united states coast guard

18 AUG 17

UNCLAS //N01301//
ALCGRSV 034/17
A. Reserve Policy Manual, COMDTINST M1001.28 (series)
1. This message announces the kickoff of the AY18 Reserve
assignment season and provides important guidelines and
information for Reserve captains and commanders competing
for assignment, command cadre, supervisors and the
Reserve officer corps at large. Supplemental information
on the assignment process, including The Reserve Captain
Assignment Guide and The Reserve Commander Assignment
Guide, is available on the PSC-RPM website:
Request widest dissemination of this message.
2. Shopping lists: PSC-RPM is developing and validating
AY18 shopping lists, which will identify anticipated
billet vacancies. Updates will be published on the PSC-
RPM website.
    a. Validation: Commencing 31 Aug 17, unit commanders
should verify the accuracy and status of each Reserve
position on their PAL as reflected in Direct Access (DA),
along with anticipated vacancies. The Command Concerns
process guide is located on the PSC-RPM website denoted
in paragraph 1. Submit discrepancies or comments to the
appropriate PSC-RPM Assignment Officer (AO) via Command
Concerns by 31 Oct 17.
    b. Availability: Shopping list messages will be
released OOA 13 Nov 17.
3. AY18 Assignment Candidate Pool:
    a. The primary candidate pool consists of captains
and commanders reported in DA as tour complete in 2018,
captains-select, commanders-select, members who will
change Reserve Component Category (RCC) to Selected
Reserve (SELRES), members filling positions in which a
paygrade mismatch exists between member and billet,
members in reprogrammed positions, and members projected
to be released from active duty. This includes Reserve
captains and captains-select, and Reserve commanders and
commanders-select, serving on long-term Active Duty for
Operational Support (ADOS) who desire a SELRES assignment
following their release from active duty. PSC-RPM will
track additions and deletions to candidate pools created
by promotions, screening panels, separations, position
reprogramming and other actions.
    b. Members serving on long-term ADOS orders that
terminate at any time during 2018 are highly encouraged
to apply for assignment. Members who do not apply for
assignment will be transferred to the Individual Ready
Reserve (IRR) and may participate in the AY19 assignment
    c. Captains-select will only be considered for O-6
positions and shall not submit e-resumes for O-5
positions. Commanders-select will only be considered for
O-5 positions and shall not submit e-resumes for O-4
    d. PSC-RPM will adhere to tour completion dates when
considering assignments. Members generally will not
rotate prior to completion of their tours. However, early
rotations are sometimes necessary to meet Service needs.
4. Reasonable Commuting Distance (RCD): REF A, Article
5.C. describes policy regarding RCD. As a member becomes
more senior, opportunities for assignment within RCD
become increasingly scarce. If a member wants to continue
to serve in a SELRES status, the member should consider
assignments beyond RCD. The decision to accept orders
beyond RCD, however, is purely voluntary.
5. Members who decline orders are subject to a transfer
to the IRR, Standby Reserve, or may request retirement or
separation, IAW REF A, Article 5.A.10. Members who do not
successfully compete for an AY18 assignment will be
transferred to the IRR and may compete for an AY19
assignment. Members who fail to submit an e-resume IAW
paragraph 8 will be transferred to the IRR and may
compete for assignment in AY19.
6. For e-resume guidance refer to the CG PPC DA II
website at:
To ensure that an e-resume endorsement is completed on
time, members should notify their command when an e-
resume requiring command endorsement has been submitted.
The current version of DA will not notify the endorser of
the request and does not allow late e-resume submission.
7. For captain assignments only, all applicants must
prepare and submit a one-page biography. The biography
requirements and template are available in The Reserve
Captain Assignment Guide.
8. AY18 SELRES Captain and Commander Plan of Action and
    a. 31 Aug 17: Potential shopping lists available in
DA for unit validation.
    b. 31 Oct 17: Command Concerns and shopping list
validations due to PSC-RPM.
    c. 13 Nov 17: Shopping lists released and available
in DA.
    d. 13 - 17 Nov 17: Reserve Senior Command Screening
    e. 13 Nov 17 - 29 Dec 17: E-resume submission period.         
    f. 13 Nov 17 - 29 Dec 17: AOs available for
assignment counseling.
    g. 29 Dec 17: Deadline for members to submit e-
    h. 29 Dec 17: Deadline for one-page biography for
captain assignments.
    i. 5 - 9 Mar 18: Reserve Captain and Commander
Assignment Panels.
    j. 23 Mar 18: Requests to retire or separate in lieu
of orders due to PSC-RPM.
    k. 31 May 18: PCS orders released in DA, available to
units in DA airport terminal.
    l. 1 Oct 18: Effective date for AY18 assignments.
9. Career Counseling:
    a. Per ALCGRSV 033/17, the Reserve Officer Career
Counseling (ROCC) will be available beginning SEP 2017. 
The ROCC is an on-line interactive counseling mechanism
available throughout the year with PSC-RPM via the Office
Communicator application. Officers with the communicator
functionality (icon located at the bottom right of your
screen once you are logged into Outlook) installed on
their workstation are able to participate. Establishing a
live meeting is the quickest means for an officer to
review their record with PSC-RPM and greatly enhances the
counseling session. Reserve captains and commanders
desiring an interactive live meeting should contact their
respective AO via email with the subject title “Career
10. Assignment officers:
    a. Captain assignments: CAPT Rob Hanley, (202) 795-
    b. Commander assignments: CDR Troy Fryar, (202) 795-
11. CAPT Rob Hanley, Chief, PSC-RPM, sends.
12. Internet release authorized.