Fort Benning

U.S. Army Fort Benning and The Maneuver Center of Excellence

Army Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Site

Army Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

Employer Registration Form for our hiring event on 20 Oct 2021.


If you need to schedule an appointment or have a question for any of the Transition Assistance Program Personnel, please contact us during normal operating hours at 545-2308/2309 or you may complete and email the online service request form at: Click Here. Once received you will be contacted by the appropriate person. If you are stationed outside of the local service area, you may reach the TAP Virtual Center at 1-800-325-4715 which is available 24/7.
706-545-2308 | 706-545-2309

VA News Release

Airborne Hazards Open Burn Pit Registry

We would like you to know that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) started processing disability claims on August 2, 2021, for asthma, rhinitis and sinusitis on a presumptive basis based on particulate matter exposure during military service in Southwest Asia and certain other areas – if these conditions manifested within 10 years of a qualifying period of military service.

It is important to note that the presumption is based on particulate matter exposure which can be caused by a variety of sources to include sand or dust, exhaust from diesel fuel and other engines, air pollution, and burn pits. We encourage you, if you have symptoms suggestive of the 3 conditions such as a chronic cough or ongoing runny nose and sinus congestion, to get evaluated by a health care professional to make a diagnosis and to file a claim if your condition fits with the presumptive conditions.

You can file a claim by going to this website How To File A VA Disability Claim | Veterans Affairs In addition, you can visit or call toll free at 800-827-1000 for more information. Also, VA is reaching out to impacted Veterans and survivors to inform them about their eligibility and providing information on how to apply for benefits.

We also encourage you to ask your battle buddies who have not joined the AHOBPR to consider joining by going to Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

Please visit or call toll free at 800-827-1000 for more information.

VA News Release

VA resumes face-to-face Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) exams in The next few weeks at select locations.

POC's for this action are:

Calandra Bronner
Military Service Coordinator
Local point of contact for BDD
Building 2751

Vico Holsey
Military Service Coordinator
Local point of contact for BDD
Building 2751

Gerald Anderson
Supervisor IDES, BDD
Atlanta Regional Office

This is for BDD claims only.
All other inquiries should use the VA call center at:

VA Claims Information and Services Contact:
If you wish to schedule an appointment complete and submit the contact form by clicking here

Yolanda Mills
Department of Veterans Affairs
Social Work Service
Transitional Care Management Program-TCM
Transitional Patient Advocate-TPA
(334) 558-8591

VA Benefits Advisors are now available on Fort Benning Contact:

Tony Hobbs: or Cell:571-461-8519
Melvin Tanner: or Cell: 571-461-8933
Derrick Gibson: or Cell: 571-461-8475
Tydious McCray: or Cell: 571-461-8485

Vocational Rehabilitation (Voc Rehab)
Mrs. Denise Mills
(407) 273-2685


Fort Benning's Soldier for Life Center and program connects Army, governmental and community efforts to build relationships that facilitate successful reintegration of our Soldiers, retirees, veterans and their families in order to keep them Army Strong and instill their values, ethos and leadership within communities.

  • Start Strong: Initial Phase (0-1 Year)
  • Serve Strong: Service Phase (1+ Years)
  • Reintegrate Strong: Transition Phase (1 - 2 years before Transition)
  • Remain Strong

ICE - Interactive Customer Evaluation

Transition Assistance Program
TAP Counseling

Phone: (706)545-2308 | (706)545-2309


ICE - Interactive Customer Evaluation

Edwin (Eddie) Perez
Transition Services Manager

Phone: (706)545-6014


ICE - Interactive Customer Evaluation

Transition Services Specialist

Phone: (706)545-4373

ICE - Interactive Customer Evaluation

Shaundra Dinkins
Army Career Skills Program Installation Administrator (Contractor)

Phone: (706)545-3480


ICE - Interactive Customer Evaluation

Jacques Jean
TAP Liaison Officer (Contractor)

Phone: (706)545-1758


TAP Successful Enrollment


You must register and complete an assessment, Individual Initial Counseling and program requirements 18 months prior to SEPARATION!

Step 1: To start the process, register in TAP providing contact information. If you need to contact your TAP counselor, please call 706-545-2308 or 706-545-2309. "Register in TAP Here"

Step 2: Once registered, you will be contacted by your TAP Counselor to schedule an assessment, Individual Initial Counseling and Pre-Separation Briefing; by either the phone number or email address you have provided.

Step 3: Next, you will be scheduled for required workshops and provided deliverables for completion of TAP. Also, you will be scheduled for your Capstone (final appointment).

Step 4: Lastly, you will meet with a counselor for final review of requirements (Capstone). The Eform 2648 will be electronically signed by counselor and Soldier then sent to commander for signature.

Step 5: Soldier may print as many copies of Eform 2648 as needed after the commander signs it from the milConnect website:

Workshop Attire = BUSINESS CASUAL (Men = collared shirt & slacks) (Women = blouse & slacks or skirt)