Soldier for Life:
Transition Assistance Program


Mission

The mission of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is to assist military personnel, Department of Defense Civilians, and their Family Members with the employment search process by providing the highest quality guidance, training, resources, and support during their career transition.



Eligibility

All Soldiers, including full-time Active Guard Reserve, Reservists and DA Civilian, are eligible for all of the services that TAP has to offer.

  • If you are Expiration Term of Service (ETSing), you can start TAP as far as 1 year from your ETS date in accordance with (IAW) Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM) 12-007: Implementation of Mandatory Transition Assistance Program Participation for Eligible Service Members and Operation Order 054-12.
  • If you are retiring, you can start TAP as far as 2 years from your retirement date IAW Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM) 12-007: Implementation of Mandatory Transition Assistance Program Participation for Eligible Service Members and Operation Order 054-12.
  • Your spouse is eligible for all TAP services as long as you are eligible.

The SFL-TAP Process

The SFL-TAP process must be initiated early. Allowing Soldiers to start early provides you and the Soldier the flexibility needed to prevent a conflict between mission requirements and SFL-TAP services. It also ensures compliance with timeliness standards and promotes the program’s effectiveness. As they prepare for transition, Soldiers need an average of 40 hours, spread over a 12-24 month period of time, to take advantage of SFL-TAP services. For more information on timeliness requirements and the need to start early, read Getting Started Early.

Contact Information

Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program
Spearhead Division Road
Bldg 1109-C, Room 126
Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121

Telephone: 502-624-5222
Telephone: 502-624-2227
Fax: 502-624-4812

Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed on Federal Holidays

Transition Service Manager
Telephone: 502-624-4159
DSN: 464-4159

Contract Installation Manager
Telephone: 502-624-2227
DSN: 464-2227