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New Servicewide Examination Process and Procedure Guide


PPC's Advancements, Evaluations, Service Validation and Personnel Data Corrections (ADV) branch is released a new 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.

The Servicewide Examination (SWE) Guide covers the following topics:

  • The SWE Process 
  • SWE Responsibilities 
  • Sequence of SWE Cycle Events 
  • PDE Description 
  • PDE Verification 
  • Profile Letter Description 
  • Profile Letter Verification 
  • SWE Waivers 
  • Change of CO’s Recommendation 
  • Substitute Exams 
  • SWE Officer Procedures