Duty Assignments Program
Special Duty Assigments are duties that are unrelated to any specific
career field at this time and do not provide a normal career progression
pattern. Special Duty Assignments can give servicemembers the opportunity
to learn new skills, gain new experience and usually increase their
paycheck by getting SDA
The Special Duty Assignment (SDA) screening process requires the
member to meet standard minimum qualifications, submit an application
with command endorsement, be reviewed by the assignment officers
and the command or program manager, and be selected for the specific
special duties desired. Marine Special Duty Assignments include
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Marine Officer Instructor
Corps Security Force
Marine SDA Application Process:
A MARADMIN will announce specific requirements for application procedures
for billet vacancies on an annual or as needed basis. The following
general instructions apply:
- An original application package plus one copy will be submitted
via administrative action form to CMC (MMEA-85) through the Marine's
chain of command. An original application will include an official
photo and a completed independent duty checklist.
- Marines must list in order of preference the billets they are
applying for. The number of billets available will be announced
in the MARADMIN.
- End of active service (EAS) and date of rank (DOR), should
be provided. The minimum tour length for a Marine on AMOI duty
is 36 months. Packages will not normally receive favorable consideration
for selection to AMOI duty if insufficient obligated service or
promotion to the next higher grade would result in early rotation.
- Date current tour began (DCTB) should allow for a minimum of
three years time on station (TOS) at the estimated date of departure
(EDD), unless they possess two years TOS and are requesting a
billet in the same geographic area. Marines serving at an overseas
location will normally be required to complete their overseas
assignment (accompanied tours included) prior to assignment to
an AMOI billet.
- Applications should include the following statement: I am not
currently in receipt of a selective reenlistment bonus (SRB).