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.


Paratus Report: August 2017, Episode 1

The newest Paratus Report is out! In this episode: The Coast Guard is looking to the field to find highly motivated leaders to become the next company commanders, you can earn an additional point on your Service Wide Exam final multiple and there’s a new weight exemption for members using certain reproductive services to grow their family.


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. Check out the latest in this blog!


New C School training process focused on improving readiness

The Coast Guard Reserve exists to provide operationally capable and ready personnel to support Coast Guard surge and mobilization requirements in the homeland and abroad. To be able to accomplish this, the Reserve force needs to be trained and competent. Over the last few years, the Office of Reserve Affairs, Commandant CG-131, has worked hard to improve the training availability to members, streamline allocation of C School quotas, maximize the return on investment of the Reserve Training appropriation and better communicate training usage to the field.


Board and panels demystified: A peek behind the curtain

Getting selected by a board to the next higher pay grade or selected for assignment, advanced education or other programs by a panel can seem like a perplexing endeavor. Often times the board and panel process is perceived as secretive and mysterious. Therefore the following questions and answers are intended to help demystify the board process and give you a greater understanding of how to ensure that you and your record are properly prepared for the upcoming promotion year.


General Messages Weekly Round-up

Updates to travel policy, major changes to the Coast Guard Pay Manual, job and school solicitations, and Reserve advancements are all part of this week’s message round-up!


Inspire: Lt. Cmdr. Robyn Swan

Lt. Cmdr. Robyn Swan, the executive officer of Port Security Unit 309, is the second of eight members that will be highlighted in the Inspire blog series. Swan is the recipient of the 2017 Witherspoon Reserve Inspirational Leadership for navigating her unit through a member’s suicide, a sexual assault case, and the high operational tempo demands during the Republican National Convention.


General Messages Weekly Round-up

Reserve Servicewide Exam, obligated service requirements and an important survey are the topics for this week’s message round-up.


Motorcycle Safety: Share the road this Memorial Day and every day!

As we approach the kick-off to summer, motorcycle safety is something to take a moment to reflect upon – even if you don’t ride a motorcycle. You may not be aware, but the number one cause of fatalities for Coast Guard personnel is motor vehicle and motorcycle mishaps. As we approach the kick-off to summer, motorcycle safety is something to take a moment to reflect upon – even if you don’t ride a motorcycle! Leaders at all levels have a professional and personal responsibility to promote motorcycle safety. Equally important, it is the responsibility of every individual to practice safe behaviors as part of personal risk management when operating a motorcycle. Together we can reduce motorcycle mishaps and safely share the road!


Pay and Personnel Center: Reserve Orders

Pay and Personnel Center’s next “Top 10 Tuesday” is coming up May 16, 2017. The topic this month is all about Reserve orders! Please promote to anyone who is involved in the Reserve order process and your entire reserve workforce.


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