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Jan. 21, 2022

2021 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Cutoffs

This message establishes the advancement cutoffs for the 2021 MCAP

Jan. 21, 2022

May 2021 Servicewide Exam Revised Cutoffs

ALCGENL 005/22 announces revised advancement cutoffs for participants of the May 2021 servicewide exam.

Jan. 21, 2022

Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)

All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 004/2announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 Feb 2022. There is a spreadsheet available on PPC's Advancement CG Portal site that you can sort by unit or SPO for your convenience.

Jan. 19, 2022

Enlisted Reserve Advancement Announcement

All Coast Guard Reserve (ALCGRSV) message 003/22 announces reserve enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 February 2022.​

Jan. 18, 2022

Enlisted members: SWE FAQ

Here are the key things you need to know about preparing for the SWE, plus answers to frequent questions.

Jan. 18, 2022

ALCGENL 003/22: May 2022 Service-Wide Examination (SWE) Competition

This message announces the May 2022 SWE competition for all Ratings, except MU. IAW, Ref A, the Coast Guard has moved to a single, annual examination for all active duty enlisted members competing for advancement to pay grades E5 - E8. Commanding Officers (CO) must ensure dissemination of this ALCGENL to all active duty enlisted members in their AOR. Members planning to compete in the SWE shall be aware of the requirements and guidelines contained in this ALCGENL. Failure to do so is not justification for a waiver to compete in the SWE.

Jan. 13, 2022

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.

Jan. 12, 2022

2022 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Announcement

ALCGENL message 002/22​ announces the 2022 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP), which will convene to recommend eligible active duty Senior Chief Petty Officers (SCPOs) for advancement to Master Chief Petty Officer for all ratings, except MU. COs and OICs must ensure dissemination of the message to all active duty SCPOs within their commands. SCPOs must be aware of the eligibility requirements outlined in the message and its references.

Jan. 5, 2022

November 2021 Servicewide Exam Advancement Eligibility List Posted

The November 2021 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available via the CGPortal.

Jan. 3, 2022

BM2 Active Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility List Posted

The advancement eligibility list for active duty BM2 supplemental advancements has been updated

Jan. 3, 2022

Reserve Supplemental Advancement Lists Updated

The advancement eligibility lists for reserve supplemental advancements have been updated

Dec. 28, 2021

Enlis​ted Rating Advancement Training System (ERATS) Winter 2022 Update​

​ACN 142/21 Enlis​ted Rating Advancement Training System (ERATS) Winter 2022 Update​announces updates to the advancement policy and procedures related to the Enlisted Ratings Advancement Training System (ERATS).

Dec. 28, 2021

Accessing and Activation of the Reserve Component

​ACN 145/21 promulgates the Accessing and Activation of the Reserve Component, COMDTINST M3061.2, manual.

Dec. 8, 2021

Servicewide Exam Point Increase Instituted for Cutter Crews 

Enlisted personnel serving on cutters will receive the most significant boost in Service Wide Exam (SWE) credits in almost 30 years under a new incentive program designed to help compensate for the hardships involved in sea duty.  

Dec. 8, 2021

How to Access Your Military Records as the Coast Guard Transitions to New Record Management System

As the Coast Guard transitions to the new system, you may experience a slight delay in receiving your official military personnel file (OMPF) as PSC military records staff prepares for training on the new system.