Special to GUIDON
The Army Family Action Plan provides a way for community members to let Army leadership know what works, what doesn’t, and how you think problems should be resolved.
AFAP is a system that gives the community an outlet for representation, identifies the problems that are Army- and Department of Defense-wide and proposes solutions to solve them. Service members, family members, survivors, retirees and DoD civilians are all represented in this system.
To get the ball rolling, submit issues to the AFAP program manager at Fort Leonard Wood or into the Issue Management System on myarmyonesource.com.
For more hands-on community members, they can participate in the one-day conference Jan. 27 to help prioritize the issues that have been submitted and create their solutions.
How the AFAP process works
First, an issue is submitted here on Fort Leonard Wood. It is worked in the conference and, if prioritized, it goes up the chain of command for Army staff to review. From there, it is entered into the issues to be discussed at the General Officer Steering Committee.
If the issue is deemed feasible and necessary to resolve, it is sent on its way to becoming a new part of a program, a change to a regulation or a new law.
AFAP accomplishments include 128 pieces of legislation, 184 policy changes — in the Department of Defense and Department of Army — and 208 improved programs and services.
If you have an issue you want to submit, visit www.myarmyonesource.com, and click on the “Family Services and Programs” tab. Select “Army Family Action Plan Issue Management System.” Enter the title, a little background information and your proposed solution. Community members can also email issues to the AFAP program manager at email@example.com.
All issues must be submitted no later than Nov. 30.
(Editor’s note: This article was submitted to the GUIDON by Jody Carmack, AFAP program manager.)