DODD 1342.22 CE-02
Military Family Readiness
|Publication Date:||11 April 2017|
PURPOSE. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5124.02 (Reference (a)), this Instruction:
a. Reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 1342.22 (Reference (b)) and establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and establishes procedures for the provision of military family readiness services.
b. Sets requirements for financial education and counseling, relocation assistance, family readiness in the Reserve Components (RCs), and emergency family assistance (EFA).
c. Cancels DoDD 1342.17, DoDIs 1342.27, 1338.19, and 1342.23, and Directive-Type Memorandum 10-023 (References (c) through (g)).
APPLICABILITY. This Instruction:
a. Applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (hereinafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").
b. Applies to all Military Service members and their families and, when authorized by law or the Secretary of the Military Department concerned, and other designated populations such as civilian personnel. Additional detail regarding eligibility for services is outlined in this Instruction.
c. Where it addresses EFA, applies to DoD personnel, including Active Components, RCs, DoD civilians, DoD families, DoD and non-DoD tenants, transient DoD and U.S. Government personnel, and DoD contractors living or working on DoD installations worldwide.
(1) Where Defense Agencies, DoD Field Activities, and other DoD Components are tenant organizations on an installation hosted by a DoD entity that provides family support for the tenant organizations, a separate EFA plan is not required to be developed by such tenant organizations. If the tenant organizations have unique circumstances that are not addressed in the host installation EFA plan, the tenant organization shall develop and maintain an appropriate contingency plan that addresses the gaps in the host installation EFA plan.
(2) Where Defense Agencies, DoD Field Activities, and other DoD Components are tenant organizations hosted by non-DoD entities, appropriate contingency plans are required.
d. Is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any person, organization, or other entity against the United States, its departments, agencies, officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.