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. Soldiers make informed decisions using transition program services and re-enlistment may be a viable option. It is all about making informed decisions - setting Soldiers up for success.

COVID-19 Updates for Fort Meade TAP: 

We are open and working via telework with access to emails and phone from 0730 to 1600, Monday through Friday.

All TAP requirements must be met prior to separation/retirement. 

If you are unsure of your 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@army.mil with Subject Line – What is my SFL-TAP status? 

CLEARING/OUT PROCESSING:  We are NOT signing clearing papers during teleworking operations.  Please call 301-677-9871 or please email usarmy.meade.imcom-atlantic.mbx.soldier-for-life-tap@army.mil with Subject Line – Clearing TAP. 


TAP Mission


Transition Assistance Program (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. TAP empowers members to make informed career decisions through benefits counseling and employment assistance.

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


When to Start and Requirements


The 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 are eligible to start TAP services 24 months prior to separation/retirement date and non-retiring Service members are eligible 18 months prior to separation/retirement date.  Service members identified for consideration for any un-programmed separation action (MEB/PEB, Chapter, etc.) MUST start immediately.

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@army.mil. .




The TAP Team is currently working remotely.


 All counseling and classes are conducted virtually until further notice.


Please contact a Team Member for assistance



Karina Lopez, Admin.


(301) 677-9871                   


Paula McNeill, CIM


(301) 677-9872


Suzetta Land, Career Counselor


(301) 677-9875


Danielle Johnson, Career Counselor


(301) 677-9873


Wyneca Pruett, Financial Counselor



(301) 677-4289


Mandi Felmey, Career Skills Program Installation Administrator (CSPIA)


(301) 677-7670


Lois A. Bennett, TSS - Program Manager

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




U.S. Army Transition Assistance Program




Step 1:  Create your TAP Record

Go to www.sfl-tap.army.mil, LOGIN (upper right hand corner), and enter/update your information.  This process creates a TAP record.  IF YOU RECEIVE AN ERROR PLEASE CALL 301-677-9871, DO NOT THE NUMBER LISTED/PROVIDED.

Step 2:  Individualize Initial Counseling (IIC) with Self-Assessment.

To schedule, call 301-677-9871 to

Step 3: Attend Pre-Separation Briefing/Counseling:

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

Step 4: Attend TAP Classes

TAP classes are scheduled during your Initial Counseling with Self-Assessment.  Classes are via teleconference and virtual until in-person classes resume.

Step 5: Submit Career Readiness Standards (if needed)

Step 6:  Submit Budget (if needed)

Step 7: Complete Capstone

Finalize e-signatures on your eform/DD2648



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