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Judge Advocate Division

Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps

Career Designation

Career designation is the process used to determine which company grade officers will be offered the opportunity for continued active service beyond their initial active service obligation. Career designation accomplishes the objectives of retaining the best qualified officers on active duty and maintaining the active component officer population in each year of commissioned service at a level that supports the promotion timing and opportunity guidelines to the rank of major.

MCO 1001.65 is the controlling order for career designation.

Prior to the career designation board, all eligible officers should:

-Ensure they have a current OMPF photograph

-Review their OMPF and ensure all relevant and necessary documents are included

-Review their Master Brief Sheet for accuracy

-Review their fitness reports and ensure they are accurately reflected in their OMPF and on their Master Brief Sheet


The Commandant's Career Level Education Board (CCLEB) and Commandant's Professional Intermediate-Level Education Board (CPIB) are a product of the 2011 Commandant’s Planning Guidance to increase throughput in PME and fix issues with the Special Education Program.

The current CCLEB message is MARADMIN 314/18 . 

The current CPIB message is MARADMIN 312/18

Updates about the CCLEB and CPIB can be found here.

The CCLEB/CPIB Program Overview Brief can be found here.


Are you in zone?  Check your eligibility here.  The projected promotion zones are located on the right of the screen under "Reference".

Your primary resource for promotion related issues is MMPR-1.

Contact Information

Branch Head / LtCol OccFld Sponsor

LtCol Todd Eslinger

(703) 693-8161

Deputy Branch Head

Maj John Boyer

(703) 693-9059

Maj OccFld Sponsor

Maj Benjamin Broadmeadow

(703) 693-8405

Capt OccFld Sponsor

Capt Shannon Hillery

(703) 693-8407

Enlisted OccFld Sponsor

MSgt Andrew Gallaher

(703) 693-9283