united states coast guard

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ALCGENL 029/18
B. Performance, Training, and Education Manual M1500.10 (series)
C. Active Duty Enlisted Postgraduate and Advanced Education Process Guide
for Assignment Year 2019
1. This message announces the application process for Postgraduate and Advanced Education
(PG/Adv Ed) programs offered by the Coast Guard to qualified enlisted members IAW Ref A. 
2. In order to maintain fairness to all applicants in this highly competitive process,
the published requirements and deadlines will be rigorously enforced. Applicants bear
the responsibility for ensuring their application is submitted on time, complete,
and in compliance with applicable instructions and requirements. Applicants are
responsible for working with their command, SPO, and CG PSC-BOPS-MR to correct
any record errors or omissions. Applicants who fail to meet the established requirements
will not be considered by the selection Panels.
3. Minimum Eligibility Requirements.
a. Members who are tour complete in 2019 or 2020 are eligible to apply. Members who
believe they may be transferring early due to advancement should contact their
respective assignment officer. Only members who have a 2019 or 2020 rotation
date in Direct Access prior to the Panel convening will be eligible.
b. Members who are currently enrolled in or who have already attended a CG sponsored
PG/Adv Ed programs are not eligible to apply.
c. Targeted pay grade ranges for specific PG/Adv Ed will be identified in the
respective program solicitation message.
d. Additional requirements may be set forth in the respective program solicitation message.
e. Members recalled to active duty under Title 10, ADOS, or drilling reservists are
not eligible to apply.
4. Selection Panels are guided by the Panel precept and base decisions on information
in official personnel records. Panels will see the following information for each applicant:
b. Applicant's E-Panel submission comments
c. Command endorsement comments
d. Education and test data from Direct Access
e. Employee Summary Sheet (ESS) from CGBI
f. Personal Awards
g. Employee Review Summary data from Direct Access
h. Weight compliance data from Direct Access Separate communications to the
Panel other than E-Panel submission are not permitted, including letters of recommendation.
5. EI-PDR review. Applicants should ensure their EI-PDR is complete and accurate
(e.g. CG-4082, CG-3307s, awards, and academic transcripts). Members can request a
copy of their official record by submitting a signed CG memo via e-mail to
6. ESS review. Members are also encouraged to review their ESS in CGBI. The ESS provides
a consolidated view of their information as it appears in Direct Access. This serves as a
means for every Coast Guard member to review their personal data and to ensure the information
in Direct Access is updated and accurate.
7. Obligated Service. IAW with Ref B, PG/Adv Ed school graduates incur obligated service
and should expect to go immediately to program related assignments. See Ref B for further
information on obligated service and delayed enrollment.
8. Assignment. Members selected during the AY19 PG/Adv Ed season will be assigned to
Duty Under Instruction (DUINS) in 2019.
9. Results. Primary and alternate selections will be announced via ALCGENL message
after the PG/Adv Ed Panel is concluded.
10. Applications. Ref C outlines the application process and is available on the
CG PSC-EPM-1 Panel website:  Do not use PSC e-Resumes link when
applying to PG/Adv Ed programs, instead use the “My Panel” submission link in Direct Access.
11. Deadline. E-Panel submission for all PG/Adv Ed programs is 22 June 2018. The following
must be received by this deadline:
a. E-Panel submission. Comments should discuss why applicants are interested in the program.
Program solicitation messages may detail specific topics to discuss.
b. Command endorsement marked final. Program solicitation messages may detail
specific topics to discuss.
c. Test scores correctly entered in Direct Access.
d. Completed degree, if applicable. (Note: the guidelines are set forth by ETQC
for updating education in your record IAW with Ref C).
e. The Record of Professional Development (CG-4082) may be added to a member’s EI-PDR
and is an extremely helpful tool for communicating accomplishments and an incomplete
degree to a Panel. This form should not be used to capture routine Military Training
that is included on a member’s ESS.
12. Application Receipt. PSC-EPM-1 will post a spreadsheet on the PSC-EPM-1 CG Portal
at after the deadline listing members that
successfully applied by the application deadline of 22 June 2018. All applicants are
encouraged to verify their names appear on the correct roster for each program.
The roster is not an indication of waiver status determination, nor does it reflect the member
has satisfied the minimum eligibility requirements as outlined in Ref B or specific
program requirements. If members believe they submitted an application, but do not
appear on the spreadsheet they should contact PSC-EPM-1 immediately.
13. POCS.
a. PG/Adv Ed Coordinator: LT Nicholas Martin, 202-795-6594.
b. PG/Adv Ed Manager: Ms. Ada Harris, 202-795-6563.
14. Questions.  Email PSC-EPM-1 via
Ensure the PG/Adv Ed program is in the subject line.
15. Useful Websites.
a. CG PSC-BOPS EI-PDR information:
b. CG PPC guide to Direct Access:
c. Active Duty Enlisted Postgraduate and Advanced Education Process Guide for Assignment Year 2019:
6. CAPT C. E. Fosse, Chief Enlisted Personnel Management, CG Personnel Service Center, sends.
17. Internet release authorized.