The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides information, tools, and training to ensure Service members and their spouses are prepared for the next step in civilian life whether pursuing additional education, finding a job in the public or private sector, or starting their own business.
The TAP curriculum, known as Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success) 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 Service members to depart "career ready" and meet mandatory Career Readiness Standards (CRS), regardless of their branch of service.
Military spouses are typically welcomed to attend the TAP courses on a space-available basis. Check with your local base for their rules on spouse attendance.
To find a TAP class near you, please follow the link to your service's transition assistance site:
- Army: Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program
- Air Force: Transition Assistance Program
- Navy: Transition Goals, Plans, Success
- Marines: Transition Readiness Program
- Coast Guard Transition Assistance Program
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