U.S. Coast Guard Personnel Service Center
Aviation Maintenance Technician /
Aviation Survival Technician / Avionics
CWO William Ernestburg, Assignment Officer, AST3-ASTCS & AMT3
Assignment Officer's Hot Word
Updated 11 FEB 2014
Assignment year timelines:
(AVIATION ENLISTED PERSONNEL ONLY)
September 16, 2013 – Unofficial shopping list published
October 1, 2013 – Official Priority 3 & 4 shopping list published
October 11, 2013 – E-résumés due from priority 3 & 4 units
October 21, 2013 – Priority 5 shopping list published
November 8, 2013 – All E-résumés are due (slating begins)
November 8, 2013 – March 31, 2014 slating and issue orders
member requesting a tour at Air Station Washington DC your E-résumé must
be submitted by October 11, 2013. List the DC #1 and insure you have a
strong command endorsement preferably from the CO. Members applying for
these positions will be prescreened early and possibly interviewed.
Screenings are done early to allow members that have not been selected
to compete for other desired billets. These positions are available to
any member from any airframe.
E-resumes Do's and Don'ts:
1. Only list OPEN billets from the shopping list!
2. Only list billets for your current pay grade unless otherwise instructed by the AO's.
3. If you desire a unit that is currently not being shopped, address this within the comments section of the e-résumé. We WILL make note of it. Example for the comments section of the résumé: “Air Station Sitka is not currently being shopped but I highly desire a tour at that unit. If the opportunity presents itself, I would desire that to be my #1 pick.”
4. Those in special needs, please conduct a SELF EVALUATION of all possible units your needs can be addressed at. Please work with your FRS to ensure your family's needs can be met. We do not need to know what your situation is, only that your needs can be met at the unit. Use the comments section of the e-resume to relay this information to us.
5. Those requesting Co-location with their spouse need to indicate this in the comments section of the e-résumé. Ensure both you and your spouse's e-résumés offer multiple billets choices and geographical locations.
6. List any career intentions you may have. If you plan to RELAD or retire soon, put that in the comments section of your E-résumé. If you are getting out of the CG in 2014, we normally will not transfer you. However, if you change your mind after we have slated everyone you will likely transfer at the needs of the service.
7. Members applying for any instructor job at ATTC or Mobile must successfully screen for the position IAW COMDTINST M1000.8 chapter 1E.
1. DO NOT list two or three billets and then get upset because you got assigned due to service need.
2. DO NOT list multiple billets for the same airframe at the same unit. (We know where you want to go with listing it once – this is for Aviators only).
The Special Needs
program is MANDATORY. If you wait to after you receive orders to enroll,
you may be transferred based on service need.
*The above RECOMMENDATIONS are merely that, recommendations. The ultimate responsibility for completing a realistic resume falls upon the member.
• Member desires
• Assignment policies
• Assignment priority
• Command concerns
• Assignment History
• Time at current unit
• CO’s recommendation
• Advancement status
• Willingness to obligate service
• Physical condition
• Security clearance
competitive based on the above factors ONLY. Your aircrew qualifications
and airframe experience/competencies are the greatest factor when it
comes to determining your next assignment. Insure Direct Access is up to
date with your current qualifications. Home ownership, continuing
education, employment opportunities for your spouse, aging parents, and
other personal issues are not factored.
M100.8, it is manifestly unfair to implement the Commandant's
unrestricted duty assignment policy differently among Service members.
If for any reason a member is not available for unrestricted assignment
for an appreciable period, the usual solution is separation from the
Communicating with your detailer:
If you are requesting guidance from your detailer or would like to take advantage of some career counseling, you may contact us. Please do so through your LCPO. Normally we speak to members in the LCPO’s office so that the member, unit, and EPM are all on the same page. Senior Enlisted members and members serving in Special Assignments may contact us directly.
Best of luck with your future assignment!
The "Aviation Shack"