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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

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.

Sept. 28, 2020

Credentialing your Coast Guard experience

Members planning to transition into a civilian job after serving, or simply looking to broaden professional opportunities, are in luck. Your experience in the Coast Guard has given you training and skills that you can put to work for you outside of the service.

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.

July 7, 2020

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.

May 21, 2020

Meritorious Advancement of Enlisted Personnel

The Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) is a talent management program designed to recognize superior performance and exceptional adherence to our core values that, in an Advancement Authority’s judgment, clearly warrant advancement. MAP provides the process to advance Petty Officers without participation in the servicewide examination (SWE) competition. Meritorious advancement is limited to pay grades E-4 and E-5 to the next higher paygrade

March 3, 2020

Drilling for Points Only - Guidance and Clarification Released

All CG Reserve (ALCGRSV) message 011/20 provides guidance and clarification regarding drilling for reserve points only. Also visit PSC's website a memo template and more information. https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/PSC/Reserve-Personnel-Management-PSC-RPM/RPM-3/Individual-Ready-Reserve-IRR/Drill-for-Points-Only/

Feb. 28, 2020

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.

Dec. 13, 2019

November 2019 SWE Advancement Eligibility List Posted

The advancement eligibility list from the November 2019 servicewide exam is posted on CG Portal