U.S. Coast Guard
Electrician's Mate Assignments
CWO Trevor Dalee, Assignment Officer
LAST UPDATED: 13 MAY 2013
Assignment Year 2013 Wrap Up
Total AY13 orders
Afloat orders issued; 191 (10 EPO)
Ashore orders issued; 239
This year our rate continued gaining EPO positions for EMC’s while we lost a couple of our EMCS EPO positions. Below is what we gained and lost this year.
Additional EMC EPO positions
CGC Kathleen Moore
CGC Joseph Napier
Lost EMCS EPO positions
CGC Anthony Petit
CGC Marcus Hanna
Below is what we will gain and lose For AY14
Additional EMC EPO
CGC Adelie (Port Angeles WA)
CGC Heriberto Hernandez (San Juan PR)
EMCS EPO positions we will lose
CGC Henry Blake
CGC James Rankin
The following additional Cutters are expected to come on line AY14
WMSL crew ECHO, Charleston SC (New CGC Hamilton). The PRECOMDET positions were filled this year and the rest of the crew (EM2’s, EM3’s) will be slated AY14 and will have a report date of 01MAR14..
CGC William Trump,
Key West (EM1, EM3)
CGC Isaac Mayo, Key West (EM1, EM3)
CGC Richard Dixon, San Juan PR (EM1, EM3)
CGC Heriberto Hernandez, San Juan PR (EMC, EM1, EM3)
CGC William Griesser, San Juan PR (EM1, EM3)
Since I release
the early slate message in May, the above listed Cutters will not be on PAL
yet so I will not be able to open them in Direct Access.
I will give directions on the early slate message on how you will be
able to apply for these positions.
Assignment statistics broken down by rate and priority click here.
1. End of Enlistment. If you intend to get out of the Coast Guard at the end of your enlistment, I need to know that! Please do us both a favor and make sure your Command addresses your intentions by notifying me. The wrong time for me to find out is after I have issued you orders because that initiates a Refusal to Obligate process that MAY result in your discharge within 30 days. If I know before hand that you are getting out at the end of your enlistment, I can engage your command and develop an assignment plan that takes into account your end of enlistment. The outcome for you will probably be more to your liking.
2. Contact with me. I encourage you to engage me with assignment and career questions during the appropriate time period 15 June through August 31. However, before calling or e-mailing during the direct member engagement time period, please use the resources available to you locally such as the Military Assignments and Authorized Absences Manual, COMDTINST M1000.8, EPM-2 web page; your Command Chief or the Chief in your shop. If you still have questions, by all means call or e-mail me and I will be happy to talk to you. Between the months of Sept and May, only your Command representative should be contacting me directly.
3. Take control of your career. Stay informed and be proactive. Make it a practice to read every Enlisted Personnel Management Assignment SITREP. A lot of time and effort goes into the messages with the goal being to keep the enlisted workforce informed. Additionally, from time to time when the need dictates it, I will put out Early Slate re-solicitations and solicitations for critical fill positions. To find these messages, be sure to select the “bulletins” button on the Message Board. Look for ALCGENL and ALCGPSC.
4. Early Slate. The early slate is developed in the April to early May time frame and is a best guess of the afloat positions requiring Pre-arrival training that need to be filled during the next assignment year. Since the list is developed so early in the assignment year, it is a given that a lot of things will change. The May and November Service wide cuts, ACET and Warrant Officer Selection all necessitate additions and deletions to the afloat positions needing filled. I will update the shopping list as positions open and close, so check Direct Access on a regular basis. I intend to release the Afloat Early Slate Message by mid May 2013. Below are things to pay attention to when submitting E-resumes for Early Slate positions.
1.C.7. Assignment as Engineer Petty Officer (EPO)
Certain engineer positions require exceptionally well-qualified personnel as Engineering
Petty Officers (EPO). Only engineers will be assigned.
(1) The assignment of enlisted personnel to these positions is the responsibility of
Commander (CG PSC-EPM-2).
(2) EPO assignments require a special selection procedure because of the particularly high degree of leadership, performance, professional competence, and skill required for the job. Proper background experience, maturity, dedication, and professionalism are requisite qualifications for EPO.
1.C.7.b. Qualification for Assignment
(1) Members must have no marks less than four on their enlisted employee review and no mark of unsatisfactory in conduct for four years prior to submission of request.
(2) Candidates may have no record of civil arrest, court-martial, non-judicial punishment (NJP), alcoholism, drug misuse, indebtedness, etc., for four years prior to submission of request.
(3) Candidates may have no physical impairments that precludes worldwide assignment.
(4) Candidates must comply with weight standards contained in reference (k), Coast Guard Weight and Body Fat Standards Program Manual, COMDTINST M1020.8(series).
1.C.7.c. Submission of Request
(1) Requests for EPO assignment shall be submitted to Commander (CG PSC-EPM-2)through the chain of command on E-resume.
(2) The CO, OIC, or designated CO of personnel shall submit a command endorsement to include comments regarding the applicant’s:
(a) Leadership required for independent duty,
(b) Technical competence required for the job,
(f) Military bearing and appearance, and
(g) Adherence to the Commandant’s weight standards.
1.C.7.d. Selection Procedure
(1) Commander (CG PSC-EPM-2) shall review all requests for EPO assignments. Only those with the appropriate endorsement will be considered. If the total number of EPO positions available exceed the number of requests on file, Commander (CG PSC-EPM-2) will make assignments based on Service needs using the best qualified personnel available.
(2) Commander (CG PSC-EPM-2) will assign personnel to EPO
positions based on:
(a) Demonstrated leadership and performance,
(b) Command endorsement,
(c) Previous qualifications,
(d) Career experience, and
(e) Personal preference.
1.C.7.e. Assignment Policy
(1) Personnel who have served
satisfactorily as EPO must follow procedures outlined in Article 1.C.7.c. of
this Manual to request subsequent EPO assignments.
COMDTINST M1000.8 1-82
(2) Tour lengths for EPO assignments are prescribed in Article 1.A.4.b. of this Manual.
(3) Relief for Cause of an EPO will be conducted in accordance with the procedures outlined in Article 1.F. of this Manual. Commander (CG PSC-EPM) orders permanent Relief for Cause for EPOs.
THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS ARE CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT DUTY.
EM1- WPB, FRC
BUCKTHORN, ANT TEAMS WITH ONLY EM2’S ASSIGNED, STATIONS AND AIRSTA DUTY. ANY
POSITION THAT NO SENIOR EM’S ARE ASSIGNED TO UNIT.
1.C.16. Assignment to Independent Duty Positions
Independent duty assignment are assignments in pay grade E-6 and below in which there is only one member in any specific rating assigned to the unit, there is no immediate or local rate specific support, and that E-6 or below is solely charged with carrying out the duties and responsibilities of that rate. Independent duty assignments require exceptional leadership and responsibility that are above and beyond a regular rated assignment. Only qualified members will be considered for assignment to independent duty positions.
must have received no marks less than four on their enlisted employee review
and no mark of unsatisfactory in conduct during two years prior to
(2) Candidates may have no record of performance probation, civil arrest, courts-martial, non-judicial punishment (NJP), alcoholism, drug misuse, indebtedness, etc., for two years prior to submission of request; and
(3) Candidates must comply with weight standards contained in reference (k), Coast Guard Weight and Body Fat Standards Manual, COMDTINST M1020.8 (series). Note: Some ratings may have previous rated underway experience requirements.
1.C.16.c. Submitting Requests
(1) Members shall submit requests via their commanding officer through the standard E-resume process. The Command Endorsement shall address the member’s ability to perform the duties of their rating absent any leadership and shall include an assessment of the member‟s maturity and technical competence.
(2) Commander (CG
PSC-EPM-2) will assign personnel to independent duty positions
based on the
(a) Command endorsement,
(b) Past performance, and
(c) Career experience.
EM2 POSITIONS AFLOAT
If you are tour complete in AY14 and do not have rated sea time, this is your opportunity! I try very hard to make sure those that need rated sea time are slated for a Cutter. Conversely, if you are currently afloat and tour complete in AY13, I may not be able to get you back afloat. In AY13, I had very few opportunities to send EM2's back-to-back afloat. I don't want to discourage you from applying for another afloat tour, in fact I encourage you to apply, just understand your opportunities may be limited.
If you desire an overseas assignment, read COMDINST 1000.8.1.H.2
Determining Members’ and Dependents’ Suitability for Overseas Duty
Important Changes to Direct Access in 2013
In Jun-Aug 2013, the Coast Guard will be implementing a new version of Direct Access (DA) for the Assignments Process. You should already recognize similar enhancements to other portions of DA, for example, the new process to submit leave chits. The enhancements to the Assignments Process will be fairly transparent to you in the field, but the biggest difference you will see is the eResume. Many improvements have been implemented to stream-line the application and Command Endorsement sections of the eResume. There will be detailed information and guidance provided to the field on how to submit eResumes on the new version of DA as the time comes closer. Keep a sharp eye on the message board and ensure you follow the appropriate guidance once the new version is released."
“Always drink upstream from the herd.”