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Officer Boards, Promotions, and Separations Branch CG PSC (opm-1)


Special Boards Section

To increase transparency to the field and assist commands and supervisors with the administrative process relating to troubled and at risk officers, CG PSC (OPM-1) presents the Special Board information in one area.

Here you will find the types of Special Boards and Panels, the relevant Coast Guard Manual Article, officer accession type, who has initiating authority, outcome options, final decision authority, officer's reply period to proposed Special Board action, Special Board and Panel Membership, and the number of days to separate for each board type. Additionally, there are templates provided to guide you through the process.


Templates

Initiating Special Board Action Memo

FIRST ENDORSEMENT to Initiating Special Board Action Memo

Officer's Communications to a Special Board/Panel Memo

NOTE: Commandant Instruction 1410.2 provides guidance on communications to Special Boards and Panels.

Alcohol Incident Memo

Post Counseling Alcohol Incident Memo

The primary and preferred method of delivery to CG PSC (opm-1) is a signed, endorsed, and scanned PDF copy via email to LCDR Matthew Moyer. The secondary method is FAX: (703) 872-6429.


Types of  Special Boards and Panels (Click on the Special Board/Panel type.  The link will take you to the specific section)

Removal from Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Final Eligibility List

Removal from Selection (i.e. Promotion) List

Terminate Extended Active Duty (EAD) Contract

Revocation of Commission (less than 5 years of commissioned service) Substandard Performance (Reserve Officers, O-1+)

Revocation of Commission (less than 5 years of commissioned service)  For Moral or Professional Dereliction (Reserve Officers, O-1+)

Revocation of Commission (less than 5 years of commissioned service) (Regular Officers, O-1+)

Vacate Temporary Appointment (Regardless of time in service)

Revocation of Commission (greater than 5 years of commissioned service) (3 Board Process)

        First Board: Determination Board

        Second Board: Board of Inquiry (BOI)

        Third Board: Board of Review (BOR)

Terminate Retired Recall Orders

Terminate CWO Appointment (less than 3 years of commissioned service)

Terminate CWO Appointment (greater than 3 years of commissioned service) (2 Board Process)

        First Board: Suitability Board

        Second Board: Evaluation Board

Highest Grade Held Determination

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Special Boards and Panels Matrix

NOTE: The Special Boards and Panels matrix lists the types of Special Boards and Panels, the relevant law and Coast Guard Personnel Manual Article, officer accession type, who has initiating authority, outcome options, final decision authority, officer's reply period to proposed Special Board and Panel action, Special Board and Panel Membership, and the number of days to separate for each board type.

Causes for Separation in accordance with Military Separations COMDTINST M1000.4, Article 1.A.14.c

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Removal from Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Final Eligibility List

Officer Accessions, Evaluations, and Promotions, Article 1.D.10.a.2.

FIRST ENDORSEMENT to Initiating Special Board Action Memo

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Removal from Selection (i.e. Promotion) List

 Officer Accessions, Evaluations, and Promotions, COMDTINST M1000.3 3.a.12.f

FIRST ENDORSEMENT to Initiating Special Board Action Memo

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Terminate Extended Active Duty (EAD) Contract

Military Separations, COMDTINST M1000.4, Article 1.A.7.

FIRST ENDORSEMENT to Initiating Special Board Action Memo

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Revocation of Commission (less than 5 years of commissioned service) Substandard Performance (Reserve Officers, O-1+)

Military Separations, COMDTINST M1000.4, Article 1.A.8.1.

FIRST ENDORSEMENT to Initiating Special Board Action Memo

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Revocation of Commission (less than 5 years of commissioned service) For Moral or Professional Dereliction (Reserve Officers, O-1+)

 Military Separations, COMDTINST M1000.4, Article 1.A.8.2.

FIRST ENDORSEMENT to Initiating Special Board Action Memo

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Revocation of Commission (less than 5 years of commissioned service) (Regular Officers, O-1+)

 Military Separations, COMDTINST M1000.4, Article 1.A.8.1.

FIRST ENDORSEMENT to Initiating Special Board Action Memo

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Vacate Temporary Appointment (Regardless of time in service)

Military Separations, COMDTINST M1000.4, Article 1.A.11.

FIRST ENDORSEMENT to Initiating Special Board Action Memo

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Highest Grade Held Determination

Military Separations, COMDTINST M1000.4, Article 1.C.12.g

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Revocation of Commission (greater than 5 years of commissioned service) (3 Board Process)

        First Board: Determination Board

        Second Board: Board of Inquiry (BOI)

        Third Board: Board of Review (BOR)

Military Separations, COMDTINST M1000.4, Article 1.A.14.

FIRST ENDORSEMENT to Initiating Special Board Action Memo

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Terminate Retired Recall Orders

Military Separations, COMDTINST M1000.4, Article 1.A.16.e.

FIRST ENDORSEMENT to Initiating Special Board Action Memo

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Terminate CWO Appointment (less than 3 years of commissioned service)

Military Separations, COMDTINST M1000.4, Article 1.A.19.

FIRST ENDORSEMENT to Initiating Special Board Action Memo

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Terminate CWO Appointment (greater than 3 years of commissioned service) (2 Board Process)

        First Board: Suitability Board

        Second Board: Evaluation Board

Military Separations, Article 1.A.20

FIRST ENDORSEMENT to Initiating Special Board Action Memo

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If you have questions or concerns regarding the Special Board process, please contact one of the individuals below. 

Primary point of contact:
LT Lauren Milici
Ass't Chief, Boards Section
(703)-872-6441

Or, you may contact:
LCDR Matthew Moyer
Chief, Boards Section
(703)-872-6438
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