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October 2019 Reserve Servicewide Exam Advancement Eligibility List

The October 2019 Reserve Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available via the CGPortal at: 


The October 19 RSWE Advancement Eligibility List does not include EMPLIDs, but please remind members not to publish the list on internet or social media sites.  Also, please communicate that RSWE cutoffs are no longer used.  Thank you. 

Advancement Statistics

Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA/ERAA)


All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 211/19  announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 December 2019.

COs must notify PPC (ADV) via Admin OIX message, with a copy to PSC (EPM-1), to remove the member from the SWE advancement eligibility list prior to the advancement. Guidance is available in the Involuntary Withholding or Removal from SWE List Guide linked from the EPM-1 Advancement Portal Page:


All Coast Guard Reserve (ALCGRSV) message 052/19 announces reserve enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 November 2019.

About ADV

ADV Branch Functions: Under the general direction and supervision of the Chief, Customer Service Division, the Chief, Advancements Branch shall:

  1. Manage the CG Enlisted Advancement system, SWE testing process, Supplemental Advancement process,  and Striker program.

    1. See our Enlisted Advancements page for more information.

  2. Compile and provide advancement profile letters and Personnel Data Extracts (PDE) to CG enlisted personnel.

  3. Publish the PPC Advancement Newsletter.

  4. Prepare and mail all active duty and reserve Chief Petty Officer, Senior Chief Petty Officer and Master Chief Petty Officer certificates.
    1. See "About Advancement Certificates" on  our Enlisted Advancements page for more information.

  5. Correct member data errors in Direct Access.

  6. Perform Service and Sea Service validations.

    1. See our Statements of Creditable Service (SOCS) and Statement of Creditable Sear Serve (SOCSS) page for more information.

  7. Verify, correct Reserve Point Statements.

    1. See our Retirement Points page for more information.

  8. Prepare Transcripts of Sea Service (TOSS).

    1. See our Transcripts of Sea Service (TOSS) page for more information.

  9. Estimate earnings statements for prior USCG members.

    1. See our Estimated Earnings During Military Service page for more information.

Note: PERSONNEL SERVICE CENTER, ENLISTED PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (EPM-3) provides oversight and management of the Enlisted Evaluation System (EES).

Last Modified 2/25/2019 10:17:37 AM