During November, Military Family Month, we recognize and celebrate modern military families. Military Family Month is also an opportunity to empower military families to own and strengthen their unique identities and engage with the supportive community around them.
Ms. Rosemary Freitas Williams, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, joined us on Nov. 5, to discuss Military Family Month and support available to military families who provide service members with invaluable support through encouragement and love during long deployments, frequent moves and some very early mornings.
Ms. Rosemary Freitas Williams serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy. Ms. Williams is responsible for policy, advocacy, and oversight of all community support to service members and their families; quality of life issues; state liaison initiatives; family programs and the 24/7/365 online and call-in family assistance services; child development and youth programs; military spouse career advancement; the off-duty, voluntary education program for military personnel; tuition assistance; morale, welfare, and recreation; defense resale for commissaries and exchanges; and family violence prevention and intervention. Her oversight includes the Armed Forces Retirement Homes, casualty and mortuary affairs, and military funeral honors.