united states coast guard

01 SEP 2023

ALCGRSV 047/23
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
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:
-Management-PSC-RPM/RPM-2/Assignments/AY24/. Request widest
dissemination of this message.
2. Shopping lists: PSC-RPM 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
01 Oct 23.
   b. Availability: Shopping lists will be released by 03 Nov 23.
3. AY24 Captain and Commander Assignment Candidate Pool:
   a. The primary candidate pool consists of Captains and Commanders
reported in DA as tour complete in 2024, 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 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 AY25 assignment cycle.
   c. 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 must
consider assignments beyond RCD.
5. 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 for an AY24
assignment, or members who do not submit an e-resume IAW paragraph 8,
will be transferred to the IRR and may compete for assignment in AY25.
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
must notify their command when an e-resume requiring command
endorsement has been submitted.
7. For Captain assignments only: All applicants must submit a
one-page biography. Requirements and template are available in the
Reserve Captain Assignment Guide.
8. AY24 SELRES Captain and Commander timeline:
   a. 01 Sep 23: Potential shopping lists posted to DA for unit
validation. RPM-2 sent guidance for Reserve shopping list validation
to the Reserve Force Readiness System (RFRS) staffs.
   b. 31 Oct 23: Command Concerns and shopping list validations due
   c. 03 Nov 23: Shopping lists released and available in DA.
   d. 15-17 Nov 23: Reserve Senior Command Screening Panel.
   e. 06 Nov - 08 Dec 23: AOs available for assignment counseling.
   f. 08 Dec 23: Deadline for Captain and Commander e-resumes;
deadline for Captains to submit biography to RPM as per the Reserve
Captain Assignment Guide.
   g. 26 Feb - 01 Mar 24: Captain and Commander Assignment Panels.
   h. 15 Mar 24: Deadline for requests to retire or separate in
lieu of orders due to PSC-RPM.
i. 01 Oct 24: Effective date for AY24 assignments.
9. Assignment officers:
   a. For CAPTs, contact CAPT Troy Fryar, (202) 795-6499, or
   b. For CDRs, contact CDR Jesse Webster, (202) 795-6501, or
10. CAPT T.E. Fryar, Chief, CG PSC-RPM, sends.
11. Internet release authorized.