Administrative Law
Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
Yuma, Arizona

To enhance the operational readiness of all commands aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma by providing administrative law support in the areas of 6105s, administrative separations, investigations, and claims; and to educate command representatives about their unit's legal duties and responsibilities.

Administrative Law OIC: Capt Matthew D. Sherman

Administrative Law NCOIC: Cpl Daniel A. Barrera 

Administrative Law Clerk: Cpl Dimitri H. Laurent 

                                                     Cpl Shrihari P. Gattupalli

Marine Corps Separation Manual

No “statute of limitations” exists for administrative separations. Accordingly, a Marine may be processed for separation based on conduct notwithstanding the length of time between the conduct and the notification of separation or the expiration of a statute of limitations for court-martial or non-judicial punishment. However, once separation action has begun, prompt forwarding, review, and decision in each case are essential. Proceedings are initiated on the date a command receives a written request for separation from a member or on the date a command delivers a member notice of separation proceedings. The following listed time goals are measured from the date of notification or initiation of a voluntary request until the actual date of separation. Failure to complete an action within the prescribed time in no way bars separation or affects characterization. Every effort should be made, however, to meet the established goals. 

6203 Convenience of the Government
• 1
• 2
Condition not a Disability 
• 3 Personality Disorder

6206 Unsatisfactory Performance

6106.5a Unsanitary Habits

6209 Alcohol Rehabilitation Failure

6210 Misconduct
• 2
Minor Disciplinary Infractions 
• 3
Pattern of Misconduct 
• 5
Drug Abuse (Mandatory processing) 
• 6
Commission of a Serious Offense 
• 7
Civilian Conviction 
• 8
Sexual Harassment 
• 10 Driving Under the Influence (x2 Mandatory processing)

Weight Control Failure 

Recommendation for Administrative Separation
Notification of Separation Proceedings
Acknowledgment of Rights
Purpose and Scope (BCNR) and Naval Discharge Review Board (NDRB)
Sample 6105 Counseling
Appointment letter (Board) 

Convenience of the Government (Condition Not a Disability/Personality Disorder) 

SECNAVINST 6320.24 series 
DOD 6490.1 series (Mental Health) 

Unsatisfactory Performance/ Weight Control/ Body Composition Failure 
MCO 6110.3 Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test and Body Composition Program Manual 

Alcohol Abuse Rehab Failure/ Drug Abuse/ Alcohol related incidents 
SECNAVINST 5300.28D Military Substance Abuse Prevention Abuse and Control 

Commission of a Serious Offense/Civilian Conviction 

MCM, 2012 Edition 

Administrative Reductions 

MCO P1400.32D Marine Corps Promotion Manual, Vol.2, Enlisted Promotions 

Domestic Violence (levels II, IV, and V)/ Drug Abuse/ Alcohol Rehab Failure 
MCO P1700.24 w/Ch1 Marine Corps Personal Services Manual

Trial Services 2891

Defense Services
Mon - Fri 0730 - 1630
Bldg 852 West Wing 

Legal Services Support Detachment Yuma
PO Box 99126
Yuma, AZ
Marine Corps Air Station Yuma