united states coast guard

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ALCGENL 234/23
A. Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8A series
B. AY24 Recruiter Application Information
C. ALCGENL 080/23 AY24 Special Assignment Kick-Off
1. All members are highly encouraged to pursue at least one Special Assignment
(SA) during their career. These career broadening assignments provide members
valuable opportunities to represent their ratings, network, and learn about
other operational and mission support activities. Furthermore, serving in
a SA increases your selection potential for future highly visible leadership and
management positions (e.g., Silver Badge, OIC, and School Chief).
2. The selection, motivation, and training of Recruiters is a top priority to
meet the Coast Guard's human capital needs. To best shape our future military
workforce, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate strong interpersonal
skills, infallible character, professionalism, and a spirited focus on building
a stronger Coast Guard. As the Coast Guard grows in resources and capability,
it is imperative that Coast Guard Recruiting meets the demand. In this
competitive position you will be responsible for recruiting applicants in the
following programs: Enlisted Active Duty, Reserves, and all non-Academy
Officer accession programs. Visit to see Coast Guard
Recruiting in action.
a. Production Recruiters (PR) make daily decisions on how to attract applicants
most suitable to become a shipmate in our Service. Recruiters visit schools,
colleges, clubs, and community centers to advertise Coast Guard opportunities,
identify prospects, and develop relationships. Recruiters often engage
influencers such as family members and community leaders to garner support
for an applicant's decision. Recruiters must be creative to find new ways to
gain accessions. Additionally, Recruiters conduct the screening, processing,
and accession paperwork necessary for enlistments and commissioning.
Recruiters frequently work irregular hours to conform to civilian schedules and
perform travel to accomplish the mission.
b. Recruiters in Charge (RIC) lead one of 65 Recruiting Offices (RO) across the
nation and require robust leadership skills. In addition to all Production
Recruiter duties, RICs are responsible for mission planning, training,
and administrative oversight of their RO. They supervise up to 10 Production
Recruiters as well as scholarship program Officer Trainees assigned to their RO.
3. Members are reminded that both RIC & PR positions come with Special Duty Pay,
Incentive Pay, and increased Assignment Priority (AP4) upon successful
completion of a recruiting tour.
4. To apply, interested individuals must attend one of three informational Coast
Guard Recruiting Webinars:
a. Date: 7 NOV 2023, 1000 and 1300 EST and 9 NOV 2023, 1300 EST
b. Register: Email YNCM Rodney Pearson (subject: Recruiting Webinar) NLT COB 03 NOV 2023.
5. Eligibility:
a. Special Assignment criteria per in Art. 1.E.2 and 1.E.7 of Ref (A).
b. Tour complete in AY24, AY25, or AY26.
c. Production Recruiter positions: E5-E6, E4 above the cut for E5.
d. Recruiter in Charge positions: E7 (not above the cut for E8), E6 above the
cut for E7.
e. Members with folliculitis are eligible to apply.
6. Process/timeline:
a. NLT 17 NOV 2023: Standard applications are emailed to CGRC at in accordance with the Recruiter Application
Checklist in reference (b).
b. OOA 20 NOV - 28 NOV 2023: CGRC interviews all RIC applicants.
c. 29 NOV - 01 DEC 2023: CGRC reviews packages for best qualified applicants.
d. OOA 15 DEC 2023: Results released via email.
e. The expected report date is 01 JUL 2024.
7. Standard Applications: Members and Commands should pay close attention to the
requirements listed in the standard application found at Ref (B). Incomplete or
improperly formatted applications will be returned. Deadline extensions will
not be granted to correct errors.
8.The SA Assignment Officer will coordinate the release from rating process.
Applicants should not contact their detailer asking if they can be released
from rate.
9. Points of contact:
a. CG Recruiting Command: LT Victoria Moon or
10. EPM-2 Special Assignments: CWO Derek Hardy, (202) 795-6587 or
11. Released by: LT S. E. Grell, (202) 795-6584.
12. Internet release authorized.