united states coast guard

18 AUG 17

UNCLAS //N01301//
ALCGRSV 037/17
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 junior enlisted personnel (E6 and
below) competing for assignment, command cadre,
supervisors and Reserve personnel at large. Supplemental
information on the assignment process, including The
Junior Enlisted Assignment Guide, is available on the
PSC-RPM website:
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2. AY18 Assignment Candidates:
    a. Members who relocate their primary residence to a
location beyond a reasonable commuting distance (RCD) to
their current assignment must submit an e-resume,
regardless of rotation date. Command endorsement is
required. Continuing in a current assignment is an
available option, but other assignment preferences should
be included in the e-resume as well.   
    b. Members serving on long term ADOS orders that
terminate in 2018 are highly encouraged to apply for a
SELRES assignment. Members who do not apply for
assignment will be transferred to the Individual Ready
Reserve (IRR). Members in the IRR may request a change in
Reserve Component Category (RCC) and compete for
positions at anytime.
3. Reasonable Commuting Distance: REF A, Article 5.C.
describes policy regarding RCD. If there are no vacant
positions available within RCD, members may voluntarily
accept assignment to positions outside of the RCD.
4. 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.”
5. IAW REF A, Article 5.E.1., members may be assigned to
a Deployable Specialized Forces (DSF) unit without their
consent if they live within RCD of these units and not
enough qualified volunteers are identified. Members who
have not been assigned to a DSF unit during their career
are strongly encouraged to apply. Members who have been
assigned to a DSF unit for more than 5 years may apply
for reassignment through the normal assignment process.
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.
7. Members who request a new SELRES assignment in AY18
must comply with the timeline in paragraph 9. E-resumes
submitted outside of the submission period will only be
considered based on the following:
    a. Member is relocating and their new residence is
outside RCD.
    b. Member is requesting a critical fill assignment
(e.g., PSU, Strike Team) within RCD.
8. Junior enlisted personnel shall consider all positions
applicable to their rating, within RCD, as assignment
options when crafting DA e-resumes. Junior enlisted
shopping lists will be generated and only available in
DA.  Members are strongly encouraged to contact their
Assignment Officer (AO) to make certain that all possible
assignment options are explored.  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.
9. For assignment guidance refer to the PSC-RPM website
denoted in paragraph 1.
10. AY18 Junior Enlisted Assignments 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
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.
11. Assignment officers:
    a. CGD ONE junior enlisted assignments: YNCM Jennifer
Stiles,(202) 795-6503,
    b. CGD FIVE and SEVEN junior enlisted assignments:
MLES3 Timothy Waldt, (202) 795-6528,
    c. CGD EIGHT and NINE junior enlisted assignments:
YNCS Claricia Gautier, (202) 795-6533,
junior enlisted assignments: YNCM Toby Burke, (202) 795-
12. CAPT Rob Hanley, Chief, PSC-RPM, sends.
13. Internet release authorized.