Preparing Marines for civilian life.

The Transition Readiness Program (TRP) ensures Marines prepare to transition from military to civilian life. TRP provides Marines and their families with the tools and resources to pursue the Department of Defense-directed Career Readiness Standards.

TRS is currently a week-long program required by Title 10 for all Active Duty and Reserve Marines who have served a minimum of 180 consecutive days on Active Duty. Currently, Marines are encouraged to begin TRS within 12-14 months of their End of Active Service (EAS) or within 24 months of their retirement, but no later than 180 days from EAS or Retirement (per MCO 1700.31).

Get Started Now:

Step 1 | Complete Pre-Work Prior to TRS

Prepare for the mandatory, 5-day Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS).

The following pre-work is required to be completed before you can register for a seminar (view TRS Instructions & Checklist.)

  1. Download 2023 TRS Checklist.pdf and fill out the top portion of the first page and follow Transition Pre-Work Instructions on checklist.
    Use the following links below to follow along with the checklist.
  2. Schedule your Individual Counseling Appointment
    Schedule Individual Counseling Appointment
  3. Complete Self Assessment/ITP
  4. Initiate the e-Form   (MUST use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge)
  5. VMET (Verification of Military Experience and Training)   (MUST use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge)
  6. JST (Joint Service Transcript) 
  7. VA Account Registration
  8. Update MOL Email 

Please complete and bring all pre-work to your Individual Counseling Appointment.



Step 2 | Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) (12-24 Months Prior to EAS)

  • Attend your Pre-Separation Seminar – Fridays at 0830. Location will be emailed to participants.
  • Mon-Fri Participants will be notified of location at the Pre-Separation Seminar.
  • In Classroom VA and DOL Employment workshops and Transition specific info, Education, Entrepreneurial, and Vocational classes.
  • TAD for the week – 100% in class – NO outside appointments or being pulled away
  • Check the downloads section for the 2022 TRS Schedule

Step 3 | TRS 400 - Pre-capstone (120 Days Prior to EAS/Beginning of Terminal Leave)

  • Print out the Capstone Checklist in the downloads section.
  • Capstones offered by appointment only.
  • Bring Completed Self Assessment
  • Completed resume
  • Completed 12 -month post-Transition Budget
  • Completed MOC-Gap analysis

Step 4 | Capstone (90 Days Prior to EAS)

  • Schedule your final capstone interview with the Commanding Officer or assigned Capstone Designee.
  • DD2648/eForm is signed during this interview by Commanding Officer or designee.

Step 5 | Transition to Civilian

  • Print completed DD2648/eForm from DoDTap website
  • Take to IPAC
  • Receive DD214

Contact Information

MCCS Marine & Family Programs | Transition Readiness Program

5th Street Building 244
Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH)
Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii 96863

Phone: 8082577790

Retired Activities Program: 8082577790


Monday 0730-1630
Tuesday 0730-1630
Wednesday 0730-1630
Thursday 0730-1630
Friday 0730-1630
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Holiday hours may vary.
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