U.S. Coast Guard
Marine Science Technician
CWO Jeffrey Wenciker, Assignment Officer
MST Assignment Officer Hot Word
Updated: 18 SEP 2014
AY15 Timeline: ALCGENL 102/14
01 Oct: Official Shopping List published
07 Nov: eResumes due
10 Nov – 31 Mar: AOs slate members and issue orders
Assignment Year 2015 is officially underway. The period for members to contact their Assignment Officer directly for career counseling ended on 29-Aug. If you are having difficulties finding answers to your questions, feel free to contact me at your convenience to discuss; however, I would ask that you first utilize your chain of command and review all the information available on the Enlisted Personnel Management’s website prior to reaching out to me.
There have been no major developments in the assignment policy from last year and I will continue to look for opportunities to keep members in place for geographic stability. This will be accomplished by indentifying fleetup opportunities and accommodating first-time extension requests where they make sense. To be clear, this does not mean re-tours or second extensions for members.
With regards to member’s orders, this year will remain the same as prior years. I will start by slating E9s first and make my way down to E4s. Please ensure your eResume is realistic and includes the correct endorsements where required. If an endorsement is missing, this will likely result in you not being considered for either the position listed on your eResume or your extension request. Once slating begins, I will not stop and reach out to have members resubmit an eResume due to the absence of a Command endorsement. In some cases this may result in members receiving the supplemental list.
It is very important that you take the time to be proactive in your approach to assignment prospects this season. When looking at the shopping list, identify those jobs and areas that will benefit both you and your family. Also, it is always a good idea to reach out to the unit, or incumbent, to become as informed as possible. Ask questions about the duties and responsibilities of the position, cross-training opportunities, affordability of the area, and school systems to name a few.
Finally, assignments are not made on a first come, first served
basis and it is highly encouraged that you research every position listed on
your eResume. I wish everyone the best as we begin to move forward
into Assignment Year 2015. As always, I am only a phone call away if
you need career counseling or assistance with your eResume.
CWO Jeff Wenciker
MST Assignment Officer