School Liaison Offices

The vision of the School Liaison Program is to coordinate and assist school aged children of military parents with educational opportunities and information necessary to succeed in an academic environment. School liaison officers also network, educate and work in partnership with local schools to provide caring adults to enhance the education experience.

The mission of the School Liaison is to provide military commanders with the support necessary to coordinate and advise military parents of school-aged children on educational issues and needs and to assist in solving education-related problems.

The goals of the program are to identify barriers to academic success and develop solutions; promote parental involvement in their children's education; develop and coordinate partnerships in education; provide parents with the tools they need to overcome obstacles to education that stem from the military lifestyle; and to promote and educate local communities and schools regarding the needs of military children.


The Army has an active School Liison Officer program on each of its installations. The Army School Liaison Officers (SLO) serve the Active, National Guard/Army Reserve/ Accessions Commands and geographically dispersed Families within a one hour distance of their installation. Army School Liaison Officers (SLO) act as primary advisors to garrison command staff on matters relating to schools serving the installation. They work closely with local school personnel to identify and resolve issues that impact transition military students, serve as "ombudsmen" between military Families and schools during in and out processing periods, and encourage school systems to become Secondary Education Transition Study Memorandum of Agreement Signatories.

Army Installation Management Command Region School Transition Specialist (STS) have been hired at the six Region offices to help establish an Army infrastructure that facilitates the adoption of reciprocal practices among and across school systems in their assigned geographical areas. The intent is to ease school transitions for mobile military students. STS work closely with installation School Liaison Officers to elevate systematic school transition issues to be addressed from an Army wide policy and/or procedural perspective. The STS serve as the point of contact for school issues for our geographically dispersed Families that are not close to an Army installation.

To find an Army School Liaison Officer (SLO) on a specific installation or Army School Transition Specialist, call Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services.

Marine Corps

The education and welfare of school age children is a quality of life issue. Marine Corps families experience challenges with reciprocity and quality of education from location to location. School-age children are as transient as their military parents, and they may encounter transition and academic problems. The majority of Marine Corps dependents attend public schools both on and off the installation. To assist parents and commanders in interacting with local schools and in responding to education transition issues, a School Liaison position was provided at each Marine Corps installation.

School Liaisons (SLs) support transitioning families in obtaining educational information and assistance from local school districts. The role and active involvement of the Installation Commander is critical to the success of the SL program. The USMC SL role is very comprehensive and is adapted at each installation according to the needs of the community. Some of their roles include:

  • Functions as a communicator and facilitator that assists parents and commanders in interacting with local schools and in responding to education transition issues for all school ages.
  • Advocates regarding educational issues to optimize the educational experience of elementary, middle and high school students.
  • Maintains information on the availability and access of educational services available in their areas.
  • Collaborates with the various Marine and family support programs to ensure that Marine families receive responsive support with a minimum of referrals and paperwork.


The Navy is implementing K-12 support to military families through Child and Youth Education Services at all major Navy installations. Navy School Liaison Officers can be contacted through the local Child and Youth Programs office, Fleet and Family Support Center

Air Force

Each Air Force base has a point-of-contact (POC) for local military child education matters. This POC advocates for the educational needs of military children, assists Airmen and families with information and referrals regarding local school districts and other education options including home schooling, private schools, charter schools, and cyber schools, and ensures a communication link with inbound or outbound family members for educational issues. Please call or visit the Airman and Family Readiness Center on any Air Force Installation for more information.

School Liaison Offices:


IMCOM Pacific School Liaison Officer

132 Yamanaga Street, Bldg 104
Fort Shafter, HI 96858-5520

COMM: (808) 438-5492
DSN: (315) 438-5492
FAX: (808) 438-8666
Web site:
IMCOM Pacific School Transition Specialist
Charles Boyer - School Transition Specialist

132 Yamanaga Street, Bldg 104
Fort Shafter, HI 96858-5520

COMM: (808) 438-2603
DSN: (315) 438-2603
FAX: (808) 438-8666
Web site:


Darren Dean
Website: Air Force School Liaison Office web site


LCDR Charles Davis


Amy Madsen
Phone: 808 630-8281 / 808 257-8897 / 808477-8657
Website: Marines School Liaison Office web site


NAVSTA Pearl Harbor
Liz Gocong
School Liaison Officer
CNRH, MWR, CYP, School Liaison Services,
MWR Director, Cheryl Camp
Moanalua Navy Services Center
4827 Bougainville Drive
Pearl Harbor, HI  96860

Phone: 808 474-1999 ext 6228
DSN: Vacant
Web site: