17 Jan Transition Assistance Programs for Military Personnel
Abraham Lincoln University is an online distance learning law school offering a Juris Doctor program that prepares students with a standard legal curriculum to sit for the California State Bar Exam. The University is a military-friendly school, and both active-duty Armed Forces personnel and veterans have used our online distance learning program to work toward a JD degree.
As a service to our military students and prospects, we would like to remind active-duty personnel about to make the transition to civilian life that there are resources available to make the transition go more smoothly. Visible online at www.turbotap.org, the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program helps personnel develop plans for civilian life.
The Transition Assistance Program was established to meet the needs of service members separating from the military during their period of transition. Job search assistance and other related activities are the main goal of the program, which sprang forth from a partnership created by law between the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service. The goal is to give employment and training information to Armed Forces members within 180 days of separation or retirement.
On average, service men and women participating in the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) find their first post-military job up to three weeks sooner than those who do not. Your Transition Assistance Office will provide workshops, publications, information resources, and government programs available for assistance, along with professional guidance and counseling. The Assistance Office is staffed with transition assistance staff, personnel office staff, relocation specialists, and education counselors whose mission it is to help you make your transition from military to civilian life as easy as possible.
Here are the resources for the various branches of the Armed Forces:
- Army: http://www.acap.army.mil/
- Air Force: http://www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil
- Navy: http://ffsp.navy.mil
- Marines: http://www.usmc-mccs.org/tamp/index.cfm
- Coast Guard: http://www.uscg.mil/worklife/
Assistance Offices are generally located in each installation’s family center.
Abraham Lincoln University is proud to be of service to those aspiring law school students who have served our country. Learn more about the JD program available at the University or call Admissions at 866.558.0999.