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Commentary | June 2, 2022

Officers: Don’t miss OPM’s virtual roadshow on Intel/DCMS and Cyberspace assignments

By Nicole Bertrand, MyCG writer


Officer Personnel Management (OPM) is holding a one-hour virtual roadshow session on Intel/DCMS and Cyberspace assignments, June 8, at 2 p.m. Eastern. This session is a great time to ask questions about the many command opportunities, leadership positions, and staff assignments within the mission support, intelligence, and cyberspace communities. 

Mission support, intelligence, and cyberspace assignment officers (AOs) will provide you updates on how assignment year 2022 (AY22) went, as well as give guidance for the upcoming assignment season. Of note, “mission support” includes naval engineering, civil engineering, acquisitions, and logistics assignments. The “Cyberspace” community includes all assignments under the Cyberspace Officer Specialty Code, to include cyber information technology, cybersecurity, cyber effects, and cyber intelligence billets.

There will be a specific focus on eResumes and fielding questions from the officer corps on how to best manage your careers in preparation for future promotion boards or command screening panels. OPM-4 representatives will be available to answer your questions about dual track, subspecialties, and broadening assignment opportunities.

“I’m looking forward to the chance to engage with naval engineers, civil engineers, acquisition specialists, logisticians and intelligence officers to discuss ways they can enhance their competitiveness for future promotion boards and leadership opportunities,” said Cmdr. Jayme Dubinsky, Mission Support and Intelligence Assignment officer. “This is a great forum for candid discussion and I’m hoping for a good flow of questions from the officer corps.”

“I encourage all cyberspace officers to attend this event!” said Lt. Cmdr. Adam Reckley, Cyberspace assignment officer. “You’ll have the chance to listen to the challenges and questions posed by your fellow cyberspace shipmates and learn about the insight, resources and answers OPM has to offer. It is my hope that this virtual session gives you the knowledge and tools you need to successfully chart out your future assignments and make long-term plans as both a cyberspace professional and as a Coast Guard officer.” 

If you are interested in attending, send an email and you will receive an invitation and link. There will be two more OPM roadshow sessions in this 10-part series, one on aviation assignments and the final one on chief warrant officer assignments. If you would like to attend either of those, include that in your email, as well, and specify the date and event. You can find the dates and times here

To better prepare for this upcoming event, check out last year’s virtual road show recordings, which are an invaluable resource. They address common topics that OPM-2 covers each year, as well as serve as a refresher on the assignment process in general. These recordings are available by going to OPM-4’s Portal page. Additionally, units can request in-person road shows by sending an email.


Resources:

  • To request an invitation, send an email.
  • To listen to last year’s OPM roadshow recordings, visit OPM-4’s portal page.

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