united states coast guard

19 JUL 18

ALCGENL 111/18
A. Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8A
B. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Competency Qualification Instruction,
C. Coast Guard Weight and Body Fat Standards Program Manual,
D. Water Survival Training Program Manual, COMDTINST M16240.4B
E. Screening for Overseas Duty, PSCINST 1300
1. This message solicits for ME and BM assignments at Patrol Forces
Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA) Maritime Engagement Team (MET). These
assignments are for one year PCS deployments to begin in the Spring,
Summer, or Winter of 2019. Due to the MET high operational tempo and
acute international engagement mission, applicants should be
exceptionally motivated and expect a dynamic work environment supporting
PATFORSWA and Theater Security Cooperation within U.S. Central Command.
Those selected for this opportunity will be required to attend pre-
deployment training (PDT), PDT lasts approximately 6 weeks in addition
to any other pipeline training. Actual report dates to PATFORSWA are set
by the Admin Officer at PATFORSWA. Successful completion of this one
year assignment will result in an assignment priority one. Members
requesting consecutive tours at a PATFORSWA unit require PATFORSWA
approval. Members should also consider applying for PATFORSWA afloat or
ashore positions.
2. This is a dependent restricted, non-isolated PCS assignment
available for men and women. For additional information and benefits
see our websites listed in paragraph 8.
3. Assignment criteria: Applicants must be:
   a. 18 years of age at deployment date
   b. Tour complete in AY19 or AY20
   c. Suitable for overseas assignment per references A and E
   d. Be a United States citizen
   e. Maintain or be eligible for a Secret clearance
   f. Must meet obligated service requirements of 15 months from
   report date
   g. Must have completed and passed task 1-01, Physical Fitness
   Standards (PT Test), of reference B, within the last 6 months
   h. Must meet Coast Guard weight standards per reference C
   i. E-resume includes command endorsement for all positions.
   Additional command endorsement is required for instructor as
   all MET positions require an instructor endorsement.
   j. Possess a driver's license valid through the entire tour of
   k. Prior to arrival at PDT, members should possess a basic and/
   or practical rifle qualification on the M16 or M4 rifle within
   the previous 5 years. Previous qualification with a personal
   defense weapon (PDW) is also highly encouraged but not
   required. (Note 2)
Note 1: All members will be required to take part in the Water
Survival Training Program (WSTP) and Life Guard Training at PDT.
Students will be required to take and pass the PT test in the first
week of PDT in order to participate in WSTP. Upon successful
completion of the PT test, students will be required to meet all
tasks outlined in the WSTP Manual per reference D.
Note 2: Weapons qualifications are required for all shoreside and
afloat assignments. All E-7 and below assignments are designated as
anti-terrorism/force protection (AT/FP) watch standers.
4. Position information..
   a. Boatswain's Mate (BM): BM1's interested in assignment to the
   MET should apply for the following position listed under
   PATFORSWA dept ID 007006:
   BM1               00077294
   b. Maritime Enforcement Specialist (ME): Members interested
   should apply to the following position numbers, which are listed
   under PATFORSWA Dept ID 007006:
   MEC                  00075876
   ME1                  00022147
   ME2                  00077299
   ME3                  00075882
5. Assignment Procedures: Members should complete reference E
requirements for overseas assignment, complete a PT test and minimum
weapons qualification requirements, and submit a command endorsed e-resume
for PATFORSWA positions by 7 October 2018. Those who are tour complete in
AY19 or AY20 can apply and should list PATFORSWA positions only. If not
selected, members tour complete in AY19 should follow published AY19
shopping list deadline guidance for submitting updated e-resume. Members
tour complete in AY19 will be given priority for these assignments. (Note 1)
Note 1: For members whose weapons qualifications meet the minimum
criteria, but have lapsed, basic and practical qualification courses on
rifle (among other weapons) systems will be administered at PDT.
6. Applicants should be aware that documented rated experience and
qualifications may take precedence over assignment priority when making
these assignments. Those who meet PATFORSWA assignment criteria and are
not selected are encouraged to keep apprised of latest message traffic.
PSC-epm-2 will notify selected members or their commands on a case-by-case
7. Command endorsement criteria: All PATFORSWA endorsements should
address the following:
   a. Verify that member meets all assignment criteria in paragraph 3.
   b. List member small arms qualifications and most recent certification
   date. Again, verify that a passing basic and/or practical rifle
   qualification on the M16 or M4 rifle has occurred within the previous
   5 years along with passing of the physical fitness standards in the last
   6 months.
   c. Summarize previous law enforcement or AT/FP experience and
   d. Backfill concerns: When addressing backfills for members not tour
   complete in AY19, commands should keep in mind that receiving an
   immediate backfill is not always possible. The commands backfill request
   will factor into the candidate selection process. Additional guidelines
   for command endorsements can be found at our websites.
8. Training and PCS: All personnel selected for this duty will be
required to complete PDT. Details are available on our websites. EPM
PATFORSWA and SMTC Portal Pages:
9. For assignment questions, please contact the following Assignment
Officers (AO's) by Rate:
BM: CWO2 Sean Stone,, 202-795-6607
ME: CWO4 W. Walper,, (202) 795-6617
10. Command representatives may contact LCDR Tom Osborn at, or (202) 795-6616.
11. Questions regarding the operational nature of this assignment or
PDT should contact SMTC, YNCM Jessica Schroeder at, or (910) 440-6177.
12. Released by: CDR S. K. Felger,
13. Internet release authorized.