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  Officer Specialty Management System (OSMS)

OSMS Overview

OSMS captures officer specialty supply (officers) and demand (billets). This information is critical to workforce planners and personnel management professionals in various activities; for example, accession formulation, training and education needs, assignments, and promotions. OSMS also provides officers and leaders with a blueprint for officer specialty career development. Additionally, unit leaders can use OSMS information to provide resources and opportunities for their officers to ensure a good officer specialty supply-demand match for effective mission execution. This site provides OSMS guidance and resources. We welcome your feedback via ARL-PF-CGPSC-OPM

OSMS Resources

Quick Guide Training PowerPoint
General Information Sheet COMDTINST M5300.3 (OSMS Manual)
Command Information Sheet Employee Summary Sheets
(CG workstation only)
Member Information Sheet Competency Dictionary
OSCs in Plain Language Competency Cube Notes (CGBI)

OSMS Additions and Deletions

Please ensure applications are submitted with E-signatures. Scanned and emailed versions cause additional processing time, and will be returned without action. Also, ensure all applications are properly endorsed at the correct level. Per the OSMS manual, "Commanding Officers may delegate the “Command Approval” to a subordinate provided such delegation is formally established either via a unit organization manual, assignment to duties, designation memo, etc. That delegation shall be no lower than the Executive Officer or Deputy. A Flag Officer/SES may designate an O-6/GS-15 as approval authority."

Please pass the word and they can review Article 4.G.4 on page 4-7 of COMDTINST M5300.3 which spells out who can endorse the applications.

Submit all Addition/Deletion applications to: ARL-PF-CGPSC-OPM Be sure a completed application with favorable command endorsement, and all required supporting documentation (i.e. ESS, certificates), is included with your submission.
Officer Specialty Code Addition Form (OSC, CG-5319A)
Ensure forms are emailed directly to OPM-3 OSMS repository and NOT to the specialty manager
Addition Form Instructions
Adding a Competency via SPO - Template Memo
Officer Specialty Code Deletion Form (OSC, CG-5319)
Sample Memos
Appeal OSC Decision
Specialty/Sub-specialty changes (* intended for specialty managers only)


Prior to contacting any Specialty Manager, please contact your OSMS POC.

Contact Us

For additional information concerning OSMS, contact (email preferred):

Brandon Chittum, USCG
OSMS Program Manager
(703) 872-6467


CG Personnel Service Center
Officer Evaluations Branch (OPM-3)
U.S. Coast Guard, Stop 7200
4200 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 1100
Arlington, VA 20598-7200

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