April 2019 DCO Board
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05 May 2019 11:50 AM
    Greetings!

    The purpose of this thread is to gather those waiting for the April 2019 DCO Board results.  It's also a location for candidates to provide updates or RUMINT (intelligence based on rumors) pertaining to the board results release date. I'm currently tracking "unofficial" results released to recruiters at the earliest late-May and more likely mid-June.

    As you find out your results, let us know so we can follow up with our recruiters.

    Best of luck to all!



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    09 May 2019 06:22 AM
    Finally, I was trying to track board results through the DCA thread.
    First time applying. PTMO program. Best of luck.
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    09 May 2019 12:33 PM
    Tracking.

    Anyone have access to the precept page on Portal? I'd be curious how many primaries they're taking per program.
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    09 May 2019 01:39 PM
    Third Time MARGRAD and 1st time DCSS. Thanks for making the thread. Best of luck.
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    14 May 2019 10:45 AM
    Some information directly from the Officer Application Job Aid Kit (O-JAK) that some candidates may have missed:

    F. Detail: From Selection to Commissioning
    1. For Direct Commission Programs (including DCA, DCE, DCIO, DCL, DCPA (active duty), DCSS, MARGRAD & PTMO).
    a. Approx 1 Month After Panel: CGRC will provide unofficial selection results to recruiters; recruiters will inform applicants of their status.
    b. Approx 1-2 Months after Panel: CGRC will send official selection notification letters directly to selectees.

    Of note, the O-JAK did say "Approx" indicating a plus or minus in either direction. Based on threads dedicated to previous DCO boards, timelines vary into that plus or minus zone often.

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    14 May 2019 11:12 AM
    Posted By whoami on 14 May 2019 11:45 AM
    Some information directly from the Officer Application Job Aid Kit (O-JAK) that some candidates may have missed:

    F. Detail: From Selection to Commissioning
    1. For Direct Commission Programs (including DCA, DCE, DCIO, DCL, DCPA (active duty), DCSS, MARGRAD & PTMO).
    a. Approx 1 Month After Panel: CGRC will provide unofficial selection results to recruiters; recruiters will inform applicants of their status.
    b. Approx 1-2 Months after Panel: CGRC will send official selection notification letters directly to selectees.

    Of note, the O-JAK did say "Approx" indicating a plus or minus in either direction. Based on threads dedicated to previous DCO boards, timelines vary into that plus or minus zone often.



    From my understanding it takes a little longer for direct commission programs. Talking to a few people that went through my DCO program it sounds like 1.5-2 months is the realistic window...and if you read through the April 2018 DCO thread below this one they were strung along for 3 months. It's kind of a funny read if you want to poke through it!
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    17 May 2019 06:20 AM
    Hello, good luck to all that applied. If you have seen the Sep DCO thread the timeline for those folks selected did not follow the OJAK or the information on the released messages. By no means am I saying anyone from the April panel will have our experience, just be prepared for radio silence and a possible last minute scramble. Patience, beer, and flexibility will be your friend.

    June 15th-ish - packages were due
    Sept (1st week) - the board met
    Oct (ealry/mid) - unofficial selections were sent to RO's
    Oct (late) - official selection letters received via mail
    Nov 1ish - official message
    Jan 31st - recieve commission and DCO school date
    April 24th - recieve assignments
    April 29th - commission
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    20 May 2019 08:00 AM
    So what you're saying is that we're guaranteed results by next week...
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    22 May 2019 02:48 PM
    Great post.  I'd just like to add some additional insight.  I am headed to DCO next week.  Everything in this timeline is true mostly. 

    Because I was an alternate, I got the call about being bumped up during the 2nd week in March.  I just got cut orders last week (13 May).  I was the last one to get orders out of my class.  I did commission on 29 April but I just continued going to work on base as usual while waiting to get official orders.

    As ClarkKent says: Patience is your best friend.
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    23 May 2019 11:21 AM
    Hi everyone!

    Applied to DCE, currently stationed at Sector Guam.

    From what I have noticed from previous panels and tracking CG message traffic our "list" should be posted next on the ALLCGRECRUITING message board. They usually post it after the officer program panel dates and they just released PY20 panel dates on May 20th. I don't know exactly when but it should be the next message on that board. I am sure that our recruiters will notify us once they receive word. Best of luck to everyone during this long waiting period.
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    30 May 2019 12:30 PM
    Maybe we will get lucky and find out tomorrow? That would make Friday a great day!
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    31 May 2019 06:09 AM
    Last year's April DCO boards did not get unofficial word until after the 4th of July weekend, but their commandants were swapping and the selection board did not meet until 23 April. It really should be any minute now.
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    31 May 2019 09:24 AM
    My life in a nutshell:

    Everyone I know, used to know, or even look at - "Have you heard any news about your officer application?"

    Me - "No. Thank you for reminding me."
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    31 May 2019 11:30 AM
    Hahaha. Fact. I’m in the same boat. Every day I get asked if I’ve heard anything. From all my coworkers and my wife. Now I just hope I get selected, otherwise it will be a huge let down for a lot of people who are excited for me to find out. 🤷‍♂️
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    03 Jun 2019 08:41 AM
    Not sure if it helps, but I had a package in for the September panel. The primary candidates were notified unofficially by our recruiters in mid-October, but I don't think anyone else knew for sure until two weeks later when the message came out.
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    03 Jun 2019 10:14 AM
    Just got good news for selection (from the unofficial results)! I wish those of you reaching out to your recruiters good luck!
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    03 Jun 2019 11:28 AM
    Congratulations whoami!
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    03 Jun 2019 05:26 PM
    Got the unofficial news today. MARGRAD Primary selection!!!!
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    04 Jun 2019 01:15 AM
    Got an email as well, #5 alternate DCE. 
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    04 Jun 2019 06:14 AM
    I got the text from my recruiter last night. Selected for DCA! Best of luck to the rest of y’all!
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    04 Jun 2019 07:57 AM
    Hello all, been lurking on here a few days now. Figured I'd make an account since I got the call from my recruiter. Selected Primary DCE!! Side Note: Does anyone know if the OJAK will ever be updated again?
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    05 Jun 2019 01:59 PM
    Hello, 

    I am putting together a package for the DCO board and I haven't been able to receive a direct answer regarding the panel dates.  Does anyone know if a panel is meeting at any point this year, or have they all met and I have to wait until 2020 to submit a package?!?

    Thanks 
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    05 Jun 2019 02:11 PM
    I know that the following are coming up soon for panel start dates (approximations): July 27 - OCS September 19 - DCO Programs (DCA, DCE, DCSS, DCL, etc.) November 18 - MARGRAD only Please be aware that there are recruiting office deadlines for when all of the paperwork needs to be received (earlier then these dates), so I would start working with a recruiter.
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    05 Jun 2019 05:58 PM
    Has anyone gotten any approximate dates as to when we will commission? I am currently deployed to Afghanistan and trying to figure out the next dates so that I can change command here and get home to clear the Army.

    Thanks!
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    05 Jun 2019 06:20 PM
    Here is what the announcement said. " December 28 is the day of commissioning for our panel. Dco school will be on January 29,2019." This is assuming the letters we receive in the next upcoming weeks will say the same.
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    06 Jun 2019 07:44 AM
    Thank you.  I have been working with a recruiter.  I just read a doc that pretty much read that the boards were in FEB and APR so I was confused when I heard different information.  I have pretty much everything completed just need medical and interview.
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    07 Jun 2019 07:55 AM
    Official list is out boys & girls! Ten Primary and five alternates for DCE.
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    07 Jun 2019 08:45 AM
    R 07 JUN 19
    BT
    UNCLAS //N01131//
    ALCGRECRUITING 008/19
    SUBJ: DIRECT COMMISSION OFFICER (DCO) PROGRAM 15 APR 2019 SELECTION 
    RESULTS
    A. 14 MAY 18 / ALCGRECRUITING 004/18
    B. 17 JUL 18 / ALCGRECRUITING 007/18
    C. Coast Guard Recruiting Manual, COMDTINST M1100.2 (Series)
    D. Coast Guard Weight and Body Fat Standards Program Manual, 
    COMDTINST M1020.8 (Series)
    E. Coast Guard Medical Manual, COMDTINST M6000.1 (Series)
    F. Coast Guard Recruiting Command (CGRC) Standard Operating Procedure 
    (SOP)
    1. The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has 
    approved the results of DCO Selection Panel 09-19, which convened 
    IAW Refs A and B on 15 April 2019. The panel recommended the 
    following individuals as primary and alternate candidates for Reserve 
    or Temporary Direct Commissions. 
    2. Primary selectees approved by Secretary, Department of Homeland 
    Security are listed in alphabetical order.
    3. Alternates are listed in the order appointments may be offered. 
    The 09-19 DCO Panel alternate list remains effective until the 
    Secretary approves the results of the next DCO Panel for the 
    alternate selectee’s respective program. Alternates are encouraged 
    to reapply to maximize their commissioning opportunities.
    4. Selectees (selectees are appointed Reserve Commissions unless
    designated for a Temporary (Temp) Commission):
     a. Direct Commission Aviator (DCA)
     (1) Primary:
    Name							Comm Rank
    Baucom, Jonathan N. 					LTJG
    Brennan, David R. 					LTJG
    Duplessis, Andrew M. 					LTJG
    Fink, Lester S. 					ENS
    Hesse, Christopher D. 					ENS
    Hutchinson, Samuel C. 					LTJG
    Law, Jack R. 						LTJG
    McKinley, Matthew J. 					LTJG
    Pride, John B. 						LTJG
    Riley, Matthew T. 					LTJG
    Skelly, Brandon G. 					LTJG
    Turns, Robert E. 					LTJG
    Ziebell, Andrew S. 					ENS
     (2) Alternate:
         Name						Comm Rank
      1. Kraker, Keith E. 					LTJG
      2. Sullivan, David M. 				LTJG
      3. Spencer, Timothy J. 				LTJG	
     b. Direct Commission Engineer (DCE)
     (1) Primary:
    Name					Unit			Comm Rank
    Babin, Lionel T. AET2 (Temp) 		AIRSTA Houston		ENS
    Baer, Joshua S. IT1 (Temp)   		CG COMMCOM		ENS
    Beck, Markus G.  SN 	 		CG Yard			ENS
    Carr, Paul S. EMC (Temp)  		DCMS-81			ENS
    Doris, Carrie A. EM2 (Temp)  		RUITOFF San Francisco	ENS
    Gainer, Samuel M. OS1 (Temp)  		Sector Ohio Valley	ENS
    Higgins, Jamie M. OS2 (Temp)  		CG COMMCOM		ENS
    Prempeh, David K.   						LTJG 
    Vander Molen, Ryan B. SN 		Station Fairport	ENS
    Wagh, Bharat S.   						ENS 
     (2) Alternate:
         Name			 	Unit			Comm Rank
      1. Coreano, John AET2 (Temp)  	Sector San Diego	ENS
      2. Vega Mercado, Jose L. AET3 	AIRSTA Corpus Christi	ENS
      3. Vailoces, Audi A.   					ENS 
      4. Stuckey, Jarrett R. YN3 		AIRSTA Port Angeles	ENS
      5. Monaghan, Sean M. OS2 (Temp) 	Sector Guam		ENS
     c. Direct Commission Intelligence Officer
     (1) Primary:
     Name					Unit		Comm Rank
    Hansen, Travis L.  					ENS
    Jordan, Jennifer E. IS1 (Temp)		TRACEN Yorktown	ENS
    Stewart, Rachel E. IS1 (Temp)		ICC Coastwatch	ENS
     (2) Alternate:
         Name				Unit			Comm Rank
      1. Schoeppner, Bryan R. IS1 (Temp)	AIRSTA Clearwater	ENS
      2. Manoogian, Corey J. IS1 (Temp) 	CGCU Texas		ENS
      3. Baffi, Jonathan C. IS1 (Temp)	COMDT (CG-257)		ENS
     d. Direct Commission Lawyer
     (1) Primary:
    Name							Comm Rank
    Echevarria, Raymond L.  				LT
    Gold, Megen M.  					LT
    Richardson, Charles E.  				LT
    Tiller, Larissa D.  					LT
     (2) Alternate
         Name						Comm Rank
      1. Beatty, David J. 					LT
      2. Chon, Tae W.  					LT
      3. Smith, Emmett L. 					LT
      4. Ulan, Elizabeth M.  				LT
     e. Direct Commission Physician Assistant (DCPA) 
     (1) Primary:
    Name							Comm Rank
    Dudley, Catherine R. 					LTJG
     (2) Alternate
         Name						Comm Rank
      1. Alleyne, Katherine B.				LTJG
     f. Direct Commission Selected School (DCSS)
     (1) Primary:
    Name							Comm Rank
    Heller, Samuel N.  					ENS
    Kettenbeil, Kaitlyn M. 			 		ENS
    Korengel, Kara I.  					ENS
    Muenter, Grant R.  					ENS
    Sobelman, Michael B.H.  				ENS
    Us, Christopher J.  					ENS
     (2) Alternate:
         Name				Unit		Comm Rank
      1. Harrison, John W.  				ENS
      2. Gomez, Noelle E.  					ENS
      3. James, Nathan M. SK2 (Temp) 	CGC MUNRO	ENS
      4. Sava, Griffin M.  					ENS
      5. Norton, Patrick F.  				ENS
      6. Hogge, Clayton N.  				ENS
      7. McClendon, Zada S.  				ENS
     g. Maritime Academy Graduate Direct Commission (MARGRAD)
    Primary:
    Name							Comm Rank
    Carroll, Clayton D. 					ENS
    Gomez, Noelle E.  					ENS
    Harrison, John W.  					ENS
    Heller, Samuel N.  					ENS
    Kettenbeil, Kaitlyn M.  				ENS
    Korengel, Kara I.  					ENS
    McClendon, Zada S.  					ENS
    Norton, Patrick F.  					ENS
    Sobelman, Michael B.H.  				ENS
    Usseglio, Thomas J.  					ENS
     h. Prior Trained Military Officer Direct Commission (PTMO)
     (1) Primary:
    Name							Comm Rank
    Culton, Scotti L. 					ENS
    Giorgi, Bryant R. 					ENS
    Guffey, Alex M. 					ENS
     (2) Alternate:
         Name						Comm Rank
      1. Graham, Nicholas D.  				ENS
      2. McGuirl, Stefanie C.  				ENS
      3. VanZanten, Zachary J.  				ENS		
    5. Selectees will receive letters notifying them of their selection 
    and any pending commissioning requirements. Final appointment is 
    contingent upon meeting all commissioning eligibility requirements 
    and remaining fully qualified IAW Refs A through F.
    6. This announcement is for planning purposes only and is not 
    authority to issue travel orders to attend DCO school.
    7. Recruiters shall ensure all primary and alternate selectees’ SF-
    86 information is current, then release the SF-86 in EQIP upon 
    receipt of this message to initiate a Tier 3 investigation. 
    8. The selection panel consisted of the following members:
    Name			Unit
    CAPT T. R. Fowles	COMDT (CG-LPD)	
    CDR J. G. Forgy		C3CEN
    LCDR B. C. Crawford	COMDT (CG-7112)
    LCDR B. M. Finn		COMDT (CG-225)
    LCDR E. A. Runco	COMDT (CG-437)
    LT A. M. Kwok		COMDT (CG-FAC-2)
    LT M. B. Power		LDC
    9. Applicants who were not selected or were selected as alternates 
    are required to reapply through their recruiting office if 
    interested in being considered for any future selection panel.
    10. The proceedings of a selection panel, including its deliberations 
    and criteria for selection, cannot be disclosed to any person who was 
    not a member of the panel. However, the panel precept is available on 
    the Panels and Reports (PARTS) CG Portal page, 
    https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/cgrc/AccessionsDiv/OAA/SitePages/Pan
    els%20and%20Reports.aspx.
    11. Questions regarding the results of the panel can be directed to 
    the Panels and Reports Manager, Mr. Blaine Nibley, at 
    CGR-SMB-PARTS@uscg.mil.
    12. Serving as a selection panel member is an excellent professional 
    development opportunity for officers. Officers interested in serving 
    as members of an officer selection panel should contact Mr. Blaine 
    Nibley via email at CGR-SMB-PARTS@uscg.mil.
    13. CAPT Thomas F. Walsh, Jr., Commanding Officer, CG RC, sends.
    14. Internet release authorized.
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    09 Jun 2019 12:53 PM
    Thanks for the above message. My recruiter still hasn't called me.
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    10 Jun 2019 12:40 AM
    Where are you on the list?
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    10 Jun 2019 07:12 AM
    Primary PTMO
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    10 Jun 2019 04:10 PM
    I didn’t get a call or letter yet. I just saw the message. I’m an alternate so don’t know if that changes anything for notification purposes.
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    13 Jun 2019 10:44 AM
    Has anybody received their selection letters?
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    13 Jun 2019 05:54 PM
    I wonder when they start to identify what alternates they need to pull.
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    17 Jun 2019 07:04 PM
    In case anyone has questions regarding upcoming timelines for DCO.

    This is from the OJAK.

    Approx 1 Month After Panel: CGRC will provide unofficial selection results to recruiters; recruiters will inform applicants of their status.

    Approx 1-2 Months after Panel: CGRC will send official selection notification letters directly to selectees.
    (1) Letters are sent to primary selectees, alternates, non-selectees, and disqualified applicants.
    (2) Selectee will be asked to communicate their decision via Letter of Intent or email to CGRC.
    (3) Selectees are typically given 30 days to respond as time permits.
    (4) Selection letters emphasize that selection is conditional on the selectee’s ability to continue to meet all commissioning/accession requirements.
    (5) Selection letters indicate commissioning date and which DCO class the selectee will be attending.

    Approx 2-3 Months after Panel: Panel report approved by Secretary DHS, enabling the following actions to occur:
    (1) CGRC provides list of primaries and alternates to CG-PSC-opm-1
    (2) CGRC provides resumes to CG-PSC-opm-1.
    (3) OPM-1 disseminates resumes to assignment officers (AOs)

    Approx 3-5 Months after Panel:
    (1) AOs reach out to primary selectees to communicate regarding initial assignment. Depending on needs of the service, the selectee could be provided with one or several choices.
    (2) Following adjudication of assignment, the AO will enter non-executable orders in the Coast Guard Human Resources System.
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    18 Jun 2019 05:28 PM
    Do active duty members still receive selection letters?
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    19 Jun 2019 08:56 AM
    The way I am interpreting the OJAK is that ALL primary and alternate selects receive letters. I have not received any correspondence.
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    19 Jun 2019 05:51 PM
    Same here! I know its time sensitive to receive the letters and respond to CGRC within 30 days.
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    24 Jun 2019 04:47 AM
    Anyone receive letters yet?
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    24 Jun 2019 05:13 AM
    I have not. Hopefully soon so I can submit my resignation paperwork to the Army.
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    25 Jun 2019 05:04 PM
    Still havent received mine either. I would assume they arrive within the next couple of weeks.
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    27 Jun 2019 08:02 AM
    It has been asked but I wasn't solid in understanding... is there a date when the list is final (no alternate selection)

    I am an alternate and I am re-submitting for the August board but I wanted to know if there is a date when April's board expires. Thanks
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    27 Jun 2019 08:05 AM
    Posted By s_86_d on 27 Jun 2019 09:02 AM
    It has been asked but I wasn't solid in understanding... is there a date when the list is final (no alternate selection)

    I am an alternate and I am re-submitting for the August board but I wanted to know if there is a date when April's board expires. Thanks

    When they commission in December. 

    I've heard of people dropping out at the last minute for various reasons and the CG then going to the alternate list. I certainly wouldn't count on anything crazy but you can't discount the possibility either. 
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    27 Jun 2019 11:31 AM
    I am still waiting for a letter as well
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    27 Jun 2019 11:36 AM
    Posted By 60pilot on 24 Jun 2019 06:13 AM
    I have not. Hopefully soon so I can submit my resignation paperwork to the Army.

    I already have my orders ETSing from the Army. Just put it in now for a  date in December. They can always be amended especially because you already have an approved 368.
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    Posted By 64driver on 27 Jun 2019 12:36 PM
    Posted By 60pilot on 24 Jun 2019 06:13 AM
    I have not. Hopefully soon so I can submit my resignation paperwork to the Army.

    I already have my orders ETSing from the Army. Just put it in now for a  date in December. They can always be amended especially because you already have an approved 368.

    Greetings.

    If you are Active Duty Army, the DD 368 is not applicable. AR 140-10 Chapter 9 Section 3 that covers a DD 368 is an Army Reserve AR.
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    Posted By whoami on 27 Jun 2019 06:02 PM
    Posted By 64driver on 27 Jun 2019 12:36 PM
    Posted By 60pilot on 24 Jun 2019 06:13 AM
    I have not. Hopefully soon so I can submit my resignation paperwork to the Army.

    I already have my orders ETSing from the Army. Just put it in now for a  date in December. They can always be amended especially because you already have an approved 368.

    Greetings.

    If you are Active Duty Army, the DD 368 is not applicable. AR 140-10 Chapter 9 Section 3 that covers a DD 368 is an Army Reserve AR.
    I was active duty and had to get a 368. The Army didn't care because I had an approved ets but the coast guard had to have it for my application packet. 

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    I am Active Duty Army and also had to submit a DD368 in order to complete my CG packet. As far as the letter goes, I have not received mine yet, but I have already submitted my UQR for a 18 December final out date and a 19 December commission into CG date. If that date needs to change, it's just a memo submitted through BN/BDE and up to HRC, shouldn't take long to get sent up when we get the official date.
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    Posted By 47_Guy on 28 Jun 2019 05:28 PM
    I am Active Duty Army and also had to submit a DD368 in order to complete my CG packet. As far as the letter goes, I have not received mine yet, but I have already submitted my UQR for a 18 December final out date and a 19 December commission into CG date. If that date needs to change, it's just a memo submitted through BN/BDE and up to HRC, shouldn't take long to get sent up when we get the official date.
     
    If you are Active Duty and your ETS date is prior to your commission date check out AR 635-200 Chapter 16 Section 2.

    "a.  Soldiers may be discharged for the purpose of entering a program leading to a commission or warrant officer appointment  in any branch of the Armed Forces."

    "b.    Discharge  may  be  approved  upon  presentation  of  documentary  evidence  from  the  proper  authority  showing  that  the  Soldier has been accepted for an officer commissioning or appointment program, subject to discharge from his/her Army  enlisted  status."

    Notice how it says "discharge may be approved."  The Army does not have to release you.  The general concept is that those reviewing the submission must make a decision on whether it is in the best interest of the Soldier, the Army and ultimately national defense to release the Soldier for commission.  Lots of factors come into play such as MOS strength and time remaining before ETS.  For example, if the Soldier has 5 years left on their contract before ETS compared to the soldier only having a couple months.


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    You need a conditional release so that the Coast Guard can process you. If you do not have a conditional release the Coast Guard isn’t able to work with you as an applicant. The Coast Guard needs to know that your branch is agreeing to let you go if you are accepted.
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    Posted By whoami on 29 Jun 2019 07:35 PM
    Posted By 47_Guy on 28 Jun 2019 05:28 PM
    I am Active Duty Army and also had to submit a DD368 in order to complete my CG packet. As far as the letter goes, I have not received mine yet, but I have already submitted my UQR for a 18 December final out date and a 19 December commission into CG date. If that date needs to change, it's just a memo submitted through BN/BDE and up to HRC, shouldn't take long to get sent up when we get the official date.
     
    If you are Active Duty and your ETS date is prior to your commission date check out AR 635-200 Chapter 16 Section 2.

    "a.  Soldiers may be discharged for the purpose of entering a program leading to a commission or warrant officer appointment  in any branch of the Armed Forces."

    "b.    Discharge  may  be  approved  upon  presentation  of  documentary  evidence  from  the  proper  authority  showing  that  the  Soldier has been accepted for an officer commissioning or appointment program, subject to discharge from his/her Army  enlisted  status."

    Notice how it says "discharge may be approved."  The Army does not have to release you.  The general concept is that those reviewing the submission must make a decision on whether it is in the best interest of the Soldier, the Army and ultimately national defense to release the Soldier for commission.  Lots of factors come into play such as MOS strength and time remaining before ETS.  For example, if the Soldier has 5 years left on their contract before ETS compared to the soldier only having a couple months.



    In addition to the DA 368 that was given my recruiter had me get a memo from HRC saying that they will release me and will adjust my ETS day to ensure no gaps in service signed by the branch chief.
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    So I got a letter today in my military email regarding accepting the commission. Just states my commission will be no sooner than December. Also says it must be returned by July 3rd, which is today when I received the letter.
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    Just received my selection letter today. Email. They said they are aiming for 19 Dec for commission which may change but that's what I was told today.
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    Just received my selection letter today. Email. They said they are aiming for 19 Dec for commission which may change but that's what I was told today.
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    Stupid double post sorry
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    Posted By 60pilot on 03 Jul 2019 11:49 AM
    So I got a letter today in my military email regarding accepting the commission. Just states my commission will be no sooner than December. Also says it must be returned by July 3rd, which is today when I received the letter.

    Wow, so I should head into the office huh? Our original message had a commissioning date of 19DEC though.
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    Yeah you should contact your recruiter.
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    Just an update. Called to get clarification and was told no update until DCO school puts out their schedule. Out commissioning date is based on that. When they get the schedule we will get another letter with exact dates.
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    I went into the office and had also received my letter, hope everyone else has gotten good news.
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    Hey everyone!

    I haven't been able to log on to my work email, and the letter wasn't sent to my personal email. I was wondering if there was a date on the email on when you have to reply? I'm paranoid I'm going to miss it sending my response back!
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    Mine stated to return a response by July 3rd. It was an email and on the letter it was dated 26 June but I received it July 3. So having to return it the same day I received it seems unlikely. Based on the two dates it was 7 days from the date on the actual letter and when they wanted a response.
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    Any alternates receive good news yet?
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    I received my letter stating I am an alternate but thats it. Are you an alternate? Did you get a letter of intent?
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    Got the same letter for Alternate selection. I keep logging on to see if anyone in the Alternate pool gets picked up (it should start happening)
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    I talked with someone that I was previously stationed with that was selected as an alternate (#8) and he said that OPM usually makes phone calls. I would imagine that it will start to happen in August. I have also heard of people being selected just a few days before the school start date.
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    Does anyone know how to access the DCO Pre-reporting guide? The links on the Cosat Guard site are expired.
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    Received notification that I was selected from the alternate list yesterday. I was the first alternate for PTMO. Got a call from my recruiter followed by an email from Recruiting Command with the letter of intent.
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    Received notification on 25JUL19 that I was selected from the alternate list for DCE. I was #1 on the list. It was an email to my personal email with a letter of intent!
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    Does anyone have an idea of when the detailers will start contacting all of us or CG-OPM-1 for that matter? I know its the slowest part of the process.
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    Posted By kittyhawk20 on 02 Aug 2019 10:38 AM
    Does anyone have an idea of when the detailers will start contacting all of us or CG-OPM-1 for that matter? I know its the slowest part of the process.

    Last year it was end of September FWIW
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    I'm currently looking at last year's DCO board. I am guessing the AO will reach out to us in the next 2-4 weeks for dream sheet submission. We probably won't get assignments until after 1 October (new fiscal year)

    I am already drafting up my apology to the family as this will be hurry up and hurry some more PCS from Japan.
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    14 Aug 2019 07:41 PM
    Congratulations fellow DCOs -

    I’ve seen some familiar names on the selection list. I wanted to share some gouge with current active duty personnel wishing to carry over regular leave with you to the CG. And, some words about Blended Retirement and the Legacy Retirement system are at the bottom.

    1. You are absolutely able to carry over leave to the CG. I’ve heard of owning services forcing active duty personnel into accepting the payout of unused leave, usually for pennies on the dollar. It is written in federal law:
    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/37/501

    2. The number of accrued days you wish to carry to the CG must be on your DD214, no exceptions. The CG won’t flex on this at all.

    I experienced a very stubborn Civ worker at my last Army duty station who flat out refused to put the magic sentence on my DD214. I confirmed with CG Finance and previous DCOs anything other than a DD214 was not acceptable. The magic sentence: “Service member elects to carry over ____ days of regular leave to the US Coast Guard.”

    I would recommend bringing leave with you, though most gaining commands understand the process is still very cumbersome and usually grant PTDY.

    By law, personnel on active duty are allowed to maintain the legacy retirement plan provided they have joined before the Blended Retirement System mandatory membership date. This is fixed by a simple memo from your gaining CG command’s Yeoman stating “service member wishes to retain the legacy retirement plan.”

    Hopefully you all have a smooth transition, good luck, and write back if you have questions!


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    This above post is amazing. Literally the two things I was worried about the most.
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    Posted By PortNotStarboard on 14 Aug 2019 08:41 PM


    1. You are absolutely able to carry over leave to the CG. I’ve heard of owning services forcing active duty personnel into accepting the payout of unused leave, usually for pennies on the dollar. It is written in federal law:
    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/37/501

    2. The number of accrued days you wish to carry to the CG must be on your DD214, no exceptions. The CG won’t flex on this at all.

    I experienced a very stubborn Civ worker at my last Army duty station who flat out refused to put the magic sentence on my DD214. I confirmed with CG Finance and previous DCOs anything other than a DD214 was not acceptable. The magic sentence: “Service member elects to carry over ____ days of regular leave to the US Coast Guard.”
     


    Not sure what you mean by “pennies on the dollar”. When you sell your leave, it’s for what you rate, not a gov bargain or offer. 

    Also, I tried to sell my leave when I left because it’s a much higher payout for me because of my demotion, and was essentially told that is not possible. So if you’re an O transferring over, without a break in service, you have no choice but to transfer over your leave. 

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    Simple1-

    To clarify pennies on the dollar: I was advised my remaining 25 days of leave were to be paid out around half of the value of a day of leave and only factored on my base pay. Entitlements were not factored into the calculation for the payout rate. Considering the ACIP and BAH we’re not included, had I elected to just take the payout...it would have been very near pennies on the dollar. However, given the various DCO programs and types of people transferring, the case will be very different for each person making the switch.

    It was certainly worth it to do the homework and research the laws governing transfers. I think I’m sitting at 35 days of leave. The staff in my transitioning center were so set in their ways that you’re either separating or retiring. There was no consideration for people transferring to another service.
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    Just curious if any DCO alternates received any emails. It's coming down to the wire, I believe the September DCO panel convenes in the next week or two.
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    Nothing... im kind of surprised following the last couple of years they always pick a few...
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    Maybe they're keeping us in suspense? I'm keeping my fingers crossed, though. As far as I know, just one DCE alternate has been picked. I'm hoping they pick the rest of the alternates. That would be amazing!
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    In rapid fire fashion, got my DCO date, commission date, and the afloat billets slate asking to rank order the cutters to my preference.
    Praying for Sturgeon Bay, WI. No-one else put that in their top 3.
    Please.
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    I received a phone call from my recruiter on Tuesday that I was picked up for DCO as an alternate. I was told to email a POC at RC which I did but I haven’t heard anything back.

    Stressful to only have a verbal confirmation without any official emails or anything but from talking to the O’s in my office information doesn’t flow very fast in the officer world.
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    What DCO program are you an alternate in?
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    DCIO which has historically been kind to alternates.
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    What DCO list are you on that you got a cutter?
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    Posted By SeanMM on 19 Sep 2019 11:20 PM
    What DCO list are you on that you got a cutter?

    DCO: Directed to Cutter Officer.
    But really there's only one person on the results list with my initials. Same for you OS2.
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    DCSS selectee here, still no word on billet / assignment. Anyone else experiencing this?
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    MARGRAD selected. I have been speaking with an AO over the past month about AFLOAT assignments. I would imagine they should be getting to you soon.
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    PTMO select and haven't received any assignment list either. I believe we should be getting them soon (this week) though. My understanding is that it's a pretty busy timeframe right now (I'm sure they are always busy though).
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    I hope you're right about them being kind to alternates.. I found put today im #1 alt for DCIO sep panel.. so i guess ill wait around some more lol


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