united states coast guard

9 AUG 18

ALCGPSC 093/18
A. PY19 Schedule of Officer Personnel Boards and Panels, CG PSCNOTE 1401
B. Officer Accessions, Evaluations, and Promotions, CIM 1000.3A
1. Applications for the Promotion Year 2019 (PY19) RPA Designation
Board are due by 19 October 2018. In accordance with REF A, the Board
will convene on 29 October 2018 to consider officers for designation
as provisional RPAs. RPAs can expect an exciting and unique
career organizing, administering, recruiting, instructing, and training
the Reserve force to meet present and future Coast Guard mission requirements.
2. RPA program:
   a. The RPA Corps consists of Reserve officers serving in full-time support
positions at sectors, districts, areas, and HQ units. RPAs may also perform
tours in other appropriately related specialties to broaden their professional
expertise. RPAs should expect to serve primarily in staff-tour assignments.
   b. RPAs are considered separately for promotion during the same promotion
year (PY), and promoted the same day as their ADPL running mates. Officers do
not lose their precedence transitioning from the ADPL or Inactive Duty Promotion
List (IDPL) to the RPA promotion list.
   c. RPAs are eligible to apply for full-time post-graduate school in Business,
Management, Finance, Public Policy, or other curriculums relating to reserve management.
3. Those officers designated as provisional RPAs will be offered three-year EAD
contracts and can expect assignment to a training/developmental billet. After
two years of active duty, provisional RPAs are considered for permanent RPA
status via a board convened by CG PSC-OPM. An RPA who acquires permanent status
receives indefinite active-duty orders and serves on active duty until
separation or retirement.
4. Service requirements: the following Coast Guard officers are eligible at the
beginning of the promotion year (01 Jul) in which they are competing for designation:
   a. Any Reserve or Regular commissioned ensign with at least 12 months time in grade
   b. Any Reserve or Regular commissioned lieutenant (junior grade).
   c. Any Reserve or Regular commissioned lieutenant with four or fewer years in grade.
   d. Any Regular or Reserve F&S or PERS specialty warrant officer serving in the grade
of W-4, W-3, or who is a W-2 and who will be considered by the W-3 selection board in the
same promotion year. Warrant officers must have 26 or fewer years time in service. 
5. Officers who desire a waiver to the eligibility requirements may apply to Commander
(CG PSC-RPM) through their chain of command. Requests may not be approved unless
the applicant meets critical Service needs. Waivers for the ensign time in grade requirement
or the W-3 selection board requirement will not be considered. Waiver requests shall be
submitted via email to LT Josh Denney at with the subject line
6. Application process:
   a. RPA Application Memo: Applicants shall apply using the RPA CG Memo template located at the CG PSC-RPM-1 website:
   b. Command Endorsement: Commanding Officer endorsements are required and shall
address the applicant's managerial potential, analytical, planning and writing skills,
and an opinion of their value to the service as an RPA. Only endorsements from the immediate
command are authorized. Additional letters of recommendation or endorsements will not be
considered and, if submitted, will be returned without action. Communications to the board
from a candidate will not be accepted.
   c. Application memos with endorsement should be sent via email to:
7. All officers under consideration are encouraged to review their Employee Summary Sheet (ESS). The ESS provides a consolidated view of a member's information as it appears in DA.
All officers applying are also encouraged to review their official Electronically
Imaged-Personnel Data Record (EI-PDR). To find out more about obtaining a copy of your EI-PDR, please visit the CG PSC-BOPS-mr website at:
8. All candidates should update their contact information including personal phone and e-mail
address in DA prior to the board convening.
9. Schedule:
   a. 19 October 2018: applications with command endorsement are due.
   b. 29 October 2018: RPA Designation Board convenes to review all applications and records.
   c. Those selected as provisional RPAs will initiate their EAD contracts OOA 1 July 2019.
10. All Commanding Officers and Senior Reserve Officers: Ensure widest dissemination to
all officers within your AOR.
11. CG PSC-RPM-1 Boards and Panels Section Chief for application/panel inquiries:
LT Josh Denney, (202) 795-6509, e-mail:
12. Released by: CAPT G. T. Prestidge, Commander, CG Personnel Service Center.
The Service Center for our most important resource – Our People.
13. Internet release is authorized.