united states coast guard

R 08 AUG 19

A. Officer Accessions, Evaluations, and Promotions, COMDTINST 
1. This message solicits applications from within the active duty Coast 
Guard and the Coast Guard Reserve for assignment to the Permanent 
Commissioned Teaching Staff (PCTS) at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. One 
PCTS position is available in the Humanities department and one 
position is available in the Engineering department. 
2. The PCTS exists to support the mission of providing teaching 
expertise and leadership in the academic division at the Academy. 
Members of the PCTS should be models of academic, leadership, and 
professional excellence. They are expected to support cadet training 
and activities outside the classroom. The military continuity provided 
by this group complements the civilian and rotating military components 
of the faculty. In accordance with Section 6.B.12 of reference (a), a 
panel will be convened 17-20 September 2019 to review applications and 
recommend candidates for appointment to PCTS and subsequent permanent 
assignment to the Coast Guard Academy. 
3. In order to be considered, applicants must meet the following 
a. Status: Be a commissioned officer in the Coast Guard or Coast Guard 
Reserve and currently serving in an active or inactive status 
(including the Individual Ready Reserve but not the Inactive Status 
b. Eligibility: Officers in the grades of O3 to O5 are eligible. 
Retired officers (including members of the retired reserve in a RET II 
status) and those serving on retired recall are ineligible to apply. 
Waiver requests to the grade requirements above must be submitted to 
PSC-OPM-1 before the application due date. If requesting a waiver, 
please contact PSC-OPM-1 as early as practicable.
c. Academic and Leadership Potential: Have the potential for growth as 
an academician and a Coast Guard officer. The officer will be expected 
to serve at the Academy in leadership and mentorship roles and 
eventually become competitive for an Academic Department Head position 
or equivalent position of senior academic leadership. 
d. Education: For the position in the Humanities department - At a 
minimum possess a Masters Degree in Political Science or a closely 
related field, such as Public Policy, Public Administration, 
International Relations, Law (to include a JD), or Security Studies. 
For the position in the Engineering Department - At a minimum possess a 
Masters degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering or a closely 
related field. For the position in the Humanities department, 
applicants must demonstrate the potential to earn a Ph.D. or equivalent 
terminal degree in Political Science, Public Policy, International 
Affairs/International Relations, Security Studies, or another field 
closely affiliated with the Government Major and directly aligned with 
the operational and strategic needs of the Coast Guard. For the 
position in the Engineering Department, applicants must demonstrate the 
potential to earn a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in engineering 
with a specialty in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Ocean 
Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.
e. Experience: The selectee must possess the teaching and presentation 
skills necessary for success in the classroom and other professional 
f. Cadet Development: Possess the desire and ability to contribute to 
cadet life and development in non-academic areas, including fostering a 
climate and culture of inclusion, as well as integrating leadership and 
character development throughout the Academy, and demonstrating an 
ability to develop networking relationships within the Coast Guard.
4. Application: At a minimum, applications shall include the following: 
a. Name, grade, employee ID number.
b. Educational background and degrees attained (include thesis titles 
for Masters and doctoral degrees). If a Ph.D. is not held, include a 
thoughtful, preliminary plan for obtaining a Ph.D. For O5 applicants, 
be specific in your intended timeline to attain the terminal degree. 
Please note that the terminal degree is a requirement for selection to 
O6 for the Permanent Commissioned Teaching Staff per Article 6.B.4.i of 
reference (a).
c. Teaching experience, including dates, location, and position/title. 
Include student evaluations as an enclosure if available.  
d. Professional experience as it pertains to leadership, serving as a 
professional military educator, service to the Coast Guard management 
communities and advancing the Coast Guard's strategic diversity goals.
e. Administrative experience in any area, but with a particular 
emphasis on education where applicable.
f. Awards and honors, including academic awards.
g. Publications and titles of significant conference presentations. 
h. Membership and activities in professional societies.
i. Extracurricular or volunteer activities. For example: athletic 
participation, music, or coaching. 
j. A command endorsement that discusses the applicant's potential to 
meet the PCTS criteria. This is not required for officers in the IRR.
k. A brief statement describing the applicant’s teaching philosophy.
l. A brief statement describing elements of the applicant’s documented 
performance and/or education that makes them particularly suited for an 
appointment to the PCTS. For Engineering – also include any academic or 
professional experience in ship design.
m. A brief statement describing a challenge that the applicant had to 
overcome and how that experience will help them be an effective PCTS 
5. In addition to the mandatory application requirements outlined in 
paragraph 4 above, applicants may include letter(s) of recommendation 
or any other supplementary information that they desire to call to the 
attention of the selection panel.
6. Applications should not be mailed. Instead, eligible officers shall 
submit applications as a signed memo with enclosures. All application 
materials should be combined into a single PDF and sent via e-mail to 
PSC-OPM-1 at the ARL-PF-CGPSC-OPM-1-BOARDS e-mail address with the 
subject line 'PY20 PCTS APPOINTMENT BOARD.’ Electronically signed memos 
are authorized. Applicants shall also ensure that all scanned documents 
are clearly readable. All applications must be received no later than 
09 SEP 2019. Applications received after the published deadline will 
not be accepted.
7. Finalists from Phase I will be invited for a practical interview 
portion held at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT.
8. The appointed candidate will be permanently assigned as a Coast 
Guard Academy faculty member following a mandatory and successful two 
year probationary period. The member should expect to report for duty 
to the Coast Guard Academy in the summer of 2020 and undertake a 
teaching workload in the 2020 fall semester.
9. POCS: 
a. PSC-OPM-1: LCDR Ginny Nadolny at Ginny.R.Nadolny(at)
b. Coast Guard Academy: CAPT Gregory Hall at Gregory.Hall(at)
10. Released by: CAPT P. N. Melnick, Command Deputy, CG Personnel 
Service Center. The Service Center for Our Most Important Resource – 
Our People.
11. Internet release is authorized.