- How to suggest an improvement through AFAP
You may submit a suggested improvement to the AFAP workgroup by using the AFAP Issue Submission Form. Please submit a separate form for each issue you would like to recommend. Issues must be submitted not later than Sep 15, 2019 for inclusion in the FY20 AFAP Conference.
To ensure your issue addresses the necessary elements required, please review the AFAP Issue Criteria.
- How to become a volunteer for AFAP
If you would like to be part of the AFAP conference workgroup that reviews the issues submitted, please fill out the Volunteer Nomination Form. Volunteer nomination forms must be submitted no later than Sep 15, 2019. Remember, we are all part of the Army Family. Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to get involved in AFAP.
Forms may be submitted to:
Army Community Service
2111 South 8th Ave
Fort McCoy, WI 54656
Volunteer Job Descriptions
Delegate: A person selected to represent the interests and concerns of the Army's constituency. Delegates evaluate and prioritize issues and make recommendations for resolution. Members include Soldiers, retirees, DA civilians, and Family members.
FRTIs: Facilitators, Recorders, Transcribers, and Issue Support persons
Facilitator: A volunteer who manages the conference work group in reviewing, developing and prioritizing issues. Facilitators keep the group focused, encourage participation by group members, and ensure products are submitted on time.
Recorder: A volunteer who captures the changes to the Issue slides to assist delegates in tracking their ideas and decisions. The recorder provides a final copy of reworded issue slides. Recorders must have computer experience in PowerPoint presentations.
Transcriber: A volunteer who assists the group by taking computer notes of the day's discussions to allow for review or clarification. The transcriber prepares the draft and final copies of Issue Dispositions during the AFAP conference. Transcribers must have computer experience as well as background experience in recording meeting minutes.
Issue Support Person: A volunteer who researches the HQDA and Ft. McCoy AFAP Issue Update Books for issues that may be a duplicate or related to an issue the group is currently discussing. They ensure the group follows the established guidelines when developing the issues and preparing the disposition papers. Issue support persons should have strong organizational and writing skills.
Subject Matter Expert: A representative with knowledge and background information on an issue who can advise the group in developing appropriate solutions or suggest alternate courses of action.
Observer: An individual with an interest in observing the proceedings to validate the process. An observer stays in the background and remains silent.
For more information on the AFAP program, please call +1 (608)388-6712.
The Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) is a grass-roots process beginning at the installation level that seeks input from the Total Army Family regarding significant quality of life issues that affect Soldiers, Civilians, Retirees, and their respective Families. The AFAP alerts Army Leadership on areas of concern that need attention and gives them the opportunity to put plans into place to work toward resolution. Issues must be within the overarching authority of DA to resolve.