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Marine Officer Promotions

Charles Edward

New Member
Looking at some of the bios of Marine officers on various Marine Corps websites, it seems like it takes longer than most of the branches to get promoted as an officer in the Marines. Is this true? If so, it is because the Marines is a smaller branch?



Officer promotions in all branches are governed by DOPMA and ROPMA. There are avenues to early promotion (as early as double below zone) but those are rare. I suspect that if Marine Officers are being promoted later it is only by a year here and there.


Making Recruiting Great Again
There's a ton of recent changes that came out with NDAA/DOPMA that relate to the Navy. As an "aspiring" naval officer, it would behoove you to read about it.