Attending a Class
Initial Counseling / Pre-Separation (IC/PreSep) class is the pre-requisite for the Transition Readiness Seminar for both separating and retiring service members. Service members must complete the following before attending class:
Registered on eBenefits with a DS Login and Password, not CAC login: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage
Complete ONET Interest Profiler: https://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip
Iniated, digitally signed, and saved eForm: https://milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect
Completed Self-Assessment/Individual Transition Plan, printed and ready to bring to IC/PreSep class check in
Reviewed Statement of Benefits for Military Members & updated email address in MOL
The CP/UTC must verify the above and complete Step 1 of the IC/PreSep Counseling worksheet. Service member must bring the IC/PreSep Counseling Worksheet to IC/PreSep class.
Transition Readiness Seminars
The Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) is a mandated program for all separating military personnel. It is designed to give Marines and their families ownership of their transition from military to civilian lifestyle. Service members are enrolled in TRS through the Unit Transition Counselor or Career Planner. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend.
The Retirement Seminar is for service members who will have at least 20 years of service at the time of retirement. TERA participants are welcome, however, they are required to attend a TRS class, as the Retirement Seminar does not meet the mandatory separation requirements for TERA retirees. Recommended attendance is two years prior to retirement and again within a year to six months of retirement. Spouses are encouraged to attend.
Executive Transition Readiness Seminar (ETRS is only held aboard MCB Camp Lejeune)
The Executive Transition Readiness Seminar (ETRS) is for E9, CWO4, CWO5 and O5 and above who will have at least 20 years of service at the time of retirement.
ETRS meets the separation requirement for service members with 20 years or more of military experience planning to retire by providing core benefits on Veterans Affairs, Veteran Service Organizations, Survivor Benefit Plan, Finance, Administrative Requirements, Distribution Management Office (DMO), and Travel Pay. Spouses are encouraged to attend.