Transition Readiness Program

Transition Readiness Program Contact Information

Marine & Family Programs
Transition Readiness Program
Kaneohe Bay, Building #244
Phone: 808-257-7790/257-7796

Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 0730-1630
Email: Questions & Comments


Schedule and Individual Counseling Appointment

Pre-Work: Complete Prior to TRS

  1. Prepare for the mandatory, 5-day Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS)
  2. The following pre-work is required to be completed before you can register for a seminar (view TRS Instructions & Checklist.)
    **If you are accessing this site from a .mil computer, please right-click on the links below and select “copy link address” or “copy shortcut” and then open a new tab in your browser and paste it into your browser URL window.**

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

Some in-person operations are now available Monday-Friday 0730-1630. Call our office to schedule.

The Transition Readiness Program will be making a number of modifications to ensure completion of training milestones, while still accounting for increased precautionary measures being set in place due to COVID-19.

The following changes are effective immediately:

  • In-person TRS will be available for retirees and for those who are 180 days or less to their EAS:
    • Maximum capacity is 17 Service Members and will run simultaneous with JKO TRS
    • Reservations must be coordinated through UTC.
  • Virtual TRS will continue as an option for those not able to attend in-person format
    • Reservations must be coordinated through UTC.
  • The Pre-Separation Counseling brief will be held the Friday morning prior to the TRS for those attending in-person TRS. Venue will be provided to confirmed attendees via email the Wednesday prior to brief.
    • Maximum of 17 Service Members this is a required session for those attending in-person TRS.
    • The digital Pre-Separation Counselling brief will be provided to all clients attending JKO TRS.

Service Members attending TRS virtually should download the following course materials prior to the seminar:


If you have a scheduled phone interview, for either Capstone Review or Individual Pre-Separation Counseling, please email your completed documents to your assigned TRP Counselor prior to your appointment time. If you do not know who your counselor is call 808-257-7790.

In the Subject line please state your Last Name, First Name, Appointment Type, (ie Capstone or Pre-separation) date and time.

Transition Readiness Program Manager

Transition Counselor

P&PD Technician

P&PD Advisor 1

P&PD Advisor 2

P&PD Advisor 3

Thank you,
TRP Staff

Resume Appointments Available at the TRP Office

Resumes normally get less than a 15 to 30 second glance at the first screening. Transition Readiness Program offers assistance in resume preparation.

To schedule an appointment for a resume critique, please call 808-257-7790/7797 or click here to email us. Bring a copy of your current resume. If you are applying for a particular position, bring the job posting information.

Add your name and email address to the Job Announcement Listing with one click. You'll receive a weekly email from the TRP Staff with local and mainland employment opportunities. New job announcements are always being added.

NOTE: These are not Marine Corps Community Service jobs. Visit our Job Listings page to view those. To be removed from this list, please email the TRP office by clicking here or call 808-257-7796.

Connect with your VA Benefits Advisors
VA Benefits Advisors are available to provide remote One-On-One Assistance sessions via phone or email. They can answer questions, explain benefits, and connect service members, Veterans, and loved ones to helpful resources. See this VA flyer for additional in formation.

DAV Transition Service Office is teleworking. Due to limited support staff, the best form of communication at this time is correspondent via email. The phone number is 808-433-0490. 

Transition Readiness Program (TRP) provides career and job search assistance, occupational guidance, and transition guidance information to separating and retiring service members and their families. We provide assistance with resume and federal application preparation, interview skills, and a career resource center for career research and professional development. Click here to see the 2021 TRS Schedule.

Click Here For Information About Our Partner Workshops Hosted by FMEAP

TRP facilitates the Transition Readiness Seminars (TRS), which are mandatory before separating or retiring from the military. Service members must contact their Career Planner, Unit Transition Counselor (UTC) or Command Career Counselor to enroll in the mandatory TRS.

The Transition Readiness Program (TRP) ensures that Marines are prepared for their transition from military to civilian life and provides Marines and their families with the tools and resources needed 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 EAS or within 24 months of their retirement, but no later than 180 days from EAS or Retirement (per MCO 1700.31).

The restructured transition process will be more tailored to post-separation goals, and Marines will be required to start the process earlier to develop a smoother transition to civilian life.
Initial Counseling requirement – No later than 365 days from EAS
Attend Transition Readiness Seminar  – No later than 180 days from EAS

Are You 18-24 Months Out From Transition?
If you will soon be transitioning to civilian life, you can click on each step below to guide you through the process.

Click on each step below to guide you through the transition process.

  1. Prepare for the mandatory, 5-day Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS)
  2. The following pre-work is required to be completed before you can register for a seminar (view TRS Instructions & Checklist / Retiree TRS Checklist.)
    **If you are accessing this site from a .mil computer, please right-click on the links below and select “copy link address” or “copy shortcut” and then open a new tab in your browser and paste it into your browser URL window.**

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

  • Attend your Pre-Separation Seminar – Fridays at 0900. 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
  • Click here to see the 2021 TRS Schedule.

  • Take additional Tracks: Education, Career Exploration & Planning, or Entrepreneur
    • Education Track
      Prepare for success in higher education at this two-day seminar. Receive information about how to select a college or university, enrollment procedures, admission requirements, and educational funding, including financial aid and scholarships.
    • Vocational Track
      This course will help you answer those questions by guiding you through a process of self-reflection, assessment, research and planning. The Career Assessment and Training Track will introduce you to tools and resources to help you evaluate the career options which may be best for you and how you can gain the necessary training or credentials to pursue them. Using this information, you will create a detailed plan to pursue civilian success after your military service.
    • Entrepreneur Track
      This two-day seminar will help Marines and Sailors make the best and most informed choices about starting, owning, and operating a small business. Participants will be provided with information and references about owning their own business, and gaining a full understanding of the requirements, responsibilities and resources needed to succeed. This workshop will provide participants with the means to decide if this career or employment option is the direction they wish to take when leaving the service.
  • Schedule one-on-one counseling/advising session(s) with TRP/Education Staff if needed.
  • Continue to work on your self assessment.
  • Complete resume/advising appt. with P&PD Advisors as needed.
  • Schedule a 12-month after transition budget appointment with PFMP 808-257-7783.
  • Apply to jobs and schools

  • Print out this Capstone Checklist.
  • Capstones offered by appointment only. Call 257-7790 to book appointments or go to the TRP Office Bldg 244.
  • Bring Completed Self Assessment
  • Completed resume
  • Completed 12 -month post-Transition Budget
  • Completed MOC-Gap analysis
  • If additional tracks were taken: Additional Track Career Readiness Standards
  • If applicable: job offer or college acceptance letter

  • 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.

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

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