About Us

The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy provides policy and program oversight to ensure military community quality-of-life programs are designed and executed to support the needs of the Total Force. These programs include family support programs such as Military and Family Support Centers, child care, youth programs, family advocacy, relocation, transition support and deployment/mobilization services including casualty affairs. The office also establishes program policy for mission-sustaining and basic community programs and coordinates the services of nonprofit agencies such as the Red Cross, Armed Services Young Men's Christian Association, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the United Service Organizations.

Specific programs that fall under Military Community and Family Policy are:

  • Children and Youth
  • Transition Assistance
  • Spouse Education and Career Opportunities
  • Deployment
  • Morale, Welfare and Recreation
  • Family Advocacy
  • Military OneSource
  • Non-medical Counseling
  • Tax Services
  • Casualty Assistance
  • Healthy Base Initiative
  • Commissary and Exchange / Resale Policy
  • Wounded Warrior Services
  • Personnel Accountability and Evacuation Operations

Military Community and Family Policy strives to empower and support our military community through our extensive offering of quality programs and services.