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United States Navy
Fleet & Family Support Center
Gyeongsangnam-Do South Korea 51698
It’s likely that employment will change when a move occurs, especially for military spouses. The information below will provide you with employment assistance information and resources available such as SECO, MyCAA and MSEP Portals.
Due to the Status of Forces Agreement, employment is very limited in Korea. Morale, Welfare and Recreation fitness, catering, community recreation and liberty, the Community Bank and the Commissary are the only employers on base, and they may have a limited number of flex- or part-time positions available. It is permissible to work online from home for an American company.
Employment on the local economy is difficult to obtain because a Korean company has to sponsor a change-of-visa status to enable employment but can be done.
There is a Human Resources Office but their main focus is the local nationals.
Currently the five-day Transition Assistance Program is offered two to three times per year depending on need of the population. If a sailor needs to attend TAP classes during their time at Commander Fleet Activities Chinhae and no TAP class is offered, arrangements can need to be made to attend the class at Camp Walker.
TAP class schedules can be found on tapevents.org. Enter CAMP WALKER/HENRY for the installation, and then click "Find Now."
After finding an event you would like to attend, please email FFSCKorea@fe.navy.mil two weeks before the date of the class to sign up.
Tuition Assistance Steps
Obtaining tuition assistance is one part of the voluntary education process. The following steps focus on how to receive approval of your TA application. These steps should be completed in order. Note: you must submit the required documentation at specific points in the process.
Step 1: Inform your command
Inform your immediate chain of command of your interest to start or continue off duty education. (All enlisted and officer must have a minimum of two years of service becoming eligible to use TA or NCPACE Instructor Led or Distance Learning (DL) courses. This may not be waived.)
Step 2: Complete Application Materials, Training Modules
Review the requirements for participating in the Navy TA program and complete the automated Navy TA training and the Navy Virtual Counseling 101 training via the MyNavy Education module. These two courses are required once per lifetime/service term. Once completed, the results are recorded immediately in your MyNavy Education record.
Step 3: Receive Education Counseling, Establish an Education Plan
Your Navy college education counselor or student advisor is there to help guide you through the process of selecting a pathway to reach your personal and professional goals. The counselor will help you establish an education plan to attain your educational goals and to advance your personal and professional journey. You will need to bring the following completed forms with you to this counseling session:
For more information on developing your education plan, see the VOLED Process (Step Three – Research, Select a School and Develop a Plan) on the Navy’s college program website.
Step 4: Submit Education Plan, Review with Counselor
Upload your education/degree plan on the My Education portal under. When uploading the file, use the school name for "file name" and the degree and major for “description.” Email the Navy College Office after you upload your education/degree plan for a plan review and record update. You may also bring your degree plan into the Navy College Office for upload and review.
Step 5: Submit WebTA Application on the My Education Portal
Once your record has been updated, submit your WebTA application using the My Education portal. You are strongly encouraged to submit your WebTA application at least 30 days in advance of the term start date. Submitting your WebTA application early allows sufficient time to resolve issues and to review and authorize your TA funding in a timely manner. All WebTA applications must be command-approved and authorized by the Navy College fourteen days (14) prior to the term start date. If it is not approved fourteen days (14) before the term start date, the application will automatically be denied.
Be sure to have your commanding officer’s email address or the individual designated to sign TA at your command e-mail’s address on hand. Be sure to list Navy College Office Yokosuka as your assigned education office.
Step 6: Generate Voucher and Send to Institution
After your command approves and the Navy College Office authorizes your WebTA application, a voucher is generated. Vouchers can be found under “Existing Applications” in the My Education portal. Print, sign and forward the authorized/funded TA voucher to your academic institution for payment.
Good luck with your education. If at any time we may be of assistance, please feel free to contact the ESO by calling DSN 763-8242, or via firstname.lastname@example.org. Located on the first floor of the CFA Chinhae HQ Building 606 in room 109, its office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Tuesdays, and Thursdays form 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.