All transitioning Coast Guard members
are required to attend a Preseparation Counseling prior to departing
the Coast Guard. In addition, the Coast Guard's Preseparation
Instruction provides information on the various services and benefits
available to separating Coast Guard members and their families.
Throughout their transition, Coast
Guard members, and their family members have free access to trained
WorkLife managers who can help them to modify their individual
transition plan, secure necessary services, or just resolve problems.
The WorkLife Center remains their guide through this anxious
Congress has directed (through Public
Law 102-484, National Defense Authorization Act, 1995) that all
service members separating from active duty receive preseparation
counseling not later than 90 days prior to separation. Admin
offices at your command will go over the Preseparation worksheet with
you before separating. To ensure that you receive proper
counseling, you will be required to complete DD Form 2648,
"Preseparation Counseling Checklist", which becomes a permanent part
of your personnel record upon completion.