united states coast guard

21 JUN 2024

ALCGRSV 031/24
A. Servicewide Examination (SWE) Guide
B. Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements, COMDTINST M1000.2 (series)
C. Reserve Policy Manual, COMDTINST M1001.28 (series)
D. Performance, Training, and Education Manual, COMDTINST 1500.10 (series)
E. Reserve Duty Status and Participation, COMDTINST 1001.2 (series)
1. Summary. This message announces the OCT 2024 RSWE competition for pay
grades E-5 through E-8. Commanding Officers shall ensure dissemination of
this message to all Reserve enlisted members in their AOR. A member’s
failure to receive, review, and follow the guidelines of this message will
not justify a waiver of these requirements. Units, SWE Officers, Education
Services Officers, and affected members shall familiarize themselves with
the contents of this message and REFs A through E. Additional information
regarding the RSWE, to include REF A, SWE Guide, may be found on the
Pay & Personnel Center’s (PPC) Advancement pages listed below:
   A. SharePoint:
   B. Internet:
2. Schedule. The RSWE will be administered on Saturday morning, 26 October
2024. Active duty members (if otherwise eligible) released from active duty
who affiliate with the Ready or Standby Reserve (active status) NLT
1 September 2024 may participate in this RSWE cycle upon request. Members
affiliating after the RSWE Eligibility Date (SED) of 1 July 2024 but prior
to 1 September 2024 must submit a Personnel Data Extract (PDE) correction
request via a PPC trouble ticket to participate.
3. Waivers. The following waivers are authorized for the 2024 RSWE.
   A. RSWE Waivers. The October 2024 RSWE is waived for: BM1, BM2, CS2, IS2,
IV2, ME2, MST2, PA1, PA2, SK2, and YN2. These rates will continue to be
administered as supplemental advancement lists.
   B. Requests for waivers of advancement requirements or completion deadlines
must be sent prior to the 1 September 2024 PDE correction deadline. Failure
by a candidate, supervisor, or supporting command to fulfill their
responsibilities is not justification for a PDE correction deadline waiver.
Using the template in REF A, send waiver requests by e-mail to and include member’s CO/XO in the CC line of
the e-mail.
   C. LAMS. For advancement to E-6, completion of Leadership and Management
School (LAMS) Course prior to SED is suspended. The requirement to complete
LAMS prior to the SED for advancement to E-6 is expected to resume for the
October 2025 RSWE.
4. Candidate Responsibilities.
   A. The online PDE must show a status of “ELIGIBLE” to receive an exam.
Candidates who participated in the previous year’s RSWE shall not assume
eligibility on the upcoming RSWE. The PDE for the upcoming RSWE must be
verified. The candidate is solely responsible for their PDE data. Report
any incorrect PDE data to the unit’s servicing Personnel & Administration
(P&A) entity. After reporting incorrect data, the candidate MUST follow up
to ensure PDE corrections were made by verifying the updated online PDE
prior to the 1 September 2024 PDE correction deadline. If the online PDE
has not been corrected, the candidate shall submit a help ticket prior to
1 September 2024 to Failure to report and
verify online PDE corrections may result in a “NOT ELIGIBLE” PDE status for
RSWE or loss of points in the final multiple. PDEs will be posted online in
Direct Access (DA) under the Self-Service section in July 2024.
   B. Enlisted Rating Advancement Training System (ERATS). The primary source
for all Rating Performance Qualifications (RPQ) and Enlisted Professional
Military Education (EPME) Enlisted Performance Qualifications (EPQ)
standards is the ERATS SharePoint page:
   C. Entering Competencies in DA: Completion of RPQ and EPME EPQ shall be
entered directly into DA. The RPQ/EPQ Competency Entry Guide, found on the
ERATS SharePoint site noted above, should be used to accurately record
competency completion in Direct Access by the appropriate P&A entity. Even
if there are no RPQ Standards for a specific pay grade, the competency code
must be entered in DA for the RSWE. Units are authorized to enter
competencies directly into DA after verifying core competencies are
certified complete. The Commanding Officer or Reviewer shall verify a
candidate has completed the EPQs and RPQs and authorize entry into DA by
the unit’s P&A entity. The rating competency code must appear in the
member’s DA competency record to receive an “Eligible” PDE. Commands may
enter backdated competency codes into DA during the PDE correction period
up until the 1 September 2024 PDE correction deadline date. It is strongly
recommended the competency code be entered prior to the SED to reduce the
need for PDE corrections. Commands shall notify PPC (ADV) via email at if members receive an “Eligible” PDE but have
not completed eligibility requirements by the SED to prevent an exam from
being shipped.
5. Command Responsibilities.
   A. Command responsibilities are detailed in Chapter 3.A.4.b and fully
amplified throughout Chapter 3 of REF B.
      (1) The most common reason for member ineligibility is a missing Enlisted
Evaluation Report (EER). Per Chapter 3.A.7 of REF B, each candidate must
have a current EER with CO’s recommendation.
         (a) The EER must be dated after 1 July 2023 and NLT 1 July 2024. If an EER
was not completed due to reasons listed in Chapter 4.C.1.b(4) of REF B,
commands shall complete a “SWE-EER” with an effective date after 1 July
2023 and NLT 1 July 2024. SWE-EERs must be submitted NLT the 1 September
2024 PDE correction deadline date. SWE-EERs cannot be submitted to change a
CO's recommendation.
         (b) If the CO wishes to change an advancement recommendation, the command
must submit a CO’s Recommendation Change (CORC) EER in accordance with
Chapter 4.D.3.i of REF B. Changes of the CO’s recommendation must be dated
after 1 July 2023 and NLT 1 July 2024 and must be received NLT the
1 September 2024 PDE correction deadline.
         (c) Per paragraph 4.C of this message, verify the most current RPQs and
EPQs have been signed off NLT 1 July 2024. Following completion of RPQs and
EPQs, they MUST be entered and certified in DA with a certification date of
1 July 2024 or earlier to qualify the member for the RSWE. Commanding
Officers are responsible for ensuring EPQs and RPQs have been completed on
or before the 1 July 2024 SED. The ERATS SharePoint site, noted in
paragraph 4.B of this message, contains the latest version of all EPQ and
RPQ standards.
         (d) 31 August 2024: Last day to request early mailing of RSWEs by units
away from homeport on continuous deployment from early September to the
RSWE date.
         (e) 1 September 2024: Last day to change CO's recommendation on EER from
“Not Recommended” or “Not Ready” to "Recommended.” Note: “CORC EER” must
be dated NLT 1 July 2024.
         (f) 1 September 2024: Last day to request exam board OPFAC change.
         (g) 1 September 2024: Last day to request waivers of advancement
requirements or completion deadlines.
         (h) 2 November 2024: Last day to request substitute RSWEs.
6. P&A Responsibilities.
A. 1 September 2024: Last day to complete changes in DA for PDE corrections.
7. PPC Responsibilities.
   A. CG PPC (ADV)
      (1) July 2024: Post PDEs in DA.
      (2) August 2024: Early mailing of RSWEs to deployed units.
      (3) September 2024: Mail RSWEs to exam boards.
      (4) December 2024: Compute final multiple.
      (5) December 2024: Post profile letters in DA.
8. CG Personnel Services Center (PSC) Responsibilities.
   A. December 2024: CG PSC Reserve Personnel Management (RPM) publish RSWE
Advancement Eligibility List.
9. Miscellaneous.
   A. All candidates may use non-programmable calculators in accordance with
the “SWE Officer Handbook.” Additional information regarding items that may
be used by BM/OS candidates are also included within the SWE Officer
Handbook which can be found on CG PPC (ADV)’s SharePoint site noted in
paragraph 1.A of this message.
   B. EERs in current pay grade will be used to compute the marks multiple
within the date ranges listed in 3.A.7.b of REF B.
   C. The Point Start Date (PSD) shown on the PDE will be computed IAW
Chapter 3.A.17.c of REF B and used to determine award points.
10. PPC (ADV) is the single POC for all RSWE inquiries. They can be reached
by e-mail at Waiver requests must be sent by
email prior to scheduled deadlines to:
(include CO or XO on CC line).
11. POC for this message is LT Corinthia T. Cortez who may be contacted via
e-mail at
12. CAPT T. E. Fryar, Chief, CG PSC-RPM, sends.
13. Internet release authorized.