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ALCOAST 110/20 - MAY 2020 SERVICE WIDE EXAMINATION (SWE) COMPETITION AND MASTER CHIEF ADVANCEMENT PANEL (MCAP)

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R 272006 MAR 20
FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-1//
TO ALCOAST 
UNCLAS //N01418//
ALCOAST 110/20
COMDTNOTE 1418
SUBJ: MAY 2020 SERVICE WIDE EXAMINATION (SWE) COMPETITION AND MASTER CHIEF ADVANCEMENT PANEL (MCAP)
A. COMCOGARD PSC Washington DC 08 JAN 20/ALCGENL 003/20
B. COMCOGARD PSC Washington DC 27 NOV 19/ALCGENL 220/19
C. Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements, COMDTINST M1000.2 (series)
D. Performance, Training and Education Manual, COMDTINST M1500.10 (series)
1. The Coronavirus global pandemic requires our service to prioritize efforts focused on mission execution, force preservation, and personnel readiness. Consistent with that focus, and to reduce stress on our workforce during this challenging time, the May 2020 SWE cycle announced in reference (A) has been cancelled. The 2020 MCAP, originally scheduled for May 2020 per reference (B), will be postponed until August/September 2020. The November 2020 SWE will encompass testing for E5-E8.  
2. EPM will provide amplifying guidance and FAQs on the 2020 MCAP and November 2020 SWE at the next possible opportunity. We will strive toward minimal impact on potential advancements beginning 01 Jan 2021.  
3. RADM J. M. Nunan, Assistant Commandant for Human Resources, sends.
4. Internet release is authorized.