COVID-19 Updates for Fort Belvoir SFL-TAP

We are currently operating via telework with access to emails and phone from 0730 to 1600, Monday through Friday (closed on federal holidays).  All SFL-TAP requirements must be met prior to separation/retirement.  If you are unsure of your SFL-TAP requirements or need to know your status, please call 703-982-0966 or email usarmy.belvoir.usag.mbx.sfl-tap@mail.mil.

For a list of upcoming classes or if you have any questions, concerns, or need assistance please email your assigned Career Counselor or usarmy.belvoir.usag.mbx.sfl-tap@mail.mil.


Clearing:  During telework operations we are NOT signing clearing papers.  Your commander-signed eform will serve as your confirmation of satisfactory completion of SFL-TAP. 


Mission: Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) delivers a world-class transition program for America’s Army. This program ensures that every eligible transitioning Service member gains the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to be competitive and successful in the global workforce. SFL-TAP empowers members to make informed career decisions through benefits counseling and employment assistance.

Fort Belvoir SFL-TAP

Please note that SFL-TAP is MANDATORY for all active component Service members, as well as National Guard and Reserve personnel serving 180 continuous days or more on active duty. 
Retiring Service members may begin SFL-TAP 24 months prior to retirement, while others may begin 18 months prior to separation, but all Service members must begin SFL-TAP no later than 12 months prior to separation or retirement
SFL-TAP is a Commander’s program comprising multiple steps and processes; and it is our goal to support you and the Commander with a successful transition.



Step 1: Individualized Initial Counseling (IIC) between the Service member and a TAP Counselor is the official start to the transition process. During the IIC session, Service members complete their personal self-assessment and begin the development of their Individual Transition Plan to identify their unique transition needs and post-transition goals.  Call the Fort Belvoir SFL-TAP Center at 703-982-0966 or email usarmy.belvoir.usag.mbx.sfl-tap@mail.mil to schedule individualized initial counseling with self-assessment.

Step 2: Pre-Separation Briefing/Counseling is scheduled during your initial counseling with self-assessment.  Pre-separation counseling, just like IIC, must start no later than 365 days prior to transition.

Step 3: Attend TAP classes or workshops via teleconference/webinar, TAPevents.org, or Virtual Center. Counselor will provide details.

Step 4: Budget Approval (if needed)

Step 5: Capstone - finalize your DD Form 2648.  The Capstone event, which is the culminating event where commanders verify achievement of career readiness standards and a viable ITP, must happen no later than 90 days before separation or discharge from active duty.

The 24/7 SFL-TAP Virtual Call Center is also available by calling 1-800-325-4715 or visiting them online at www.sfl-tap.army.mil.