U.S. Coast Guard
Marine Science Technician
CWO Jeffrey Wenciker, Assignment Officer
MST Assignment Officer Hot Word
Updated: 26 OCT 12
With the upcoming deadline for e-resume submission, I have noticed that some that have already been submitted are missing the required, and very important, Command endorsement. This particular topic was addressed by Mr. Brown (and largely quoted below) a few years ago and now may be a good time to reacquaint ourselves with the requirements for endorsements as they apply to the e-resume.
Ref: (1) COMDTINST M1000.8, Military Assignments and Authorized Absences
Strike Team billets require Command endorsements. Refer to Ref (1) 1.C.10.d for the specifics. Please note that once a candidate pool has been created, applicants' names will be forwarded to the Commanding Officer of the appropriate Strike Team for vetting through their interview process.
Members interested in Polar Icebreaker Duty shall ensure they meet the qualification requirements listed in Ref (1) 1.C.11 and ensure the appropriate Administrative Remarks are entered into their PDR.
International Ice Patrol positions require a Command endorsement. Refer to Ref (1) 1.C.15.c for the specifics. As with the Strike Team positions please note that once a candidate pool has been created, applicants' names will be forwarded to the command at the International Ice Patrol for vetting through their interview process.
Instructor Positions require Command endorsements. Refer to Ref (1) Chap 1.E.2 and 1.E.6 for qualification requirements and 1.E.2.c for the endorsement requirements. Positions that are instructors are all TRACEN Yorktown positions (except Rating Training Master Chief and Course Writer billets), SMTC, MLEA, CITAT. Even though these Instructor positions are addressed under the heading of Special Duty positions within Ref (1), please don't confuse this with a Special Assignment as those fall under the perview of an altogether different Assignment Officer.
Overseas assignments don't require a command endorsement however they are highly encouraged and do require that the member conduct a self screening for Overseas Assignment and then add the statement from Ref (1) 1.H.2 that you successfully screen for overseas assignment.
Extension requests require a command endorsement. You may be eligible to compete for an extension if you have successfully completed a full-tour at your present unit. Please be aware that you will be competing for the position along with all other members tour complete in AY13 that have your position listed on their e-resume.
MST Assignment Officer