united states coast guard

25 JUL 17

ALCGRSV 028/17
A. Guidance and Eligibility Criteria for Officer Personnel
Boards and Panels, PSCINST 1401.1
B. Officer Accessions, Evaluations, and Promotions,
COMDTINST M1000.3 (series)
1. This message announces convening dates and solicits
applications for fiscal year 2018 (FY18) Reserve War and
Staff colleges. The SEFP offers opportunities for
national security policy and joint service professional
development, increases the Coast Guard's presence in a
joint-service environment, and enhances the member's
value to the Service.
2. A selection panel will convene 11 Sep 17 to select
primary candidates, and to identify alternates in order
of selection by the panel. A special OER is not required,
but applicants are reminded to ensure their records are
3. Joint & Combined Warfighting School - Hybrid (JCWS-H).
   a. Location: Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA.
   b. Pre-requisites: Secret Clearance. Grade O-4 and
above. JPME phase I must be completed at an
intermediate/senior service school or an approved
equivalent at the time of application. Proof of JPME
phase I completion must be submitted to CG PSC-RPM as
part of the application.
   c. Convening dates: TBD. Multiple convening dates in
January/February 2018.
   d. Course Description: JCWS-H is a 40-week, blended-
learning course consisting of two distance learning
periods (37 weeks) and two resident periods (three weeks
total in residence). The course is focused on preparing
participants for joint planning efforts at the
operational level to develop theater strategies and plans
in complex global operating environments and includes
joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational
capabilities, national security strategy, theater strategy
and campaigning, and the joint planning process and systems.
For information on the JCWS-H go to:
4. Reserve Components National Security Course
   a. Location: National Defense University, Washington, DC.
   b. Pre-requisites: Secret Clearance. Grade O-4 and above,
W-3/W-4, and E-8/9. Officers/Enlisted who have attended RCNSC
in the past are not eligible.
   c. Convening dates:
       (1) 29 Jan 18 – 9 Feb 18
       (2) 16 - 27 Apr 18
       (3) 16 - 27 Jul 18
   d. Course Description: This is a two-week course designed
to lay a foundation for students moving on to joint command
management and staff responsibilities in a multinational,
intergovernmental, or a joint national security setting.
The curriculum consists of lectures, panel discussions,
seminars, and simulation exercises dealing with national
security policy and defense resource management presented
by faculty members of the National War College and
Industrial College of the Armed Forces, the Armed Forces
Staff College, the Institute for National Strategic
Studies, and other distinguished speakers.
5. 1 Sep 17: The deadline for applications to arrive at
CG PSC-RPM is 1 Sep 17. Applications will not be
accepted after the deadline.  All pre-requisites within
each course must be met at the time of application (i.e.
pay grade, clearance, etc.).
    a. Application process: Applications should be
completed within the “My Panel Submissions” module in
Direct Access. Do not use “PCS E-Resumes” to apply.
Applications must address the officer's reasons for
applying for respective courses and how the Coast Guard
will benefit by sending the officer to the respective
educational opportunity. Applicants should refer to the
guidance available on CG PSC-RPM webpage at: for
detailed instructions on submitting applications via
Direct Access.
    b. Command Endorsement: Only endorsements from the
immediate command are authorized. The endorser must
provide comments in the comments block. Select
“Recommend” or “Not Recommend” and then select “Mark
Final” for the member’s application to be considered
    c. In order to maintain fairness to all applicants in
this highly competitive process, there will be no
exceptions made to the published deadlines. The command
bears the responsibility for forwarding timely, properly
endorsed e-Resume applications.
6. 1 Sep 17: The deadline for signed communications to
the panel to arrive at CG PSC-RPM-1 is 1 Sep 17.
    a. Officers electing to submit communications to the
panel must follow the guidance in para. 9.e. of REF A.
Communications must be sent via the chain of command to
CG PSC-RPM, scanned with signature and command
endorsement, and e-mailed to :arl-pf-cgpsc-rpm-, subject line: FY18 SEFP PHASE II.
7. The following step by step instructions are provided:
   A. Log in to Direct Access
   B. In the "EMPLOYEE" box, click "Tasks"
   C. Select “My Panel Submissions”
   D. Select “Advanced Training” from the “Panel Source”
      drop down menu and click “Go”
   E. When the search screen appears, enter the following:
      AD/Res Ind: “Reserve - Active Component”
      Bus unit: “Officer”
      Job Code: 000095
   F. Click “Search”
   G. Check box under “Apply” for ALL desired programs
      (RCNSC or AJPME)
   H. Click “Submit”
   I. Click “Edit” to input and submit your comments to
      your Command/Endorser
   J. Rank your programs in desired order
   K. Input ‘Member Comments’
   L. Select Commanding Officer/Endorser
   M. Click “Save” to save comments and forward to the
8. The following endorser procedures are provided:
   A. Log in to Direct Access
   B. In the "EMPLOYEE" box, click "Tasks"
   C. Select “My Panel Endorsements”
   D. Select “View Endorsement” for each applicant
   E. Command/Endorser MUST provide comments in the
      “Endorser Comments” block
   F. Select “Recommend/Not Recommend”
   G. Mark Final
   H. Save after completion (Incomplete applications will
      not be considered by the Panel)
9. Applicants are encouraged to review their
electronically imaged personnel data record (EI-PDR) to
ensure its accuracy prior to the panel convening date. To
find out more about obtaining a copy of your EI-PDR,
visit the CG PSC-bops-mr website:
10. Applicants shall ensure that their member contact
information, including work email address, is correct in
Direct Access in case CG PSC-RPM-1 needs to contact
candidates with updated information.
11. Reserve Program Administrators (RPAs) are eligible to
apply for the above courses. Members in ISL/ASL are not
eligible to apply. Waivers will not be considered for
those who do not meet the minimum pay grade eligibility
requirements reflected above.
12. Points of contact: Senior Education and Fellowship
Program Manager for program inquiries: LT James McKnight,
COMDT (CG-1311), (202) 475-5039, e-mail:  
13. CG PSC-RPM-1 Boards and Panels Section Chief for
application/panel inquiries: LT Toni Pehrson, CG PSC-RPM-1,
(202) 795-6507, e-mail:
14. CAPT Rob Hanley, Chief, CG PSC-RPM, sends.
15. Internet Release Authorized.