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U.S. Coast Guard
Personnel Service Center

Advancements and Separations Branch

 4200 WILSON BLVD STE 1100
 ARLINGTON VA 20598-7200

Welcome to the U.S. Coast Guard,
Enlisted Advancements and Separations Website

PSC-epm-1 Branch Chief
CDR Luis Parrales
(703) 872-6565



My name is CDR Luis Parrales and I am the Branch Chief for the Advancements and Separations Branch of the Enlisted Personnel Management Division. Our staff consists of 16 personnel (10 military, 6 civilians).

Our branch consists of; Advancements, Separations, Career Retentions, Enlisted Panels (Advanced Education & Training), and Retirements, which have the overall responsibility for many personnel functions, including the following listed below. In addition, we work very closely with the Assignments Branch (CG PSC-epm-2) in coordinating separations, extensions, retirements, extended active duty (EAD). Due to our extensive workload, when calling or emailing anyone on staff, please be patient when expecting a reply.

Note:  Please do not e-mail the staff directly for questions, status updates, or return receipts unless specifically asked to do so.  The section e-mail addresses listed below and in ALCGENL 059/11 have been established explicitly for our business lines.

Advancements Section Chief

LT Michael Wurster
(703) 872-6594

Separations Section Chief

Mr. Mike Tollefson
(703) 872-6566

Advancements and Panels

YNCM Cynthia Samonte
(703) 872-6557

Ms. Ada Harris
(703) 872-6563

YN2 Javen Biddick
(703) 872-6550

Send all documents or inquiries to:


Career Retentions

Section Team Leader:
Mr. Sid Eagerton
(703) 872-6558

YN1 Arnold Uhrina
(703) 872-6560

Send all documents or inquiries to:


YNC Sabrina Isaac
(703) 872-6555

Ms. Eula Whitehead
(703) 872-6567

YN2 Anthony Fuller
(703) 872-6564

 Send all documents or inquiries to:


YNC Terry Crawford
(703) 872-6561

Ms. LaQuonsa Best
(703) 872-6559

YN1 Lawren Kanae
(703) 872-6568


Send all documents or inquiries to: