Transition Assistance Program
MANDATORY PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING. Everyone separating or retiring from the military MUST receive a congressionally mandated pre-separation counseling briefing which covers the services and benefits available to them. Before a Servicemember can sign up for Transition GPS, the member must have attend the preseparation counseling. Upon completion of the briefing, a DD Form 2648 (Pre-Separation Counseling Checklist) is completed by the member and signed by both the member and the Transition staff member who provided the counseling; this becomes a permanent part of the member’s personnel file.