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School Liaison Officer – Priceless

Today I spent 30 minutes with Shannon Milder, a School Liaison Officer in Navy Region Southwest. The School Liaison program is only two years old but has already made a significant contribution to our mobile military students.

The School Liaison Program was developed by the Department of Defense to respond to educational hurdles and challenges encountered by today’s military student. Navy families move their children an average of every 2.9 years. Children of military personnel attend up to 9 different schools by graduation from high school. Deployments can impact educational outcomes of children. Many families decide to “separate geographically” to keep kids in their current school, adding another stressor to the family and student

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