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U.S. Coast Guard
Personnel Service Center

Advancements and Separations Branch

 WASHINGTON DC 20593-7200


Section Team Leader:  Mr. Mike Tollefson @ (202) 795-6566

YNC Sabrina Isaac  @ (202) 795-6555

Ms. Eula Whitehead @ (202) 795-6567



Reenlistment Appeals are now processed by the Career Retentions section.  Please send all requests for reenlistment appeals and inquiries to

 Travel Order Numbers and Accounting Data for Separation/Retirement Orders

Direct Access no longer automatically adds a Travel Order Number(TONO)/Line of Accounting(LOA) to Separation and Retirement Orders. TONOs/LOAs are now added by DCMS-831 (PCS TONO Funds Manager) if the member elects to relocate upon separation/retirement to their Home of Record/Home of Selection. This change will ensure that the Coast Guard only allocates funds to members who are actually moving/incurring costs.



To Request a TONO/LOA, email to include Rank and Name, EMPLID, Orders Trans ID, Type of orders (SEP or RET), and the locations in which the member will be traveling from and to (ex: Arlington, VA to Las Vegas, NV).  Please allow 3 business days for processing.


If the TONO must be added ASAP (same day separation), contact PSC-BOPS-C at

IAW ALCOAST 106/15, please send ALL SILO, FTORS, and Retention requests to the below email portal.  Do not send duplicate request via CGMS.


Please send all documents or inquiries to:

Please allow at least 45 days for processing prior to requesting a status update. 
If your inquiry requires immediate attention, please email the section team leader directly.

Administrative Separations for members under 8 years or other than OTH

Guidance for Early Release Up to 30 Days, Art. 1.B.8, COMDTINST M1000.4

Administrative Separations for members over 8 years or possible OTH Discharge (Misconduct & Unsuitability)

Consultation with SJA and CG PSC-EPM-1
The advice and support provided by the SJA and PSC-epm-1 are technical and procedural, addressing matters such as adequacy of documentation and Service-wide application of military personnel policy. The responsibility for weighing the performance and conduct of individual Coast Guard enlisted members and determining whether Coast Guard policy permits or requires that an administrative board be convened rests solely with the convening authorities in that member’s chain of command.

***For questions and concerns regarding processing members for separation that meet the criteria for over 8 years or pending a possible OTH discharge, please contact Mr. Michael Tollefson at the above contact information.

Use the following documents when preparing the separation documents:
1)  Notice to Respondent
Exercise of Rights

For any questions regarding the Administrative Separation Board (ASB) process, please contact CWO Shawna Ward @ (202) 795-6648

Additional Separation Functions

  • Dependency and Hardship Discharge:  Template
  • Temporary Separation (Temp Sep) for Care of Newborn Children (CNC) Program or Other Reason:  Template
    Include the following documents below:
  • Conditional Release:  Template
  • Additional Reenlistment Criteria
  • Retentions beyond normal expiration of enlistment:  Template
  • Extensions
  • Members that are BOTH ineligible and not recommended for reenlistment:  Template
  • Failure to obligate required service (FTORS):  Template
  • Separation in Lieu of Orders (SILO):  Template
    NOTE:  All members that either failed to obligate service for orders or desire to separate in lieu of orders that HAVE transferred their Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to their dependents should be aware of the effect that separating early could have on the transferability of their benefits (if applicable).  Please review the Post 9/11 GI Bill Website or contact the program manager, Mr. Reidus Stokes, for further questions or concerns. 
  • Physical Disability Separation

Transition Assistance Program

Federal law (10 USC 1142) requires that all separating or retiring military members receive Pre-separation Counseling.  Pre-separation Counseling is also a mandatory prerequisite for attending the Transition Goals, Plans, Success (GPS) seminar, which
is also now mandatory.  Members that are separating from the Coast Guard should contact their Regional Transition/Relocation Manager (TRM) to Schedule a Transition Goals, Plans, Success (GPS) seminar. 

Members and Commands may utilize the following links to the CG Portal web pages to complete this requirement:

***Did you know that the Transition GPS seminar can be completed online?  Members may now utilize the below website to complete the Transition GPS seminar online.  You will need to access the below website from a workstation using your CAC certificates. 

Defense Health Agency Education and Training - Click HERE
(To access courses once in the website:  Click on the "course catalog" tab and run a search using the word "Transition")

Please send all documents and inquiries to:

Please allow at least 30 days for processing prior to requesting a status update. 
If your inquiry requires immediate attention, please email the section team leader directly.

Separation Docs/Tools
 - Discharge Guide
 - Discharge Checklist
 - CG 3307 Framework Guidance
 - Sample Probation CG-3307
 - ALCOAST 276/11 - Prohibition on Extremist and Criminal Gang Activity
 - ALCOAST 575/11 - General Orders of Service Wide Application Information


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