Enlistments,Evaluations, andAdvancementsCOMDTINST M1000.2CJanuary 2020

CommandantUnited States Coast GuardUS Coast Guard Stop 79072703 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SEWashington, DC 20593-7907Staff Symbol: CG-1331Phone: (202) 475-5375Fax: (202) 475-5927Email: [email protected] M1000.2C31 JAN 2020COMMANDANT INSTRUCTION M1000.2CSubj:ENLISTMENTS, EVALUATIONS, AND ADVANCEMENTSRef:(a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)(g)(h)(i)Coast Guard Recruiting Manual, COMDTINST M1100.2 (series)Coast Guard Medical Manual, COMDTINST M6000.1 (series)Military Separations, COMDTINST M1000.4 (series)Personnel Security and Suitability Program, COMDTINST M5520.12 (series)Reserve Policy Manual, COMDTINST M1001.28 (series)Military Bonus Programs, COMDTINST M7220.2 (series)Military Personnel Data Records (PDR) System, COMDTINST M1080.10 (series)Personnel and Pay Procedures Manual, PPCINST M1000.2 (series)Coast Guard Weight and Body Fat Standards Program Manual, COMDTINST M1020.8(series)(j) Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8 (series)(k) Performance, Training, and Education Manual, COMDTINST M1500.10 (series)(l) Diving Program Manual, COMDTINST M3150.1 (series)(m) Coast Guard Pay Manual, COMDTINST M7220.29 (series)(n) Military Justice Manual, COMDTINST M5810.1 (series)(o) Management and Administration of Aviation Incentive Pays, COMDTINST 7220.39(series)(p) Uniform Regulations, COMDTINST M1020.6 (series)(q) Administrative Investigations Manual, COMDTINST M5830.1 (series)(r) Discipline and Conduct, COMDTINST M1600.2 (series)(s) Guidance and Eligibility Criteria for Enlisted Personnel Boards and Panels PSCINST1401.2 (series)1. PURPOSE. This Manual establishes Coast Guard policy and procedures concerning the enlistments,evaluations, and advancement for enlisted personnel.DISTRIBUTION – SDL No. 170abcdeA X XX XB X X X X XC X X X X XD X X X X XE X X X X XFGX X X XH X X X X XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXNON-STANDARD DISTRIBUTION:X

COMDTINST M1000.2C2. ACTION. All Coast Guard unit commanders, commanding officers, officers-in-charge,deputy/assistant commandants, and chiefs of headquarters staff elements must comply with theprovisions of this Manual. Internet release is authorized.3. DIRECTIVES AFFECTED. Enlisted Accessions, Evaluations, and Advancements, COMDTINSTM1000.2B, is hereby cancelled.4. DISCUSSION. Citation of the word ‘article’ as used in this Manual is in general terms of reference,e.g., to denote paragraph or section, and is not citing CFR, USC, UCMJ, etc except where so noted.5. DISCLAIMER. This guidance is not a substitute for applicable legal requirements, nor is it itself arule. It is intended to provide operational guidance for Coast Guard personnel and is not intendednor does it impose legally-binding requirements on any party outside the Coast Guard.6. ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECT AND IMPACT CONSIDERATIONS.a. The development of this Manual and the general policies contained within it have beenthoroughly reviewed by the originating office in conjunction with the Office of EnvironmentalManagement, Commandant (CG-47). This Manual is categorically excluded under currentDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS) categorical exclusion (CATEX) A3 from furtherenvironmental analysis in accordance with "Implementation of the National EnvironmentalPolicy Act (NEPA), DHS Instruction Manual 023-01-001-01 (series).b. This Manual will not have any of the following: significant cumulative impacts on the humanenvironment; substantial controversy or substantial change to existing environmentalconditions; or inconsistencies with any Federal, State, or local laws or administrativedeterminations relating to the environment. All future specific actions resulting from the generalpolicy in this Manual must be individually evaluated for compliance with the NationalEnvironmental Policy Act (NEPA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Coast GuardNEPA policy, and compliance with all other applicable environmental mandates.7. DISTRIBUTION. No paper distribution will be made of this Manual. An electronic version will belocated on the following Commandant (CG-612) web sites. Internet: and ives/SitePages/Home.aspx2

COMDTINST M1000.2C8. RECORDS MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS. This Manual has been evaluated for potentialrecords management impacts. The development of this Manual has been thoroughly reviewed duringthe directives clearance process, and it has been determined there are no further records schedulingrequirements, in accordance with Federal Records Act, 44 U.S.C. 3101 et seq., National Archives andRecords Administration (NARA) requirements, and the Information and Life Cycle ManagementManual, COMDTINST M5212.12 (series). This policy does not have any significant or substantialchange to existing records management requirements.9. FORMS/REPORTS. The forms referenced in this Commandant Instruction Manual are available inUSCG Electronic Forms on the Standard Workstation or on the nformation-Management-CG-61/Forms-Management/.10. REQUESTS FOR CHANGES. Units and individuals may recommend changes via their chain ofcommand using the Coast Guard memorandum to: HQ[email protected]. M. NUNAN /s/Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast GuardAssistant Commandant for Human Resources3




COMDTINST M1000.2CTABLE OF CONTENTSCHAPTER 1 ACTIVE DUTY AND RESERVE ENLISTED MEMBERS . 1-1Definition of Reenlistment . 1-11. Reserve . 1-12. Active Duty . 1-1Periods of Enlistment and Reenlistment . 1-11. Active Duty Reenlistment . 1-12. Discharge from Active Duty Coast Guard . 1-13. Reserve Reenlistment. 1-1Rate Authorization on Enlistment and Reenlistment . 1-11. Active Duty Reenlistment on Day Following Discharge . 1-22. Active Duty Reenlistment Not on Day after Discharge. 1-23. Reserve Enlistment . 1-24. Reserve Reenlistment. 1-2Physical Examination for Enlistment and Reenlistment . 1-21. Active Duty Reenlistment Within 24 Hours . 1-22. Transition to Reserve Within 24 Hours After Discharge or RELAD . 1-23. Reenlistment After 24 Hours . 1-3Eligibility for Reenlistment and/or Extension . 1-31. Commanding Officer Recommendation . 1-32. Eligibility Criteria . 1-43. Additional Requirements for Reserve Members. 1-54. Members Not Eligible for Reenlistment . 1-65. Indefinite Reenlistments . 1-66. Continuous Service . 1-77. Enlisted Members Serving as Officers . 1-88. Authority to Effect Reenlistment . 1-89. Authority to Refuse Reenlistment. 1-1010. Forms to Send to Commander, Coast Guard Personnel Service Center . 1-1011. Service and Health Records . 1-1112. Reenlistment Ceremony . 1-11Extensions of Active Duty and Reserve Enlisted Members . 1-121. Periods of Extensions of Enlistment . 1-122. Extension to Attend School or for Assignment to Duty Outside the United States . 1-143. Physical Examination for Extensions of Enlistments . 1-144. Executing Agreement to Extend Enlistment . 1-155. Operative Extension Date . 1-156. Canceling an Extension Agreement . 1-16Recall of Enlisted Reserve Members to Extended Active Duty . 1-17i

COMDTINST M1000.2C1. . 1-17Eligibility Requirements . 1-18Advancements . 1-18Extensions of Period of EAD. 1-18Integration into the Active Component. 1-19CHAPTER 2 PAY GRADES AND PRECEDENCE . 2-1Definitions. 2-11. Groups . 2-12. Ratings . 2-13. Rates . 2-14. Pay Grades and Titles . 2-15. Precedence . 2-2Manner of Addressing Enlisted Members . 2-21. Correspondence. 2-22. Personnel Records . 2-33. Awards and Certificates . 2-34. Oral Communication. 2-3CHAPTER 3 ENLISTED ADVANCEMENTS . 3-1Advancements, Reductions, and Changes in Rates and Status . 3-11. General . 3-12. Authority for Advancement from E-1 through E-4 . 3-13. Servicewide Competition . 3-24. Responsibilities . 3-65. Basic Eligibility and Advancement Requirements . 3-96. Additional Eligibility Requirements for Members Competing in E-7 & E-8Examinations. 3-107. Evaluation Marks . 3-138. Rating Performance Qualifications (RPQ) and Enlisted Professional MilitaryEducation (EPME) . 3-149. Required Service Courses . 3-1410. Citizenship or Security Clearance Requirements to Advance in Certain Ratings . 3-1511. Path of Advancement . 3-1812. Special Requirement for Certain Ratings . 3-2013. Circumstances Which May Render Members Ineligible for Advancement . 3-2214. High Year Tenure . 3-2415. Service Requirements and Determination of Service . 3-2416. Sea/Surf Duty for Advancement . 3-2917. Sea/Surf Duty and Award Points for Servicewide Examination Competition . 3-32ii

COMDTINST M1000.2C18. Sea/surf/award points earned while an officer will be credited along with priorenlisted points earned after the PSD . 3-3419. Verification of Eligibility. 3-3420. Requesting Personnel Data Record (PDR) Information . 3-3421. General Provisions for Advancement . 3-3522. Authority for Advancement in Rate. 3-3823. Advancement While Serving as a Temporary Commissioned Officer . 3-4024. Effective Date of Advancement . 3-4125. Designators . 3-4226. Authority for Change in Rating . 3-4427. Eligibility List for Advancement or Change in Rating to Pay Grades E-4 throughE-8 . 3-4528. Commanding Officer’s Action on Receipt of Eligibility Lists . 3-4729. Advancement After Reduction . 3-4730. Personnel Data Record Entries . 3-4931. Master, Senior, Chief, and Petty Officer Certificates . 3-4932. Reduction in Rate. 3-5033. Frocking of Enlisted Members. 3-5534. Frocking Enlisted Members to Chief Warrant Officer . 3-56Administering Servicewide Examinations. 3-561. Candidates in Transit on Examination Date . 3-562. Substitute Examinations. 3-573. Receipt, Handling, and Accountability of Examinations. 3-584. Local Examining Boards. 3-595. Administration of Examinations . 3-616. SWE Profile Letters . 3-61Striker Program . 3-611. Discussion . 3-612. General . 3-613. Placement or Removal on a Striker Eligibility List . 3-62CHAPTER 4 ENLISTED EVALUATION SYSTEM (EES) . 4-1Overview . 4-11. Purpose. 4-12. Applicability . 4-13. Definitions. 4-1Roles and Responsibilities . 4-31. Commandant (CG-133) . 4-32. Commander (CG PSC) . 4-43. The Unit . 4-44. The Evaluee . 4-5iii

COMDTINST M1000.2C5. The Rating Chain . 4-6Occasion for Reports. 4-91. Regular Enlisted Evaluation Reports . 4-92. Unscheduled Enlisted Evaluation Reports . 4-11Enlisted Evaluation Report Guidance . 4-161. General . 4-162. Required Comments. 4-183. The Advancement Recommendation . 4-194. An Unsatisfactory Conduct Mark . 4-21Waiving and Changing Enlisted Evaluation Report Marks . 4-231. Waiving Enlisted Evaluation Report . 4-232. Changing Enlisted Evaluation Report Marks . 4-23Appeals . 4-241. General . 4-242. Responsibilities . 4-25CHAPTER 5 ENLISTED ADVANCEMENT PANEL . 5-1Master Chief Advancement Panel Overview . 5-1Roles and Responsibilities . 5-11. Commander (CG-133) . 5-12. Commander (CG PSC) . 5-1Eligibility Criteria . 5-11. Panel Eligibility Date . 5-12. Eligibility and Advancement Requirements . 5-13. Evaluation Marks . 5-24. MCAP Enlisted Evaluation Report . 5-3Member’s Responsibilities. 5-3Guidance to the Panel . 5-31. General . 5-3Panel Makeup. 5-4Information Considered by the Panel . 5-41. Matters of Record . 5-42. Additional Information . 5-4Communications with the Panel . 5-5Removal from Panel Consideration . 5-51. Removal from Review . 5-52. Disqualifying Criteria . 5-53. Recommended for Non-Advancement . 5-5Panel Report . 5-61. Report . 5-62. The Report will include . 5-6iv

COMDTINST M1000.2CAdvancement Eligibility List . 5-61. Master Chief Advancement Eligibility List . 5-72. Cutoff Points . 5-73. Advancement Announcement . 5-74. Obligated Service . 5-75. Effective Period of Eligibility List . 5-76. Career Counseling. 5-77. Removal from Eligibility List . 5-78. Withholding of Advancement . 5-8v


COMDTINST M1000.2CACTIVE DUTY AND RESERVE ENLISTED MEMBERSDefinition of Reenlistment.1. Reserve.a. The enlistment of any person who has previously served in the Coast Guard Reservewill be considered a reenlistment.b. The enlistment of any person into the Coast Guard Reserve who has not previouslyserved in the Coast Guard Reserve will be considered an original enlistment, eventhough they may have previous service in the active Coast Guard. This includesthose members who are discharged from the active duty Coast Guard and enlistwithin 24 hours in the Coast Guard Reserve.2. Active Duty.a. The enlistment of any person who previously served in the active duty Coast Guardwill be considered a reenlistment.b. The enlistment of Coast Guard Reserve members who are serving on extended activeduty and who have served on extended active duty of 12 months or more will beconsidered a reenlistment.Periods of Enlistment and Reenlistment. The following Articles define the terms ofenlistment and reenlistment for active duty and reserve members.1. Active Duty Reenlistment. Reenlistments must be for periods of three, four, five, or sixyears.2. Discharge from Active Duty Coast Guard. The immediate enlistment in the Coast GuardReserve of a member who is being discharged from the active duty Coast Guard will befor two, three, four, five, six, or eight years. If enlisted more than 24 hours afterdischarge, the provisions of Reference (a), Coast Guard Recruiting Manual,COMDTINST M1100.2 (series), apply.3. Reserve Reenlistment. The reenlistment of a Coast Guard Selected Reserve (SELRES)member, or an Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) member on active duty orders orapproved to drill for points within 24 hours following the day of discharge, at the unit ordistrict to which last assigned, will be for periods of two, three, four, five, six, or eightyears at the option of the member concerned.Rate Authorization on Enlistment and Reenlistment.1-1

COMDTINST M1000.2C1. Active Duty Reenlistment on Day Following Discharge. Members reenlisting on the dayfollowing their discharge will be reenlisted in the rate held on the date of discharge.2. Active Duty Reenlistment Not on Day after Discharge. Reenlistments in the Coast Guardlater than 24 hours after discharge must be processed at a Coast Guard recruiting office.Members reenlisting within three months of their discharge date will be reenlisted in therate held on the date of discharge. Members reenlisting more than three months aftertheir discharge date will be reenlisted in accordance with Reference (a), Coast GuardRecruiting Manual, COMDTINST M1100.2 (series) or if applicable, other governingpolicies (e.g., Temporary Separation Policy, Open Rate List).3. Reserve Enlistment. Enlistment in the Coast Guard Reserve within 24 hours afterdischarge from active duty, at the same unit, will be in the same rate previously held inthe active duty Coast Guard, providing the member meets the eligibility requirements ofArticle 1.E. of this Manual. Enlistments in the Coast Guard Reserve later than 24 hoursafter discharge must be processed at a Coast Guard recruiting office. Members enlistingmore than three months after discharge from active duty will be enlisted in accordancewith Reference (a), Coast Guard Recruiting Manual, COMDTINST M1100.2 (series) orif applicable, other governing policies (e.g., Temporary Separation Policy, Open RateList).4. Reserve Reenlistment Coast Guard SELRES members, or Individual Ready Reserve(IRR) members on active duty orders or approved for drill points, reenlisting within 24hours at the same unit or district from which discharged reenlist in the rate held on thedate of discharge. Coast Guard reservists reenlisting after 24 hours following dischargemust be processed at a Coast Gua

Feb 06, 2020 · (a) Coast Guard Recruiting Manual, COMDTINST M1100.2 (series) (b) Coast Guard Medical Manual, COMDTINST M6000.1 (series) (c) Military Separations, COMDTINST M1000.4 (series) (d) Personnel Security and Suitability Program, COMDTINST M5520.12 (series) (e) Reserve Po