TRANSITION READINESS PROGRAM
Transition Readiness Program

Transition Readiness Program (TRP)


For Transitioning Service Members only: Schedule your IC appointment by visiting https://www.mccsokinawa.com/transition/#tab3


The Transition Readiness Program (TRP) works to ensure that Marines are prepared for their transition from military to civilian life and provides Marines and their families with the tools and resources needed to pursue the Department of Defense directed Career Readiness Standards.  The program promotes awareness of the Career Readiness Standards (CRS) that Service Members must meet to create a successful transition and meet TAP compliance per the 10 U.S.C. § 1142(a)(4). Service Members must comply with the below conditions to become TAP compliant.


Completion of: 

1.      Initial Counseling

2.      Pre-Separation Counseling

3.      TRS or Pre-Retirement

4.      2-day track*

5.      Capstone Review

6.      Commander/Designee Verification


*A 2-day track is only required for Tier 3 Service Members. Please refer to your eForm if you are unsure of your tier status.


Things You Need to Know / Things You Need to Do Resource List


Service Members are eligible to start their transition process as early as 24 months prior to separation and no later than 12 months. To register and receive the TRS Pre-Work Checklist Service Members must contact their Unit Transition Coordinator (UTC). If you need assistance identifying your UTC, please contact our office at  MCBB_TRP@USMC.MIL .

To locate the nearest TRP office please click the button below:


ProgramInformation


SgtMaj of the Marine Corps, SgtMaj Troy E. Black with a special message for our Marines and their families on the new Transition Readiness Program process and its importance.



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Personal Readiness Seminar (PRS)



The Marine For Life Cycle model requires every Marine at their first Permanent Duty Station (PDS) to attend the Personal Readiness Seminar (PRS) within 90 days of their arrival per MARADMIN 568/16. The PRS provides Marines with an understanding of resources and program available to assist them with developing and supporting career and personal goals, while on active duty and beyond.


Due to the uprising of COVID-19 and the precautionary measures taking place, JRC will be canceling all classes until further notice.  To complete this requirement, personnel must complete the online registration through Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) prior to completing the course.  The course code and instructions for registering will be provided via email.  Please contact MCBB_PRS@usmc.mil to register and please provide the following information:

-Rank, Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial
-Department of Defense Identification Number (DoDI #)
-Contact information (phone number/email address) 


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Individual Counseling (IC) Appointments


Service Members must schedule and complete their Individual Counseling (IC) appointment and Pre-Separation Counseling brief before attending the Transition Readiness Seminars per MARADMIN 632/19. Once an IC appointment has been scheduled, a transition staff member will provide instructions on how to access their counselor prior to their appointment via email.  To schedule your IC appointment, please use the camp links below. The availability of appointments may vary by location. When scheduling the appointment, Service Members will have the option to elect for in-person or virtual style appointments during registration. If you are unable to make your scheduled time or have questions, please email  MCBB_TRP@usmc.mil



The entire TRS Pre-Work checklist and all supporting documents must be completed prior to the Individual Counseling (IC) appointment. Once the checklist has been completed please schedule your Individual Counseling (IC) by utilizing the following links* below.

TRS Pre-Work Checklist

Self Assessment/ITP


How-to-Guides/Resources


How-to-Access the eForm Guide

How-To-Digitally-Sign-Your-eForm Guide

How-to-Create VA.gov Login Guide

How-to-Access LES Guide

Pre-Separation Counseling Resource Guide & Pre-Separation Counseling Brief

Things You Need to Know / Things You Need to Do Resource List 


Individual IC Appointments


***If any of the below camps display 'Sold Out' or 'Event Ended', please click on another camp to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment***

Individual Camp Courtney IC Appointments

Individual Camp Schwab IC Appointments

Individual Camp Hansen IC Appointments

Individual Camp Foster IC TRP Office Appointments

Individual Camp Foster IC EDU Office Appointments

Individual MCAS Futenma IC Appointments 

Individual Camp Kinser IC Appointments

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2-Day Transition Tracks


The Transition Readiness Program (TRP) offers four 2-day tracks for Service Members and spouses to attend. The tracks provide assistance, information, and training in education, employment, entrepreneurship, or vocational goals. The 2-day tracks may be required based on the Service Members' transition pathway, identified during their Individual Counseling (IC).  

Service Members can attend 2-day tracks at any time. It is highly recommended to complete a 2-day track before attending the Transition Readiness Seminar or Pre-Retirement Seminar but must be complete before a Service Member completes their capstone review. If you are unsure if a 2-day track is required, please refer to your eForm to identify your tier status. 

A 2-day track is only required for Tier 3 Service Members; it is highly recommended for all other tiers.

To register for the employment, entrepreneurship, or vocational tracks, please visit the 'Workshops' tab on the Transition page or email MCBB_TRP@usmc.mil.

To register for the education track, please email eduadvisor@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org

To view the upcoming schedules for each track, please refer to the links below for schedules, participant guides, and presentations. 


2-Day Tracks Schedules, Guides, and Presentations


2022 Small Business Association Boots to Business (B2B) Schedule - B2B Participant Guide

2022 Career and Credential Exploration (C2E) Schedule - C2E Participant Guide - C2E Presentation

2022 Managing Your Education (MYE) Schedule

2022 Department of Labor Employment Workshop (DOLEW) Schedule - DOLEW Participant Guide - DOLEW Presentation 


Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS)



Individual Counseling (IC) Appointments


Individual Counseling appointments will continue as scheduled. Please visit the following link Individual Counseling page and use the links listed to schedule your one-on-one appointment.  All appointments will be conducted in-person or virtual based on the Service Members preference. Please be prepared to scan your TRS Pre-Work documents by saving an electronic copy of completed work for virtual appointments. 

For any questions or concerns, please contact the Transition Readiness Program at MCBB_TRP@usmc.mil.


The Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS), per MCO 1700.31, is required for all active duty Service Members separating from service. Effective 1 October 2019, per DoDI 1332.35 and MARADMIN 632/19, all Service Members must complete an Individualized Initial Counseling (IC) and a Pre-Separation Counseling brief with a Transition Readiness Staff by 12-18 months out from separation or 12-24 months from retirement. During the IC it will be identified which pathway the Service Members will be required to complete and will determine if a 2-day track(s) are required, prior to the Unit Transition Coordinator (UTC)* registering the Service Member for TRS.  The 2-day tracks are Managing Your Education (MYE), Department of Labor Employment Workshop (DOLEW), Career and Credential Exploration (C2E), and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Entrepreneur Track - Boots to Business (B2B). 

*To register and receive the TRS Pre-Work checklist, please contact your Unit Transition Coordinator (UTC). If you need assistance identifying your UTC, please contact the Transition office at MCBB_TRP@USMC.MIL.


Resources 


Things You Need to Know / Things You Need to Do Resource List

Managing Your (MY) Transition Timeline Guide (DoDTap)

Pre-Separation Counseling Resource Guide (DoDTap)

Service Member Transition Flowchart

2022 TRS Schedule

TRS Pre-Work Checklist

How-to-Access the eForm Guide

How-To-Digitally-Sign-Your-eForm Guide

How-to-Create VA.gov Login Guide

How-to-Access LES Guide

eForm (web location)

OSD Assessment

IPAC Outbound Process & Information (available only from a .mil computer)

Skillbridge FAQ & MCCS Skillbridge Webpage

NDAA PROCESS


Transition Readiness Seminar Guides and Presentations


Marine for Life Network

Financial Planning Participant Guide - eFinancial Worksheet (Instructions for the eFinancial Worksheet) - Financial Planning Snapshot 

Military Occupational Crosswalk (MOC) MOC Participant Guide - MOC Gap Analysis Career Readiness Standard (CRS) (print out only)        

Self-Assessment/Individual Transition Plan (ITP- fillable document) 

VA Benefits and Services 4.0 (Participant Guide only)

Reserved Opportunity Obligation Brief (ROOB) Instructions (MarineNet) - ROOB Presentation

TRS Department of Labor (DOL Day) - Employment Fundamentals of Career Transition (EFCT) (Presentation) DOL Day EFCT Participant Guide

Relocation (Smooth Move) Information

Navy Personnel Support Detachment Separation Brief Information

  


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Pre-Retirement Seminar 

 


Individual Counseling (IC) Appointments


Individual Counseling appointments will continue as scheduled. Please visit the following link Individual Counseling page and use the links listed to schedule your one-on-one appointment.  All appointments will be conducted in-person or virtual based on the Service Members preference. Please be prepared to scan your TRS Pre-Work documents by saving an electronic copy of completed work for virtual appointments. 

For any questions or concerns, please contact the Transition Readiness Program at MCBB_TRP@usmc.mil.


The Pre-Retirement Seminar is an alternative option to the Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) MCO 1700.31 for retiring Service Members.  Effective 1 October 2019, per DoDI 1332.35 and MARADMIN 632/19, all Service Members must complete an Individualized Initial Counseling (IC) with a Transition Readiness Staff by 12-18 months out from separation or 12-24 months from retirement. During the IC it will be identified which pathway the Service Members will be required to complete and will determine if a 2-day track(s) are required, prior to the Unit Transition Coordinator (UTC)* registering the Service Member for the Pre-Retirement Seminar.  The 2-day tracks are Managing Your Education (MYE), Department of Labor Employment Workshop (DOLEW), Career and Credential Exploration (C2E), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Entrepreneur Track - Boots to Business (B2B).  

*To register and receive the TRS Pre-Work checklist, please contact your Unit Transition Coordinator (UTC). If you need assistance identifying your UTC, please contact the Transition office at MCBB_TRP@USMC.MIL.


Resources


Things You Need to Know / Things You Need to Do Resource List 

Managing Your (MY) Transition Timeline Guide (DoDTap)

Pre-Separation Counseling Resource Guide (DoDTap)

Service Member Transition Flowchart

2022 Pre-Retirement Seminar Schedule

Pre-Work Checklist

Statement of Benefits Flyer

How-to-Access the eForm Guide

How-to-Digitially-Sign-Your-eForm Guide

How-to-Create VA.gov Login Guide

eForm (web location)

OSD Assessment

IPAC Outbound Interview (OBI) Separations and Retirement Process

Skillbridge FAQ - MCCS Skillbridge Webpage

NDAA PROCESS

 



Pre-Retirement Seminar Presentations


Legal (180-Day Retirement Fact Sheet)

TRICARE

IPAC - IPAC Outbound Process & Information

DMO & PTO

Travel/Disbursing

Medical Records

VA Benefits & Services 4.0 (Participant Guide only)

Relocation (Smooth Move) Information

Military Occupational Codes (MOC) Participant GuideMOC Gap Analysis Career Readiness Standard (CRS) (print out only)

Self-Assessment/Individual Transition Plan (ITP- fillable document)

TRS Department of Labor (DOL Day) - Employment Fundamentals of Career Transition (EFCT) (Presentation) DOL Day EFCT Participant Guide

Marine for Life Network

Navy Personnel Support Detachment Retiring Brief Information


Financial Information & Brief


eFinancial Workbook (Instructions for the eFinancial Workbook) - Financial Planning Snapshot

Financial Websites

Life Cycle Approach Handout

Survivor Benefit Plan Handout

Retirement Planning

Financial Insurance

Estate Planning

Financial Planning for Transition

TSP



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Capstone Review



Capstone Review is the culmination of the transition process and must be completed with a transition staff NLT 120 days from the Service Members’ End of Active Service (EAS). Service Members will be required to present their completed Career Readiness Standards (CRS) to a transition staff member before the Commander’s Verification phase. The CRS are deliverables demonstrating if the Service Member is prepared to pursue personal post-transition goals. A transition staff member will complete an in-depth review of the Service Members’ eForm, Individual Transition Plan (ITP), and all required CRS documents.


All transitioning Service Members may have to complete the following CRS in preparation for their Capstone Review:

·      12-month post-separation budget or Financial Planning Snapshot

·      Individual Transition Plan (ITP)/Self-Assessment

·      Military Occupational Crosswalk (MOC) Gap Analysis Worksheet

·      VA.gov registration

·      Continuum of Military Service Opportunity via the Reserve Opportunities and Obligation Brief (ROOB) (not required for Retirees)


Depending on the Service Members’ transition pathway (identified during their Individual Counseling) will determine what CRS documents will be required. Additional CRS are as follows:

·      2-Day track CRS deliverables*
               -Employment:  Completed Resume or Verification of Employment
               -Vocational Training:  Comparison of Technical Schools
               -Education:  Comparison of Colleges/Universities
               -Entrepreneurship:  None

*A 2-Day track is only required for Tier 3 Service Members. Please refer to your eForm if you are unsure of your tier status.

 

How to complete a Capstone Review


When a Service Member is ready to complete their Capstone Review, they must:

Contact their Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) advisor or specialist to request a Capstone Review in-person or virtual. If the Transition Advisor or Transition Specialist is unavailable, please email MCBB_TRP@usmc.mil to request a Capstone Review and include all required CRS documents and EDIPI number.

Unit Transition Coordinator (UTC)


The Unit Transition Coordinator (UTC) coordinates with the installation transition office to ensure their Service Members within their units meet all requirements for the Transition Readiness Program (TRP). As the UTC, you will ease the process of transition to civilian life for all separating, retiring, deactivating, and demobilizing Service Members regardless of their rank. In order to become a UTC you must be appointed in writing by the CO. Please use the UTC letter template listed under resources. Once the letter has been completed please email a copy to MCBB_TRP@usmc.mil to request UTC training.

As a newly appointed UTC you must be:

·       Appointed in writing

·       In the rank of E-5 or above and not currently serving as the Career Planner

·       At least 12 months remaining with the command

·       Reports directly to the CO/XO

·       Complete UTC training no later than 45 days of appointed letter

For additional questions or inquires on the role of the UTC please contact any of the transition offices or email us at MCBB_TRP@usmc.mil.


Resources 


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10 Steps for TRS for the UTC




·     UTC Letter Template

·     TRS Pre-Work checklist

·     UTC Best Practices 

·     How to Obtain a 24-12 month Alpha Roster Guide 

·     How to Run TA & TZ Codes Guide

·     CLC2S UTC Guide

·     UTC Checklist Cheat Sheet

·     How to Access TRP Gear Locker for UTC’s         

·    DoDTap FAQs for CO/Designees - DoDTap Website

·     2022 TRS Schedule

·     2022 Pre-Retirement Schedule

·     TRS UTC Resource List 

·     2022 2-day Track Schedules

·     Table of Contents for UTC Turnover Binder   

·     Example UTC Tracking Sheet

·     UTC Responsibility Flowchart

·     Service Member Flowchart

·     NDAA Timeline (National Defense Authorization Act)

·     Managing Your (MY) Transition Timeline Guide (DoDTap)  

·     Skillbridge FAQ - MCCS Skillbridge Webpage 

Policies


 
 

·       MCO 1700.31

·       MARADMIN 632/19   

·       MARADMIN 568/16 

·       DoDI 1332.35 (Public Law 115-232 Section 552)

·       Functional Area Checklist

·       Functional Area Trends & Best Practices Information

 


Commanding Officer (CO) & Designee


The CO or designee, as scheduled by the UTC, personally interviews each separating Service Member to determine if they have met all of the required Career Readiness Standards (CRS), have a viable plan to transition from military to civilian life, and has been provided a warm handover to connect with external agencies that offer additional assistance post transition through the eForm (DD2648). In order to become a designee, you must be appointed in writing.

As a newly appointed designee you must:

·       Be appointed in writing by the CO or O5 (with court martial authority) and not appointed as a UTC

·       In the rank of an E6 or above

·       Receive designee training through the UTC or transition office

·       Review CRS and address any areas of concern or non-compliance before electronically signing the eForm

·       Receive official email 'token' to complete the eForm


Additional Resources for CO/Designees


·       Designee Letter Template

·       CO/Designee Brief

·       DoDtap FAQs for Commanders/Designees - DoDTap Website

·       Capstone Checklist

·       Commanders Designee eForm Job Aid

·       How to Access TRP Gear Locker for Commanders

·       NDAA Timeline (National Defense Authorization Act)

·       Managing Your (MY) Transition Timeline Guide (DoDTap) 

Reserve Direct Affiliation Program (DAP) Information

The Reserve Direct Affiliation Program (DAP) offers opportunities for separating Marines interested in continuing their service after separation and maintaining some of their military benefits. The DAP affords qualified both enlisted and officers the opportunity to affiliate with a Selected Marine Corps Reserve unit or participate in the Individual Mobilization Augmentee Program. These programs afford continued benefits to include:

  • Tricare coverage
  • Transferring education benefits
  • Drill pay and more

If you are a separating Marine interested in learning more about DAP, contact SSgt Mihalek at nicholas.mihalek@usmc.mil.

 III MEF DAP Flyer

Reserve Direct Affiliation Program (DAP) Information
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The Reserve Direct Affiliation Program (DAP) offers opportunities for separating Marines interested in continuing their service after separation and maintaining some of their military benefits. The DAP affords qualified both enlisted and officers the opportunity to affiliate with a Selected Marine Corps Reserve unit or participate in the Individual Mobilization Augmentee Program. These programs afford continued benefits to include:

  • Tricare coverage
  • Transferring education benefits
  • Drill pay and more

If you are a separating Marine interested in learning more about DAP, contact SSgt Mihalek at nicholas.mihalek@usmc.mil.

 III MEF DAP Flyer

Additional Links and Resources 

Okinawa


Liberty App Flyer

MCCS Okinawa Volunteer Program


Transition Information


Things You Need to Know / Things You Need to Do Resource List 

Pre-Separation Counseling Resource Guide (DoDTap)

Websites for Transitioning Service Members

Department of Veterans Affairs Website 

My Next Move Interest Profiler 

O*Net  

USO Pathfinder

Linked-In  

Marine for Life Network 

Federal Bonding Program

Joint Service Transcript (JST)

Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET)

eForm (web location)

How-to-Access the eForm Guide

How-to-Create VA.gov Login Guide


SkillBridge Information


Department of Defense (DoD) Skillbridge Website

Okinawa MCCS Skillbridge Website

DoDI 1322.29 & MARADMIN 350/18 

                                         

 







 












     


Employment/Education Information


Employment Resources (Resume Templates)

Separating/Retiring on Island Brochure

OCONUS, CONUS & OKINAWA Job Distribution Sign Up

180-Day Retirement Fact Sheet

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights (USERRA)

Warrior-Scholar Project Flyer

Amazon Military Employment Flyer

U.S. Secret Service Agency Brochure &  U.S. Secret Service Flyer 

Tips from TSA for Military Personnel

Hiring Our Heroes Virtual Career Community Flyer

MilitaryTimes Job Board Website

MilTax Flyer

Military OneSource Childcare Services

VA Intermediate Care Technician (ICT) Resource Flyer


Veteran Resources


VA eLearning Offering Flyer

VA Women's Health Transition Training Information 

Water Works

Operation Freedom


 


 







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