united states coast guard

21 FEB 20

ALCGENL 025/20
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 re-solicits for ashore assignments at Patrol Forces
Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA). These assignments are for one year
PCS deployments to begin in the Winter of 2020. Personnel applying
for PATFORSWA should expect high optempo duty in support of a highly
visible national defense mission. Those selected for this opportunity
will be required to attend Pre-Deployment Training (PDT), which
lasts approximately 5 weeks in addition to any required pipeline
training. Actual report dates to Bahrain are set by the PATFORSWA
Admin Officer. The following positions are available:
19380666        GM2       DUTY-OCO 007006 
19380667        BM2       DUTY-OCO 007006 
19380668        MK3       DUTY-OCO 007006 
19380669        MK3       DUTY-OCO 007006 
19380670        MK3       DUTY-OCO 007006 
19380676        BM3       DUTY-OCO 007006
19380672        EM3       DUTY-OCO 007006
19380673        EM3       DUTY-OCO 007006 
2. This is a dependent restricted, non-isolated PCS assignment. 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 AY20 or AY21
   c. Suitable for overseas assignment per references A and E
   d. 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.
   j. Possess a driver's license valid through the entire tour of
   k. Able to pass Water Survival Training Program (Note 1)
   l. 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 3 days of
intensive pool training as part of the Water Survival Training
Program (WSTP) 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. Students should be comfortable in uniform treading water,
swimming, and jumping off an elevated platform. Members are
strongly encouraged to review WSTP requirements per reference (D)
prior to attending PDT.
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. 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 04 MAR 2020. Those who are tour complete in
AY20 or AY21 can apply and should list PATFORSWA positions only. If not
selected, members tour complete in AY20 should follow published AY20
shopping list deadline guidance or rating specific guidance for submitting
updated e-resumes. Members tour complete in AY20 will be given priority
for these assignments.
5. Applicants should be aware that documented rated experience and
qualifications may take precedence over assignment priority when making
these assignments. PSC-EPM-2 will notify selected members or their
commands on a case-by-case basis.
6. 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. (Note 1)
   c. Summarize previous law enforcement or AT/FP experience and
   d. Backfill concerns: When addressing backfills for members not tour
   complete in AY20, commands should keep in mind that receiving an
   immediate backfill is not always possible. Backfill requests will factor
   into the candidate selection process. Additional guidelines for command
   endorsements can be found at our websites.
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.
7. Training and PCS: All personnel selected for this duty will be required
to complete PDT. Details are available on the EPM PATFORSWA and SMTC Portal
8. For assignment questions, please contact the following Assignment
Officers (AO's) by Rate:
BM: CWO2 Sean Stone,, 202-795-6607
EM: CWO4 Robert Amador,, 202-795-6586
GM: CWO4 Mark Cortor,, 202-795-6613
MK: CWO3 Matt Thornton,, 202-795-6598
9. Command representatives may contact CDR Mike Gillham (Michael.R.Gillham, 202-795-6593).
10. Questions regarding the operational nature of this assignment or
PDT should contact SMTC, YNCM Jessica Schroeder at, or 910-440-6002.
11. Internet release authorized.