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Commentary | Jan. 15, 2021

February enlisted personnel advancement announcement 

By MyCG Staff

The following members may be advanced to the rating/paygrade provided they meet the requirements outlined in the Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements, COMDTINST M1000.2 (series), the COMCOGARD FORCECOM Norfolk, Virginia, ACN 012/20, and the Coast Guard Weight and Body Fat Standards Program Manual, COMDTINST M1020.8 (series).

Rank    Name                       
AMT2    Brandon Powell                       
AMT2    Zachary Campbell           
AMT2    Richard Lawser                   
AMT2    Christopher Bates

BM1    Jacob Lovell                   
BM1    Robert Luder                   
BM1    Jonathan Wakeley           
BM1    Lauralee Twombly           
BM1    Cory Stepien                   
BM1    Christopher Geiser           
BM1    Sydney Adams
BM1    Jeremy Broussard           

BM2    Ander Padgett
BM2    Paul Kremsner
BM2    Blake Garcia
BM2    Logan Venero
BM2    Tyler Berardo
BM2    Tyler Neyhart
BM2    Jacob Hubbard
BM2    Julian Mcclain
BM2    Tyler Knebel
BM2    Devin Blais
BM2    Manuel Roche

CSCS    Brian Rowton               

CSC    Jason White               

ET1    Mason Cambridge
ET1    Nathan Melnik
ET1    Jarett Smith
ET1    Brett Barker               
ET1    Erik Birmingham               

MKCS    Richard Woodruff           
MKCS    David Moyer               

MK2    Adam Mullen        
MK2    Nolan Young    
MK2    Phillip Patton    
MK2    Rand Willette    

MST2    Jayna Brunetti           

MUC    Joseph D'Aleo    

OSC    Joshua Ferrari    

OS1    Vera Trail

OS2    Dejvis Levanaku    
OS2    Reilly Taggart
OS2    Cordell Sylve

SKCM    Leanna Evans

SKCS    David Knapp

SK2    Noah Eddins
SK2    Madeline Mckinney
SK2    Christopher Rowlinson    
SK2    Alex Shilling
SK2    Joshua Richardson
SK2    Blake Haslauer    
SK2    James Carr

You must have your commanding officer's recommendation for advancement (Ready) for the period from recommendation to advancement. In addition, E-7, E-8, and E-9 candidates must not have an unsatisfactory conduct mark on an enlisted evaluation for 24 months prior to the terminal eligibility date. Members failing to maintain the CO's recommendation (Ready) for this period shall be invalidated from the Servicewide Exam in which they participated. Members who have been invalidated must be recommended and qualify again through a new SWE competition.

Commanding officers will determine if advancement eligibility requirements for the authorized grade have been met. Per the COMCOGARD FORCECOM Norfolk. Virginia, ACN 012/20, specific changes and instructions for EPQs and RPQs are now captured in a semi-annual memo approved by FORCECOM Training Division here. If appropriate, a CO will withhold or cancel the advancement of ineligible personnel per Article 3.A.21, 3.A.27.f or 4.D.3 of the Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements, COMDTINST M1000.2 (series) manual. When advancement is to be withheld or cancelled, the CO shall advise PPC (ADV) by e-mail via AOIX at CMD-SMB-CG-PPC with CG PSC as information addressee at CMD-SMB-CG-PSC. Please note C2OIX does not transfer to AOIX. See CG PSC-EPM Portal site at for additional guidance.

Per ALCOAST 326/20 the COVID-19: Temporary Suspension of Advancement Requirements for Leadership Courses, the requirement for all E-6 members to attend the Chief Petty Officer Academy (CPOACAD) prior to advancement to chief petty officer is temporarily suspended. Members must attend CPOACAD prior to advancement to senior chief petty officer. Members must have successfully completed the Senior Enlisted Leadership Course (SELC) prior to advancement to master chief petty officer. COMDT (CG-128) is the Program Manager for the enlisted leadership continuum and the single point of contact for all requests for CPOACAD and SELC waivers from advancement policy.

Per Article 3.A.10 of the Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements, COMDTINST M1000.2(series), personnel in certain ratings must meet security clearance requirements for advancement.

Commanding Officers shall ensure personnel advancing to pay grades E-7 thru E-9 obligate required service prior to advancement per Article 3.A.21.c., of the Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements, COMDTINST M1000.2 (series).

The rank order number for each individual identified for advancement in the EPAA is no longer indicated. The original rank order number may be found at the Pay and Personnel Center (PPC) Coast Guard Portal site but is subject to change. This EPAA, to include unit designations, will be available on PPC's Portal site.

Upon approved advancement, members are authorized to change their rank as it appears in the Global Address List (GAL) from the Self Service portal. This can be done as a standard user without requiring admin-privileges, does not require a call to CGFIXIT, and does not require a CGFIXIT Ticket. See this self-help tech-tip for more information.