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B. Performance, Training, and Education Manual M1500.10 (series)
C. Active Duty Enlisted Postgraduate and Advanced Education Process
Guide for Assignment Year 2022
D. Guidance and Eligibility Criteria for Enlisted Personnel Boards and Panels,
PSCINST 1401.2
1. This message announces the application process for Postgraduate and Advanced
Education (PG/Adv Ed) programs offered by the Coast Guard to eligible 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, unit
Personnel and Administration (P&A) Yeoman, servicing SPO, and CG PSC-BOPS-MR
to correct 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 2022 or 2023 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 2022 or 2023 rotation date
in Direct Access prior to the Panel convening will be eligible.
   b. Members currently enrolled in or who have already attended a CG sponsored
PG/Adv Ed program 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 eligibility 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:
   a. CG PSC EI-PDR;
   b. Applicant's My Panel Submission and comments;
   c. Command endorsement/comments;
   d. Official education and standardized test data from Direct Access;
   e. Employee Summary Sheet (ESS);
   f. Tour completion date and assignment history data.
Separate communications to the Panel other than E-Panel submission are not
permitted, including letters of recommendation. Ref D further discusses all
information available to the Panel for review.
5. CG PSC 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 digitally signed e-mail
6. Waivers. Applicants who do not meet all of the eligibility requirements must
submit a waiver request in the form of a Coast Guard memorandum using the
template provided on the CG PSC-EPM-1 portal page.  See Ref C for further
7. 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.
8. 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
Refs B and C for further information on obligated service and delayed enrollment.
9. Assignment. Members selected during the AY22 PG/Adv Ed season will be assigned
to Duty Under Instruction (DUINS) in 2022.
10. Results. Primary and alternate selections will be announced via ALCGENL message
after the PG/Adv Ed Panel concludes.
11. Applications. Ref C outlines the application process and is available on the
CG PSC-EPM-1 Panel website:  Do not use the
“PCS e-Resumes” link when applying to PG/Adv Ed programs, instead use the “My
Panel” submission link in Direct Access.
12. Deadline. E-Panel submission for all PG/Adv Ed programs is 31 July 2021. 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 in the Command endorsement.
   c. Waiver submission, if applicable.
   d. Test scores. Most programs require recent standardized test scores to compete
for selection. Applicants must proactively schedule testing to ensure that final
results are submitted prior to panel convening dates. Standardized test are valid
up to 5 years. Contact your unit ESO for details.
   e. Completed degree, if applicable. (Note: Guidelines for updating education
in your record are contained in Ref C).
   f. 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.
13. Application Receipt. CG PSC-EPM-1 will post a spreadsheet on the CG PSC-EPM-1
CG Portal at after the deadline listing members
that successfully applied by the application deadline of 31 July 2021. All
applicants are encouraged to verify their name appears on the correct roster.
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 CG PSC-EPM-1 immediately.
14. POCs.
a. PG/Adv Ed Coordinator: LCDR Michelle Rice, 202-795-6594.
b. PG/Adv Ed Manager: Ms. Ada Harris at or (202) 795-6563.
15. Questions.  E-mail CG PSC-EPM-1 via
Ensure the PG/Adv Ed program is in the subject line.
16. 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 2022:
17. CAPT J. A. Carter, Chief, Enlisted Personnel Management Division,
CG Personnel Service Center, sends.
18. Internet release authorized.