DD Form 2958 Service Member Career Readiness Standards/Individual Transition Plan Checklist

DD Form 2958, Service Member Career Readiness Standards/Individual Transition Plan Checklist is an ITP checklist called the Capstone. The Capstone is filled out by the service member during the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) briefing to assure that they were actually provided the training.

This form - often incorrectly referred to as DA form 2958 - was released by the Department of Defense (DoD) in August 2013. A DD Form 2958 fillable copy is available for download below. Service members will also receive a printed version of the checklist during their transition program training.

What Is a DD Form 2958?

Before quitting the military, all service members have to undergo Transition Assistance. The DD Form 2958 is submitted to the command along with other paperwork and is eventually used to prove to Congress that the retiring service member obtained the required training.

The form is used to make sure retirees are acquainted with all the benefits that they have the right to have access to, including VA or Job Center benefits. It also serves to prove that they have been counseled on all of the issues of financial, personal or family needs.

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SERVICE MEMBER CAREER READINESS STANDARDS/INDIVIDUAL TRANSITION PLAN CHECKLIST
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY: 10 U.S.C. 1142, Pre-separation Counseling; DoD Directive 1332.35, Transition Assistance for Military Personnel; DoD Instruction 1332.36,
Pre-separation Counseling for Military Personnel; and E.O. 9397, as amended (SSN).
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE(S): To document achievement of Career Readiness Standards commensurate with the Service member's desired employment,
education, technical training, and/or entrepreneurial objectives.
ROUTINE USE(S): The DoD "Blanket Routine Uses" found at http://dpclo.defense.gov/privacy/SORNs/blanket_routine_uses.html apply.
DISCLOSURE: Voluntary; however, if the requested information is not provided, it may not be possible for a Commander or designee to verify that a Service
member has met the Career Readiness Standards.
SECTION I - SERVICE MEMBER INFORMATION
1. NAME
2. GRADE
3. DoD ID NUMBER
4. TRANSITION DATE
(Last, First, Middle Initial)
(Select one)
(YYYYMMDD)
5. SERVICE
6. UNIT
(Select one from each category)
SECTION II - COMMON CAREER READINESS STANDARDS
(X one)
YES
NO
N/A
7. Completed the DoD Standardized Individual Transition Plan
8. Prepared the DoD Standardized 12-month post-separation budget reflecting personal/family goals
9. Registered on eBenefits
10. Completed a Continuum of Military Service Opportunity counseling (active component Service members only)
11. Evaluated transferability of military skills to civilian workforce (MOC CROSSWALK) and completed DoD standardized gap
analysis
12. Documented requirements and eligibility for licensure, certification, and apprenticeship
13. Completed an assessment tool to identify personal interests and leanings regarding career selection
14. Completed a job application package (resume, personal/professional references and, if required, application) or presented a job
offer letter
15. Received a DOL Gold Card and understands post 9/11Veterans have priority for 6 months at DOL American Job Centers
SECTION III - ACCESSING HIGHER EDUCATION/CAREER TECHNICAL TRAINING READINESS STANDARDS
16.a. Completed an assessment tool to identify aptitudes, interests, strengths, or skills
16.b. Completed a comparison of academic or training institution choices
16.c. Completed a college, university or career technical training application or received an acceptance letter, respectively
16.d. Confirmed one-on-one counseling with a higher education or career technical training institution advisor or counselor
SECTION IV - OTHER
17. Completed Preseparation Counseling (DD Form 2648/2648-1) - MANDATORY
18. Completed VA Benefits Briefings I and II - MANDATORY
19. Completed DOL Employment Workshop - MANDATORY UNLESS EXEMPT
(See Item 20 for exemptions)
20. REASON EXEMPTED FROM DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOP
(Select one)
21. Completed Transition GPS Track(s)
(Select all that apply)
Accessing Higher Education
Career Technical Training
Entrepreneurship
22. Evaluated post-military transportation requirements and developed a plan to meet personal/family needs in ITP
23. Evaluated post-military housing requirements and developed a plan to meet personal/family needs in ITP
SECTION V - WARM HANDOVER TO SUPPORTING AGENCIES CONTACT INFORMATION
24.a. VA REPRESENTATIVE
b. POST-TRANSITION LOCATION
c. TELEPHONE NUMBER
(Last Name, First Name)
d. X IF HANDOVER
CONFIRMED
25.a. DOL REPRESENTATIVE
b. POST-TRANSITION LOCATION
c. TELEPHONE NUMBER
(Last Name, First Name)
d. X IF HANDOVER
CONFIRMED
26.a. OTHER RESOURCES
b. POST-TRANSITION LOCATION
c. TELEPHONE NUMBER
(Last Name, First Name)
d. X IF HANDOVER
CONFIRMED
SECTION VI - VERIFICATION
27. I verify that all applicable Career Readiness Standards
were
were not met, as documented in the Individual Transition Plan.
28.a. SERVICE MEMBER
b. DATE
(Print Last Name, First Name)
(YYYYMMDD)
b. REMARKS
c. DATE
(YYYYMMDD)
29.a. TRANSITION COUNSELOR
(Print Last Name, First Name)
b. REMARKS
c. DATE
(YYYYMMDD)
30.a. COMMANDER (OR DESIGNEE)
(Print Last Name, First Name)
DD FORM 2958, AUG 2013
PREVIOUS EDITION IS OBSOLETE.
Adobe Designer 9.0
SERVICE MEMBER CAREER READINESS STANDARDS/INDIVIDUAL TRANSITION PLAN CHECKLIST
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY: 10 U.S.C. 1142, Pre-separation Counseling; DoD Directive 1332.35, Transition Assistance for Military Personnel; DoD Instruction 1332.36,
Pre-separation Counseling for Military Personnel; and E.O. 9397, as amended (SSN).
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE(S): To document achievement of Career Readiness Standards commensurate with the Service member's desired employment,
education, technical training, and/or entrepreneurial objectives.
ROUTINE USE(S): The DoD "Blanket Routine Uses" found at http://dpclo.defense.gov/privacy/SORNs/blanket_routine_uses.html apply.
DISCLOSURE: Voluntary; however, if the requested information is not provided, it may not be possible for a Commander or designee to verify that a Service
member has met the Career Readiness Standards.
SECTION I - SERVICE MEMBER INFORMATION
1. NAME
2. GRADE
3. DoD ID NUMBER
4. TRANSITION DATE
(Last, First, Middle Initial)
(Select one)
(YYYYMMDD)
5. SERVICE
6. UNIT
(Select one from each category)
SECTION II - COMMON CAREER READINESS STANDARDS
(X one)
YES
NO
N/A
7. Completed the DoD Standardized Individual Transition Plan
8. Prepared the DoD Standardized 12-month post-separation budget reflecting personal/family goals
9. Registered on eBenefits
10. Completed a Continuum of Military Service Opportunity counseling (active component Service members only)
11. Evaluated transferability of military skills to civilian workforce (MOC CROSSWALK) and completed DoD standardized gap
analysis
12. Documented requirements and eligibility for licensure, certification, and apprenticeship
13. Completed an assessment tool to identify personal interests and leanings regarding career selection
14. Completed a job application package (resume, personal/professional references and, if required, application) or presented a job
offer letter
15. Received a DOL Gold Card and understands post 9/11Veterans have priority for 6 months at DOL American Job Centers
SECTION III - ACCESSING HIGHER EDUCATION/CAREER TECHNICAL TRAINING READINESS STANDARDS
16.a. Completed an assessment tool to identify aptitudes, interests, strengths, or skills
16.b. Completed a comparison of academic or training institution choices
16.c. Completed a college, university or career technical training application or received an acceptance letter, respectively
16.d. Confirmed one-on-one counseling with a higher education or career technical training institution advisor or counselor
SECTION IV - OTHER
17. Completed Preseparation Counseling (DD Form 2648/2648-1) - MANDATORY
18. Completed VA Benefits Briefings I and II - MANDATORY
19. Completed DOL Employment Workshop - MANDATORY UNLESS EXEMPT
(See Item 20 for exemptions)
20. REASON EXEMPTED FROM DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOP
(Select one)
21. Completed Transition GPS Track(s)
(Select all that apply)
Accessing Higher Education
Career Technical Training
Entrepreneurship
22. Evaluated post-military transportation requirements and developed a plan to meet personal/family needs in ITP
23. Evaluated post-military housing requirements and developed a plan to meet personal/family needs in ITP
SECTION V - WARM HANDOVER TO SUPPORTING AGENCIES CONTACT INFORMATION
24.a. VA REPRESENTATIVE
b. POST-TRANSITION LOCATION
c. TELEPHONE NUMBER
(Last Name, First Name)
d. X IF HANDOVER
CONFIRMED
25.a. DOL REPRESENTATIVE
b. POST-TRANSITION LOCATION
c. TELEPHONE NUMBER
(Last Name, First Name)
d. X IF HANDOVER
CONFIRMED
26.a. OTHER RESOURCES
b. POST-TRANSITION LOCATION
c. TELEPHONE NUMBER
(Last Name, First Name)
d. X IF HANDOVER
CONFIRMED
SECTION VI - VERIFICATION
27. I verify that all applicable Career Readiness Standards
were
were not met, as documented in the Individual Transition Plan.
28.a. SERVICE MEMBER
b. DATE
(Print Last Name, First Name)
(YYYYMMDD)
b. REMARKS
c. DATE
(YYYYMMDD)
29.a. TRANSITION COUNSELOR
(Print Last Name, First Name)
b. REMARKS
c. DATE
(YYYYMMDD)
30.a. COMMANDER (OR DESIGNEE)
(Print Last Name, First Name)
DD FORM 2958, AUG 2013
PREVIOUS EDITION IS OBSOLETE.
Adobe Designer 9.0
INSTRUCTIONS
This checklist coincides with the Individual Transition Plan and certifies achievement of the Career Readiness Standards (CRS)
commensurate with the Service member's desired employment, higher education, career technical training and/or entrepreneurial
objectives. This checklist must be completed prior to the Service member's separation, certified by the Transition Counselor and
Service member's Commander or Commander's designee.
Section I - Service Member Information.
1. Name. Self-explanatory.
2. Grade. Enter or select E1 - E9; W1 - W5; or O1 - O10 from the drop-down list.
3. DoD Identification Number. Self-explanatory.
4. Transition Date. Enter expected date of retirement, ETS, discharge, or release from active duty.
5. Service. Enter or select your specific Service Branch and Component from the drop-down lists.
6. Unit. Enter designation of current unit of assignment.
Section II - Common Career Readiness Standards and Section III - Accessing Higher Education/Career Technical Training
Readiness Standards. A response is required for each entry. Mark the applicable box Yes, No, Not Applicable (N/A) in response to
whether the Service member completed the corresponding Career Readiness Standards (CRS). Service members are required to
meet the CRS and have a viable Individual Transition Plan (ITP).
Item 10 pertains only to Active Component Service members. Active Component Service members who are separating must
receive counseling from a transition counselor on the value and importance of continuing Military Service in the Reserve Components.
Items 16.a. - d. pertain to Service members seeking higher education or career technical training when they depart from military
service.
Section IV - Other.
20. Reason Exempted From Department of Labor (DOL) Employment Workshop. Select the item from the drop-down list
corresponding to the reason the Service member may be exempted from attending the DOL Employment Workshop. Select "Not
Exempt" if the Service member does not meet the following exemption criteria:
a. Service members retiring after 20 years or more of Active Federal Service (AFS) in the Military Services.
b. Service members, after serving their first 180 continuous days or more on active duty, pursuant to 10 U.S.C., if they meet at
least one of the following criteria:
I. Provide documented confirmation of civilian employment.
II. Provide documented acceptance into an accredited career technical training, undergraduate or graduate degree program.
III. Have previously attended the DOL Employment Workshop.
c. Service members with specialized skills who, due to unavoidable circumstances, are needed to support a unit on orders to be
deployed within 60 days. The first commander in the Service member's chain of command with authority pursuant to chapter 47 of 10
U.S.C. (also known as the "Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)" must certify on the ITP checklist any such request for exemption
from the DOL Employment Workshop. A make-up plan must accompany the postponement certification.
d. Recovering Service Members (RSMs) imminently transitioning from active duty, who are enrolled in the Education and
Employment Initiative (E2I) or a similar transition program designed to secure employment, higher education, or career technical
training post-separation.
Section V - Warm Handover. Enter the name and contact information of the Veterans Administration, Department of Labor, or other
employment, education, or supporting resources available at the Service member's final post-transition destination to provide
assistance to the Service member after leaving active military service. The warm handover consists of a confirmed person-to-person
contact of the Service member with appropriate partner agencies, and assurance that the partner acknowledges post-military
assistance is required and that its staff will follow through to assist the member. A warm handover is required for those who do not
meet the CRS or need further assistance.
Section VI - Verification. Commanders or Commanders' designees are responsible for verifying that Service members meet the CRS
and have a viable ITP at Capstone. If Service members do not meet the CRS, then Commanders or Commanders' designees will take
action to connect members via a warm handover to the appropriate interagency partners, or appropriate local resources, for the
necessary assistance. Commanders or Commanders' designees will document the warm handover in Section V.
Type in the names of the Service Member, Transition Counselor, Commander or Commander's designee in Items 28.a. - 30.a. in lieu
of a "wet" signature.
DD FORM 2958 (BACK), AUG 2013

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DD Form 2958 Instructions

Before quitting active service, the soldier must meet up with a counselor who is tasked with reviewing their ITP with a DD Form 2958 to make sure they meet the requirements of Career Readiness Standards. There are six blocks on the ITP Checklist.

Section I is filled out while undergoing Pre-Separation Counselling Briefings. Sections II to VI are filled out in accordance with the chosen career. Service members must fill out the section covering employment if they wish to enter the job market after finishing their military training.

The Education Block of the ITP if filed if the service member is planning to pursue higher education. An ITP can be modified in accordance with particular requirements. Don't forget All changes in an ITP Checklist must be saved and all entries must be dated. The instruction on how to fill out the Army DD form 2958 are as follows:

  1. In Section I enter your general information: name/family, grade, DoD Identification number, expected date of retirement, specific service branch, and current unit.
  2. Fill out Section II according to your Career Readiness Standards (CRS). A response is mandatory for each entry except for Item 10, only applicable to Active Component Service members and Boxes A to D in Item 16, only relevant to service members pursuing college or vocational education.
  3. Pay close attention to Item 20 in Section IV. You have to select the item from the drop-down list corresponding to the reason you may be exempt from attending a DOL Employment Workshop. The NOT EXEMPT option is to be chosen by at all times except for the following cases:
    • You served more than 20 years;
    • You served your first 180 continuous days or more on active duty and meet at least one of these criteria: you can confirm civilian employment, college enrollment or you have previously attended the DOL Employment Workshop;
    • You have to support a unit on orders to be deployed within 60 days;
    • You are a Recovering Service Member (RSM) enrolled in the Education and Employment Initiative (E2I) or anything similar.
  4. Enter the name and the contact information of the Veterans Administration, Department of Labor, or other employment, educational, or supporting resources available at your final post-transition destination to provide assistance to you after leaving active military service in Section V. A warm handover is required for those who need further assistance. The warm handover is a confirmed person-to-person contact between the retiree and an appropriate partner agency.
  5. Commanders of their designeers verify that the service member meets the CRS and have a viable ITP at Capstone in Section VI. If not, they will take action to connect members to the appropriate local resources for the necessary assistance. Commanders will then document the warm handover in Section V.

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