School Liaison Office
Benefit Fact Sheet
School Liaisons serve as the primary point of contact for preK - 12th grade school-related matters. The School Liaison Program offers an array of services and resources to support students, parents, installation leadership, schools and the surrounding community. They inform parents about local schools, graduation requirements, afterschool programs, homeschooling and much more. By working together with these stakeholders, the School Liaison Program builds a support network to provide the best possible education experience for military-connected children and youth worldwide.
Service members serving on continuous federal active duty for at least 180 days are eligible for using the School Liaison's services.
The Army has an active School Liaison Officer program on each of its installations. The Army School Liaison Officers (SLO) serve the Active, National Guard, Army Reserve, and Accessions Commands and geographically dispersed Families within a one-hour distance of their installation.
The goals are to:
Identify barriers to academic success and develop solutions
Promote parental involvement and educate local communities and schools regarding the needs of military Children
Develop and coordinate partnerships in education; and
Provide parents with the tools they need to overcome obstacles to education that stem from the military lifestyle.
The School Liaison Officer:
Serves as the primary point of contact for school-related matters
Represents, informs, and assists Command
Assists military Families with school issues
Coordinates with local school systems
Forges partnerships between the military and schools.
Department of Defense Education Activity
Army School Liaison Directory
In addition, contact information for School Liaison officers on Army installations may be located on the Military Resource Locator Library on MyArmyBenefits: