New Educational Opportunities for Soldiers and Families
People—servicemembers, families and Depart - ment of Defense (DoD) civilians—are the most im - portant component of the U.S. military. Caring for them is a vital part of America’s defense; doing so re - quires the utmost attention of leaders and a significant application of resources. The sacrifices and dedication of DoD family members are particularly noteworthy and complementary to those of servicemembers and DoD civilians alike. Progress in support of families strengthens recruiting, improves retention and under - scores DoD’s commitment to its people.