Mission: The mission of the TAP is to deliver a world-class transition program for America’s Army that empowers members to make informed career decisions that enhances lives, communities and our nation.

COVID-19 Updates for Fort Meade SFL-TAP: 

 We are open and working via telework with access to emails and phone from 0730 to 1600, Monday through Friday.  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 301-677-9871 or please email usarmy.meade.imcom-atlantic.mbx.soldier-for-life-tap@mail.mil with Subject Line – What is my SFL-TAP status? 

 

Additionally, if you have any questions/concerns or need assistance relating to SFL-TAP, please email your Counselor or usarmy.meade.imcom-atlantic.mbx.soldier-for-life-tap@mail.mil. 

 

Packets:  For retirement or separation packets, most units will ask for a Requirements Mets Form. This document is given to you during your Individualize Initial Counseling with Self-Assessment.  If you need another Requirements Met Form, please email usarmy.meade.imcom-atlantic.mbx.soldier-for-life-tap@mail.mil. 

 

Clearing During COVID-19:  We are NOT signing clearing papers during teleworking operations.  Your Commander-signed eform will serve as our signature on your clearing papers. 

 

Fort Meade SFL-TAP

 

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.

 

The SFL-TAP is MANDATORY for all Service members, including National Guard and Reservists transitioning or being released from active duty, after serving 180 continuous days or more in accordance with Section 1142 of Title 10 U.S.C.  All Service members must participate in the TAP utilizing transition assistance to meet Career Readiness Standards (CRS) specific to their post-transition career goals.

 

All Service members must start using TAP services no later than 12 months prior to separation/retirement date; however, retiring Service members can start TAP services 24 months prior to separation/retirement date and non-retiring Service members can start TAP services 18 months prior to separation/retirement date.

 

SFL-TAP is a Commander’s program.  The SFL-TAP program includes several steps and processes; and it is our goal to support you and the Commander with a successful transition.

 

For retirement or separation packets, most units will ask for a Requirements Mets Form. This document is given to you during your Individualize Initial Counseling with Self-Assessment.  If you need another Requirements Met Form, please email usarmy.meade.imcom-atlantic.mbx.soldier-for-life-tap@mail.mil. 

 

For a list of upcoming classes, please email usarmy.meade.imcom-atlantic.mbx.soldier-for-life-tap@mail.mil.

 

FORT MEADE SFL-TAP

 

The SFL-TAP Team is currently working remotely.

 

 All counseling and classes are conducted virtually until further notice.

 

Please contact a Team Member for assistance

 

TEAM MEMBERS

Karina Lopez, Admin.

karina.m.lopez16.ctr@mail.mil

(301) 677-9871 - Main Number

 

Paula McNeill, CIM

paula.a.mcneill.ctr@mail.mil

(301) 677-9872

 

Suzetta Land, Career Counselor

suzetta.l.land.ctr@mail.mil

(301) 677-9875

 

Danielle Johnson, Career Counselor

danielle.l.johnson91.ctr@mail.mil

(301) 677-9873

 

Wyneca Pruett, Financial Counselor

 

wyneca.l.pruett.ctr@mail.mil

(301) 677-4289

 

 

Lois A. Bennett, TSS - Program Manager

Lois.a.bennett.civ@mail.mil – (301) 677-6759

 

SFL-TAP PROCESS

 

  • Active and Reserve Component Soldiers with 180+ days of continuous active duty service are eligible to receive SFL-TAP services 18 months prior to transition or 24 months prior to retirement.

  • ALL MUST start 365 days prior to program separation or immediately upon identification for consideration for any un-programmed separation action (MEB/PEB, Chapter, etc.).

     

    Step 1: Individualize Initial Counseling (IIC) with Self-Assessment:  Call Ft. Meade SFL-TAP Center at 301-677-9871 or email at usarmy.meade.imcom-atlantic.mbx.soldier-for-life-tap@mail.mil to schedule Initial Counseling with Self-Assessment.

     

    Step 2: Pre-Separation Briefing/Counseling:  Pre-Separation Briefing/Counseling is scheduled during your Initial Counseling with Self-Assessment.

     

    Step 3: Attend TAP Classes/Workshops via teleconference, JKO or Virtual Center. Counselor will provide details.

     

    Step 4: Budget Approval (if needed)

     

    Step 4/5: Capstone - finalize your DD2648

     

The SFL-TAP Virtual Call Center is available 24/7 at (800)-325-4715