Guard Family Action Plan
National Guard Quality of Life Family Action Plan is based on
and modeled after the Army Family Action Plan Regulation, AR
608-47(20 October 2003). This process is designed to bring Guard
issues both Air and Army and concerns from the field through
the command to the national level. The Guard Family Action Plan
(GFAP) directs actions to improve family programs, benefits,
and entitlements for our National Guard families. These issues
have a positive impact on quality of life, family readiness,
and retention of a quality force. Many issues identified and
presented at the national level have been addressed and if possible,
resolved. This is a total force process.
WHY GFAP WORKS?
The Guard Family Action Plan (GFAP) is a standardized management tool that
is used to create an information loop between the National Guard community
and leadership. This provides a means of monitoring the process of issue gathering,
submission, dispersion, and resolution. Leadership uses the information, at
their discretion, to improve standards of living and institute information
and support programs that foster satisfied, informed, self-sufficient individuals.
you to participate by sending comments, views and suggested improvements
directly to Massachusetts National Guard Family Program, ATTN:
Program Director, 14 Minuteman Lane, Wellesley, MA 02481.
• SFPD Identify/Select Issues impacting the entire National
• Review Guard Family issues and concerns
• Prepare forms and forward to GFAP Program Specialist
• Prior to submittal insure proper issue criteria apply
• GFAP Program Specialist submits to NGB-FP for review
and approval of issues
• The Chief, NGB-FP will forward accepted issues to the
• GFAP issues are monitored by NGB-FP for status changes
• Circulars and publications are published annually as
An Issue Submission
Form is avialable for download here.