Transition AssisTAP_Logo.pngtance Program (TAP) is a Commander’s Program and a Soldier’s responsibility. TAP provides information and training to ensure transitioning Soldiers are prepared for their next step in life - whether pursuing additional education, finding a job in the public or private sector, or starting their own business. In partnership with the Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs and Small Business Administration, TAP provides benefits counseling, job search training, and career planning and employment assistance, and connects Soldiers with resources needed to achieve their career goals. Family members of transitioning Soldiers are also eligible to utilize TAP services.


The mandatory components of TAP are applicable for all service members who have at least 180 continuous days or more on active duty; this includes National Guard and Reserve serving on Title 10 status.

In accordance with AR 600-81, Soldiers are eligible to start using TAP services 18 months from their ETS date or 24 months from their retirement date, and are required to start no later than 12 months (365 days) from their separation date. In the event of an unanticipated separation or retirement, or a member of the Reserve Component is demobilized with less than 365 days, TAP must begin as soon as possible within the remaining period of service.

For transitioning Soldiers located remotely, more than 50 miles from a center, the TAP Virtual Center is available online 24/7. The Virtual Center also has a phone line component, available 24/7. Transitioning Soldiers can call the Virtual Center at 800-325-4715.


To begin the TAP process, create an account at https://portal.armytap.army.mil. Once the registration and self-assessment is complete, contact the TAP Center to schedule an Initial Counseling (IC) appointment via email at usarmy.wiesbaden-germany.id-europe.list.usag-tap@army.mil or call us at DSN: 548-1318/1319/1320 / CIV: 0611 143 548 1318.

We look forward to assisting you with your transition! GO EARLY, GO OFTEN.