united states coast guard

01 SEP 2020

UNCLAS //N01301//
ALCGRSV 051/20
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 Junior Enlisted personnel (E6 and
below) competing for assignment, their command cadre or
supervisors, and Reserve personnel at large. Supplemental
information on the assignment process, including The Reserve
Junior Enlisted Assignment Guide, is available on the
PSC-RPM website:
2/Assignments. Request widest dissemination of this
2. FlexPAL Implementation:
    a. The e-resume submission process has been amended with
the advent of the new FlexPAL.
    b. ALL Junior Enlisted members of ALL ratings will ONLY
select position number 00047023 when submitting their
e-resume in DA.
    c. Members will provide their Assignment Officers (AOs)
with their geographic location and desired drill location in
the "Member Comments" section of the e-resume in order to
provide their AOs with accurate information for slating. 
    d. Additional guidance on the new e-resume process is
available in the Junior Enlisted Assignment Guide available
on the PSC-RPM website:
3. AY21 Assignment Candidates:
    a. Members who have been assigned to the same unit for
more than five (5) years and desire a new assignment may
submit an e-resume.
    b. Members who relocate their primary residence to a
location beyond a Reasonable Commuting Distance (RCD) to
their current assignment must submit an e-resume,
regardless of rotation date. Command endorsements are
required. Continuing in a current assignment is an
available option, but other assignment preferences must
be included in the e-resume.   
    c. Members serving on long term ADOS orders that
terminate in 2021 are highly encouraged to apply for a
SELRES assignment. Members who do not apply for
assignment will be transferred to the Individual Ready
Reserve (IRR). Members in the IRR may request a change in
Reserve Component Category (RCC) and compete for
positions at anytime.
4. Reasonable Commuting Distance: REF A, Article 5.C.
describes policy regarding RCD. If there are no vacant
positions available within RCD, members may voluntarily
accept assignment to positions outside of the RCD.
5. Members who will voluntarily accept orders beyond RCD
shall include the following statement in their e-resume
member comments: “I, (rank and name) on (date), understand
the Reasonable Commuting Distance (RCD) policy stipulated
in COMDTINST M1001.28 (series), and will voluntarily accept
orders beyond RCD.”
6. IAW REF A, Article 5.E.1., members may be assigned to
a Deployable Specialized Forces (DSF) unit without their
consent if they live within RCD of these units and not
enough qualified volunteers are identified. Members who
have not been assigned to a DSF unit during their career
are strongly encouraged to apply. Members who have been
assigned to a DSF unit for more than 5 years may apply
for reassignment through the normal assignment process.
7. 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.
8. Members who request a new SELRES assignment in AY21
must comply with the timeline in paragraph 10. E-resumes
submitted outside of the submission period will only be
considered based on the following:
    a. Member is relocating and their new residence is
outside RCD.
    b. Member is requesting a critical fill assignment
(e.g., PSU, Strike Team) within RCD.
9. Junior enlisted personnel shall consider all positions
applicable to their rating, within RCD, as assignment
options when crafting DA e-resume Member Comments. Members
are strongly encouraged to contact their Assignment Officer
(AO) to make certain that all possible assignment options
are explored.  For e-resume guidance refer to the PSC-RPM-2
website at:
RPM-2/Assignment-Year-2021/. 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.
10. For assignment guidance refer to the PSC-RPM website
denoted in paragraph 1.
11. AY21 Junior Enlisted Assignments Plan of Action and
    a. 1 Sep 20: Assignment Year 2021 Kick Off.
    b. 12 Oct 20: Command Concerns due to PSC-RPM-2.
    c. 12 Nov 20: FlexPAL position available in DA.
    d. 12 Nov 20 – 11 Jan 21: E-resume submission period.
    e. 12 Nov 20 - 11 Jan 21: AOs available for
assignment counseling.
    f. 11 Jan 21: Deadline for members to submit FlexPAL e-
    g. 12 Jan - 11 May: AOs coordinate assignment options and
provide billet choices and CG-2002s to members.
    h. 12-31 May 21: PCS orders released in DA, available to
units in DA airport terminal.
    i. 29 Jun 21: Requests to retire or separate in lieu
of orders due to PSC-RPM.
    j. 1 Oct 21: Effective date for AY21 assignments.
12. Assignment officers:
    a. CGD ONE Junior Enlisted assignments: YNCM Andray
James,(202) 795-6531,
    b. CGD FIVE and SEVEN Junior Enlisted assignments:
F&S3 William Lorenzo, (202) 795-6503,
    d. CGD EIGHT and NINE Junior Enlisted assignments:
YNCS Otmane Karim, (202) 795-6521,
Junior Enlisted assignments: YNCM Angelica Ingham,
(202) 795-6526,
13. CAPT Michael W. Batchelder, Chief, PSC-RPM, sends.
14. Internet release authorized.