Exceptional Family Member

Enrollment in the Exceptional Family Member Program is a requirement for active Army Soldiers with family members who have special medical and educational needs. The program helps Soldiers and family members with special needs receive the support and resources they need to thrive and manage stresses that may affect mission and family readiness.

Services include information and referral, community support, advocacy, a monthly support group, resource directory and library, weekly open swim, respite care, recreational and cultural activities, and Special Needs Accommodation Process (SNAP) meetings with Child, Youth & School Services.

The EFMP works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated medical, educational, housing, community support, and personnel services. The EFMP is a Department of the Army program which functions under the provisions of Army Regulation AR 608-75. In a dual military family, both Soldiers must be enrolled. Enrollment is based upon the medical and educational requirements of family members of active duty military personnel. Enrollment updates are required every three years or if the condition changes. Enrollment allows the Army, during the assignment process, to consider the documented medical and special education needs of EFMs. This will depend on a valid personnel requirement for the Soldier’s grade, specialty, and eligibility for the tour.

All Soldiers are still eligible for worldwide assignments. When possible, Soldiers are assigned to locations where the medical and special education needs of their EFM can be met. Service members are still open to serve on unaccompanied tours.



Frequently Asked Questions

Who is an Exceptional Family Member?

Who must enrol in the EMFP

Must Department of the Army civilians enrol?

Does enrolment impact the Soldier's career?

Are special education needs considered in the military personnel assignment process?

What is the MEDDAC EFMP?

What is respite care?

What if I'm heading overseas?

Special Needs Recreational Activities and Resources



Hours & Contact Information

Address Building 7, Baltzell Avenue (view on map)
Phone 706-545-5521, 706-545-6545 and 706-545-2679
Hours Weekdays: 8am-4:30pm
Email Contact the Exceptional Family Member Program manager
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