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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

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

July 1, 2021

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.