Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP)

Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP),
Fort Jackson, South Carolina

“Serving People Is Our Business”


The Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) Center, located in the Education Center, building 4600, Room A200, on Strom Thurmond Boulevard, provides comprehensive transition assistance services for active duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, Department of Defense (DOD) civilian employees, and their Family Members who are separating from military and federal service. Family Members are authorized and encouraged to use the SFL-TAP services. All services provided by the SFL-TAP Center are free. The SFL-TAP Center is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. For more information about SFL-TAP services, visit us at SFL-TAP Center or please call (COMM) 803-751- 4109 or (DSN) 734-4109.

Phone Numbers:
803-751-4109 (DSN) 734-4109


All Service members must complete pre-separation counseling no later than 12 months prior to their separation date. The pre-separation counseling is an individualized plan and a road map for a successful transition to the civilian sector. Available resources, identification and individual transition plans are made available to attendees.


The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) workshop provides separating personnel the skills and knowledge needed to obtain a new career. Attendees are taught principles in setting objectives, networking, writing resumes’ and cover letters, interviewing techniques, salary/benefit negotiations, and other job search skills. Information is also provided to attendees regarding veterans’ benefits, health insurance, joining the Reserve and National Guard, and how to file for disability and unemployment insurance benefits.


The SFL-TAP Center offers a variety of transition services that include: automated pre-separation counseling, assistance and training in the job search process, coaching, and a variety of automated job information services.  SFL-TAP utilizes an automated system called TAP XXI. TAP XXI is a self-paced interactive, multimedia computer based training system that provide the capability for clients to directly access the computers for services previously provided through group instruction and/or counseling. For example, the service member will be able to complete his/her pre-separation counseling, which is mandated by public law, using this system.

Available resources online:
SFL-TAP Website

4600 Strom Thurmond Blvd, Room A200
Fort Jackson, SC 29207

Days open: Monday – Friday Hours: 7:30 am – 4:15 pm