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Funding for Reserve Component Family Member Training

Issue Number 520
Status Unattainable
Issue Title Funding for Reserve Component Family Member Training
Scope Remotely located RC Army spouses experience difficulty attending the annual unit commander’s briefing and orientation. Federal law prohibits funding for a spouse’s expenses associated with traveling to and attending such training. A spouse’s inability to attend training as a result of prohibitive costs adversely affects the soldier, the family, and the unit’s ability to complete the mission.
Issue Recommendation Authorize and fund invitational travel orders for spouses to attend annual unit commander’s briefing and orientation.
Military Component Reserve Component
Demographic Group Family Members
Subject Area Family Support
Geographic Area Universal
Entered AFAP Nov 2002
Final Action Date Nov 2004
Accomplishments Invitational Travel Orders (ITO) are issued for active participants that perform a direct service to the Department. Since it is not mandatory that all spouses and family members attend this training, the initiative does not meet the test to authorize per diem or transportation. Organizations may use distant learning modules, training teams, or video events to inform spouses and family members that can not attend meetings. Additionally, some of these issues may be addressed by the implementation of Army OneSource.
Outstanding Requirement
Submitting Command US Army Special Operations Command
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