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Servicewide Examination (SWE)

 

The Servicewide Examination (SWE) Guide (Updated 2024) 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.

Background: Many procedures must be followed to make a service wide cycle successful. Below is a general overview of the sequence of events that must occur. For details and specific dates of these events, refer to The Servicewide Exam Guide.

STEP ACTION
1. Member meets advancement eligibility requirements outlined the Enlisted Advancements and Evaluations Manual.
2. Commanding Officer recommends member for advancement on latest Employee Review.
3. Unit receives ALCGENL or ALCGPSC message announcing the upcoming SWE. Unit passes message info on EOCT and SWE waivers, timeline, and other important message data to members.
4. PPC posts PDE to Direct Access. Corrections to PDE are initiated by member and completed by unit and SPO.
5. Member follows up to ensure that PDE corrections are reflected in Direct-Access prior to PDE Correction Deadline Date.
6. Unit notifies PPC via message of any waiver requests, changes to Exam Board OPFAC and changes of eligibility status of members prior to PDE Correction Deadline Date.
7. PPC (adv) sends SWE tests and instructions to the SWE Officer of the exam board unit.
8. SWE Officer notifies PPC (adv) of any missing or incorrect exams.
9. SWE Officer administers SWE and follows pre and post-test handling procedures provided in administrator's booklet.
10. PPC (adv) scans test answer sheets and uploads scores to Direct-Access for inclusion into members final multiple scores.
11. PPC (adv) ensures Profile Letters containing exam score, and final multiple scores are posted in DA.
12. CGPSC (epm) or (rpm) releases the Advancement Eligibility List and cutoffs.
13. CGPSC (epm) or (rpm) releases monthly Advancement Announcement Messages with the names of members authorized to promote on the first day of the upcoming month.
14. PPC (adv) completes advancements in the pay and personnel system and completes and forwards CPO Certificates to E7's and above.

 

IMPORTANT: All SWE Officers should read this handbook in its entirety prior to each service wide exam cycle. This handbook contains specific instructions on receipt, administration, and post exam procedures. 

Servicewide Exam Officers Handbook

Leadership and Management School (LAMS) Completion Deadline for Servicewide Exam Participation Waiver Process Guidance

Completion of a Leadership and Management School (LAMS) Course is required for advancement to first class petty officer. Occasionally individuals incur complexities or extenuating circumstances when attempting to obtain a LAMS class quota, which are beyond the members’ control. LAMS completion deadline waivers are available to allow for certain provisions where individuals are unable to complete LAMS prior to the Servicewide Examination Eligibility Date (SED). PPC (ADV) has created a process guide which provides reference to policy, procedures and information on submitting Leadership and Management School (LAMS) completion deadline waivers to PPC.

SWE ADVANCEMENT ELIGIBILITY LISTS
All of the latest SWE advancement eligibility list information and resources can be found by visiting the PSC-EPM 1 SharePoint Portal Page for Advancements (CAC Required). 
PPC Advancements also provides current/historical SWE advancement eligibility list information for Active Duty and Reserve. These can be found by visiting the PPC Advancements SharePoint Portal Page (CAC Required).

Helpful Information Guides

Advancements and Service Validation News
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Nov. 8, 2023

2023 MCAP & MAY SWE REVISED CUTS

The REVISED cuts for 2023 MCAP and May 2023 SWE have been approved and are available Advancements

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Nov. 1, 2023

Active-Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists

The Active-Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists for November 2023 (reflects requests

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Oct. 30, 2023

ALCGPSC 137/23 RESERVE MASTER CHIEF ADVANCEMENT PANEL RESULTS

ALCGPSC 137/23SUBJ: 2023 RESERVE MASTER CHIEF ADVANCEMENT PANEL RESULTSA. Enlistments, Evaluations,

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Oct. 20, 2023

ALCGRSV 062/23 ENLISTED RESERVE ADVANCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT (ERAA) NO. 11-23

UNCLASALCGRSV 062/23SUBJ: ENLISTED RESERVE ADVANCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT (ERAA) NO. 11-23A. Enlistments,

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Oct. 13, 2023

ALCOAST 270/23 - 2023 RESERVE MASTER CHIEF ADVANCEMENT PANEL FINAL ELIGIBILITY LIST

This message serves as the final eligibility list for the 2023 Reserve Master Chief Advancement Panel (RMCAP) which was announced in Ref A. All Senior Chief Petty Officers (SCPOs) identified below are candidates for the 2023 RMCAP and should review this message and Refs A thru E in their entirety. Commanding Officers (COs), Officers-In-Charge (OICs) and Senior Reserve Officers (SROs) must ensure all members within their command are aware of their candidacy.

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Oct. 3, 2023

Eligibility Lists for Reserve Supplemental Advancements Posted

The advancement eligibility lists for Reserve supplemental advancements have been updated to reflect

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Oct. 3, 2023

Active-Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists Posted

The Active-Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility Lists for October 2023 (reflects requests

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Sept. 25, 2023

ALCOAST 344/23 EASING ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS - SUSPENSION OF REGULAR ENLISTED EVALUATION REPORTS (EER) FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL IN PAYGRADES E1 THRU E3

In alignment with continuous efforts to reduce administrative requirements across the Service, Regular EERs for Active-duty and reserve enlisted personnel in paygrades E1-E3 are no longer required.

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Sept. 18, 2023

ALCGENL ENLISTED PERSONNEL ADVANCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT (EPAA) NO. 10-23

The following personnel may be advanced to the rating/paygrade indicated effective 01 October 2023 provided the requirements of Refs A through C are met:

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Sept. 18, 2023

ALCGRSV 055/23 ENLISTED RESERVE ADVANCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT (ERAA) NO. 10-23

SUBJ: ENLISTED RESERVE ADVANCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT (ERAA) NO. 10-23