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Marine Corps Embassy Security Group

 

Marine Corps Embassy Security Group

"Professionalism, Discipline, Vigilance"

Quantico, VA

MSG Prerequisites

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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen by birth, naturalized, and be willing to renounce dual citizenship, if applicable
  • LCpl - Sgt as well as mature/otherwise qualified PFCs upon CMC waiver
  • Service Pro & Cons 4.2/4.2 or higher (Cpl and below)
  • Minimum 90 GT score, waivers may be granted for resident PME completion and/or off-duty education
  • CANNOT be married
  • Single Marine parents with sole custody are not eligible. Marines who are NOT the sole caretakers must provide a Family Care Plan issued by the state court system of the child's permanent residence
  • Special or summary court martial convictions MAY require waivers and convictions by a general court martial will NOT be waived
  • No more than 1 NJP AND no records of civilian felony convictions within 1 year of applying to the MSG program
  • No drug related incidents within the last 5 years AND no alcohol related incidents within the last 2 years preceding the class report date
  • No pending or current civilian or military legal issues at the time of submitting an application
  • Demonstrate financial stability by voluntarily disclosing financial history, should have no less than $500 available funds after completing the Commanding Officer's financial worksheet
  • Must be within height and weight standards at the time of reporting to MSG school AND score at least a 2nd Class PFT 60 days prior to MSG school report date
  • Must not be registered for any Command directed stress/anger management course or undergoing marital counseling, to include separation or divorce
  • Will not have any dental fixtures which are visible while smiling or speaking, must be dental class 1 within 3 months and no eye surgeries or corrections within the last 6 months prior to reporting to MSG school
  • Tattoos must be within current Marine Corps policy and will also be screened for content by the Marine Security Guard Screening Team
  • Must have a favorably adjudicated Secret Clearance; Marines with security clearances revoked or denied are not eligible for MSG duty
  • No pending Commissioning packages (e.g. Warrant Officer, MECEP, ECP)
  • 18 months Time on Station (TOS) (if on a 24 month tour, SNM can submit with 12 months TOS)
  • 38 Months obligated service at the time the Marine reports to MSG school
  • High level of maturity, judgment, and sound moral character
  • Marines are strongly encouraged to complete all fiscal and calendar year annual training prior to reporting to MSG School
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen by birth, naturalized, and be willing to renounce dual citizenship, if applicable
  • SSgts - MGySgts; SSgts must have at least 12 months TIG prior to reporting to MSG school. MGySgts must have no more than 27 years TIS prior to reporting to MSG school. 1stSgts, 1stSgt selects and SgtMajs are NOT eligible
  • Minimum 100 GT score, waivers may be granted for resident PME completion and/or off-duty education
  • Detachment Commanders can be married (Unaccompanied tours are not permitted); pending separations/divorce cases will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Single Marine parents with sole custody are not eligible. Marines who are NOT the sole caretakers must provide a Family Care Plan issued by the state court system of the child's permanent residence.
  • Dependents must be U.S. Citizens (Dependents can be naturalized or hold dual citizenship)
  • The Marines youngest child must be a minimum of 9 months old at the time the Marine reports to MSG school
  • Marines and family members of Marines that qualify for EFMP are not authorized; family members must be medically and dentally qualified for overseas assignment to remote areas upon applying to MSG duty
  • Dual military spouses are not eligible
  • Special or summary court martial convictions MAY require waivers and convictions by a general court martial will NOT be waived
  • No more than 1 NJP AND no records of civilian felony convictions within 1 year of applying to the MSG program
  • No drug related incidents within the last 5 years AND no alcohol related incidents within the last 2 years preceding the class report date
  • No pending or current civilian or military legal issues at the time of submitting an application
  • Demonstrate financial stability by voluntarily disclosing financial history, should have no less than $500 available funds after completing the Commanding Officer's financial worksheet
  • Must be within height and weight standards at the time of reporting to MSG school AND score at least a 2nd Class PFT 60 days prior to MSG school report date
  • Must not be registered for any Command directed stress/anger management course or undergoing marital counseling, to include separation or divorce
  • Will not have any dental fixtures which are visible while smiling or speaking, must be dental class 1 within 3 months and no eye surgeries or corrections within the last 6 months prior to reporting to MSG school
  • Dependents cannot have dental braces AND should have no significant dental issues
  • Tattoos must be within current Marine Corps policy and will also be screened for content by the Marine Security Guard Screening Team
  • Must have a favorably adjudicated Secret Clearance; Marines with security clearances revoked or denied are not eligible for MSG duty
  • No pending Warrant Officer or Commissioned Officer program applications
  • 24 months Time on Station (TOS) (If on a 24 month tour, SNM can submit with 12 months TOS)
  • 38 Months obligated service at the time the Marine reports to MSG school
  • High level of maturity, judgment, and sound moral character
  • Marines are highly encouraged to complete all fiscal and calendar year annual training prior to reporting to MSG School

Exceptions to policy and waivers for ALL applicants will normally not be authorized for Marines applying for MSG duty. However, Commanding Officers may recommend exceptions to policy for exceptional Marines.

MSG Screening Team

 Contact the Screening Team

 🖂  Email: MSGInfo@usmc.mil
 ☏  Work Phone Number: 703-432-2701/2702
 ☏  Team Chief Cellular Number: 703-784-4861
 ☏  MSG Monitor Phone Number: 703-432-9476

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