We know that by working directly with policymakers like you, we can ensure each of our programs meet the needs of not just service members, but also reinforce their support systems — spouses, families and caregivers — who are so important to maintaining the military ecosystem.
— Mrs. Patricia Barron
Meet the DASD
As the DASD for MC&FP, Patricia Barron is responsible for policy, advocacy and oversight of all community support to service members and their families.
The Defense Department is committed to Taking Care of Our Service Members and Families. At the Association of Defense Communities National Summit, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy Patricia Barron outlined actions the Defense Department is taking to help strengthen the economic security and stability of our service members and their families.
Specifically, actions aim to support military spouse employment, improve child care availability and ease the process of relocation. By removing barriers to success in these areas, the DOD better positions every military family to pursue their best MilLife.