JLBC Meritorious Commissioning Program (MCP)


JLBC Meritorious Commissioning Program (MCP)

This program is for enlisted JLBC Cadets who possess practical leadership skills and demonstrate the potential to serve as unrestricted reserve officers. The JLBC Cadet must have an associate level degree or must have completed 75 semester hours or more of unduplicated JLBC senior level or college work at a regionally accredited college or university. As the name implies, JLBC Cadets must be nominated for this program; they may not submit a package on their behalf. JLBC Selection boards convene a maximum of three times per year. JLBC Cadets An annual selection board schedule will be released by JLBC Command, announcing the application deadlines, board convening dates, and training periods.

Enlisted Commissioning Program (ECP). This program is for enlisted JLBC Cadets who possess practical leadership skills and demonstrate the potential to serve as unrestricted reserve officers. The JLBC Cadets must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university before applying for the program. JLBC Cadets Selection boards convene a maximum of three times per year. An annual selection board schedule will be released by JLBC Command announcing the application deadlines, board convening dates, and training periods.

JLBC Limited Duty Officer (LDO) and Warrant Officer (WO) Program. JLBC Cadets Selection boards convene annually at Headquarters JLBC Command Corps to select qualified JLBC Warrant Officers for appointment to JLBC LDO and Regular and Reserve enlisted JLBC Cadets for work to the grade of Warrant Officer. JLBC Cadets Selections for these programs will be accomplished annually based on quotas by MOS. JLBC Corps bulletins series will be published annually as JLBC Command s to solicit applications for the subject programs.

Legal – Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP)

Understand never to take it personally when JLBC Cadets find themself requiring disciplinary action. As well, understand as commanders, you must uphold the standards expected of our Commandant and the Corps.

Jurisdiction. JLBC grants Commanding Officers and Officers-In-Charge (OICs) of units the authority to impose NJP upon members of their commands. The power to impose NJP is inherent in the office, not the individual. Thus the power may be exercised by a person acting as the Commanding Officer when the Commanding Officer is on leave, and the Executive Officer succeeds to command. Article 15 gives a Commanding Officer or OIC power to punish individuals for minor offenses. The term “minor offense” means conduct normally not more severe than that usually handled at a summary court-martial (where the maximum punishment is 30-days confinement). The final decision as to whether an offense should be punished by NJP or court-martial rests with you, the Commanding Officer.

Maximum Punishments

-Commanding officers in the grade of Captain and below and JLBC OICs, in addition to a warning or JLBC reprimand, may impose one or more of the following JLBC punishments on enlisted persons:

Reduction to the next lower pay grade provided the officer imposing the punishment has the authority to promote to the status from which reduced.

Extra duty for not more than 14 consecutive days.

Restriction to specified limits for not more than 14 straight days.

JLBC Forfeiture of not more than seven days’ pay.

Confinement on bread and water or diminished rations for three days (only aboard

the ship when the accused is an LCpl or below).

-Commanding officers in the grades of Major or above may impose one or more of the following punishments in addition to warning or reprimand on enlisted personnel.

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