Transition Readiness

The Transition Readiness Program implements a comprehensive transition and employment assistance program for Marines and their families; the program emphasizes a proactive approach that will enable them to formulate effective post-transition employment, educational, and entrepreneurial goals. The program includes three pillars: Transition Readiness Seminar, Marine For Life Cycle services, and Career Services and Advising.



  • The Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS)  provides transitioning Marines and their families with the resources and tools needed to reach their personal goals. Beginning 1 October 2019, Marines will be introduced to a more robust, life-cycle process that provides a proactive planning experience emphasizing post-transition goals at least a year in advance of EAS or retirement.  Separatees must start and complete the Initial Counseling and Pre-Separation Counseling process 18 to 12 months before EAS, and Retirees must do so 24 to 12 months from retirement. TRS will still be required at 12 to no later than six months from EAS, the Capstone Review must be completed four months from EAS, and the Commander’s Verification three months from EAS. See the article here.      
    • Marines can find tools and resources to begin the transition process here.
    • Transition Readiness Training for Unit Transition Coordinators 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 through career and educational exploration at the beginning of their military career and various action points throughout. Marine for Life Cycle services include the Your Readiness MarineNet course; PRS, 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.
  • 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 employment, education, career technical, and entrepreneurship goals.

Learn More

The IGMC's Core List has been updated to include the Transition Readiness Program and best practices. 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 staff 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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