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U.S. Coast Guard
Personnel Service Center

Advancements and Separations Branch

 4200 WILSON BLVD STE 1100
 ARLINGTON VA 20598-7200


Section Team Leader:  Mr. Mike Tollefson @ (703) 872-6566

YNC Sabrina Isaac   @ (703) 872-6555

Ms. Eula Whitehead  @ (703) 872-6567

YN2 Anthony Fuller  @ (703) 872-6564



*New:  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 30 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 @ (703) 872-6648

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
  • Failure to obligate required service (FTORS):  Template
  • Separation in Lieu of Orders (SILO):  Template
    NOTE:  All requests for 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
  • Reenlistment Appeal:  Template
    New Reenlistment Criteria ALCOAST 093/14  NOTE:  Reenlistment Appeals to the CO's "Not Recommended" for Reenlistment Recommendation are still being processed by the Career Retentions Section.

FY 2015 Separation Discharge Statistics

FY 2015 Q1 Approved Separations - Click Here
Separations by Reason -
Click Here

FY 2014 Separations by Reason - Click Here

FY 2014 Top Three Discharges -
Click Here
FY 2013 Top Three Discharges - Click Here
FY 2012 Top Three Discharges - Click Here

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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