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Family Care Plans for All Family Members

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Master's Thesis]

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United States Army Sergeants Major Academy

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According to paragraph 5-5 of Army Regulation CAR 600-20, single parents and dual-military couples with family members must have plans to ensure family members are properly and adequately cared for when the soldier is deployed, on temporary duty, or otherwise not available due to military requirements. When these soldiers fail to meet these requirements, they face separation from the Army under chapter 5-8 of AR 635-200 for parenthood. Service members married with a spouse not in the Armed Forces, do not require a Family Care Plan or the counseling that comes with it and do not face the same consequences of chapter 5-8, AR 635-200 for failing to have adequate care for their family members even if that is the case.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

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[A, Approved For Public Release]