Inactive Duty Promotion List (IDPL) Designation Panel

Officers with Reserve commissions who twice fail of selection on the ADPL, (see COMDTINST M1001.28C, Article 7.A.6.d.2) may apply for affiliation with the Ready Reserve via this Designation Panel.

Submit all application packages and queries to: ARL-SMB-CGPSC-R2R-IDPLDesignationQuery@uscg.mil

Application package requirements:

  • Written request for a Reserve Commission in CG standard memo format (template linked below)
  • Approved OPM Separation Authorization

Incomplete/incorrect packages will be returned without action.

**Note: If you already hold a Reserve Commission (via DCO, OCS, or are on EAD, etc.) this is the panel to apply to, even if you’re on Active Duty and have never been a drilling Reservist. Any questions regarding the type of Commission held by an Officer may be directed to: : ARL-PF-CGPSC-RPM-Boardspanels@uscg.mil.

Application timing

Applicants desiring SELRES positions may apply during Assignment Year 17 (or AY16 Off-Season if positions are available). Contact RPM-2 for specific information regarding assignments

Military Service Obligation (MSO)

MSO does not guarantee Reserve affiliation. However if a member with an MSO is offered a Reserve commission, the member is obligated to accept. Involuntary separation negates a member’s MSO.

PY16 IDPL Designation Panel Timeline

  • 10 Nov 2015: PY16 IDPL Designation Panel Promulgation Announcement via ALCGPSC
  • 08 Jan 2016: Application packages due to RPM-1
  • 08 Feb 2016 IDPL Designation Panel Convenes
  • 18 Mar 2016: IDPL Designation Panel Results Announced

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PY17 IDPL Designation Panel Timeline

  • 14 Nov 2016: IDPL Designation Panel Promulgation Announcement via ALCGPSC
  • 13 Jan 2017: Application packages due to RPM-1
  • 16 Jan 2017: Feb 2017 Candidates announced via ALCGPSC
  • 13 Feb 2017 IDPL Designation Panel Convenes
  • Approx 4-6 weeks after board convenes: IDPL Designation Panel Results Announced

PY17 IDPL Designation Panel Message Traffic

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