Program (DTAP) is available through the
Department of Labor. DTAP is a half-day
workshop for members who are being medically
separated. Normally conducted in conjunction
with a TAP workshop, the main objective of DTAP
is to inform/enroll eligible members in
appropriate VA vocational and educational
programs. DTAP information can be obtained from
the regional TRM.
(c) A self-paced TAP package is available for
members with 6 or less years of service. In all
cases TAP shall be provided in the most cost-
effective manner. Members shall attend the
closest seminar which is normally more cost-
effective. If a TAP seminar is not available or
if the cost is prohibitive, the member is to
receive all information covered in a seminar
from his/her regional TRM.
The following priority shall be established for
filling TAP seminars.
(a) Members with an approved retirement letter on
(b) Members involuntarily separating with 6 months.
(c) Members within 12 months of planned retirement
(d) Members that are retirement eligible (20+) yrs
(e) Members with more than 15 yrs of active duty.
(f) All others.
- Members unable to attend a TAP seminar will be
provided with a self-paced TAP package.
- Retired members unable to attend a TAP seminar
while on active duty may attend one within 6
months of retirement. Travel to and from
seminars is at member's expense.
Relocation Assistance for Personnel Stationed Overseas
(OCONUS). Commands are responsible for ensuring
separating and retiring Coast Guard members and their
family members stationed overseas are provided
information and assistance to help them in the unique
task of preparing for re-entry into civilian life while
outside the continental U.S. Emphasis shall be on the
special needs and requirements of each member and
his/her family members, due to their overseas location.