Army Career Alumni Program
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The mission of the Army Career Alumni Program (ACAP) is to deliver a world class Transition Program for America’s Army that empowers members to make informed career decisions that enhances lives, communities and our nation. ACAP is a program that enables Soldiers to capitalize on their Army experience and skills. Soldiers at all ranks have earned this service. ACAP is a lasting image of the Army Soldiers take with them and contributes to Army recruiting. Soldiers make informed decisions using ACAP services and re-enlistment may be a viable option. ACAP is all about making informed decisions – setting Soldiers up for success.
Soldiers leaving the Army must complete the Mandatory Preseparation Counseling Checklist (DD Form 2648) no later than 12 months from their separation date.
New mandated Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act training requirements must be completed prior to separation. Please see ACAP VOW Checklist and Transition "Not Later Than" Timeline on Resources Tab.
The Individual Transition Plan Checklist (DD Form 2958) is required prior to receiving separation orders. Once Soldiers are eligible, it is recommended to begin ACAP services as early as possible.
Schofield Barracks ACAP Center provides the following services:
- Mandatory Pre-separation Counseling (Complete DD Form 2648/2648-1)
- Individual Counseling and Employment Assistance
- Resume Writing
- Interviewing Skills
- Salary Negotiation
- Special Employment Assistance Workshops and Events
- Department of Labor 3-Day Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Employment Workshop
- Monthly Veterans Affairs Benefits and Disability Briefings
- TRICARE and Social Security Disability Briefings
- Financial Planning Workshop and Personal Counseling
An Army Transition Program Exit Survey must be completed prior to issuance of clearance papers.
Separating Soldiers can go ACAP online to the Transition Assistance tab and complete the mandatory DD Form 2648/2648-1 and Pre-separation Counseling Checklist.
To complete online pre-separation counseling, Soldiers must register or already be registered with ACAP, the Army's secured area of ACAP Online.
Once registration is completed, Soldiers are to contact the ACAP Center, 808-655-1028, ext. 5, to schedule an appointment to receive an initial counseling with an ACAP counselor and pickup their DD Form 2648/2648-1 and DD Form 2958.
The installation will not let Soldiers clear until they have received counseling. A completed DD Form 2648 or DD Form 2648-1 and DD form 2958 is a Soldier's proof that he or she has received the required counseling.
ACAP has a remote office at Fort Shafter, Building S330, Room 110. The hours of operation are 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdasy and Fridays; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursdays. Soldiers in the Fort Shafter area are encouraged to contact the ACAP center at 808-438-9735 for assistance.
Virtual Job Fair, noon-3 p.m. (EST), Feb. 26: Meet online with 40 "military-friendly" employers.
ACAP is a Commander’s Program, and commanders at all levels of the Army are directed to embrace transition policies and encourage greater participation by Soldiers.
ACAP can brief Soldiers about services while in the field.
Commanders will actively ensure their Soldiers (both AC/RC) begin transition not later than 12 months from their scheduled departure from the Army and continue their participation in ACAP until they are discharged.
There are new timelines for transitional training prior to Soldier’s separation. Transition is now a choice-based program, establishing transition goals, planning and success (GPS) program that produces a core curriculum of preseparation counseling, VA Benefits workshops, Dept. of Labor Employment workshops and at least one additional specialized workshop or track – Technical, Education or Entrepreneurial.
Soldiers are recommended to have a final resume and at least one of the following transition products upon separation: a Letter of Acceptance from a college or university, a job offer or a list of job openings that the Soldier can qualify for.
- Defense Manpower Data Center: Turbo Tap
Website to help service members navigate separation from the military.
- Department of the Army: ACAP
The Army's official transition website.
- Department of Labor: My Next Move for Veterans
Veterans, who are current job seekers, can research civilian careers and discover options.
- Transition Assistance Program
Learn what this program has to offer in the linked video.
- Veterans Affairs
Learn the benefits, programs and services available to veterans through this website.
- VetToCEO Program
Training resources and guidance to assist veterans in leveraging their skills to start or buy a business.
- IMCOM Memo
- Secretary of the Army Memo
- HRC Memo
- USARPAC Memo
- HQDA EXORD
- USARPAC OPORD
- ACAP VOW Checklist
- ACAP Timeline
- Commander Report Guide
- Pre-command ACAP briefing
- Pre-separation Guide for active duty
- Determining "at risk" based on UCX
- Soldier for Life
- Transition Assistance Curriculum Checklist
- Transition Assistance Program/GPS Act Curriculum
- Transition Assistance Program - Reserves/National Guard
- Transition “Not Later Than” Timeline