R 171638Z OCT 14 PSN 865610H26
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/TRANSITION GOALS, PLANS, AND SUCCESS//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/OCT//
NARR/REF A IS THE INTERAGENCY STATEMENT OF INTENT AMONG THE DEPARTMENT OF
DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION, UNITED STATES OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, UNITED STATES SMALL
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, REDESIGNED TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR
SEPARATING SERVICE MEMBERS. REF B IS THE MILITARY LIFE CYCLE TRANSITION
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (MLC TAP) IMPLEMENTATION PLAN. REF C IS NAVPERS 15878K,
BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL CAREER COUNSELOR HANDBOOK WHICH PROVIDES GUIDANCE
ON CAREER DEVELOPMENT BOARDS.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the fifth in a series of new updates for
Transition Goals, Plans, and Success (GPS) and specifically addresses
implementation of the Transition Military Lifecycle (MLC) model as directed
by references (a) and (b).
2. The Transition MLC model is designed to introduce portions of Transition
GPS curriculum early and throughout the career of service members prior to
pre-separation counseling or attending the mandatory Transition GPS courses.
Sailors will also be introduced to the Career Readiness Standards (CRS),
which are a standardized set of milestones each member must meet prior to
For more specific guidance on CRS, go to:
3. The new MLC aligns key transition activities with pre-determined *touch
points* throughout the career of Sailors.
For enlisted personnel, the career development board (CDB) will be the
primary means to implement MLC. For officers, mid-term counseling will be
utilized as these same *touch points* to discuss MLC topics, in addition to
normal performance counseling.
Leveraging the current career development processes allows us to incorporate
facets of the CRS into the MLC without creating a new program or requiring an
additional process. The scheduled periodic reviews within the CDB process,
or mid-term counseling, ensure the Navy will cover Transition GPS at the key
*touch points* described in paragraph 4 below, and will benefit service
members who decide to separate or retire by ensuring they are well-prepared
and more marketable to the civilian sector. Reference (c) is under revision
to incorporate transition topics and will provide career counselors the
information and tools needed to incorporate MLC into CDBs at the required key
*touch points*. Information to assist career counselors administer the MLC
portion of the CDB, in addition to a guide for officers conducting mid-term
counseling is located at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
4. Key MLC *touch points* include entry level boot camp or accession
training, first duty station (Active Component) or first home station drill
weekend (Reserve Component), reenlistment, subsequent duty stations, 18
months prior to separation (pre-separation counseling, Transition GPS) and
Capstone (90 days prior to separation).
5. MLC topics addressed at key *touch points* include Servicemembers Group
Life Insurance election, eBenefits Registration, Individual Career
Development Plan, Budget Preparation/Personal Finance, Active-Duty VA
Benefits, Military Occupational Crosswalk (credentialing and certification
opportunities), Off-Duty Voluntary Education, Continuum of Service (Reserve
Affiliation), GI Bill transferability/VA Home Loan/Education Benefits.
6. Points of contact are Mr. Tom A. Albert, N170C, at
(901) 874-4254/DSN 882, or via e-mail at tom.albert(at)navy.mil, or Mr. Perry
Christiansen, at (901) 874-4372/DSN 882 or via e-mail at
7. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
8. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//