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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 Mr. Jim Freeman, Base Boston Transition Relocation Manager.  A listing of available T-GPS seminars throughout New England for calendar years 2014 and 2015 are available at:  2014 T-GPS or 2015 T-GPS.  A calendar of available Transition GPS Tracks and Capstone events for Calendar year 2014 and 2015 are is available at:  2014 Capstone and Tracks or 2015 Capstone and Tracks.

Submit a TAP Course request here .

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.

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