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Advancements, Service Validation and Personnel Data Corrections (ADV)
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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
About ADV Branch
Enlisted Advancements (Links to Advancement Announcements, Advancement Lists & Advancement Requirements)
Fall 2020 SWE Frequently Asked Questions
Leadership and Management School (LAMS) Completion Deadline for Servicewide Exam Participation Waiver Process Guidance
Statements of Creditable Service
Transcripts of Sea Service (TOSS)
Estimated Earnings During Military Service
ADV Branch Functions: Under the general direction and supervision of the Chief, Customer Service Division, the Chief, Advancements Branch shall:
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
July 1, 2021
November 2020 Servicewide Exam Revised Cutoffs Announced
ALCGENL message 102/21 provides revised cutoffs for participants of the November 2020 servicewide exam
2020 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Revised Cutoffs
2020 MASTER CHIEF ADVANCEMENT PANEL (MCAP) REVISED CUTOFFS
June 24, 2021
2021 Master Chief Advancement Panel Results Update 1
Commander, CG Personnel Service Center (CG PSC) approved the final report for the 2021 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) convened on 10 May 2021. See ALCGPSC 0575/21 for the updated list.
June 21, 2021
May 2021 Servicewide Exam Advancement Eligibility List
The May 2021 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available on PPC's (ADV) CGPortal page or via this link: https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/ppc/Enlisted%20Advancement%20Lists/2021/May21SWEList.pdf
June 11, 2021
New Edition of the BAH/Housing Worksheet, CG-2025
The BAH/Housing Worksheet, CG-2025, has been revised. The issue with digital signatures and locking fields is resolved.
June 4, 2021
October 2021 Reserve Servicewide Exam (RSWE) Announcement
ALCOAST 210/21 provides guidance for units and Servicing Personnel Offices (SPOs) on common issues and questions identified during the Release from Active Duty (RELAD) process for reservists recalled to active duty under USC Sec. 12302 or USC Sec. 12301(d) (contingency Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS)). For purposes of entitlements and benefits, COVID-19 response is considered a contingency operation.
June 3, 2021
November 2020 SWE Advancement Eligibility List Revised
Per ALCGENL 075/21, the revised November 2020 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available on PPC's (ADV) CGPortal page (CAC enabled, logon required).
May 28, 2021
1-SWE coming soon
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 .
May 27, 2021
One-Servicewide Exam (1-SWE), Flag Voice 548
Please see RADM Nunan's attached Flag Voice regarding One-Servicewide Exam (1-SWE)
May 26, 2021
How to open the DD-2656 and other advanced PDF forms on a CG standard workstation.
Many people will try opening a PDF form and find that they get an error that says "Please wait." This is not a problem with the form but has to do with the set-up of your computer's browser as the default for opening Adobe Acrobat forms. Many computers use the browser's built-in PDF viewer as the default for opening Adobe forms, but the browser's viewer cannot handle the macros built into the form. The simple solution to this problem is to save the form to your computer and then open the form by starting Acrobat Reader DC (from the start menu) and use it to open the form from its saved location. This should open the form in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC rather than your browser, allowing full functionality.