Commandant (CG-128)
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Stop 7907
Washington, D.C. 20593-7907

Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development Course (CWOPD) (501614)

About the Course

The CWOPD course is designed to assist newly commissioned CWOs in transitioning into the commissioned officer ranks. The course curriculum focuses on leadership, service etiquette, customs and courtesies, communication (oral and written), and the necessary administrative skills needed to become an effective Coast Guard Officer. CWOPD builds upon individual skills attained through ones career and provides a vehicle for sharing experiences to improve group effectiveness.  This course facilitates professional and personal growth in knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities through learning, self-awareness, self-assessment, feedback, and reflection.  Key areas of emphasis are Coast Guard Vision, Core Values, Professionalism, Lifelong learning, and the uniqueness of Chief Warrant Officers in our service.  This course also emphasizes education assessment, diversity, critical thinking, and mentoring. Attendance and successful completion of the CWOPD course is mandatory for all W-2s within the first 18 months of commission.

 
Convening Dates
FY23 Sessions Virtual Resident
CWOPD 1-23 Oct 17 – 21 Oct 24 – 28
CWOPD 2-23 Dec 05 – 09 Dec 12 – 16
CWOPD 3-23* Jan 17 – 20 Jan 23 – 27
CWOPD 4-23 Feb 27 – Mar 03 Mar 06 – 10
CWOPD 5-23 Apr 03 – 07 Apr 10 – 14
CWOPD 6-23 May 01 – 05 May 08 – 12
CWOPD 7-23 Jun 19 – 23 Jun 26 – 30
CWOPD 8-23 Jul 17 – 21 Jul 24 – 28
CWOPD 9-23 Aug 14 – 18 Aug 21 – 25
CWOPD 10-23 Sep 11 – 15 Sep 18 – 22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blended class. First week will be virtual. Second week residency in New London, CT.

*Tuesday convene date due to MLK Holiday.

Application Procedures

Coordinate with your Training Officer or ESO to submit an Electronic Training Request (ETR) using Direct Access. Course code: 501614. 

Program Manager

CWO Nicole McKenzie, COMDT (CG-128), phone 202-475-5518, email: Nicole.E.McKenzie@uscg.mil