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Tag: Servicewide Exam

June 9, 2022

October 2022 Reserve Servicewide Exam (RSWE) Announcement

The RSWE will be administered on Saturday morning, 22 October 2022. The October 2022 RSWE is waived for: BM1, BM2, CS2, IS2, IV2, ME2, MST2, PA1, PA2, SK2, and YN2. These rates will continue to be administered as a supplemental advancement list. For planning purposes, the BM1 RSWE may be implemented in 2023.

March 7, 2022

Servicewide Exam Points for Sea Duty - Unit Action Required for May 2022 SWE

​ALCOAST Commandant Note 016/22 announced a requirement for units to manually enter a servicewide exam incentive point in the Direct Access Honors and Awards module for eligible members.

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. 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.

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.  

Oct. 20, 2021

Policy Changes Supporting the Implementation of One Servicewide (1-SWE)

This ACN implements a single, annual Servicewide Exam (1-SWE) for active duty enlisted members competing for advancement to E5 and E6 beginning in May 2022 and provides clarification on evaluation, eligibility, and administration.

July 22, 2021

November 2021 Servicewide Examination (SWE) Announcement Message

All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 118/21 announces the November 2021 SWE competition for all ratings, except MU, for advancement to pay grades E-5 through E-6. The November 2021 SWE is waived for BM2 only, and is continued as a supplemental advancement list. Commanding Officers (CO) must ensure dissemination of this message to all active duty enlisted members in their AOR. Members planning to participate in the SWE need to be aware of these requirements, as well as their responsibility to confirm they are met.

May 28, 2021

1-SWE coming soon

The active duty enlisted workforce will soon see a change in how often junior petty officers compete for advancement. Beginning with the May 2022 servicewide exam (SWE), the Coast Guard will move to an annual examination, eliminating the November SWE, for all active duty enlisted members competing for advancement to E5 through E8, an effort known as the 1-SWE .

May 27, 2021

One-Servicewide Exam (1-SWE), Flag Voice 548

Please see RADM Nunan's attached Flag Voice regarding One-Servicewide Exam (1-SWE)

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.

June 16, 2017

Additional SWE Point for Company Commanders and OIC Qualified BM1s

Extra Point on the Servicewide Exam (SWE) final multiple for Recruit Company Commanders and OIC qualified BM1s.