FAMILY SUPPORT

Here at USU we understand that the military families serve right along with their Soldier, Sailor, and Airman and we want to empower you to use the programs and services that are offered. Below are resources for personnel and their families.

CHAPLAIN

CORE SERVICES

Chaplains and Religious Program Specialists as a Religious Ministry Team (RMT) supports students, faculty, staff, dependents, and all authorized DOD personnel (USU Community) in the free exercise of religion in accordance with DOD policies and regulations. Privileged communication is shared with the Chaplain in a priest to penitent (clergy to counselee). It is the intent of the chaplain to ensure that all personnel within the USU community receive religious and spiritual assistance directly or indirectly. Thus, referrals may be made to varied support agencies to meet the needs and provide comprehensive support to individuals and the USU community (referrals are made only upon approval of the counselee).

PROVIDE

Chaplains provide faith-specific ministry from their own denominational backgrounds. Chaplains are endorsed by their respective faith group and provide services in accordance with their endorsing agency.

FACILITATE

Chaplains facilitate the support of diverse religious and spiritual needs of the USU community. Support may be facilitated via military Chaplains, civilian ministers, and command appointed lay leaders. Personnel can contact the chaplain for training requirements to volunteer as a lay leader within their department. The RMT may refer personnel to religious institutions to resource the specific needs of service members.

CARE

Navy chaplains advocate for the care of all students, faculty, staff, and dependents, and all authorized DOD personnel. Care is provided in accordance with US Navy policies and instruction to all members of the USU community. This tenant of the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps provides latitude for the chaplain to support unique circumstances of the command and service members.

JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL (JAG)

The Brigade Judge Advocate (BJA) is responsible for advising the Brigade Commander on all legal matters affecting the command, to include ethics, civil law, and military justice. The BJA is the legal advisor to the GSN and SOM Students Promotions Committee, which is the academic advisory bodies to the GSN and SOM Dean. In addition, the BJA provides legal assistance services, to more than 1200 students, staff and faculty members, dependents and retirees, to include advice on wills, POAs, Advanced Directives, notaries, landlord-tenant, and divorce matters. Please contact the JAG office for legal assistance questions or appointments.

MILITARY PERSONNEL OFFICE

The Military Personnel Office (MPO) creates and sustains a work environment that cultivates excellence and supports the university’s goals. We are a source of information, expertise, and advocacy supporting all faculty, staff, and students.

The MPO acts as a liaison service between USU and external entities such as: the Army’s Military Personnel Division (MPD), the Navy’s Personnel Support Detachment (PSD), and the Air Force’s Military Personnel Flight (MPF). We provide Military Personnel Services and assist students with the following:

  • In- and out-processing
  • Military performance reviews
  • Military awards
  • Professional development
  • Military retirement
  • Leave requests
  • Changing State of Legal Residency
  • Name Changes
  • Student finance for Army and Navy
  • Continuation pay (save pay)
  • Medical Bonus Pay
  • Records reviews
  • Promotions
  • Service Computations
  • Transferring services