What do you need for command sponsorship?
Requests for command sponsorship must include the following information:
- The reason for request and date of circumstance which initiated the request (marriage, adoption, etc.)
- Date the service member arrived overseas.
- DEROS date.
- Whether or not the service member is on assignment instructions.
What is the command sponsorship process?
Command sponsorship is the permission needed to have family members accompany you with full military benefits during your assignment overseas. If command sponsorship is not included in your original orders, you must make a request through your chain of command. Know that command sponsorship is not guaranteed.
How long does it take for command sponsorship to be approved?
How long does the application take? The entire application process can take 3 weeks to 3 months, from completing the required forms and family EFMP screenings (and enrollments if needed) to the review of your completed application.
Do you need command sponsorship for Alaska?
6. Command Sponsorship and COLA Alaska is considered an overseas assignment. All Family members MUST be in a Command Sponsorship status in order to travel with the active duty Soldier. Your dependents airfare will not be reimbursed if you are NOT Command Sponsored and travel to Alaska.
How do I start the EFMP process?
Soldiers initiate enrollment in EFMP by contacting their nearest Army Medical Treatment Facility EFMP case coordinator. Participants in the EFMP are enrolled permanently in the program unless medical or special education needs warrant case closure or the Soldier is separated from the Army.
Does dual military need command sponsorship?
Dual-Military Couples. Dual-military couples who acquire a Family member and who do not already have command-sponsored Family members must apply for command sponsorship. Unit commanders will advise Soldiers to reenlist or extend their overseas tour if needed to meet the tour- length requirement for command sponsorship.
What does change of command sponsorship mean?
Change in command sponsorship (overseas only) Gaining or losing permission to have family members accompany the military member, with full military benefits, during an assignment overseas.
Can a girlfriend live on army base?
For starters, an unmarried couple cannot live on a base outside of certain extenuating circumstances that would have the non-service member defined as a caregiver for the service member’s children. As a result, unmarried military couples typically live off-base.
Will I get Bah If stationed in Korea?
Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH) No Yes, if family resides in States No (family is in Korea) BAH is an amount of money authorized to assist a member in defraying the housing cost incurred by Service Members assigned to a Permanent Duty Station (PDS) within the continental U.S. (CONUS).
What conditions qualify for EFMP?
Have serious or chronic medical problems, physical disabilities, mental health disorders or require intensive follow-up support or early educational/special education services.
What causes EFMP?
Support for military families with special needs family members is provided through the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP). Enrollment in the EFMP is mandatory for active duty service members who have dependent family members with ongoing medical, mental health, or special educational needs.
Will the army move my wife after we get married?
Timing can be important in a military marriage. However, if you report to your new duty assignment first, and then get married, you will have to pay for the relocation of your spouse out of your own pocket.
How to request command sponsorship in the Army?
To request command sponsorship after the Soldier has arrived at the OCONUS unit, Soldiers will send a request (DA Form 4187) and the items listed on AE Form 55-46B through their unit personnel section and the servicing USAG MPD to the USAG commander. The DA Form 4187 (fig 1) must include the following information:
Who is eligible for command sponsorship and travel?
Parents as Dependents. Command sponsorship and space-required travel may be authorized for a Soldier’s or a spouse’s parent, stepparent, adoptive parent, or other person (including a former stepparent) who has served in loco parentis for the Soldier for a continuous period of at least 5 years at any time before the Soldier became 21 years old.
Do you need EFMP clearance for command sponsorship?
(2) Be the final approving authorities for requests for command sponsorship that do not require an exception to policy and do not require EFMP clearance. The USAG commander may delegate approval authority to the chief of the USAG military personnel division (MPD). Further delegation of authority to approve command sponsorship is not authorized.
How long does a command sponsorship plan last?
After all required documentation is submitted, IMCOM-E has 30 days to review Command Sponsorship applications. If approved, your Soldier will receive orders including the full name of each dependent. DD 2792-1 + IFSP/IEP (for Education EFMP Plan) NOTE: EFMP Form is valid for 1 year once stamped.