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Reserve Manual updated for easier use

By MyCG Staff


The Reserve Policy Manual has been divided into three documents for easier use. The change is part of the Coast Guard’s broader effort to improve the way the service manages the reserves. 

The Reserve Policy Manual, COMDTINST M1001.28C has been replaced with:

  • Reserve Duty Status and Participation Manual, COMDTINST M1001.2
  • Electronic Based Distributed Learning Instruction, COMDTINST 1500.7
  • Reserve Policy Manual, COMDTINST M1001.28D

Duty status and electronic learning will now be fully managed by the new Assistant Commandant for Reserve (CG-R).

Reserve human resource policy will still be managed by the Office of Military Personnel (CG-133). CG-133 also manages active duty human resource policy.

“The policies are all the same, except that there is now a Reserve Policy Manual, a RDSP, and an EBDL instruction,” said Cmdr. Thomas Gwilliam, division officer for military policy sustainment (CG-1334). “We removed reserve component policy from the reserve policy manual and embedded that within a new document called the RDSP. We wanted to keep human resource policy embedded within the office of military personnel.”

For more information, reference the Feb 2021 Promulgation of Reserve Duty Status and Participation Manual (RDSP), Electronic-based Distributed Learning Instruction, and Reserve Policy Manual, ACN 015/21.