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Transition Assistance Program Overview

The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) has been enhanced to include Career Readiness Standards (CRS) for a successful transition.

Key elements of the redesigned TAP allow service members to depart "career ready".

*  Individual focus on personal goals - education and /or employment.
*  Members develop an individual transition plan to meet new Career Readiness Standards Critical job search skills
*  Military Occupation Codes (MOC) crosswalk between military skills and experience converted to civilian knowledge, skills and abilities
*  Expansive revamp of Veterans Benefits brief.

Transition Seminars (Transition GPS):  The Transition Goals, Plans Success (T-GPS) seminar is a 5-day workshop for all separating service members made mandatory under the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (VOW Act).  Seminars are available to Coast Guard members on Active Duty, Reserves, Retirees, and their spouses.  Spouses of active duty members are highly encouraged to attend, however travel funding is not provided.

TAP attendance eligibility is:

*  Members within 1 year of separating
*  Members within 2-3 years of retirement

The point of contact to register for a seminar is, Base Alameda Transition Relocation Manager.  Click here for the 2015 schedule.

Normally, civilian employees will receive a separate counseling on benefits from their Civilian Personnel Office. Once that counseling is completed, civilian employees and family members of Coast Guard members and civilian employees visit the work-Life Center to learn about available services, identify the services they need, and to take steps necessary to receive those services

Throughout their transition, Coast Guard members, Coast Guard civilians, and their family members have free access to trained Work-Life managers who can help them to modify their individual transition plan, secure necessary services, or just resolve problems. The Work-Life Center remains their guide through this anxious transition period.

PROGRAM UPDATE Pre-separation counseling and completion of the DD Form 2648 is mandatory by all separating and retiring Coast Guard personnel and is a prerequisite to Transition GPS. DD Form 2648-1 is for Reservists. See ALCOAST 383/14 for reference.  See your yeoman for assistance with filling out the 2648.  This ALCOAST also announced the mandatory requirement for all separating and retiring Coast Guard personnel to participate in Transition GPS.  Contact Ms. Johnson if you have any questions.

Submit T-GPS (TAP) Course request here.

T-GPS prepares Service Members separating or retiring from the Coast Guard for their transition to civilian life.  All eligible Members are required to complete the standardized components of Transition Program.  These components are 1) Pre-Separation Counseling and 2) the Transition Seminar, encompassing the Transitions Goals, Plans, and Success (GPS) core curriculum.

Ms. CJ Johnson
Transition Relocation Specialist
(510) 437-5920

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Last Modified 1/15/2015