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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
Feb. 2, 2021
Changes to Rated Sea Time for Advancement to DC, EM, ET, and MK Ratings
ALCOAST ACN 012/21 announces updates to Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements, COMDTINST M1000.2 (series) regarding rated sea time for advancement in DC, EM, ET, and MK ratings. The new requirements are:
a. E-6 – DC, EM, ET, MK – 12 months in designated rating in any paygrade.
b. E-7 – DC, EM, ET, MK – 36 months in designated rating in any paygrade.
The new sea duty requirements will go into effect for the May 2023 SWE.
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.