Personnel Services Division

Surge Staffing Section (PSC-PSD-SSS)


Volunteer Solicitation


Commanding Officers and Officers in Charge should try to manage personnel transfers and temporary duty (TDY) as much as possible so they do not cause long term vacancies during deployments. For example, training should be requested during transfer season (i.e. pipeline prior to reporting) or during in-port, dry dock, or dockside availability.

In the event a unit identifies a short term vacancy, determine if the request should be volunteer only or mission critical. Once the volunteer only determination is made, submit a request the Chain of Command to CG PSC-PSD-SSS. Surge Staffing does not coordinate or provide funding, therefore funding must be coordinated and provided with request.

The requesting unit POC’s will receive notification of command approved volunteers and will be responsible for selecting a candidate. If a unit selects an Active Duty Member, the requesting unit will issue orders and will fund all requisite costs using their AFC-30 funds. When a Reserve member is selected, the selected candidate's ADMIN / SPO will issue orders utilizing funding data provided in selection message or by funding POC.  Contact the Sector RFRS or cognizant District (dxr) for Reserve Policy related questions or issues.

Members who desire to apply for volunteer TDY/ADOS opportunities by using the Direct Access Mobilization System. Help guide and webinars with instructions on how to use Mobilization in Direct Access are located here: