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Military Community Representation on State Boards and Councils


Key Message

By including members of the military community, states can ensure that unique operational requirements and military family priorities are considered across pertinent policy areas.


State boards and councils can be mandated by executive order of the Governor or by state law. These boards and councils represent installations and their communities, which include military families. States have enacted changes to the composition of their relevant boards and councils to ensure that installation mission readiness and family readiness concerns are considered.


Military spouses have unemployment rates nearly seven times the national average. But including a military spouse liaison on a state workforce development board can assist in the understanding of military family lifestyle and inform the military community of initiatives being undertaken by the state.

State Policymakers

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