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The Army Transition Assistance Program is a commander’s program and a Soldier’s responsibility. The program provides transition assistance services to eligible Soldiers with at least 180 days of active duty service. TAP helps transitioning Soldiers discover knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to be competitive and successful in the global workforce, and make informed career decisions through counseling and employment assistance.

Going early and often to TAP is statistically proven to increase the chance of post-transition success for Soldiers. A study by Hiring Our Heroes found that Service members are two times more likely to get a job before leaving active duty if they start their job search at least six months or more before transitioning. This indicates that many TAP requirements need to be completed much earlier in order to begin the job search at this six-month mark with the documents and knowledge needed to successfully search for open positions.

TAP supports the Army’s Active Component recruiting effort by producing successful alumni. The decision to enlist in the Army is often influenced by friends and relatives. When Army alumni are successful, they serve as powerful examples of what Army service can do for a young man or woman’s future.

“The objective is to prepare separating service members for a successful transition back to civilian life,” said Charles Freeman, with Fort Belvoir’s TAP office. “Your civilian career trajectory is more unpredictable, as there are more unknowns.” Freeman added that the following TAP classes help Soldiers prepare for those unknowns.

The Army Transition Assistance Program is a commander’s program and a Soldier’s responsibility. The program provides transition assistance services to eligible Soldiers with at least 180 days of active duty service. TAP helps transitioning Soldiers discover knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to be competitive and successful in the global workforce, and make informed career decisions through counseling and employment assistance.

Going early and often to TAP is statistically proven to increase the chance of post-transition success for Soldiers. A study by Hiring Our Heroes found that Service members are two times more likely to get a job before leaving active duty if they start their job search at least six months or more before transitioning. This indicates that many TAP requirements need to be completed much earlier in order to begin the job search at this six-month mark with the documents and knowledge needed to successfully search for open positions.

TAP supports the Army’s Active Component recruiting effort by producing successful alumni. The decision to enlist in the Army is often influenced by friends and relatives. When Army alumni are successful, they serve as powerful examples of what Army service can do for a young man or woman’s future.

“The objective is to prepare separating service members for a successful transition back to civilian life,” said Charles Freeman, with Fort Belvoir’s TAP office. “Your civilian career trajectory is more unpredictable, as there are more unknowns.” The complete list of SFL/TAP classes can be found at sfl-tap.army.mil/

For more information, call Fort Belvoir TAP at 703-805-9247, or follow on Facebook @FortBelvoirTAP.