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Rhode Island

Status and Demographic Content

State Details

Latest Status
Enhanced Military Spouse Licensure Portability, Military Spouse Occupational Licensure Access: Rhode Island Governor Signed Final Legislation
Demographic Data

State residents include:

  • 3,545 active-duty service members
  • 1,105 active-duty spouses
  • 1,947 active-duty children
  • 4,552 National Guard and reserve members
  • 1,805 National Guard and reserve spouses
  • 2,633 National Guard and reserve children

Data source: DMDC, Dec. 31, 2022.

Regional Liaison

  • Melissa Willette
    New England Regional Liaison
    New England Region
    CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
    Ms. Willette became New England region liaison in 2023. Prior to joining the DLSO, she served as director of the Maine Veterans' Cemetery System, director of communications for the Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services, and senior legislative aide in the Maine State Legislature. Ms. Willette currently serves in the Air National Guard.

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State-Specific Progress on State Policy Priorities and Sub-Priorities
See the latest status on legislation and policies being advanced in this state on state policy priorities important to military families. Find quick access to this state’s regional liaison, along with demographic data for the military community in this state.

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Emeritus Priorities

No priorities are currently in this status.