united states coast guard

R 21 JUL 20

ALCGOFF 118/20
A. PY21 Schedule of Officer Personnel Boards and Panels,
B. Officer Accessions, Evaluations, and Promotions,
COMDTINST M1000.3(series)
C. Guidance and Eligibility Criteria for Officer Personnel
Boards and Panels, PSCINST 1401.1(series)
1. The Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) to Lieutenant (LT)
Selection Board is scheduled to convene on 09 September
2020 in accordance with Ref A. The estimated number of
primary candidates for selection within each occupational
field is:
Aviation                        1     AVI
C4IT                            4     ELC/ISM/OSS
Engineering                     6     ENG/MAT
Finance                         2     F&S
Human Resources                 3     PERS
Intelligence                    1     ISS
Management                      0     INF
Medical                         2     MED
Operations Afloat               1     BOSN/WEPS
Operations Ashore – Prevention  2     MSSE/MSSD
Operations Ashore – Response    1     MLES/OSS/BOSN
2. Applications will not be accepted for occupational
fields that have zero accessions available. For these
occupational specialties, there is currently no Service
need but members are encouraged to review future
solicitation messages as opportunities change from year to
3. Applications will be considered from CWO4/CWO3 members,
or CWO2s who will be considered by the CWO3 Selection Board
in Oct 2020 (CWO2s with a date of rank (DOR) of 15 December
2017 or earlier). Appointments of CWO2s to LT are
contingent upon their selection for promotion to CWO3. All
applicants must be serving on ADPL and must have completed
at least 13 years but not more than 26 years of active duty
for retirement, computed to 30 June 2021. In addition, all
applicants, regardless of specialty, must possess normal
color perception. Waivers for color vision will not be
considered. Commands are responsible for verifying that
applicants are medically qualified. Waiver of eligibility
requirements will only be considered on a limited basis for
Service needs. Waiver requests should be sent via email to
POC listed in paragraph 15 with the subject line 'CWO TO LT
SELECTION BOARD.'  Waivers shall be submitted in basic
Coast Guard memorandum format.  The subject line of the
FOR (state type of waiver)’.Included in the waiver
memorandum shall be: current rank, full name, EMPLID,
specialty, current unit, date of rank (DOR), current active
duty time, rank prior to CWO, and time as enlisted member.
Waiver request shall be signed by the commanding officer.
Please note that you must submit a waiver each year you
apply if a waiver is still required. Submit waiver requests
to POC listed in paragraph 15.
4. To be eligible for CWO to LT in the C4IT field,
applicants in the OSS specialty must have served in a C4IT
unit or department as a CWO, typically developing skills
and experience in one or more of the following areas:
communications systems management, communications systems
design, communications systems maintenance, spectrum
management, radio frequency management, or information
systems security. All ELC and ISM applicants are
automatically qualified.
5. To be eligible for CWO to LT in the Engineering
occupational field, applicants must have successfully
completed at least one tour as Main Propulsion Assistant
(MPA) aboard a WAGB/WMSL/WHEC/WMEC, Engineering Petty
Officer (EPO) aboard a WLM, or Engineer Officer (EO) aboard
a WLB/WLM/WTGB since 1 June 2013. In addition, applicants
who have completed at least one tour in a civil engineering
related position to include a housing, facilities branch,
or public works division are encouraged to apply. Those
members who do not meet the above criteria, but have served
as a division chief aboard a WAGB/WMSL/WHEC/WMEC or
Engineering Petty Officer (EPO/E-7) aboard a cutter since 1
June 2013 may submit a waiver requesting consideration.
Waiver packages for the Engineering occupational field
should include a copy of enlisted performance evaluation
forms and any award citations received during the division
chief/EPO tour. Submit waiver requests to POC listed in
paragraph 15. In addition, application memos should
highlight pertinent afloat experience as an enlisted
member, because only the officer portion of the service
record is reviewed by the Board.
6. Rating chains and administrative reviewers should
expedite submission of OERs to ensure eligible officers
have up-to-date performance records on file before the
Board convenes.
7. Applications may only be made for the occupational field
which is related to the warrant officer specialty listed in
Article 2.A.2.b of Ref B. If the applicant is serving in a
warrant specialty related to more than one of the
occupational fields offered, that officer may request
consideration for more than one occupational field.
Officers applying for more than one occupational field
shall specify their desired order of preference (i.e.,
first and second choice).
8. Per Article 3.B.10.h of Ref B, candidates must apply by
memorandum to CG PSC (opm-1) via their immediate command.
No enclosures to the application are permitted. The
application/resume shall be submitted in basic Coast Guard
memorandum format (limited to a maximum of 2 pages, single-
sided, single-spaced, 12-point text with 1-inch margins).
The requirement for E-Resumes submission via Direct Access
outlined in Article 3.B.10.h of reference (b) is no longer
9. A Command endorsement is required and must address the
applicant's potential to perform successfully in the grade
of lieutenant and shall include a computation of the
applicant's total service computed to 30 June 2021.
10. Applications with endorsements should not be mailed.
Instead, commands shall submit signed packages as 1 PDF
(resume and endorsement) via e-mail to CG PSC (opm-1) at
the ARL-PF-CGPSC-OPM-1-BOARDS Global e-mail address with
the subject line 'CWO TO LT SELECTION BOARD'.
Electronically signed memos are authorized and preferred.
Applicants shall also ensure that all scanned documents are
clearly readable. All applications must be received by 24
August 2020. Late submissions will not be accepted.
11. CG PSC (opm-1) will contact candidates via e-mail
within one week to confirm the receipt of their
applications. Applicants who are not on the CG Global
Address List shall provide CG PSC (opm-1) with a valid e-
mail address in advance, as well as ensure that their
Direct Access contact information is current. CG PSC (opm-
1) will contact the applicants once the waiver board has
been completed to communicate the results. Applications for
occupational fields or specialties not solicited in this
message will be returned without action.
12. All officers being considered are highly encouraged to
take steps to review their official record. Directions on
how to obtain a copy of the Electronically Imaged-Personnel
Data Record (EI-PDR) are listed on the PSC (bops-mr)website
13. Officers are also encouraged to review the Commandant's
Guidance to Promotion Year 2021 Officer Selection Boards
and Panels. This document clearly sets forth the
Commandant's vision for selection to lieutenant. This
document is available at the following link:
14. Selectees will be offered appointments as temporary
officers. Upon acceptance of appointment, they will be
placed on the ADPL per the provisions of Art 2.A.2.b.(1) of
Ref B and incur three years of obligated service from the
date of appointment. Additionally, all selectees should
anticipate PCS transfer in AY21. Selectees for the
Engineering and Operations Afloat occupational fields
should expect to be assigned afloat.
15. Commands should bring the contents of this message to
the attention of all CWOs and encourage eligible candidates
to apply. POC is LCDR David Ratner at
16. CAPT M. T. Brown, Chief, CG PSC (opm), sends.
17. Internet release is authorized.