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US Army Metro D.C.

  • US Army Metro D.C.
  • 239 Sheridan Avenue, Bldg. 417, Room 215
  • Fort Myer, VA 22211
  • (703) 696-3071

Program Description

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is a Commander's Program and a Soldier's responsibility. The program provides transition assistance services to eligible Soldiers with at least 180 or more continuous days of Title 10 active duty service, except for those in a training status. TAP helps all eligible transitioning Soldiers discover knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to be competitive and successful in the global workforce. TAP helps Soldiers make informed career decisions through counseling and employment assistance, building upon lessons learned in the Initial and Service phases of the Soldier Life Cycle.

Going early and often to TAP is statistically proven to increase the chance of post-transition success for Soldiers. A study by Hiring Our Heroes found that Service members are two times more likely to get a job before leaving active duty if they start their job search at least six months or more before transitioning. This indicates that many TAP requirements need to be completed much earlier in order to begin the job search at this six-month mark with the documents and knowledge needed to successfully search for open positions.

The Army's TAP goals include support to the manning of the total Army. TAP supports the Army's Active Component recruiting effort by producing successful alumni. The decision to enlist in the Army is often influenced by friends and relatives. When Army alumni are successful they serve as powerful examples of what Army service can do for a young man or woman's future.Those who are capable of translating Army skills, training, and experience into rewarding careers are living billboards promoting the Army as a great place to start a career. TAP also supports Active Component retention by helping Soldiers to intelligently compare their Army earnings, benefits and potential for growth with what they can reasonably expect to achieve in the private sector. Many TAP clients realize that they need to stay on active duty in order to gain new skills, education, training and experience before transitioning to the global workforce.

Services Provided

  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%