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Assignment and Rotation Requirements

Official Assignment Policy may be found in the Reserve Policy Manual, Chapter 5, Generally, members are assigned to the unit closest to their permanent home address with appropriate vacant positions. Members who voluntarily accept orders beyond RCD shall include the following statement in their e-resume: "I, (rank and name) on (date), understand the Reasonable Commuting Distance (RCD) policy stipulated in COMDTINST M1001.28, and will voluntarily accept orders beyond RCD."

  • Senior Officers (O-5 & O-6) should submit e-resumes indicating their career intentions and desires for consideration by assignment officers. Normal tour length is three years. Off-season assignments are normally announced for unit CO and Senior Reserve Officer (SRO) positions located at major commands. If applicable, these position openings are normally announced via ALCGRSV message.

  • Junior Officers (O-1 through O-4) should submit e-resumes indicating their career intentions and desires for consideration by assignment officers. Normal tour length is three years. Off-season positions (if applicable) are normally announced via ALCGRSV message.

  • CWOs and senior enlisted members should submit e-resumes indicating their career intentions and desires for consideration by assignment officers. Normal tour length is five years. Off-season positions (if applicable) are normally announced via ALCGRSV message.

  • Junior enlisted personnel (E-6 and below) tour length is normally a minimum of five years, but may require transfer sooner due to advancement, service needs, etc. Off-season positions (if applicable) are normally announced via ALCGRSV message.

  • PCS e-resumes will not be accepted outside of the e-resume submission period noted in the AY Kickoff message unless a member is relocating their residence outside of RCD of their current assignment or requesting a critical fill assignment (e.g., PSU, Strike Team, etc.) within RCD. A command endorsement is required for all e-resumes submitted outside the submission period, even for members that are tour complete.

    • Command endorsements are required in the following situations:
      • SERA positions require a specific endorsement, see Senior Enlisted AY17 Assignment Guide
      • Early rotations
      • Tour Extensions
      • All e-resume submitted outside of the submission period, even for members who are tour complete.

  • The eResume Command Endorsement Guide provides step by step directions on how to request and endorse a command endorsement.