Transition Assistance Program

Transition Services: Transition Assistance Program (TAP) delivers a world-class transition program for America’s Army that ensures that all eligible transitioners have the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to be competitive and successful in the global workforce. TAP helps transitioners to make informed career decisions through benefits counseling and employment assistance. TAP is responsible for delivering both transition assistance and employment assistance services.

Pre-Separation Counseling & Employment Assistance

TAP provides a wide range of services designed to make transition an easy and successful experience. The key to transition success is knowledge of those services and a firm understanding of how to use them. All transitioning Soldiers are required to visit the TAP Center prior to departing the Army. Military personnel will receive services by attending a mandatory pre-separation briefing NO LESS THAN 12 months from separation date. During the briefing and subsequent visits to TAP Center, Soldiers learn about their benefits and rights, as well as the services that are available and afforded opportunity to apply lessons learned. During the briefing Soldiers are introduced to the DD form 2648 “Pre-Separation Counseling Checklist” and assisted in its completion. This form helps Soldiers to identify their needs and develop a personal plan for securing the help to meet those needs.