Sooner or later we all
enter the next phase of our Army careers – from active duty to civilian life – either
through retirement or separation. However, if not prepared, transition can be
The Army is committed to providing
an organized transition process that assists Soldiers and families with
entering this next phase of their lives.
On June 20 the Chief of
Staff of the Army announced a name change of the Army Career and Alumni Program
– a program which has provided Soldiers with numerous transitioning services –
to the Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program.
Soldier for Life:
Transition Assistance Program provides transition and job assistance services
that aid Soldiers in their future career planning. These services include
pre-separation briefings, benefits briefings, resume workshops, education resources
and job fairs.
The Fort Riley Soldier for Life:
Transition Assistance Program office assists and processes almost 300
transitioning Soldiers per month.
Please take advantage of
the resources available to you.
Soldiers and spouses may use
the Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program up to two years prior to
retirement or 18 months prior to separation.
I encourage you to use
these services early – the more you use these services, the more successful you
can be in your transition to civilian life.
Taking off the uniform, hanging
up the patrol cap and putting away the combat boots for sneakers, slacks or
even a suit can be daunting.
Our Soldiers have
sacrificed a lot during their service. They have gained valuable skills that may
be challenging to translate into marketable skills for the civilian world. The
Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program helps Soldiers prepare their
resumes before separation.
We want to give Soldiers
the best opportunity to be successful outside of the military – and we want to
ensure they know about all the benefits they are entitled to after separation.
The office of the Fort
Riley Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program is located in Room 101 of
Building 212. It is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – even during lunch hours – Monday
through Friday, except federal holidays.
For more information about the
Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program, call 785-239-2278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even though this very
recent name change from ACAP to Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program
is not yet apparent on internet sources, transition information can still be
found on the Army’s official transition website at www.acap.army.mil.
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