USE OF PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING CHECKLIST (DD FORM 2648 AND 2648-1)

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SUBJ/USE OF PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING CHECKLIST (DD FORM 2648 AND 2648-1)//



RMKS/1.  EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, NAVY WILL CONVERT TO AND USE THE NEW VERSIONS 
OF PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING CHECKLIST FOR ACTIVE COMPONENT SERVICE MEMBERS 
(DD FORM 2648) AND PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING CHECKLIST FOR RESERVE COMPONENT 
SERVICE MEMBERS RELEASED FROM ACTIVE DUTY (DD FORM 2648-1).

2.  TO ENSURE SAILORS FULLY UNDERSTAND THEIR ELIGIBILITY AND HOW TO ACCESS 
SERVICES AND BENEFITS, CAREER COUNSELORS PROVIDE A LEGALLY-MANDATED PRE-
SEPARATION COUNSELING SESSION TO TRANSITIONING SAILORS WHO HAVE BEEN ON ACTIVE 
DUTY FOR MORE THAN 180 DAYS.  THIS PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING SESSION IS 
CONDUCTED NO LATER THAN 90 DAYS BEFORE THEIR PROJECTED SEPARATION/RETIREMENT 
DATE.  SAILORS BEING SEPARATED OR RETIRED DUE TO DISABILITY RECEIVE PRE-
SEPARATION COUNSELING REGARDLESS OF THE LENGTH OF ACTIVE SERVICE.

3.  TRANSITION/CAREER COUNSELORS WILL USE THE ONLINE TOOL, AVAILABLE AT 
WWW.DMDC.OSD.MIL/TAP.  TO GAIN ACCESS TO THIS TOOL, USERS SHOULD CONTACT THE 
OPNAV N135F POLICY ANALYST.  UNTIL USERS HAVE ACCESS TO THE ONLINE TOOL, 
SCANNABLE FORMS ARE AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FROM 
HTTP://WWW.DTIC.MIL/WHS/DIRECTIVES/INFOMGT/FORMS/EFORMS/DD2648T.PDF.
ADDITIONALLY, TRANSITION/CAREER COUNSELORS AND OTHER AUTHORIZED USERS WILL 
HAVE ACCESS TO "THE TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAP) USER ACCESS GUIDE" AND 
ASSOCIATED RESOURCES CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.DMDC.OSD.MIL/TAP (CLICK THE HELP LINK 
ON THE TAP HOME PAGE, SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM AND CLICK "TAP APPLICATION USER 
GUIDE").

4.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
    A.  MS. RISE RUHL, CNIC MILITARY READINESS SECTION LEAD, AT
(202) 433-6763 OR VIA E-MAIL AT RISE.RUHL1(AT)NAVY.MIL.
    B.  NCCM MICHAEL CHESHIER, CNIC FORCE CAREER COUNSELOR, AT
(202) 433-3072 OR VIA E-MAIL AT MICHAEL.CHESHIER(AT)NAVY.MIL.
    C.  MR. DAVID GREENE, OPNAV N135F TAP POLICY ANALYST, AT
(901) 874-6545 OR VIA E-MAIL AT DAVID.GREENE(AT)NAVY.MIL.

5.  RELEASED BY MS. STEFFANIE B. EASTER, N1 (ACTING).//

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