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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

Jan. 26, 2021

Enlisted Rating Advancement Training System Update

​ACN 009/21 promulgates updated advancement policy and procedures related to the Enlisted Ratings Advancement Training System (ERATS) and provides updates to the Occupational Analysis (OA) schedule.

Jan. 21, 2021

Next Master Chief Advancement Panel convenes May 10

The 2021 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) will convene May 10 at Coast Guard headquarters. The panel will recommend eligible active duty senior chief petty officers (SCPOs) for advancement to master chief petty officer for all ratings, except the musician rating.

Jan. 19, 2021

November 2020 SWE Advancement Eligibility List Revised

Per ALCGENL 009/21, the revised November 2020 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available on PPC's (ADV) CGPortal page (CAC enabled, logon required).

Jan. 11, 2021

ALCGENL 003/21 May 2021 Service Wide Examination (SWE) Competition

​ALCGENL 003/21 May 2021 Servicewide Examination (SWE) Competition, announces the May 2021 SWE competition for all ratings except for BM2 and MU. for advancement to pay grades E-5 to E-8.

Dec. 16, 2020

May 2021 Servicewide Examination (SWE) Enlisted Professional Military Education (EPME) Testing Update

The SWE Process Improvement Team recommended establishing a bank of EPME questions to assist the enlisted workforce in preparing for SWE competitions.

Dec. 11, 2020

October 2020 Reserve Servicewide Exam Advancement Eligibility List

The October 2020 Reserve Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available via the CGPortal.

Nov. 6, 2020

2020 Master Chief Advancement Panel Results

ALCGPSC message 129/20​​ is the final report for the 2020 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP)​ convened on 24 August 2020. The report provides the names of the Senior Chiefs, listed by rate and in order of merit, who are recommended and eligible for advancement to Master Chief.

Nov. 4, 2020

Yeoman in the Spotlight: Chief Petty Officer Richard DePascale

Our Deckplate Leader of the week Chief Petty Officer Richard DePascale, the Admin Chief of U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May!

Nov. 3, 2020

PPC Customer/SPO Newsletter October 2020

The latest issue of the PPC Customer / SPO Newsletter is now available.

Nov. 3, 2020

Providing Guidance for Enlisted Advancement

Enlisted members now have a headquarters branch dedicated to help them with advancement and assignments and to support their professional growth.