MCCS Lejeune-New River Transition Readiness Branch


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).

Personal Readiness Seminar

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.

Attending a Class

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).

    Use the Information Letter/Checklist menu to select the information letter that corresponds to your EAS timeline for instructions on completing your TRS requirements.

  • 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.

    • All eligible service members must receive individualized Initial Counseling (IC) no later than 365 days prior to EAS. This requirement lasts for 24 months following completion.
    • During IC, you will be assigned a Tier and a Track based on your individual/family transition goals and plans. You will also receive a stamp to indicate the completion of IC.
    • All eligible Marines must receive PreSeparation Counseling no later than 365 days prior to EAS. This can only be completed after Initial Counseling and prior to attending TRS and Retirement/ETRS. This requirement lasts for 24 months following completion.
    • During PreSep, you will be introduced to resources that will help organize and achieve your transition goals and plans.
    • You must bring the stamped document you received from IC, as you will receive another completion stamp for PreSeparation Counseling.
    • Upon completion of PreSeparation Counseling, return to the UTC with the stamped document to schedule your TRS or Retirement class.
  • 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.

    • Self-Assessment/Transition Plan
    • Budget
    • Gap Analysis
    • Draft Resume
    • Comparison of Technical Training Institution Options
    • Comparison of Higher Education Institution Options
    • During the Capstone Review appointment, you will receive an in-depth review of your eForm, transition plan, and Career Readiness Standards (CRS), to determine transition compliance, answer any questions pertaining to the transition, and receive warm handover resources for one-on-one assistance from interagency, installation, or local community partners.
    • At the conclusion of this appointment the advisor will update the eForm, which will send an email with a token to the Commander/Designee to verify Transition Assistance Program (TAP) compliance and readiness to transition.
    • Upon completion of the Capstone Review with a transition staff member, the Commander/Designee receives an email token to review your eForm and transition plan with you.
    • This meeting is conducted no later than 90 days prior to EAS.
    • The Service Member and UTC will coordinate this meeting.
    • The Commander or designee will validate the overall preparedness to transition based on the Career Readiness Standards, transition plan and goals.

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