Enclosure (5) to COMDTINST 1514.1
Page 2 of CG-6075 (04-05)
PA Supervisor Interview Activities/Discussion Guides
The following activities must be performed during the member's visit:
Have the member write a three- to four-paragraph essay on his or
her current unit, including missions, assets and position in CG
organizational structure. The purpose is to demonstrate the
member's writing skills and grasp of basic Coast Guard knowledge.
o Provide the member access to a SWS or PC with word-
o Show the member how to use spell-check.
o Member must be able to type 20 wpm
o Go to the YN "A" School contracted web site to test the
o Print out a copy of the test results and include them in the PA
interview package for forwarding to the PA RFMC.
o Have the candidate take the English Diagnostic Quiz on the
o Score the member using the answer key on the site.
o Submit a copy of the scored test with the PA interview package
to the PA RFMC.
The following are suggested activities to enhance the applicant's visit:
Incorporate these guidelines and as many of the following activities as possible
into your PA applicant's visit to fully immerse the member in the PA experience.
The overall goal is to fully engage the PA candidate. Check off all completed
activities. Be sure to plan ahead!
Assign a PA to be the applicant's mentor for the visit. This PA will
also give you input for your assessment and recommendation.
Have the applicant spend a full day seeing what PAs do day-to-day:
clips, news releases, answering phones, conducting research,
reviewing photos/video, etc