Transition to Veterans Program Office

Karin Orvis, Ph.D.
Director, Transition to Veterans Program Office

» Biography

The Transition to Veterans Program Office (TVPO) provides transition assistance policy and program oversight to promote, advance and instill a culture of career ready Service members. This includes the redesign, implementation and evaluation of the Department of Defense (DoD) Transition Assistance Program (TAP) and Transition GPS (Goals, Planning, Success) curriculum.

TVPO's mission is to help foster a military culture that returns to America a career-ready Veteran which strengthens the all-volunteer force. Its strategic goals are to:

  • Revitalize the DoD TAP to meet the needs of the nation.
  • Strengthen partner collaboration to improve Service member career readiness.
  • Institutionalize transition preparation into the military culture.