The Officer Naval and Enlisted Section manages the NROTC program, all service academy Marine commissionings, and all enlisted-to-officer programs (including Warrant Officer Programs). Below are links to application packages as well as all pertinent forms, requirements, and source documents.
Enlisted to Officer (E-O) contains four commissioning programs: Enlisted Commissioning Program (ECP), Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP), Reserve – Enlisted Commissioning Program (R-ECP) and the Meritorious Commissioning Program - Reserve (MCP-R).
For more information and complete requirements, read the E-O Order and current fiscal year board announcement MARADMIN.
To apply for one of the Enlisted to Officer (E-O) commissioning programs, download the application, follow the guidance in the application carefully to ensure completion. Note: Your final submission must be in the same order as the checklist enclosed.
Use the instructions and the following forms to complete your medical submission.
Refer to the current board announcement MARADMIN for submission and labeling requirements. All applications must be sent to
email@example.com ONLY AFTER THE APPLICATION IS COMPLETE, including signed endorsements.
The Warrant Officer (WO) Program is designed to provide the Marine Corps with technical specialists who perform duties that require extensive knowledge of a particular Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), and can be assigned successive tours of duty in their primary MOS. Read the following publications to learn more:
To apply for one of the WO programs, begin with the application document for the appropriate program. Read the instructions carefully and complete your application as directed. Note: Your final submission must be in the same order as the checklist.
Enlisted to Warrant Officer Sample Application
Send your completed package to firstname.lastname@example.org via encrypted email ONLY AFTER THE APPLICATION IS COMPLETE, including signed endorsements. Attach the application package and medical submission as two (2) pdf documents titled ‘LNAME, FNAME MI WO Application’ and ‘LNAME, FNAME MI WO Physical.' The subject line of the email should be: WO (Reg/Res/Gunner/Recruiter) Application ICO Rank LNAME, FNAME MI EDIPI/PMOS.
60-Day Preparation Letter
Encl (1) IPAC OCS Candidate Screening
Encl (2) SF 1199A (Direct Deposit Signup)
Encl (3) Officer Candidates Pre-Ship Checklist
Encl (4) Map to Officer Candidates School
Head Officer Programs
Lt. Col Eric Spitznogle
Deputy Officer Programs
Mr. Mark Jovich
Operations Officer Officer Programs
Maj David Emison
Head Officer Naval & Enlisted Programs
Capt Amos Mason
Head Officer Appointments
CWO3 Danny Lerma
Interview with Capt. Charles Dowling, Jr., Head of Marine Corps' Officer Naval and Enlisted Programs, at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., September 6, 2019. Dowling speaks about the various routes an enlisted Marine can take to become a Marine Corps Officer, the process, and the requirements. (U.S....