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Office of Work-Life (CG-111) : Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

TAP prepares Service Members (SMs) separating or retiring from the Coast Guard for their transition to civilian life. All eligible SMs are required to complete the standardized components of the TAP. These components are 1) Pre-separation Counseling and 2) the Transition Seminar, encompassing the Transition Goals, Plans, and Success (GPS) core curriculum.

Start with Pre-separation Counseling, eBenefits Registration and Preparing the ITP, moving up to Capstone.



DOL Employment Workshop


VA Benefits (Briefing I and II)


Military Occupational Code (MOC) Crosswalk


Financial Planning


Opportunity to Join Reserve Component


e-Benefits Registration


Pre-separation Counseling


If you are unable to contact the Transition/Relocation Manager on your HWSL Work-Life Staff, or need additional assistance beyond the information provided here, please contact the Headquarters Transition Assistance Program Manager, Mr. Rodney Whaley at (202) 475-5158, or email at