united states coast guard

17 SEP 21

ALCGRSV 056/21
A. Reserve Policy Manual, COMDTINST M1001.28 (series)
1. This message announces the AY22 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:
Personnel-Management-PSC-RPM/RPM-2/AY22/. Request widest
dissemination of this message.
2. Shopping lists: PSC-RPM is developing and validating
AY22 shopping lists, which will identify anticipated
billet vacancies. Updates will be published on the PSC-
RPM website.
a. Validation: 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
29 Oct 21.
b. Availability: Shopping lists will be released
OOA 01-05 Nov 21.
3. AY22 Captain and Commander Assignment Candidate Pool:
a. The primary candidate pool consists of Captains
and Commanders reported in DA as tour complete in 2022,
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 2022 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 AY23 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.
Selection for promotion or existing position rank mismatches
automatically trigger new assignment consideration regardless
of tour completion date.
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 AY22 assignment will be
transferred to the IRR and may compete for an AY23
assignment. Members who do not submit an e-resume IAW
paragraph 8 will be transferred to the IRR and may
compete for assignment in AY23.
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. AY22 SELRES Captain and Commander timeline:
a. 01 Sep 21: Potential shopping lists were posted in
DA for unit validation per 2.A of this message. RPM-2 sent
guidance for Reserve shopping list validation to the Reserve
Force Readiness System (RFRS) staffs. Units began validation
or AY22.
b. 29 Oct 21: Command Concerns and shopping list
validations due to PSC-RPM.
c. 01-05 Nov 21: Shopping lists released and available
in DA.
d. 15-19 Nov 21: Reserve Senior Command Screening
e. 08 Nov - 12 Dec 21: AOs available for
assignment counseling.
f. 13 Dec 21: Deadline for Reserve Captain and
Commander e-resumes. Also deadline for Reserve Captains
to submit one page biography to RPM as per the Reserve
Captain Assignment Guide.
g. 28 Feb - 04 Mar 22: Reserve Captain and Commander
Assignment Panels.
h. 18 Mar 22: Deadline for requests to retire or
separate in lieu of orders due to PSC-RPM.
i. 01 Oct 22: Effective date for AY22 assignments.
9. Assignment officers:
a. CAPT Mike "Batch" Batchelder: Captain assignments,
(202) 795-6499,
b. CDR Andrew Younkle: Commander assignments, (202) 795-
10. CAPT Michael Batchelder, Chief PSC-RPM, sends.
11. Internet release authorized.