Welcome to the Transition Readiness Branch (TRB). This program provides military personnel and their family members guidance, counseling, and assistance in exploring options as they make their way through the Marine For Life Cycle. The assistance we provide can range from the following:
No matter where you are in your military career, the Transition Readiness Branch is available to assist with preparation for separation, demobilization, or retirement. An advisor is always available to discuss your transition goals and plans. Call our offices to schedule an appointment, or contact your Unit Transition Coordinator (UTC).
The Personal Readiness Seminar (PRS) is an interactive training program designed for all Marines, both officer and enlisted, to attend within 90 days of arrival to their First Permanent Duty Station. This course satisfies the requirements of SECNAVINST 1740.4A and MCO 1700.31.
In preparation for your PRS there are pre-requisites you must complete ahead of time. Please contact your Unit Transition Coordinator (UTC) for details. In the meantime, complete the prework listed in the Personal Readiness Seminar (PRS) Information Checklist found to the left under Information Checklist. You will be required to present the completed work listed in the checklist to the UTC prior to being scheduled for your class. Also, review the PRS schedule to identify available dates. Due to reduced class size and COVID-19 restrictions, PRS is now being completed via Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) until December 31, 2020. Review the PRS Checklist located on the left side under Information Letter/Checklist.
After you have completed the prework listed in the Information Checklists, meet with your UTC to have those items verified in order to be scheduled for a PRS class.
Upon completion of PRS, return to the UTC with the certificate of completion.
With the certificate of completion for PRS, the UTC will coordinate the entry of the training event code into MCTFS or MCTIMS record.
The Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) and Retirement/Executive Transition Readiness Seminar (ETRS) are interactive programs designed for Service Members and their spouses to prepare for the transition from the military to the civilian. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend the seminars, or register for the Spouse Transition and Readiness Seminar (STARS) by visiting www.mccslejeune-newriver.com/FMEAP. TRS and Retirement/ETRS provide exposure to transition, career, employment assistance, and education to active duty (AD), reserve component (RC), and eligible family members. This seminar satisfies the requirements of MCO 1700.31, which requires all service members be prepared for their transition from military to civilian life, and provide them and their families with the tools and resources needed to pursue Department of Defense (DOD) directed Career Readiness Standards (CRS).
In preparation for your Transition Readiness Seminar or Retirement Seminar, there are pre-requisites you must complete ahead of time. Please contact your Unit Transition Coordinator (UTC) for details. In the meantime, complete the prework listed in the TRS-Retirement-ETRS Checklist found to the left under Information Checklist, and be prepared to present the completed work to the UTC. The completed documents listed in that checklist will be presented to the UTC prior to being scheduled for the Initial Counseling (IC) appointment. Be sure to review the TRS schedule to identify available dates, and review the Statement of Benefits and the Managing Your Transition Timeline prior to meeting with the UTC. The UTC will request an appointment with the Transition Staff to conduct IC.
You cannot be registered for TRS/Retirement/ETRS until you have received Initial Counseling (IC) and PreSeparation Counseling (PreSep) first. Please see your UTC for more information.
Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) and Retirement must be completed no later than 180 days prior to EAS. This requirement lasts for 24 months following completion. During the seminar you may be required to complete Career Readiness Standard (CRS) Deliverables based on your transition goals and plan. The CRS Deliverables can be found to the left under Career Readiness Standards Deliverables.