The Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) is one of many benefits of being part of the US Army. This program provides soldiers, as well as eligible family members, with services related to job transition. This includes everything from employment assistance to pre-separation counseling.
When you become part of the Army you are taken care of for life. Even when your time serving your country is done, you are given help, through the Army Career and Alumni Program, to ensure that you find a career that fits you well.
As an active duty soldier preparing to leave the Army for civilian life, you will qualify for all ACAP services. Prior to leaving, you are required to complete pre-separation counseling. Along with this, you must complete DD Form 2648, Pre-separation Counseling Checklist for Active Component Service Members.
You have the right to initiate ACAP services one year before separation as well as six months following your release.
Note: immediate family members of active duty soldiers may also qualify for services provided by ACAP.
In short, this program is meant to ease the stress related to leaving active duty service. ACAP centers are located on almost every Army installation in the world. Along with pre-separation counseling, which is mandatory, there are other benefits.
1. Employment assistance
2. Relocation assistance
3. Education and training
4. Health and life insurance
5. Reserve affiliation
6. Disabled veterans
7. VA benefits
8. Post government service employment restriction counseling
9. Individual transition plan
Are you interested in learning more about the Army Career and Alumni Program? You can gain additional knowledge by visiting www.acap.army.mil. Of course, if you are currently active duty in the Army you can visit your ACAP center for more information.
The Army Career and Alumni Program is just one of many benefits that are often times overlooked by those interested in enlisting in the Army. With this program, you will be able to easily transition into civilian life when your time as an active duty soldier comes to an end.
Joshua M Kerns says
I heard that this is a good way to help me with employment. I have been out of the army national guard for 4 years now and I
Joshua, we’re not the government but as a veteran, have you tried talking with your local veteran affairs officer?