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Sept. 19, 2022
ETQC Training Advisory 010-22: FY23 CPO Academy Electronic Training Requests (ETRs)
This advisory provides procedures for requests to attend the CPO academy during fiscal year 2023. There will be no automatic slating in fiscal year 2023. ETRs (for the CPOA) submitted prior to 16 Sep 2022 have been deleted from Direct Access (DA).
ETQC Training Advisory 009-22, FY23 "C" School Schedule, ETR Submission Process, and Unit Responsibilities
Effective 15 Sep 2022, the complete FY23 “C” school schedule has been entered in Direct Access (DA). Available FY23 sessions are listed on the “Training” page of the Education and Training Quota Management Command (ETQC) Portal site by clicking on “C" School Course Schedule or Course Description Catalog. Unit Training Officers (UTOs) can submit electronic training requests (ETRs) for all FY23 course sessions listed in DA and should submit requests as soon as a training requirement is identified and the unit can accommodate the member attending.
Sept. 16, 2022
Registration for the Virtual Benefits Fair is Now Open!
The annual Virtual Benefits Fair will be available throughout the 2022 Federal Benefits Open Season. The Virtual Benefits Fair is an online health fair that houses 2023 plan information in a single location, enabling military families to browse exhibits, view, and download plan brochures, and connect with BENEFEDS and FEDVIP representatives via chat. Continued online...
Sept. 14, 2022
ETQC Training Advisory 008-22, Processing FY23 C School, A School and Accession Course TDY Orders
The successful implementation of practices discussed in reference (a), eliminated the challenges members were experiencing with Direct Access (DA) generated training administration system (TAS) orders. Due to this success, FORCECOM will continue the practice of permitting local units to manage the administration of FY23 "C" school TDY orders to include initiation of the authorization, funds certification, and AO approval. Maintaining uniformity in FORCECOM business processes, at the start of FY23, these instructions will also apply to both Accession (e.g. DCO, OCS, DEPOT) and “A” school TDY orders. These instructions do not apply to PCS orders to the subject schools.
July 8, 2022
ETQC Training Advisory 007-22 Processing "C" School Travel Orders and Vouchers for the Remainder of FY-2022
FORCECOM is continuing to experience multiple issues with Direct Access (DA) generated training administration system (TAS) orders. These issues have forced a change to the “C” school business processes for the remainder of FY22 to ensure students are able to travel without or with minimal manual intervention from SATO and the FC travel adjustment team. Current “C” school processes are unsustainable while ensuring timely obligation and vouchering. FORCECOM is sending the administration of orders to the local unit for initiation of the authorization, funds certification, and AO approval.
June 16, 2022
ETS Traveler/Arranger Basic Training Recording
Traveler/Arranger Basic - This training covers E2/ETS Overview, Getting Started – logging in for the first time, updating profile and basic navigation, Creating Travel Documents – Authorizations including reservations, and comparative trips, Vouchers and Local Travel Claims.
May 31, 2022
Orders for Courses of Instruction of Less Than 20 Weeks
This ALCOAST announces changes to Coast Guard Supplement to the Joint Travel Regulations (CGS-JTR), COMDTINST M4600.17B to further the Coast
Guard's commitment to providing stability for Coast Guard members and their families in support of a mission-ready total workforce. All members with dependents will be issued TDY orders for courses of instruction of less than 20 weeks, including to OCS and applicable class "A" and "C" schools.
Feb. 4, 2022
ETQC Training Advisory 005-22, Guidance for A and C School Travelers and Command Representatives
Direct Access (DA) Training Administration System (TAS) has been reactivated following the successful conversion of Financial Systems Modernization Solution (FSMS) accounting data for FY22 "A" & "C" School orders. Although the system is online, the interface between DA, FSMS, and ETS is experiencing unforeseen complications in the processing of "A" & "C" School orders.
Oct. 20, 2021
Coast Guard ASVAB Policy Changes (Flag Voice 563)
The Commandant recently approved several Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) policy changes aimed at addressing the challenge of recruiting and retaining a mission ready total workforce. These are the first major changes to the Coast Guard’s ASVAB policy since 2004.
Sept. 9, 2021
E-Gov Travel System (ETS) Training Schedule Updated.
The new travel system, E-Gov Travel System (ETS), implementation will begin on October 1, 2021. With such a significant transition, we are introducing a series of multiple two to four hour training sessions via virtual webinar sessions. These webinars will be available each week (including two Sunday sessions in October for Reservists) leading up to go-live, and will continue on a bi-weekly basis after go-live until the new calendar year.
Aug. 26, 2021
Video: E-Gov Travel System (ETS) Training Begins on August 31
Master Chief Petty Officer Patricia Pilkington talks about the new travel system E-Gov Travel System, or ETS, coming on board Oct 1, 2021. Pilkington talks about training that users can expect to undergo prior to the new system going live at the beginning of the new fiscal year.
March 24, 2020
Coast Guard Training (Including Class "A" and "C" School) Policy Updated
Select DoD Training Facilities and all CG Training Centers (TRACENs), with the exception of the Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA), remain open to conduct time-sensitive, mission-essential training. FORCECOM teams remain available to conduct other time-sensitive mission-essential readiness activities, including remote training options as requested by unit commanders.
Feb. 19, 2020
Procedures and Development’s – On Demand
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Nov. 19, 2018
Obligated Service Requirement to Attend Class "A" School
In order for a member to execute orders to Class A School they must have at least 24 months of service remaining on their enlistment upon graduation from Class A School. It is the responsibility of the member’s Personnel and Admin Office to ensure the member meets the 24 month obligated service requirement prior to executing orders to Class A School.