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U.S. Coast Guard
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ALCGENL 220/19 announces the implementation of the Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) for advancement to E-9. The MCAP will convene annually, beginning in 2020, to select eligible active duty Senior Chief Petty Officers for advancement to Master Chief Petty Officer.
Additional details, including how to request your EI-PDR, FAQs, and reference material, are available on the CG PSC-EPM-1 Master Chief Advancement Panel Portal page.
27 NOV 19
SUBJ: MASTER CHIEF ADVANCEMENT PANEL ANNOUNCEMENT
A. COMCOGARD Washington DC 01 Jun 18/ALCOAST 214/18
B. Leadership Development Framework, COMDTINST M5351.3
C. Military Personnel Data Records (PDR) System, COMDTINST M1080.10(series)
D. Commandant's Guidance to AY20 Enlisted Selection Boards and Panels
E. Enlisted, Evaluations, and Advancements COMDTINST M1000.2(series)
1. This message announces the implementation of the Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) for
advancement to E-9. The MCAP will convene annually, beginning in 2020, to select eligible active duty
Senior Chief Petty Officers for advancement to Master Chief Petty Officer. The MCAP was established to
be in concert with the Commandant’s Guiding Principles, detailed in Ref A. This new advancement panel
will serve as a talent management tool that will strengthen the senior enlisted corps by incorporating
qualitative information found in a member’s record, with a focus on professionalism, leadership, and
2. This panel replaces the E-9 Servicewide Exam. All members who have completed eligibility
requirements for advancement to E-9 will be reviewed by the panel, regardless of intention to compete
a. Current eligibility requirements, as outlined in Ref E, remain in effect and will be used by CG PSC-EPM
to determine eligibility.
b. All eligibility requirements must be completed by the Panel Eligibility Date (PED) of 1 February 2020.
c. Members will be able to verify their eligibility utilizing the Personal Data Extract (PDE) generated in
Direct Access in mid-February 2020.
d. Completion of the regularly scheduled active duty E8 EER end of marking period, last day of
November 2019 is mandatory. If by rare circumstance, where policy precluded the ability to be
evaluated in November 2019, (for E8s subject to 184 day rule policy) SVM'S shall be evaluated at the end
of marking period, last day of February 2020. SVM's who are Master Chief Advancement Panel Eligible
and who do not desire to compete, must be marked "Not Ready." In alignment with the Commandant's
Guiding Principles, the active duty end of marking period for the paygrade E8 enlisted evaluation report
(EER) commencing 2021 is annually in February.
3. It is essential that all Senior Chief Petty Officers review and update their personnel records (EI-PDR,
ESS, and EERs) in preparation for this advancement panel. You should request your Electronically
Imaged-Personnel Data Record (EI-PDR) as soon as possible to allow for ample correction time.
4. Additional details, including how to request your EI-PDR, FAQs, and reference material, are available
on the CG PSC-EPM-1 Master Chief Advancement Panel Portal site: http://cglink.uscg.mil/a8ea6c1.
5. CG PSC-EPM-1 POCs: CDR A. L. Kirksey (202) 795-6565, LT M. J. Rice (202) 795-6594, and YNC J. K.
Richter (202) 795-6560.
6. CAPT S. Matadobra, Chief, Enlisted Personnel Management Division, CG Personnel Service Center,
7. Internet release authorized.