united states coast guard

R 02 JAN 18

ALCGENL 001/18
A. Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8A
B. Special Assignments Portal:
1. This message solicits AY19 and AY20 tour complete E-4 and E-5 enlisted members interested in entering the Diver (DV) rating. Prior diving experience is not needed. Those applicants who successfully screen and graduate from DV A-school at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) will change in rate to DV.
2. Application: To apply for the DV rating, applicants must submit a Change in Rating (CIR) request package to the Dive A-school via email (encrypted) to, no later than 16 March 2018. A CIR template is available at reference (b).
a. Physical fitness requirements: All applicants must successfully pass the Physical Screening Test (PST). PST requirments as well as an instructional video conducting and administering the PST are available on the Diver Info Page located at reference (b).
b. Medical screening: Candidates must complete DD FORM 2807-1, Report of Medical History, for inclusion in the CIR package. Further guidance for recieving a diving
medical exam will be performed after the Diver Candidate Screener and prior to attending DV A-school.
3. Command Endorsement: Applicant's must recieve a Command endorsement as part of their application. At a minimum, Commands shall confirm member eligibility, recommend approval of CIR, have passed the PST requirements and list any backfill concerns.
4. Selected applicants are required to attend the Diver Candidate Screener which will be conducted at TRACEN Cape May, NJ, 02-09 June 2018. The screening will include classroom and physical fitness activities that simulate diver training at NDSTC. The screening is physically challenging and candidates should ensure they are well prepared and in superior physical fitness condition. All TDY expenses will be funded by the Dive Program (CG-7212).
5. Timeline:
a. 16 MAR 2018: Application Packages due to D08-SMB-Diver-A-School(at)
b. OOA 15 MAY 2018: TONOs issued for members selected to attend the Diver Candidate Screener.
c. 02-09 JUN 2018: Diver Candidate Screener at TRACEN Cape May, NJ.
d. OOA 01 OCT 2018: DV Assignment Officer contacts selectees and orders to attend A-school are issued.
e. Spring 2019: Attend DV A-school.
f. AY19: New DV2s report to Regional Dive Lockers.
6. Results of this solicitation and candidate selection will be delivered to applicants via e-mail. Shopping list and E-resume instructions will be provided SEPCOR.
7. Points of contact:
a. For assignment questions, contact Special Assignments Officer, CWO4 Donald Wiley
at or (202) 795-6587.
b. For eligibility questions, contact DV A-School Chief,  DVC Christopher Hall at or (850) 235-5244.
c. CGLO NDSTC: CWO Joseph Toth, or (850) 235-5269.
8. Released by: LT William Stewart, 202-795-6584.
9. Internet release authorized.