An updated procedure for processing Royal Marines Reserve (RMR) Other Rank transfers into the RM regular service has been introduced. The policy for RMR to RM service transfers required updating in order that a smooth transition from Reserve to Regular Service can be achieved. Manning balance within the Corps has meant there has not been an opportunity for any RMR transfers for a sustained period of time. At present, I'd be inclined not to read too much into the introduction of this procedure other than the fact that in future, the regular service manning surplus will inevitably reduce. When it does, allowing a transfer of RMR trained ranks into the regular RM, the process will be slick. Which is good. One thing that has not been stated is whether the RMR GD green beret (acquired through RMR Recruit Training) will in future again be accepted as a direct transfer into the regular RM GD trained strength. At present, it looks like only certain SQ/TQ's will be accepted for direct transfer onto the trained strength. We shall see. Revised Process Transfer to Full Career - RMR Other Ranks. ORs of the RMR who wish to transfer to the Regular Service must apply through their Chain of Command. Applicants, with CO’s recommendation, will be assessed on a case by case basis by the Transfer Board with representatives from HQ RMR and CTCRM. Transfers will only be authorised if there is a Service requirement. The Board will also recommend what, if any, further training is required before the transfer is agreed. Untrained ranks will be required to commence training based on the recommendations from the board (this will be based on what stage of the recruit training syllabus they have opted to transfer). Authorised applicants will attend their local AFCO to commence initial application administration. This process is administrative and transfers will not require a New Entry Medical. Units will update JPA details, collect all kit/equipment held on temporary loan and conduct MATTs prior to the applicants arriving at CTCRM to complete a Joining Week. This will be conducted on RMR Man Training Days (MTDs). RMR Trained Ranks. CTCRM will process Trained re-entries and draft them to the Trained Strength after successful completion of the Joining Week. CTW is responsible for processing the Trained re-entry and the following administrative actions are to be completed: (1) Interview (2) Attest rank into the Royal Marines. (3) Medical and Dental Checks. (4) Full initial kit issue. (5) Transfer of pay account. (6) Issue of ID Card, ID Discs and check SC and Passport valid. On successful completion of the Joining Week, joiners will be assigned as trained re-entries. Trained re-entries who do not successfully complete re-entry training will be returned to their RMR Unit. RMR Untrained Ranks. CTCRM will process untrained re-entries and draft them to the untrained Strength after successful completion of the Joining Week. Ranks will join training at the stage identified in the transfer board. The following administrative actions are to be completed: (1) Interview (2) Attest rank into the Royal Marines. (3) Medical and Dental Checks. (4) Full initial kit issue. (5) Transfer of pay account (6) Issue of ID Card, ID Discs and check SC and Passport valid On completion of the Joining Week, untrained ranks will then commence training at the appropriate stage as directed by the Transfer Board. Untrained re-entries who do not successfully complete re-entry training will be discharged SHORE. Summary The revised policy will ensure Reservists who are successful at the Transfer Board are transitioned seamlessly from Reserve to Regular Service and are entered with the correct terms and conditions of service that are comparable with their regular counterparts.