What is ACAP?

The Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) provides transition assistance to soldiers who are separating from active
duty, retirees, and DoD civilian employees in a reduction force status or who are retiring, and their families. Pre-separation planning includes
benefits information, job search skills development, career guidance, job search assistance and other guidance relevant to a thorough transition.

Why is ACAP Important?

In addition to giving vital direction to one's transition, pre-separation planning through ACAP is congressionally
mandated by Public Law 107-103. That means that all separating soldiers regardless of rank are required to be counseled and receive the DD Form 2648,
Pre-separation Counseling Checklist, "at least" 120 days prior to ETS. In addition, MILPER Message 03-032, requires deploying soldiers,
affected by STOP LOSS, to receive pre-separation counseling prior to deploying. As a result, your installation will not let you clear until you have
received this counseling. A completed DD Form 2648, which you will receive from your supporting ACAP Center, is your proof that you have received the
required counseling. Soldiers cannot clear Ft. Hood without this checklist.

How Do I Get Started?

Please call 288-ACAP or 288-JOBS, come by the ACAP Center, or view the Department of the Army ACAP
Homepage at www.acap.army.mil to learn more about Pre-separation Information and Planning.

Copeland Soldier Service Center

Building 18010 B Wing 3rd Floor Battalion Avenue

Fort Hood, Texas 76544

(254) 288-ACAP or (254) 288-5627

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 0800–1700, Friday 0800–1130 and 1330–1700

Reception is open daily 0730–1700


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Last update 03/22/2011