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Transition Assistance Program Overview

In response to President Obama's 5 August 2011 address at the Washington Navy Yard, multiple agencies collaborated to redesign the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) to embed Career Readiness Standards (CRS) as core to a successful transition.

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

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:

The point of contact to register for a seminar is Ms. Jennifer Conole, Base Boston Transition Relocation Manager.  A listing of available T-GPS seminars throughout New England for 2016 is available at: 2016 T-GPS.

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.  See ALCOAST 383/14 for procedures to complete.  This ALCOAST also announced the mandatory requirement for all separating and retiring Coast Guard personnel to participate in Transition GPS.

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

Submit a TAP Course request via form .

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Last Modified 4/14/2016