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Reserve Command Slating




*UPDATED 9 Apr 24*
**Submit preference sheets NLT 22 MAR 2024**

RTAGs:  PERS-46 anticipates slating Reserve Talent Acquisition Groups (RTAGs) during the Fall 2024 command slate.

RTAGs are located in Jacksonville, Norfolk, Fort Worth, San Diego, and Everett.  Officers selected for RTAG command can anticipate an XO/CO Fleet Up model.  To be considered eligible for RTAG Command, Officers must complete the command qualification and screening process through their designator source community or the COMNAVRESFORCOM Qualification Program. Please contact your detailer for further questions.

Congratulations to the following Officers who were slated to Reserve Command!

NAME                                                   COMMAND

CDR Christopher Webster RTAG Northeast
CDR Joshua Strubeck NRC Miami, FL
CDR Michael Zimmerman NRC Pearl Harbor, HI
CDR Nicholas Smith NRC Indianapolis, IN
CDR Benjamin Sacramento NRC Everett, WA
CDR(sel) Chad Peterson NRC Charleston, SC
LCDR Brandon Collins NRC Gulfport, MS
LCDR Nyssa Halford NRC Akron, OH
LCDR Jason Lacy NRC Lemoore, CA
LCDR Douglas Williams NRC Omaha, NE
LCDR William Reade NRC Guam
LCDR Erik Bray NRC West Palm Beach, FL
LCDR Marc Stroz NRC Colorado Springs, CO
LCDR Edward Pivarsky NRC Boise, ID
LCDR John Sison NRC Columbia, SC
LCDR Loc La NRC Wichita, KS
LCDR Jack McGee NRC Anchorage, AK



Visit the Reserve Command website for details on the command screening/slating process and review COMNAVRESFORCOM INSTRUCTION 1412.1G.

O3-O5 Reserve Command Slating Business Rules

§  Screened Officers who are PRD eligible should submit a ranked Reserve Command preference sheet.

§  ​Officers will typically be assigned to rank-equivalent Reserve Commands (e.g. CDRs will typically be assigned to CDR Reserve Commands before being considered for LCDR Reserve Commands).

§  CDRs are eligible for CDR and LCDR Reserve Command and must submit ranked preferences for all available CDR Reserve Commands and may submit separately ranked preferences for LCDR Reserve Commands.

§  For example, if there are 11 CDR Reserve Commands and 5 LCDR Reserve Commands available, CDRs must rank all 11 CDR Reserve Commands for consideration (1 through 11) and may include separately ranked preferences for up to 5 LCDR Reserve Commands. 

§  LCDRs and LTs are eligible for commands one rank above their current pay grade. LCDRs must provide two separately ranked preferences and must rank all available CDR and LCDR Reserve Commands; LTs must rank all LCDR Reserve Commands.

Note: separate rankings to be provided using only 1 preference sheet.


Submitting preferences does not preclude one from being slated to a command opportunity that was not on one’s preference list.

 All are encouraged to provide amplifying remarks about rankings and to discuss submission with one’s detailer.

§  Submit slate preferences using the preference sheet template provided from the Placement Officer; to request and/or submit a preference sheet, contact the Placement Officer- and your detailer. Please DO NOT modify the formatting of this sheet.

§  If an officer chooses to decline command after screening, a formal declination of command is required IAW MPM 1301-818.

§  All shore duty orders are written for 36 months to comply with DODI 1315.18. However, PRDs are subject to change based on the officer’s career progression and the needs of the Navy. Notionally, NRC Command tours will last between 24 and 36 months and RTAG XO/CO Fleet Up tours will last 36 months.



*RTAG training tracks will be scheduled via the RTAG Placement Officer.

§  All courses are mandatory and must be completed prior to assuming NRC command.  Expect a 1-3 month training track to accommodate the Naval Leadership and Ethics Course, NRC CO Course, and the Naval Security Manager Course.  Prerequisites must be completed for courses prior to reporting.

Listed below is the notional training track for all prospective NRC COs.  All course descriptions, locations, and convening dates can be found on the Catalog of Navy Training Courses (CANTRAC) website (  Questions regarding training tracks for prospective RTAG XOs and COs should be directed to the RTAG Placement Officer.

§  COMMAND LEADERSHIP COURSE (CLC)  - Newport (2 weeks) (CIN:  P-1B-0004, CDP:  628P) 

§  NAVY RESERVE CENTER COMMANDING OFFICER (NRC CO*) - Norfolk (12 days) (CIN:  R-7A-0010,  CDP:  6969)

§  NAVAL SECURITY MANAGER COURSE (NSMC) –Virtual (3 days) (CIN:  S-3C-0001,  CDP:  23Z7/24TL)

§  SENIOR LEADER LEGAL COURSE (SLLC) – Newport (3 days) (CIN:  S-5F-0011, CDP: 0258/24M5) 

* Note 1:  NRC CO is a combination of NRC CO/COAT/NRUM.
** Note 2:  ADAMS for Leaders is required for all Commanding Officers IAW OPNAVINST 5350.4.  Please note that this course can be completed after assuming command and will not typically be funded in your orders.


Slating questions may be directed to the TAR Placement Officer.  Officers should contact their Detailers for questions regarding timing for NRC command. 

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