united states coast guard

R 24 MAR 20
ALCGPSC 039/20
A. Officer Accessions, Evaluations, and Promotions, COMDTINST 
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 section 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 1 of Ref A or Section 8.A. 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 
4. As per Para 3 of Ref D, 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 his or her 
5. The following promotions are authorized:
NAME                               LIST   DOR           UNIT     SPO
To Rear Admiral (Upper Half):
Kelly, James M.                    IDPL   01 Apr 2020   007808   042822
To Rear Admiral (Lower Half):
Lafferty, Miriam L.                IDPL   01 Apr 2020   038196   042030
To Lieutenant Commander:
Church, Justin D.                  ADPL   01 Apr 2020   005017   038079
Richter, Kyle T.                   ADPL   01 Apr 2020   000657   041675
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 the promotion. 
7. For ceremonial purposes, a promotion certificate template can be 
printed from the CG Portal at
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 Claricia Gautier at and provide your new mailing address. 
8. It is no longer necessary to submit a ticket to update rank or job 
title on CGOne. Please utilize the self-service option at or see the “How to Change your RANK” 
self-help tech-tip at
9. 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 A for details. Promotion OERs are required for promotion to 
Captain only if more than 182 days have elapsed since their previous 
OER submission.
10. The following is a six-month estimate of pending promotions. It is 
based on currently available information from the applicable selection 
board ALCGPSC and is subject to change. The estimates are given using 
the selection numbers from the applicable selection board ALCGPSC.
        MAY       JUNE       JULY       AUG       SEP     OCT
ADPL   CLEAR      CLEAR      1-37      38-42     43-49    50-67
IDPL   CLEAR      CLEAR      1-3       0         0        4-6
ADPL   CLEAR      CLEAR      1-77      78-92     93-116   117-157
IDPL   CLEAR      CLEAR      1-24      25-26     27-28    29-32
ADPL   232-236    237-259    1-97      98-121    122-156  157-213
IDPL   0          57-60      1-9       10-17     18-25    26-33
11. 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 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 up to our controlled grade 
authorization 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.
12. POC for Reserve Officers is LCDR Erin Bennett, PSC (RPM-1) (202) 
795-6525. POC for Regular Officers is LT Sara Pepin, PSC (OPM-1E) (202) 
13. Released by: CAPT G. T. Prestidge, Commander, CG Personnel Service 
Center. The Service Center for Our Most Important Resource – Our 
14. Internet release is authorized.