General Messages Weekly Round-up

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information.

* NOTE: The series does not contain all of the new messages, just select ones. Click here to view internet releasable messages, or go to the Portal to view all messages (must be at a Coast Guard workstation). 

ACN 070/17 – Update to travel while on active duty orders policy

This ALCOAST announces the following update to REF (A), Travel While on Active Duty Orders Policy:

a. Current policy in Paragraph 3.F.1.c. is incorrect.

b. The policy is updated so that Travel Entitlements are authorized if the order issuing official determines that both the primary residence and place of active duty are within Reasonable Commuting Distance, but outside of the corporate limits of the same city or town, of each other and the duty involved permits commuting.

ACN 068/17 – Promulgation of the Coast Guard Pay Manual

This ALCOAST announces major changes to the Pay Manual. The manual has been completely revised from its previous version, consolidating and clarifying repetitive or conflicting content, reporting new policy and regulations, and updated references. A thorough review of the entire manual is strongly recommended.

ALCGENL 081/17 – AY18 CG Cyber Special Assignments Solicitation

This message solicits candidates and outlines the application process for members interested in special duty assignment as a Cybersecurity Chief Petty Officer (E7) or Petty Officer (E4-E6) on either the Cyber Protection Team (CPT) or Cybersecurity Service Provider (CSSP). This unique duty entails great responsibility and demands extraordinary commitment from members who display a strong interest in cybersecurity and have the desire to be part of the CGCYBER team.

ALCGENL 079/17 – AST A School Opportunities

In September 2016 the Workforce Readiness Council chartered an Integrated Product Team (IPT) to develop solutions to address AST3 workforce shortages, historically low AST A School graduation rates, and low numbers on the AST A School waiting list. This message solicits enlisted members interested in entering the Aviation Survival Technician (AST) rating. Eligible non-rated enlisted members or Petty Officers wishing to place their name on the AST A school list should follow the application procedures outlined within this message and ref A.

ALCGRSV 023/17 – Enlisted Reserve Advancement Announcement

This message announces the Reserve members are eligible for advancement or change in rating to fill Selected Reserve vacancies 1 July 2017, provided the requirements of Art. 3.A of REF A and Art. 7.C.1 of REF B are met.

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