Transition Readiness

The Transition Readiness Program (TRP) supports Marines and their families in their successful transition to civilian life through a series of comprehensive transition and employment assistance events and services. The TRP emphasizes a proactive approach that enables them to formulate effective post-transition employment, educational, and entrepreneurial goals. The program includes three pillars: TRP process, Marine For Life Cycle services, and Career Services and Advising.



  • The TRP process is composed of five key steps: Individualized Initial Counseling (IC), Pre-Separation Counseling, Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS), Capstone Review and Commander’s Verification.
    • Marines: Connect with you Unit Transition Coordinator (UTC) to start the TRP process. You can also find tools and resources to begin the transition process here.
    • Unit Transition Coordinators (UTC) and Commanders: Visit the Transition Readiness Marine & Family Gear Locker for training materials and tools to help you successfully run an effective TRP program in your unit.   Since this is a secure intranet portal, you must first register for access, which will take 1-2 business days to be granted.  
  • The Marine for Life Cycle approach allows transitioning Marines to meet Career Readiness Standards (CRS) through career and educational exploration at the beginning of their military career and various action points throughout. Marine for Life Cycle services include the Personal Readiness Seminar (PRS) – which is the first action point of the life cycle - and Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS), the final action point of the life cycle. Check out the Things You Need to Know and Things You Need to Do for each action point in your career.
  • The Personal Readiness Seminar (PRS) is a four hour mandatory training on personal and professional development programs and services, as well financial topics such as banking and financial services, savings and investments, living expenses, understanding debt, and service members' rights. Currently only offered aboard Marine Corps installations.
  • Career and Advising services on future post-transition employmenteducationcareer technical, and entrepreneurship goals.

Learn More

  • The TRP is an IGMC's CoRE program. Learn more here.
  • Check out the Marine For Life Cycle for Things You Need to Know and Things You Need to Do for each action point in your career.
  • Marines and family members interested in learning more should contact their local installation's transition office to be connected to a Transition Readiness Program team member for further assistance.
Quantico(Change Location)

Transition Readiness Program
Bldg. 3019
Mon - Fri: 7:15am - 4:30pm
(703) 784-2511
MCCS Quantico website


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