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    The Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) is designed to give Marines and their families ownership of their transition from the military to the civilian. Servicemembers are enrolled in TRS through the Unit Transition Counselor or Career Planner. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend.



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    Dec 12 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
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    Camp Lejeune Transition Readiness Seminars

    Formerly known as Seps/TAPS, the Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) is a mandated program for all separating military personnel. Please remember, in order to participate and be admitted to class, you MUST bring the following items when you check-in the morning of your first day of class:

     Initiate Electronic DD2648
     3 Completed Kuder-Journey Assessments
     Proof of e-Benefits Premium Registration

    If you attended the Pre-TRS brief and received a Fast Pass certificate please bring it with you the morning of check-in to TRS along with the required items listed above. The Pre-TRS brief is a quick information session to ensure service members have a clear understanding of the TRS pre-work requirements. If a service member presents the completion of all required pre-work items at the Pre-TRS brief they will be given a Fast Pass certificate to help expedite the check-in process. The Pre-TRS brief is offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in Bldg. 825, Room 421 at 1300.

    Attendees at TRS, Preretirement Seminar, and ETRS must be in clean business casual attire. No jeans, shorts, t-shirts, hats, tennis shoes or flip flops will be permitted while attending the five-day seminars. Personal laptops are welcomed but not required.

    Retirement Seminar

    The Retirement Seminar is for ranks up to and including E-8, CWO3 and O-4 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. This seminar is designed to meet the needs of retiring service members and their family members. It incorporates the requirements of the Pre-Separation Brief as well as information designed to help with writing resumes, career analysis, salary negotiation, interviewing, VA information and other employment topics. In addition, guest speakers will be there to provide valuable information about retirement benefits, financial planning, Tricare, your final move and more! Recommended attendance is two years prior to retirement and again within a year to 6 months of retirement. Spouses are encouraged to attend.

    *If you attended the Pre-TRS brief and received a Fast Pass please bring it with you along with the required items listed above. The Pre-TRS brief is a quick information session to ensure service members have a clear understanding of the TRS pre-work requirements. If a service member presents the completion of all required pre-work items at the Pre-TRS brief they will be given a Fast Pass certificate to help expedite the check-in process. The Pre-TRS brief is offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in Bldg. 825, Room 421 at 1300.

    You MUST bring the following items with you on your first day of class:

     Initiate Electronic DD2648
     3 Completed Kuder-Journey Assessments
     Proof of e-Benefits Premium Registration

    Attendees at TRS, Preretirement Seminar, and ETRS must be in clean business casual attire. No jeans, shorts, t-shirts, hats, tennis shoes or flip flops will be permitted while attending the five-day seminars. Personal laptops are welcomed but not required.

    Executive Retirement Seminar

    The Executive Transition Readiness Seminar is for E9, CW04-05, and O-5 and above who will have at least 20 years of service at the time of retirement.

    This seminar is designed for transitioning, senior military personnel pursuing a civilian career in upper level management. While exploring topics such as career exploration, resume development, social media and networking, workplace communication, interviewing, and salary negotiations, you will be equipped with the tools to ensure a successful transition into the civilian workforce as a leader. In addition, ETRS meets the separation requirements for service members with 20 years or more of military experience planning to retire by providing core benefit briefs on Veterans Affairs, Veteran Service Organizations, TRICARE, Survivor Benefit Plan, Finance, Administrative Requirements, Distribution Management Office (DMO), and Travel Pay.

    Attendees at TRS, Preretirement Seminar, and ETRS must be in clean business casual attire. No jeans, shorts, t-shirts, hats, tennis shoes or flip flops will be permitted while attending the five-day seminars. Personal laptops are welcomed but not required.

    MCAS New River Transition Readiness Seminars/Pre-retirement Seminars

    Remember, in order to participate and be admitted to class, you MUST attend a Pre-TRS Brief and receive a FASTPASS that has been signed and stamped by Transition Readiness staff. The following pre-work must be verified:

     3 Completed Kuder-Journey Assessments
     Proof of e-Benefits Premium Registration
      Review Preseparation Counseling script and electronic signature on DD 2648 eForm

    Attendees at TRS, Preretirement Seminar, and ETRS must be in clean business casual attire. No jeans, shorts, t-shirts, hats, tennis shoes or flip flops will be permitted while attending the five-day seminars. Personal laptops are welcomed but not required.

    Please bring your signed/stamped FASTPASS form with you the morning of check-in to TRS along with the required items listed above. The Pre-TRS brief is a quick information session to ensure service members have a clear understanding of the TRS pre-work requirements. The Pre-TRS brief is offered Mondays and Fridays at AS 913 at 1300 & 1400.

    MCAS New River personnel have priority scheduling for these classes. All personnel are required to attend a Preseparation Interview with their Unit Transition Counselor (UTC). UTCs will schedule individuals for TRS and Pre-retirement Seminars after they receive a FASTPASS. Personnel outside the commuting area are to contact 910.449.4914 to register for classes.

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