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Marine Corps Embassy Security Group


Marine Corps Embassy Security Group

"Vigilance, Discipline, Professionalism"

Quantico, VA

Application Process


The application process is a (2) phase process. You may submit your application if you do not meet your time on station requirement.  The MSG Screening Team can approve you for a date to come to the MSG School after your time on station obligation. 


Phase I.  If you meet the prerequisites, contact your Career Planner and inform him/her that you are interested in becoming a Marine Security Guard.  They will give you a Phase I Pre-Screening Form, Commanding Officer’s Screening Checklist, Financial Worksheet, Tattoo Screening Form, and a Reenlistment, Extension, and Lateral Move (RELM) to complete.  Once those are completed, return them to your Career Planner and he/she will upload them in the Total Force Retention System (TFRS) to be sent through an approval process.   Below are the required documents.


Phase I from SDAMAN

CO’s Checklist

Financial Worksheet

Tattoo Screening Form



Phase II.  Phase II is an electronic questionnaire designed to help the MSG Screening Team to determine if you are qualified for the MSG Program.  Below is the link to the Phase II Questionnaire and it must be completed before your Phase I is submitted into TFRS.  Once your application has reached the MSG Screening Team, they will review your Phase II and approve/disapprove your RELM in TFRS.  It will then be sent to the MMEA-25 monitor for development of orders.  The MSG Screening Team will then send you an email notifying you that you were qualified or disqualified.  The qualified Marines will receive a Welcome Aboard email which has the recommended class assignment based off of your primary MOS monitors recommendation.  Be aware, your class assignment may change until your application in TFRS is completed.  Your class assignment will be finalized by the monitors and it may change based off the needs of the Marine Corps.  You must remain in contact with your Career Planner to identify the final class number once the RELM is fully approved in TFRS.


Phase II Questionnaire Link:  https://www.manpower.usmc.mil/application_noncac/