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Regular to Reserve Commission Appointment Panel

Regular officers desiring Reserve commissions who meet the criteria specified within COMDTINST M1000.3A, Article 1.G.2.a may apply via this Appointment Panel.

Submit all application packages and queries to: arl-pf-cgpsc-rpm-boardspanels@uscg.mil

Application Package Requirements:

  • Written request for a Reserve Commission in CG standard memo format (template linked below)
  • Approved OPM Separation Authorization
  • Retention Physical as documented on a DD-2697, containing the words “Member meets Retention Standards IAW COMDTINST M6000.1(series).” 

Incomplete/incorrect packages will be returned without action.

**Note: If you already hold a Reserve Commission (via DCO, OCS, or are on EAD, etc.) you do not qualify for the Regular to Reserve Panel, even if you’re on Active Duty and have never been a drilling Reservist. In this case, you may be qualified for the Inactive Duty Promotion List (IDPL) Designation Panel that is held annually, usually in February. Any questions regarding the type of Commission held by an Officer may be directed to: ARL-PF-CGPSC-RPM-Boardspanels@uscg.mil.

Application Timing:

Individuals wishing to minimize their time in the IRR/ISL should apply to the October Regular to Reserve panel due to eResume submission deadlines. EResume’s are typically due in January of every assignment year.

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.

October 2018 Regular to Reserve Timeline

  • OOA 20 Jul 2018: Regular to Reserve Panel Promulgation Announcement via ALCGPSC
  • 03 Sept 2018: Application packages due to RPM-1
  • 02 Oct 2018: Regular to Reserve Panel Convenes
  • Approx 4-6 weeks after board convenes: Regular to Reserve Panel Results Announced

October 2018 Regular to Reserve Message Traffic

  • To be announced

February 2019 Regular to Reserve Timeline

  • OOA 01 Nov 2018: Regular to Reserve Panel Promulgation Announcement via ALCGPSC
  • 01 Jan 2019: Application packages due to RPM-1
  • 04 Feb 2019: Regular to Reserve Panel Convenes
  • Approx 4-6 weeks after board convenes: Regular to Reserve Panel Results Announced

February 2019 Regular to Reserve Message Traffic

  • To be announced

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