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Reserve shopping list: Captain, commanders AY2021
Nov. 20, 2020
Shopping list for reserve captain and commanders

Reserve enlisted advancement announcement
Nov. 16, 2020
Congratulations to all of the reserves able to advance Dec. 1!

IDPL Promotions: Selections for lieutenant
Nov. 5, 2020
Congratulations to all who have been selected for promotion.

IDPL Promotions: Selections for lieutenant commander
Nov. 5, 2020
Congratulations to all who have been selected for promotion.

Providing guidance for enlisted advancement
Nov. 2, 2020
Enlisted members now have a headquarters branch dedicated to help them with advancement and assignments and to support their professional growth.

Professional Development Resources

Reserve Shopping List (Updated annually)

Active Duty Enlisted Opportunities (Updated weekly)

Active Duty Officer Opportunities (Updated weekly)

Active Duty Officer Opportunities (CAC Required)
Visit here to view the AY20 Officer Assignment List, Assignment Year Kick-Off Message, Advanced Education Kick-Off Message, Active Duty Promotion List, Off-Season Solicitation and more.

Surge Staffing
Surging allows the Coast Guard to attain resources from throughout the organization to meet surge requirements.

Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS) Policy
Provides guidance on how to apply for and become activated for long-term, non-contingency ADOS.

Assistant Commandant for Reserves (CG-R) (CAC Required)
CG-R manages Reserve policy and planning.

The Reserve Personnel Management Division manages resources for both the enlisted and officers.

RPM-1 Reserved Personnel Management Advancements and Separations Branch

RPM-1 can help you with:

  • Boards and Panels, including selection, designation, appointment, and screening
  • Guidance on evaluations, as well as status on separations, promotions, and retirement requests
  • Officer registrations

RPM-2 Reserve Assignment Branch

RPM-2 can help you with:

  • Assignments
  • Career counseling
  • Command concerns
  • A School requests
  • Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS) Management

RPM-3 Reserve Personnel Services Branch

RPM-3 can help you with:

  • The IRR and Standby Reserve
  • Reserve Incapacitation System management
  • Reserve VA education benefits

CG-R (CAC Access Required)
CG-R manages Reserve policy and planning.

Coast Guard Pay and Personnel Center
The Pay and Personnel Center is your source for all things pay, personnel and benefits related. You can even subscribe to receive e-mail updates on these topics.

Active and Reserve Pay Table (2020)
View Basic Pay Rates, Basic Allowance for Subsistence, Clothing Monetary Allowances, Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay, and Health Professions Officers.

Procedures and Development Reference Library
A landing page with advancement, legal services, separations, and travel information valuable to Reservists based on your status.

Coast Guard Separation
Separating from the Coast Guard involves a fair amount of processing. This resource directs you to discharge or retirement certificates, separation orders and payroll.

Reservist Magazine
The Reserves official magazine shares news and feature articles written just for Coast Guard reservists.

Coast Guard Pay Manual (CAC Required)
The pay manual provides an overview of pay for military personnel, including saved pay, pay during absences, termination, and continuation of pay during special circumstances.

Electronic Based Distributed Learning (EBDL) Courses
The EBDL lists courses from one of two categories: Command-Directed EBDL, which are required to be completed by SELRES members; and Non-Command Directed EBDL, which are Non-Command courses that are considered electives and are not on the COMDT-approved list.

Tuition Assistance
Educational financial assistance is available to help active duty Service members to take classes at all academic institutions.

The GI Bill
The GI Bill, provided through Veteran Affairs, offers training, and educational benefits to Veterans, Service members and their families.

The Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve
is for Reservists with a six-year obligation. Here are a list of frequently asked questions about the GI Bill and an additional resource about Reserve VA Education is also available.

Voluntary Leave Transfer Program
You can donate your annual leave to an employee who might suffer financial hardship because they don’t have enough annual or sick leave available to cover work absences. Learn more by clicking here , or contact USCG-VLTP@USCG.MIL.

Scholarships
Here are an assortment of higher-education scholarships for you and your family members.

Tuition Assistance
Educational financial assistance is available to help active duty Service members to take classes at all academic institutions.

The GI Bill The GI Bill, provided through Veteran Affairs, offers training, and educational benefits to Veterans, Service members and their families. The Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve
is for Reservists with a six-year obligation. Here are a list of frequently asked questions about the GI Bill and an additional resource about Reserve VA Education is also available.

Credentialing Opportunities Online (CG Cool)
As a Coast Guard member, you can research and find certifications and licenses related to your current specialty that could be leveraged into requirements for the civilian workforce.

Mentorship
The Coast Guard Mentoring Toolkit is designed for those seeking a mentor, or available to be a mentor. The toolkit can also connect you to a mentoring network throughout the Department of Homeland Security and the federal government.

Joint Service Schools
Here is a list of schools that provide strategic defense coursework. The list includes National Defense University and Defense Acquisition University, to name a couple.

Leadership and Management School (LAMS) (CAC Access Required)
A one-week course to help front-line supervisors enhance their supervisory skills. This course provides three college credits and all graduates receive credit on their military transcripts.

Resident Training
Explore the resident schools for various ratings, including international training opportunities.

Electronic Based Distributed Learning (EBDL) Courses
The EBDL lists courses from one of two categories: Command-Directed EBDL, which are required to be completed by SELRES members; and Non-Command Directed EBDL, which are Non-Command courses that are considered electives and are not on the COMDT-approved list.

National Awards for Reservists
There are three national awards with two categories each that recognize Reservists with exemplary service in honor of the leaders for which they were named.

Department of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Awards Criteria and Submission Template
An annual recognition of units from each of the Armed Forces Reserve components that have demonstrated excellence in family readiness and have contributed to mission success.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Awards
These Department of Defense awards recognize employers for their exceptional support of National Guard and Reserve members. Some of the awards are also available for spouses of Reservists.

Scholarships
Here are an assortment of higher-education scholarships for your self and your family members.

C School Links (CAC required)
These courses provide expanded knowledge for specific specialties.

Officer Evaluation Reports (OERs)
The forms and checklists you need for drafting your OERs—this portal page also provides OER writing guidance.

Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development Course
The CWOPD course is designed to assist newly commissioned CWOs in transitioning into the commissioned officer ranks. The course curriculum focuses on leadership, service etiquette, customs and courtesies, communication (oral and written), and the necessary administrative skills needed to become an effective Coast Guard Officer. Attendance and successful completion of the CWOPD course is mandatory for all W-2s within the first 18 months of commission.

C School Links (CAC required)
These courses provide expanded knowledge for specific ratings. Some schools are required for advancement in certain ratings.

Chiefs Petty Officer Academy (CPO) (CAC required)
The Chief Petty Office Academy is part of the Education Training Quota Management Command---providing leadership trainings to Chief Petty Officer.

Enlisted Evaluations and Advancements
This manual provides an overview of ratings, pay grades, the evaluation system and an overview of the advancement panel, based on Based upon COMDTINST M1000.2C/

Enlisted Evaluation Reports (EER) (CAC required)
Here are the tools and guidelines for drafting EERs, including the submission process and schedule.

Last reviewed on: 10/05/2020