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Aug. 18, 2021

Body Composition Program FAQs

Q. Is the body composition program still modified from COVID, per ACN 023/21? A. The Coast Guard Body Composition Program  was modified for April 2021 weigh-ins. Weigh-ins for October 2021 will be executed as normal per Coast Guard Weight and Body Fat Standards Program Manual, COMDTINST M1020.8 (series). The Body Composition Pilot Program has been

May 20, 2021

Coast Guard hair grooming standards return to normal

As of May 14, the Coast Guard has returned to regular uniform standards, including hair grooming standards and hair length.Grooming standards were temporarily relaxed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure member safety and support state and local restrictions limiting commercial haircare.The course of the COVID-19 pandemic within the

May 14, 2021

ALCOAST 184/21 - MAY 2021 COVID-19: CANCELLATION OF ALCOAST 118/20 - TEMPORARY RELAXATION OF HAIR GROOMING STANDARDS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

R 142000Z MAY 21FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DCTO ALCOASTBTUNCLAS ALCOAST 184/21SSIC 1020SUBJ: COVID-19: CANCELLATION OF ALCOAST 118/20 - TEMPORARY RELAXATION OF HAIR GROOMING STANDARDS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMICA. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 020724Z APR 20/ALCOAST 118/20B. Uniform Regulations, COMDTINST M1020.6 (series)1. This ALCOAST announces the

Nov. 9, 2020

ALCOAST 408/20 COVID-19: CONTINUITY OF FORCECOM READINESS ACTIVITIES (TO INCLUDE CLASS “A” AND “C” SCHOOLS)

R 091540 NOV 20FM COMCOGARD FORCECOM NORFOLK VA//FC-C//TO ALCOAST UNCLAS //N06200//ALCOAST 408/20COMDTNOTE 6200SUBJ: COVID-19: CONTINUITY OF FORCECOM READINESS ACTIVITIES (TO INCLUDE CLASS “A” AND “C” SCHOOLS)A. COMCOGARD FORCECOM NORFOLK VA 200952 MAY 20/ALCOAST 180/20B. COMCOGARD FORCECOM NORFOLK VA 232031 MAR 20/ALCOAST 101/20C. COMDT COGARD

Oct. 27, 2020

October 2020 Semi-Annual Body Composition Screening FAQs

The Coast Guard released the Body Composition Screening Update (ACN 128/20) announcing this fall’s weight and body fat screening results will be used for data collection purposes only. We have since received a number of questions that we would like to answer. Please send your questions to the Body Composition email. The complete list of FAQs is

Oct. 27, 2020

Fall body comp screenings will be used only for data collection

The Coast Guard announced today that this fall’s weight and body fat screening results will be used for data collection purposes only.Due to feedback about how the pandemic has affected our workforce, we are making an in-stride course change to the October weigh-ins that acknowledges the importance of agility in supporting our workforce.Members are

Oct. 27, 2020

ACN 128/20 - OCT 2020 BODY COMPOSITION SCREENING UPDATE

R 231736 OCT 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-1//TO ALCOAST UNCLAS //N01020//ACN 128/20SUBJ:  BODY COMPOSITION SCREENING UPDATEA. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 091725 JUL 20/ACN 083/20B. Coast Guard Weight and Body Fat Standards Program Manual, COMDTINST M1020.8 (series)C. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 101130 MAR 20/ACN 033/201. This ACN modifies the

Sept. 18, 2020

Body composition screenings resume Oct. 1

All Body Composition Screenings will resume Oct. 1, after being suspended this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Body Composition Program (“weigh-ins”) is currently in a pilot phase, which has abdominal circumference (AC) as an additional method of compliance, based on medical data indicating that it provides a more accurate health snapshot.

Aug. 25, 2020

Command leadership can now use the Agile Workforce Guide

The Coast Guard released the updated COVID-19 Agile Workforce Guide this week to provide commanding officers and managers a common framework that can help protect the workforce while ensuring mission readiness. The purpose of the guide is to help assess risk and tailor mitigation measures in a safe, controlled, and thoughtful way.The unique nature

July 20, 2020

ALCOAST 278/20 - JUL 2020 COVID-19: HDP-ROM AND OTHER PAY AND ALLOWANCE POLICY ADJUSTMENT

R 171707 JUL 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-1//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS //N07220//ALCOAST 278/20COMDTNOTE 7220SUBJ:  COVID-19: HDP-ROM AND OTHER PAY AND ALLOWANCE POLICY ADJUSTMENTSA. U.S. Code, Title 37, Section 352B. COMDT (CG-13) memo 7220 of 03 APR 2020C. Coast Guard Pay Manual, COMDTINST M7220.29 (series)D. Joint Travel Regulations (JTR)E. COMDT