Army Family Action Plan (AFAP)

The Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) is input from the people of the Army to Army leadership. It's a process that lets Soldiers and families say what's working, and what isn't - AND what they think will fix it.  The AFAP alerts commanders and Army leaders to areas of concern that need their attention, and it gives them the opportunity to quickly put plans into place to work toward resolving the issues. 

The AFAP Process

Installations and local levels hold AFAP forums for Active and Reserve soldiers, retirees, surviving spouses, DA civilians, family members, and tenant organizations to identify issues they believe are important to maintain a good standard of living.  Local Garrison Commanders see to it that the issues are worked toward resolution. About 90% of AFAP issues are retained and worked at a local level, resulting in ongoing community improvements. Some issues are applicable beyond the local level. These are sent to the IMA-E AFAP conferences then to HQDA, where delegates from across the Army determine which will go into the AFAP program. The issues that are selected for the AFAP program are worked toward resolution by Army staff and DoD agencies. The General Officer Steering Committee (GOSC), reviews the progress of AFAP issues on a semi-annual basis. The AFAP GOSC is the final deciding authority on the status of all issues (determining if an issue is resolved, unattainable, or needs to remain active until the issue's stated objectives have been met). A board of key DOD and Army staff general officer and senior executive service representatives lend the teeth to the AFAP process.  Results from the AFAP GOSC are sent back to the regional offices and the local installations.  For more information contact the USAG Hohenfels AFAP Program Manager at 466-4860 or 09472-83-4860.