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Operation Innovation: CG_Ideas@Work 101
Sept. 24, 2020

CG_Ideas@Work is not just an icon on your Coast Guard standard workstation, it’s a tool to empower the Coast Guard workforce through the exchange of information. The site facilitates the Commandant’s call to lower barriers to innovation, strengthen service innovation initiatives, and accelerate the process of moving the best ideas to service-wide implementation.

Deck Plate Leader of the Week: Master Chief Petty Officer Eric Best
Sept. 23, 2020

Our Deck Plate Leader of the Week is Master Chief Petty Officer Eric Best, officer in charge (OIC) of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ridley!

CG updates meritorious advancement program
Sept. 22, 2020

If you work hard enough, you might have the opportunity to skip the service wide exam and still advance to the next pay grade. The Coast Guard has updated the Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) providing members new opportunities to be recognized and advanced in the process.

Credentialing your Coast Guard experience
Sept. 22, 2020

The Coast Guard is paying you to prepare for your next job.

Members planning to transition into a civilian job after serving, or simply looking to broaden professional opportunities, are in luck. Your experience in the Coast Guard has given you training and skills that you can put to work for you outside of the service. 

Coast Guard Announces Outlook to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
Sept. 18, 2020

Do you know how the seafood you eat is caught? It’s possible the fish you buy came from an illegal fishing haul. It’s estimated that one in five fish in an industry with a sales value of over $400 billion are brought to market through unlawful methods. Fishing communities subject to the standards that promote good governance of resources are disadvantaged when illegally caught fish enter the market.   

The Commandant has announced a plan to combat the multi-billion dollar international black market in fishing, pursuing new efforts and international partnerships to combat economically and environmentally unsustainable fishing practices.

Enlisted Career Resources


For information on recent advancements check Enlisted Personnel Advancement Announcements (EPAA).

Advancement Process Summary (CAC Required)
Yearly Advancement Cycle (CAC Required)
E-2 to E-3 Advancement Guide.pdf (CAC Required)
Supplemental and Striker Advancement Lists (CAC Required)

Please send all documents or inquiries to: HQS-SMB-CGPSC-EPM-1-Advancements@uscg.mil


Servicewide Exam

For information on upcoming SWE check Servicewide Exam (SWE) Announcement and Cutoffs.
Servicewide Exam Guide
Servicewide Exam Portal Site
Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements, COMDTINST M1000.2 (series) (CAC Required)

PPC (ADV) is the single POC for all SWE inquiries. email at: PPC-DG-CustomerCare@uscg.mil 

EPM-2 Roadshow Calendar

EPM-2 Portal Page

Assignment Officers

LT Charles Collins

LT Rachel Kent

LCDR Liezl Nicholas

AET, AMT, AST, IS, OS, DV, Special Assignments
LT William Stewart

ET, MST Women Afloat, Non-Rates
LT Kim Jenish

The following are special assignment programs or units that have special assignments. Please be aware application requirements vary by program.

Special Assignments Portal Page

Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL)
CG Cyber
CG Investigative Service (CGIS)
CG Academy Company Chief
Enlisted Marine Inspector Training Program
Equal Opportunity Advisor (EOA)
Leadership Development Center (LDC)
Special Missions Training Center
Company Commander
Training Resource Support
Honor Guard
Sergeants Major Academy

E-mail: HQS-SMB-PSC-EPM-2-SpecialAssignments@uscg.mil


Make sure your PDR is updated on a regular basis and prior to any panels.

PSC-EPM - Separations​

 Military Separations, COMDTINST M1000.4

Please send all extension requests to HQS-SMB-CGPSC-EPM-1-Career-Retentions@USCG.mil

PSC-EPM Portal Page (CAC Required)

"A" School Rate Requirements (CAC Required)

"A" School Request Form (CAC Required)

ETQC Portal Page (CAC Required) - "A" School Current Status