SLF-TAP ensures successful transition to post-military life

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
 Shannon Bishop, U.S. Army Garrison-Fort Detrick Public Affairs, Maryland The Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program is designed to prepare service members who are transitioning from military to civilian life. Visit myarmybenefits.us.army.mil/ and search for the Transition Assistance Program.

Shannon Bishop, U.S. Army Garrison-Fort Detrick Public Affairs, Maryland
The Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program is designed to prepare service members who are transitioning from military to civilian life. Visit myarmybenefits.us.army.mil/ and search for the Transition Assistance Program.

Christina Overstreet
Army News Service

Regardless of how much time you have until your separation from the Army, it is never too early to begin preparing for your transition.

If you are less than 18 months away from separating (or less than 24 months from retirement), and you haven’t already done so, now is the time to visit the Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program, or SFL-TAP.

SFL-TAP’s (formerly known as the Army Career and Alumni Program, or ACAP) mission is to ensure your successful transition to your post-military career by providing you with tools, resources and training to help you make informed career decisions and be competitive in the global workforce.

All Soldiers with more than 180 days of continuous active duty service are required to meet certain transition requirements, regardless of the separation reason. These requirements, or Career Readiness Standards, are mandated by law (Veterans Opportunity to Work or VOW Act) and DOD policy.

Transition requirements, or CRS, include these:

•Preseparation counseling (to be completed no later than 12 months prior to separation).

•Participation in VA Benefits briefings.

•Completion of three-day Department of Labor Employment Workshop.

•Completion of MOS Crosswalk.

•Completion of Career Assessment tool.

•Preparation of 12-month budget.

•Job application package (includes resume, list of references and two job applications) or job offer letter.

•Participation in specialized training track as related to post-military goals (Entrepreneurship, Education or Technical/Vocational).

Your unit must allow you to receive pre-separation counseling and the time to utilize SFL-TAP services. If you begin the process early enough, you will be able to schedule your transition preparation around unit and mission demands.

Transition requirements are to be accomplished prior to clearing, at least three months prior to separation.

 

SFL-TAP

For more information about the Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program, call 655-1028, ext. 5; fax 655-1903; visit the Soldier Support Center, Schofield Barracks. Email acap.schofield@serco-na.com or visit www.acap.army.mil.

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