Transition Readiness

 Transition Readiness Branch
(TRB) locations are open and offering in-person services to customers Monday through Friday, 0800 -1600, adhering to all local installation COVID-19 policies and protocols. In-person services include one-on-one advising sessions, and small group (not exceeding 10 people) meetings.

For more information, call 451-3781 (MCB Camp Lejeune) or 449-4914 (MCAS New River).
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  • Transition Timeline SkillBridge Program Resume Review Service Education Center eBenefits Job Leads Marine & Family Programs Brochure Marine For Life NC4Me Transition Readiness Tracks
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    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:
     Complete ONET Interest Profiler:
     Initiated, digitally signed, and saved eForm:
     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.

     2020 TRS Schedule  TRS Budget (Excel Spreadsheet)
     Self Assessment  Sample Chronological Resume
     Statement of Benefits  Gap Analysis
     Managing Your Transition Timeline  

    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.
    Participant Guides
     Financial Planning Participant Guide  MY Transition Participant Guide
     MY Education Participant Guide  MOC Crosswalk Participant Guide
    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.
    Information Letter
    Women's Health Transition Trianing

    Aug 18 | 8:30 - 11:30AM

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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) -

    PRS Schedule
    Camp Lejeune Personal Readiness MCAS New River Personal Readiness

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