- Transition Assistance Seminar: A seminar which is held regionally
throughout the Coast Guard and is coordinated by Transition/Relocation Managers (TRM). The seminars contain information such
as interviewing techniques, resume writing, job search techniques, and
- Transition Services: Effective 1 October 1994, all members
within 180 days of separation or retirement are eligible for transition
services as described in enclosure (1) of COMDTINST 1900.2 (series). Eligibility for
services is not affected by length or character of service.
- Transition Benefits: Effective 1 October 1994, certain
involuntarily separated members are eligible for transition benefits
described in enclosure (2) of COMDTINST 1900.2 (series). Eligibility for transition
benefits depends on the nature and characterization of a member's
discharge. In general, members must meet the following conditions to be
eligible for benefits: (a) were on active duty after 30 September 1994;
(b) were or will be involuntarily separated between 1 October and 31
December 2001; and (c) were or will be discharged under conditions
characterized as either honorable or general under honorable conditions.
Specific eligibility criteria for benefits are provided in enclosure (3)
of COMDTINST 1900.2 (series).
- Pre-separation Counseling: A command representative will meet
with all officer and enlisted SMs separating, retiring or entering the
Disability Evaluation System approximately 180 days before separation
and not later than 15 days after official notification of separation. This
will be documented using DD Form 2648 (Pre-separation Counseling
Checklist) and submitted for entry in the member's permanent record.
- Pre-separation Guide: A handbook developed by the USCG TRMs to
assist members in the separation from the service by providing useful