IAW NDAA 19, effective 1 Oct 2019: Initial Counseling must be completed NLT 365 days prior to separation or retirement.
Individualized Initial Counseling (IC) between the service member and a TAP counselor (AF) or Command Career Counselor (Navy) begins the transition process. During the IC, service members complete their personal Self-Assessment and Individual Transition Plan (ITP) to identify and discuss their unique post-transition goals. At this appointment, service members will be scheduled for the 3-day TAP workshop and 2-day track workshop.
AIR FORCE: Call 474-1999 to schedule this transition appointment.
NAVY: Contact your Command Career Counselor to schedule this appointment.
If you would like to prepare for your appointment, download and complete the Self-Assessment from the Downloads section.