united states coast guard

R 162001Z SEP 21

ALCGENL 152/21
A. Military Separations, COMDTINST M1000.4 (series)
1. This ALCGENL provides a timeline and amplifying guidance for the 2022 SECB. 
Similar to High Year Tenure (HYT), the title denotes the year in which the
non-continued members must retire.  For the 2022 SECB, active duty enlisted
members in paygrades E-7 to E-9 shall become candidates for SECB when they have
greater than or equal to 20 years, but less than 21 years of active military
service, and greater than or equal to 25 years, but less than 26 years of active
military service, on 31 December 2021.
2. SECB candidate criteria can be found in Ref (a).
3. The Time in Service (TIS) definition for active duty enlisted members
identified as 2022 SECB candidates is based on all military service reflected in
their Active Duty Base Date (ADBD) in Direct Access.  If a member believes their
ADBD is incorrect, they should request a Statement of Creditable Service (SOCS)
through their unit admin office and immediately notify CG PSC-EPM-1 of any
corrections.  More information regarding the SOCS process may be found at:
4. The initial list of 2022 SECB candidates is posted on the CG PSC-EPM-1 CG
PORTAL page: 
By 4 October 2021, commands shall notify CG PSC-EPM-1 of any 2022 SECB candidates
incorrectly identified on the initial candidate list.
a. CG PSC-EPM serves as the sole authority for exempting members from SECB.  No
member will be deemed exempt from SECB until commands receive confirmation from
CG PSC-EPM-1 that an exemption request is approved.
b. Please send all inquiries to CG PSC-EPM-1 at the following e-mail address:
5. 2022 SECB timeline:
a. 4 October 2021: Deadline for commands to notify CG PSC-EPM-1 of any 2022 SECB
candidates incorrectly identified on the initial candidate list.
b. 19 October 2021: SECB held.
c. OOA 8-11 November 2021: Candidates selected for non-continuation will be
notified of results via an e-mailed memo response thru their respective command.
d. OOA 12 November: CG PSC-EPM-1 publishes SECB statistics on CG PSC-EPM-1 Portal
e. 1 October 2022: 2022 SECB candidates selected for non-continuation are retired
unless an earlier retirement date is approved by CG PSC-EPM.  Members will be
retired with the appropriate characterization of service in accordance with Ref (a).
6. It is the candidate’s responsibility and in their best interest to verify the
contents of their Electronically Imaged – Personnel Data Record (EI-PDR) and
professional information in Direct Access (e.g. awards, training history,
competencies, education, etc.).  Each candidate should work with their SPO or
admin office to ensure their record information is accurate and complete.  To
obtain a copy of your EI-PDR, please follow the direction on the following website:
7. SECB policy in Ref (a) does not allow candidates or commands to submit
statements to the board for consideration.  Furthermore, candidates selected for
non-continuation do not have the opportunity to appeal the decision of the SECB
approving authority, Commander, CG PSC.
8. SECB Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are located on the CG PSC-EPM-1 CG
Portal page: 
Questions not answered by the FAQs should be directed to the following
CG PSC-EPM-1 e-mail address: HQS-SMB-CGPSC-EPM-1-SECB(at)  Please allow
up to five business days for a response.
9. CG PSC-EPM-1 POCs: CDR E. B. Samms, (202)795-6565, LCDR M. J. Rice,
(202)795-6594, and YNC J. A. Olmeda, (202)795-6568.
10. CAPT J. A. Carter, Chief, Enlisted Personnel Management Division, CG Personnel
Service Center, sends.
11. Internet release authorized.