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Barbara Thompson

As Director of DoD's Office of Family Policy/Children and Youth, Ms. Thompson is responsible for programs and policies that promote military families' well-being and quality of life. In this capacity, she has oversight for DoD child development and youth programs, which serve 400,000 children daily at more than 300 locations worldwide. Ms. Thompson also has purview over the Department's spouse career advancement, personal financial readiness, and non-medical counseling programs, and is responsible for coordinating efforts to serve geographically dispersed military members and their families.

Date Created: July 9, 2020