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ALCOAST 309/11 COMDTNOTE 1500 SUBJ: MISSION SUPPORT CAREER DEVELOPEMENT OPPORTUNITIES A.

COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 081455Z APR 11/ALCOAST 156/11 B. COMCOGARD PERSCOM ARLINGTON VA 151838Z MAR 11/ALCGPSC 038/11 C. U.S. COAST GUARD COMPETENCY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM MANUAL, COMDTINSTM5300.2 (SERIES) 1. THE FIRST SOLICITATION FOR THESE ADVANCED EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES DID NOT YIELD A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF APPLICANTS. OUR COAST GUARD MUST HAVE OFFICERS EDUCATED IN ENGINEERING DISCIPLINES AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP. I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE LEADERS TO ENGAGE POTENTIAL CANDIDATES ON ADVANCED EDUCATION AND ITS ROLE IN CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND PROVIDE APPLICATION GUIDANCE. OUR POSTGRADUATE AND ADVANCED TRAINING PROGRAMS OFFER CREDIBLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR MOTIVATED MEMBERS TO PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR SENIOR LEADERSHIP POSITIONS WITHIN THE MISSION SUPPORT COMMUNITY AND THROUGHOUT THE SERVICE. 2. TO ENSURE THAT ALL DESIRING MEMBERS HAVE THE TIME TO APPLY FOR THESE OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITIES, WE HAVE EXTENDED THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE PROGRAMS LISTED IN PARAGRAPHS A THRU K BELOW TO 08AUG11. OFFICERS WHO HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS IAW REF A, NEED NOT REAPPLY. A. ADVANCED COMPUTER, ENGINEERING, AND TECHNOLOGY - ACET B. AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING ADMINISTRATION - MSIA C. AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING - STRUCTURES D. CIVIL ENGINEERING E. CIVIL ENGINEERING - MBA F. CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (CWOS) G. COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTER, AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING H. CONTRACT MANAGEMENT (CWOS) I. INFORMATION ASSURANCE J. INFORMATION TE CHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT K. NAVAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 3. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS ARE PUBLISHED IN REF B. APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THEIR OFFICIAL STANDARDIZED TEST SCORE REPORT(S) ENTERED IN DIRECT ACCESS AND THEIR IMAGED PERSONNEL DATA RECORD (IPDR) BY THE NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE. 4. IF APPLICANTS WILL NOT HAVE THEIR OFFICIAL STANDARDIZED TEST SCORE REPORT IN DIRECT ACCESS AND THEIR IPDR BY THE APPLICATION DEADLINE, THEY MUST SUBMIT AN OFFICIAL STANDARDIZED TEST SCORE WAIVER REQUEST IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AY12 PG/ADV ED PROCESS GUIDE OUTLINED IN REF B. 5. FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING GENERAL PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION, CONTACT MS. MARY FUATA AT 202-475-5737, E-MAIL: MARY.K.FUATA(AT)USCG.MIL. THE POCS LISTED BELOW FOR EACH PROGRAM SHOULD BE CONTACTED REGARDING PROGRAM SPECIFIC INFORMATION. 6. ADVANCED EDUCATION PROGRAMS ARE DESCRIBED BELOW WITH ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION FROM THE SPONSORING DIRECTORATES. PREFERRED SCHOOLS ARE LISTED FOR EACH PROGRAM IN APPENDIX A OF THE ADVANCED EDUCATION PROGRAM GUIDE, AVAILABLE ON CGPORTAL UNDER THE TRAINING AND EDUCATION TAB, THEN EDUCATION, THEN ADVANCED EDUCATION PROGRAMS, UNDER DCMS-81 ADVANCED EDUCATION RESOURCES. A. ADVANCED COMPUTER, ENGINEERING, AND TECHNOLOGY (ACET) PROGRAM: AFFORDS CWOS (ELC, ISM, AVI) AND PRIOR ENLISTED ENS-LCDR(S) UP TO 24-MONTHS TO PURSUE AN ASSOCIATE/BACCALAUREATE DEGREE IN COMPUTER, COMMUNICATION, INFORMATION OR ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY/ENGI NEERING. SAT OR ACT SCORES ARE REQUIRED. PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE IS LCDR RICHARD POKROPSKI, COMDT (DCMS-81), AT 202-475-5751.

B. AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING ADMINISTRATION (MSIA): DESIGNATED AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING OFFICERS WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR THIS MASTERS PROGRAM. THE MASTERS OF SCIENCE PROGRAM IN INDUSTRIAL ADMINISTRATION IS A 12-MONTH PROGRAM OFFERED BY THE KRANNERT SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AT PURDUE UNIVERSITY. GMAT SCORES ARE REQUIRED. PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE IS MS. REBECCA FISHER, COMDT (CG-41), AT 202-475-5584. C. AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (STRUCTURES): DESIGNATED AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING OFFICERS WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE IN ENGINEERING ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR THIS MASTERS PROGRAM. THE MASTERS OF SCIENCE PROGRAM IN AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING IS A 24-MONTH PROGRAM OFFERED BY THE SCHOOL OF ASTRONAUTICS AND AERONAUTICS AT PURDUE UNIVERSITY. GRE SCORES ARE REQUIRED. PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE IS MS. REBECCA FISHER, COMDT (CG-41), AT 202-475-5584. D. CIVIL ENGINEERING: ENS-LCDR(S) WITH A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR A 17-MONTH PROGRAM LEADING TO A MASTER OF SCIENCE IN A FIELD THAT DIRECTLY RELATES TO SHORE INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABILITY, SHORE ENERGY MANAGEMENT, FACILITY DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT OR CIVIL ENGINEERING PROGRAM MANAGEMENT. THIS PROGRAM HAS A CONCENTRATED TECHNICAL AND BASIC MANAGERIAL FOCUS PREPARING OFFICERS F OR ENTRY LEVEL CIVIL ENGINEERING ASSIGNMENTS. GRE SCORES ARE REQUIRED. PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE IS CDR PETER CARROLL, COMDT (CG-431), AT 202-475-5597. E. CIVIL ENGINEERING AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: ENS-LCDR(S) WITH A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR A 24-MONTH PROGRAM LEADING TO A MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING AND A MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. THIS COMBINED PROGRAM HAS BOTH A TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED MANAGERIAL FOCUS PREPARING OFFICERS FOR ENTRY LEVEL AND MANAGERIAL CIVIL ENGINEERING ASSIGNMENTS. GRE AND GMAT SCORES ARE REQUIRED. PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE IS CDR PETER CARROLL, COMDT (CG-431), AT 202-475-5597. F. CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (CET): CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS (MAT) ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. DURATION OF PROGRAM WILL NOT EXCEED 24 MONTHS, LEADING TO AN ASSOCIATES OR BACHELORS DEGREE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING OR CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY. GRADUATES WILL ENHANCE ORGANIZATIONAL ABILITY TO MEET THE EVER-CHANGING DEMANDS OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, ENGINEERING DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABLE MAINTENANCE PRACTICES, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING. GRADUATES CAN EXPECT FOLLOW-ON ASSIGNMENT IN THE CIVIL ENGINEERING FIELD. PREFERRED SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTION ARE: TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE, TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE, THOMAS NELSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, LAKE SUPERIOR COLLEGE, AND OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY. SAT OR ACT SCORES ARE REQUIRED. PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE IS C WO4 TIM MONROE, DCMS-81, AT 202-475-5765. G. COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTER, AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (CCEE): THIS MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE TO ALL ENS-LCDR(S) WITH A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN A RELATED TECHNICAL DISCIPLINE. GRADUATES SHOULD EXPECT ASSIGNMENT TO A C4IT CENTER OF EXCELLENCE. CCEE INCLUDES SPECIALTY AREAS OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING, COMPUTER SYSTEMS DESIGN, COMPUTER SCIENCE, DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING AND GUIDANCE AND CONTROL SYSTEMS. DURATION OF PROGRAM WILL NOT EXCEED 24-MONTHS. GRE SCORES ARE REQUIRED. PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE IS LCDR RICHARD POKROPSKI, COMDT (DCMS-81), AT 202-475-5751. H. CONTRACT MANAGEMENT (CM): CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS (F AND S) ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. DURATION OF PROGRAM WILL NOT EXCEED 24

MONTHS, LEADING TO AN ASSOCIATES DEGREE IN CONTRACT MANAGEMENT. GRADUATES WILL RECEIVE THE EDUCATION NECESSARY TO MEET THE COMPLEXITIES INHERENT TO OUR MODERN GLOBALIZED CONTRACTING ENVIRONMENT, ENSURING CONTRACTING INSTRUMENTS OPTIMALLY CAPTURE CG STRATEGIC NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS. GRADUATES CAN EXPECT ASSIGNMENT TO MAJOR CONTRACTING OFFICER BILLETS. THE PRIMARY SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION IS NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE. SAT OR ACT SCORES ARE REQUIRED. PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE IS CWO4 DAVE SCHUSTER, DCMS-81, AT 202-475-3671. I. INFORMATION ASSURANCE: ENS-LCDR(S) WITH A BACHELORS OF SCIENCE IN A RELATED TECHNICAL FIELD (ENGINEERING, COMPUTER S CIENCES, MATH, OR PHYSICAL SCIENCES) ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. THIS 18 MONTH PROGRAM LEADS TO A MASTER OF SCIENCE IN THE FASTEST GROWING TECHNOLOGICAL FIELD - INFORMATION ASSURANCE. GRADUATES WILL EMPLOY THE LATEST CYBER DEFENSE AND FORENSIC METHODS TO ENSURE THE INTEGRITY OF CG INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS. GRADUATES CAN EXPECT ASSIGNMENT TO CYBER SECURITY-CENTRIC BILLETS, IN PARTICULAR, THE CG CYBER COMMAND. INFORMATION ASSURANCE GRADUATES MAY ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR FUTURE ASSIGNMENT TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BILLETS. GRE SCORES ARE REQUIRED. PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE IS LCDR RICHARD POKROPSKI, COMDT (DCMS-81), AT 202-475-5751. J. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (ITM): THIS MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE TO ALL ENS-LCDR(S) WITH A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN A RELATED TECHNICAL DISCIPLINE. GRADUATES SHOULD EXPECT ASSIGNMENT TO A C4IT CENTER OF EXCELLENCE. THIS FIELD IS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING IN THE COAST GUARD AS WELL AS PRIVATE INDUSTRY. ITM INCLUDES SPECIALTY AREAS OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT, TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT. THE PROGRAM CURRICULUM REQUIRES A BALANCE OF TECHNICAL CLASSES AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT CLASSES. DURATION OF PROGRAM WILL NOT EXCEED 18 MONTHS. GRE SCORES ARE REQUIRED. PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE IS LCDR RICHARD POKROPSKI, COMDT (DCMS-81), AT 202-475-5751. K. NAVAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: THIS PROGRAM OFFERS CHIEF K. NAVAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: THIS PROGRAM OFFERS CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS AND ENS-LCDR(S) WITHOUT TECHNICAL DEGREES UP TO 24 MONTHS TO PURSUE AN ASSOCIATE OR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN A WIDE VARIETY OF NAVAL ENGINEERING RELATED DISCIPLINES. THERE ARE A WIDE VARIETY OF SCHOOLS AVAILABLE FOR THIS PROGRAM. SAT OR ACT SCORES ARE REQUIRED. PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE IS LCDR DANIEL ROGERS, COMDT (CG-452), AT 202-475-5725. 7. MISSION SUPPORT SPONSORED ADVANCED EDUCATION DIRECTLY ENHANCES MEMBER COMPETENCIES IN ORDER TO MEET ESTABLISHED POSITION COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS IAW REF C. GRADUATES OF DCMS ADVANCED EDUCATION PROGRAMS WILL BE PLACED IN POSITIONS OF SIGNIFICANT RESPONSIBILITY, IMPACTING COAST GUARD MISSIONS, SYSTEMS AND RESOURCES AT A VARIETY OF LEVELS. SUBSEQUENT ROTATIONAL TOURS INTO OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO DEVELOP WELL-ROUNDED LEADERS WHO ARE CAPABLE OF BOTH OPERATING AND SUPPORTING OPERATIONS. MEMBERS DESIRING A CHALLENGING CAREER WITH A VARIETY OF OPPORTUNITIES IN POSITIONS OF INCREASING RESPONSIBILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. 8. VADM J. P. CURRIER, DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR MISSION SUPPORT, SENDS. 9. INTERNET RELEASE AUTHORIZED.