united states coast guard

01 SEP 2023

ALCGRSV 049/23
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 Chief
Warrant Officers (CWOs) and Senior Enlisted personnel (E7-E9)
competing for assignment, their command cadre or supervisors, and
Reserve personnel at large. Supplemental information on the
assignment process is available in the AY24 Reserve Personnel
Assignment guide, located on the PSC-RPM website:
Management-PSC-RPM/RPM-2/Assignments/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 OOA 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 who will change Reserve Component
Category (RCC) to Selected Reserve (SELRES), members advanced to E7
prior to the e-resume submission deadline noted in paragraph 10,
members in reprogrammed positions, members projected to be released
from active duty, and members in billets with more than one member
assigned. This includes Reserve Chief Warrant Officers and senior
enlisted personnel serving on long-term Active Duty for Operational
Support (ADOS) who desire a SELRES assignment following their release
from active duty. PSC-RPM-2 will track additions and deletions to
the pool created by promotions, advancements, 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 AY24 Off- season cycle or
the AY25 assignment cycle.
   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.
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 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.”
6. 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.
7. 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 AY24
assignment will be transferred to the IRR and may compete for an AY25
assignment, or members who do not submit an e-resume IAW paragraph 10
will be transferred to the IRR and may compete for an AY25 assignment.
8. 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.
9. For assignment guidance refer to the PSC-RPM website denoted in
paragraph 1.
10. AY24 CWO and Senior Enlisted Assignment 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. CWO Joel Laufenberg: Chief Warrant Officer (W2-W4) assignments,
CGD ONE Enlisted assignments, (202) 795-6505,
   b. MCPO Dennis Tompkins: CGD SEVEN Enlisted assignments,
(202) 795-6531,
SEVENTEEN Enlisted assignments, (202) 795-6538,
   d. SCPO Jessica Barbay: CGD EIGHT and NINE Enlisted assignments,
(202) 795-6534,
   e. CPO Heather Salls: CGD FIVE Enlisted assignments,
(202) 795-6524,
12. CAPT T.E. Fryar, Chief, CG PSC-RPM, sends.
13. Internet release authorized.