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Separations (SEP) Branch

About the Separations Branch

PPC Separations (SEP) provides the following:

Annually we process nearly 3,000 separations and distribute 130,000 W-2 forms.

Separation Processing Tips

Visit our Separations Branch News page for more updates and tips!

Transition Training

Be prepared: Take your mandatory transition training

​All members are required to take pre-separation counseling on the Learning Management System (LMS) or a transition seminar. Members are authorized to begin their transition one year out from separation or two years out from retiring. Contact your local transition manager or visit the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) website at https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/CG1/Health-Safety-and-Work-Life-CG-11/Office-of-Work-Life-CG-111/Transition-Assistance-Program/.

Separations Branch News

June 17, 2019

Thinking About Canceling Your SGLI Prior to Separation to Save a Few Dollars? Don't do it!

Canceling SGLI Prior to Separation is not a good idea.

May 22, 2019

Retired Pay "High-3" Calculator Launched

The Department of Defense has introduced a new "legacy" High-3 Retirement Calculator to help members (Active Duty and Reserve) under the high-3 retirement system to estimate their retired pay. 

May 1, 2019

Issuance of Form DD-214 to Reserve Component Members

Reserve Component personnel ordered to active duty for a contingency operation for a period greater than 30 days will be issued a DD Form 214

Nov. 21, 2018

Permanent Promotion Obligated Service for Voluntary Retirement

​ALCOAST Commandant Change Notice 137/18 announced an error in a recent change to the Military Separations Manual, COMDTINST M1000.4. The two-year obligated service requirement for promotion was inadvertently omitted. This requirement is still in effect: “complete the two-year obligated service requirement incurred for a permanent promotion. (An officer will not be promoted if he or she has an approved voluntary retirement on file).”​

April 6, 2018

Issuance of DD-214s and Discharge Certificates

A quick rundown of when these forms are needed.

Last Modified

    April 8, 2021