1ST CLASS PFT. ADDITIONAL QRP INFORMATION MAY BE
FOUND IN PARAGRAPH 11 OF REF (A). ONCE A QRP HAS BEEN
CONDUCTED, MOS(S) WILL CLOSE TO THE REMAINDER OF THE FTAP FY09
POPULATION. THERE WILL REMAIN, HOWEVER, SIGNIFICANT REENLISTMENT
OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO INTERESTED AND QUALIFIED MARINES WHO
SUBMIT FOR A LATERAL MOVE (LM) REENLISTMENT; LM DESIGNATED MOS(S)
AND THEIR SRB AMOUNTS ARE OUTLINED IN REF (B).
3. ACTION. COMMANDERS, SERGEANTS MAJOR, AND CRS(S) SHOULD
ENCOURAGE MARINES TO MAKE THEIR REENLISTMENT DECISION AS EARLY AS
POSSIBLE. FY09 FTAP MARINES WHO DESIRE TO "STAY MARINE" SHOULD
SUBMIT FOR REENLISTMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO MAXIMIZE POTENTIAL
FOR A RETENTION OPPORTUNITY. FURTHERMORE, MARINES WHO DELAY
SUBMITTING REENLISTMENT REQUESTS SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE RISK OF
LOSING A REENLISTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN THEIR PRIMARY MOS DUE TO MOS(S)
BEING CLOSED UPON REACHING ANNUAL BOAT SPACE GOALS. CRS(S) ARE
ENCOURAGED TO ACTIVELY MONITOR THE FY09 FTAP BOAT SPACE REPORT
RESIDENT WITHIN THE TOTAL FORCE RETENTION SYSTEM (TFRS) AND TO KEEP
THEIR COMMANDS INFORMED.
4. COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS.
A. COMMANDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REVIEW REF (A).
B. BEGINNING IN NOVEMBER MOS(S) SUBJECT TO QRP WILL BE
ANNOUNCED VIA TFRS MESSAGE BY THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH WITH THE ACTUAL
QRP BOARD BEING HELD DURING THE SUBSEQUENT MONTH. MOS(S) TO BE
CONSIDERED ON THE FIRST QRP BOARD IN DECEMBER 2008 WILL BE RELEASED
VIA TFRS MESSAGE NLT 15 NOV 2008.
5. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE.
6. THIS BULLETIN CANCELS ON 30 SEP 09.
7. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY C. F. SWAIN, DIRECTOR, MANPOWER
MANAGEMENT DIVISION, ACTING.//
04-20-10, 04:52 PM #4
Each fiscal year (beginning in October), the Marine Corps determines how much manpower it needs for each MOS, distributed among the different ranks within that MOS. The quantity of manpower they decide upon for a given MOS determines how many slots are available for Marines who's EAS occurs in that fiscal year to reenlist within that MOS, or lat-move into it. These slots are referred to as "Boat Spaces".
The QRP (Quality Reenlistment Program), open to first-term corporals and sergeants, allows distinguished Marines to stay in their MOS if the boat space capacity has been reached.
Those competing in the QRP must have their commanding officer’s recommendation, a first class physical fitness test score, no history of weight control and no punishments on record. Even with the QRP, MOSs cannot exceed 105 percent capacity.
Does that answer your question?
04-20-10, 04:55 PM #5
Yes, it does answer.
I forgot to update this. I spoke to a CRS yesterday who clued me into to all this QRP mumbo jumbo.
Beltayn thanks for posting that, it may help someone out in the future.
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