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

Senior Enlisted Leadership Course (SELC) (501799)

About the Course

The Senior Enlisted Leadership Course (SELC) is focused on creating a pool of highly trained and motivated senior enlisted leaders better prepared for assignment to a Master Chief or Senior Chief Petty Officer billet including select high-profile assignments, such as Command Master Chief and Rating Force Master Chief.

Using the U.S. Coast Guard’s Leadership Development Framework, SELC develops critical leadership skills required of Senior Enlisted Leadership positions by addressing human resource and organizational policies, professional communications, the relationships between workforce and senior leadership, and concepts of strategy and organizational change management.

Go here for Frequently Asked Questions about the Enlisted Leadership Development Continuum.


Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut
Length: 2 weeks (85 hours)

Convening Dates


Online Dates




102  16 OCT 2023 - 03 DEC 2023   04 DEC 2023   15 DEC 2023 
103 11 DEC 2023 - 21 JAN 2024  22 JAN 2024  02 FEB 2024 
104  15 JAN 2024 - 25 FEB 2024  26 FEB 2024  08 MAR 2024 
105 04 MAR 2024 - 14 APR 2024  15 APR 2024  26 APR 2024 
106  01 APR 2024 - 12 MAY 2024  13 MAY 2024  24 MAY 2024 
107  29 JUL 2024 - 08 SEP 2024  09 SEP 2024  20 SEP 2024 


Prospective students must be in pay grade E-8 or E-9. Students must have successfully completed the CPO Academy or DoD equivalent, comply with Coast Guard or parent service as applicable weight standards with a current entry in Direct Access within the 30-day period prior to executing their orders, and must be up to date with their Physical Health Assessment (PHA).

There is a required six-week facilitated online learning portion prior to student’s arrival for the two-week resident training at the Leadership Development Center. Students are required to participate in the online portion to graduate.

Students are also required to complete the following prior to attending the course:

  • A grammar skills diagnostic exercise
  • A leadership assessment (LPI 360) survey
  • Reading assignments

Leadership Development Requirements for Enlisted Advancement FAQs

Waiver Requests

*Click here to see the SELC Business Rules (updated 9.3.20)*


Program Manager SCPO Joe Hoff, phone 202-372-2509,

For U.S. Navy attendance inquiries, contact SCPO Scott Ewart at

More Information

For prerequisites, location, and application procedures please visit the appropriate TQC webpage. 

More information can also be found by visiting the Leadership Development Center's website at:

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