About the Course
The CPOACAD is an innovative curriculum designed to take newly advanced Chief Petty Officers (E-7) in the U.S. Coast Guard and transition them from technical experts to organizational leaders.
The Commandant and MCPOCG have both identified the transition from E-6 to E-7 as the most critical in the Coast Guard enlisted career. The CPO Academy experience has been carefully designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and attitude to make the transition as smoothly and effectively as possible. Our graduates are ready to become the Coast Guard's Chief Petty Officer Corps: the backbone of the enlisted workforce.
Students complete work as individuals and groups, in classrooms and in the field. Each class has about 72 students divided into 8 teams.
Major themes include:
- Strategic Thinking
- Educations and Lifelong Learning
- Health and Wellness
- Community Service
Leadership Development Requirements for Enlisted Advancement FAQs
*Click here to see the CPOACAD Business Rules (updated 9.3.20)*
MKCS Chris Wilson, COMDT (CG-128), phone 202-475-5511, email Christopher.H.Wilson@uscg.mil