Family Care Plans
|Publication Date:||7 May 2010|
PURPOSE. This Instruction:
Reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 1342.19 (Reference (a)) in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5124.02 (Reference (b)) and the guidance in DoDDs 1342.17 and 1404.10 and DoDI 1400.32 (References (c), (d), and (e)).
b. Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for the care of dependent family members of Service members, including Reserve Component (RC) members, and of members of the DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce (CEW) (hereafter referred to collectively as "Members") who are:
(1) Single parents.
(2) Dual-Member couples with dependents.
(3) Married with custody or joint custody of a child whose non-custodial biological or adoptive parent is not the current spouse of the Member, or who otherwise bear sole responsibility for the care of children under the age of 19 or for others unable to care for themselves in the absence of the Member.
(4) Primarily responsible for dependent family members.
APPLICABILITY. This Instruction applies to:
a. 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 Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").
b. Members serving in the Active Component (AC) and the RC, to include the Ready Reserve.
c. DoD civilian personnel designated as CEW members pursuant to Reference (d).
d. Those contractors serving in officially designated contingency operations who choose to participate in family care planning.