united states coast guard

01 SEP 2020

UNCLAS //N01301//
ALCGRSV 048/20
A. Reserve Policy Manual, COMDTINST M1001.28 (series)
1. This message announces the AY21 Reserve assignment
season kickoff and provides important guidelines and
information for Reserve Captains and Commanders competing
for assignment, their command cadre or supervisors and the
Reserve officer corps at large. Supplemental information
on the assignment process, including The Reserve Captain
Assignment Guide and The Reserve Commander Assignment
Guide, are available on the PSC-RPM website:
Request widest dissemination of this message.
2. Shopping lists: PSC-RPM is developing and validating
AY21 shopping lists, which will identify anticipated
billet vacancies. Updates will be published on the PSC-
RPM website.
    a. Validation: Commencing 1 Sep 20, unit commanders
should verify the accuracy and status of each Reserve
position on their PAL as reflected in Direct Access (DA),
along with anticipated vacancies. The Command Concerns
Process Guide is located on the PSC-RPM website denoted
in paragraph 1. Select the "Command Concerns" link after
expanding the "RPM-2" tab on the left.  Submit
discrepancies or comments to the appropriate PSC-RPM
Assignment Officer (AO) via Command Concerns by 12 Oct 20. 
    b. Availability: Shopping lists will be released
OOA 12 Nov 20.
3. AY21 Assignment Candidate Pool:
    a. The primary candidate pool consists of Captains
and Commanders reported in DA as tour complete in 2021,
Commanders selected for Captain, Lieutenant Commanders
selected for Commander, members who will change Reserve
Component Category (RCC) to Selected Reserve (SELRES),
members filling positions in which a paygrade mismatch
exists between member and billet, members in reprogrammed
positions, and members projected to be released from
active duty. This includes senior officers (O5-O6)
serving on long-term Active Duty for Operational Support
(ADOS) who desire a SELRES assignment following their
release from active duty. PSC-RPM will track additions
and deletions to candidate pools created by promotions,
screening panels, separations, position reprogramming and
other actions.
    b. Members serving on long-term ADOS orders that
terminate at any time during 2021 are highly encouraged
to apply for assignment. Members who do not apply for
assignment will be transferred to the Individual Ready
Reserve (IRR) and may participate in the AY22 assignment
    c. Senior officers selected for promotion to Captain
or Commander will only be considered for positions of the
promoted grade.
    d. PSC-RPM will adhere to tour completion dates when
considering assignments. Members generally will not
rotate prior to completion of their tours. However, early
rotations are sometimes necessary to meet Service needs.
4. Reasonable Commuting Distance (RCD): REF A, Article
5.C. describes policy regarding RCD. As a member becomes
more senior, assignment opportunities within RCD become
increasingly scarce. If a member wants to continue
to serve in a SELRES status, the member should consider
assignments beyond RCD.
5. Members who decline orders are subject to a transfer
to the IRR, Standby Reserve, or may request retirement or
separation, IAW REF A, Article 5.A.10. Members who do not
successfully compete for an AY21 assignment will be
transferred to the IRR and may compete for an AY22
assignment. Members who do not submit an e-resume IAW
paragraph 8 will be transferred to the IRR and may
compete for assignment in AY22.
6. For e-resume guidance refer to the CG PPC DA II
website at:
To ensure that an e-resume endorsement is completed on
time, members should notify their command when an e-
resume requiring command endorsement has been submitted.
The current version of DA will not notify the endorser of
the request and does not allow late e-resume submission.
7. For Captain assignments only, all applicants must
prepare and submit a one-page biography. The biography
requirements and template are available in The Reserve
Captain Assignment Guide.
8. AY21 SELRES Captain and Commander Plan of Action and
    a. 1 Sep 20: Potential shopping lists available in
DA for unit validation.
    b. 12 Oct 20: Command Concerns and shopping list
validations due to PSC-RPM.
    c. 2-6 Nov 20: Reserve Senior Command Screening
    d. 12 Nov 20: Shopping lists released and available
in DA.    
    e. 12 Nov 20 - 11 Jan 21: AOs available for
assignment counseling.
    f. 18 Dec 20: Deadline for Captain e-resumes and
submission of one page biography to RPM as per the
Reserve Captain Assignment Guide.
    g. 11 Jan 21: Deadline for Commanders to submit
    h. 1-5 Mar 21: Reserve Captain and Commander
Assignment Panels.
    i. 18 Mar 21: Deadline for requests to retire or
separate in lieu of orders due to PSC-RPM.
    j. 12-31 May 21: PCS orders released in DA, available to
units in DA airport terminal.
    k. 1 Oct 21: Effective date for AY21 assignments.
9. Assignment officers:
    a. Captain assignments: CAPT Mike "Batch" Batchelder,
(202) 795-6499,
    b. Commander assignments: CDR Andrew Younkle, (202) 795-
10. CAPT Michael Batchelder, Chief, PSC-RPM, sends.
11. Internet release authorized.