The Transition Assistance Program, or TAP, aims to deliver a world-class transition program for America’s Army that empowers members to make informed career decisions that will enhance lives communities, and the nation.

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  1. Take the pre-transition survey
  2. Register online at

You should start the Transition Assistance Program 12-18 months prior to separation. If you're planning to retire after 20+ years of service, you can start as early as 24 months out.

To receive the maximum benefit from the program, you should:

  • 12-18 months out
    • Individualized Initial Counseling and Self-Assessment (this must be done first)
    • Pre-Separation Counseling
  • 12-15 months out
    • Army Day
      • MY Transition
      • MOS Crosswalk
      • Financial Planning for Transition
    • 9-12 months out
      • Department of Labor's Employment Fundamentals
    • 7-9 months out
      • Veterans Affairs Benefits & Services with eBenefits Registration
    • 4-7 months out
      • Continuum of Military Service Counseling (active component only)
    • 4-6 months out
      • Career Tracks
      • Capstone (must be done last)