united states coast guard

26 JAN 2023

ALCGRSV 004/23
A. PY23 Schedule of Officer Personnel Boards and Panels, CG PSCNOTE 1401
B. Appointing Chief Warrant Officers, COMDTINST M1420.1 (series)
C. Reserve Policy Manual, COMDTINST M1001.28 (series)
1. This message announces the schedule and requirements for the PY23 Reserve CWO
Appointment Board per REF A, which will convene on 10 April 2023. Please read
carefully and pay particular attention to the references listed above, deadline
requirements listed below, and Direct Access (DA) guidance provided. Due to
limited reserve drill periods, applicants are highly encouraged to take advantage
of the timeline below and start preparing their candidate resume and OER input
now in anticipation of the deadlines in Par. 9.
2. The normal path for reserve enlisted ratings to CWO specialties is illustrated
in Ch. 3, Table 3-1, of REF B. IVs applying for the INV specialty shall follow the
deadlines listed below and the eligibility requirements listed in Art. 3.H.6 of
3. Members will only be allowed to compete for one specialty. The scope of
warrant specialties is listed in Ch. 12 of REF B.
4. Eligibility requirements:
a. Applicants must meet all the requirements of Ch. 3 of REF B, as applicable.
b. As of 01 January 2023, or date of warrant appointment (whichever is later),
have less than 26 years of service. Note: Years of service is based upon member
pay base date (PBD) as reflected on the Employee Summary Sheet viewable in Direct
Access/Employee/Tasks/My Member Info. Years of service should not be confused with
the number of years eligible for reserve retirement.
c. The reserve component does not use a pre-scoring system for candidates.
Personnel Data Extracts (PDE) and a pre-board eligibility list will not be
d. Applicants, if selected, must agree to transfer to a vacant, or projected
vacant SELRES CWO Position for a minimum of two years from the appointment
effective date. Selectees who fail to complete the initial two-year SELRES
CWO Assignment commitment shall be assigned to the Individual Ready Reserve
(IRR) for the balance of their initial two-year commitment. CWOs who complete
their initial two-year commitment while assigned to the IRR may compete during
the next Assignment Year (AY) for vacant SELRES CWO positions on the Personnel
Allowance List (PAL).
5. Since appointment is based upon SELRES CWO PAL vacancies, members must be in
the Ready Reserve (SELRES/IRR) on the date of appointment. Members on Title 10,
Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS), or Extended Active Duty (EAD) must
be released from Active Duty prior to appointment. Appointees must serve in the
assigned SELRES CWO position for a minimum of two years before pursuing voluntary
Active Duty of any sort (ADOS or EAD) other than at the member's SELRES unit.
6. Selectees who decline appointment and follow-on assignment should familiarize
themselves with Art 5.H. of REF C. to determine their eligibility to reapply
for appointment.
7. Selectees who agree to an appointment but fail to report as ordered shall
incur a two-year period of ineligibility to reapply for appointment, and shall
be immediately assigned to the IRR.
8. Applicant and Commanding Officer Endorsement: Please follow the guidance
available on the CG PSC-RPM webpage:
9. The following deadlines (by COB) apply:
a. 06 March 2023: Eligible CWO specialties will be announced. Application
period begins in Direct Access. Only specialties with open positions will be
active in Direct Access for member application. DA panels will not be available
for application until specialties are announced.
b. 27 March 2023: Deadline for applicants to have completed all eligibility
requirements per REF B, including applicant's e-Resume, and command's
e-Endorsement. Applicants regularly scheduled 2023 Enlisted Employee Review (EER)
must be finalized in Direct Access.
c. 03 April 2023: Deadline for command prepared CWO Appointment OER and
candidate memo resume to arrive at CG PSC-RPM. Documents will only be accepted by
scanned e-mail attachment to the following CG PSC-RPM e-mail address: HQS-SMB- with the subject line: RESERVE CWO APPOINTMENT
BOARD. Application packages received after this date will not be accepted.
d. 10 April 2023: Appointment Board held at CG PSC.
10. In order to maintain fairness to all applicants in this highly competitive
process, there will be no exceptions to the published deadlines. The applicant
bears the responsibility for detecting errors on the application. The command
must forward a timely and properly endorsed application.
11. All candidates are encouraged to review their Employee Summary Sheet (ESS).
The ESS provides a consolidated view of a member's information as it appears in
Direct Access (DA).
12. All candidates are encouraged to review their official Coast Guard Military
Human Resource Record (iPerms) to verify their record prior to the board
convening date. Directions on how to access and update a member's record can
be fount at
13. Applicants are also encouraged to ensure that their DA member information is
correct (phone, e-mail, address).
14. Questions or comments regarding the reserve CWO Appointment Board process
should be sent by e-mail to: with
15. Points of contact:
a. CG PSC-RPM-1, Section Chief, Reserve Boards and Panels Section: LT Marvi
Rivera, (202) 795-6507.
16. CAPT M. W. Batchelder, Chief CG PSC-RPM, sends.
17. Internet release is authorized.