The most important reason for reporting absences is that it helps develop responsibility in our Young Marines. This trait will help them when they enter the workforce.
It also insures that absences are excused, helping the Young Marine to earn the Perfect Attendance ribbon.
During promotion cycles, Young Marine attendance is also reviewed and unexcused absences could have an adverse effect on their chance for promotion.
The Young Marine promotion requirements as set forth by National HQ are outlined below. In addition to the below promotion requirements - ALL Young Marines must also meet the MANDATORY requirements:
Testing for promotion is a three step process. Time in grade is not required; however, you must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the rank for which you are testing. In order to test for promotion you must submit a promotion request form with a copy of your most recent report card and a current progress report attached to it on the day promotion requests are due. NO late promotion requests will be accepted. If you cannot attend the required drills during the promotion cycle you will have to wait until the next cycle. The promotion testing steps are as follows:
In order to request a ribbon, you must first fill out a Ribbon Request Form and submit it to Mr. Feemster (XO) on the same day that promotion requests are due. The downloadable doc is above, just click on it and print.