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Officer Advanced Education in Organizational Leadership

About the Program

The Advanced Education in Organizational Leadership program prepares officers to assume a wide variety of leadership development jobs within the Coast Guard. Graduates typically receive an M.A. with specializations in leadership, organizational development, organizational behavior, organizational effectiveness, industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology, or human resources. This course supports the Leadership and Professional Development Division's mission to: provide leadership policy, develop elements of the Coast Guard Leadership and Professional Development Program, and administer resources to achieve mission goals.

Student Objectives


Target students are typically active duty O-3 to O-4s.


Open once per year. Yearly ALCOASTs (typically released in March/April) solicit for applicants.

Application Procedures

See application procedures HERE

Applications are submitted via the e-resume. In addition, applicants shall mail their recent GRE scores and any transcripts not already in their headquarters Personal Data Record (PDR) to CGPC. Please allow substantial processing time for these documents to be received, as the screening process is resulting in considerable delays in receiving mail at headquarters. 

Prospective applicants should act now to ensure PDR completeness (e.g., OERs, Record of Professional Development (Form CG-4082), and academic transcripts). Copies may be obtained from CGPC-adm-3 and CGPC-opm-3.

Selection Procedures

A selection panel at CGPC reviews the application packages of all eligible applicants and makes selections. Applicants will be contacted upon final approval by CGPC.

Please contact the Program Manger, LT Orion Bloom by email or phone: (202) 475-5519 for any additional information!

For Further Information

Visit the Advanced Education web site: where you can find the most up-to-date guidance on the advanced education application process and the advanced education program allocations as well as other important information concerning the Coast Guard’s Advanced Education Programs. “


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