Ask yourself, How are YOU going to be the change you want to see in the world? Whether you’re focused on your personal life, family, community or the world itself, YOU can make the biggest impact by being the change you want to see in the world.
— Mrs. Patricia Barron
Meet the DASD
DASD Barron is responsible for a broad portfolio that includes policy, advocacy and oversight of all community support to service members and their families.
April is Month of the Military Child, and the Defense Department is honoring military children and youth this month — and all year long. We are also offering a number of virtual events throughout the month including a discussion about teen mental health with the Military Youths of the Year.
On April 21, Mrs. Patricia Barron, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, will speak during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 2022 Military Teen Summit, where military children are being encouraged to lead, serve and inspire.
Ask questions via Twitter using @DASD_MCFP, and don’t forget to hashtag: #DASDatBGCA22.
Resources to help you lead, serve and inspire
Let Military OneSource help you discover ways to learn life skills and build a sense of community:
- Channel your inner leader.
- Give back and serve your community through volunteering.
- Share your stories of leadership and service to help inspire more teens to action.
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