united states coast guard

18 AUG 17

UNCLAS //N01301//
ALCGRSV 035/17
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 lieutenant commanders through
ensigns competing for assignment, command cadre,
supervisors and the Reserve officer corps at large.
Supplemental information on the assignment process,
including The Reserve Lieutenant Commander through Ensign
Assignment Guide, is available on the PSC-RPM website:
Request widest dissemination of this message.
2. Shopping lists: PSC-RPM-2 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 members
reported in DA as tour complete in 2018, members filling
positions in which a paygrade mismatch (plus or minus 2
pay grades) exists between member and billet, members in
reprogrammed positions, and members projected to be
released from active duty. This includes Reserve
lieutenant commanders through ensigns serving on long-
term Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS) and
Extended Active Duty (EAD) who desire a SELRES assignment
following their release from active duty. PSC-RPM-2 will
track additions and deletions to candidate pools caused
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. 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.
    d. Members who have affiliated with the IRR via the
Regular to Reserve (R2R) process shall follow the
timeline in paragraph 8. Those who miss the deadlines in
paragraph 8 should monitor AY18 Off-Season assignment
messages or expect to remain in the IRR until the AY19
assignment cycle.
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 voluntarily accept orders beyond RCD shall
include the following statement in their e-resume member
comments: “I, (rank and name) on (date), understand the
Reasonable Commuting Distance (RCD) policy stipulated in
COMDTINST M1001.28 (series), and will voluntarily accept
orders beyond RCD.”
6. 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 an AY19 assignment.
7. 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.
8. For assignment guidance refer to the PSC-RPM website
denoted in paragraph 1.
9. AY18 SELRES Lieutenant Commander through Ensign Plan
of Action and Timeline:
    a. 31 Aug 17: Potential shopping lists available in
DA for unit validation.
    b. 31 Oct 17: Command Concerns and shopping list
corrections due to PSC-RPM-2.
    c. 13 Nov 17: Shopping lists released and available
in DA.
    d. 13 Nov 17 - 12 Jan 18: E-resume submission period.
    e. 13 Nov 17 - 12 Jan 18: AOs available for
assignment counseling.
    f. 12 Jan 18: Deadline for members to submit e-
    g. 11 Apr 18: Assignment slates approved and
    h. 31 May 18: PCS orders released in DA, available to
units in DA airport terminal.
    i. 30 Jun 18: Requests to retire or separate in lieu
of orders due to PSC-RPM.
    j. 1 Oct 18: Effective date for AY18 assignments.
10. Assignment officers:
    a. CGD ONE, FIVE, SEVEN, and FOURTEEN junior officer
assignments: LT Paul Radlinski, (202) 795-6530,
junior officer assignments: LT Jessica Snyder, (202) 795-
11. 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-2 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-2 and greatly
enhances the counseling session. Junior Officers (JOs)
desiring an interactive live meeting should contact LCDR
Jocelyn Soriano via email with the subject title “Career
Counseling” at:
    b. Each Officer’s career development is critical to
the Coast Guard’s overall success. We ask that
supervisors and Senior Officers pay particular attention
to mentoring JOs. Active mentoring and timely performance
feedback is the best method of preparing JOs for future
assignments and promotion. 
12. CAPT Rob Hanley, Chief, CG PSC-RPM, sends.
13. Internet release authorized.