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Reserve Policy & Plans - RFRS, SERA, and FTS
Reserve Force Readiness System (RFRS)

The Assistant Commandant for Human Resources (CG-1), developed and implemented RFRS Coast Guard wide to assist unit commanders, commanding officers, officers-in-charge, deputy/assistant commandants, and chiefs of headquarters staff elements achieve mobilization readiness of their assigned reservists while providing increased augmentation capacity to their respective commands. RFRS leverages the accomplishments of existing senior reservists assigned at commands that are performing leadership roles and interface functions between the Active Component (AC) and the Reserve Component (RC). RFRS is a RC mission support system which optimizes the organization, administration, recruiting, instruction, and training of the Coast Guard Reserve.

RFRS Staff Element Responsibilities COMDTINST 5320.4A This instruction documents the Reserve Force Readiness System (RFRS) staff elements roles and responsibilities.

Senior Enlisted Reserve Advisor (SERA)

SERAs are assigned to administer the Reserve program and are not required to maintain operational competencies. They report directly to unit commanding officer or officer-in-charge, in coordination with the executive officer/executive petty officer, to advise the command on Reserve policy, training, individual reservist issues, and Reserve billet management.

SERA Responsibilities can be found in the above instruction COMDTINST 5320.4A page 10 

Full-Time Support (FTS) to the CG Reserve Component

COMDTINST 5320.3A This Instruction provides guidelines for employment of military and civilian personnel assigned to full-time support (FTS) positions funded by the Reserve Training (RT) Appropriation in support of the training and administration of the Reserve Component (RC).

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