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U.S. Coast Guard
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R 071921Z APR 21
FM COMCOGARD PSC WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ: UPDATE 1 - MAY 2021 SERVICEWIDE EXAMINATION (SWE) COMPETITION
A. COMCOGARD PSC WASHINGTON DC 11 JAN 21 ALCGENL 003/21
B. SWE Officer Handbook
C. Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements, COMDTINST M1000.2(series)
1. This message updates the schedule for the May 2021 Servicewide Examination
(SWE) competition promulgated in Reference A.
2. Due to COVID-19 safety considerations, this update provides Commanding
Officers (CO) additional flexibility in administering the May 2021 SWE.
All other requirements outlined in Reference A remain in effect.
a. AM and PM 04 MAY 2021 (Tuesday) SWE for ADV to E-5
b. AM and PM 05 MAY 2021 (Wednesday) SWE for ADV to E-6
c. AM 06 MAY 2021 (Thursday) SWE for ADV to E-7
d. PM 06 MAY 2021 (Thursday) SWE for ADV to E-8
4. COs shall review and adhere to the instructions listed in Reference B, the
SWE Officer Handbook. The SWE Officer Handbook is available at
5. If availability permits, larger commands should consider sending designated
SWE Officers to smaller units instead of bringing members into one centralized
location as authorized in Reference B.
6. A recently approved policy change to Reference C extends SWE administration
authority to E-8 Officers in Charge (OIC). As such, all E-9 and E-8 OICs shall
comply with the requirements of this ALCGENL, and those contained in References
A and B.
7. To protect the integrity of the SWE process, COs must ensure candidates are
directed to refrain from discussing, posting, or otherwise sharing the contents
of the SWE during the extended testing period. It is vital to the integrity of
the SWE process that information not be prematurely disclosed.
8. Candidates taking SWEs are advised that these tests are to be treated as FOR
OFFICIAL USE ONLY. Upon completion of this exam, candidates shall not discuss
the exam with other candidates who are scheduled to, but have not yet taken this
exam. For example, those candidates in another time zone or candidates scheduled
to take the exam or substitute exam at a later time or date. Following the exam,
candidates may discuss and make notes on topics they recollect from the exam to
aid them in future study for future exams. This information may be shared among
peers or study groups after all exams have been administered, however, it is
expressly prohibited from posting any SWE information online or otherwise
transmitting it via the Internet. This direction constitutes a lawful order
under Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
9. PPC (ADV) is the single POC for all SWE inquiries. They can be reached by
e-mail at PPC-DGCustomerCare@uscg.mil. For additional SWE information go to the
PPC (ADV) home page at https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/ppc/SitePages
10. CAPT J. A. Carter, Chief, Enlisted Personnel Management Division, CG
Personnel Service Center, sends.
11. Internet release authorized.