The DD Form 2648 - also known as the Service Member Pre-Separation/Transition Counseling and Career Readiness Standards eForm for Service Members Separating, Retiring, Released from Active Duty (REFRAD) - is a form used for documenting Service member's separation by the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) staff.
The aim of the TAP is to support service members and their families in their transition to civilian life. For example, the program can provide aid in enrolling in the educational field or finding employment in the private sector. The first step to the transitioning process is completing the DD Form 2648. A copy of the form is then legally required to be added to your personal file.
The Department of Defense (DoD) released the latest version of the form in December 2018.
The 2016 edition of the e-form DD 2648 - often incorrectly referred to as DA Form 2648 - replaced a number of forms, which are not utilized anymore: the DD Form 2648, Active Duty Pre-Separation Checklist, the DD Form 2648-1, National Guard and Reserve Pre-Separation Checklist, and the DD Form 2958, Individual Transition Plan (ITP) Checklist. A fillable copy can be downloaded below.