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Transition Assistance

Transition Assistance

Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

The primary mission of the TAP is to better prepare eligible Service members and their families to transition out of the military service.


Transition Goals, Plans, Success (TGPS) is the package of TAP resources and services designed to ensure that Sailors are better prepared to transition from military to civilian life. Transition GPS transforms the way the military prepares service members transitioning to civilian life to pursue their post-service career goals. Transition GPS includes a core curriculum and individually chosen modules on education, career technical training, and entrepreneurship. Ultimately, Transition GPS is designed to build skills to allow sailors to depart "career ready" and meet mandatory Career Readiness Standards (CRS).


Service members receive the Transition GPS curriculum at key touch points throughout their Military Life Cycle (MLC). This allows service members the time within their military career to plan for their civilian career. Most importantly, it provides the resources to assist them in planning and aligning their military career goals with their civilian career goals. The curriculum is also available to spouses during the service member's transition planning.
Transition GPS modules are delivered by the military and partner agencies at installations in a classroom setting.

The Transition GPS Virtual Curriculum is also available online through Joint Knowledge Online (JKO), at any time, for Service members unable to participate in the classroom training. The curriculum is evaluated and improved annually based on service member feedback to ensure overall effectiveness and excellence.


Whether it's service members looking for information about Transition GPS to plan their retirement or separation, facilitators planning for transition program workshops, or commanders researching how best to assist their Sailors, the FFSP is here to help.


The links below and the navigation menu on the left will access the pages tailored specifically to service members and their spouses, facilitators and commanding officers. 

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