Soldier For Life - Retirement Services Office (SFL-RSO)


Soldier for Life-Retirement Services Office (SFL-RSO) provides quality service, guidance and information to Soldiers and their Families transitioning from active duty to retirement. SFL-RSO assists Soldiers and spouses in making a clear and concise Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) election. SFL-RSO also continues to provide service, updates and guidance to all retirees, spouses and their children.

Retirement Processing

To provide quality control during your retirement process, it is recommended that you contact your unit S-1 for assistance with retirement request submission.

Retirement Applications

Pre-Retirement Briefing

  • Pre-Retirement Briefings are conducted the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1300 in the classroom of building 1384 or 2020. NCOs and Officers who are planning to retire within 18 months are encouraged to attend. Valuable information is provided for planning purposes from the Retirement Services Office, Small Business Administration, TRICARE and Education Center. Spouses are encouraged to attend. For information pertaining to this briefing, call (502) 624-4315.

Online Pre-Retirement Briefing for Remote Soldiers

Career Status Bonus Briefing

  • CSB Briefings are conducted the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1300 in building 1384, Room 103. NCOs and Officers who have reached 14 ½ years of active service and LTCs who sign the DD Form 2839; CSB Election Form, are encouraged to attend this briefing. For information pertaining to this briefing, call (502) 624-4641/4315.

Survivor's Benefit Plan (SBP)

  • Call the Retirement Services Office at (502) 624-4315/4641 to schedule your SBP appointment no later than 60 days prior to your retirement/final out date. If you are married and your spouse is in the local area, they must attend with you. You will need to provide all dependents information (SSN, DOB, date of marriage), direct deposit information and divorce decree (if SBP was awarded to a former spouse).

Finance Briefing

  • This briefing is held daily at 11:30 in building 1384. The leave balance sheet received during this briefing must be turned into the Retirement Services Office.

DD 214 Review

  • You will have the opportunity to review the DD Form 214 Worksheet in our office during your SBP briefing appointment. You will need to turn in copies of your DD Form 2648 and DD Form 2958 from SFL-TAP and your leave balance sheet from the finance briefing. If there are awards, military education courses or foreign tours NOT on your ERB/ORB, you will want to bring the documents with you so we can add them to your DD Form 214.

Upcoming Events

Helpful Links


Department of Veteran Affairs

Retirement Pay

  • Final Pay (Eligible if DIEMS before 8 September 1980)
  • High Three (Eligible if DIEMS between 8 September 1980 and 31 July 1986)
  • CSB/REDUX (Eligible if DIEMS on or after 1 August 1986)

Army G-1

Contact Information

Transition Services Section (TSS)
Bldg 1384
Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121

Section Chief
Telephone: 502-624-1765
DSN: 464-1765

Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Retirement Services Office
Telephone: 502-624-7236
Telephone: 502-624-4641
Telephone: 502-624-6419
Telephone: 502-624-4315
Telephone: 502-624-3114
Fax: 502-624-4186


Transition Center
Telephone: 502-624-6456
Telephone: 502-624-4267
Telephone: 502-624-6283
Telephone: 502-624-1404
Telephone: 502-624-1280
Fax: 502-624-4186



ID Card Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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Updated 18 Jul 2018

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