united states coast guard

09 SEP 2020

ALCGRSV 053/20
1. The Reserve Personnel Management (RPM) Division announces
the continuation of the Reserve Officer Career Counseling
(ROCC) system and the RPM Roadshow scheduling.
2. The ROCC provides career management counseling to Reserve
Officers with special emphasis on career decisions, pertaining
to assignment competitiveness and promotions. 
3. The ROCC system consists of three lines of effort which
effectively communicate accurate career management advice, based
upon Reserve Officer selection board current trends, to the
widest audience possible.  These lines of effort are:
    a. The ROCC Guide,
    b. RPM outreach efforts, and
    c. Individual Reserve Officer Career Counseling sessions.
4. The ROCC Guide provides Reserve Officers an easily accessible
reference to better understand the assignment and selection
processes, improve assignment and promotion competitiveness, and
ultimately make informed career decisions.  The ROCC guide
provides a broad overview of a successful Reserve Officer career
path, based upon known Reserve Officer corps assignment,
retention, and promotion board actions. The ROCC Guide is accessible
on the RPM-2 web site at
5. Individual Reserve Officer Career Counseling sessions are
interactive discussions with a Reserve Assignment Officer,
normally conducted via telephone.  These individually tailored
sessions include a joint review of the member’s Employee Summary
Sheet and Electronic Individual Personal Data Record (EI-PDR),
a discussion of career paths, a review of the assignment process,
and recommendations for future assignments and professional
development opportunities to improve competitiveness. 
    a. Reserve Officers are required to read the ROCC Guide
entirely before requesting an Individual ROCC session.
    b. Although not required, it maybe helpful for officers to
obtain a copy of their EI-PDR via the Personnel Service Center-
Business Operations Division prior to the counseling session:
C/PSC-BOPS-C-MR/PSC-BOPS-C-MR_PDR/. Officers are highly encouraged to
review their record and have any questions or concerns ready for
discussion during the counseling session. Please note the typical
time needed for EI-PDR delivery is three working days.
    c. Officers requesting an Individual ROCC session should
email HQS-DG-CGPSC-RPM-ROCC with tentative dates and times of
availability.  RPM will reply and establish a firm appointment.
    d. Access to a Coast Guard standard workstation is not
required for these sessions if the officer has a copy of their
EI-PDR and Employee Summary Sheet. However, if the officer
schedules an appointment with access to a standard workstation,
RPM can use the Skype for Business application to show the
member exactly how records are organized as seen by boards and
6. The target audience for the ROCC system are junior officers
(O4 and below).  However, all officers are provided the
opportunity to discuss any aspect of their career with their
corresponding Assignment Officer.
7. CAPT Michael Batchelder, Chief, CG PSC-RPM, sends.
8. Internet release authorized.