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Commentary | Jan. 25, 2022

ALCGPSC 014/22: Officer promotion authorization listing (OPAL) 02-22

By Personnel Service Center

R 251404Z JAN 22
FM COMCOGARD PSC WASHINGTON DC
TO ALCGPSC
BT
UNCLAS
ALCGPSC 014/22
SUBJECT: OFFICER PROMOTION AUTHORIZATION LISTING (OPAL) 02-22

A. Officer Accessions, Evaluations, and Promotions, COMDTINST M1000.3 (series)
B. Reserve Policy Manual, COMDTINST M1001.28 (series)
C. Coast Guard Weight and Body Fat Standards Program Manual, COMDTINST M1020.8 (series)

1. Commanding Officers/Officers exercising administrative control may promote the personnel listed below, effective on the dates indicated.

2. Members are categorized by the promotion list on which they were selected. Prior to promotion, Commanding Officers must ensure compliance with Para 3.A.12 of Ref A for ADPL promotions to O-2 through O-6, Para 3.B.6 of Ref A for ADPL promotions to Chief Warrant Officer, and Para 7.A.10 of Ref B for IDPL promotions. Commanding Officers must also ensure compliance with the provisions of Ref C, unless an exemption has been granted. If promotion is delayed, Commanding Officers must notify PSC (OPM-1) or (RPM), PPC, and SPO prior to the authorized promotion date.

3. If a promotion is delayed under these provisions, further proceedings under Chapter 3 of Ref A or Chapter 7 of Ref B will depend upon the circumstances leading to the delay. When an officer whose promotion has been delayed subsequently meets the standards for promotion, Commanding Officers should contact PSC (OPM-1) or (RPM) and request authority to promote the officer. PSC (OPM-1) or (RPM) will authorize promotion with a date of rank at the time the officer would have been promoted had the promotion not been delayed. For IDPL officers, pay and allowances of the grade to which promoted are authorized from the effective date of the appointment, not the date of rank.

4. Acceptance of promotion obligates officers to serve two years time in grade (TIG) prior to voluntary retirement. The TIG requirement does not apply to an officer resigning their commission. 

5. The following promotions are authorized:
NAME                        LIST     DOR     UNIT
To Chief Warrant Officer 4:
Pratt, Daniel J.            ADPL 01Feb2022   D9 C4IT DIV (DT)
Schlaupitz, Brad M.         ADPL 01Feb2022   C5ISC MAINT & OBSLSCNC
Viel, Richard J.            ADPL 01Feb2022   BASE ALAM PUB WORKS
Kaczmar, Marin G.           ADPL 01Feb2022   C5ISC LONG RANGE COMMS
Haig, Steven W.             ADPL 01Feb2022   BASE BOS MWA DIV (NM)
Terry, Christopher L.       ADPL 01Feb2022   OL-SFLC-KEY WEST FL
Thomas, Asher A.            ADPL 01Feb2022   OL-CGIS CENT REG-CHI IL
Wong, Henry                 ADPL 01Feb2022   SEC GUAM INSPECTIONS
Bosworth, Keith E.          ADPL 01Feb2022   CGIS SOUTHEAST REGION

6. Pay and allowances of the grade to which promoted are authorized from date of rank specified. Pay increases will normally be included in payments for the first payday after the date of promotion.

7. For ceremonial purposes, a promotion certificate can be printed from the CG Portal at https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/psc/psc-opm/1/SitePages/Home.aspx. As a reminder, please ensure your mailing address is accurate in Direct Access. If you are transferring in the near future, please contact CWO Alex Acevedo at Alex.J.Acevedo@uscg.mil and provide your new mailing address.

8. Officers promoted to the grade of Commander or below during a reporting period must apply the submission criteria for the grade to which promoted to determine when their next OER is due. See Chapter 5.E of Ref B for details. Promotion OERs are required for promotion to Captain only if more than 182 days have elapsed since their previous OER submission.

9. The following is a six-month estimate of pending promotions. It is based on currently available PY21 information from the applicable selection board ALCGPSC and is subject to change.

  MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG
CAPT            
ADPL 0 0 82 83-89 TBD TBD
IDPL CLEARED CLEARED CLEARED CLEARED TBD TBD
CDR            
ADPL CLEARED CLEARED CLEARED CLEARED TBD TBD
IDPL CLEARED CLEARED CLEARED CLEARED TBD TBD
LCDR            
ADPL 326-327 328-337 338-343 CLEARED TBD TBD
ADPL 68 69 CLEARED CLEARED TBD TBD

 

10. LT promotions normally occur 30 months from the LTJG date of rank. LTJG promotions normally occur 18 months from the ENS date of rank. IAW 14 USC 3747, all IDPL officers will be promoted on the same date as their running mate. Law limits the number of LCDR and above promotions, and the number is authorized each year by the Commandant. Each controlled grade can only comprise a certain percentage of the total officer corps. Even if the Coast Guard has vacant billets in a controlled-grade, we can only promote officers until we reach our authorized cap. The authorized number of officers in each controlled grade is determined every year in May after the Academy class 
graduates and the Coast Guard officer corps is at its largest. Promotion numbers for controlled grades are significantly larger  during the summer months due to the higher number of officer  separations during these months.

11. POC for Reserve Officers is LCDR Erin Bennett, PSC (RPM-1) (202)795-6517. POC for Regular Officers is LT Sara Pepin, PSC (OPM-1E) (202) 795-6443.

12. Released by: RDML S. N. Gilreath, Commander, CG Personnel Service Center.
The Service Center for Our Most Important Resource, Our People.

13. Internet release is authorized.