united states coast guard

R 292125Z JUL 21

ALCGENL 123/21
A. Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8A
B. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Competency Qualification Manual,
C. Coast Guard Weight and Body Fat Standards Program Manual,
D. Water Survival Training Program Manual, COMDTINST M16240.4C
E. Screening for Overseas Duty, PSCINST 1300
1. This message solicits for ME and BM assignments at Patrol Forces
Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA) Maritime Engagement Team (MET). These
assignments are for one year PCS deployments to begin in the Spring,
Summer, or Winter of 2022. Due to the MET high operational tempo and
high visibility international engagement mission, applicants should be
exceptionally motivated and expect a dynamic work environment supporting
PATFORSWA and Theater Security Cooperation within U.S. Central Command.
Those selected for this opportunity will be required to attend pre-
deployment training (PDT), which lasts approximately 5 weeks in addition
to any other pipeline training. Actual report dates are set by the
PATFORSWA Admin Officer. Successful completion of this one year assignment
will result in an assignment priority one. Members should also consider
applying for PATFORSWA afloat or ashore positions.
2. This is a dependent restricted, non-isolated PCS assignment
available for men and women. For additional information and benefits
see our websites listed in paragraph 8.
3. Assignment criteria:
   a. 18 years of age at deployment date
   b. Tour complete in AY22 or AY23
   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.
   Additional command endorsement is required for instructor as
   all MET positions require an instructor endorsement.
   j. Possess a driver's license valid through the entire tour of
   k. Able to pass Water Survival Training (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)
   m. Possess a Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC)
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 E7 and below positions are designated as
anti-terrorism/force protection (AT/FP) watch standers.
4. Position information:
   a. Boatswain's Mate (BM): Members interested in assignment to the
   MET should apply for the following position listed under
   PATFORSWA Dept ID 007006:
   Rate/Rank            POSN Number
   BM1                  00077294
   b. Maritime Enforcement Specialist (ME): Members interested
   should apply to the following position numbers, which are listed
   under PATFORSWA Dept ID 007006:
   Rate/Rank            POSN Number Number of Billets
   MEC                  00075876    2
   ME1                  00022147    1
   ME2                  00077299    3
   ME3                  00075882    4
5. 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 01 OCT 2021. Those who are tour complete in
AY22 or AY23 can apply and should list PATFORSWA positions only. If not
selected, members tour complete in AY22 should follow published AY22
shopping list deadline guidance or rating specific guidance for submitting
updated e-resumes. Members tour complete in AY22 will be given priority for
these assignments.
6. Applicants should be aware that documented rated experience and
qualifications may take precedence over assignment priority when making
these assignments. Those who meet PATFORSWA assignment criteria and are
not selected are encouraged to keep apprised of latest message traffic.
PSC-EPM-2 will notify selected members or their commands on a case-by-case
7. 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 AY22, commands should keep in mind that receiving an
   immediate backfill is not always possible. The commands backfill request
   will factor into the candidate selection process. Additional guidelines
   for command endorsements can be found at our websites.
   e. Due to current Restriction of Movement criteria for the Kingdom of
   Bahrain, applicants should understand they may be in country for 12
   consecutive months. The member comments shall include the following
   statement of acknowledgment: "Member understands and acknowledges they
   may be in country for a continuous 12 month period pending COVID travel
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.
8. 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 Pages:
9. For assignment questions, please contact the following Assignment
Officers (AO's) by Rate:
BM: CWO2 Joel Laufenberg,, 202-795-6571
ME: CWO2 John Barefield, 202-795-6617
10. Command representatives may contact LT Rachel Rand,, 202-795-6616.
11. Questions regarding the operational nature of this assignment or
PDT should contact SMTC, YNCM Jessica Schroeder at
Jessica.K.Schroeder(at), 910-440-6002.
12. Released by: LT R. Rand.
13. Internet release authorized.