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Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development Course

About the Course:

The Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development (CWOPD) Course focuses on preparing Chief Warrant Officers for transition into the officer corps. Building upon individual skills attained throughout a member's Coast Guard career, this program provides a vehicle for sharing experiences to improve overall group effectiveness.  Attendance is mandatory within one year of commissioning as a Chief Warrant Officer appointed on or after 1 June 1994. The curriculum consists of:

 

Mission:


To strengthen the officer corps by preparing Chief Warrant Officers to competently Lead, thoughtfully Mentor and positively Influence a diverse workforce.

 

Areas of Emphasis:

Coast Guard vision, Coast Guard core values, professionalism, life-long learning, leadership competence, and uniqueness of Chief Warrant Officers in the Coast Guard.

Location:

Leadership Development Center, Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT

Duration:

Requirements:
  • Must be a Chief Warrant Mfficer Two; Chief Warrant Officer Three's may be allowed to attend when seats become available (on a case by case basis)
  • Attendees must be in compliance with Coast Guard weight standards to execute orders in accordance with COMDTINST M1020.8G, Weight and Body Fat Standard Program Manual
  • Members who are not in compliance upon reporting will not be allowed to attend the course and will be sent back to their command 
  • Uniforms:

    • Uniform prescribed for CWOPD is Tropical Blue Long (All Seasons); Must Have!!!
    • Standard Dress Blue (SDB) w/combo cover is required for the 3 week course; Must Have!!!
    • ODU's (optional) may be worn, when Trops are not required, but must always be clean and worn in accordance with uniform regulations
    • Combo Cover and/or Garrison Cover
    • Appropriate jacket (i.e. Parka or Windbreaker).  The time of the year should determine which jacket to bring if necessary
    • Smart Casual Attire - for outings
    • Work-out clothes

    How to Apply for the Course:

    Applicants must submit an ETR, this is the preferred method.  Talk to your Training Officer (TO) and/or your Educational Services Officer (ESO) for submission of Electronic Training Request (ETR).

    Cancellations:

    Cancellations/Rescheduling will be accepted via e-mail, but once orders are issued, a message will be required by TQC and CG-12C in accordance with page two of your orders.

    Click HERE to review CWOPD CX Message

    Notifications:

    From the Program Manager:

    Once you have submitted your ETR/STTR you will get an e-mail from me stating that you have been enrolled in the session in which you have selected ("You are enrolled - seat guaranteed").  If a seat is not available in the session in which you first selected, you will be enrolled in your second or third choice.  If you put no other date in your STTR or the comments section of the ETR, your request will be deleted after initial date.

    You should get your orders no less than 6 - 4 Weeks prior to the class convene date.

    From CWOPD Staff:

    Once the Program Manager has provided TQC and CWOPD Staff with a class roster, your orders will be issued within a couple of days of submission. You will be notified by e-mail from TQC (See Below) and the CWOPD Staff with pre-arrival information and request for your travel itineraries.  You should get up to a total of four e-mails from the CWOPD Staff.

    From TQC:

    You should get an e-mail Notification From TQC: (Example below) - Make sure your e-mail address is correct in Direct Access (DA).

    • "Orders for: EMPLID 0000000   Warrant,Person    Course: 500736 or 501614 - CWOPD (Three Weeks) or (Two Weeks), session 0000."
    • "This e-mail has been automatically generated by Direct Access for travel order notification."
    • "Upon receipt of this e-mail notification you must contact your unit Administration Office to finalize your travel orders.  Orders must be authenticated prior to execution."

    Timing Guidelines for CWO Candidates: 

    Per COMDTINST 1500.1, CWO candidates may also place their names on CWOPD class waiting lists after receipt of transfer orders and a firm commissioning date from CGPC-opm-2. 

    The goal is to schedule the CWO candidate’s attendance as close to the commissioning or PCS date as possible. However, actual commissioning dates don't always coincide with class convening dates. In those cases, per COMDTINST 1500.1 and the Personnel Manual, members may be frocked to attend CWOPD (see Personnel Manual articles 5.C.39, and 5.C.40 for guidelines and entitlements). Frocking will only be authorized not more than 90 days of actual appointment date. Since some individuals may return to their current commands as a frocked CWO, a request to be frocked must be included in the remarks "REQUEST TO BE FROCKED TO ATTEND THIS SESSION" portion of your Electronic Training Request (ETR) or Short Term Training Request (STTR) and must be approved by your command. CG-12C will notify CGPC-opm-1 of the request before issuing class orders. Frocking authority will be contained in the remarks block of the TDY orders.

    Reservist:

    You will be issued NO COST ORDERS FROM TQC unless your are on Title 10 or EAD Contract. If you are a normal drilling reservist (SELRES), once you have been notified that you have been enrolled and a seat is available, you should request orders in the same manner in which you would normally request ADT through your ADMIN/SPO and ISC (FOT).  If you have already completed your annual training for the year, you can request ADT-ODT orders if funds are available.  You can not utilize IDT orders for this class.

    If you are on Title 10 or EAD Contract you will be issued COST orders through TQC.

    Class Convening Dates for FY14: Click HERE to print a copy of the class course list below


    Two Week Courses:

    Facility Name

    Start Date

    End Date

    Session #

    CG ACADEMY

    9/9/2013

    9/20/2013

    63

    CG ACADEMY

    11/11/2013

    11/22/2013

    64

    CG ACADEMY

    1/6/2014

    1/17/2014

    65

    CG ACADEMY

    2/3/2014

    2/14/2014

    66

    CG ACADEMY

    3/3/2014

    3/14/2014

    67

    CG ACADEMY

    4/7/2014

    4/18/2014

    68

    CG ACADEMY

    5/5/2014

    5/16/2014

    69

    CG ACADEMY

    9/8/2014

    9/19/2014

    70

     

    Three Week Courses:

    Facility Name

    Start Date

    End Date

    Session #

    CG ACADEMY

    10/7/2013

    10/25/2013

    73

    CG ACADEMY

    6/2/2014

    6/20/2014

    74

    CG ACADEMY

    8/4/2014

    8/22/2014

    75

     

    Program Manager:

    CWO Anderson, COMDT (CG-12C), phone 202-475-5518, e-mail William.R.Anderson@uscg.mil

    CG-12C Web Page: http://www.uscg.mil/LEADERSHIP/

    Direct Access from Home: HTTPS://HR.DIRECT-ACCESS.US

    CWOPD Web Site:
    http://www.uscga.edu/subsites/ldccourses.aspx?id=2758

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