NEW YORK – Coast Guard Petty Officers, from left, Stephen Miller, Heather Clark, Paola Colon, Marc-Antoine Jean and Chief Petty Officer Hugo Gaytan, all of Coast Guard Sector New York, recite the oath of enlistment, as Vice Adm. Robert Parker, Commander of the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area, officiates the ceremony. The re-enlistment took place at the New York World Trade Center ceremonial platform, Thurs., May 26, 2011. The ceremony was part of New York Fleet Week, a week-long event in which mariners from around the world are celebrated in a series of maritime-oriented events. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas McKenzie


Q&A: New re-enlistment and extensions policy

The Coast Guard released new criteria for re-enlistments and extensions for enlisted members. In the second installment of this two-part series, we address some frequently asked questions from the workforce. The following questions and answers about the new re-enlistment policy are applicable to all enlisted members, both active duty and reserve, unless specifically stated otherwise.


NEW YORK – Coast Guard Petty Officers, from left, Stephen Miller, Heather Clark, Paola Colon, Marc-Antoine Jean and Chief Petty Officer Hugo Gaytan, all of Coast Guard Sector New York, recite the oath of enlistment, as Vice Adm. Robert Parker, Commander of the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area, officiates the ceremony. The re-enlistment took place at the New York World Trade Center ceremonial platform, Thurs., May 26, 2011. The ceremony was part of New York Fleet Week, a week-long event in which mariners from around the world are celebrated in a series of maritime-oriented events. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas McKenzie


Changes to re-enlistment and extensions on the way

Updated re-enlistment eligibility criteria are effective March 17. To accommodate the requirement to conduct a pre-discharge interview approximately six months prior to expiration of enlistment, members whose EOE is within six months of the March 17 effective date of Sept. 17 will not be screened against these updated re-enlistment criteria.