The Transition GPS program consists of three mandatory components: Pre-separation counseling briefing, Transition GPS (TGPS) Workshop, and Capstone appointment. To provide adequate time to prepare for transition, we recommend that retiring service members schedule pre-separation counseling and TGPS Workshop two years prior to leaving the military. Separating members should start the process one year prior to leaving the military. Ideally, Capstone is completed 90-150 days prior to your date of separation/retirement. You can visit our Transition Briefings/Workshops Calendar to find upcoming briefings or workshops and call the A&FRC at 605-385-4663 to schedule any of these appointments.