united states coast guard

18 AUG 17

UNCLAS //N01301//
ALCGRSV 036/17
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 Chief Warrant Officers (CWOs) and
senior enlisted personnel (E7-E9) competing for
assignment, command cadre, supervisors and Reserve
personnel at large. Supplemental information on the
assignment process, including The Reserve CWO Assignment
Guide and The Reserve Senior Enlisted (E7-E9) 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 who will
change Reserve Component Category (RCC) to Selected
Reserve (SELRES), members advanced to E7 prior to the e-
resume submission deadline noted in paragraph 8, members
in reprogrammed positions, members projected to be
released from active duty, and members in billets with
more than one member assigned. This includes Reserve
Chief Warrant Officers and senior enlisted personnel
serving on long-term Active Duty for Operational Support
(ADOS) who desire a SELRES assignment following their
release from active duty. PSC-RPM-2 will track additions
and deletions to the pool created by promotions,
advancements, 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.
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.
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 CWO and Senior Enlisted Assignment 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 – 29 Dec 17: E-resume submission period
for CWOs.
    e. 13 Nov 17 – 12 Jan 18: E-resume submission period
for senior enlisted members.
    f. 13 Nov 17 - 29 Dec 17: AO available for CWO
assignment counseling.   
    g. 13 Nov 17 - 12 Jan 18: AOs available for senior
enlisted assignment counseling. 
    h. 29 Dec 17: Deadline for CWOs to submit e-resumes.
    i. 12 Jan 18: Deadline for senior enlisted members to
submit e-resumes.
    j. 31 Jan 18: CWO assignment slates approved and
    k. 11 Apr 18: Senior enlisted assignment slates
approved and finalized.
    l. 31 May 18: PCS orders released in DA, available to
units in DA airport terminal.
    m. 30 Jun 18: Requests to retire or separate in lieu
of orders due to PSC-RPM.
    n. 1 Oct 18: Effective date for AY18 assignments.
10. Assignment officers:
    a. Chief Warrant Officers (W2-W4): MLES3 Timothy
Waldt, (202) 795-6528,
    b. CGD ONE senior enlisted assignments: YNCM Jennifer
Stiles, (202) 795-6503,
    c. CGD FIVE and SEVEN senior enlisted assignments:
MLES3 Timothy Waldt, (202) 795-6528,
    d. CGD EIGHT and NINE senior enlisted assignments:
YNCS Claricia Gautier,(202) 795-6533,
senior enlisted assignments: YNCM Toby Burke, (202) 795-
11. CAPT Rob Hanley, Chief, PSC-RPM, sends.
12. Internet release authorized.