Members in the IRR, ASL or ISL are administratively assigned to RPM, unless approved to Drill for Points Only (DFPO) or on active duty orders. RPM-3 performs all command and SPO functions for IRR, ASL and ISL members assigned to RPM. While assigned to the IRR, ASL or ISL, members have specific requirements they must perform to be considered satisfactory participants. All members should become familiar with the IRR and Standby Reserve Member Guide and the applicable requirements in the Reserve Policy Manual (CIM 1001.28). A vast majority of required tasks while in the IRR, ASL or ISL can and should be performed electronically by using self service modules in Direct Access (IRR and ASL only) or by emailing the RPM-3 Servicing Personnel Office (SPO) at: HQS-SMB-CGPSC-rpm-3-Query@uscg.mil
If you prefer to mail documents to RPM-3, our mailing address is:
US. COAST GUARD PERSONNEL SERVICE CENTER
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Mailstop 7200
Washington, DC 20593-7200
The IRR and Standby Reserve Member Guide outlines the basic requirements and responsibilities for members assigned to the IRR, ASL or ISL. The Member Guide answers several frequently asked questions. All IRR, ASL and ISL members are highly encouraged become familiar with the Member Guide. In the event the Member Guide does not answer your question, please email the RPM-3 staff.
IRR members desiring to return to the SELRES must successfully complete a series of medical, dental and administrative tasks before they are eligible to transfer to the SELRES. ASL and ISL members must complete a Reserve Component Category Change request (RCC) to the IRR before requesting transfer to the SELRES. The process for transitioning from the IRR to the SELRES is different for officers and enlisted members.
RPM-1 Status is responsible for approving all RCC requests. However, as the command for IRR, ASL and ISL members, RPM-3 must endorse all RCC requests involving IRR, ASL and ISL members before RPM-1 Status will approve. To request an RCC out of the IRR, ASL or ISL, complete the documents below and email them to the RPM-3 SPO at: HQS-SMB-CGPSC-rpm-3-Query@uscg.mil. Please allow up to 30 days for processing.
Members in the IRR and ASL may complete correspondence courses to earn a satisfactory anniversary year for retirement. Enlisted members with 20 or more years of satisfactory service (i.e. issued a 20 year letter) and all officers are required to earn 50 retirement points during each anniversary year. Failure to earn 50 points during an anniversary year will result in transfer to the ISL or separation for failure to meet participation requirements.
Correspondence course completion certificates must be emailed to: HQS-SMB-CGPSC-rpm-3-Query@uscg.mil in order to receive retirement point credit. Your point values will populate to your Reserve Points Statement (sometime referred to as Reserve Member Balances) and the My Member info report (Self - Service - Employee - Tasks). You are highly encouraged to review your Reserve Points Statement and My Member Info Report in Direct Access to ensure your points were credited as you expected. Point values do change periodically and are based on the date the course is completed. Retirement points will not be earned for correspondence courses completed in the same day any other duty is performed.
List of approved correspondence courses for retirement points.
NOTE: Retirement points for a specific correspondence course can only be credited once in a member’s career (CIM1001.28, Chapter 8).
RPM-3 Branch Chief: LT Bryan Cooper
RPM-3 SPO: HQS-SMB-CGPSC-rpm-3-Query@uscg.mil
Drill for Points Requests: ARL-SMB-CGPSC-ReserveOfficerQuery@uscg.mil
IRR to SELRES Transitions: