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Commandant (CG-1)
U.S. Coast Guard (Attn: insert office name)
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Stop 7907
Washington, DC 20593-7907

Our goal is to get the right people, in the right place, at the right time, with the right skills, and the right support ... now and in the future.

Career Resource Links

  • Education and Training Quota Management Command – Your resource for:
    • Tuition assistance, scholarships, grants, loans, VA education benefits
    • Evaluation of military training and experience for college credit
    • A library of college courses on video and audio cassette covering more than 30 subjects
    • College level testing programs (earn college credits by taking exams, e.g., CLEP and DANTES)
    • Information and links on financial assistance for higher education
    • The opportunity to have a college degree plan developed based on your previous education and USCG learning experiences
    • An official USCG transcript of your military learning experiences
  • Coast Guard Mutual Assistance – grants and loans available (under "Programs > Assistance")
  • Coast Guard Advanced Education Programs
  • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
  • Tutor.com - Funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, is a program that allows eligible college and grades K-12 students in U.S. military families to connect to a live tutor online at any time for one-to-one help with homework, studying, test prep, proofreading and more.
  • Education Service Officers (ESOs)
  • Financial Aid
  • Leadership & Professional Development Training – for military and civilian employees ... find your grade level and see what's available for you
  • DHS Mentoring Program
  • Leadership Competencies
  • The Art and Science of Leadership (non-Coast Guard site that includes a guide for supervisors, managers, and anyone wishing to move up through the ranks as a leader)
  • Free Management Library – provides easy-to-access, clutter-free, comprehensive resources regarding the leadership and management of yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations. Has grown to be one of the world's largest well-organized collections of these types of resources.

  • Coast Guard Reading List
  • DHS Mentoring Program
  • Free e-learning courses – The catalog has expanded beyond IT courses to include leadership, management, personal development, communication, and many other topics. Coast Guard contract with the SkillSoft e-learning company; access is available through the Training Center Yorktown intranet site.
  • Leadership & Professional Development Training – for military and civilian employees ... find your grade level and see what's available for you
  • United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) (registration required) – Enlisted members: get certification for your military training and work experience
  • Sea Legs - The Family Member's Guide to the U.S. Coast Guard

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  • Free e-learning courses – The catalog has expanded beyond IT courses to include leadership, management, personal development, communication, and many other topics. Coast Guard contract with the SkillSoft e-learning company; access is available through the Training Center Yorktown intranet site.
  • Leadership & Professional Development Training – for military and civilian employees ... find your grade level and see what's available for you
  • Courses held at Training Center Yorktown
  • Leadership Development Center
  • Civilian Employee Orientation Online Course
  • DHS Mentoring Program
  • Coast Guard Learning Portal, including:
    • General Mandated Training (GMT)
    • Enlisted Professional Military Education (EPME)
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    I would like information about enlisting in the Coast Guard. – Visit the Coast Guard Recruiting Command (CGRC) website for information about Coast Guard military careers.


    How do I know whether I'm eligible to join the Coast Guard? What are the educational requirements for joining the Coast Guard? The Coast Guard Recruiting Command (CGRC) can help you with questions pertaining to joining the Coast Guard. Their website is located at http://www.gocoastguard.com/. You can also find your local Coast Guard recruiter at https://www.gocoastguard.com/about-us/find-recruiter or chat with a Coast Guard recruiter by visiting  https://www.gocoastguard.com/chat-now.

    How do I find out about Civilian jobs with the Coast Guard? To find out more about the wide range of Coast Guard civilian opportunities, visit the Civilian HR website.

    I applied for a job … and I have not heard anything. Whom should I contact? Please contact your local Command Staff Advisor (CSA) with your questions. The contact list is available on the Civilian HR website.

    Who do I contact regarding technical problems (password, logon) with Monster? The Coast Guard civilian job application process is supported by a third party vendor. Please contact mgshelp@monster.com for any technical support, including password retrieval and logon assistance.

    How do I obtain employment verification? Your local Command Staff Advisor (CSA) should be able to help you with this. The contact list is available on the Civilian HR website.

    For answers to other Human Resources-related questions, please contact the appropriate program office below:

    Civilian Personnel, including Civilian Human Resources Support and Civilian Careers

    Coast Guard Recruiting Command - Military Coast Guard Jobs

    Education and Training Quota Management Command

     

    • Education

    • Scholarships

    • Tuition Assistance

    Pay & Personnel Center (PPC)

    • Member Benefits

    • Employment Verification

    • Leave and Earnings Statements (LES) for current and former Coast Guard Members

    Coast Guard Personnel Service Center (PSC), including Military Advancements and Separations, Assignments, Evaluations and Promotions, Medals and Awards, Decedent Affairs

    Uniform Distribution Center (UDC)
    For order inquiries, contact the UDC Customer Service at 1-800-874-6841, or by E-mail.

    Office of Diversity and Inclusion (CG-12B)

    Reserve Affairs

    Medical

    Safety and Environmental Health

    Military Personnel, including

    • Housing

    • Military Policy

    Work-Life programs, including:

    • Child Care

    • Employee Assistance

    • Family Support

    • Health Promotion

    • Rape/Sexual Assault

    • Ombudsman

    • Substance Abuse

    Frequently Used Work-Life phone numbers:

    CG SUPRT
    Coast Guard Employee Assistance Program
    1-800-855-CGSUPRT (247-8778)

    Work-Life Program
    1-800-872-4957

    For local information, contact your Regional Work-Life Staff located at Regional Practices.

    Morale, Well-Being, and Recreation

    • MWR Activities

    • Recreational Lodging and Travel

    • Sports

    About the USCGG HSWL Mobile App
    Includes information on work-life programs, as well as other individual and family support programs and services such as medical services, chaplain services, housing, legal assistance, and MWR.

    Contact Us Via Snail Mail at:

    Commandant (CG-1)
    U.S. Coast Guard
    2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
    Washington, DC 20593-7907
    Who can I contact to get copies of deck logs or muster rolls? How do I obtain a cutter crew list? The Military Reference Branch, National Archives (http://www.archives.gov/), Washington, DC 20408, holds copies of most deck logs. The Suitland Reference Branch, National Archives, Washington D. C. 20409 has custody of muster rolls.
    How do I get a Coast Guard license? The National Maritime Center (NMC) can answer any questions you have regarding mariner licensing, including regional exam centers, licensing fees and application forms. Their website is http://www.dco.uscg.mil/NMC.
    I need a copy of my/my family members' awards. There are three different avenues for veterans, retirees, family members to get copies of their personal or family members' awards, depending on need. View the options on the Medals & Awards page.

    How do I retrieve a copy of of my/my family members' DD-214 or other service records?
    If you are currently a member of Team Coast Guard (Active Duty or Reserve) your Servicing Personnel Office should be able to assist you.

    If you have separated or retired from the Coast Guard you need go to the National Personnel Records Center website (or view the chart with location information of Coast Guard Military Personnel and Health Records). Requests to obtain copies of DD-214's, Personnel Records, Medical and Dental Records, and Service Medals, etc. must be made to the National Personnel Records Center. Requests may be made online by the veteran or next of kin of a deceased, former member of the military. If you are not the veteran or next of kin, you must complete Standard Form 180 (SF-180) to request copies of records. Send the completed form to:

    National Personnel Records Center
    1 Archives Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63138
    FAX: 314-801-9195

    If you separated from the service and plan on filing a claim for medical benefits with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), you do not need to request a copy of your military records from the NPRC. They will provide the original health records when requested by the VA after the claim is filed.

    How do I correct my DD-214?
    If your military service record requires a change or correction, you will need to submit DD Form 149, Application for Correction of Military Records to the DHS Office of the General Counsel, Board for Correction of Military Records at https://www.uscg.mil/legal/BCMR.asp.

    If you need to change your discharge status, you will generally need to submit DD Form 293, Application for the Review of Discharge or Dismissal from the Armed Forces of the United States to the DHS Office of the General Counsel, Board for Correction of Military Records at https://www.uscg.mil/legal/BCMR.asp.

    How do I renew my military ID? How do I obtain ID card replacements for dependents/retirees? For information concerning your DEERS automated file, please contact your local ID card issuing office or call:

    Toll Free: 1-800-538-9552
    In CA: 1-800-334-4162
    In AK or HI: 1-800-527-5602

    To update your address only in DEERS, please visit
    https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/address/index.jsp

    This web site gives the three closest Military ID issuing facilities to a person's zip code, city, or state:
    http://www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl/

    Pay & Personnel Center (PPC) Topeka FAQs

    How do I obtain a Reserve Points Statement? Reserve Points Statements are mailed out annually to all current SELRES members 3 months after the end of your Anniversary Year. Reserve Personnel Management (PSC-RPM)

    Access the Morale, Well-Being, and Recreation (MWR) website

    Is there somewhere I can find information on all of Coast Guard lodging facilities? Yes, MWR has posted descriptions with photos and the contact to request reservations of all Coast Guard Recreational Lodging facilities on the MWR web site. MWR has also posted links to the other Services lodging pages if you do not find any Coast Guard lodging near the area you are interested in.

    Chaplain of the Coast Guard - FAQs (includes child support and garnishment answers, as well as chaplain locator): https://www.uscg.mil/comdt/cocg/FAQs.asp.

    Freedom of Information Acts (FOIA) and Privacy Act, including FAQs.

    How do I arrange for scattering ashes? Review the EPA Guidelines at  https://www.epa.gov/ocean-dumping/burial-sea

    Who is eligible for a burial at sea?
    Individuals eligible for this program are: (1) active duty members of the uniformed services; (2) retirees and veterans who were honorably discharged. (3) U.S. civilian marine personnel of the Military Sealift Command; and (4) dependent family members of active duty personnel, retirees, and veterans of the uniformed services. For further information see: https://www.navy.mil/navydata/questions/burial.html.

    Information about the Coast Guard in your neighborhood, including band, honor guard and art programs is available at https://www.uscg.mil/community/.

    How can I get some Coast Guard coloring books? Downloadable coloring books, with a variety of topics in English and Spanish, are located at https://www.uscg.mil/top/downloads/coloring.asp.

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    Who do I contact for questions related to my military pay? Our Pay & Personnel Center (PPC) in Topeka, KS oversees pay and personnel services for all Coast Guard active duty and reserve members and processes travel claims for all Coast Guard employees, including civilians and auxiliary members. Retiree and annuitant members should call with any questions to the PPC customer care line at 1-866-PPC-USCG (772-8724) or 1-785-339-2200.

    How do I obtain my Military Transcripts? The Coast Guard  Education and Training Quota Management Command  can help you with your transcript requests: http://www.forcecom.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/FORCECOM-UNITS/ETQC/.

    How do I obtain a Transcripts of Sea Service? The Pay & Personnel Center (PPC) Topeka processes Transcripts of Sea Service (TOSS) for Coast Guard members who want to receive their Mariners License to serve aboard Merchant Marine Vessels.

    Are there any Coast Guard scholarships? Detailed information about Coast Guard scholarships. Additional information is available at http://www.forcecom.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/FORCECOM-UNITS/ETQC/Voluntary-Education/Active-Duty/

    How do I request an Interservice transfer? Contact the Coast Guard Personnel Service Center (PSC), Officer Personnel Management Division, Officer Boards, Promotions, and Separations Branch (CG PSC-opm-1) for details relating to an interservice transfer.

    For comments on technical issues of this site, please contact the Human Resources Directorate Webmaster. The webmaster will not respond to email questions. This link is intended to report technical issues, including broken or missing links. Program specific questions should be addressed directly to the program office only. Your email will not be forwarded.

    Additional contact information is available at https://www.uscg.mil/global/mail/.