August 20, 2014, NEW ORLEANS – Marine administrative message 409/14 announces the fiscal year 2014 Selected Marine Corps Reserve Enlisted Retention Survey. This survey allows Reserve Marines the opportunity to communicate to senior leaders their views regarding their experience and possible future service in the Marine Corps Reserve. The SMCR has provided more than twelve years of sustained operational support to the total force in Iraq, Afghanistan and areas around the globe. This survey will provide valuable feedback to senior leaders regarding the key factors that influence Reserve component Marines’ career decisions.
Target demographics for the survey are SMCR first-term enlisted Marines from lance corporal to sergeant. Marines taking the survey on a computer without Common Access Card capability should select the non-CAC login when prompted to begin the survey.
All SMCR Marines ranked lance corporal to sergeant are encouraged to complete the survey no later than Dec. 31, 2014. Maximum participation in the survey will ensure that senior leaders are provided the best possible information on what factors and incentives most influence continuation and retention behavior. Survey results will directly influence resource allocation, therefore increasing overall unit readiness.
For more information, visit the Manpower and Reserve Affairs web site and search for the FY14 Drilling Reserve Retention Survey.