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U.S. Coast Guard
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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
The November 2019 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available on PPC's (ADV) CGPortal page (CAC enabled, logon required) or via this link:
https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/ppc/Enlisted%20Advancement%20Lists/Nov2019SWElist.pdf (CAC enabled, logon required)
The November 2019 SWE Advancement Eligibility List does not include EMPLIDs, but please remind members not to publish the list on internet or social media sites.
Revised Advancement Cutoffs
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.
All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 178/20 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 October 2020.
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 059/20 announces reserve enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 October 2020.
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 2/25/2019 10:17:37 AM
Sept. 2, 2020
COVID-19: Temporary Suspension of Advancement Requirements for Leadership Courses
Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development (CWOPD) Course, COMDTINST 1500.1A, is updated to temporarily suspend paragraph 10.a. which requires all newly commissioned CWOs to attend and complete the CWOPD course within the first 18 months of commission. Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements COMDTINST M1000.2C, is updated to temporarily suspend paragraph 6.a.(2)(c) which requires all E-6 members to attend the CPOACAD prior to advancement to E-7.
Aug. 28, 2020
Sea Duty for Advancement - Not the Same as Sea Time for Points
The sea/surf duty time for advancement and points are both calculated based on Direct-Access data entry (e.g., PCS report / depart dates, Surfman competencies, and Career Sea Pay start / stop dates). However, different rules apply as to when the "clock stops" with regard to periods of TDY away from the CSP eligible vessel.
Aug. 14, 2020
Master Chief Advancement Panel Announcement - UPDATE 3
ALCGENL message 159/20 announces an update to the seven-year lookback wind for the Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP). The 2020 MCAP will convene on 24 August 2020. Therefore, all Electronically Imaged – Personnel Data Record documents and Enlisted Evaluation Reports with a date of 24 August 2013 to 24 August 2020 will be available for review.
Visit the MCAP CG Portal page for more information.
Aug. 6, 2020
Master Chief Advancement Panel Announcement - Update 2
All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 154/20 announces an update to the Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP). All Senior Chief Petty Officers (SCPOs) shall review this message and its references.
July 27, 2020
November 2020 Servicewide Examination (SWE) Announcement Message
All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 143/20 announces the November 2020 SWE competition for all ratings, except MU, for advancement to pay grades E-5 through E-8. Commanding Officers (CO) must ensure dissemination of this message to all active duty enlisted members in their AOR. Members planning to participate in the SWE need to be aware of these requirements, as well as their responsibility to confirm they are met.
July 7, 2020
Access to Military Records During Boards and Panel Season
The PY21 Selection Board season is now underway and the Military Records Section has seen a significant increase in requests for document uploads and copies of member’s Electronically Imaged – Personal Data Records (EI-PDRs) or Official Military Personnel File (OMPF).
Enlisted Rating Advancement Training System Update
This message promulgates updated advancement policy and procedures related to the Enlisted Ratings Advancement Training System (ERATS) and provides updates to the Occupational Analysis (OA) schedule.
July 6, 2020
PPC Customer / SPO Newsletter
The June edition of the PPC Customer / SPO Newsletter is now available.
June 4, 2020
October 2020 Reserve Servicewide Exam (RSWE) Announcement
ALCGRSV message 026/20 announces the OCT 2020 RSWE competition for pay grades E-5 through E-9. A member’s failure to receive, review and follow the guidelines of this message will not justify a waiver of these requirements. Commanding Officers shall ensure dissemination of this message to all Reserve enlisted members in their AOR.
May 26, 2020
Fall 2020 SWE Frequently Asked Questions
This is additional detailed guidance for the upcoming Fall 2020 SWE cycles for both the Reserve and Active Servicewide Exams. This information is provided as an addendum to the COVID FAQs. Please check back frequently for changes to FAQs during this rapidly changing period.