Marine Corps FITREP Appeal Guide

Have you received a negative Marine Corps FITREP? Military Justice Guides is here to help. Purchase our Marine Corps FITREP Appeal Template to write and submit a persuasive response.

What You Need to Know

FITREP Appeals are governed by MCO 1610.7A – Chapter 10. Appeals to the Chain of Command are handled internally through a Marine's chain of command. You may formally or informally appeal your negative FITREP. An informal appeal is a request that goes up to but not including your commanding officer. A formal appeal is requested through a special request chit requesting mast from your commanding officer. Appeals are adjudicated within the “lifelines” of a Marine's command. If a Marine does not agree with the decision after an appeal the Marine can submit a statement, request to correct the record or level a complaint against his commanding officer.

There is no timeline associated with submitting an appeal to the chain of command; however, you want to submit the appeal while the matter is still current and before your chain of command has transferred. If you are appealing an FITREP and the reporting senior has already transferred, your options are limited.

If both an informal appeal and formal appeal is unsuccessful, and the Marine chooses to pursue the issue, his next step is to request a record correction through the Board of Correction or an Article 138/1150 complaint.

What You Can Do

If you receive a negative FITREP, you are entitled to submit a written appeal. Follow applicable instructions. It is important that you submit a professional, respectful, and persuasive appeal.

Why Buy Our Products

We get this question all the time -- why should you buy our product when you can get a template from your friend, supervisor, or chain of command for free? The answer is simple:

#1. Our products were designed by former military officers, each with a Master’s degree.  They’re not just recycled templates from your friends or supervisors (which probably didn’t work in the first place).

#2. Our products are built with your case in mind.  We give you specific examples of “best practices” that help you win your case.

#3. Our products are properly formatted, so you don’t have to worry about making sure it looks professional.  It already does!

Bottom line -- our products are specifically designed by experienced military officers to help you get the best result!


Marine Corps FITREP Appeal Template

Our Marine Corp FITREP Appeal Template is written by experienced military officers. When you purchase this template, you will be able to download and get started!


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