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My Coast Guard
Commentary | March 12, 2021

April enlisted 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 Manual, 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).

AETC Cameron Jones
AETC Mark Newkirk

AET2 Tanner Burcher

BM2 Rory Sheehan
BM2 Nelson Gaspard
BM2 Monika Giardina
BM2 Brendan Mcmahon
BM2 Thomas Morrissey
BM2 Joseph Wescoat
BM2 Cody Mckinney

CSC David Steeves

ET1 Luis Reynoso
ET1 John Meenan
ET1 Erick Kelley
ET1 Curtis Dahl

ISC Karen Henderson
ISC Bridget Paul

MEC Javier Serrano

MKCS Rebecca Newell

MSTC Wesley Savage

MST1 Joshua Thorne
MST1 Evan Krentar

MST2 Jason Leser
MST2 Eleanor Mundale
MST2 James Wixted
MST2 Allie Bizzell
MST2 Kyle Ford
MST2 Franklin Santiago

OS1 Brady Dible
OS1 John Moore
OS1 Brian Bowman
OS1 Brittney Lucci
OS1 Austin Ross
OS1 Steven Scott 

OS2 Spencer Smeets
OS2 William Omeara
OS2 Kevin Velazquez Colon
OS2 Mariah Sewell

SK2 Kainoa Branco
SK2 Emanuel Gonzalez
SK2 Norwood Jackson

YN1 Jalil Russell
YN1 Crystal Walker
YN1 Luis Cordon
YN1 Daniel Lopez

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 (SWE) 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 Manual, COMDTINST M1000.2 (series). 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 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 Manual, 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 Manual, 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.

Congratulations to all those advancing!  


  • Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements, COMDTINST M1000.2(series) manual
  • COMCOGARD FORCECOM Norfolk. Virginia, ACN 012/20
  • Global Address List (GAL) from the Self Service portal
  • COVID-19: Temporary Suspension of Advancement Requirements for Leadership Courses ALCOAST 326/20