Office of Leadership Courses

Leadership courses are available to active, reserve and civilian personnel; through multiple agencies.

Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development


About the Course

The Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development (CWOPD) course focuses on building leadership competencies by preparing Senior Enlisted personnel for transition into the Officer Corps. Attendance is mandatory within one year of commissioning as a Chief Warrant Officer (CWO). Newly appointed CWO’s who have not attended a Senior Enlisted Academy shall apply for the three week course of instruction, course code 500736. CWO’s who have graduated from a Senior Enlisted Academy are encouraged to apply for the two week course (501614).

Training Objectives

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.

Program Manager

CWO Clinton Morgan, COMDT (CG-12C), phone 202-475-5518, email