Transition Assistance Program's mission is to provide Soldiers, DA Civilians, Retirees, and Soldier's Family members with counseling, employment and education workshops, and seminars required to achieve the mandated compliance in law and policy Career Readiness Standards (CRS) in order to "prepare" and "connect" transitioning personnel to ensure the greatest opportunities for successful personal and career achievement upon transition from active duty.
 

TAP Summary

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is a Commander's Program and a Soldier's responsibility.  The program provides transition assistance services to eligible Soldiers with at least 180 or more continuous days of Title 10 active duty service, except for those in a training status.  TAP helps all eligible transitioning Soldiers discover knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to be competitive and successful in the global workforce. 
 

Getting Started

All eligible transitioning Soldiers – Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers are encouraged all to begin the Transition Assistance Program 24 months from retirement and 18 months for those separating due to end of service (ETS).  All are to start processes no later than 13 months from retirement or end of service (ETS) to ensure completion of mandated transition requirements.

To begin, soldiers are to complete the following actions below.

Go onlinehttps://portal.armytap.army.mil and complete registration and self-assessment requirement.  Be sure to select Fort Gregg-Adams as designated TAP Center.

2. Contact the Fort Gregg-Adams TAP Center no later than 24-48 hours of completing self-assessment, to schedule individualized initial counseling appointment (IIC). Call: 804-734-6612 or email: usarmy.gregg-adams.id.training.mbx.tap@army.mil

3. Attend IIC appointment, conducted by TAP counselors to obtain TIER assignment, schedule Pre-Separation counseling, and receive guidance to complete mandatory TAP workshop requirements and follow-up appointments.

4. ENSURE scheduling of CAPSTONE appointment with TAP counselor, no later than 90 days prior to retirement or ETS. Information and other actions may be required prior to commander TAP requirement approval signature and access to print DD2648 eForm to complete Transition packet.

Transitioning Soldiers can receive transition services at their local brick-and-mortar TAP Center.  For transitioning Soldiers located remotely, more than 50 miles from a center, or deployed overseas, the TAP Virtual Center is available online 24/7.

Visit the Virtual Center at TAP Virtual Center Sign-up (army.mil)
 

Job Fairs and Hiring Events

TAP coordinates local job fairs and hiring events for transitioning service members and veterans.

For regional and national job fairs, visit the links below:

 

TAP Classes

TAP also offers the following classes that help Soldiers transition from active duty into civilian life and employment:

Department of Labor Employment Workshops
During this three-day class, participants draft resumes, prepare for job interviews, learn how to dress for success, increase their networking skills, discover effective job search techniques, and translate their military specialties into civilian skills.

Veterans Affairs (VA) Class 
During this eight-hour class, participants learn how to apply for VA education and individual medical benefits, understand the disability compensation process, and hear about the VA's home loan program, life insurance, health care services, and employment resources.

Small Business Administration Workshops
During this two day class, participants receive a step-by-step guide to start a business. Topics include how to write an effective business plan, choose an appropriate legal structure, purchase business insurance, obtain a loan, design a website, build a successful marketing and sales plan, and manage records.
 

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Career Skills Program (CSP)

Army Career Skills Program (CSP) is a thriving addition under the Transition Assistance Program umbrella. CSPs also includes DoD Skillbridge programs, affords eligible transitioning Soldiers within 180 days of their separation/retirement date, the opportunity to participate in apprenticeships, on-the-job training (OJT), employment skills training (EST), and internships with command approval IAW DoDI 1322.29(JTEST-AI) and AR 600-81, Chapter 8. Both officer and enlisted soldiers can benefit from gaining employment skills as they prepare to transition from military to civilian employment and are encouraged to participate in CSP / DoD Skillbridge program opportunities. However, priority of attendance is to encourage and support opportunities to at-risk eligible transitioning Soldiers. For further guidance please reference, MILPER Message 23-202.

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