Office of Leadership (DCMS-DPR-5)



​Leadership Development Opportunities


Center for Homeland Defense & Security Pacific Executive Leaders Program

Active Duty Officers O5 and above
Active Duty Enlisted E8-9
GS-12-15, SES or equivalent

Application Deadline
Dec. 1, 2023


Center for Homeland Defense & Security Emergence Program

Active Duty Officers
Active Duty Enlisted E5 and above
GS-9 -12

Application Deadlines
Civilian: Nov. 3, 2023
Military: Dec. 1, 2023


Center for Homeland Defense & Security Master's Degree Program

Active Duty Officers & E7
GS 12-15

Application Deadlines
Civilian: Oct. 27, 2023
Military: Dec. 1, 2023 


Center for Homeland Defense & Security Executive Leader's Program

Active Duty O5-06 & E8-9
GS 14 & 15

Application Deadlines
Civilian: Dec. 8, 2023
Military: Jan. 15, 2024 


OPM Detail Opportunities 
Application Deadline: Ongoing


Commandant (DCMS-DPR-5)
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Stop 7907
Washington, D.C. 20593-7907

The mission of the Office of Leadership is to communicate and facilitate the Commandant’s Leadership Philosophy and Coast Guard Leadership Competencies by providing Officer, Enlisted, and Civilian personnel with information and resources for professional development opportunities, recognizing exceptional leadership, and establishing policies to sustain leaders of character at all levels.

Program and Course News

    This Halloween, “treat” a colleague to a DHS Leader Gram. Illuminate the leadership you see from your peers! (No hocus-pocus required). Send a Leader Gram here. Read the MyCG story here.
    Civilians: The Mentoring Program invites you to become a civilian "sponsor" for 'Welcome Aboard', their newest track designed to help new civilian employees seamlessly transition to the Coast Guard. Civilian sponsors will play a crucial role in guiding & supporting these new civilians while creating a welcoming and nurturing environment. Read VADM Thomas' Weekly Message to the Workforce here.
    Calling all Enlisted, Officer, and Civilian Leaders! Advance your skillset through the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) Emergence, Executive Leaders and Master's Degree programs. See links for each program for application details and deadlines, which vary. Read the MyCG story here.
    Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy (AFSNCOA) convening dates released. Applications due 45 days prior to the session. First session held Oct. 12, 2023.
    11 Chief Petty Officer Academy (CPOACD) convenings announced. Details can be found here.
    Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (USNSEA) convening dates released. Sessions held Nov. 2023 - August 2024. Get more info here.
    Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy (JSOFSEA) application deadline announced. Submissions due Nov. 3, 2023.
    Supervisor of Civilians Tier 11 convenings announced. 14 convenings available, including 2 designed for West Coast participants. First convening starts in January. Get more info here.
    Chief Warrant Officer Development Program course convenings announced (CWODP). Find info here. Includes virtual and in-person sessions.
    Team Leader/Facilitator Course dates now available. Get more info here. 12 in person convenings available in FY24.
    Senior Enlisted Leadership Course (SELC) dates announced. Find them here. 6 convenings held in FY24.
    Officer & Civilian Leadership Continuum (OCLC) course dates released. Get details here: MOCTC, SLPS & SLTC
    Civilian supervisor annual leadership development requirements & some ways to meet them by the October deadline. Read the MyCG story here.
    Check out the Leadership Competency Facilitator Guide and Job Aid that offers an engaging way into leadership for military members and civilians. 
    Supervisors of Civilians Tier 1 self-paced eLearning is now available online. As part of the Coast Guard's efforts to modernize and increase its support of our civilian workforce and their supervisors, the course has been redesigned to be an easy-to-use tool that supervisors can reference on an ongoing basis. Learn more and access the course here