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One Service-Wide Examination (1-SWE) May 2022

The active duty enlisted workforce will soon see a change in how often junior petty officers compete for advancement. Beginning with the May 2022 servicewide exam (SWE), the Coast Guard will move to an annual examination, eliminating the November SWE, for all active duty enlisted members competing for advancement to E5 through E8, an effort known as the 1-SWE.

​Pay & Personnel Center (ADV) Quarterly Data Integrity Newsletter

Welcome to the PPC ADV Quarterly Data Integrity Newsletter. This newsletter will cover the top 10 issues our Data Correction team has seen over the last 3 months and provide you with direction on how to correct or prevent these issues at the field level. We appreciate all your hard work in the field and our goal with this quarterly newsletter is to provide you with all the tools you need to succeed!

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 Sea Service (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 5/5/2021 12:1347:37 PM

Advancements News

Jan. 21, 2022

2021 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Cutoffs

This message establishes the advancement cutoffs for the 2021 MCAP

Jan. 21, 2022

May 2021 Servicewide Exam Revised Cutoffs

ALCGENL 005/22 announces revised advancement cutoffs for participants of the May 2021 servicewide exam.

Jan. 21, 2022

Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)

All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 004/2announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 Feb 2022. There is a spreadsheet available on PPC's Advancement CG Portal site that you can sort by unit or SPO for your convenience.

Jan. 19, 2022

Enlisted Reserve Advancement Announcement

All Coast Guard Reserve (ALCGRSV) message 003/22 announces reserve enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 February 2022.​

Jan. 18, 2022

Enlisted members: SWE FAQ

Here are the key things you need to know about preparing for the SWE, plus answers to frequent questions.

Jan. 18, 2022

ALCGENL 003/22: May 2022 Service-Wide Examination (SWE) Competition

This message announces the May 2022 SWE competition for all Ratings, except MU. IAW, Ref A, the Coast Guard has moved to a single, annual examination for all active duty enlisted members competing for advancement to pay grades E5 - E8. Commanding Officers (CO) must ensure dissemination of this ALCGENL to all active duty enlisted members in their AOR. Members planning to compete in the SWE shall be aware of the requirements and guidelines contained in this ALCGENL. Failure to do so is not justification for a waiver to compete in the SWE.

Jan. 13, 2022

Servicewide Examination (SWE) Guide

The Servicewide Examination (SWE) Guide provides detailed descriptions on how a SWE works along with what processes and procedures are required to be followed by members and their commands to ensure a successful SWE cycle.

Jan. 12, 2022

2022 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Announcement

ALCGENL message 002/22​ announces the 2022 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP), which will convene to recommend eligible active duty Senior Chief Petty Officers (SCPOs) for advancement to Master Chief Petty Officer for all ratings, except MU. COs and OICs must ensure dissemination of the message to all active duty SCPOs within their commands. SCPOs must be aware of the eligibility requirements outlined in the message and its references.

Jan. 5, 2022

November 2021 Servicewide Exam Advancement Eligibility List Posted

The November 2021 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available via the CGPortal.

Jan. 3, 2022

BM2 Active Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility List Posted

The advancement eligibility list for active duty BM2 supplemental advancements has been updated