Military Family Readiness Council Requests Briefing on Tricare for Kids Progress

The Military Family Readiness Council is a Federal Advisory Council with the following objectives.

  • Review and make recommendations to the secretary of defense regarding Department of Defense military family readiness policy and plans
  • Monitor requirements for the support of military family readiness by the Department of Defense
  • Evaluate and assess the effectiveness of the military family readiness programs and activities of the Department of Defense
  • The council is required to submit a report annually with their recommendations to the secretary of defense and the congressional defense committees.

On September 17, the Council met for the second time in fiscal year 2015. New Council chairperson Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Brad Carson announced his intention of holding more regularly scheduled meetings. Council members expressed an interest in engaging more fully in follow up regarding the Tricare for Kids initiative. Specifically, the Council asked for a briefing on TFK, including an update on progress made to date on gaps and opportunities for improvement identified in the TFK report released in July 2014.

No date yet for the next meeting.

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