The individual branches of service provide a number of programs to support service members and their families with transitioning from the military. The following links provide the official service Transition Assistance Programs in the military.
Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) The ACAP provides transition and job assistance services to Soldiers and civilian employees and their family members who are separating from the military. This includes information about the Transition Assistance Program and links to job listings.
The website also includes content specifically geared towards Soldiers who have become seriously injured in the service of their country. Job Connections for Army Wounded Warriors (AW2) Program is designed to meet the needs of disabled Soldiers who want the chance to work and the employers who want to recruit them.
Army Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) COOL explains how Soldiers can meet civilian certification and license requirements related to their military occupational specialties (MOSs), and serves as a resource to identify what civilian credentials relate to their MOS and how to obtain them.
Army OneSource Army OneSource is the website of Army Community Service (ACS), the organization that provides family programs and services to members of the Army. This website offers a variety of information, links, services, and resources for Soldiers, family members, staff, and civilians, including helpful information about spouse employment opportunities and job postings.
Marine For Life Marine For Life is a transition assistance program that reaches out to the network of Marine veterans and Marine-friendly businesses, organizations, and individuals that are willing to help Marines who are leaving active duty and returning to the civilian community. Services include networking and assistance with employment, education, housing, childcare, veterans' benefits, and other support services designed to help smooth the transition back to the civilian community.
Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP) TAMP, the official Marine Corps transition program, provides resources and assistance to enable all separating service members and their families to make a successful transition from military to civilian life. TAMP provides accurate and relevant information and assistance on careers, employment, education and training benefits, health and life insurance eligibility requirements, financial planning, benefits of joining the Unites States Marine Corps Reserves, and Veterans' benefits and entitlements.
Fleet and Family Support Center Transition Assistance Program The Fleet and Family Support Center's Transition Assistance Program and services focus on making sure Navy service members have the knowledge they need to ensure a smooth transition when they decide to return to civilian life. The website includes information on the job search process, interviewing, TAP Employment Workshops, and career exploration.
Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) COOL explains how Sailors can meet civilian certification and license requirements related to their military occupational specialties (MOSs), and serves as a resource to identify what civilian credentials relate to their MOS and how to obtain them.
Air Force Services This website provides a number of resources for service members including information related to family readiness, employment, education, family life, financial health, military readiness, relocation, and transition from military to civilian life. The site offers links to other military and commercial sites related to these and other topics.
United States Coast Guard (USCG) Transition Assistance Program The USCG Transition Assistance Program provides information and assistance to all separating and retiring members to help them make an effective transition from military to civilian life. An integral aspect of this goal is to ensure that separating members are made aware of, and have access to, the numerous programs and services available to assist them in the transition process. The website includes relevant eligibility requirements, definitions, and links to other resources and websites.