NAVY - SECNAV 1754.1B
(PERS-61) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMS
|Publication Date:||27 September 2005|
DON Family Support Programs shall be the central delivery system for service member and family support and shall be designed to make maximum contributions to personnel, command, community, and family readiness. Family support programs shall be conducted per references (a) through (qq).
Navy Family Support Programs shall be delivered through the Fleet and Family Support Program (FFSP) system, including full-service Fleet Family Support Centers (FFSC), and through Counseling, Advocacy and Prevention Centers; Family Information Centers; and Fleet and Family Support Offices.
Marine Corps Family Support Programs shall be delivered through Marine and Family Services located in Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS).
Functions performed within family support programs are limited in that they do not establish any legal rights or remedies on behalf of individuals and families being assisted by the programs. Any failure to provide services described in this instruction may not be relied upon by any person, organization, or other entity to establish the denial of any such rights or remedies.
To revise Department of the Navy (DON) policy and assign responsibility for the implementation of Navy and Marine Corps Family Support Programs and key functions. This instruction is a major revision and should be reviewed in its entirety.
Implementation of this instruction applies to the Active Duty Component of the Navy and Marine Corps.
The following personnel are eligible for FFSC/MCCS services subject to any restrictions in the Status of Forces Agreements at overseas activities:
(1) Active duty members of the military services and their legal dependents (hereafter referred to as family members). This includes members of the Coast Guard and their family members when operating with the Navy.
(2) Members of the Reserve Component of the military Services and their family members, while on a call or order to active duty; with the exception of provision of pre-mobilization and post-mobilization briefings and designated support which may be provided in preparation for or following mobilization of individuals or units.
(3) Spouses and family members of Prisoners of War or personnel Missing in Action (POWs/MIAs) from the military services.
(4) Non-foreign hire civilian employees of the Department of Defense (DOD) in overseas locations, and their family members, for services that are not otherwise available in the local community.
(5) On a space available basis, retired members of the military services and Coast Guard, their family members, and the family members of members who were on active duty or retired at the time of death.
At Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) installations, services which are offered as part of military Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP), other than those specifically limited by law to service members, shall be available to military personnel and civilians on an equal basis. At non-BRAC installations, such services may be provided on a space-available basis for civilians.