Transition Assistance Program
The Airman & Family Readiness Center is here to assist you during your transition from the military to civilian life.
Effective 21 November 2012, Public Law 101-510, H.R. 2433 and Executive Order 13518 mandates all separating or retiring service members complete newly established components of the Transition Assistance Program in addition to Pre-Separation Counseling, DD 2648/-1. It is mandatory that separating/retiring members contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 707-424-2486 to ensure requirements are completed, according to established timelines, prior to date of separation.
Step One: Pre-Separation Counseling
Pre-separation counseling is the starting point of TAP. People who are retiring can schedule this counseling up to 24 months prior to retirement, and separating members can attend up to 12 months prior. Those impacted by Force Management programs should attend this counseling as soon as possible.
Pre-Separation Counseling is held every Wednesday as a briefing from 8am - 12pm.
Prior to Pre-Separation Briefing please be sure to initiate at sign your eForm at MilConnect.
For Step-by-step instructions for signing your eForm prior to
Step Two: Transition GPS --- Goals, Plans, Success 5-Day Workshop
Transition GPS (Goals Plans Success) is a five day workshop that prepares service members transitioning to civilian life by building skills and assisting members to meet mandatory Career Readiness Standards (CRS). This workshop consists of Medical Records review, Transition Overview, Transition Resiliency, Military Occupational Crosswalk, Financial Resiliency on Monday, VA Benefits Briefing on Tuesday, and Department of Labor Employment Briefing on Wednesday-Friday.
The DOL Employment portion of 5 Day TAP GPS covers job searching skills, networking, marketing yourself, negotiating salaries and more. Active-duty members, all branches of service, and DOD civilians who are retiring or separating from service are encouraged to attend. Spouses are also welcome to attend. DRESS ATTIRE IS BUSINESS CASUAL! INTERVIEW ATTIRE ON FRIDAY.
Step Three: Capstone
Capstone is the culminating activity to verify career readiness standards -- it is mandated for all personnel and should be accomplished no later than 90 days before retirement/separation or as soon as possible for those people impacted by Force Management.
Click here for a list of documents you must complete and bring to Capstone.
For Step-by-Step instructions for signing your eForm prior to attending Capstone.
Extra Training Tracks
Transitioning Service members will have the option of selecting one or more two-day individual Training Tracks aligned with their personal goals: Accessing Higher Education, Career Exploration & Planning, and Entrepreneurship.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Robert Nesbitt, TAP Manager at email@example.com
Suzanne Black, Alternate TAP Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org