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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 for assignment according to current published timelines. 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.

PY19 IDPL Designation Panel Timeline

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

PY19 IDPL Designation Panel Message Traffic

  • To be announced

Helpful Link

  • R2R Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 
  • Request for Reserve Commission Template  (CG Portal Link) 
  • DD-2697 Report of Medical Assessment (Form must contain the words “Member meets retention standards IAW COMDTINST M6000.1(series).”)
  • Coast Guard General Messages (CAC Card not required)
  • Questions about SELRES Assignments
  • Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) Information including Reserve Component Category Change (SELRES, IRR, ISL, ASL) Requests, and Drill for Points Requests.