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Commentary | Aug. 6, 2021

Assignment Year 2022 shopping lists are posted

By MyCG Staff

The shopping list of O-5 and below assignments is now available as a sortable  spreadsheet on the OPM-2 Portal Site. These positions will be available in DA on Monday, 02 Aug 2021. The positions listed are open for assignment year 2022 and reflect the current state of the personnel allowance list (PAL). 

The initial AY22 shopping list includes: 

  • Positions occupied by an incumbent officer who is tour complete (TC) or  has an approved retirement or separation in 2022. 

  • O-5 positions occupied by an O-6 or O-6(sel) regardless of TC date, and  O-5 positions occupied by an O-5 in-zone for O-6 regardless of TC date. 

  • O-4 positions occupied by an O-5 or O-5(sel) who will be TC in AY23 and O-4 positions occupied by an O-4 in-zone for O-5 TC in AY23. 

  • O-3 positions occupied by an O-4 or O-4(sel) who will be TC in AY23 and O-3 positions occupied by an O-3 in-zone for O-4 TC in AY23. 

  • Any approved new or reprogrammed positions. 

  • Any vacant positions. 

Non-tour complete incumbents of positions meeting the criteria above are not guaranteed to transfer in AY22. These positions will be shopped to build candidate pools in case the incumbent is needed to meet a Service need elsewhere. The incumbents of these positions should submit an e-resume before the 01 Sep 2021 deadline. Some positions listed may be impacted by position reprogramming; these impacted positions will be noted and advertised once the changes are approved. 
Programs are requested to have any new positions approved November, 1 2021 per the AY22 Kickoff message (ALCGOFF 049/21). 

Shopping List Notes 

  • Many billets shopped due to potential rank mismatches, short tour  requests, and other miscellaneous reasons may not be filled in AY22,  dependent on service needs as the assignment and promotion years progress.  These billets are noted as "Conditional" in column K of the spreadsheet. Officers should include these billets on their e-resume but understand in crafting a realistic e-resume that they may not be filled in AY22. 

  •  The database is populated with as much information as possible to aid the  workforce in career planning and building a realistic e-resumes.  

E-resume procedures 

All candidates must apply in Direct Access using the PCS eResume link (found by following Main Menu Employee - Tasks - PCS eResumes). Once there, enter your desired search criteria to obtain a list of open billets.  

Search criteria can include State, Job Code, Position Number, etc. If unsure of the specific criteria, click on the magnifying glass to the right of the search box to determine eligible values. Fields such as Job Code and Job Family will narrow 
the search results based on rank and component (officer, enlisted, etc).  All AY21 assignments will be opened and shopped using the PCS eResumes link. A PCS eResume user guide with step-by-step guidance can be found at the PPC website. 

Due to Direct Access limitations, any eResumes submitted prior to the release of this message with the exception of those for special assignments will not be visible to assignment officers. Any eResume submitted prior to August 1, 2021
including those for AY21 special assignments, need to be resubmitted. Previously requested special assignments also need to be included in priority order in this eResume. 

Updates to this listing will be posted to the OPM-2 Portal Site and notification of updates will be promulgated via ALCGOFF messages.  Similar to last year, any added or updated positions will be reflected within the entire shopping list, allowing the workforce to view all positions in one document. The version and date will be noted at the top of the spreadsheet. 

Members are also encouraged to visit OPM-4's series of Professional Development Podcasts

Any members who are unable to access the shopping list via CG Portal should submit a help ticket to CGFIXIT. Units experiencing connectivity issues should request one copy for further dissemination by command cadre by contacting YN2 Jose Perez-Vera at

Assignment Officers: 

  • AFLOAT (O4 to O5): LCDR Nicholas Hartmann, (202) 795-6430 

  • AFLOAT (O1 to O3): LT Mark Guentert, (202) 795-6450 

  • RESPONSE (O4 to O5): LCDR Edward Kunigonis, (202) 795-6447 

  • RESPONSE (O1 to O3): LCDR Nicholas Lajoie, 202) 795-6460 

  • PREVENTION (O4 to O5): LCDR Michael Novak, (202) 795-6458 

  • PREVENTION (O1 to O3): LCDR Corinne Plummer, (202) 795-6446 

  • DCMS AND INTEL (O4 to O5): CDR Jayme Dubinsky, (202) 795-6452 

  • DCMS AND INTEL (O1 to O3): LCDR Mary Kate Wheeler, (202) 795-6454 

  • CYBERSPACE (O1 to O5): LCDR Jeremy Pickard 

  • AVIATION (O4 to O5): LCDR Daniel Cloonan, (202) 795-6457 

  • AVIATION (O1 to O3): LCDR Garrett Barker, (202) 795-6461 

  • SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS (O4 to O5): CDR Sarah Brennan, (202) 795-6459 

  • SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS (O1 to O3): LCDR Jacqueline Fitch, (202) 795-6472 

    /WEPS): CWO Russell Strathern, (202) 795-6453