united states coast guard

01 SEP 2023

ALCGRSV 048/23
A. Reserve Policy Manual, COMDTINST M1001.28 (series)
1. This message announces the AY24 Reserve assignment season kickoff
and provides important guidelines and information for Reserve
Lieutenant Commanders through Ensigns competing for assignment,
their command cadre or supervisors, and the Reserve officer corps at
large. Supplemental information on the assignment process, is
available in the AY24 Reserve Personnel Assignment guide, located on
the PSC-RPM website:
AY24/. Request widest dissemination of this message.
2. Shopping lists: PSC-RPM-2 is developing and validating AY24
shopping lists, which will identify anticipated billet vacancies.
Updates will be published on the PSC-RPM website.
   a. Validation: Unit commanders must 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 under the "AY24 Assignment
Guides/Templates" section. Submit discrepancies or comments to the
appropriate PSC-RPM Assignment Officer (AO) via Command Concerns by
31 Oct 23.
   b. Availability: Shopping lists will be released by 17 Nov 23.
3. AY24 Assignment Candidate Pool:
   a. The primary candidate pool consists of members reported in DA
as tour complete in 2024, members filling positions in which a
paygrade mismatch (plus or minus 2 pay grades) exists between member
and billet, members in reprogrammed positions, and members projected
to be released from active duty. This includes Lieutenant Commanders
through Ensigns serving on long-term Active Duty for Operational
Support (ADOS) and Extended Active Duty (EAD) who desire a SELRES
assignment following their release from active duty. PSC-RPM-2 will
track additions and deletions to candidate pools caused by promotions,
screening panels, separations, position reprogramming and other
   b. Members serving on long-term voluntary ADOS orders that
terminate at any time during AY 2024 must apply for assignment using
a CG-2002 and submit via email to appropriate Assignment Officer
before the e-Resume submission deadline.Members who do not apply for
assignment will be transferred to the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR)
and may participate in the AY24 Off-season cycle or AY25 assignment
   c. 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.
   d. Members who will be affiliating with the SELRES via the
Regular to Reserve (R2R) process must meet the timeline in paragraph
10. Those who miss the deadlines may participate in the AY24 Off-
Season assignment or expect to remain in the IRR until the AY25 cycle.
4. E-resume/FlexPAL:
   a. General e-resume submission guidance: Please refer to the CG
PPC DA II website at:
To ensure that an e-resume endorsement is completed on time, members
must notify their command when an e-resume requiring command
endorsement has been submitted.
   b. Junior Officer FlexPAL guidance: Junior Officers (O1-O3) can
now be assigned under the FLEXPAL system. The list of available
assignments where training capacity exists is located on the PSC-RPM
website denoted in paragraph 1, under the AY24 FlexPAL section. Under
the FlexPAL system, there are billets marked “F” for flexible and
“NF” for non-flexible. The NF designation means that this billet is
important to unit success and should not be moved under the FlexPAL
system. RPM is expected to fill these positions before flexible
positions. As such, candidates must apply to NF positions foremost,
but if they are looking for a general position that is flexible in a
specific geo-location, then they must apply to the following
position number: 00042876. Members must provide their Assignment
Officers (AOs) with their geographic location and desired drill
location in the "Member Comments" section of the e-resume. For
FlexPal e-resume guidance refer to the PSC-RPM-2 website at:
5. 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 must
consider assignments beyond RCD.
6. 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.”
7. 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. DSF units include the Port Security Units (PSUs) and
Maritime Expeditionary Security Groups. Members who have not been
assigned to a DSF unit 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.
8. Members who decline orders will be transferred to the IRR,
Standby Reserve, or may request retirement or separation, IAW REF A,
Article 5.A.10. Members who do not successfully compete in AY24
assignments, or members who do not submit an e-resume IAW paragraph
10, will be transferred to the IRR and may compete for assigniments
in AY25.
9. For assignment guidance, refer to the PSC-RPM website denoted in
paragraph 1.
10. AY24 Lieutenant Commander through Ensign timeline:
   a. 01 Sep 23: Potential shopping lists posted to DA for unit
   b. 31 Oct 23: Command Concerns and shopping list corrections due
to PSC-RPM-2.
   c. 17 Nov 23: Shopping lists released and available in DA.
   d. 17 Nov 23 - 14 Jan 24: E-resume submission period.
   e. 17 Nov 23 - 14 Jan 24: AOs available for assignment counseling.
   f. 14 Jan 24: Deadline for members to submit e-resumes.
   g. 19 Apr 24: Assignment slates approved and finalized.
   h. 10-31 May 24: PCS orders released in DA, available to units
in DA airport terminal.
   i. 28 Jun 24: Requests to retire or separate in lieu of orders
due to PSC-RPM.
   j. 01 Oct 24: Effective date for AY24 assignments.
11. Assignment officers:
   a. LT Kalyn Doss: CGD ONE, FIVE, and SEVEN junior
officer assignments, (202) 795-6521,
   b. LT Jessica Colombo: CGD EIGHT and NINE junior officer
assignments, (202) 795-6528,
   c. LT Justin Goodrum: CGD ELEVEN, THIRTEEN, FOURTEEN, and
SEVENTEEN junior officer assignments, (202) 795-6528,
12. CAPT T.E. Fryar, Chief, CG PSC-RPM, sends.
13. Internet release authorized.