N.Y. Military Law Section 19-A
Family liaison officer

The adjutant general shall designate family liaison officers to provide assistance to the families of those military personnel who have been deployed for active military duty, other than training. Such officer shall coordinate his or her duties with the state’s employee assistance program that is maintained by the office of employee relations. The assistance provided by such officer shall include, but not be limited to:


serving as liaison between the families of service personnel and the department of defense;


providing information on family assistance programs that are available from the state and federal government;


ensuring that the families of those military personnel on active duty receive appropriate support and assistance. A family liaison officer shall be available beginning on the date of any declaration of war by the Congress through the date prescribed by presidential proclamation or concurrent resolution of Congress, or during any periods of combat as designated by presidential executive orders. The family liaison officer may be assisted in his or her duties by such staff under the jurisdiction of the adjutant general that may be necessary to perform the duties of such position.

Source: Section 19-A — Family liaison officer, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/MIL/19-A (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

Jul. 13, 2024

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Sep. 22, 2014

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