Feb 14 2017

Tillis Emphasizes The Need To Improve Childcare & Employment Opportunities for Servicemembers and Military Families


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Personnel, held a hearing to receive testimony on the Department of Defense single servicemember and military family readiness programs. Quality of life issues are vital to the sustainment of the health of the all-volunteer force, as the stressors that servicemembers and military families face are much different than those faced by other citizens.        


Senator Tillis questioned military leaders about the need to improve childcare services for military families, as well as military initiatives to expand employment opportunities for military spouses.


Watch Senator Tillis’ remarks by clicking here.


For the duration of his time in the Senate, Senator Tillis has been an advocate for military families and spouses, securing an amendment in the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that ended the two-year time limit for military spouses who move from base to base and intend to keep federal employment on an installation. Senator Tillis has also worked closely with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Personnel, to ensure that military families have access to autism care for their children.




Panel 1:


Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, USA


Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven S. Giordano, USN


Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Ronald L. Green, USMC


Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Cody, USAF


Panel 2:


Ms. Stephanie Barna

Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for

Manpower and Reserve Affairs


Ms. Kathy Roth-Douquet

Chief Executive Officer

Blue Star Families


Ms. Joyce W. Raezer

Executive Director

National Military Family Association