In terms of pure leadership,
this is one of the more challenging
and satisfying jobs in the Coast
Guard for enlisted personnel!
The 60 Recruit Company Commanders (RCCs)
at Training Center Cape May
are diverse and represent a
wide selection of ratings, missions, and
personnel within the Coast Guard organization.
A prospective RCC must be ready for
a significant challenge that will require
a high degree of dedication to the
job and personal sacrifice in terms of physical,
emotional and mental effort. With this
sacrifice comes the satisfaction of seeing
the life-changing process that takes
place week after
week, whereby young men and
women transform from civilian volunteers
to military members of the United
States Coast Guard.
Company Commanders are
the direct trainers and
supervisors of 60-80 recruits
through the entire eight weeks of basic training. The
goal of a RCC is to prepare a
basically trained, physically fit, and smartly
disciplined non-rate for service in the
U.S. Coast Guard. A typical day
for an RCC begins before
reveille and includes the preparation of
uniforms and a thorough review
of the day’s events. The mornings are
spent squaring away squad
bays and quarterdecks, teaching
and reviewing Close Order Drill
(COD) and Manual of Arms (MOA), and handling
other administrative matters before the
company departs for the day.
During the training day, companies
participate in a wide variety
of evolutions, including physical fitness,
classroom lectures, practical
training, and basic military fundamentals
such as inspections and military
drill. One of the RCC’s primary
roles is as an instructor. They
teach classes, conduct various
physical fitness classes, and
work extensively at developing the company’s
overall military bearing and
appearance. If RCCs are
not otherwise engaged with their company,
they are conducting squad
bay inspections and reviewing or making
thorough documentation of
individual recruit performance
and behavior. In the evenings,
RCCs spend a great deal of time running drills
that aid in the development of
teamwork, pride, and motivation
by reinforcing the recruit
training objectives of self-discipline, military
bearing, esprit de corps, and the
Core Values. Strict direction is
provided and recruits are
coached through these evolutions. Company
and individual performance is monitored and
feedback is provided to the company
as a group and
through one-on-one counseling.
Company Commander and other Recruit Regimental assignments are special duty assignments. Members interested in Company Commander duty must meet the minimum qualification below.
A. You MUST be tour complete in assignment year 2017 to apply.
B. You MUST meet the Special Assignments criteria outlined in
Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST
M1000.8 Arts. 1.E.2 and 1.E.8.
C. This position requires three (03) years obligated service.
D. Recruit Company Commander: You must be an E-5, E-6, or E-7
(not above the cut for E-8).
E. Section Commander: You must be an E-8 who is not above the cut for E-9.
Applications will be accepted until 31
August 2017 or until all expected vacancies have been filled. Active
duty applicants who submit outside the Special
Assignment season (after 1
September) may be considered for duty
if vacancies still exist however the
applicants current assignment status
will be carefully reviewed before
a release from rate is entertained.
EAD opportunities will not be considered until
after all Regular active duty
assignments have been completed. Revisit the
Special Assignments page (bottom) after September
to see if the need exists. Reservists
desiring an RCC assignment via EAD
must coordinate the use of ODT
(through their local admin support office)
for TDY orders to IDC/CC
School PRIOR to the execution of actual EAD orders.
Applicants submit a package by
the established deadline to EPM-2. After
eligibility screening is conducted,
packages are forwarded to the
Program Manager at Cape May. Cape
May will schedule a telephone interview with the applicant. TDY
orders are not being issued
to applicants at this time for interview
purposes. The Program Manager
works very closely
with EPM-2 to ensure the highest quality
of personnel are selected for
these demanding positions that
require strict adherence to the Coast Guards Core
Orders are issued
AY16 Applicant Packages - Assemble the package in the order listed below, from top to bottom:
CO'S Endorsement – See Note
1 for guidance.
Member's Memo – See Note
2 for guidance.
Employee Review Summary
printed from Direct Access.
Remember to click on “Refresh” and then
“View All” before printing this document to allow
your most recent Employee
Review information to appear.
(2 pages) - Start with current unit and
work towards date of entry into Service. Assignment history
must include unit, dates, rank, position/duties,
education, and training. Ensure
home and work numbers are placed
at the top of this resume. An
example of the Professional Resume
is available at the top of the Special
Assignments web page.
Photos: Two digital full length photos,
Tropical Blue (Note 3);
Uncovered; one side view, one front
Note 1: Command (OINC, CO*, or the
delegated officer at large commands)
Endorsement: (Use New Page/Second
Page endorsement correspondence format) Endorsements are essential to the selection process and shall address each of these elements in bullet or paragraph format:
A. Statement that the member
meets the minimum qualifications in
Military Assignments and Authorized Absences,
COMDTINST M1000.8 Arts. 1.E.2 and 1.E.8;
B. Leadership. The candidate’s
interaction with others and influence amid
personnel in the work place; their temperament, particularly
during elevated or stressful situations; and their
ability to take charge
in a group setting.
C. Communication skills. Overall speaking
ability; tact and diplomacy,
confidence, and general interaction with speaking
to large and small groups.
D. Military appearance and
bearing. Grooming, fitness, and presence
The “TO” line should read:
CG PSC-epm-2. Your “THRU” line
is your OinC or CO.
1. First paragraph (can
be expanded to two paragraphs): Specifically
address why you
are interested in being a Recruit Company Commander.
2. Second paragraph: Outline your current physical fitness regimen/routine.
3. Third paragraph: State your marital status and number of dependents.
The preferred method
for receiving the application package
is .pdf electronic files via
email. Files must
contain signatures. If an
e-copy package is transmitted a
hard copy is not necessary or desired.
E-mail to CWO Donald Wiley
If your only option is to
mail via USPS, FEDEX, etc,
the application shall be
CG PERSONNEL SERVICE CENTER
Attn: Special Assignments
US COAST GUARD STOP
7200 4200 WILSON BLVD
ARLINGTON VA 20598-7200
Be advised that
mail delivery to CG PSC
is delayed up to two
weeks due security screening
procedures at the DHS
Submit your E-resume on the date of
package submission. For the E-resume,
select the position that is equivalent to
your rank upon reporting
or the rank you will be
advanced to if above the cut. The
position choices are listed
within the Special Assignments Shopping List.
Command Endorsement to the
E-resume should read:
“Highly recommended for CC duty.
Member meets the minimum requirements
as outlined in Military Assignments
and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST
M1000.8 Arts. 1.E.2 and 1.E.8.