Petty Officer 3rd Class Killian Whitmore, a gunner's mate with Boston's Maritime Safety and Security Team, displays his 2nd Class collar devices prior to his advancement. Whitmore was advanced to Petty Officer 2nd Class on Sept. 1, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

New requirements for enlisted advancements: leadership development continuum courses

Are you planning on taking the May servicewide? Are you looking to advance in the next few years? If so, make sure you are aware of a new requirement for enlisted leadership development continuum courses. The change will require enlisted member’s to meet new criteria at specific points in their career. Currently, the changes only apply to active-duty service members.

Participation needed, Revisions coming to EPME requirements

“As the principal ones impacted by any change to the EPME system, polling our current enlisted workforce is an absolutely critical step in improving the process,” said Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell. “I look forward to seeing the results of the survey and the direction those results take us.”