U.S. Coast Guard
Personnel Service Center
Aviation A School Assignments
ASTC Samuel Ariola, Assignment Officer
ASSIGNMENT OFFICER's HOT WORD:
Memo Directing members with dependents
attend Aviation "A" School TDY
New Active Duty “A” School Request Format
• Requests must come from the Command Cadre or
someone that has By Direction authority. Below are the
• The Adobe Form at the following link is now
the only method for submitting “A” School Requests:
• The submit button is now required to send
this form to the "A" School Assignment Officers; it is the only
way that they can track requests and they will
be rejected if it is not done this way. Most of the Workstation
in the Coast Guard have an older version of Adobe installed; you will need
top of the form before submitting.
• Open the form on desktop(not in web browser)
• Click Edit in menu
• Only the pertinent information for each rate
needs to be completed.
The "To" line is already complete and not
editable; the "CC" line can be used as needed.
The Subject line will auto complete as the
form is completed.
• Upon receipt, the "A" School Assignment
Officer will review the request and add member to the appropriate "A" School
List. If the request is incomplete or we require amplifying information, we
will reply to the unit identifying what information is needed. Note that
since requests are submitted via email (instead of actual forms), the
command may be requested to provide a copy of the original documentation for
verification of a request.
SUBJ: AIRMAN PROGRAM INTEGRATION WITH AVIATION CLASS A
SCHOOLS A. Performance, Training, and Education Manual, COMDTINST M1500.10
(series) B. Enlisted Accessions, Evaluations, and Advancements, COMDTINST
M1000.2 (series) C. Aeronautical Engineering Maintenance Management Manual,
COMDTINST M13020.1 (series) D. Aviation Workforce Restructuring, COMDTINST
5221.1 (series) 1. Through close collaboration with COMDT (CG-41) and
DCMS-81, the Airman Program described in refs (A-D) is now integrated into
Class A school for AET, AMT, and AST ratings. Implications follow:
a. The Airman curriculum is now integrated into each aviation Class A
b. No further Airman orders will be issued.
c. Students will be issued TDY orders to Class A school.
d. Members must have an approved flight physical before applying to
any aviation rating Class A school.
e. Aviation Senior Enlisted Rating Performance Qualification
(RPQ) Standards are changed as follows:
(1) RPQ 8.2.4 "Manage Unit Airman Program" is cancelled.
(2) RPQ Enabling Objective (EO) 22.214.171.124 is cancelled. EOs
126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 are still required for
completion of RPQ 8.2.6.
2. The Airman program achieved noteworthy
success in preparing personnel for Aviation Class A school, however analysis
conducted by COMDT (CG-41), the Rating Force Master Chiefs (RFMC), and
FORCECOM concluded that the Airman program would be run more efficiently if
integrated with Class A School. Integration eliminates Airman training
burden on units, standardizes instruction, and saves administrative effort
and travel cost.
3. Questions may be directed to respective
AET, AMT, or AST RFMCs.
4. RDML S. A. Buschman, Commander, Force
Readiness Command, Sends.
5. Internet release authorized.
** AST Candidates **
The Screening Test Link below provides information on testing
instructions/requirements and exercise descriptions.
Supervisors shall familiarize themselves with the content and ensure
AST candidates are briefed and fully understand what is required.
It is imperative that all exercise descriptions and times outlined be
strictly adhered to during the PFT exam.
Upon successful completion, the PFT grading sheet (contained in PFT
document) shall be completed, signed and emailed to EPM "A" School
Assignment Officer, POC: ASTC Ariola at Samuel.a.ariola.uscg.mil.
After receipt, review and EPM approval, members temporary PFT code
previously assigned will be removed. Please complete at the earliest
approved and assigned to a class roster, EPM POC: ASTC Ariola will send
orders to the member. Time frame
for receipt of orders is based on class convening dates and availability
which is subject to change.
Candidates should be briefed and fully understand that the Pre-Screening PFT
previously administered at your unit, will again be administered the first
day of AST "A" School. Members
will have a total of (3) attempts to pass the PFT in-test within the first
week. Failure to successfully
meet the minimum physical training screen exam requirements within the
timeframe will result in disenrollment from AST "A" School.
This information will also be included in the members orders.
Commanding Officers/Officers-In-Charge are required to
ensure member is counseled and adequately prepared for the required entry
level physical training screen exam administered during the first week of
training. With the possible
delay from initial unit Pre-Screening PFT and members actual class convening
date; although not required, it is recommended that units reevaluate the
candidate to ensure requirements are still maintained.
If completed and reevaluation reveals failure to complete, contact
EPM POC: ASTC Ariola for direction.
AST Candidate Screening
Test, updated January 2014
AIRCREW CANDIDATE (ACC) PHYSICALS
Flight Physicals will be processed in the order that they are submitted.
R 301755Z JUL 13
FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-112//
TO AIG 4905
SUBJ: AIRCREW CANDIDATE (ACC) PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS UPDATE
A. COMCOGARD WASHINGTON DC 101919Z JUN13/AIG 4905 B. Coast Guard
Aviation Medical Manual, COMDTINST M6410.3 (series) 1. This AIG
clarifies REF A.
2. The period of validity for an ACC physical
examination is now 24 months.
3. This change will be updated in the next version
of REF B.
4. POC: CAPT Jeff Salvon-Harman (CG-1121),
5. CAPT Deborah Noyes, Chief, Office of Health
6. Internet release is authorized.
AVIATION INFORMATION LINKS
Aviation Technical Training Center (A School)
Force Master Chief
AMT Rating Force Master Chief
AST Rating Force Master Chief
https://cgportal2.uscg.mil/communities/ast-rfmc/SitePages/AST Rating Force
Master Chief's Corner Homepage.aspx
USCG Personnel Service Center
Aviation "A" School Assignment Officer