united states coast guard

16 JUL 18

ALCGENL 105/18
A.  Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8A
B.  U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Competency Qualification
Instruction, COMDTINST 16247.3 (series)
1.  Coast Guard Personnel Service Center will convene the Assignment
Year 2019 (AY19) Maritime Enforcement Specialist (ME) screening
Panel for assignment to Deployable Specialized Forces (DSF) positions
from 02-05 October 2018.  All MEs tour complete in AY19, in pay
grade to billet mismatches, and members above the cut for
advancement will be screened.  DSF billets make up a considerable
number of available ME assignments and offer MEs opportunities for
advanced training, world-wide travel, and interaction with federal
and international partners.  MEs should aggressively seek assignment
to DSF positions to fully develop their expertise.
2. The ME DSF screening panel will be charged with selecting MEs
qualified for assignment to Maritime Security Response Teams (MSRT),
Tactical Law Enforcement Teams (TACLET), Special Mission Training
Center (SMTC), and Special Mission Training Detachment Instructors
(SMTD).  This panel will objectively review each members record to
determine suitability for DSF service.
3. This screening panel will be comprised of experts at both the
program and operational level representing each of these special
mission areas and will utilize electronic records including Direct
Access (DA), the Employee Summary Sheet (ESS), and command endorsements
to evaluate each members suitability for each of these unit types.
The field will be notified when the final panel results are posted
4.  Procedures.
A. Screening is required for ALL MEs E-4 to E-9 that are tour
complete in Assignment Year 2019,  MEs in pay grade to billet
mismatches regardless of tour completion dates, and MEs who
anticipate shortened tours due to advancement.  Members currently
serving in DSF positions who desire an extension or follow on
assignment to a DSF position in AY19 must also screen.
B. Members must submit a screening request in Direct Access
with a command endorsement NLT 27 AUG 2018.  Complete instructions
to guide members through this process are found on the PSC-EPM-2-ME
portal page attached to ME DSF SCREENING PANEL AY19 folder, link
provided below.
C. Members must complete a physical fitness assessment
administered no earlier than 17 March 2017 that complies with the
standards found in Ref B. 
D.  Members are highly encouraged to ensure their Employee
Summary Sheet (ESS) is accurate.  Specifically, the Training and
Competencies sections should be as complete as possible as this
document will be heavily utilized by the panel.  Members should work
with their SPO to have any missing items entered in DA.  Accurate
Law Enforcement competencies and training included in this record
will improve a candidates opportunity for selection.
E. All members are highly encouraged to read the DSF
Screening FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) located on our portal
5. Suitability Criteria.
A. Members should review paragraphs 1.C.12 of Ref A for
assignment criteria for DSF operational positions and paragraphs
1.E.2.a. and 1.E.6.b. for SMTC/SMTD instructor position requirements
to determine which DSF assignments they are currently qualified to
hold.  Additionally, SMTC and SMTD instructors must at a minimum be
graduates of the Tactical Training Course (TTC) or the Basic
Tactical Operations Course (BTOC).   Graduation from the Coast Guard
Instructor Development Course, Qualification as an Advanced
Marksmanship Instructor, Water Survival Training Program Master,
and/or Hook and Climb/Fast Rope qualifications are preferred but not
B. If after reviewing these criteria, a member determines they
are not currently suitable for DSF assignment, they should strive to
improve that element because early identification of a disqualifying
factor does not negate the requirement to participate in the DSF
screening process. Additionally, swift corrective action may be all
that is required to be competitive for AY 2019 DSF screening and
assignment. Ultimately, MEs should seek to be suitable for every
unit type to maximize opportunity to enter the DSF community.
6. As a reminder candidates should ensure their EI-PDR is complete
and accurate (e.g. CG-4082, CG-3307s, awards, and academic
transcripts). Members can request a copy of their official record by
submitting a signed CG memo via e-mail to Members are also encouraged
to review their ESS in CGBI. The ESS provides a consolidated view of
their information as it appears in Direct Access. This serves as a
means for every Coast Guard member to review their personal data
and to ensure the information in Direct Access is up to date and
7. Command Evaluation of Suitability.
A. Command Evaluation is an extremely important part of this
package.  Evaluations shall include a specific recommendation on the
candidates ability to serve in the DSF Community as an Operator, an
Instructor, and/or as an Advanced Instructor.  To accomplish this,
commands must use the DSF ME Command Evaluation Checklist on
the PSC-epm-2-ME Portal page attached to the ME DSF SCREENING PANEL
AY19 Folder via the link below. This checklist will guide commands to
complete the command endorsement entry of the DA screening request.
B. Commands are reminded that all members meeting the criteria
in paragraph 4.A. are required to participate in this screening
process. This includes members with previous fault/no-fault
transfers and those who have been determined to not meet
qualification criteria established in paragraphs 1.C.12 of Ref A.
Negative endorsements are required in DA and must address any/all
disqualifying factors identified on the DSF ME Command Evaluation
C. The command evaluation (DA Endorsement) shall be completed
by Commanding Officers, Commanding Officers of Military Personnel,
Chiefs of Response, Officers in Charge, or those Acting in these
D. The DSF Screening Guide AY 2019 for completing command
evaluations in Direct Access is provided in the PSC-EPM-2-ME Portal
page below.
8. Points of Contact:
A. CWO William Walper, ME Assignment Officer, 202-795-6617, or
B. LT Kevin Keefe, Central Assignment Coordinator,
202-795-6578, or Kevin.a.keefe(at)
C. PSC-epm-2 Portal ME link:
9. CAPT S. Matadobra, Chief, Enlisted Personnel Management
Division, CG Personnel Service Center, sends.
10. Internet release authorized.