The United States Navy recently shared the various Navy assistance programs available for separating Sailors. These programs were outlined in NAVADMIN 332/11, released on November 4.
Personal Readiness and Community Support director Rear Adm. Martha Herb said: “If you’ve served in the Navy, you’ve been a good military team member, and we want to give you and your families the best possible transition benefits… If you are not selected to stay in the Navy, you can succeed on the outside with your proven military values, education, training, and experience. The transition tools we’re providing for separating Sailors will help you hit the ground running and get off to a good start.”
Separation benefits outline in the NAVADMIN include:
DoD Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP). TAMP, including the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) workshop, assists in the transition of military personnel and family members who are leaving the service.
Continuing education and credentialing opportunities. These programs provide Sailors with assistance in securing civilian licenses and certifications aligned with their job or rating.
Information regarding government civilian opportunities. Sailors may receive assistance regarding job searches, resumes and applications for careers at NAVSEA and other major commands. Sailors may avail of these opportunities through the Office of Civilian Human Resources (OCHR) Employment Information Center (EIC) – via email (DONEIC@navy.mil); or through phone, at 1-800-378-4559.
Sailors may also receive authorized permissive temporary duty for job-hunting, education benefits through Montgomery and Post-9/11 GI Bills, and health care and life insurance from the Department of Veterans Affairs, among others.