united states coast guard

R 011018Z NOV 23 MID120000587991U

ALCGENL 238/23
A. Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8A
B. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Competency Qualification Manual,
C. Coast Guard Weight and Body Fat Standards Program Manual,
D. Water Survival Training Program Manual, COMDTINST M16240.4C
E. Screening for Overseas Duty, PSCINST 1300
F. ALCGENL 155/23
G. ALCGENL 154/23
H. ALCGENL 214/23
I. ALCGENL 215/23
1. This message solicits for ashore assignments at Patrol Forces
Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA). These assignments are for one year PCS
deployments to begin in the Spring, Summer, and Winter of AY24.
Personnel applying for PATFORSWA should expect high op-tempo duty in
support of a highly visible support and national defense mission.
Those selected for this opportunity will be required to attend
pre-deployment training (PDT), which lasts approximately five weeks
in addition to any required pipeline training. Actual report dates
to Bahrain are set by the PATFORSWA Admin Officer. Successful
completion of this one year assignment will result in an assignment
priority two. Members should also consider applying for PATFORSWA
afloat positions.
2. This is a dependent restricted, non-isolated PCS assignment
available for men and women. For additional information and
benefits, see our websites listed in paragraph 8.
3. Assignment criteria: Applicants must be:
a. 18 years of age at deployment date.
b. Tour complete in AY24, AY25, AY26 or AY27.
c. Suitable for overseas assignment per references A and E
d. A United States citizen.
e. Maintain or be eligible for a Secret clearance.
f. Must meet obligated service requirements of 15 months from
report date.
g. Must have completed and passed task 1-01, Physical Fitness
Standards (PT Test), of reference B, within the last 6 months.
h. Must meet Coast Guard weight standards per reference C.
i. E-Resume includes command endorsement for all positions.
j. Possess a driver's license valid through the entire tour of duty.
k. Able to pass Water Survival Training (Note 1).
l. Previous qualification with a personal defense weapon (PDW)
is also highly encouraged but not required. (Note 2)
m. Possess a Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC)
n. All personnel selected for this duty must possess an Official Red
passport. Members who do not currently possess one shall begin the
application upon receipt of assignment orders. Passport application
instructions can be found at DCO-I-1 Passports and Visas Division
Sharepoint site:
Note 1: All members will be required to take part in 3 days of
intensive pool training as part of the Water Survival Training
Program (WSTP) at PDT. Students will be required to take and pass
the PT test in the first week of PDT in order to participate in
WSTP. Upon successful completion of the PT test, students will be
required to meet all tasks outlined in the WSTP Manual per reference
D. Students should be comfortable in uniform treading water,
swimming, and jumping off an elevated platform. Members are
strongly encouraged to review WSTP requirements per reference D
prior to attending PDT.
Note 2: Weapons qualifications are required for all shoreside
and afloat assignments. All E7 and below assignments are designated
as anti-terrorism/force protection (AT/FP) watch standers.
4. Position information. All ashore positions are listed under
PATFORSWA Dept ID 007006
a. Electrician's Mate (EM): Members interested in ashore positions
should apply for the following position numbers:
Rate/Rank POSN Number
EMCS 00075864
b. Electronics Technician (ET): Members interested in ET ashore
positions should apply using one of the following position numbers:
Rate/Rank POSN Number
ET2 00017169
ET3 19380675
c. Gunner's Mate (GM): Members interested in ashore positions
should apply for the following position numbers:
Rate/Rank POSN Number
GM2/GM1 00075873
GM2/GM1 19380666
GM3 00075905
d. Information Systems Technician (IT): IT's interested in IT shore
positions should apply using one of the following position numbers:
Rate/Rank POSN Number
IT1 00075890
IT2 00075902
IT2 00075901
e. Machinery Technician (MK): Members interested in ashore
positions should apply for the following position numbers:
Rate/Rank POSN Number
MK3 00077302
5. Assignment Procedures: Members should complete reference E
requirements for overseas assignment, complete a PT test and minimum
weapons qualification requirements, and submit a command endorsed
e-Resume for PATFORSWA positions by 14 NOV 2023. Those who are tour
complete in AY24, AY25, AY26 or AY27 can apply and should list PATFORSWA
positions only. If not selected, members tour complete in AY24
should follow published AY24 shopping list deadline guidance or
rating specific guidance for submitting updated e-resumes.
Members tour complete in AY24 will be given priority for these
6. Applicants should be aware that documented rated experience and
qualifications may take precedence over assignment priority when making
these assignments. Those who meet PATFORSWA assignment criteria and are
not selected are encouraged to keep apprised of latest message traffic.
PSC-EPM-2 will notify selected members or their commands on a
case-by-case basis.
7. Command endorsement criteria: All PATFORSWA endorsements should
address the following:
a. Verify that member meets all assignment criteria in paragraph 3.
b. List member's small arms qualifications and most recent certification
date. Again, endorsing member's ability to pass basic and/or practical
rifle qualification on the M16 or M4 rifle along with passing of the
physical fitness standards in the last 6 months. (Note 1)
c. Summarize previous law enforcement or AT/FP experience and
d. Backfill concerns: When addressing backfills for members not tour
complete in AY24, commands should keep in mind that receiving an
immediate backfill is not always possible. The commands backfill request
will factor into the candidate selection process. Additional guidelines
for command endorsements can be found on our Sharepoint.
Note 1: For members whose weapons qualifications meet the minimum
criteria, but have lapsed, basic and practical qualification courses
on rifle (among other weapons) systems will be administered at PDT.
8. Training, Entitlements, FAQs: All personnel selected for this
duty will be required to complete PDT and applicable pipeline training.
Details are available on the EPM, SMTC, and PATFORSWA SharePoint Pages below.
Members are reminded that dependents can be relocated to
a geographical area of choosing for the duration of the tour.
9. For assignment questions, please contact the following Assignment
Officers (AO's) by Rate:
EM: CWO2 Brandon Frawley,, 202-795-6586
ET: (E4-E6) CWO2 Justin Barnhill,,
IT: CWO2 Jeremy Ringpis,, 202-795-6604
GM: CWO2 Timothy Green,, 202-795-6613
MK: CWO2 Ryan Phillips,, 202-795-6602
10. Command representatives may contact LT Simon Sekitoleko,, 202-795-6578.
11. POCs
a. Questions regarding the operational nature of this assignment
should contact CMC James Murray at,
b. Questions regarding PDT should contact YNCM Jessica Schroeder
at, 910-440-6002.
12. Released by: LT Simon Sekitoleko, 202-795-6578.
13. Internet release authorized.