united states coast guard

R 18 JAN 19

ALCGENL 006/19
A. Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8A
B. Special Assignments Portal:
1. This message solicits AY20 and AY21 tour complete E-4s (w/ EPQs completed) and E-5s
(not above a cut) 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
D08-SMB-Diver-A-School(at), no later than 15 March 2019. The Diver Application
Guide and a CIR template are available at reference (b).
a. Physical fitness requirements: All applicants must successfully pass
the Physical Screening Test (PST). PST requirements 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 receiving 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 receive 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
4. Selected applicants are required to attend the Diver Candidate Screener which
will be conducted at TRACEN Cape May, NJ, 01-08 June 2019. 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. 15 MAR 2019: Application Packages are due to D08-SMB-Diver-A-School(at)
b. OOA 15 MAY 2019: TONOs issued for members selected to attend the Diver Candidate
c. 01-08 JUN 2019: Diver Candidate Screener at TRACEN Cape May, NJ.
d. OOA 01 OCT 2019: DV Assignment Officer contacts selectees and orders to attend
A-School are issued.
e. Spring 2020: Attend DV A-School.
f. AY20: 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 Benjamin Phipps 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.