Transition Readiness

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    Attending a Class

    In order to participate and be admitted to any of the below classes, you MUST complete the following items and receive a signed and stamped fast pass:

     Proof of signed electronic DD 2648 via the milConnect site (the signature section)
     Completed results of all 3 assessments on Kuder-Journey
     Proof of e-Benefits PREMIUM Registration

    The Pre-TRS brief is a quick information session to ensure that service members have a clear understanding of the TRS pre-work requirements. The Fast Pass is required to attend TRS.

     2019 TRS Schedule  TRS Budget (Excel Spreadsheet)
     Gap Analysis  TRS Individual Transition Plan (ITP)

    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.
    Camp Lejeune TRS Information MCAS New River TRS Information

    Retirement Seminars

    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.
    Camp Lejeune Retirement Information MCAS New River Retirement Information

    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.
    Executive Transition Readiness Seminar Information
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    Personal Readiness Seminar

    The Personal Readiness Seminar (PRS) is an interactive training program designed for military personnel assigned to their first permanent duty station. This course satisfies the requirements of SECNAVINST 1740.4 and MCO 1700.31, which requires initial personal financial training within 90 days of arriving at their first permanent duty assignment after MOS school. The following topics will be explored during the training:

    • Overview of The Marine For Life Cycle Model, including Personal and Professional Development (P&PD) Programs and services, and introductory personal finance topics
    • Military Pay & Entitlements
    • Establishing and managing a DFAS MyPay account
    • Understanding Your LES
    • Managing Direct Deposit, Allotments, and Checking Accounts
    • Developing a Spending Plan (Budgeting)
    • Savings & TSP
    • Credit & Debt Management
    • Consumer Awareness
    • Car Buying Tips & Traps

    Attending a Class

    In order to participate and be admitted to a PRS course, you MUST bring the following items when you check-in the morning of class; these items can be the original or a screenshot:

    • Proof of e-Benefits PREMIUM Registration
    • Register for a premium e-Benefits account via Provide printed proof or a screen shot to confirm registration for a premium account.
    • Complete the three Kuder Assessment quizzes via Register as a new user and select “veteran or active member in military.” Provide printed proof or a screen shot to confirm assessment completion. DO NOT PAY FOR ASSESSMENTS! THEY ARE FREE FOR ACTIVE DUTY! An alternative free assessment is authorized if you have difficulty with the Dantes Kuder site. The alternate site is
    • Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) -

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    Upcoming MCCS Supported Career Fairs

    Military Spouse Employment Expo New River Career Resource Center, AS-913 Longstaff St. Thu, Sep 19
    10:00AM – 2:00PM
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    Local and Unaffiliated Job Fairs

    Veterans Job/Career Fair American Legion Burton Cowell Post 265, 146 Broadhurst Rd., Jacksonville, NC Jun 4 | 10:00 - 11:00AM (Open to Veterans, Active Duty & Eligible Persons Only)

    Jun 4 | 11:00AM - 2:00PM (Open to ALL job seekers)
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